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Electropop Curious?


We’re doing things a little differently this month…

• 11pm – close: ELECTROPOP CURIOUS?

We’re throwing open our doors at 9pm prompt for ELECTROPOP CURIOUS? LIVE! We’ve got two amazing Manchester-based electro acts who’ll be performing on the Kraak stage for your synthpop pleasure…

• MINUTE TAKER (stage time 9:45pm approx)

Minute Taker is the artist name of Manchester-based electronic singer-songwriter Ben McGarvey. His two albums Too Busy Framing (2008) and Last Things (2013) have gained critical acclaim from Clash, Notion, The 405, The Guardian, Manchester Evening News and Tom Robinson (BBC6 Music), prompting comparisons to Thom Yorke, James Blake and Kate Bush. When performing Minute Taker loops voice, synths, glockenspiel and electronic beats to create multi-layered soundscapes that form the backdrops for his songs. Minute Taker also composes for theatre, most recently dark stage musical HOAX My Lonely Heart which premiered at Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre in June 2014. His new conceptual audio-visual show To Love Somebody Melancholy will premiere at Chorlton Arts Festival in May.

• THE IMOGEN STYLES (stage time 10:30pm approx)

The Imogen Styles make dark, English, perfect pop. Having headlined such legendary Manchester venues such as The Roadhouse, Dry Live and Retro Bar, they’re returning to the stage after a near two year absence with new songs plus choice cuts from their back catalogue.

• Doors 9pm until late!
• The first 25 people through the door get in COMPLETELY FREE for the entire night, with everyone else paying just £5!
• *FREE* Pop Star Masks / sweets on the door (first come, first served)!

DJ sets from DANNY OLSSON-LANE (Cha Cha Boudoir), PHIL BAKSTAD (Pop Curious?) and a late set from THE IMOGEN STYLES frontman, CHRISTOPHER DRESDEN STYLES!


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