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Upcoming shows: Ultimate Painting... Meilyr Jones... Skinny Lister... Vinny Peculiar... Freakwater... Angel Olsen... Simone Felice... Stephen Steinbrink... Jenny Hval... Tom Brosseau... Public Service Broadcasting... Peter Broderick... Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker... Amber Arcades... Haley Bonar... Emanuel and The Fear... Merchandise... The Wave Pictures... Alabaster DePlume... The Lovely Eggs... Will Varley... Avec Sans... Kristin Hersh... Ryley Walker... BC Camplight... Robert Ellis... Steve Gunn... Man & The Echo... Weyes Blood... Jesca Hoop... Beans on Toast... Whyte Horses... The Burning Hell... The Handsome Family...

When: 8pm on Tuesday 30 October
Where: The Dancehouse Theatre, 10 Oxford Street, Manchester M1 5QA

Mark KozelekOhio’s Mark Kozelek is a cult American singer/songwriter and frontman of Sun Kil Moon and Red House Painters.

Originally a lynchpin of the sadcore movement in alternative rock with Red House Painters, Kozelek’s harrowing autobiographical lyrics gave unflinchingly detailed accounts of pain, despair and loss while the lengthy accompanying music was slow, intense, dissonant and bleak.

As time has passed, his music has become more acoustic and folk-inflected, while his lyrics now seem obsessed with memory, geography and those who died before their natural time, arguably best demonstrated on Sun Kil Moon’s Ghosts of the Great Highway.

This is his only date in the north of England and a very, very rare appearance in Manchester. Click here to read more about the very special Dancehouse Theatre, just a minute walk from Oxford Road Station.

Neil HalsteadOur special guest for the show is Mojave 3 singer Neil Halstead, who was formerly with shoegazing heroes Slowdive. His solo album, Sleeping on Roads, is one of our favourites so far this decade. Time Out called it ‘a darkly perceptive and compellingly wrought work of mighty, mellow craft. Hauntingly beautiful’. Neil will be doing a one-off solo set.

This is a co-promotion with Pineapple Folk.

Tickets £15 from WeGotTickets.com, Ticketline.co.uk, Piccadilly Box Office or on 0161 832 1111.

All shows are 18+ unless otherwise stated.

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