When: 7.30pm on Saturday 13 July 2013
Where: International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Engine House, Chorlton Mill, 3 Cambridge Street, Manchester M1 5BY
PLEASE NOTE: This show has moved to the Burgess Foundation – an impressive former mill engine room with great acoustics. It’s less than a ten-minute walk from the Deaf Institute, near Cornerhouse and Oxford Road Station.
We’re delighted to be promoting a rare collaboration between Norman Blake (Teenage Fanclub, BMX Bandits) and Joe Pernice (Pernice Brothers, Scud Mountain Boys)
Finding themselves new neighbours in Canada, Glasgow-born Norman Blake and Joe Pernice from Massachusetts began a low-key collaboration in a Toronto tavern. Their performances were marked by plenty of banter, open-tunings and sublime pop smarts. Now they bring their two-man show to the UK and Europe under the guise of The New Mendicants.
Two of the most sublime and revered songwriters of the 1990s, Blake and Pernice between them have founded Teenage Fanclub, Scud Mountain Boys, BMX Bandits and Pernice Brothers. Performing together on stage, they delve into each other’s hefty back catalogues as well as their new material. They are currently working on a full-length album, which they expect to release later this year.
Support comes in the form of London-based, Edinburgh-born Blue Rose Code. Under the moniker, singer/songwriter Ross Wilson’s beautiful, classic songs have been described as ‘Caledonian soul’.
PLEASE NOTE: This show now takes place at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation, a charity that encourages and supports public and scholarly interest in all aspects of the life and work of Anthony Burgess, the late novelist (best known for A Clockwork Orange), poet, playwright, composer, linguist, translator and critic. The foundation, situated just off Oxford Road, features a fully licensed cafe-bar and an engine room, which will host this concert.