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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.
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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 to 2012’s State of the World, is ‘Osaka Monaurail performs Riptide and other readings from the book of funk’, available to listen to over on German label Unique Records.
The track listing goes:
Unfortunately this Friday’s show has been cancelled by the promoters Vent, with punters having been notified by ticket outlets. As far as I’ve heard refunds are being offered at points of purchase. Unconfirmed reports claim that an alcohol license for the venue (which remains unknown) could not be obtained, but there may be a myriad of reasons. Phife seems as clueless as the rest of us in a video posted on Facebook today, reassuring fans that he’ll be in Manchester soon.
From Vent so far (with 24 hours to go), nothing.
In better news, head over to the Manchester Hip Hop Network on Facebook to view a slew of forthcoming Manchester hip hop gigs.
Original preview follows.
It’s not often new spaces manage to get someone of such legendary stature on their first night, but Manchester’s been taken aback by the announcement of Phife hitting town on 7th November.
‘Vent delivers 3 months of Fridays from its own base, a once mill & now deserted club.. With a 24 hour licence, 3 floors and room enough for 1000, we can unleash Manchester’s potential.‘ – Minshull Street is the best I can get for the location from Skiddle – keep an eye out for an official announcement of where the space is!
live performances from:
phife dawg [a tribe called quest]
+ dj rasta root [smoking needles]
+ probot the mighty [acid city records]
WE THE BRAND SHOWCASE
hector moralez [apollonia, we the brand]
tommy largo [mushroom jazz, great lakes audio]
jamie trench [tsuba, viva music]
david glass [circus recordings, roush]
jade cox [im a house gangster, robsoul]
oliver drops [departure, vent
DANNY BECK [Ibiza Rocks, Vent]
DAN J & MIKE O’MARA [Huddle]
LARRY JONES [Oddisco, Vent]
FLUX GROOVE [Kaluki]
Groovement chased up Oliver Drops to see what the dealio is…
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 crew, with support from Houston’s K-Rino and DJsMore Bounce, and remember: Mondays are the new Fridays.
Update: Punchline has recently left the group. Read more here.
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.
Here’s my chat with him from a few years back, when he hit the Mint Lounge (GLK is up first).
A very busy week for soul, funk and hip hop (and beyond…) heads this week in Manchester! Peruse below…
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 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.
SHARON JONES & THE DAP KINGS with LEE FIELDS & THE EXPRESSIONS
// ALBERT HALL TICKETS £25 ADV
Words can’t express how hyped I am for this one! If you don’t know, god damn well get to know.
THE HERBALISER + FINGATHING (DJ SET)
// CLUB ACADEMY TICKETS £17 ADV
Full band show in the intimate surroundings of Club Academy – expect a focus on music from their most recent work, There Were Seven. Fingathing’s Peter Parker on DJ support!
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!!
Also on Saturday, Craig Charles’ monthly Funk and Soul Club sees soul jazzers The Filthy Six at Band on the Wall.
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.