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Sunday, June 05, 2011

Rico's Rockin Fortnight w/c 6/6/11.

Tues. 07/06/11 Six Organs of Admittance. Deaf Institute, M/c.
Modern day guitar hero Ben Chasney(Comets on Fire/Sunburned/Current 93) with his corruscating psych-folk explorations.

Wed 08/06/11 Wild Swans and Stealing Sheep. The Ruby Lounge, M/c.
Great old school Mersey-pop intelligentsia from Wild Swans plus great new school female Mersey combo Stealing Sheep.

Thurs 09/06/11 La La Vasquez, Waiters and Former Bullies. The Castle Hotel, M/c.
Great early 80's sounding anglar pop from Brighton with two of Manchester's best low-fi scuzz balls. Former Bullies in particular are developing a great 60's Nuggets/Pebbles-style vibe.

Fri 10/06/11.Pains of being pure at heart. Sound control, M/c.
Best known of the new wave of American C-86 style indie pop bands, sadly with a few rough edges shorn from their new album, should still be devastating live.

Sat 11/06/11. Part chimp, Bong, Hey Collosus, Deathscalator and more... Islington Mill, Salford. 4pm.
Unfortunately, this is the last amazing gig from the wonderful M.I.E Music promoter Henry who moves back to London after thisShould be a monster riff-tastic event with some of the heaviest bands on the UK underground. Especially looking forward to Scottish stoners Bong.

Sun 12/06/11.  Aisle of Light Festival. S John the Evangelist Church, Lancaster. 2pm start.
Another great day out this time with a foky vibe featuring Nancy Elizabeth, Dan Haywood's New Hawks, Sam and the Plants and Paddy Steer amongst others.

Mon 13/06/11. Tune-yards. Deaf Institute, M/c.
Rising star Merril Garbus fuses elements of acoustic folk, R n B, funk and Afro pop.

Tues 14/06/11. Milk Maid. Mad Ferret, Presto.
Great lo-fi slacker grunge-pop from M/c band on Fat Cat.

Wed 15/06/11.Las Robertas and Kellies. Deaf Institute, M/c.
Possibly gig of the fortnight. Female garage rock from Costa Rica and Argentina. Do I ave to say any more? Highest Recommendation.

Thurs 16/06/11. Damo Suzuki. Islington Mill, Salford.
Ex Can singer, Damo,. usually goes out Bo Diddley style with a local pick up band but appareently, this time he is backed up by Japanese rock band Mandog.

Fri 17/06/11. Unconvention Fesival. Preston Avenham Park and the Continental PH. 10.30 start.
Music industry knees up with panels, films, workshops and unconfirmed bands from 7.15pm. Heard on grapevine Damo might possibly be on here, too.

Sat 18/06/11. Nerves. Mad Ferret, Preston.
Sheffield shoe gazers who compare themselves to Sonic Youth etc.

Sun 19/06/11. Save your Breath. Retro Bar, M/c.
Welsh pop punkers.

Mon 20/06/11. Boris and Russian Circles. Islington Mill, Salford.
Japanese Drone/doom pioneers Boris could either be very heavy or very psychadelic. Russian Circles are a prog/metal instrumental outfit.

Thurs 16/06/11.