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Upcoming shows: System Exclusive... Rachel Sermanni... Erland Cooper & Ensemble... Josh Rouse... Cinder Well... Tiny Ruins... Gratis: Amy May Ellis... Guadalupe Plata... Will Samson... Ben P Williams with Shimna... Kathryn Williams & Polly Paulusma... Jean-Michel Blais... Kristin Hersh... Gratis: Simeon Walker... Martin Kohlstedt... 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 Thursday 21 September 2023
Where: Academy 3, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PR

PLEASE NOTE: Due to essential maintenance at Gorilla, this show will move to Academy 3. Doors now open at 7.30pm and all original tickets remain valid.

We’re excited to welcome Josh Rouse and his band back – this time, to celebrate 20 years since the release of 1972!

In honour of its 20th anniversary, Yep Roc Records is proud to be reissuing Josh Rouse’s 2003 album, 1972. This is the best-selling album in his catalog, which is not surprising, considering it contains some of his most well-loved songs, many of which have become standards in his live set-list.

1972 is a collection of songs that pay homage to the songwriters whose songs were popular on AM radio in the year Josh was born. Fluttering strings, hand claps, flutes and the production of Brad Jones provide the right atmosphere for this incredible batch of songs. Highlights include the single Love Vibration, James and Rise.

For this special 20th anniversary show, Josh will be joined by his four-piece band.

‘The most intimate album of the year, and one of the warmest’ – Q Magazine

‘1972 is a delightful album, its 10 songs redolent of the spirit and sound of the era, with understated echoes of period heroes, from Al Green and Marvin Gaye to Neil Young and James Taylor, and an underlying theme of impending change’ – The Independent

Special guests are Later Youth. Later Youth is the solo project of British singer-songwriter and producer Jo Dudderidge. His distinctive voice and piano style take centre stage within wistful songs that swoop through a modern take on soul, folk-rock and Americana.

Having fronted revered Manchester cult heroes The Travelling Band, spanning four acclaimed albums, the now London-based multi-instrumentalist has also made his name playing for other artists including Ren Harvieu, Aldous Harding, James Walsh and Lissie.

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

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