POND + Guests
Soup Kitchen are pleased to present POND, a band that features members of TAME IMPALA and have come back from SXSW with amazing reviews and have just been named by NME as the “Hottest New Band In The World” with their latest album ‘Beard, Wives, Denim’ scoring 9/10 in it’s review. This is set to be one of the shows of the year!
In 2008, good friends Joseph Ryan (Mink Mussel Creek), Nick Allbrook (Tame Impala, Mink Mussel Creek) and Jay Watson (Tame Impala) were sat under a mulberry tree in Daglish, Perth, where the they lived in a happy little home on Troy Terrace with their friend Kevin Parker (Tame Impala) who sometimes plays on and mixes their albums.
Maybe it was the Mulberry tree, the sunlight or something in their tea that morning that inspired them enough to write the tropical lo-fi psychedelic pastiche that became ‘Psychedelic Mango’. A fun listen, if you can steel your ears and tolerate the minutes of white noise which invariably accompany every half sensible pop song.
The idea of POND was to be able to get anyone they wanted to play whatever, whenever, in a completely ego free kind of trip all under the big obligation-less blanket of “POND”. This resulted in the next album, Corridors of Blissterday being recorded live with an 8-piece band in 5 days sometime in 2009. Then they got too into Prince and Fleetwood Mac, so they accidently made pop funk classic ‘Frond’ which was released on boutique Sydney label Hole In The Sky in September 2010.
Now you can buy their new album ‘Beard, Wives, Denim’ which they recorded in a farm down south of Perth, Western Australia. Modular Records thought it was such a great record they decided to release it worldwide and with a great amount of fuss in March 2012. Now POND consists of the original three, plus our friend Cameron Avery (The Growl) on drums and Jamie Terry (The Silents) on keyboards and other things.
7.30pm / £8
Naive Melody featuring Eddie C.
Eddie is a vinyl purist and avid lover of the 7″, check his 7 Inches of Love releases and new imprint Red Motorbike for hot 45s.
His deep, lush and beautiful grooves have also found their way onto NM label favorites such as Japan’s Endless Flight, Crue-L and Let’s Get Lost edit series. He recently moved to Berlin making this all the more possible. Give him a big welcome for his Manchester debut which takes place in the Basement at Soup Kitchen alongside Naive Melody DJs, while in the Kitchen are Folk DJs.
11pm-5am / £7
Soup Kitchen / 31-33 Spear Street / Northern Quarter / M1 1DF
DHP Concerts presents Jonquil / Ninetails / Burning Buildings
DHP Concerts presents Jonquil, Ninetails and Burning Buildings in Kraak tonight. Oxford’s Jonquil are Hugo Manuel – Keys & Vox, Sam Scott – Trumpets & Basses, Robin McDiarmid – Guitars, Dominic Hand – Drums. Jonquil Facebook
7.30pm / £6
Proper Magazine presents 40 Summers with Graeme Fisher / Steve Lee / Chris Murray / Scott Rapson
11pm-4am / £5 adv / more otd
Kraak / 11 Stevenson Square / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB
LGBT Labour’s Eurovision Party
Join LGBT Labour for an evening of food, drink, fundraising and fabulous euro pop live from Baku at their Eurovision Contest Party! Come and help raise funds for LGBT Labour’s campaign fund and Labour’s 2014 european election campaign with special guests Stephen Twigg MP & Arlene McCarthy MEP.
7pm – late / £10
2022NQ / 20 Dale Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 1DB
The Ruby Lounge
The Doors Alive
The Doors Alive are unsurprisingly a Doors tribute act, but these are one of the best you’ll see. Just check out these quotes from people who know and the video!
“If you thought Val Kilmer was good, be warned this guy is even better. Moving and singing like Morrison the rich baritone clung to the air like molasses – Simply THE best Doors tribute band on the road at the moment.” Ron Clooney – Author of “Mr. Mojo Risin”
“The Doors Alive is the closest thing you will get to being in the same room as the real thing. Close your eyes and you will be transported back to 1966 Whisky a Go-Go and the sounds that made The Doors one of the most iconic and revered bands, 40 years on from the tragic death of Jim Morrison.” Jon Wing – Promoter, Academy Music Group
7.30pm / £12
Manchester’s leading Rock & Metal club Caged Asylum celebrates 2012 in style with 11 special nights and tonight they welcome Kerrang‘s Johnny Doom. Join Johnny and Caged Asylum‘s own DJ Mikee Diablo for some serious partying where fancy dress is always optional but always encouraged, and the usual dress code is slick & stylish casual and all things Rock & Metal, as risqué as you dare!
The playlist features the biggest names in metal ranging from classics such as Pantera and Slayer, the new school sounds of Trivium and Killswitch Engage and crossover rock from Queens of the Stone Age and Rage Against The Machine – all given a thunderous sheen by a killer 40k sound system. Drinks are great value and the vibe easy going and unpretentious, and did I mention there’s a lap-dancing lounge?
11pm / £6
The Ruby Lounge / 28-34 High Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester
Band On The Wall
Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club featuring The Bongolian / DJ Lack of Afro
The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club returns with a full live set featuring the incredible rare groove fusion of Funk Soul Hammond and Sci Fi Bongo Boogaloo of The Bongolian plus presenter, DJ, actor and funkster Craig Charles plus special guest DJ Lack of Afro manning the decks ’till 3am with the planet’s funkiest tunes.
This month Craig Charles is delighted to showcase a full live set by The Bongolian, AKA multi-instrumentalist and Big Boss Man front man Nasser Bouzida and his incredible band.A decade ago Nasser Bouzida disappeared into his studio and created a solo set of recordings which resulted in the birth of his alter ego The Bongolian. Drawing on his influences of Funk, Soul and Jazz Nasser produced an inspired selection of recordings blending elements of grinding percussion and heavy Bongo rhythms.
The eponymous debut ‘The Bongolian’ was released early in 2002 to much critical acclaim, and followed up by the 2006 ‘Blueprint’ and in 2008 by ‘Outer Bongolia’ (which scored a licensing deal in Japan).His most recent release, ‘Bongos For Beatniks’, upped the pressure on the funk cooker even more. The albums have become record box essentials for DJs, finding a wide appeal from Dance and Hip-Hop to rare groove and funk 45s fans. Nasser has assembled a high calibre five piece live band with whom The Bongolian have toured USA, UK and Europe.
“Nasser Bouzida is a man with talent to spare. A Latin-flavoured jazz-funk odyssey” ~ Q Magazine
“The UK’s premier exponent of bongo-driven freakbeat” ~ Plan B
“Forget your preconceptions, this is the REAL incredible bongo band” ~ Clash
Due to the tremendous popularity of this night there will only be 100 tickets reserved for sale on the door. Get there early to avoid the queue!
9pm / £13 Adv / £15 otd
Band On The Wall / 25 Swan Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester
Matt & Phreds
The Woo Hoo’s Big Band
The Woo Hoo’s is an all singing, all playing, all female musical trio – with an emphasis on fun, camaraderie and sweet vocal harmony. Three massive voices combine to deliver a song list covering Jazz, R&B, Latin, Blues and pop greats arranged in a quirky and completely unique way, designed to surprise and delight themselves as much as you the audience. For this Big Band performance they’ll be joined by the some equally matched musicians who are some of the best players in the North West. The Woo Hoos are Julie Bruce – Vocals/Cajon/Percussion, Zoe Chiotis – Vocals/Guitar and Ríoghnach Connolly – Vocals/Flute and their Handsome Beaus, Kenji Fenton – Saxaphone, Andy Chaisty – Bass and Ellis Davies – Guitar
9.30pm – 1am / £5
Matt & Phreds / 64 Tib Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester
Loose Change with Jon Kraus
Jon Kraus (Hoya Hoya / Fat City) ’Loose Change’ at Odd Bar Jon will be delving between the seats to create a colorful montage of Saturday night drinking music, tackling a healthy mix of Disco, Boogie, House, Afro, Brazilian, Psych, Kraut, Garage, Blues, Ska, Reggae & Soul.
Odd Bar / 30-32 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1ER
The Bay Horse
The Saturday Social takes place every Saturday in the wonderful surroundings of The Bay Horse Pub. A soundtrack of the weird, wonderful and well known, from the old to new, Funk to Punk, Disco to Indie, Folk to Pop, all played on lovely crackly vinyl. Your DJs for this aural journey are Craig Johnson and Ian Scott.
8pm-1am / FREE
The Bay Horse Pub / 35-37 Thomas Street / Manchester / Northern Quarter / M4 1NA
Howl Sessions at Trof is brought to you by the DJs behind clubnight Remake Remodel and is a monthly bar session which is held in celebration of true alternative rock and roll, both old and new. Expect to hear BRMC, Black Keys, The Doors, The Stones, Nirvana…you get the idea!
9pm – 3am / free before 10 / £1 after
Trof / 8 Thomas Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester
Friends in Common with John Stammers
Every Saturday night (apart from the 2nd of the month) Common invite their favourite friends to play their favourite records. Expect to hear music you never knew you liked. Pop music played with sense and sensibility, country with soul, and maybe something that will make you dance. This week’s ‘Friend’ is John Stammers.
Common / 39 to 41 Edge Street / Northern Quarter / M4 1HW
Aliases / Deadly Circus Fire / Spires / Not Above Evil
Aliases are taking a break from recording their debut album, to kick off a whistlestop, six date tour of England this week to remind fans exactly why they are at the forefront of the UK tech metal scene. Tonight they are at Moho Live with Deadly Circus Fire, Spires and Not Above Evil.
7pm / £6.50
Moho Live continues its new regular Saturday night, Club Moho. In the Main Room, Jorge will play anything and everything commercial; pop, indie, dance, rnb, dance, you name it, Jorge will play it. While in Room 2 Glen from Coup De Ville hosts spinning old skool hip hop and electro. It’s £5 in all night (unless you find one of their flyering team and get a FREE ticket) and there are some drinks specials too for those looking for some value from their night out.
11pm / £3 Adv /£5
Moho Live / Tib Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester
Designer Magazine presents Post Zero / The Montoyas / The Madding Crowd / The Vox / Sophie Wray
Designer Magazine once again present a showcase of new music, tonight featuring Post Zero, The Montoyas, The Madding Crowd, The Vox and Sophie Wray. Post Zero are a Manchester based three-piece, James – Bass and vocals, Ash – Drums and Ian – Guitar. The band fuse their modern take on post-punk with lyrical content reflecting on today’s culture and society, commenting on issues such as superficial media expression and introspective thoughts. Post Zero aim to communicate through music, a seemingly dying notion.
Funkademia ~ Simon Ozbizton / Les Croasdaile / Myk Nolan (Northern Funk)
This Saturday Simon Ozbizton, Les Croasdaile and Myk Nolan (Northern Funk) take control of the decks at Funkademia, which takes place every Saturday to a consistently full house, feeding a friendly crowd with a diet of pure unadulterated soul-funk with the dj collective taking you on a journey through four decades of the very best soul, funk, electric disco and hip-hop with a touch of smooth r&b and some big house classics. www.funkademia.net
This Northern Quarter stalwart sells out most weeks so you’re advised to either arrive early or purchase advance tickets.
The Frog & Bucket
Barrel Of Laughs
MC Tony Burgess presents Phil Walker, Matt Price and Ian Stone for The Frog and Bucket’s flagship Saturday night show, Barrel of Laughs. The show goes on until 2am with one of the Frog’s resident DJ’s.
7pm / £17
The Frog & Bucket / 102 Oldham Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M4 1LJ