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Listings for November, 2009

APPEARING ON Monday, November 2nd, 2009

Ian McNabb [+]

Ian McNabb – Monday 2nd November

Tickets £12.50

Ian McNabb in Bilston 2003Photo: Gerry Gardner

“The sweetest guy in rock’n’roll – a legend as far as I am concerned.” – Alan McGee Read more… »

APPEARING ON Thursday, November 5th, 2009

The Suns with DJ Timmy Magic [+]

APPEARING ON Friday, November 6th, 2009

Mitchell Museum [+]

Friday 6th November – FREE before 9pm, £4 thereafter

’MITCHELL MUSEUM’ – indie rock. Experimental pop from Glasgow, Scotland.

Childhood sweethearts and members of the young inventors club, the lasting union between brothers Cammy and Raindeer and friends Kris and Dougie led to the formation of MITCHELL MUSEUM in 2008, where they have been swapping home recordings and often regular instruments for banjos, accordions, children’s toys and various buzzing, beeping and burping music makers.

Drawing influence from American and Canadian experimental indie bands including Animal Collective, Flaming Lips, Wolf Parade and Modest Mouse, MITCHELL MUSEUM create an experimental pop sound with strong hints to folk, psych, and electronica.

A reputation for hyperactive and entertaining live shows have led MITCHELL MUSEUM to be described as “a frenzied Grandaddy” and “a lovable bundle of keyboard-driven madness” by The Fly, and 2009 has seen them play the Rockness festival, support Sunset Rubdown and Midlake, and visit many UK towns, cities and motorway service stations for the first time.

Since releasing their first two singles “Warning Bells” and “Tiger Heartbeat” on Vinyl and C10 cassette via the musical arm of essential boutique clothing label Electra French, the band have earned national airplay from the likes of Steve Lamacq, Tom Robinson and Marc Riley, who had the band in session in January. Reviews for the singles led the Rough Trade shop online to state “This is the magic new sound of young Scotland and soon every major independent label will be fighting for their signature. It has energy, intrigue and shouts ‘massive potential’.”

APPEARING ON Saturday, November 7th, 2009

Mankala [+]

Afro Beat Reggae Fusion

Free Entry before 10pm, £4 thereafter

Mankala is an eclectic band that plays high-energy original music that we attempt to define as Afro-Caribbean-Fusion-Groove, with elements drawn mainly from Afro Beat, Highlife, Reggae and Zouk…but also from Latin Rock and Blues!. The band brings together musicians from diverse places in the world such as Martinique, Zambia, Tenerife (Canary Islands) and of course England where Mankala was formed early in 2003 in the multicultural city of Bristol and where the band is currently based.

APPEARING ON Sunday, November 8th, 2009

Open Mic Session with George [+]


APPEARING ON Monday, November 9th, 2009

Hounds Of Love – CONCERT POSTPONED [+]

A Tribute To Kate Bush

Concert Postponed

APPEARING ON Friday, November 13th, 2009

Camera [+]

Free Before 9pm, £4 thereafter

Quite rightly regarded as one of the finest Welsh bands to emerge in recent years, Camera have built a reputation

as creators of a very particular brand of unforgettable music. Building on a base of finely tuned yet understated musicianship

Camera’s music overflows with haunting, overlapping melodies, creating their highly individual sound. Their debut album

‘Ashes and dim light’ was released on the My Kung Fu label to critical acclaim, with their latest EP due for imminent release.

find them at www.myspace.com/cameratheband

and www.thefirefliesep.com

APPEARING ON Saturday, November 14th, 2009

Lord Scotland [+]

APPEARING ON Sunday, November 15th, 2009

Open Mic Session with Andy Hickie [+]

A true traevlling troubadour, Andy Hickie is a roaming singer songwriter from the mountains of North Wales.

After ‘working his soul dry’ to buy a camper van, Andy’s master plan is well into effect – to keep on moving, searching for enlightenment and inspiration along the way…he now finds himself at the Warehouse hoping you’ll all come along and play with him (in strictly a musical sense of course).

APPEARING ON Monday, November 16th, 2009

Erik Mongrain [+]

Erik Mongrain, Monday 16th November – Tickets £10

Acoustic/ Contempary Guitar as seen on ‘Later with Jools Holland’ last week.

Tickets £10

Erik Mongrain was born in Montreal on April 12, 1980. When he was young, he was more into sports than music.

Growing up to the sounds of Metallica, Jimi Hendrix and mostly Kurt Cobain from Nirvana, Erik discovered an interest in guitar. At 14, he received a classical guitar as a gift and learnt by ear his favourite songs. A year later, he bought his very first electric guitar which allowed him to learn and play Nirvana songs to his delight.

Over the following four years, he learned guitar on his own, composed his own music and discovered Jean-Sebastian Bach’s classical guitar melodies, which he learned by heart. Around the age of 18, he discovered a Canadian guitar giant who goes by the name of Don Ross. It was during this period in his life that Erik chose acoustic guitar as his favourite musical instrument through which he wished to share his passion with others around him.

APPEARING ON Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

Mancuban Latin Night [+]

Cuban Dance Night

Start the night with a Salsa dance class (beginner or intermediate and then dance the night away to the latin inspired beats and grooves from our DJ  – the Mamba King.

Beginners and improvers dance class 8.15 – 9.00pm

Intermediate dance class 9.15 – 10pm

Latin DJ Mix  10pm – Late

Club Entry £2, Dance Classes from £4.00

APPEARING ON Thursday, November 19th, 2009

Vintage Fashion Show [+]

APPEARING ON Friday, November 20th, 2009

Baked Ala Ska [+]

Free before 9pm, £4 thereafter

Baked Ala ska are the heavy heavy sound of Manchester ska; an 11 piece band of assembled oddballs and merry pranksters fronted by an un-holy trio of singers and featuring one of the tightest rhythm sections in Manchester with the chops to make you drop playing the wildest selection of your fave’s from Bowie, Numan, Sinatra and Santana all baked up in the red hot ska oven.

APPEARING ON Saturday, November 21st, 2009

Funkdub 5th Birthday Party with Kava Kava [+]

APPEARING ON Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

Mancuban Latin Night [+]

Cuban Dance Night

Start the night with a Salsa dance class (beginner or intermediate and then dance the night away to the latin inspired beats and grooves from our DJ  – the Mamba King.

Beginners and improvers dance class 8.15 – 9.00pm

Intermediate dance class 9.15 – 10pm

Latin DJ Mix  10pm – Late

Club Entry £2, Dance Classes from £4.00

APPEARING ON Thursday, November 26th, 2009

Doodleplanet [+]

APPEARING ON Friday, November 27th, 2009

Airship [+]

Airship – Friday November 27th

Free admission before 9pm, £4 thereafter

“Grasping the softer elements of Mercury Rev and Danish delights Mew, they add Thom Yorke’s fine ear for melody and squish it all together with the louder, more bombastic thud of Coldplay to deliver a convincing promise that will make listeners feel fortunate they’ve caught them this early.”
Manchester Evening News

APPEARING ON Saturday, November 28th, 2009

Wave Machines [+]

Tonight, November 28th – Free before 10pm, £4 thereafter

APPEARING ON Sunday, November 29th, 2009

Open Mic Session with The Kevin Critchley Outfit [+]

Free admission

Big Welcome to our new open mic hosts The Kevin Critchley Outfit.  Unrelenting in their passion for making fresh music, with a line-up that has grown from duo to six-piece in just two years, KCO are armed to the teeth with versatile musicians, global influences and a refreshingly unique sound.