Posted 1 year ago

Free entry gig in Chorlton on Sunday 25th August 

We will be launching the latest issue of the brilliant Manchester-based fanzine The Shrieking Violet 

For more info contact housegig @ 

Art by Ross Phillips

Posted 2 years ago

We’ve got a new gig happening this weekend, in association with the amazing Shrieking Violet!

It’s a house gig, so if you’d like to come and want to get directions then email housegig @ before Saturday afternoon.

It’s bring your own bottle, and there’s no door charge (though if you’re employed then please donate a couple of quid so we can pass the money on to the bands).

Posted 3 years ago
Posted 3 years ago

We have a new gig happening on Monday 25th July!

Full details to follow, but it will be taking place at Kraak in the Northern Quarter.

You can see a good map of how to get there HERE.

Posted 3 years ago

Tomorrow night we’re putting on a gig at the lovely Kraak Gallery in the Northern Quarter and would be delighted if you could join us there.

We have three great acts on for just £3, doors open at 7.30pm.

If you like the music of Rufus Wainwright or Owen Pallett, then you should definitely come check out Matt Winkworth. Nightshift magazine said he’s "…like listening to Stephen Fry tinkling the ivories and doing his best Noel Coward impression …there’s a wonderful playful humour to his lyrics and stage presence."

The mysterious King of Cats refuses to do press, but a Google search reveals the following:
"KING OF CATS: Karl Kyle, brother of Selina Kyle, is inspired by his sister’s infamy to become a costumed criminal. His catlike garb and his crimes revolve around a theme of cats, and he resembles a male version of Catwoman." Well I never! 

Supporting these two wandering stars is Manchester’s own Jo Rose, whose bittersweet strain of Americana is a genuine joy to listen to (even while it brings a wistful tear to the eye). You can see him in action at

Hope to see you there!

PS we should have some more news soon about a July gig featuring The Bumblebees :)

Posted 3 years ago
Posted 3 years ago

Gig on Friday April 29th

After a looong Winter hibernation, we’ve got a new gig coming up at the end of this month. On the same day as the Royal Wedding, no less!

We’re very excited to have wonderful sort-of-locals The Middle Ones headlining the gig, ably supported by Birmingham’s finest Ace Bushy Striptease. And with the debut appearance of avant-punk super-group Lemonade Seas!

The gig is taking place in a private residence on Chapeltown Street (just behind Piccadilly Station), which means two things:

- We won’t be charging entry, but we are hoping everyone coming will donate some money for the bands. People who donate at least £3 will get a bottle of cider and a cake!

- You’ll need to either confirm you’re attending on the Facebook event page or send us an email, that way we can send you the details of how to get to the gig a few days before it takes place.

Hope to see you there!

Posted 3 years ago
Posted 4 years ago
Posted 4 years ago

Gig on October 19th 2010

For the barely-there-at-all sum of £3 you can come to out next gig in the Tiger Lounge on Tuesday 19th October.

The night will feature the mystical talents of:

Boy or Bison

4 or 5 Magicians

Ace Bushy Striptease

Nuzzle Muzzle

You can find a map to the Tiger Lounge here

And if you’re on Facebook, here's the event page