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16th April – I Am Kloot – Grand Opera House
I could try and describe to you what makes I Am Kloot so great, but I’m not really going to be able to do it as well as poet Simon Armitage. He describes them thusly: “There’s something familiar and immediate about the sound they make, so much so that even a new song can find a place in the memory vault, even before it’s finished playing, as if we’d been listening to it for years.” The Manchester band are playing in York’s Grand Opera House and it promises to be a very special occasion. Tickets are £18.50

16th April – Pere Ubu – Fibbers
Pere Ubu have been going since the 70s, and make music that is so undefinable that they had to come up with the genre ‘avant-garage’ just to help poor struggling journalists (such as yours truly) describe them. An ever changing lineup has meant that the band has essentially become a vanity project for doggedly experimental front-man David Thomas. The maverick singer recently produced their latest album ‘Lady from Shanghai’ and they’re out on tour in support of it. Tickets are £15

18th April – YO1 Festival Warm Up w/ The Physics House Band + Honeytone Cody – The Basement
Prior hosting a stage at this year’s YO1 Festival, Please Please You are throwing a party to whet our appetite and give us a sneak preview of what’s to come on the big day Tickets are £5

21st April – King Charles – The Duchess
A big player in the alternative folk movement that has sprung up in recent years (he has toured with Laura Marling in the past). He may look like Adam Ant after a heavy night out but the troubadour’s music is more in debt to Bob Dylan and Neil Young. Tickets are £10adv/£12otd

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