The Indie Credential Manchester Gig Guide: A new weekly feature

leonard cohenWe could do with a weekly feature on this blog just to ensure some regular updates. So here it is: the Indie Credential Manchester Gig Guide, our pick of what’s on in our fair city over the next seven days.

And what a week to start: On Monday we’re off to see The Twilight Sad at the Night & Day. They played there a couple of months ago and were great, but I wonder if they’ll bring the acoustic vibe of the new Here It Never Snowed EP with them this time round. Support is from Edinburgh’s Broken Records, which I’m very much looking forward to. Also on Monday, the newly reformed Rival Schools play the Academy 3.

On Tuesday it’s the mouthwatering prospect of Beach House and Fleet Foxes at the Roadhouse. With Fleet Foxes everywhere on the web at the moment, this is totally sold out, as is the great Leonard Cohen‘s four night residency at the Opera House which starts on the same night. We’re off to see him on Wednesday and we’ll let you know if it was worth the frankly ridiculous £80 admission fee by the weekend.

On Thursday there’s another attractive looking double bill with Liars supported by Deerhunter at the Club Academy, while on Friday The Longcut play the Deaf Institute, supported by Day For Airstrikes and Mechanical Owl, and Tim And Sam’s Tim And The Sam Band With Tim And Sam play the Kro Bar with support from Ed Cottam, among others.

Broken Records make a quick return to Manchester on Saturday when they play the Ruby Lounge. If they impress on Monday night then we might well make our way down there.

The pick of Sunday‘s action is certainly the Strawberry Shortcake Festival at the Klondyke Bowls Club in Levenshulme featuring some bands we’ve heard of (Sparky Deathcap, Amida) and lots that we haven’t (Plaaydoh, Jam On Bread, Klaus Says Buy The record). With a ton of bands on, each getting 15 minutes each, it should be a blast. It starts at 2pm and tickets cost £7.50.

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