The Manchester Gig Guide: 27th October – 2nd November 2008

Noah And The Whale have scored a quite surprising amount of chart success in recent months so it’s a surprise that they’re playing a vanue as small as the Academy 3 on Monday night. It’s not surprising that it’s sold out, though, and with Nitin Sawhney the Academy 2 on the same night it looks like the Academy is just a step too far at this point in their short career. On the same night, French ambient post-rockers M83 play the Ruby Lounge and Cheeky Cheeky and the Nosebleeds are on at the Roadhouse. I just looked at their Myspace and thought, “Hey, they look a bit like The Young Knives, but with more members”. Then I listened and lo and behold…

There’s an very good bill at the Deaf Institute on Tuesday where Drowned In Sound put on Wild Beasts with support from the excellent Cats In Paris and with members of the recently-split Long Blondes on the decks. On Wednesday we’ve got The Walkmen at the Academy 3, Jackie-O Moherfucker at the King’s Arms in Salford and Canadian country rockers The Sadies at the Night & Day.

Elbow return to the Apollo due to popular demand on Thursday while WOTGODFORGOT put on A.R.E. Weapons (remember them? thought not) at Big Hands on Oxford Road. Also at the Apollo on Saturday are Hot Chip which will probably be a far more satisfactory experience than the Icicle Works karaoke that Ian McNabb will no doubt be bringing to the Academy 3 for a mere £15 a head.

5 Responses to “The Manchester Gig Guide: 27th October – 2nd November 2008”

  • Peter Says:

    Another great week of gigs in Manchester! I miss it 🙁

    This week Vancouver is only offering me Frightened Rabbit (much looked forward to) and *cough* Madonna *cough*

    Oh and yes some of us do remember A.R.E. Weapons …. I remember seeing them four years ago supported by Bloc Party, time (and fashions) can be a cruel thing for some bands!

    Keep up the good work with the blog and hope to run into you guys at a gig when I return in January!

  • Justhipper Says:

    If it helps, we’re in the U.S. at the moment and we managed to miss about 5 shows we wanted to see in Manchester as well as The Hold Steady in Atlanta by a day because we’d told a friend we’d be in Charlotte that night and he purchased tickets to a haunted house. On the upside I now know that The Ledge is a sissy boy who’s scared of chainsaw wielding freaks and I can mock him for the next 50 years about it, on the downside I also know he’d use me as a human shield were his life in danger.

    Glad to hear you’re coming back to Manchester. I am sure we shall see you when you return.

  • Peter Says:

    Undoubtedly we will! Enjoy the States, interesting time to be there at the mo’

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