The Ruby Lounge
The Stone Roses ~ An Aftershow Party
In case anyone has been living under a rock these past months the Stone Roses are back and gracing Manchester with 3 sold out gigs up at Heaton Park this weekend, tonight, Saturday and Sunday. The whole city seems to be buzzing and there’s sure to be a massive influx of people keen to see this hallowed reunion and The Ruby Lounge is playing its part with aftershow parties on the 29th & 30th June following the Stone Roses shows at Heaton Park, hosted by DJ Lowrider and Soundlab. The party starts at Midnight which might just give those heading back from the gigs time to get there!
Midnight-4am / £10 / £15 Weekend Pass
The Ruby Lounge / 28-34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1QB
Be My Guest
Simon Tomkinson curates another two-floor musical marathon of beats to delight discerning music lovers and please the finest shape-shifters. In the Kitchen Simon welcomes a weekly guest whilst the Basement is handed over to various promotions, this week in the basement it’s Chew Lips playing live and Simon is joined by Dave Togher in the Kitchen.
8pm-1am / Free
Dance pop duo Chew Lips released their new single ‘Do You Chew?‘on 11th June through the bands own label Family Records, as part of a new deal with Sony Music, and you can hear in the video below.
Following the release of their debut album ‘Unicorn‘ in 2010 and the hyped sold out singles ‘Solo‘ and ‘Salt Air‘ Chew Lips became one of the most talked about new bands with glowing reviews across the media. Releasing their record independently, Chew Lips have always had a very DIY essence to them, which is something they are keen to continue now that they have signed their own label to Sony Music earlier this year.
The new single ‘Do You Chew?‘ from their forthcoming second album, is an undeniably cool pop song which takes the sweetness of a trademark Chew Lips‘ melody and mixes it with the street essence of an R’n’B beat backed by ridiculously catchy vocals.
Chew Lips consist of vocalist and uber-cool frontwoman Tigs and multi-instrumentalist James Watkins. The band formed in 2009 after the pair had been in indie bands but then had the desire to form something new, something pop and something exciting. The band are currently putting the finishing touches to their second, as yet untitled album, which will be released in late 2012 with the first glimpse of their new record coming with ‘Do You Chew?’. The single and 2 remixes can be heard below and if you head over to their Souncloud you can download the remixes and listen to more of their stuff. Chew Lips SoundcloudChew Lips
7.30pm-11.30pm / £8 adv
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DF
Band On The Wall
Jaliba Kuyateh is widely regarded as Gambia’s greatest modern master of the Kora, one of Africa’s most beautiful and complex instruments. With a wonderful sound loosely resembling that of a harp, it features 21 strings (traditionally played with both hands in a style similar to flamenco and delta blues guitar techniques) and its joyous and hypnotic polyrhythmic sound is the signature of many West African musics.
Jaliba Kuyateh was born in Niamina Dankunku Village in the Central River Region in 1957. As a son of the late great Kora Player Kebba Sunkung Kuyateh, he learnt to play at a very early age. His mother Aja Bakoto Mbye also contributed immensely in the development of this great musician, while Jaliba’s Grandfather, Wandifeng Jali was considered the best Kora player of his time. Performing here with the Kumerah Band, this is an unmissable night in the magical company of one of West Africa’s most admired artists.
Presented by Band on the Wall in association with We Face Forward - a season of contemporary art and music from West Africa, celebrated across Manchester as part of the London 2012 Festival. www.wefaceforward.org
This concert will begin at 7.30pm but the Picturehouse Cafe Bar is open from 5.30pm for delicious food and drinks.
7pm / £12.50 adv / £14.50 otd
For his monthly liquid drum and bass residency Marcus Intalex brings some very special guests in the form of DJ Storm [Metalheadz] and the original junglist DJ Randall, as always alongside Soul:ution residents Marcus Intalex [Soul:r] and MC DRS [Broke 'n £nglish] playing right through until 3am.
DJ Storm ~ The First Lady of Drum and Bass
Often called the First Lady of Drum & Bass, Storm has always been considered one of the finest DJs in the industry, known for her supreme mixing ability and second-to-none selections. Storm is one of the main selectors in the prestigious Metalheadz label, and frequently represents the label at festivals, residencies and countless solo shows. She has also recently joined forces with other female DJs to form Feline, and has toured across Europe with the project as well as hosting a monthly residency at London’s Herbal.
DJ Randall is one of the true original junglists; a proper DJ’s DJ. He’s been spinning since the mid 80′s after falling in love with rave culture and making his name through pirate station Centralforce, before going on to smash it countless times at AWOL and World Dance. Now considered true drum & bass royalty and boss of the Mac II label, as well as establised resident at DJ Friction’s Shogun Audio.
11pm-3am / £9 adv
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 5JZ
An Evening of Experimental Music
Michael Perrett from the Royal Northern College of Music presents an evening of experimental music. It involves music which is experimental and it takes place at Kraak in the evening. Oh, and the poster is pretty cool. That’s all I know!
7.30pm – 10.30pm / £3
Go Dumb! with Splice DJ Homebrew
From 11pm in Kraak it’s over to the Go Dumb! crew for their usual shenanigans, this time they are joined by Splice DJ Homebrew and Go Dumb! residents DR Syntax and Andy Peek in attendance too.
11pm-4am / £4 otd
Kraak / 11 Stephenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB
Dry Bar / Dry Live
12:51 at Dry Bar
DJ Wrighty hosts a night dedicated to the best indie and alternative music from legends of the past to the newest bands defining the sounds of the present, dipping into retro and club classics, 80′s electronica and 90′s Britpop.
9pm-4am / FREE
Sub-Woofah 3rd Birthday with Krome & Time / Aries & David Boomah / S Man / Euphonique / Masterpeace
On the 15th June 2009 Sub-Woofah was born in a small venue in South Manchester. 3 years on and they’re still representing Jungle and Drum and Bass from both the past and the present. With true junglist troops attending – that represent hard and make everything we do worthwhile – they’ve put together a very special line up and have some (FREE) pre-party-celebrations planned.
JUNE 29TH LINE UP:
Krome & Time
Major UK jungle duo, best known for two of the biggest Jungle tunes of 1994 – ‘The Licence‘ and ‘Ganja Man‘ (on their own label – Tearin Vinyl). DJ Krome & Mr Time aka Krome & Time started out in 1988 playing on Londons legendary Fantasy fm and various acid-house partys.
With a string of No1 Records, including his first ever record with Shy FX ‘Who Run Tings’ in 1995 and ‘On The Run’ in 2007 to name a couple, David Boomah is one of the prime voices of jungle. He has worked with some of the best producers on the scene inc Rebel MC, Shy FX, Potential Badboy, Curtis Lynch, Benny Page, Remarc, G-Corp, Code:Breaker, Engine Earz, Stenchman, DJ Panik, Kyshido and M-Rode and collaborating with artists like Tenor Fly, Daddy Freddy, Topcat, YT, Navigator, UK Apachi, Juxci-D, Gunsmoke, Fredi Kruga and ProFit MC and touring with UK Apachi and Shy FX.
Aries has been producing music for just over a decade – heavily influenced by Roots and Dub Reggae. His first outing on vinyl was in 2005 on Co-Lab Recordings, with the heavily supported ‘Herbsmoke’. This was championed by DJ Bailey and made it onto BBC Radio 1 and the daytime playlist of BBC’s 1XTRA, as did ‘Brother and Sister’ on Roots Records. ‘Herbsmoke’ was later remixed by the almighty TC as well as the king of dubwise DnB, Marcus Visionary.
11pm-4am / £8adv / £9 otd
Dry + Dry Live / 28- 30 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN
Matt & Phreds
Charlestonercise DVD Launch & The Lazy River Band
Anthony Padget, he who runs Matt & Phred’s Charleston Dancing classes, is launching a new DVD that he has put together to teach you how to keep in shape, vintage style! No dance experience is required and the DVD brings you 4 sequences of exercises that are in increasing difficulty. Each sequence has 6 moves that will exercise your thighs, waist, arms and chest. There is also a final 5th sequence that will focus on your stomach and back. Dance teacher Anthony has married the more traditional moves of the Charleston with getting active to make a truly unique exercise regime. Best of all he has put together a step by step guide on DVD so that you can master the new phenomenon yourself. Tonight will be the official launch so the instructors will be on hand to give a demonstration and you can pick up a few of the basic moves. You will be able to purchase the DVD on the night and if you feel like hanging around you can join in the 1920′s prohibition party with The Lazy River Band. Charlestonexercise
The Lazy River Jazz Band take to the stage with some rip roaring tunes from the 20′s through to the 50′s, whilst the folk from jazzswingdance come and show off the very best of their Charleston dance moves. As well as the live band there’ll be silent movies and the DJ will be playing his vintage gramophone music in between sets to create the perfect atmosphere of bygone glamour. Dress Code is Gangsters, Flappers or High Society (back tie and dresses).
The Lazy River Jazz Band formed in the early 1970′s to play dixieland /swing style music from the 20′s, 40′s and 50′s and during their career the quartet has supported nationally acclaimed musicians including the legendary Nat Gonella and have been the guests of many celebrated musicians. One of the bands recent highlights was a performance at the Wigan International Jazz Festival. The Band are: Geoff Billington: Trumpet & Cornet, John Pennington: Clarinet & Alto Sax, Roy Billington: Tenor Banjo & Guitar and Dave Parr: Bass.
8pm – 1am / £5
Matt & Phreds / 64 Tib Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LW
Night & Day
The Volontes + guests
Night and Day welcome rising stars The Volontes to their famous stage alongside some special guests to be announced.
8pm – Midnight / £5
Night & Day Cafe / 26 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1JN
Freitags with Craig Campbell
An excursion of musical wonderment joining the dots between Kraut, Baltimore Club, House, Indie, Electro, Outsider Pop, Disco, Cosmic Nonsense and forgotten gems. This week’s ‘friend’ is Craig Campbell.
9pm-2am / FREE before 10pm / £2 after
Common/ 39-41 Edge Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1HW
Bay Horse Pub
Feel Good Friday
Head to The Bay Horse for Feel Good Friday with resident DJs Dan Soulsmith & Paul Wright, where you can delight in funk, soul, disco, leftfield pop and cosmic rock to make you “Feel Good”! And it’s free in which makes you feel good too!
8pm-1am / FREE
The Bay Horse Pub / 35-37 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1NA
Pop ‘Til You Drop Madchester Special
It’s time to get your 26 inch flares out, all thats baggy and get down to Pop ‘Til You Drop for an unashamed celebration of all things Madchester. With the city’s football teams head and shoulders above the rest of the premiership and some of the most influential bands of their time reforming, Pop ‘Til You Drop celebrate Manchester music in fine style. As The Stone Roses play in Heaton Park we will be continuing the party in the city centre; Northside, Happy Mondays, Joy Division, New Order, 808 State, A Guy Called Gerald, MC Tunes, Interstella and the beat goes on with all our regular Pop favourites! Digging deep into their libraries, resident DJ’s from the camps of Crazy P and El Diablo’s Social Club (the original founders of the night), alongside other local heroes and don’t knows, hope to take you down a musical memory lane and have you firmly routed to the dancefloor.
10.30pm – 3.30am / £5
Mint Lounge / 46-50 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LE
Mat Lake and Mof Gimmers offer up a celebration of good time party vibes featuring an astonishing selection of hip hop classics, house party favourites, midnight movie selectors and block party anthems. Plus get down early for free house rum punch, but when it’s gone it’s gone!
9pm – 3am / FREE before 10 / £1 after
Trof / 8 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester
The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs
MC Danny McLoughlin presents John Ryan, Deborah Jane Appleby and Mick Fery for The Frog and Bucket’s flagship Friday night show, Barrel of Laughs. The show goes on until 2am with one of the Frog’s resident DJ’s.
7pm / £16 / £8 concession
The Frog & Bucket / 102 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LJ