Manchester’s Funk / Hip Hop May: Phife Dawg, Homeboy Sandman, Tuxedo, Cymande, KRS-ONE

Bit of a good one coming up this weekend and beyond for hip hop and funk fans. Click on each link to grab tickets.


Friday night sees Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One hit up Band on the Wall as Tuxedo, for a with-vocals DJ set. Support comes from funk bassist Sven Atterton, whose EP The Cove places him as the perfect support act together with Red Laser’s Randy Marsh. Have a listen below.

Saturday and Sunday are Golden Era days as Phife Dawg plays Sound Control courtesy of Juicy and The Doctor’s Orders (Sat), while More Bounce bring KRS-ONE to 1 Primrose Street on Sunday.



Also don’t forget the local lads – Danny Diatribe and Herrotics have a double album launch

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British funk pioneers Cymande are also about on the Saturday over at BOTW. Andy Madhatter is on DJ support.


Don’t forget the week after sees Homeboy Sandman over in the Soup Kitchen for Taste The Diff’rence’s Soundwave launch with The Bluntskins in tow.



Agent J aka Jamie Groovement: writer, host, DJ and teacher. @jamiegroovement