Music Day

Saturday 21st June 8.30pm doors FREE ENTRY  The Music Day, also known as “Fête de la Musique”, celebrates the diversity and free access to music. Its concept is to hold a day during the mid-summer solstice where musical events are free and made accessible to the public. It was first organised in France in 1982 and has taken place on the 21 June every year since then in more than 100 countries. Featuring:  Agua Roja (Indie Pop – FR): Excitement is growing around this French Indie Pop band. After the success of their debut single last year, Summer Ends, which inspired praise in the musical blog sphere, the Parisian-based Agua Roja will be delivering its surfy, 70s vibe in Manchester before carrying away Rock en Seine’s audience, the Paris’ biggest summer festival. Naked (on drugs) (Lounge Punk– FR-UK): Sebastien Perrin and Luke Byron Scott’s duet is one of the most exciting music acts in Manchester at the moment. As they have just released their new record on Manchester-based Sways Records, Naked (on drugs) adds a dark, jazzy twist to a post-punk sound, and was acclaimed by the Guardian, among others, as one of the key bands to watch out for in years to...

Divorce, Sightings NYC...

Sunday, 7 April Doors 4pm GIANT HELL vs FAT OUT Prepare your brain to melted, your guts pulverized and your sexual organs to be gratified – Giant Hell and Fat Out present to you a stupendously good 7 band behemoth of a bill, featuring the finest acts exploring the outer limits of rock. DIVORCE (Glasgow): … Fuck Wave, Divorce are a Goddamned No-Tsunami. Juggernaut bass is bullied by heavy, drunk, off-kilter drums, and that knife your missus is coming at you with, well she’s playing guitar with it whilst yelping like a woman possessed. The sound of a thousand pissed up arguments with Zu, Teenage Jesus and the Jerks and Mr Cave’s sickest numbers with The Birthday Party, you’ll know why you’re both in court when you hear this beast. Your ears will be paying alimony to tinnitus, but you knew it was in the pre-nupt, pervert. http://divorce.bandcamp.com/ SIGHTINGS (NYC): Sightings’ deconstuctionist noise rock removes the melodies and hooks of standard rock & roll, leaving a mash of growls and feedback — from the high-pitched grind in the guitar strings to the groan inside a bass amp. It’s a destructive post-punk mess that beautifully references weird outfits like Einstürzende Neubauten as well as the early-’80s no wave scene and noisy contemporaries like Wolf Eyes, Black Dice, Lightning Bolt, and Ruins. Sightings formed in New York City in 1997 with Mark Morgan (guitar and vocals) and John Lockie (drums) getting together and jamming. A year later they met bassist Richard Hoffman… http://www.myspace.com/sightings/music/albums ETAI KESHIKI (Leeds): The adrenal rush of these guys’ n gals’ punk vignettes are as focussed as toothache and as effective as a blow-dart to the neck. Pummelling, driving scrapes all up your face, offset with a drum kit that sounds like it’s...