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The Mouse Outfit play Band On The Wall in December

Great to see the Mice headlining a hometown venue. This will sell out, so grab a ticket from here. Have a listen to their recent BBC session for Mary Anne Hobbs below, and buy their albums from Bandcamp! Read a recent chat I had with Chini from the band here.  

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Manchester: Eastern Bloc celebrate 30 years

Manc vinyl institution Eastern Block celebrates 30 years in the game in 2015. Their Record Store Day was a spectacular community event, and in September they’re taking over Band On The Wall for a night of ‘House / Techno / Drum & Bass / Electronics / Funk / Soul / Disco / Jazz / Reggae / World Music’, as they put

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Nubiyan Twist, Work House + live in Manchester 26 March

Bedos, DJ A-UP and myself (aka IN THE LOOP) will be spinning with this 12-strong afro/dub/hiphop colllective on Thursday evening at Band on the Wall in Manchester. Their new single, Work House, is taken from their debut album. Check the cover by Emily Evans below and grab a ticket for Thursday’s gig here. As a Groovement reader, I’ve got a

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Spoek Mathambo Manchester takeover 12/13 March inc showing of FUTURE SOUND OF MZANSI

Rapper and producer Spoek Mathambo is in Manchester for two nights this week, first with his crew Fantasma at Band on the Wall, and then DJing following a showing of his film (plus Q&A) at Islington Mill on Friday night. Fantasma is a five-deep collective who weave modern electronic sounds together with ‘traditional Zulu maskandi music, shangaan electro, South African house,

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Preview: DJ Yoda’s Breakfast of Champions LP

Following their sold out debut after a week of full-on genesis at Band on the Wall in Manchester, DJ Yoda’s Breakfast of Champions are ready to drop their album on March 9. For Yoda it’s the follow up to 2012’s Chop Suey (with features from Action Bronson and Roots Manuva) but this one’s a much broader animal, featuring an 11-member

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Manchester: Osaka Monaurail @ Band on the Wall 10 Nov

World leaders in super heavy funk Osaka Monaurail are due to hit Manchester this November. I last caught them as Marva Whitney’s backing band at Leeds’ Hi-Fi Club in 2010 . Here’s a video summing up that vibe from the same tour: They are of course masters of the field in their own right: Their latest release, the follow up

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Manchester: eMC {Masta Ace, Wordsworth and Stricklin} @ Band on the Wall, 27 Oct

The Show was a classic late 2000s album, flying under the radar of many despite the super-combo behind it and mostly as a result of the four not following it up until the release of EP/mini-album The Turning Point earlier this year. Their next album, The Tonite Show, is due in Winter. Don’t miss your chance to catch this heavyweight

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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 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

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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. http://www.youngbloodbrassband.com/

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Manchester: JUNGLE BROTHERS + IN THE LOOP + KARMIC EVOLUTION // Band on the Wall 29 Sep 2014

  Exciting times Monday as we (in the form of the In The Loop crew – DJ A-UP, emcee Bedos and myself) are warming up for the Jungle Brothers. It’s a Monday night, yes, but they’re obviously the new hip hop Fridays as eMC are also here in a month or so. Buy tickets here, then go and buy some

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