Our first local scene report and guide from our DiSser in Manchester...
it's spelt Castrovalva though!
forgive me SiTrust, it was a bit of a late night job
more of these please.
This comment made me laugh a lot! "I feel as at home as I ever did back in my native North East (I can almost hear the collective sigh of relief from the Manchester-raised DiSsers’ in the corner; at least it’s not a “bloody Southerner” representing your home patch)." Because it's so true!
No mention of BagThing - http://www.bagthing.co.uk or Hey! Manchester, Pineapple Folk, OH Productions, Lamb & Wolf, HearHere - still, good review & lets keep them coming!
There are quite a few good promoters in Manchester that put on really interesting bands and I'm glad the article has mentioned them. Apart from the odd star in town - such as Midlake last night - my musical cravings are usually satisfied by what's offered up by the likes of Wotgodforgot, Pineapple Folk, Now Wave, Hey!Manchester and a few of the others. It's all good, good, good.
He makes amazing off centre instrumental hip-hop and runs some quality nights called Hoya Hoya: http://hoya-hoya.blogspot.com/ who have brought soem serrious tallent through your city, peeps like: Dabrye, Daedelus, Mark Pritchard, Toddla T, Dam-Funk, Ikonika, Rustie, Danny Breaks, Kissey Asplund, Benji B, The Gaslamp Killer, Flying Lotus, Martyn...
the former had rustie on last night, the latter's got mount kimbie/xxxy both playing live in a month.
xxxy is from manc too, I nearly forgot about that and I only interviewed him the other month: http://sonicrouter.blogspot.com/2009/12/interview-xxxy-mindset.html
I'm headed to Manchester in March. Very much looking forward to seeing what's going on up there. I'll be sure to keep my southern commentary to myself.
he mentioned my band
though you you got our myspace name wrong mate
www.myspace.com/lostknivesband is the correct link!
two mistakes is poor form. How did wednesday night go? I was hoping to make it down, alas I've been mired in dissertation hell this wee.
Glad this is going down well
i loved it. Few photos here - http://lostknives.tumblr.com/
A lovely picture led review here:
And this nice review here: http://www.secondcityuk.com/lost-knives-butterfly-records-17210
I absolutely loved it to be honest. We're planning another soon, you'll have to come and bring your pen along with you. I'm still grinning over the reaction we got!
Thanks for putting us in though. Keep your eyes peeled for a single too soon x
that the left-field electronic scene is top notch at the mintue. So many promoters getting interesting stuff. Hoya Hoya who had Hudson Mohawke and Kode9 last month, Format who had Rustie and Youngsta last night. You've got Hit n Run who consistently put out great bills, LD and Pangea recently and Scuba coming up. To me this scene is a hell of a lot more exciting than the ridiculously pitchforkcore stuff that Now Wave gets, although as far as that stuff goes it's still pretty great. Big up to Hey! Manchester too for the Halloween Efterklang show last year, that was special. Factory looks like a pile of gash though, with all these other promoters putting on genuinely interesting and forward thinking stuff it seems like even more of a cash in that they've opened this place. It's had it's day and Manchester has a hell of a lot more to offer now. Also, we're not short of shite indie nights.
All in all though, an exuberent and exciting place to be.
Gonna be special, whoever's putting that on, massive props.
El-b last weekend smashed it for them and their next show has Zomby and Terror Danjah gracing the decks. Yes
im not too sure about the Factory place. I havnt been as yet, but I do think its a bit of a shame that, as already mentioned, forward thinking stuff may be ignored or missed due to attention focused on their. In many ways there was no need to open the place, the Factory story is brilliant, and inspiring in many ways...But it was best left in the past.
yeeaahh...nice to see manchester music scene getting sum attention but what about the real long lasting noise makers?!?!
No mention of Gnod?!?!?!?No tip of the hat to Hot Bone!??!?samuel sharp?trojan horse?room tones promotions?spokes are based here at the moment!theres much more intersting stuff then some of the stuff u listed. mind on fire collective are ggod people to find stuff from
this certainly isn't the gospel on everything going on at the moment, just some stuff I'm enjoying. Trojan Horse are indeed excellent
aw ive tried all that,,,noonne gives a sheet!
yeah.................................................lets see them live!love you jarock87.
from the kites of san quentin too.....cant say im too interested but friends are
for thems who like it fuzzy & not too fussy:
recent album here:
Underachievers please try harder, Brilliant little alternative clubnight at saki bar, but on some pretty dam good bands too.
Attended by a fair few folk on here every now and again I think.
Cool article - I'll always feel an affinity with Manchester after living there. The music scene is and always has been second to none. Some bands I'm aware of: Humanizer, Pioneer 4, Air Cav... all who have appeared on my label: www.northernstarrecords.co.uk
Please have a look at the newest listings site for all Manchester events. Includes spotify playlists of all the bands playing in Manchester over the upcoming month + gig announcements & free tickets. Recently re-vamped 'Calender' section. http://www.bagthing.co.uk - feedback and comments welcome.
Also, HearHere have the amazing 'HER NAME IS CALLA' + 'WORRIEDABOUTSATAN' playing at Nexus Art Cafe on Friday March 26th. http://www.myspace.com/hearheremcr for more information.
don't forget about 'The Real Dolls' - http://www.myspace.com/therealdolls - about to release new single 'Trophy' featuring Afrikan Boy (M.I.A).
'Hot Bone' & 'Kong' are also two of the best live bands in Manchester. Young British Artists are also great.
I truly can't express enough how glad I am that a Northerner wrote this article and not as you so rightly put a "bloody Southerner".
If you're gonna mention Cafe Saki then don't forget the Ruby Lounge which is possibly my favourite venue in Manchester.
Just some further listening from what was mentioned in the article and comments.
Sophie from For Folk's Sake's band Air Cav @ http://www.myspace.com/aircavmusic
David from Drum Clinic's tunes @ http://soundcloud.com/original-face
The BabyBoom event up there featuring Jo Rose is this Thursday. The line-up now also features a brace more of the city's fine singer/songwriters- Eleanor Lou is playing main support and Kathryn Edwards will be joining Jo onstage. doors 730 @ the bay horse. voluntary donation entry fee : )
I dig Lost Knives. That's new to me. Sort of a controlled frantic thing going on in their music. Like at any time it could just explode. I like that. Cheers to them!