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Upcoming shows: Ben P Williams with Shimna... Kathryn Williams & Polly Paulusma... Jean-Michel Blais... Gratis: Simeon Walker... Martin Kohlstedt... Kristin Hersh... 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: 7pm on Saturday 8 July 2023
Where: The Deaf Institute, 135 Grosvenor Street, Manchester M1 7HE

PLEASE NOTE: We have early timings for this show, with doors opening at 7pm, The No Ones on at 7.30pm and The Minus 5 at 8.30pm, with a 10pm curfew.

We’re delighted to welcome The Minus 5 and The No Ones to Manchester!

The Minus 5 are yet another band featuring Scott McCaughey and Peter Buck, where a three-decade collaboration started. The friends have shared vans (with occasional bus) with R.E.M., Tuatara, Baseball Project, Filthy Friends, Tired Pony, CeDell Davis, Robyn Hitchcock/Venus 3, No Ones and no doubt a few others. But The Minus 5, with their floating (and frankly ridiculous) membership, remain the core of what they do, which is whatever they want, most of the time. Over the course of at least 13 (?) albums, 30-plus singles/compilations, and countless live line-up fluctuations, the band-that-wasn’t-meant-to-be-a-band have toured with both Wilco and Tweedy, and appeared on Conan O’Brien and The Late Show with David Letterman.

Their next release – out this June – will be Calling Cortez (Neil Vol. 3), a continuation of tributes to the greatest, Neil Young, starting with 2020’s Scott The Hoople NEIL (Vol. 1). One would assume that there will be a Vol. 2 as well. On the new record, Neil songs share equal space with songs written by Scott McCaughey, but inspired by Mr. Young. The album features contributions from Minus 5 favourites like Kurt Bloch, Joe Adragna, Mike McCready, Linda Pitmon Wynn, Debbi Peterson, Jenny Conlee-Drizos, Jeff & Spencer Tweedy, Casey Neill, Jim Talstra and Pauly Pulvirenti.

The No Ones‘ upcoming album, My Best Evil Friend, is released on Yep Roc on 31 March 2023. The No Ones are Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Arne Kjelsrud Mathisen and Frode Strømstad. Consisting of members from R.E.M., The Minus 5, The Baseball Project and I Was A King, the bi-continental collaborators share their third collection of songs, My Best Evil Friend, paying tribute to the artists that inspire them and populate their turntables. Through their upbeat ’60s-style indie sound infused with psychedelic flourishes, The No Ones honour Nick Lowe, Pamela Polland, George Harrison, Jenny Lewis and Phil Ochs, among others. The group enlisted contributions from friends Debbi Peterson (Bangles), Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie) and Norman Blake (Teenage Fanclub) for backing vocals, Victor Krummenacher (Camper Van Beethoven) on bass, and strings from Marin Stallemo Bakke.

Age restriction: 14+. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

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