Dancing and Laughing – with Pavlov's Children, Nõi Kabát and Monster Island live....

Friday 27 July Manchester’s newish monthly club night of post-punk, dark indie, synthpop and minimal electro begins occasional band nights at the acclaimed Kraak Gallery. Entry £3. Three pounds for three bands. Can’t say fairer than that. 9-3am PAVLOV’S CHILDREN (London) www.facebook.com/pavlovschildren Pavlov’s Children features hypnotic trance-inducing synthetic patterns, minimal rhythm sequences, power tools and tape loops, interjected with distant repetitive vocals. NÓI KABÁT www.facebook.com/noikabat http://soundcloud.com/noikabat London based electronic outfit Nói Kabát draw on inspiration from constructivism, futurism, 70’s science fiction, and noise theory to create a sound reminiscent of the early industrial pioneers. They combine noise from their environment with the sounds of esoteric electronic drums and analogue keyboards in an attempt to create an authentic yet newly reconfigured sound. Their electronic repertoire harks to a new and obscured age, vocals acting as counter-point to that of their machines. MONSTER ISLAND www.facebook.com/monsterislandmusic “Like popular music but not popular.” Local three-piece creating discordant and grumpy post-punk sounds topped off with some biting social commentary. In the great Mancunian tradition but with plenty of fresh ideas and quality musicianship. First band at 22:00. Plus guest DJ Jiyah Kelly, also known as the experimental artist Bess Keloid and a member of the improv noise act Barbarians. Expect to hear music from the following artists: Absolute Body Control • Adult • And One • Arcade Fire • Artery • Ausgang • Austra • Bakterielle Infektion • Bauhaus • The Birthday Party • Bloc Party • The Bravery • British Sea Power • Buzzcocks • Cabaret Voltaire • Camouflage • Chameleons • Charles De Goal • Cinema Strange • Cold Cave • Crystal Castles • The Cure • D.A.F • Depeche Mode • Devo • Dragons • Echo & The Bunnymen • Echo West • Editors • Elegant...