After May's blinder of a night, Withington's Independent Record Shop is once again teaming up with Withington's longest running independent venue for a night of quality local acts. And a bargain at £3 on the door, all profits going to the acts. See you down there
Ten Mouth Electron — 10:15pm
Their krautrockabilly psycho-pop has prompted parallels with musical forces that don’t usually appear together in the same sentence: Fuzzy spacerock workouts, angular post-punk and soaring psychgaze have earned comparisons to the likes of PiL, Hawkwind and Talking Heads (TalkWind?)
The sound is the glorious coming-together of members from several disparate Manchester bands, (Locean, Ill, Salford Media City, Rapid Pig). You might say it’s the closest the city has to a super group.
Hopper Propelled Electric — 9:25pm
Hopper Propelled Electric is a trans-Atlantic 3 piece who spew a guttural rock & roll attack with drunken musings of love and hate. They draw on various influences to create a roots heavy racket and have been likened to The Cramps, The Fall, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, The Stranglers, Motor Boys Motor and Chicken Legs Weaver.
Debut album Be The Beast is now available through Bandcamp or from the band at live shows.
Kyotoya — 8:35pm
Jim Adama — 7:45pm
«With unmistakably Mancunian tones riding gleefully over bluegrass slides, bends and voodoo backing vocals, he’s managed to make a tried-and-tested formula entirely his own»
Drowned In Sound
«Jim Adama is a bluesman for the 21st century»
Louder Than War
«This is everything the blues should be, and everything a lot of people playing „blues“ aren't these day. His bare bones style and innate sense of the perfect riff — the dirty distorting bass string rhythms, the bends on the high notes and the loosely picked chords echo those legends of the pre rock'n'roll era»
Cath Aubergine — Manchestermusic.co.uk