Fri 22 Dec / Inner City Waves ft Truce, Shoa, Jermaine Peterson, Konny Kon

The fifth showcase from Band On The Wall bringing fresh new talent to the stage (and Konny, who’s knocking on a bit). Read an interview with Truce (of Cul De

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Video / Agbeko: Unite (live for Sessions Of March) + live at Riot Jazz

Following their explosive EP launch at Band On The Wall, Agbeko play the infamous Riot Jazz on 25 November. Let this live version of Unite get you in the mood.

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Manchester / The Legendary Juice Crew: 13 Nov 2017

Old school hip hop collective Juice Crew hit Manchester this Monday courtesy of More Bounce (who recently brought Pete Rock and CL Smooth to the city) and friends: Big Daddy

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On Tour / Abstract Orchestra Play Madvillainy

Following up their well-received orchestral interpretations of Dilla’s music, the 17 piece Abstract Orchestra return with their take on the seminal Madvialliny album. I’ll be joining them with a Madlib

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Manchester / Inner City Waves with Chris Amor, Karmic Evolution, rosebud and KJ Topp

Hip hop bookings at Band On The Wall have been minimal to say the least over the last few months as the venue changes focus on its bookings, yet they

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Waajeed x Mr Scruff in Manchester this weekend

Scruff’s monthly Keep It Unreal night sees a visit from Detroit don Waajeed this Saturday night, down at Band On The Wall. Waajeed’s latest EP is out on his own

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Live / RAY BLK @ Band On The Wall, 3 Dec 2017

Fresh off the back of gorgeous new single Doing Me, BBC Music Sound of 2017 winner RAY BLK arrives in Manchester at the beginning of December. BUY TICKETS from 10am

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Interview: Loose Lips present Blah Records Showcase + Masaki Uchida track premiere

This Friday sees one of the UK’s best hip hop collectives descend to the basement of the Whiskey Jar, courtesy of the Loose Lips crew – read my preview over

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London / Tru Thoughts 18th Birthday Festival at The Roundhouse

One of the UK’s most steadfast independent labels celebrates 18 years in the game with a special all-day event across three stages at The Roundhouse on October 21st. Guests food

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The Exacters prep for Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club

Manchester funk outfit The Exacters have been announced as the live element of May’s Funk and Soul Club at the city’s Band On The Wall venue. Craig Charles’ night is

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Hip Hop Kings on tour: Davy DMX, Monie Love, Chuck Chillout, Grandmaster Dee and Cut Creator

        This collective of legends will be hitting the road soon (who between them have combined sales of over 100 million records), a team of artists who

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Preview // Danny Brown: Atrocity Exhibition, Manchester date

In the past you’ve mentioned seeing what you do as documentation, leaving something behind. Have you always been that melancholic?  “I think that come with age. I didn’t think like that

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WIN! Anchorsong, Contours, Sleepdebt, Peter Parker: Salford, Friday 19 Aug

Your chance to win a pair of guestlist to this Friday night’s show at Fat Out’s Burrow (courtesy of our friends at Fat Out, This City Is Ours and Red

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Manchester // BLACKALICIOUS – 26 JUNE 2016

On the back of their crowd-funded comeback LP Imani Vol 1, the legendary duo return to Manchester in a couple of weeks. I was lucky enough to warm up for

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