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sup Mancs, what's going down? WOOOO MANCHESTER
Are you going to Fuel on Friday? Well Wisher an' tha'
then this thread has been a great success
the woman off Masterchef's mobile oriental food van on the Green?
Looks pretty rad.
£4-£7 per portion by the looks of it.
Looks properly tasty, though.
Was in there on Sunday and saw that. It does look pretty good. No idea how long it's sticking around for.
properly moving in on Sunday
this is why i'm no good at these things
Failed I tell thee
I went to Manchester during the Election 2010 for the Labour Party. Although I was working so didn't really see Manchester. Met John Prescot though. He is amazing.
Had a good walk around and a few beers in the Angel. Would definitely go back there again. The castle looked nice too, but we couldn't get a seat so we left
Virtually all the best pubs in Manchester within about five minutes of eachother.
The Angel's the best of the bunch, though.
Cheap, really good beer, roaring fire and it was quiet. Quite glad I managed to change my mate's mind about meeting in bolton now.
the City game with a few of their fans up there. I like that little green-tiled one. I love mild and how whenever you find anywhere that serves it it's only ever about £1.80 a pint.
Go every month and get off my nut: http://www.list.co.uk/event/112743-madchester/
Bet youre so proud
Don't worry about it.
Just to clear that up
It's been a few months since I last visited, giving me time to reflect upon things I liked about it:
- Massive proper old buildings in the centre. It felt foreign.
- Museums and galleries weren't too busy even on a Saturday
- That Buddhist restaurant place in the NQ opposite that cafe with the tea towels hanging off a rack. I liked that.
- The inventive use of heritage buildings - Cornerhouse was ace, as was the ex-post office cafe in Lev
- The Trofs I went to were all pretty neat. The kind of place you can depend on being decent when you can't decide on anywhere else to go.
- Yeah it's not bad.
I'm Scout and I have this blog where I write about cool buildings. I got in to that place about 9 months ago and wrote all about what's happening with it.
(READ WHAT I WRITE, DB)
melesmeles took me to somewhere in manchester that was well good. was a cafe place run by the church maybe? was hidden away, you'd only know it was there if a mate had told you about it. was quiet, full of nice looking people and had well good sandwiches for cheap prices.
this probably describes lots of places.
oh good, another thread about manchester
you guys are more self-important than that london these days
dont be jel you dont live
i will allow a rolling boothstown thread, however.
he's got a really poorly foot, he forgot to use his crutches sometimes though.
This surprised me a lot.
first half of it was 8 maybe 9. second half's crap.
The Bowie one was good fun.
Also you're a douche Mousee.
fancy a party after? Why am I a douche?
Do you mean that in the way that prostitutes mean "party" or the other way?
Although I might be convinced after a couple of ales.
so might have to meet them later but other than that I'm free.
bit too foody/beardy, though, absolutely.
just a horrible place to spend any amount of time in.
Good pub = good ale + friendly staff. If you get those two things right it doesn't matter what colour the walls are or how the seating's set out. The previous incarnations were shite because they had poor beer and shit staff. This place ticks both those boxes + good food and they play decent music, though it loses marks for being too mum+kid-friendly.
Think i'd say it's the best pub in Manchester at the moment, including the city centre. It's like Port Street Beer House, without the crowds. That place is hardly a traditional pub or a great building for a pub, but as i said, it works brilliantly because of the beer & staff.
Font and Trof are both opening bars in Chorlton, actually. Font's going to be where the Iguana was. I'm not sure exactly where Trof will be.
Kid friendly pub = bad pub
like if Vinny Jones popped up on the Beeb telling everyone that the penguin Dimbleby was talking about was actually a giraffe. i'll side with the man with the expertise in his field.
Just a request for a little enlightenment
it's closed on a Monday.
got a ticket for mogwai doing the Zidane film OST live :D
I've got tickets for James Murphy in New Century Hall and The Machine. Got residents tickets too so it was nice and cheap.
Can't wait for the stuff in Mayfield, been begging Network Rail to let me in there for ages!
3rd row too :)
ive got tickets for the james murphy thing too, saturday night though and it'll be weird being in work on a saturday night... also got tickets for massive attack. good year this year. plenty of decent free stuff too.
it's not been open for about 80 years :) I went in there last summer for an article, it was ace, will be great when it's opened up.
I'm going on Saturday too. See you there :)
i even stole a little bit of DOTS' wireless internet. ha
stop coming to chorlton and missing me out, moousse was here the night before too. Come have a drink with me next time please - I'll buy (if there is a next time before Oxford!)
no chance. have you met her? when? anyway, she can cook a GREAT curry so it was a good trade
Get to Oxford you belm.
Thinly veiled don't go to Oxford*
it's dead spacious. not like where we've all been getting cramped in in manchester
I didn't think a program could suck *and* blow at the same time, but Frasier does
AND password to your internet.
You're wrong for sure but you are about many things it's one of your quirks I (sort of) like you for.
of that really shit fat dog running in slow motion
but don't be under the impression that she uses it even close to as much as i do
I just want some curry.
knock on and ask. top flat. i haven't managed to work out which buzzer it is yet. or you could just smash the wall down
If I knock on my bedroom wall is it her bedroom? We could be like you and mooussee, little sleeping angels.
room bit is at the very front and her bedroom bit is at the back. i think her bath shares a wall with your bedroom actually
It was powerful
Came downstairs and only residents were left, dancing around to Animal Collective (the indie fucks). Great night.
I remember someone saying that. Next time. CP
https://www.facebook.com/events/209659185846966/?ref=ts&fref=ts Easter Sunday half-dayer!
Rather than a MME circle jerk? Or should I just start one?
I'm moving to Manchester in a few months and don't have a clue.
Where's good to eat?
Where's good to drink?
Where's good to simultaneously eat and drink?
What venues do good gigs?
Where's good to live?
Is there a food market?
bury, rochdale, wigan. proper northern parts.
Yeah, don't do that
eat - zouk is a great curry. near where the old BBC building (waste land) is on oxford road. up a side street. you can have pig's trotters.
drink - the castle in the northern quarter does good beers. the briton's protection down near oxford road does good whisky
both at the same time - dunno, i never drink with my meal
venues - wahlbar in fallowfield has started putting on some good stuff. fuel is still strong in withington. the bay horse and the castle in the northern quarter both have decent stuff. that's all smaller places. after that there's the academy venues at the uni and the ritz and all that big shite.
best place to live is, despite my own bias, probably whalley range. close enough to chorlton to basically be there but without the price tag. easy links to town and a few good bars of its own. chorlton, west didsbury and withington are all good as well but more expensive
food market -0 yeah, they pop up all over the place all the time. i can't keep up with it because i'm not that interested.
common is decent for eating and drinking at the same time but more during the day really
Eat- pizza- dough, thai-try thai, chinese- happy seasons, burgers etc- solita, french- 63 degrees
Drink- weeknights northern quarter- Port st, castle, common, trof, bay horse....horrendous on the weekend though
Gigs- Deaf institute, gorilla, roadhouse, bay horse, fuel, wahlbar, ruby lounge
Live- City centre, hulme, chorlton, withington
Do i get a certificate or is it a special handshake vibe.
THANKS SHINJERS AND CR.
Also, where does the best eggs?
I'm fully aware Rochdale, Wigan etc are no place for a southerner like myself.
that was a while ago though
in Chorlton. AMAZING eggs.
Bring on the eggs.
This is all good stuff.
move somewhere nice like chorlton or w. didsbury. people say 'it's expensive' but I'd rather pay £20 more a week to be able to not feel depressed going to/from work and to have to get on a bus to get anywhere near a nice pub. I don't think I've ever lived near this many nice pubs and places to hang out. Bye bye wages
i don't go out to eat much so i'm useless there, although i have had breakfast a few times at deaf institute.
drink: i really like font but it can get super busy. also i'm heartbroken still that they took chokes off the menu. i know they also sell food. trof is also nice and cosy. like others have said, northern quarter is a good place to explore.
venues: i really like academy 3, ruby lounge, roadhouse, and occasionally there will be something alright on at moho. i moved here from devon though so i just really appreciate having good live venues in close proximity.
live: i have lived in the city centre and fallowfield and i much prefer fallowfield. obviously the massive student population puts people off but our street is quiet yet still in a great place. dead handy.
We're in the city cent did you live?
We're looking at castlefield because it's near media city (where my bf would be working), and it's close to train stations and stuff which expands the area in which I can look for a job. God, I'm really not looking forward to job hunting :/
distance-wise it's no different really. Manchester's city is very small, so don't worry about living in Castlefield to be closer - if you lived across the other side of Manchester it would still mean you were only an extra minute or two away on the tram. Same goes for train stations.
you can walk from one side of manchester to the other in no time, honestly, it's tiny!
He either drives or cycles.
Where we all live in Chorlton is about as far out as you can get give or take and it still only takes 15 minutes to cycle to the centre.
It is lovely (probably pricey) few mins walk to deansgate and then city centre, it has canals and barges and locks.
I'm invited to a surprise brthday party in MAnchester on the 16th. If I'm not still in scotland I might come down. HI. (Just checked my diary, last time I was in Manchester was weekend of 7th December. No way, it's been too long.)
might avoid every single place mentioned in this thread
(Stay outta Chorlton, though)
ps don't steal her
what's that 'cool' burger place with the horrendous advertising? don't go there
I went there once and tried desperately hard to hate it but the burger was pretty fucking delicious.
Agreed on the advertising, though. They're so WaCkY!!!
so i hear, but i don't think i could go there on principle.
come to that too! :)
will be in town for future everything, and then for maybe a week or so after that. also maybe the 16th. it's gonna be wild
Much, much happier here. Think I just offended my new housemate by saying my friends think Chorlton is too 'old' for me... Forza gave me a very extensive list of good places round here. Probably wont even have time to see half of them before I move on to greener pastures in July but thanks again bud x
I feel like an awkward teenager
had a tantrum this morning cause my bf packed my bag and forgot to put my phone in and I had to go back to fetch it. And another one when I had to talk to my old landlord on the phone. And another one at work.
no FB at work
anyone going to meandyou the night before?
but i'm looking for events and stuff that weekend so i could be easily sold
depends what you're into i guess but vakula is a great booking.
walmsley is going though. he goes to everything
no idea who that is, but i'm glad it meets his seal of approval. he looks like he would be a diser.
he'll be reading this as we speak
just sent him a pic off this.
then going to eels with s_a_d afterwards
gonna be attending the shit out of this. sightings!!
I'll be at that
You're still a dick.
I'll tell yous tomorrow.
and constantly cut through the crowd to go upstairs to the stupid toilets for poos.
I know that he's had 46 of them already, but he's actually going this time, and I'm going to be sad.
Love a bit of queer'd science me
but everyones going to soup kitchen
i might be in for that then
*Drops jag for show he's putting on tonight*
East India Youth - Kraak - £4 OTD
I want to go this.
I'm not going to be around ALL weekend so want to go out now.
So you could soak up their beautiful beer garden too.
I will be going to the castle straight from work as it's round the corner. Might stay for ToW, I'll see who's about.
The beer garden is wank, if i wanted a beer garden i'd go to fringe, in fact i met you in there once.
And a jolly nice chap with a lovely beard you are too. I've also met you at fuel and kraak.
Including real names and pictures
whenever there's a situation in the news involving a ridiculous weapon, be it a crossbow, a hand grenade, a mortar, anything like that, it's always, without fail, in Manchester.
It's becoming like London with stabbings, innit.
(taking out the toddler next door in the process...)
he's posting pics on his fb of armed police going into the back yard
I dunno if I've ever been out on Thursdays apart from with work. Tell me somewhere to go out after a gig (next week)
or the tiki bar is 2 for 1 cocktails.
Looks good. Is it a rollerskates thing or is that just coincidental in the name?
I think it was because everyone in there occasionally tried to ride a skateboard.
Bad Grammar are a right good do.
but i will because it's at the end of my road
House party at ours afterwards, probably.
I'm not even joking.
Can't remember it, like
Cause that's dead funny.
Christ this is a 3 way mullering the like of which hasn't been seen since whichever 3 blokes were with DOTS' mar last night.
Also people should come. Bad Grammar and Wire to Follow are both really good.
I know what's going on again
Who doesn't love a bit o'sausage?
fish lasagne in the bin.
then our relationship wouldn't be on the rocks. Also, you never put out.
You massive flirt
but I'm at a christening in the afternoon so no promises yeah
WE ALSO NEED SOMEWHERE TO STAY YOU GUYS, DON'T WANNA HAVE TO DRIVE TO LEEDS
anything exciting happening between today and sunday? gonna be at that gig that i posted upthread, obv.
Going Video Jam at Islington Mill tomorrow (possibly Fuzzy Lights at the Castle afterwards, but probs not)?
Hookworms on Friday followed by Dots & Loops at Kraak?
Celebrate the births of myself and mouusee on Saturday?
the skinny launch
party at the top floor of the CIS tower
crack yr skull
That's all in Friday, I'm doing all of them. Why can't they share out the fun into saturday ffs
ooh, cheers for the suggestions guys. think i might come to hookworms at the very least.
We just stuck the very last tickets for it up on Ticketline
there's about 10 of 'em
I should make more trips to Manchester. I bet we all have loads of mutual Facebook friends.
best night of the tour
any of you lot go last year? I bought a ticket last night.
but appalling for clashes.
i went one year, the venues were too far apart and all the better bands seemed to be on at the same time. a mate went the year after and said the same. might've changed since, idk.
The venues don't seem too bad this year though, google maps says you can walk between them all in 15 mins.
What time does it end? I've (probably) gotta get the last train home at ~11pm. I'm hoping its just like normal gigs.
Gonna pop into town first to look in Oi Polloi, then meet my mate and go to Chorlton. Where should we go for nice beers, in either of those areas? Bearing in mind we're quite old (35).
The castle, port street or fringe.
Chorlton- just go anywhere, if you want to get drunk really cheap and do minging holts farts go to the spread eagle.
There are more good pubs per square mile in Chorlton now than anywhere else locally, and Font and Trof are both opening soon.
In order of absolute best to still pretty good, though - The Beagle > The Bar > The Beech > Pi > Marble > Parlour > Dulcimer > Elektrik > Oddest > The Nook > Da Nada > Horse & Jockey.
Very good selection of ale in there.
Love that it seems to be populated by people who work for the BBC. My mate has just moved up there, and he kept bumping into people from work.
Went to Port Street Beer House in town first. Very good.
Then went to The Font which was great. Seem to be a lot of places like that in Chorlton - more bar than pub, selling dozens of 'craft ales'.
Then went to about 3 other places that I can't remember the names of. Ended up in Dixy chicken.
If you went from Font to Dixy Chicken you would've gone past Pi, Marble, the Beagle, Proof, the Sedge Lynn, the Royal Oak, Electrik, and Dulcimer.
There's a lot of GOOD pubs round 'ere.
I recall going to Dulcimer and Marble Beer House (watched Match of the Day in here),
I wanted to go in the Sedge Lynn (Wetherspoons right) but wasn't allowed.
anyone fancy gesamtkunstwerk?
but you should all come to the internet forever/her parents gig that i'm putting on at kraak on may 25th. it will be great.
on 18th May FFS.
bet it's all dots's fault.
I am also blaming dots.
DOTS I'M CALLING YOU OUT
I could try and get you (and tillance) a B&B room here for £30 if it's any use?
If you weren't such a turbotwerp, that is.
pretty much just in a straight line from the academy by the looks of things. I'm guessing you know some people? Will have a word with lady wife and let you know.
what are you coming over for cb? PARTYTIMEZ?
we should totally go for drinxx
well i'll have to buy twerponthestairs a drink if he does manage to get me a cheap room, so i suppose you can come along too. Although i'm not sure how i feel about my wife being around renowned manchester ladies man and mildy popular music website user andyvine.
I think we're getting a hotel paid for now though as my boyfriend will be there doing work stuff.
Gutted, as I'd love to meet a domestic hedgehog.
you'd be very welcome - you could have my room for the weekend, it's HUGE and pretty much like a hotel (I'm going to put it on Air BNB over summer in fact). Anyway, you're very welcome to!
And isn't your housemate a complete knobber? (Where will you sleep??). If it was just me I'd bite yr hand off but think she might feel a bit weird staying in someone else's house/flat Idk. Very kind of you to offer though.
it's a queen size bed I think and there's like almost a living room in my room. Downstairs we have a pool table and stuff too, it's wicked and TONS of room (we have another bedroom too if you didn't mind sharing with a hedgehog) but anyway, no worries if it'd be weird :) Like I say I'm going to be advertising it as a B&B room on AIR BNB anyway come summer so you are welcome anytime if you come back
but may take you up on the offer in the future, v sweet of you, thanks scout! b d
here it is anyway if you want to be nosey :)
Enjoy your visit!
Turns out I'm/we're moving a few months sooner than expected.
What I want is a pub with a good selection of tap and bottled beers, outdoor seating and next to a body of water so I can feel a breeze when I sit outside on a hot, summers afternoon.
Is there at least one of those?
Basically what I want is the Tyne bar, but in Manchester.
I'll do what I can
ticks the beer boxes and the balcony overlooks the canal at a nice bit at one of the seating areas next to the viaduct.
The Wharf has the beer too, and is down in the Castlefield locks.
All good pubs.
What can I do on my own to amuse myself for a few hours?
no just me okay
Exhibition in the Art Gallery is supposed to be pretty interesting.
I like the shubbery outside but I hated the actual exhibition. But I think I'm in a minority.
just going on reports. Need to get along for a look myself. Plus the Lowry & Valette room is always worth a wander around.
and it's the best place to sit and people watch. It's an art house cinema, and has a nice cafe that does amazing pizza too
I might go there if I'm around at lunchtime. I need to book train tickets soon.
as in you won't arrive and be like OH THIS IS AWESOME. It's a real grower :)
If you find yourself near the town hall, go in there! See if you can book on a clock tower tour maybe. Also, if you're by Royal Exchange go inside - there's a nice cafe but it's also a really cool theatre sitting in the middle of the main room (once the biggest room in the world before it was bombed and rebuilt a bit smaller) like a spaceship, and if you look up in the main room you'll see the stock exchange prices up by the ceiling from the day it ceased trading as the cotton exchange. All still there, like they're frozen in time - it's awesome.
I think I'm going to have lunch at that cinema place then go and see the Lowrys. Maybe walk over the the museum of science and industry if I have time.
the back of the town hall is right next to the gallery, you just need to cross over
the Help Yourself Manchester DIY film is coming to Newcastle on Thursday!!
I am excited cos I went to some of those gigs when I was at uni. Perhaps you also went to some maybe? It was a while ago mind ye.
(He's in it)
Everyone should come and see my housemate's band at Academy 3 tomorrow night though, it's their last Mcr gig before they move to Ireland at the end of the month. You will meet all of my housemates apart from the mental one as well, hooray
Can you believe this thread is pushing 500 replies?
Despite the presence of Andyvine.
Which one do you live with? I play football with 1 or 2 of them lot.
Well, I assume it's them - they have their band name as their middle name on FB for some reason.
And his stupid fucking band!
he's a good lad
7.30 acoustic set by them before the support and main set too.
Lock up your daughters / mothers / pets
stop not telling me things. Wecome to crash at mine again if you like - got someone living in the spare room but there's plenty of room still
I thought you were away at the weekend, would have got in touch otherwise! Got somewhere Saturday but Friday would be absolutely mega if possible? Ill be getting in at 21:30 and then have to shoot off really early (bout 8:30) but would be lovely to have a couple of drinks on the Friday? Then could hang out on the saturday night too if youre going :D
too late to now I think. I'm working Friday night but of course you can stay, I'm in work until 11ish but just head over to mine or to my work or whatever (now you know the house I can leave my key for you if you're coming straight here).
I was thinking of going in the day on Saturday but I'm in work at 6 and all the bands I love are on in the evening :/ So probably not.
I can just get some food and I'll head over to your work for 11pm, that cool? Awww thats a shame, still, can hang out a bit :D Thanks, its really kind of you by the way
just near Croma.
loadsa great beers, really quite reasonably priced, no beardy Belgian beer/IPA obsessed staff (i think).
Bet I saw you
I like it in there, it's similar to the new beer one in the NQ. No idea about that peculiar window display though
The train journey has really stressed me out and I want a drink but don't want to drink on my own and I'm not meeting my bf until 6ish.
but Im at work.
I might just go there and drink expensive, tiny bottles of wine like an old, mad person.
got a small gallery, bar, cafe and book/mag shop.
Meeting ol' ma dickonthestairs in town later but she's fucking off about 5.15.
The art gallery does have a cafe, not 100% sure it's licensed though.
doesn't half leave a terrible mess.
She's an awful woman.
Looks a bit like Andy Murray's mum too.
She's a saint.
Get the Queen of Sheeba over here!
That would have been lovely. I'll be here again soon!
Great Cop coming back to Manchester this summer, make it happen.
was that a test?
Weird Era have just been added to the line-up. It's going to be awesome.
Tomorrow's going to be ace.
'you know what tomorrow needs, another band'. They're playing three shows tomorrow.
Especially with such a large venue.
Sorry I didn't come, Thursday is house meal and we'd missed the last few, so went pub after.
and sorted out gear. Out tonight?
Might be out for a couple after as it's an early one. wuup2, hun?
(If you even consider an Alan Partridge joke I will SMITE you so hard)
Also I'm not your fucking mate.
Watch your language
i can't go, but all you guys should go to the pan showcase.
we have a spare, it's at The Dancehouse x
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I don't post much on these boards, but this thread is tip top.
Obe, Alpha Male Tea Party, Vasco Da Gama, New Hips and Tribal Fighters at Kro on Oxford Road TOMORROW NIGHT. Tell Obe's bass player that I sent you, his name is Greg and he is my old housemate and I <3 him. Totally gutted that I'm not going to be able to see them as they are an excellent band and it's an excellent bill.
Also please give Obe a place to stay for the night as they were meant to stay at mine but can't now :'( I can totally vouch for them all being lovely men, completely house trained. They'll probably pay you in sexytimez if you ask nicely but I can't promise you that. But I can promise you RIFFS
I do, however, have literally nothing to do on Sunday. Suggestions?
the spare room's taken and I won't actually be staying myself so although they can have my room and it'll fit them all in I don't know if my housemates would be cool with 4 strange men :/
so I suspect it'll be sold out by then :/
Could have done with being 100 less people there though.
good day for it though. enjoy.
I don't want to be in work now though, we can look at alt babes together.
I went to Rochdale and lost my wallet.
I went to Mosside.
I had curry.
It has been each of the 6 times ive been.
i will stop jagging all over the place now. do people still jag on here?
anyway, come! internet forever and her parents are great and that.
i miss manchester
in real IRL?
any of you guys going to sounds from the other city then? tempted.
jk i'll probably just say i'm gonna go and then not bother like i always do in this thread
then go home and go to bed
didn't think much of the lineup this year
anyone able to recommend anywhere good?
A trendy one or an efficient one?
but i dunno.. its long at the minute, i want it shorter, but not military.
put me down for a geek pie
Sanli's is better because they take less time.
I don't really like getting my hair cut though.
as much as I dislike the experience.. not sure Id judge a hairdresser on length of time taken :/
The Northern Cutter, i think it's called. Totally fine, cheap. Never had a bad haircut from there.
DoTs won't like any of the bands, they have drums and play through amps.
might pop down after Daniel Kitson
which is frankly ridiculous
at the academy on saturday night?
Saturday is fingerbanging DOTS' mam night. Fingerbanging her is my business and business is good.
nothing below the waste or above the neck though right?
not 100% sure though
so depends if I can fit them all in. Should be able to. Will let you know and meet up with/sit next to you
Radio and the Heads.
he's on the Pitchforks!!!
I was speaking to his brother the other day, he's in the middle of writing/recording a new album. When he's with his full band he's brilliant. The young lads he plays with are really great too.
I would like to see the actual band. i've only see him play with max ages ago and I think that was a very different thing cos the band was called turdsledge iirc.
preferably the fallowfield side of the academy, and do food, or places that just do food. w/e.
right outside the academy. don't think it does food though. but definitely go.
like proper 12" subs, for about £4. dunno if they still do, but they were top notch.
i normally walk up to the Salutation when around there. sort of up towards town, left before the RNCM, then right. good ale, food's nice, staff are alright and that. nice local-style boozer.
yeah I second Big Hands. Used to go there for lunch at uni a lot. Could get a sandwich with two cheeses and any salad and a coffee for £3/4. It was always surprisingly empty too given that it's right there basically in the university and the jukebox is decent. Lovely staff. It's always absolutely mobbed esp after a gig at the Academy but somehow I always find a seat! 9/10/.
For food on Oxford Road though, if I was going to a gig at the academy I'd consider Red Chilli but then I just love Chinese food. there's not really anywhere worth going between there and Fallowfield unless you fancy a curry or would put up with sub-wetherspoons.
I used to like the food at the deaf institute but in my experience it's sometimes quite rank.
who also owns temple, another good pub.
big hand looks alright.
salutation looks rilly rilly good.
ugh. there's a pub called the friendship inn wtf.
I know I'm a bit of a social outcast now but it'd be nice to get out x
fucked up/titus andronicus/metz
Rugby League Magic Weekend
Lancs Vs Northamps cricket
MIF - Massive Attack, Mogwai, soulwax/James Murphy
I've not had anyone to visit yet since I moved in in Feb, except for s_a_d. I'll cook for you and nick and whoever wants to come over :)
I can book a Fri or Sat night off work
book 1st june off work, drinks in c-town 4 ma burfdy
I'm putting on this fun thing next Saturday on the bank holiday at Trof and Wahlbar in Fallowfield. Vision Fortune and Meddicine are coming from outta town then Base Ventura, Bad Grammar and some other types are also playing. Think I'm going to make it £6 OTD.
Also in the interests of saying hi and not just breezing in with a cheap plug, what should I do this Saturday? I got a new job and would like to revel
that's going to be a foos do. What's the job?
It's not very exciting and just temp, dealing with grants applications for things, but it means I get to live the high life over the summer and autumn before being thrust into the pit of unemployment despondency just in time for winter
What's yr new job?
Is that sold out? Sorted if not
New job described above. It's going to beat my current one of writing about celebrities.
Sweet. Sounds significantly better. 'grats.
This looks good SJC, what date is it?
First act is on at 4pm, done by 11pm so folks can go off partying after elsewhere should they wish - should be a good do!
i can't get on facebook at work and i think i might be in manchester when that is on!
Saturday May 25th at Trof Fallowfield and Wahlbar . 3pm-11pm.
There are some £5 + BF tickets at Skiddle and wegottickets but I'm just going to make it £6 OTD so if you'd rather do that you're not losing out. Just some people like getting advance tickets.
Trof will have...
Vision Fortune (new LP out split on Gringo/Faux Discx. Hookworms recommended them to me t'other month when I put them on)
Meddicine (one person analogue synth stuff; she's had a release out on Comfortable On A Tightrope before, local label fans)
Silver (drone, slowcore, dream-pop kinda thing, reminds me a bit of Grouper)
Vei (not sure what he's going to come out with tbh, he's not played in a while. Usually very enjoyable panoramic electronica though)
Sphelm (front man of Cyril Snear's debut gig of his solo project. Acoustic guitar with a laptop/midi setup is what he told me he was going to do last time I checked.)
Wahlbar will have...
Base Ventura (righteous psych rock)
Bad Grammar (righteous two-piece garage rock)
Tribal Fighters (righteous party-pop)
Veladrome (two-piece atmospheric post-punk, booking them to check them out for myself as much as anything, like the music on their soundcloud a lot)
Dinner Time (Short sharp thrashy stuff. I think Carefully Planned put on their first show and it was great by all accounts)
So yeah, come on down! Or nip in and out, or just come to some of it, whatever you fancy
Basically Queer'd Science with different riffs. I think Vei is getting more upbeat nowadays, not seen Jon for ages though. This is going to be so great
props to the Carefully Planned lot for doing this regular, it's the first time I've attempted an all-dayer thing it's a mega stress (but a fun stress)
so I can come along with andyvine, IF HE'S LUCKY
If *you're* lucky, pal
How much are they again?
What do you wanna know?
I've come up with about three options but idk which is best.
1. Walk to Deansgate
Train to Piccadilly
2. Walk to Oxford road
Train to Stockport
Train to Macc
3. Bus to near Piccadilly (service 256)
Walk to Piccadilly
Train to Macc
and either way it's a nicer station. You probably don't want to get a train from Oxford Rd to Stockport either, that sounds mad. I'd probably go with option 3, but you might want to check the TFGM website
But I know the newcastle journey planner is a bit ridiculous so idk how much to trust it.
you might as well just get a cab to Picadilly station and a train from there.
Cab would be about £10 a day (return).
should charter her own zepplin ;)
was under the impression we were on about a one-off journey. if so paying a cabbie a fiver door-to-door would make much more sense than walking to a bus stop, waiting, having to mix with the great unwashed, and getting dropped off about a mile from the station.
if it's an every day thing, sure, bus it.
You can trust that journey planner, it's all much of a muchness though. You could also walk to Deansgate and get the tram to Piccadilly instead of the train, or just walk all the way to Piccadilly.
Once you're here you'll see how small the place is and how it won't make much difference which option you choose. If you want to meet up for drinks and ask anything then just shout :)
Probably 3. 256 is pretty regular and depending on whereabouts in Hulme you are you could also pick up 85/86 buses which are even more frequent.
3 seems the best bet to me.
We've ended up with a flat about £200 per month below the top end of our budget and I'm going to be earning way more than I am currently.
but I do know some stuff. Shoot
Got your ma round for a bit of rumpy pumpy instead
'Buttons' is my nickname for ol' ma wilykit. Was thinking of going over on Sunday, rather than Saturday, though.
trof or wahlbar?
It was £10 for a bottle of timmermans and a bottle of Jaipur ipa though.
I've not eaten in Wahlbar but Trof food is good. How come yr hanging round Fallowfield anyway? If pre-gig drinks are happening I'll come have a jar with yers
didn't realise how close troff and wahlbar were to it, properly handy. That yr neck of the woods then?
Chorlton massive, along with the likes of Scout, dots and wilykit. moousee lives not far from Fallowfield too
the offer to stay at mine still stands. But if you don't fancy it then don't bother with a hotel near Fallowfield as it'll be shit, just get one in town if you want a hotel and it's like a fiver in a taxi or you can get a night bus and be back to town in no time. I guess the closest is the new Holiday Inn opposite the Palace Hotel, the Palace do offers fairly cheap too on laterooms but normally only if you stay 2 nights.
www.chancellorshotel.co.uk cos dots said he could get it cheap but turned out he couldn't but turned out I could, doesn't look too bad. We'd only usually get a Travelodge anyway, so I'm sure this'll be an improvement (breakfast is included how fancy!)
Is Piccadilly station open 24 hours a day?
That will save me £35-£45 in hostel/taxi fares. Although the idea of spending around 3 hours there at 3AM doesn't really excite me.
the stations open, theres a cash point and taxis.. but most if not all the shops and that are shut. its 30p to use the toilets.
I'm familiar with the station (I used to go watching City every other week) but never been after like, 11.30pm.
I'm going to the Dot to Dot festival and most of the acts I actually want to see are after my last train home, so it's either stay in a hostel for the night (30-odd quid), get a taxi home (40-odd quid) or stay in the train station for a few hours and get the first train home (4 quid).
Is that little cafe open all night too just outside the station ? Antonio's is it?
ie. at the smaller venues.
June 4th is Robert Newman's book launch at Gorilla, Olafur Arnolds at RNCM too.
June 13th is Holy Esque at Dulcimer
19th is DBH (go to this!) and DAniel Bachman at The Castle
24th David Thomas Broughton at The Kings Arms
28th Doctrines at Fuel, and Plank at Kraak
30th Nancy Elizabeth at International Anthony Burgess Foundation
also, don't have much faith that Holy Esque will be much good, especially when playing the worst venue in Manchester.
Cant make it in Glasgow, cant remember why
Definitely going to that Plank! gig. Wanted to see Weird Era for a quite a while.
but the all dayer in Fallowfield this Saturday that SJC links up ^there followed by DiS heroes Her Parents and Internet Forever at Kraak is going to be the greatest
That was good.
He was much louder and more obnoxious than they were at any point.
9 maybe 10.
Ben Gibbard is such a wonderful chap. He's not cool in the slightest, but still.
And Jenny Lewis... mmyes.
jeff winger-esque somehow. idk.
can you make sure it's tidy and everyone is lined up
or I"ll be out that night though I can't decide what at yet (Pierre's 30th, Her Parents, Kramer's comedy night, that Grey Lantern thing, Jeffrey Lewis - WHAT DO I DO?!) I have a phone again now though, text me your number please - I'm the same number as before.
if we come and meet you at work before you finish then you can't run away and you'll have to come to the Grey Lantern thing innit
and pick up the rats and take them to rat camp as I"m away the next day
just want to make sure i get a chance to have sex with everyone
Too much. Fuck this.
this morning to have a look at the Raqib Shaw before it gets taken down.
There was a piddly little EDL gathering around the St Peter's Square war memorial. After the events of this week they only managed to muster @30 skin headed 30 - 40 year old blokes. There was also a counter-"protest" of about 12 people.
It was all a bit pathetic. Of all the places those dicks could pick for there poisonous little rally, the history of that area makes it about the worst.
them organise Haile Gebrselassie running right past your flat.
torn a groin muscle two weeks ago and can't even walk:( pretty depressed today. and $40 down.
i gave the race pack to a friend and i think the money goes to charity anyway so probably not as bad as i'm making out.
I might train up for it next year.
I'm going to be getting a weekly/montly bus ticket for travel to work. Arriva and stagecoach both do the journey I need (arriva does it a tiny bit cheaper), so what I'm trying to ask is for getting about at weekends and stuff, would it be more useful to have an ticket for arriva buses or stagecoach buses?
I can't think of anywhere covered by Arriva, First is the next biggest bus company after Stagecoach (this is insider knowledge yeah)
But you're getting the bus to Macc?!
Yeah, stagecoach. When are you moving then?
But although though I should ask, just in case. We're moving on the 5th of June. I've already told you this.
You have no idea. And on top of moving we're still battling our old landlady for the deposit. We moved out three months ago ffs.
Just think though, it'll all be over in a week or two
My birthday innit. You're invited. cat_race will be there, but don't let that put you off
but ok, as long as I get to see yr face this time
is it worth going there for a few drinks on a saturday? i live in town but fancy a change.
pi, marble, font, beagle, dulcimer, the bar
Better beer, better music on the stereo.
apparently PINS are playing there later this year. I've tried Googling but no joy.
if it's where I'm thinking of, but I could be wrong
PINS, there I said it. They used to be good before they had songs and were just repetitive looming riffs.
I know museums are good and everything but it's probably one of the worst I've ever been in.
the big planes are all well and good, but they still have DUMMIES standing next to them. DUMMIES.
and that textiles part, where you basically walk around and look at different kinds of fabric... wow.
the best thing about it is that big light-up ball thing on top of it.
It did sound pretty rubbish, to be fair.
Hiya. Whats good to do in Manchester? I'm coming down to see my dad next week but he'll be at work some of the time, like a DICK. Thanks lads cheers.
i'm gonna be around from like monday to thursday if you are free :D
A week too late for hanging out with me. I come tomorrow until Monday (although I may need to zip off to London for a couple of days to deal with a medical emergency.) What is on that is good this weekend people?
so if you want showing around or just want to hang out or something give me a shout
Go to the museum and look at the cool shit there
Nae stotties though.
I think my favorite stotty tale is that tilly's old boss used to hollow them out and fill them with microwave curry.
could you tell me some things about it? Potentially thinking about moving there next month from Withington as we've found a nice looking cheap gaff, don't rightly know a lot about the place though if I'm honest...
the houses are lovely, the community there is great too and it's cheap and super close to the city. However it is quite poor and there isn't really anywhere to go at night but then you're walking distance from Fallowfield, Rusholme and Withington so I wouldn't worry about that too much.
My main concern - having clutched desperately (and lazily) to Oxford Rd all my Manchester-living life - is being a bit isolated from everywhere else. What's it like for getting back to later at night?
I'm coming to Manchester for the FIRST TIME EVER for the Jetplane Landing gig in September. Anyone for drinks?
they've got a new record out and everything. it's amazing.
Not your normal Soup Kitchen Band
I've seen a pretty diverse selection of bands there. From white indie kids with guitars right the way through to white indie kids with lap tops.
I wish I'd remembered to take some photos.
top good fun
https://www.facebook.com/events/139327759595211/?fref=ts the album sounds really good. Also this is after https://www.facebook.com/events/591325210887604/?fref=ts
MAY go to both.
I saw the Adam Curtis thing tonight, and it was pretty good. It was NOT lifechanging as a couple of people who saw it before me claimed. I enjoyed it hugely, but worried about the amount of half truths he was spouting and he sort of came over a bit like a thinking mans Michael Moore. Still, the music was great and the editing was superb, a great watch. The only moan that I'd have is that they should have billed it a bit clearer, in that there were quite a few pilled up grannies there thinking that it was a straight up Massive Attack gig, they were pissed off and it resulted in them being dicks for the whole event.
The programming's largely been superb I reckon, although I went to The Old Woman this afternoon which felt a bit like this:
I've also really enjoyed the Nikhil Chopra/Whitworth Gallery being open 24 hours this weekend. Went there last night after being out and did the 5am yoga session this morning which was properly lovely
was it any good?
You'd have to ask a cleverer man than I to explain what the hell was going on plot-wise, but I enjoyed it regardless and it was reassuring to know that no one else seemed to know what the hell was going on either. It's just Dafoe and Baryshnikov in a series of different nonsensical but amusing sketches that are (possibly?) all linked together, loads of play on line repetition and physical comedy through facial contortions n' such like
Is what it was. I knew what was going on but only because of the scene titles in the programme. I hated it.
Macbeth was good, amazing set.
He was having an intense looking conversation with a girl
a) send press releases
b) put up posters
It's for my tours, need to get back into doing them as I'm running loads of them at Festival Number 6 and I need to get back in practice, but likewise I need to guarantee decent numbers as it means taking unpaid days off work to run them. I've sent stuff to Now Then, The Skinny, Manchester Wire, MEN, RIBA but I can't send to Man Con as they run their own tours, and Visit Manchester do too. Any other suggestions? Doesn't even have to be specific to Manchester...architecture or arty places.
Can I also post the link to the Facebook event in case any of you fine people want to spread the word to your pals? I'll give you little Field Trip stickers for your efforts :)
Most places have let me put posters up and leave zines behind. A couple of places will try to charge you but don't bother, for every one place like that there's half a dozen that won't charge. I'll share it later (maybe tomorrow) so gizza sticka
We decided to do the festival again:
check it out and come. Its going to be fun and great and things.
31 july- 4 august (my friend is getting married <3).
At Victoria Baths in October. I'm helping out on the Sunday and might pop down on the Saturday. Should be pretty good.
Probably go Saturday again this year.
I'm a big fan of those baths too.
Delphic @ Pavilion Theatre
New Young Pony Club @ Night and Day
Predominantly for City games.
As you were.
Marble in Chorlton has a little telly in the back that's alright for keeping an eye on MOTD on a Saturday.
Live matches, though, fuck knows.
I thought there might be somewhere in Chorlton, but everywhere listed as having live football on http://www.manchesterbars.com/location-chorlton.htm seems to be closed.
Bowling green usually show both Utd and City.
Trevor Arms is a bit rougher but shows both usually.
Neither have particularly decent beer.
Lloyd's is *okay* and the Spreadeagle is cheap, but there's definitely a lack of footy + no dickheads + nice beer places around here.
They only show Sky, EPSN games etc, no hooky shit, so far as i know, but the ale's reliable and they keep an eye on the scrubs.
The Lass O'Gowrie ticks two. The beer's just okayish, though, but you get a better sort of mixed crowd, rather than just loads of United chavs.
The best City pub is probably the Griffin, near Parrs Wood. Not been in a while, though.
please come down and make it special: https://www.facebook.com/events/244645932345326/?fref=ts
Wanted to go to this.
This thread is well better than that other new-age hipster bullshit one.
made me really nostalgic about living in Manchester.
I just bought tickets for the Saturday of Carefully Planned Festival, that's pretty exciting isn't it?
That is pretty exciting.
last year was brilliant. I mean, I didn't really see any bands, but I was completely wasted.
That sounds bad. I'll do my research this year I promise*
*basically I'm just going to watch Plank and the four or five bands Ian Breen's in at the moment
probably ruined them for everyone else with a) excessive loud talking and b) post-Yadgar Cafe farting
which is weird, because you can usually rely on there being a Breen band playing at any given point in time
well, that shows how much research I've done, doesn't it?
Stop trying to ruin everything Andyvine