Thursday, 21 May 2009


The clever B-Music team have got LA's amazing Gaslamp Killer to do a mixtape which mashes up the label's first twenty releases. It sounds a bit like this and is available from the Finders Keepers shop [it won't be available anywhere else until August] . There's also an accompanying, super limited 7" edit which will be sneaking out through the affiliated Twisted Nerve.

Sunday, 17 May 2009


The Kitsune label rolls into town again for a party at The Deaf Institute 17/06/09. Alongside Beni and Chew Lips are the locally-rooted but London-based AutoKratz.

Before all that, you can sample an AutoKratz live favourite: their cover of Primal Scream's 'Swastika Eyes'. Get it here. The duo will also be unleashing their album, Animal, in June plus a single 'Always More' that comes with remixes from Shadow Dancer and Yuksek.

Saturday, 16 May 2009


Northernights is closed for Eurovision.


In preparation for Elite Force's date at Carry On on 12th June, the night's promoters have been reminding people of this tech-funkin' mix. It should whet a fair few appetites.

Thursday, 14 May 2009


We don't normally cover cinema listings but this one is a bit different.

Urbis are screening Matt Wolf's compelling portrait of the seminal Arthur Russell 28/05/09. It's just a fiver and it starts at 7.30pm. Immediately after, there's a party at The Social with DJs from Naive Melody and El Diablo's.

What's not to like?

Tuesday, 12 May 2009


What you up to on Thursday night? Nothing? Well increase your nothing quota by not going to the opening of Common's new wall-daubing spectacular, A Wave Called Panic, by graphic designer type lad Chris Gray. It's all ticket you see, they might have sent out all the tickets, although maybe not, get on the blag and try your luck because it's going to be LOVE-ER-LY in there.

We're not sure if it's just the mural or a full exhibition, what we do know is that the walls were not finished on Saturday when NN was in there getting drunk in the sun.

After the opening party for this thing it's the super Stop Making Sense shindig, where they have cleverly booked blog-supremos 20JazzFunkGreats. 20JFG is probably the best music blog on that "world wide web" and therefore their DJ skills should be pretty good.

Tuesday, 5 May 2009


The X43 is an epic bus route that takes you from Manchester to Burnley, via Rawtenstall. I have had much fun on it before, as have others, and it's popularity has now manifested itself into the form of an actual real life record label.

X43 records is having a sort of launch party tonight at Odd Bar, Thomas Street. The people behind this are from the same quorum as Detroit Public Radio and Chump Magazine, so expect some maxx-ace music from the former, and some maxx-ace fanzines and artwork from the latter.

We especially like the X43 sleeves, produced by Adam O'Bern - the records and CDs will be available to buy at the party, which is lucky.

Friday, 1 May 2009


We understand that the boys behind the wonderful disco de bosh Prostitutes and Policeman are launching a regular mid-weeker in the Autumn at our current fave nightspot Joshua Brooks.

Expect plenty of wonky dancing action in the arched club, more details to follow, well, it doesn't start until September so ...