Monday, 25 August 2008

Music round-up (1st to 15th of September)

Thursday 4th September – Clare & The Reasons
This Brooklyn-based multi-instrumental collective, fronted by Clare Muldaur Manchon, deliver a truly
harmonious brand of jazz-infused orchestral pop. Think along the lines of quiet/loud guitar virtuoso
St. Vincent (who they recently supported on tour), with a full backing band instead of a loop pedal!
Details: Night & Day, Oldham St, Central Manchester
8pm, £7 adv (excluding fees)

Friday 5th September -
Akoustik Anarkhy Cats In Paris Album Launch

The feline-foursome will be showcasing a selection of songs from their first full-length offering, Courtcase
2000, which promises to be a delightfuly odd excercise in experimental playground electro-pop. Plus performances
from Hair Traffic Control and Urgent Talk.
Details: The Deaf Institute, Central Manchester
8pm, £5 adv (excluding fees)

Saturday 5th September -
New Islington Urban Folk Festival 2008
The second New Islington Urban Folk Festival might seem a little like a marketing man's idea
of what upwardly mobile Mancunians want, but it is free and if the sun puts in an appearance it
mightn't be too bad. There's a knitting circle and yarn bombing, plus the lovely Sketch City people
pimping mini barges. Music-wise it's pretty predictable, but there are a few hidden gems including The Jesse Rose
Trip who proffer gentle folky nu-jazz, nowhere near as vile as it sounds.

Details: Cotton Field Park, Old Mill Street, New Islington
2pm to 8pm, free

Friday 12th September -
Helen Of Troy Does Countertop Dancing

Get your dancing shoes on and get ready to bust some serious moves, as we lead you through a panoply of
preposterous musical gifts, including... Madonna, Santogold, Hole, CSS, L7, Ladyhawke, Girls Aloud, PJ
Harvey, M.I.A. and lots more. This will be our first Friday night outing y’all, make sure you’re a part of it.
Details: Charlies, Harter St (off Princess St),
Central Manchester
10pm to 4am, £4, £3 w/flyer

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