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