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Upcoming shows: Ben P Williams with Shimna... Kathryn Williams & Polly Paulusma... Jean-Michel Blais... Gratis: Simeon Walker... Martin Kohlstedt... Kristin Hersh... Lande Hekt... Someone... An Evening with Honeyblood... The Breath... Hania Rani... Ye Vagabonds... Jim Ghedi & Toby Hay... Thomas Truax... Gratis: Wesley Gonzalez... Wreckless Eric... The David Tattersall Group... One Little Atlas... His Lordship... OFF!... BC Camplight... Julie Byrne... Freya Beer... Edwin R. Stevens... Peter Brewis... Smoke Fairies... Lambert... Withered Hand & Darren Hayman... Holy Moly & The Crackers... The Rural Alberta Advantage... The Unthanks in Winter... John Craigie... John Francis Flynn... Junior Brother... Beans on Toast...

When: 7.30pm on Sunday 4 April 2010
Where: Dulcimer, 567 Wilbraham Road, Chorlton, Manchester M21 0AE

We’re excited to be organising an intimate Easter Sunday special featuring New York City’s Emanuel & The Fear.

It comes with good reason that New York City-based orchestral-rock band Emanuel & The Fear bestowed the name upon themselves. After all, the definition of courage is standing up to fear itself, – and stand up they do, despite the obvious obstacles of playing small stages. Through intelligent and complex composition and a penchant for melodic pop, Emanuel & The Fear create extravagant and climatic electro/orchestral arrangements that ebb and flow around honest and poetic lyrics, delivering an audio experience of grandeur.

With influences that swing as far off as Beethoven, Rachmaninov and Glass and all the way back to their peers such as Arcade Fire, Bright Eyes, Daft Punk and Sufjan Stevens, Emanuel & The Fear exploit their relentless talent and eclectic adaptability in a culmination of epic and theatrical proportions. They sequestered themselves for the better part of 2009 to record their first full-length masterpiece entitled Listen, released on Paper Garden Records in March this year.

‘They found their voices in the age of Sufjan and Arcade Fire and the Polyphonic Spree. In their minds, no emotion is too small to warrant the full orchestral-pop treatment. Fortunately, they’ve got tunes.’

Joining Emanuel & The Fear for this Easter Sunday special are Manchester’s own Walton Hesse and James Kelly. This promises to be a diverse, fun line-up.

Tickets, costing £3, are available on the door

All shows are 18+ unless otherwise stated.