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Upcoming shows: Mr Ben & The Bens... Heartless Bastards... Alice Boman... Skinny Lister... Brown Brogues... Jesca Hoop... Old Sea Brigade... Rachael Dadd... The Happy Soul... James Yorkston & Nina Persson... Stars... Siv Jakobsen... Weyes Blood... Jesse Malin + Tommy Stinson... Coruja Jones... Rozi Plain... Sweet Baboo... Kerala Dust... Sophie Jamieson... Will Sheff / Okkervil River... SLUG... Beans on Toast... Honey Harper... The Dream Syndicate... Rachel Baiman... Anna B Savage... Joshua Burnside... His Lordship... Unthank : Smith... Ailbhe Reddy... Neil Cowley... Eric Bibb... The Beths... The Burning Hell...

When: 7.30pm on Friday 23 August 2019
Where: The Eagle Inn, 19 Collier Street, Salford, M3 7DW

We continue our new series of free entry shows at the Eagle Inn with Hey! Manchester favourites Butcher the Bar!

Butcher the Bar is the once-bedroom-pop recording project of Joel Nicholson, now a five-piece guitar band based in Manchester.

Releasing two records via Berlin based indie label Morr MusicSleep At Your Own Speed (2008) and For Each A Future Tethered (2011) – Joel has taken Butcher the Bar across Europe and UK solo, as a duo and a full band, playing venues large and small in places far and wide – and after eight years, is ready to release a third LP.

Written and recorded between 2013 and 2015, III is the first BtB album to feature a full band, originally put together to tour in 2011 following FEAFT. Recorded in studios and houses across south Manchester, this collection of songs is the most dynamic, diverse and fully realised of any BtB release to date.

Joel says: ‘A lot has happened since we made this record but, having recently spent time putting it together, and going back through the songs and album as a whole, we’re finally ready to offer it up. They’re the best songs we’ve done, and just want people to hear them.’

Support comes from Joe Edwards.

This is a free show – but we strongly advise booking your place in advance via Ticketweb.co.uk

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