Tonight, Salford’s Eagle Inn plays host to some of the most exciting bands in the indie psych realm. These bands are SlowHandClap, Springfield Elementary, HAMER, & OHMNS. Now I will mention here that the night before (GNOD – 21/02/19) was one of the best things I’ve ever seen. Therefore I had to limit expectations. Continue reading “OHMNS – 22/02/19”
Tonight I have the chance to see GNOD live, in the intimate setting of The Peer Hat, tickets only available on the door. Support comes from Errant Monks and Japanese Television, making for a lineup that begs to be witnessed. Continue reading “GNOD – 21/02/19”
I usually start these reviews with a humorous story as to how the journey to the gig went. I do this because sometimes a gig is worth more than just the show itself, your day changes when you go to any form of live music. I like to report on my night, and how everything that goes into that from the long bus ride into Manchester, and the struggle of finding my way home. However, I wake up this morning with a nosebleed and minimal memory, a few notes and a half written review I began before passing out. As this is going to be the longest review I’ve done, I’ll just get straight into it. Continue reading “INTERNATIONAL TEACHERS OF POP – 19/02/19”
I woke up this morning with a headache, spawned in hell by the devil himself. I’m already feeling the effects of a Valentine’s Day with Mold (Read my review here). Today I have a long day ahead, filled with Postmodernist lectures and excessive painkillers. However, no amount of Co-Codamol can get me off the hook this time. There is only one thing on my mind, how to cure a hangover.
I’m currently reading Will Ashon’s Chamber Music, therefore my pre-gig playlist consists of primarily Wu Tang Clan and other hip-hop circa ’93, thus inappropriately setting me up for Mold at Soup Kitchen.
Much like RZA would walk the streets of New York City for hours on end as a form of meditation, I would get the 192 from Stockport, through Heaton Chapel, Levnshulme, Longsight and then arrive in Manchester. This is an hour-long ritual, which I endure before any night out. In which I can prepare my mind and soul for what’s to come. However, I could not prepare myself for Mold. Continue reading “MOLD – 14/02/19”
Tonight I’m on my way to see South London punk/sleaze group Phobophobes for the second time. They’re playing at Night & Day Café, which is a consistently top venue, easy to reach, intimate and the best draught Guinness served in plastic you can find in Manchester. This is a Guinness Q-Tip couldn’t refuse. This is a Guinness that a Flann O’Brien protagonist would procrastinate for. This is a Guinness that would take Lee Scratch Perry back to the halcyon days of 2001. This is the perfect atmosphere for a cunt like me to dwell.
Mezzanine XX1 is Massive Attack’s reimagined ‘nostalgia nightmare headtrip’; 21 years after the albums release. Mezzanine is also an album that is as old as I am, and was exposed to while in utero. I’m not saying this show was made for me, however, this album is apart of my DNA.