'Noise Annoys' – a punk film night...

MDMArchive presents: ‘Noise Annoys’ – a punk film night & panel discussion hosted by KEVIN CUMMINS  Friday January 10th 2014 Doors: 7pmPanel: Kevin Cummins, Denise Shaw, Dawn Bradbury, Steve Shy Film: Brass Tacks Band: Kill Pretty (feat ex-members of The Fall & The Hamsters and current members of Blue Orchids) Admission: FREE   The explosion of The Sex Pistols into the national psyche in 1976 would leave people thinking this new ‘fad’ was simply a ‘London’ thing. But their seminal gig at the Free Trade Hall in Manchester, witnessed by a small crowd of hopefuls, changed all that.   Photographer Kevin Cummins documented this cultural eruption with finesse, picking out from the crowds two young women who personified the feeling and passion: Denise Shaw and Dawn Bradbury (pictured). Denise would go on to star in BBC punk documentary ‘Brass Tacks’.   The spirit of the time was also captured in print through fanzines, and none more influential than ‘Shy Talk’ – a labour of love for Steve Shy, whose efforts helped to shape MCR’s much-celebrated DIY ethic.   ‘Noise Annoys – Early Punk in Manchester’ invites you to share in the conversation. Kevin will talk to Denise, Dawn and Steve, giving insight into the madness and intensity of the era, whilst presenting some of his most evocative punk and post-punk photographs.   A special screening of the ‘Brass Tacks’ documentary will follow and later still a set by Kill Pretty, featuring ex-members of The Fall & The Hamsters and current members of Blue Orchids.   Admission is free but spaces are limited. Please register for guest list places by emailing: info@mdmarchive.co.uk with ‘Noise Annoys Event’ in the subject field. Each guest should email us individually. http://www.mdmarchive.co.uk/ THIS EVENT IS FUNDED BY HERITAGE LOTTERY...

KRAZAAR

Krazaar will be happening on the top floor of Kraak and will bring to your day an eclectic marketplace selling everything from art and vinyl to bags and jewellery. For this first Krazaar, the stalls are free to hire and are being booked up fast. Email kraakgallery@gmail.com to book your own...

The University of Illustration 2013...

Friday 31 May Bringing together a diverse group of illustrators from around the UK all studying Illustration at The University of Salford. This show is a last hurrah for the group, intending to go out on a bang, this one day exhibition will run from 12pm till 10pm on Friday the 31st of May in Kraak Gallery, located in the heart of the northern quarter. Kraak has been home to some great exhibitions of recent times, we hope to be another addition to that already impressive list. With work from… Harrison Edwards Rob Finnen Sophie McStay Phil Pittam Will Berry Oliver Catherall Rickie Jones Becca Parkinson Qianqian Li Jordan Coombes Emma Louise Szostok Jennie Sinnott Sarah ‘Van’ Gough Rachel Bowyer Zainab Ahmad Daisy Viggars Plus an after party with a feast of Generic Greetings Dj’s Exhibition Opening: 12pm – 10pm Closing Party: 8pm – 3am...

Finding Earlier Not Withstanding Itself...

  FINDING EARLIER NOT WITHSTANDING ITSELF Transience – an impermanence that suggests the inevitability of ending or dying. 8.5.2013 18.00 at Kraak Gallery (11 Stevenson Square, Manchester, United Kingdom, M1 1DB) Art, music & free drinks Dealing with transience as its central theme the show explores the state of the present, the fleeting moment and the drawn out compression of time, reverberations and attachments of the past and the inevitable projections toward the future. – ALEX MORRISON – CHLOE JAYNE HERBERT – JODIE CHEUNG – ROBIN BROADLEY – SARAH WHYATT Guest artists to be announced… – RICHARD RIGG https://www.facebook.com/events/150707658443980/ On the same night, our friends are exhibiting at Piccadilly Place from 6pm onwards: https://www.facebook.com/events/554918224531023/ Don’t miss out on two evenings of great art & free...

The Volkov Commanders...

Thursday 28 March Sam Series and Word of Warning present Panopolis Panopolis is an immersive experience – a specially commissioned experiment in sound, storytelling, and audience interaction. The Volkov Commanders are collaborating with three musicians on this combined gig, club night, and performance art event. The overarching theme and aesthetic is inspired and influenced by the era of silent film, lofi cinematic special effects, mime, mirror-trickery and the film Metropolis. A series of three interlinked performances, with interludes between. As a performance is happening each musician will be composing the soundtrack in real time. All the musicians are prolific jack-of-all-traders, meshing digital and analog sounds into hypnotic soundscapes. Together they tally up a lengthy list of bands, collaborations, DIY record labels, and pet projects. They are Marlene Ribeiro of Gnod, Callum Higgins, founder of Baptists and Bootleggers, and Dave Mclean from Naked (on Drugs). Volkov Commanders feel a kinship with these three, and have chosen them as collaborators because of their like-minded approach to working and creating, continually experimenting with different combinations of processes, situations, and materials. MUSICIANS Negra Branca (Tesla Tapes / Gnod) Long term member of Gnod, a band whose ever evolving psych-drone space-rockers has been transfixing audiences for years. This will be her first solo performance as Negra Branca, coinciding with her first release on Tesla Tapes. Expect to hear everything from early Tricky style lurching, choral pop and favela stomp, all coated in a sticky glaze of sweet and sour chilli sauce. http://teslatapes.bandcamp.com/album/negra-branca David McLean (Tombed Visions) David is a prolific musician, artist, promoter and head of a record label, who is involved in many interesting projects across the city. Collaborating with other musicians, playing alongside band members Naked (on Drugs), putting on some of the cities most interesting gigs as...

Krazaar

  Now happening late in the afternoon and early evening, Krazaar will bring to your day an eclectic marketplace selling everything from art and vinyl to bags and jewellery. There will be performances from top local minstrels Salford Media City, The Jungfraus and The Last Roundup. Blacksmith DJs FictionNonFiction will be forging the atmosphere. The stalls are free to hire – email kraakgallery@gmail.com to book your own stall. Facebook Event Page      ...