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$2 show, Thursday 5th May


2 Dollar Mohammed is on its way to Leeds to see Dutch ‘Mountains’ Uncles

Tango in the Attic

Not only do we have Londons sensational Exlovers and Manchester and $2 favourites Money (formerly Youth) but we also have the phenomenal Scots, Tango in the Attic,

Single: Ex Lovers


Title: Blowing Kisses

Label: Young & Lost Club

Release: 7th March

Rating: 8

Ex Lovers are definitely a band to watch out for this year. With incredibly catchy songs like Blowing Kisses, it wouldn’t be surprising if this band start to get a lot of recognition very soon. Currently working on their debut album with Jimmy Robertson, who has also worked with big names such as Florence and the Machine, it could not be a better time for them to release Blowing kisses with its equally brilliant b-side Moth-eaten Memories.

When Blowing kisses kicks in with it’s urgent guitars and laid back vocals, it is clear that this band have huge amounts of potential. The vocals, male and female, compliment the music perfectly and the combination fits in with a trend that seems to be popular with new bands at the moment. Both sets of vocals are soft and delivered in a very relaxed manner, which gives the illusion of effortlessness.  At only around two minutes long, my only criticism is that the song is not longer, as I’d love to hear more.

The b-side to Blowing Kisses is in some ways even more inviting and suggests that this band don’t just stick to one style of music. Moth-eaten Memories has the same grungy guitars and swift melodic vocals yet starts off at a much calmer pace and builds up throughout the song into something quite remarkable and quite different. Available as a free download, this song is definitely recommendable. Moth-eaten Memories is far better than what can be sometimes expected of b-sides and I can only hope that it will be on their debut album.

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Can’t quite believe we have Exlovers playing the $2 show this week. They are an outstanding outfit and you’d struggle to catch them anywhere for such a tiny entry fee. This, $2 fans, is our gift to you. 

17th February  

Tonight at the 2 Dollar Show

Not only do we have Rachel & Daisy, Richard O’Flynn and Stealing Sheep, but the 2 Dollar DJ’s and Joe’s Garage will be bring you music from: She & Him, Beriut, Band of Horses, Deer Tick, Tallest Man on Earth, Bob Dylan, Akron/Family, Neutral Milk Hotel, Cocorosie & Panda Bear amongst others. 

See you guys there.

28th January, Jaguar Jones here. 


So…………you studied hard for a few days and now your exams are over. How well did you do? You’ll just have to wait and find out. What better way to celebrate your freedom from revision than The 2 Dollar Show and some fantastic live music.

After last weeks sell out show featuring The Suns, Loose Talk Costs Lives and The Souls we have some more great bands for you this week. 


-Jaguar Jones

With their hard hitting political lyrics laced with pop melodies and distorted noise we feel very lucky to have these boys down to play The 2 Dollar Show and even more lucky that they chose this date to celebrate their E.P launch! The future holds big things for this Manchester band so grab a copy of the E.P at the show and check them at:


-Lady Fortune

After garnering great reviews from Drowned In Sound and being championed by BBC 6Music and Huw Stephens Lady Fortune are coming to Manchester to play The 2 Dollar Show. Fresh off this summers BBC Introducing stage at festivals such as Reading and Leeds they are sure to play a fantastic show. We love them, you will too. Check them out at:


-Foreign Hands

The 2 Dollar Show favourites are back for their second show with us. After the success of last time round you would be mad to miss it. Check the band out at:

and make sure to like them at:

We hope to see you there.

Much Love.


13th December

Well sod me sideways. Tonight at Trof was outstanding, I can not believe anyone would have missed out on that without a decent cause. I hope you’se that came enjoyed it thoroughly and those that didnt…Well, there’s always next week, and every Thursday after.