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Upcoming shows: Islet... BC Camplight... The Unthanks in Winter... Gratis: Chew Magna... John Craigie... John Francis Flynn... Novelty Island... Steven Adams & The French Drops... Junior Brother... Mull Historical Society... Rachael Lavelle... Beans on Toast... PowerSolo... Nick Harper... Chris Brain... Jolie Holland... Ghostly Kisses... Francis of Delirium... The Handsome Family... The Lovely Eggs... Rain Parade...

When: 7.30pm on Sunday 21 May 2023
Where: Gullivers, 109 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LW

We’re delighted to be hosting an intimate evening inside the imagination of Julian Koster (Neutral Milk Hotel, The Music Tapes), long known for legendarily inventive live shows.

Here reality is turned on its head. Bringing Julian Koster‘s trademark surreal magic, Singing saws sing beautifully all by themselves, hallucinated polar bears will play horns magnificently, living birds will mimic entire orchestras, games are played with trained fireflies, and that’s only the beginning.

Sharing with the audience the, at turns, hilarious and moving storytelling that is at the heart of his beloved cult favourite fiction narrative podcast the Orbiting Human Circus (produced by cultural force Night Vale), and performing brand new single The Lost Angel (Merge Records), and fan favourites from the entire Music Tapes catalogue, with creative collaborator Robbie Cucchiaro, all the duo’s passionate musical creativity will be on display in an evening full of warmth and fun that promises to be quite unlike any other.

The live performance will be preceded by a 30-minute film about Elephant 6 supergroup Major Organ.

This show is a co-promotion with Form.

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All shows are 18+ unless otherwise stated.