Category Archives: Manchester

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Manchester: Flying Lotus performs You’re Dead live @ Albert Hall

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SAT 18 APRIL 2015

You’re Dead seems to have divided Fly Lo’s fans a little, but there’s no arguing that this will sell out and a live interpretation of the album is a definite pull.

Get tickets. Facebook event.

Here’s my chat with him from a few years back, when he hit the Mint Lounge (GLK is up first).

Interview: THE GASLAMP KILLER / FLYING LOTUS // APR09 by Jamie Groovement Aka Agent J on Mixcloud

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Groovement supports Shabazz Palaces with From The Kites Of San Quentin

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I played with these guys last time they hit Manchester (at the Deaf Institute) and am well chuffed to be supporting once again. Here’s a little pre-gig moment from last time…

You also get the majestic awesomeness of From The Kites Of San Quentin showcasing brand new material.

Grab your tickets here!

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Manchester this week: Sharon Jones, Youngblood Brass Band, Pounders for Palestine, The Herbaliser, The Filthy Six

A very busy week for soul, funk and hip hop (and beyond…)  heads this week in Manchester! Peruse below…

MONDAY

YOUNGBLOOD BRASS BAND + IN THE LOOP

// BAND ON THE WALL TICKETS £16.50 ADV

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Punk-influenced hip hop heads YBB originated the ‘riot jazz’ flex a few years back, and have toured the world relentlessly parading their sound.

We’re supporting as In The Loop (DJ A-UP and myself with Bedos on the mic) so hit me up for £10 tickets by email – j @ groovement co uk.

THURSDAY

SHARON JONES & THE DAP KINGS with LEE FIELDS & THE EXPRESSIONS

// ALBERT HALL TICKETS £25 ADV

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Words can’t express how hyped I am for this one! If you don’t know, god damn well get to know.


 

FRIDAY

THE HERBALISER

// CLUB ACADEMY TICKETS £17 ADV

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Full band show in the intimate surroundings of Club Academy – expect a focus on music from their most recent work, There Were Seven.

SATURDAY

POUNDERS FOR PALESTINE (PALESTINE FUNDRAISER)

// 1 PRIMROSE ST TICKETS £5 MIN DONATION

A massive line up for this one, in aid of MAP (Medical Aid for Palestine) – grab a ticket at Just Giving by donating a minimum of a fiver, or donate on the door. Expect all flavas!!

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Also on Saturday, Craig Charles’ monthly Funk and Soul Club sees soul jazzers The Filthy Six at Band on the Wall.

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Mind On Fire celebrates 10 years this weekend

MOF10If you have an ounce of culture in your bones and you live in Manchester, you’ve more than likely encountered Mind On Fire in the last ten years. This weekend sees them run free events to celebrate! More info below and on the Facebook event… 

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“10 Years Of Mind On Fire.

To celebrate Mind on Fire reaching the ripe old age of ten, we’ve invited some of our favourite guests and supporters from throughout the years to come and join the party. We’ll have giveaways, goodies, ping pong and party hats and and we’ve made it all free to attend. So come and raise a glass and shake a leg as Mind on Fire celebrates 10 years in the game. There will be cake.”

MANCHESTER THIS WEEKEND
Saturday 18th October 2014
2pm – 9pm – Soup Kitchen
9pm – 4am – Twenty Twenty Two

Sunday 19th October 2014
10pm – 3am – The Liars Club

Free Entry

 

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Manchester Palestine Fundraiser 25 October: Pounders for Palestine

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A veritable smörgåsbord of talent will be supporting this fundraiser for Palestine on Saturday 25th October.

The party will be held at 1 Primrose St, Ancoats (fka Bassment) in Manchester, all in aid of an organisation called MAP (Medical Aid for Palestinians). Check their work out here.

MAP is saving lives in Gaza through delivering health and medical care to those worst affected by conflict, occupation and displacement. They have been working in Gaza for over 20 years and have a permanent team on the ground there. They were ready to immediately respond when attacks escalated on the 7thJuly. MAP was the only UK aid agency to respond to the attacks in Gaza for the first five days of the Gaza crisis.

The MAP team in Gaza has delivered more medical supplies to the hospitals than any other organisation – thanks to MAP supporters.

Tickets can be obtained here: https://www.justgiving.com/pounders-for-palestine/

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ONRA in the UK & Ireland – October 2014

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My man Onra is back on these shores for a few dates, kicking off this Friday at Gorilla  Manchester for Coded Rhythm’s second birthday with Nightmares on Wax.

First release tickets are NOW SOLD OUT, but you can grab second release (must arrive before midnight!) here.

He’s got his MPC workout flex on, so make sure you make the effort – particularly to the Manc one, with Nightmares on Wax too, OOFFF!

May I also recommend the ever amazing Tuesday Club in my home city of Sheffield for guaranteed good vibes – get tickets here for that, also with DJ Marky!

Have a look at some people shuffling around Onra in this Boiler Room vid:


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Youngblood Brass Band and In The Loop – Monday 20 October @ Band on the Wall, Manchester

We’re chuffed to be doing an hour’s warm up for the bad boys of jazz this coming Monday…

As a Groovement reader, you’re entitled to a £10 cheap list! Just drop me your name(s) to j @ groovement co uk via email. Subject header: YOUNGBLOOD.

Tickets available here.

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http://www.youngbloodbrassband.com/


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Manchester: Sage Francis hits Gorilla 16 October + Scroobius Pip

sageFiercely independent rapper Sage Francis is part way through his UK/Euro tour of 37 cities, having left his cat at home to spend some time with you people and celebrate the release of his album Copper Gone – his first following a bit of a hiatus.

16 October sees him hit Gorilla in Manchester (together with special guest and close associate Scroobius Pip), but you can check the other UK dates below. Buy tickets for Gorilla here. Fingers crossed we’ll have some photos from this gig, together with a Q&A with Sage, later in the week.

Download the album Copper Gone straight from Sage’s Strange Famous records Bandcamp page – there’s a link to the vinyl in there too.

Oct 10 IRELAND        Sligo at Fifth on Teeling
Oct 11 IRELAND
       Belfast at VOODOO
Oct 12 IRELAND
       Dublin at Sugar Club
Oct 14 ENGLAND
     Newcastle at Think Tank
Oct 15 SCOTLAND
   Glasgow at Oran Mor
Oct 16 ENGLAND
     Manchester at Gorilla
Oct 17 ENGLAND
     Leeds at Brudenell Social Club
Oct 19 WALES
          Cardiff at The Globe
Oct 20 ENGLAND
     Bristol at The Fleece
Oct 21 ENGLAND
     Brighton at The Haunt
Oct 22 ENGLAND
     London  at Village Underground
Oct 24 ENGLAND
     Reading at The Bowery District

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