Gigs galore at the Doghouse

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November is a hectic month for the Doghouse starting with back to back gigs on November 3 and 4.

On Thursday Harp & A Monkey will perform in the intimate setting of the Archway Room at Arden Road Social Club.

They’ll be singing songs about cuckolded molecatchers, a lone English oak tree that grows at Gallipoli, care in the community and medieval pilgrims.

Their latest album has received glowing reviews from music magazines and broadsheets.

Strong local support comes from The Sail Pattern.

The following night (Nov 4) sees the return of another Doghouse favourite.

The Wave Pictures, mainstays of BBC 6 Music are London based trio - Jonny Helm (drums), Dave Tattersall (guitar & vocals) and Franic Rozycki (bass).

They are back with their brand new album Bamboo Diner in The Rain which will be released by Moshi Moshi a week after this gig on November 11.

Following on from last year’s Billy Childish collaboration Great Big Flamingo Burning Moon and their recent acoustic record A Season in Hull, Bamboo Diner in the Rain sees The Wave Pictures battling against the robot music apocalypse.

The new album is a bluesy, boozy love letter to the guitar, filled with American Primitive instrumentals, John Lee Hooker chugs and Link Wray style minor-key surf music. Support comes from Manchester band She Makes War (another BBC 6 session band) and local act Little Fiasco. Full details