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Upcoming shows: Memorial... His Lordship... Florry + Memorial... Bad Bad Hats... Dana Gavanski... Caoilfhionn Rose... The Lovely Eggs... James Yorkston... Rain Parade... Matthew and the Atlas... Gratis: Makushin... Lightheaded + Mt. Misery... Jake Xerxes Fussell... Andrew Wasylyk & Tommy Perman... Charlie Parr... Mock Tudors... Dominie Hooper... Ryley Walker... Terry Reid... Chime School... The Courettes... Tusks... Roddy Woomble... Myriam Gendron... Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra... Kris Drever... Erland Cooper... Pokey LaFarge... Skinny Lister... The Unthanks in Winter... Emily Barker...

When: 7.30pm on Wednesday 6 March 2013
Where: The Jackalope, 370 Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton, M21 8AZ

When: 7.30pm on Thursday 7 March 2013
Where: Takk Coffee House, 6 Tariff Street, Northern Quarter, M1 2FF

PLEASE NOTE: Both shows have limited capacity and have now sold out. Please join our mailing list, at the top of the site, for updates on similar events in the future.

We’re delighted to present a one-off collaboration between Jo Rose and First Aid Kit’s Klara Söderberg – our first shows at new Scandinavian-inspired coffee house Takk and intimate new Chorlton bar The Jackalope.

Klara Söderberg is one half of folk duo First Aid Kit. The Swedish singer/guitarist began writing songs with sister Johanna in 2007, and the pair have released two albums to date, including last year’s excellent The Lion’s Roar – which reached Number One in their native country and Top 40 in the UK. They’re signed to Wichita Records, having previously released an EP on The Knife‘s Rabid Records.

Jo Rose is an anti-nu-folk, Anglo-Americana minstrel. He’s one of our favourite local artists, who’s ably supported the likes of Jesca Hoop, Simone Felice and Willy Mason for us over the years. He counts Townes Van Zandt, Neil Young, Smog and Leonard Cohen among his influences – which will give you a real flavour of his own sound.

For this one-off show, Jo and Klara will play together as a duo, with a set likely to include unusual cover versions plus a few of their respective songs. They will also be joined by other musicians for this special evening.

Support comes from another of our favourite Manchester-based Americana artists, Gabriel Minnikin. The uniquely talented Canadian singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist has been a worker in song since the 1990s, both as a soloist and in collaboration with a range of hugely talented artists. He has played with the likes of First Aid Kit, Justin Townes Earle, The Handsome Family and Caitlin Rose among countless others.

The Jackalope is a new parlour bar on Barlow Moor Road in Chorlton – a spot previously occupied by Escape. It opens on Friday 1 February.

Takk is the brand new coffee house on Tariff Street in the Northern Quarter. Inspired by Scandinavian cafes, Takk will offer hand-roasted and Icelandic drip coffee, a selection of loose-leaf teas, plus award-winning brownies and Manchester tarts.

PLEASE NOTE: Both shows have limited capacity and have now sold out. Please join our mailing list, at the top of the site, for updates on similar events in the future.

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All shows are 18+ unless otherwise stated.