Thus far October has been warmer than most of the summer and there seems to be just as many festivals too! What a crazy crazy world we live in. Here's a little rundown of some of what's coming up this month...
In The City - 18th - 20th Oct, Manchester
This Sunday (18th) BSM takes over TV21 (note: change of venue, no longer at Hatters Hostel) in Manchester for our In The City showcase. We're sharing the joy with our good friends The Art Of agency and this is what you can expect...
Shapes - 10.30pm
Talons - 9.45pm
Shoes And Socks Off - 9.10pm
Copy Haho - 8.30pm
The Moi Non Plus - 7.45pm
Wonderswan - 7.00pm
All that plus another 150 bands over the course of three nights for just £20! Or £7, if for some crazy reason you only want to come to our show. Get your tickets from Seatwave.com and be down the front nice and early. It just so happens to be Toby (Shoes And Socks Off) birthday so lets make it a good un.
Swn - 22nd - 24th Oct, Cardiff
After that we're off to Cardiff where we link up with our equally good friends, Fear And Records, for a Swn Festival showcase at the lovely Clwb Ifor Bach. This time you can expect to find...
Pulled Apart By Horses - 10.00pm (downstairs)
Johnny Foreigner - 9.00pm (upstairs)
Decimals - 8.30pm (down)
You Animals - 8.00pm (up)
Talons - 7.30pm (down)
Exit International - 7.00pm (up)
+ Jakwob, Daedelus and Mary Anne Hobbs DJing upstairs
+ Kevin Douch and Gareth Dobson DJing downstairs
Tickets for this one are £17 for the day or £45 for the whole weekend. Check out the full, incredible lineup and more at www.swnfest.com. We'll be in Wales on Thursday night to see Three Trapped Tigers so why not come down early to join us for that?
Look out tomorrow for an interview with Swn festival director and co-curator, Huw Stephens.
And the rest...
Audioscope - 17th, Oxford. Taking place at The Jericho, BSM's own Talons will be performing (at 6.30pm) alongside Maps, The Longcut, Remember Remember, Cats And Cats And Cats, and many more, in the cities charity all-dayer highlight of the year. Tickets and info.
Hockley Hustle - 25th, Nottingham. Taking in almost 20 venues sprawling across Robin Hood's home ground, this is a bargain of a festival with ticket prices for the day starting at just £5. We especially recommend the Bodega Social Club which will play host to Tubelord, Copy Haho, Talons, Shapes and loads more.
Brainwash - 29th Oct - 1st Nov, Leeds. A handful of venues and a dream of a lineup, get yourself up to Leeds to see Talons, Pulled Apart By Horses, This Town Needs Guns, Blakfish and Tubelord with Efterklang, Jaga Jazzist, Hot Club De Paris and many, many more. More info.
It's party time