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Upcoming shows: Beans on Toast... Lightheaded + Mt. Misery... Jake Xerxes Fussell... Andrew Wasylyk & Tommy Perman... Cat Clyde... Charlie Parr... Mock Tudors... Dominie Hooper... Steve Wynn... Ryley Walker... Terry Reid... Chime School... The Courettes... Douglas Dare... Tusks... Rachael Lavelle... Euros Childs... Roddy Woomble... Mikey Kenney... John Francis Flynn... Old Sea Brigade... Coruja Jones... Good News... Myriam Gendron... Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra... Tropical Fuck Storm... Kris Drever... Erland Cooper... Pokey LaFarge... Admiral Fallow... Skinny Lister... The Sheepdogs... Svaneborg Kardyb... The Unthanks in Winter... Jim Moray... Emily Barker... Chuck Prophet... Martin Kohlstedt...

When: 7.30pm on Sunday 2 December 2012
Where: The Kings Arms, 11 Bloom Street, Salford M3 6AN

PLEASE NOTE: Megafaun have had to cancel December’s tour due to unforeseen family circumstances. Refunds available from the point of purchase.

We’re excited to be bringing Megafaun to the Kings Arms!

Megafaun don’t just catalog American musical languages, they breed them’, wrote Pitchfork in a review of the band’s second album Gather, Form & Fly.

The band was built by brothers Brad and Phil Cook and fellow Eau Claire, Wisconsin native Joe Westerlund from the ashes of DeYarmond Edison, the group they had formed with longtime friend Justin ‘Bon Iver’ Vernon.

Megafaun are part of that rare breed of young artists driven by an unquenchable thirst for a wide range of sounds and styles. Pick a song at random, and don’t be surprised to hear delicate Appalachian banjo figures, tumbling Steve Reich pianos, sumptuous multi-part harmonies or bracing, string-scraping dissonance…

The unique mixture of songcraft and improvisational spirit Megafaun have grown to command. While very much at ease with several strains of American folk music, they’re masterfully reinventing tradition by infusing it with radically alien elements.

Since their first album Bury the Square, released in 2008, the band have released Gather, Form & Fly, Heretofore, and the latest release, Megafaun. Megafaun has toured with the Mountain Goats, Bowerbirds, Akron/Family, Drive-by Truckers and Deer Tick, among others.

This show takes place at The Kings Arms, one of our favourite small venues in town. It’s a great independent theatre and arts hub, which also happens to be one of the best real ale pubs around, and is just a five-minute walk from Deansgate, just down Bridge Street.

PLEASE NOTE: Megafaun have had to cancel December’s tour due to unforeseen family circumstances. Refunds available from the point of purchase.

All shows are 18+ unless otherwise stated.