Summer’s at an end and those rare sunny days we got where people moaned that it was too hot are probably gone for another year. So let’s give one last huzzah before we knock the clocks back, dig out our ear muffs and wellies and give this summer a rock & roll send off with some great bands and DJs. This night is all about having a blast, having a few drinks and listening to some of the cream of local talent around Manchester.
Hopper Propelled Electric are a punk rock n roll band from somewhere between Oldham and Halifax that write songs about drinking, driving, barfights and dirty deals. The music draws its roots from delta blues, 60s garage and rockabilly and comes out sounding like none of the above. Think Howlin’ Wolf, Bukka White, Stooges, Monks, Leadbelly and the Fall and you’re kind of there.
The Mother Black Caps are the stalwarts of proper punk that have a Northern menace and charm in the same fist. The music has an eerie Cramps/Dead Kennedy’s feel behind visceral and witty observations of day to day life. It’s the sort of music to get you pumped for a night on the tiles. If you ask nicely, they’ll sort you a copy of their latest EP King George’s Head/Happy Valentines Karaoke.
When on the prowl for some gritty delta slide blues with pounding energetic percussion, you don’t need to look further than Death Vignettes. With a lo-fi minimalistic approach, amped up these guys deliver the kind of rough edged blues you’d find from Hound Dog Taylor or T Model Ford. And it’s rather loud too. You can usually find this 2 piece getting everyone in the mood with their Abattoir Blues nights.
We’ve also got DJ sets from Oldham’s Constant Friction and Manchester’s own Rub the Sleep Out night playing Psych, Rhythm & Blues, 60s Garage, Doo-Wop, Motown, Stax, Savage Rockin' Girl Groups, Post Punk, Freak Beat, Early Black Rock 'n Roll and all other kinds of weird shit.
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