John K. Samson (The Weakerthans)...

http://www.seetickets.com/event/john-k-samson-the-weakerthans-/kraak/813927 Gizeh Records presents…. JOHN K. SAMSON + Sir Simon Battle John K. Samson, singer-songwriter for critically lauded indie rock band The Weakerthans, released his first full length solo album, Provincial, in 2012 via Epitaph Records. The record contains newly recorded versions of songs from Samson’s previous two acclaimed EPs, City Route 85 and Provincial Road 222, alongside a collection of beautifully evocative new tracks. Provincial travels four routes woven into the prairie landscape of Manitoba, the Canadian province where Samson lives. It finds familiar landmarks and forgotten ones; it mines the precise and particular. For a video glimpse ofProvincial’s prairie roadmap, go to:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfqLrWMMPZ4 Heart of the Continent, describes the sense of loss and despair that haunts the former site of a Winnipeg landmark, set against a backdrop of lilting country folk. The melodic rocker When I Write My Master’s Thesis, details a young academic’s struggle to hold his life together as he tries to complete his research of a forgotten institution in tiny Ninette, Manitoba, while “www.ipetitions.com/petition/rivertonrifle/” is a song in the form of an online petition to honor the valiant hockey player Reggie “The Riverton Rifle” Leach. They are hymns for the departed and rockers for the living, songs about dying villages, Icelandic longing, snowplows, broken glass, satellites, hockey skates, and staff room romances. In creating these sonic portraits, Samson talked to relatives, friends and strangers; he visited archives, a tuberculosis sanatorium turned RV Park and a forgotten cemetery. The resulting album contains 12 fierce, tuneful, vivid stories united by a deep sense of place. The Weakerthans were born out of the Winnipeg-punk-scene. The group’s breakthrough album Reconstruction Siteand its celebrated follow up Reunion Tour deftly merged a melodic punk with Bob Dylan-Ray Davies lyrical insights, earning a wider fan base and establishing...

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Nonclassical ‘Art of Remix’ UK Tour...

“Gabriel Prokofiev’s ace night that turns classical music on its head” Time Out 8pm Kraak Galleries, £5 in advance, £7 on the door Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/art-of-remix-uk-tour-manchester-tickets-13280862417 Three nights that explore the art of remix. Bold voices from the worlds of contemporary classical music and turntablism including composer/producer Gabriel Prokofiev and x3 DMC World championship DJ, Mr Switch present works that test the boundaries of classical music. Cellist Oliver Farrant performing Cello Multitracks & live remixes alongside Gabriel Prokofiev. Ground breaking recorder ensemble Consortium5 present live remixes from their critically acclaimed album Tangled Pipes + a winning piece from Nonclassical’s Remix competition. Mr Switch presents a x3 Turntable version of G Prokofiev’s Concerto for Turntables. DJs include: Michael Brailey, Jack Sheen, Nwando Ebizie, playing sets ranging from electronica and avant garde, to beats, blips and...

The Manchester Cunning Folk Festival...

The Manchester Cunning Folk Festival 11th Oct 2014 3pm £9 Acts: Tomorrows Tulips (LA/San Diego), Brace/Choir (Berlin), Politburo, Velvet Morning, Locean, Groves, The Plague Doctors, Laekyn, Her Majesty’s Pleasure, Tim Brennan, Gwen Osmond, Tim Shiazza, and Diggifro. DJs: Denson/ Luka Corda/Politburo/Paradox Presented by Leonard Skully, Strange Days and Paradox. www.cunningfolkfestival.com On several occasions in my career, I have involved myself with ‘grand musical acts’: that is, the bringing together of different artists and musicians to affect a particular alchemy. With varied results have I laboured, and now, once again, I bring to you something which I hope, shall titillate your senses in a fashion that you might consider unusual. I call it The Manchester Cunning Folk Festival. The location will be that almost antediluvian seeming alleyway outside of the Kraak Gallery: a place that has become soaked with memories and emotions of nearly every kind. We will witness poetry and noise from the minds behind PARADOX. Tomorrows Tulips will be bringing their esoteric practices all the way from their home in California. Berliners Brace/Choir will be mesmerizing audiences with their shadowy and ecstatic rhythm and blues. Artists from my own record label will be joining a whole host of the finest audio magicians from Manchester and beyond. The alleyway, it is my hope, will take on the quality of a bazaar, as artists come together and attempt to create something of beauty. And why the name: Cunning Folk Festival? These are strange times, at least to this observer. Look to your artists, for they will fulfil your needs when times seem barren. Be wily, like a fox. Is there an Adversary? Perhaps, perhaps not. These people…these ‘cunning folk’  shall come together and show you a glimpse of what is to come. Gird yourself. Leonard Skully, pHd Leonard...

Tussle

https://www.facebook.com/events/318249895010642/ TUSSLE 2nd BIRTHDAY SHINDIG!!! JOSH TWEEK (LOUCHE) PEOPLE GET REAL (JOIN OUR CLUB/HIDEOUT) LEWI SCANDAL (PLAYITDOWN) CHELLIS B2B LEVI BIBBY Party time! Business as usual really, Dark room, low ceiling, good people and some of the best selectors around! Berlin based Louche resident Josh Tweek will be hitting the turntables for us – Josh has been throwing parties in London, Berlin and of course Leeds for years now, building Louche’s reputation as one of the best underground house and techno parties in Europe. Expect the unexpected with this guy his sets are the shit! As it’s a Birthday do we wanted to bring in some party DJ’s and who better than the geordie duo People Get Real! Really happy to have these guys play for us. They have been causing damage around Newcastle for the best part of 10 years as residents of Wax:on and with their label Join Our Club getting support form the likes of Ivan Smagghe and Magda. Plus a residency at both Hideout and Unknown festivals things are looking pretty good for these guys. Support on the night comes from Lewi Scandal (Playitdown) plus residents Chellis & Levi Bibby. Peace Tickets available from RA & Skiddle – £5. http://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Manchester/Kraak-Gallery/Tussle-2nd-Birthday-w-Josh-Tweek-(Louche)–People-Get-Real-(Hideout)/12245379/...