Thursday April 24th,
Castle Hotel, Oldham Street, Manchester.
A joint promotion with The Thousand, this gig brings together two former members of Fire on Fire, whose music was released by Michael Gira’s Young God Records.
In a rare and welcome visit from East Coast Maine, they bring us their respective solo projects, on what promises to be a tremendous evening.
// Micah Blue Smaldone //
Built upon a foundation of fingerstyle Piedmont Blues guitar, Smaldone’s solo efforts have expanded over the years into full-band accompaniment, both acoustic and electric, and often vivid, emotive lyrics. You may have heard the guitar duet he recorded with Jack Rose, for Jack’s Dr Ragtime and Pals album.
// Tom Kovacevic //
An accomplished Arabic oud and nay player, Tom will be performing music from his supernaturally unique and dynamic solo album, Universe Thin as Skin.
// Tekla //
Local support comes from our favourite songstress: ethereal lullabies, played and sung in inimitable style—understated, yet brimming with invention and delicate beauty.