Thursday, 20 August 2009

Bad timing

I write this with a tear in my eye and a broken heart. I have been in Lisbon for almost 8 whole months now and in that time gigging has not been a huge success. I now have my first return back to the homeland booked - S and I return for a few days between the 13th and 20th October and being the big music fans that we are (and also accepting the limitations that Lisbon presents in terms of live music) we had the great idea of seeing what bands would be playing Manchester whilst we were there... the course of this research here is a (non-exhaustive) list of bands we will MISS a month or so either side of our visit...

Fleet Foxes - 11th September - Apollo
Sunset Rubdown - 14th September - Deaf Institute
Fuck Buttons - 20th September - Deaf Institute (granted, also playing Lisbon)
A Certain Ratio - 26th September - Band On The Wall
Max Tundra - 29th September - Ruby Lounge
Aphex Twin - 2nd October - Warehouse Project
Simian Mobile Disco - 3rd October - Warehouse Project
Fiery Furnaces - 6th October - Night & Day
HEALTH - 7th October - Deaf Institute
Dizzee Rascal - 7th October - Apollo
Daniel Merriweather - 9th October - Academy
Mountain Goats - 11th October - Ruby Lounge
Jonathan Richman - 11th October - Deaf Institute
Echo and the Bunnymen - 13th October - Ritz (we miss this because our flight lands at 01:00)

~~~~~Then we arrive~~~~~~

~~~~~Then we leave~~~~~~

The Twilight Sad - 21st October - Ruby Lounge
The Comsat Angels - 23rd October - Academy 3
Hot Chip (DJ set) - 23rd October - Academy 3
Los Campesinos! - 26th October - The Deaf Institute
Phoenix - 27th October - Academy 2
Bowerbirds - 1st November - Dulcimer

OK, I really have to stop here, my face is hurting from the facepalm!

Manchester! What has happened to you?!?!

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