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When: 7.30pm on Sunday 16 June 2019
Where: The Deaf Institute, 135 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HE

We’re delighted to be working with Jesse Malin for the first time – performing his solo debut album, The Fine Art of Self Destruction.

With a new album produced by Lucinda Williams to be released in late summer 2019 followed followed by a world tour, NYC’s own Jesse Malin is touring the UK and Ireland this June performing his first solo album The Fine Art of Self Destruction (2002, 2003 in the US), plus material from his other LPs with his band of troublemakers: Catherine Popper (bass – Norah Jones, Jack White, Ryan Adams), Randy Schrager (drums – Scissor Sisters, The St. Marks Social), Rob Clores (keyboards – The Black Crowes) and Derek Cruz (guitar – Alejandro Escovedo).

Says Jesse of the record today: ‘I had no idea I’d still be playing these songs years later and I’m grateful to him for his perfect production, amazing playing and giving me a kickstart down a new road after singing in a punk rock band. These songs are all very, very personal to me and they took me from my crooked, downtown studio apartment to the rest of the world. We recorded and mixed the record in five days.’

Subsequent releases included The Heat and Glitter in the Gutter, which featured the song Broken Radio, a duet with Bruce Springsteen. Malin is a street-wise storyteller whose characters and slice of life lyrics portray a world of unsung heroes, helpless romantics and rock’n roll survivors. He also created the Love it to Life charity, producing events through the Joe Strummer foundation to raise money for causes like fighting dementia and promoting music education.

Jesse and his band will be fully amped up for these dates, which will feature the whole album as well as songs from across his six other solo albums.

‘An instant classic… one of those records that sounds like you’ve been listening to all your life… instant classic… truly brilliant stuff’ – Uncut’s Album Of The Month

‘Malin writes vivid songs with killer tunes and sings them with scary conviction. There is simply nothing more that you could demand from a great rock record… five stars’ – The Times

Tour support comes from Stephen Chopek. Since relocating to Memphis, TN from his longtime home of Jersey City, NJ in 2014, Stephen Chopek has embraced many new things, not the least of which is the sense of spontaneity that is pervasive throughout the current crop of Memphis musicians. From seemingly every artist lending their talents to bands they don’t front to the ever-germinating and cross-pollinating of jams, album sessions, and one-off shows, the City’s sense of musical camaraderie and damn the torpedoes musical atmosphere is what most informed Chopek during the creation of his third full-length album, Begin the Glimmer.

An admittedly patient songwriter who turns every bolt while crafting his music, tightening, reshaping and honing his songs time and again until he deems them ready for wide consumption, Chopek approached Begin the Glimmer with an eye toward the impetuous, the unrehearsed. ;I just wanted to be less precious with the performance,’ says Chopek, noting how, while the songs were written with deep focus and workmanlike intention, the performance that would be committed to tape would be off-the-cuff. Culling a batch of ten songs that were heavily influenced by a steady diet of Guided By Voices, Talking Heads and The Replacements, Chopek decamped to Memphis’s 5 and Dime Recording, himself playing every instrument on the album.

This is a 14+ show. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

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