Kevin Morby

19 September 7.30pm Harlem River marks the solo debut of songwriter Kevin Morby. Known for his work as the singer and guitarist for the Brooklyn band The Babies and bassist for Woods, the Kansas City native and new Los Angeles resident calls the record ‘an homage to New York City’, his adopted home for the past five years.Harlem River features eight interweaving tales of tragedy and misfortune; a series of desperate characters playing out their dramas with the city as backdrop. A departure from some of the signature sounds of his better known projects, Morby’s songs glisten with a haunting intimacy and while he maintains that the songs are stories about other people, it’s hard not to feel a piece of him in each one; a half-imagined, half-painfully personal world of lost love, addiction, violence and prayers for the departed. The album was recorded in Los Angeles in February and March 2013 with producer Rob Barbato who recorded The Babies’ second album, Our House On The Hill, and whose guitar and bass work figure prominently on Harlem River. The album also features drummer Justin Sullivan (The Babies) as well as contributions from Will Canzoneri, Tim Presley (White Fence), Dan Lead and Cate Le Bon. Kraak is a performance and exhibition space in the Northern Quarter. It’s down a cobbled street, just behind Fit To Dance off Stevenson Square. This show is a co-promotion with Comfortable On A Tightrope. Price: £7 adv More info: http://crd.fm/4e8 PINNED...

JULIE DOIRON

Monday 13 May Legendary Canadian singer-songwriter, one-time Member of Eric’s Trip Herman Dune, erstwhile Mount Eerie collaborator JULIE DOIRON returns to Manchester for her forst headline show in some time having most recently opened for Shearwater. Her new LP ‘So Many Days’ was released at the end of lat year to widespread acclaim. £5 –...

Group Rhoda, APOSTILLE...

Saturday 27th April : 6pm £3 advance, £5 otd (http://www.wegottickets.com/event/218348) Kraak Gallery Sounds From the Other City & Comfortable on a Tightrope Present Group Rhoda Plus support from APOSTILLE & O>L>A plus KRAKEN Just a week ahead of SFTOC presenting its annual festival across the corridor of Chapel St, Salford on May 5th, which sees 70 acts presented in 13 venues, each with a different promoter at the helm, this event in collaboration with one such promoter, Comfortable on a Tightrope acts as a warm up before the big day! Group Rhoda is a solo project from San Francisco. It is an attempt at dealing with opposition, sharpening intuition, following instincts and turning ideas into actions. Having topped many a end of year list with last years Out of Time, Out of Touch LP we welcome her with budding ears to Kraak From her way-out-west base she’s crafted a striking record, a coolly disciplined blend of plaintive vocals, driving drumbox pulses and flowering synth melody delivered with effortless, detached nonchalance and verve placing her somewhere between Suicide, Julia Holter, John Maus and Peaking Lights. Support comes from, APOSTILLE the damaged-pop project of Night School Records boss and PLEASE guitarist Michael Kasparis. Kaleidoscopic instrumentation is refracted into crystalline transmissions that are immediate and affecting, as evinced across a string of releases including a split with Meddicine on birthday tapes, a 7″ on comfortable on a tightrope, a split with DNBL on Clan Destine and a forthcoming E.P. on Goaty tapes. Cues taken from and hat doffed to U.S. GIRLS, Cabaret Voltaire, Silk Flowers and etc. Live performances are where the tensions present in the songs come to the fore; Pop hooks battling their way through layers of noise, all delivered with a sincere and generous...

SIMON JOYNER & THE GHOSTS...

Saturday 6 April Comfortable on a tightrope presents SIMON JOYNER & THE GHOSTS (Omaha, Nebraska—Sing, Eunuchs!, Team Love, JagJaguwar) BRILLIANT COLORS (San Francisco, California— Make-A-Mess, Slumberland, Captured Tracks) THE PROPER ORNAMENTS (London, England—Make-A-Mess, No Pain In Pop) DAVID KENNETH NANCE (Omaha, Nebraska—Grapefruit Records) FORMER BULLIES (Manchester, England—C/F Records) DBH (Manchester, England—Crowfoot Records) IRMA VEP (Transylfechan, Wales—Turquoise Coal, comfortable on a tightrope)...

ANOTHER COMFORTABLE ON A TIGHTROPE AND GIANT HELL 'LOVE IN'...

Saturday, 23 Feb Doors 3pm GET TICKETS HERE LAD: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/201295 GOLDEN GRRRLS http://goldengrrrls.tumblr.com/ EDIBLE ARRANGEMENTS http://soundcloud.com/ediblearrangements FORMER BULLIES http://formerbullies.tumblr.com/ SHOPPING https://soundcloud.com/shoppingband SEX HANDS http://soundcloud.com/sexhands SUN ELECTRIC BAND http://thesunelectricband.bandcamp.com/ GRIND OUTS http://grindouts.bandcamp.com/ MORE ACTS AND DJ’S...