Pink Pong Club

Thursday 22nd Aug £2 – 8pm With Pumping Iron and PINS...

DJ Benetti

 Saturday 13th July Pumping Iron presents the authentic eighties discotheque with a very special guest, DJ Benetti. DJ Benetti is better known as William Bennett of Whitehouse and Cut hands (Blackest Ever Black) fame, but it is as DJ Benetti that he presents his mysterious and wonderful mix of Italo Disco. Benetti has been touring Italo parties for years, and it is with great pleasure that we bring him to Manchester for a one off Pumping Iron Discotheque. Expect a hi-nrg mix of Italian disco and synthesised house that will keep the red hot dance party afire. with Conor Thomas and Pumping Iron DJ’s Prepare to pump £6.00 on the door £5.00 in advance. Purchase your ticket now at skiddle.com http://www.skiddle.com/events/11909134/...

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...