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Married to the Sea and FTSE 100 head for Yorkshire House

Author: 
John Freeman
Three bands gig organisers say will appeal to fans of Weezer, Pixies and Pavement are playing the Yorkshire House this Friday (21st).

Married to the Sea, who've opened for bands like Ra Ra Riot, the Futureheads and The Thrills, formed in 2006 and are based in Liverpool. Having played together in various bands, the members set out to create rowdy pop that people could dance to.

The band draw as much influence from the bittersweet sounds of Abba and Motown as they do from the off kilter dynamics of bands like The Pixies, Built to spill and Grandaddy. More info at www.marriedtothesea.co.uk

Manchester-based The FTSE 100 offer "financial funk" from former and current members of Burnst, Germany and the Freezing Fog. Full on awesome and genuinely jaw-droppingly great instrumental rock akin to lazy descriptions like Don Caballero and Faraquet. More info: www.myspace.com/financialfunk

Finally there's Lancaster's Jonny Valentine, offering tales of drunken nights, stolen moments and bad moods in a Northern town, set to an oddly incongruous music that mixes up straight-indie rock with americana (at times resembling the Pixies' more countrified moments) and something closer to Celtic folk. More info: http://www.myspace.com/johnnyvalentineuk

• At the Yorkshire House, Lancaster - kicks off around 8ish. £4 in.
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