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Upcoming shows: Rain Parade... Matthew and the Atlas... Gratis: Makushin... Beans on Toast... Lightheaded + Mt. Misery... Jake Xerxes Fussell... Andrew Wasylyk & Tommy Perman... Cat Clyde... Charlie Parr... Mock Tudors... Dominie Hooper... Steve Wynn... Ryley Walker... Terry Reid... Chime School... The Courettes... Douglas Dare... Tusks... Rachael Lavelle... Roddy Woomble... John Francis Flynn... Old Sea Brigade... Good News... Myriam Gendron... Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra... Kris Drever... Erland Cooper... Pokey LaFarge... Admiral Fallow... Skinny Lister... The Sheepdogs... The Unthanks in Winter... Emily Barker...

Wildbirds & Peacedrums and Volcano!

When: 7.30pm on Monday 6 April 2009 Where: Dulcimer, 567 Wilbraham Road, Chorlton, Manchester M21 0AE Sweden’s Wildbirds & Peacedrums – singer Mariam Wallentin and percussionist Andreas Werliin – play an unclassifiable mix of dark, bluesy vocals and powerful rhythms – with some pop and jazz elements thrown in for good measure. We caught them […]

 

Casiotone for the Painfully Alone

When: 7.30pm on Monday 20 April 2009 Where: The Deaf Institute, 135 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HE We’re delighted to welcome back Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, who is this time touring with a full band! American film school drop-out Owen Ashworth started to make music on a small Casio keyboard back in 1997. His […]

 

Johann Johannsson and Murcof

When: 7.00pm on Thursday 14 May Where: Royal Northern College of Music, 124 Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9RD Celebrating the genres of contemporary classical and minimalist electronica, the high-profile opening event of the Futuresonic 2009 festival features stunning live A/V performances from the world-renowned Mexican electronica artist Murcof, a rare UK performance from Icelandic composer […]

 

Great Lake Swimmers

When: 7.00pm on Wednesday 19 May 2009 Where: Dulcimer, 567 Wilbraham Road, Chorlton, Manchester M21 0AE Great Lake Swimmers are a Canadian band built around the melodic folk rock songs of singer-songwriter Tony Dekker, from Wainfleet, Ontario. The current touring line-up includes Tony Dekker on lead vocals, acoustic guitar and harmonica, Erik Arneson on banjo, […]

 

A Month of Sundays featuring Alasdair Roberts

When: 6.00pm on Bank Holiday Sunday 24 May 2009 Where: Dulcimer, 567 Wilbraham Road, Chorlton, Manchester M21 0AE A Month of Sundays is an evening-long event at Chorlton’s celebrated ‘folk bar’ Dulcimer. The night is headlined by Drag City artist Alasdair Roberts, who previously played under the name Appendix: Out and who has collaborated with […]

 

Phosphorescent

When: 7.00pm on Saturday 30 May 2009 Where: The Deaf Institute, 135 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HE Phosphorescent is a one-man folk/alt-country band that is often compared to Iron & Wine, Will Oldham and Neil Young. Phosphorescent – aka Matthew Houck – currently resides in Brooklyn, New York (formerly of Athens, Georgia) and is signed […]

 

Acoustic Ladyland

When: 7.30pm on Thursday 18 June 2009 Where: Mint Lounge, 46 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LE Acoustic Ladyland have been a fantastic force for change on the British jazz scene, not least because they don’t play anything recognisably jazzy. The band, who formed through their ‘mutual distaste for jazz sterility and respect for Jimi Hendrix’, […]

 

Mark Kozelek (Red House Painters/Sun Kil Moon)

When: 7.30pm on Monday 20 July 2009 Where: St Philip with St Stephen Church, Encombe Place, Salford, M3 6FJ‎ We’re delighted to welcome songwriting legend Mark Kozelek for what is only his second solo appearance in Manchester during an illustrious 20-years recording career. His debut here was a sold-out performance at the Dancehouse Theatre – […]

 

Múm

When: 7.00pm on Sunday 16 August 2009 Where: The Deaf Institute, 135 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HE We’re very excited to be bringing experimental Icelandic collective Múm back to Manchester. Originally a duo, Múm (pronounced ‘moom’) have expanded and contracted in their 12-year existence. The band was formed in 1997 by original members Gunnar Örn […]

 

Damon & Naomi

When: 7.30pm on Thursday 3 September 2009 Where: Dulcimer, 567 Wilbraham Road, Chorlton, Manchester M21 0AE For a couple of years now we’ve been trying to bring Damon & Naomi to Manchester – and September’s release of a DVD and retrospective compilation (The Sub Pop Years) – has provided us with the perfect opportunity. Damon […]