The Indie Credential Gig Guide: 23rd-29th June 2008

My Bloody ValentineThere doesn’t seem to be a great deal going on at the start of this week but the weekend is going to be a bit special, I think.

Goldfrapp play the Bridgewater Hall on Monday night, which strikes me as an odd choice of venue for their dancey electronica, but what do I know?

On Tuesday punk prog noiseniks Rolo Tomassi play the Roadhouse, but we’ll be saving what’s left of our hearing for the weekend, which kicks off with the brilliant My Morning Jacket pushing their recent, and divisive, long player, Evil Urges, at the Academy 2 on Friday night. Whatever you think of the album – I love it while JustHipper isn’t too impressed by the first half – MMJ are an incredible live act and this is not to be missed.

On Saturday we’ll be witnessing the return of pioneering shoegazers My Bloody Valentine, who, like Leonard Cohen last week, return after a 15 year haitus to bring their blissful, ear-shattering racket to the Apollo. Also on Saturday, The Fall play the Academy 2 with John Cooper Clarke in support. My Bloody Valentine are at the Apollo again on Sunday but we’ll be at Old Trafford, home of Lancashire County Cricket Club, where Radiohead will doubtless bring the week to a glorious conclusion.

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