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Upcoming shows: The Happy Soul... James Yorkston & Nina Persson... Stars... Siv Jakobsen... Weyes Blood... Jesse Malin... Coruja Jones... Rozi Plain... Sweet Baboo... Kerala Dust... Sophie Jamieson... Will Sheff / Okkervil River... SLUG... Beans on Toast... Honey Harper... The Dream Syndicate... Rachel Baiman... Anna B Savage... Joshua Burnside... His Lordship... The Courettes... Unthank : Smith... Nina Nastasia... William Crighton... Ailbhe Reddy... Shannon Lay... Neil Cowley... Cindy... Sounds From The Other City 2023... Roddy Woomble... Freya Beer... Lael Neale... SBT (Sarabeth Tucek)... Eric Bibb... The Beths... The Burning Hell... Andy Shauf... Jen Cloher... The Chills... Holy Moly & The Crackers...

When: 7pm on Friday 1 September 2017
Where: Soup Kitchen, 31-33 Spear Street, Manchester M1 1DF

We’re delighted to be working with The Surfing Magazines!

The Surfing Magazines are a garage rock supergroup. The band contains one half of Slow Club and two thirds of The Wave Pictures. Dominic Brider, who has played with many local bands and is an extremely groovy dude, completes the line-up on drums.

The principle influences of the band are Bob Dylan, The Velvet Underground and all the great surf guitar music of the 1960s. The Surfing Magazines intend to rock out and blow your mind, and then to mellow out and soothe your mind, and then to rock out again. Listening to their music is like riding a rock and roll rollercoaster. They are at war with today’s pretentious prog-indie-rock millionaires and bongo pop demigods.

The Surfing Magazines are the real deal. The Surfing Magazines have got soul. They hope that their music will get you to dance.

The band’s self-titled album is out on 1 September via Moshi Moshi.

‘Laced with deadly charm, it wraps itself around your ear-lobes and refuses to let go. Tune in now’ – Clash

Local support comes from Fruit Tones. Fresh from a US tour and SxSW spot promoting new 7-inch, Ripe and Ready, out on Greenway Records (Abjects/Dead Coast) are Fruit Tones, a Manchester trio who have played alongside King Khan, The Gories, Flamin Groovies, Shannon and the Clams, Paul Collins (the Nerves) and Apple Daddy. The boys have released on Fuzzkill, Stolen Body and Fluffer. Playing a tight groove with a RnR urgency, Fruit tones songs range from sweetly melodic crafted 60s pop pastiche to scrappy garage punk songs about Tesco.

Buy tickets now. Tickets are available from the bar (no booking fee), Piccadilly Records, Vinyl Exchange, WeGotTickets.comTicketline.co.uk and on 0871 220 0260.

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