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Upcoming shows: Jean-Michel Blais... The Burning Hell... Sam Outlaw... The Weather Station... Tiny Ruins... Lithics... Mass Gothic... A Bingo Records Showcase... La Luz... Michael Nau... Horse Feathers... Haiku Salut... Wolfgang Flür... Mull Historical Society... Ólafur Arnalds... The Sonics... BC Camplight... Terry Riley & Gyan Riley... The She Street Band... Milky Wimpshake... Dawn Landes... Halo Maud... Steady Holiday... Jo Passed... Easter... Eleanor Friedberger... She Makes War... William the Conqueror... Hater... Jen Cloher... Robert Vincent... The Lovely Eggs... HALEY... The Breath... Holy Moly & The Crackers... Saintseneca... Kiran Leonard... Ryley Walker... Great Lake Swimmers... Lera Lynn... Saint Sister...

When: 7.30pm on Monday 6 November 2017
Where: The Castle Hotel, 66 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LE

We’re delighted to be working with Phoenix’s Jared & The Mill for the first time – plus guests Gintis!

Jared & The Mill are a Southwestern indie rock band, formed in 2011 in Phoenix, AZ. The band has spent the past few years touring extensively through the venues, dives, theatres, festivals and arenas of the US and Canada, playing alongside new burgeoning bands and established acts, and developing a strong and rooted fan base along the way. The band has multiple and successful independent releases – the most recent of which, 2016’s Orme Dugas, was recorded and produced by Ryan Hewitt in Nashville, Tennessee.

‘Orme Dugas blurs lines to the point where the ambiguity becomes an asset unto itself, a record that sounds exactly like Jared & The Mill to the returning listener but a little more gray to a newcomer. It’s not rock, it’s not country, it’s not folk, but it’s not quite pop. So where do they fit? They’ve opened for the Zac Brown Band, the War on Drugs, Allen Stone and the Killers, to name a few, and while it’s an impressive list, it’s a still a grab bag. Their undefinable nature is also their strongest weapon.’ – K.C. Libman Phoenix New Times

As the band has stated, ‘Our music has been called, compared and regarded by a number of different names and genres, and we’ve been influenced and shaped by many different events and people, but more than anything, we’d like to think that some shred of the Southwest — of our home — can be found in the heart of our music.’

Support comes from Gintis. Formed in Abergele, North Wales when schoolmates Carl and Dave saw the video for Grandaddy’s The Crystal Lake and instantly bought their first keyboard from Cash Converters, Gintis are masters of being touchingly nostalgic, yet never cloying. Melodic, country-influenced brass-tinged melanchodelia, sprinkled with scientific rationalism and existential doubt, all wrapped up in breezy, understated three-minute ditties. The band’s acclaimed first album Idiots, Guides and Plans brought band a wide range of praise and subsequent radio airplay. Winners of a BBC Launchpad grant, Gintis are to release a double A-side 7-inch single through The Popty-Ping Recording Company, produced by Bill Ryder-Jones.

Buy tickets now. Tickets are available from the bar (no booking fee), Piccadilly Records, Vinyl Exchange, WeGotTickets.comTicketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

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