Words by Ian Pennington
For those of you not feeling the fatigue following standing knee-deep in mud with thousands of other televised revellers all weekend, we have another week of Manchester’s live music on the cards.
Next up on Tuesday 1st July is a show at Kraak for reverb-soaked noise merchants Full Of Hell. Expect boundless energy firmly tethered to the less melodic end of the rock spectrum.
At the other end of that spectrum sits Beth Orton, whose dulcet tones will be familiar to fans of The Chemical Brothers and William Orbit, as well as fans of her solo material – an audience broad enough to book out Manchester Cathedral on Wednesday 2nd.
On Thursday 3rd the highlight has to be Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood much-lauded side-project. He’s leading the London Sinfonietta to the Bridgewater Hall.
That evening also motions towards Soup Kitchen, where Pye Corner Audio will perform his subtle electronic soundwaves.
For those of you who enjoyed Brian Jonestown Massacre’s televised set on the Glasto highlights (or have seen the band live before), you should head to The Eagle in Salford on Friday 4th to catch Kult Country. Independence Day is an opportune moment to step out of Money’s Manchester buzz band shadow.
Elsewhere that night, the Dots & Loops club night celebrates the giddy heights of a 9th birthday at Kraak. They also provide a staple of shoegazing indie rock: The Oscillation head up what’s set to be a late one.
Saturday 5th doesn’t seem to be throwing me a lot to work with (although I’m happy to see proof otherwise), but there’s always the monthly Mr Scruff groove-a-thon at Band On The Wall.
Finally, on Sunday 6th check out the latest Acoustic Bhuna at Band On The Wall. It’s a homecoming for Rook And The Ravens, who’ve been wowing American crowds on their debut US tour for the past month. It’s free entry and they have home cooked curry to serve up.