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Monday, May 30, 2011

What the hell's going on with Enrico.W/c 29/5/11.

Tues 31/5/11. Phospherescent. Deaf Institute, M/c.
American country influenced.

Wed 1/6/11. The Lovely Eggs. Night and Day caff. M/c.
Morecambe's finest twee/grunge duo.

Thurs 2/6/11. Woodie Guthrie 'Hard Times & Hard Travelin'. Continental, Preston.

Fri.3/6/11. The Fall. Manchester Moho Live.

Sat 4/6/11. Aathenor and Alexander Tucker. Islington Mill, Salford.
Drone metal/loops and drones.

Sun 5/6/11. Scrabble Club.3pm-9pm. Deaf Institute, M/c.
Yes! It really is a scrabble club.

Mon 6/6/11. Judie Collins. Manchester Dancehouse Theatre.
American folk original from the 60's.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Playlist - 28th May 2011

Best audio quality (IPlayer)

Sly & Robbie - Rocks and Mountains - Channel One (Lost & Found)
Peaking Lights - All the sun that shines - Not Not Fun records
Big D & The Suppertoner - Rock Vibration - Sunflower
Clive Smith - Flute forward - Abraham
Lighty Singers of Estill, SC - In the Morning When the Trumpet Sound - Big Legal Mess
White Family of Savannah, GA - Don't wait on tomorrow's sun - Big Legal Mess
Slim Green - Shake 'em up - BGP
Augustus Pablo - Credential (Instrumental) - Pressure Sounds
Bunny Lee & the Aggrovators - Dub Naah Run - King Spinna
Gussie presenting I Roy - Coxsone Affair - Sunspot
Jim Denley - Pod - spltrec
The Scrapes - Antarctic Beach -
Hollis Taylor - Tema Cumerdeen - homeconcert8
Mental Powers - Stuffed Alive / Hey Barn - Badminton Bandit
Group Doueh - Jagwar Doueh - Sublime Frequencies
Grupo Gualajo - No Quiero - Trikont
Fatoumata Diawara - Kanou - World Circuit
Clapton Fox - Amazing Thunderstorm -
Thomas Truax - Free as Fireflies in May - SL Records
Billy Bragg - The Milkman of Human Kindness - Go! Discs
AM444 - Shen Xian Yao - Pause Music - http://am444.bandcamp.com/
Terry Riley & Gyan Riley - Emerald Runner - Sri Moonshine

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Playlist - 21st May 2011

Best audio quality (IPlayer)

Tarrus Riley - Rebel - Maximum Sound
Captain Sinbad - World Wide Rebellion - Maximum Sound
The Upsetters - Strong Dub - Pressure Sounds
The Upsetters - Lama Lava Mix 2 - Pressure Sounds
McWonner - Higher Region - Channel
Jeb Loy Nichols - Everything is different - On U Sound
Creation Rebel - Creation Rock - On U Sound
The New Age Steppers - Sing Love - On U Sound
African Headcharge - Good Things - On U sound - On-u-CD
Bob Dylan - Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues - Columbia
Bob Dylan - Return to Me - Columbia
Bob Dlyan - Absolutely Sweet Marie - Columbia
Dick and DeeDee - The Mountain's High - London
Scritti Politti - The "Sweetest Girl" - Virgin
Nightingales - Craft Fag - Ink Records
Justin Adams - Jombajo - Real World
Orchestre Poly-Rythmo - Ou C'est Lui Ou C'est Moi - Analog Africa - aacd-de
Stump - Light!Camel!Action!Charlton Heston meets the Irreststable Force - Chrysalis
The Travelling Band - Fairweather Friends - Cooking Vinyl
Charles Sheffield - It's your voodoo working - Universal
Slim Harpo - Tip on In, Part 1 - Universal
Lazy Lester - I'm a lover not a fighter - Universal
Freddy King - The Bossa Nova Watusi Twist - Vampi Soul
Sahara - Mac Rebennack - Ace
Booker T & MGs - cHinese Checkers - Ace
Neville Grant - Sick and Tired - Ace
The Box Tops - Everything I am - aCE
Devon Irons - When Jah Came - Get on Down

Friday, May 20, 2011

Enrico's gigs W/c 23.5.11. Hear his personalised Mrs Cakehead jingle on this week's OTW.

Tuesday 24/5/11. Mountains. Islington Mill, Salford.
Electronic duo on Thrill Jockey compared to Brian Eno and Fennesz.

Wed 25th. Travelling Band (On Saturday's OTW). The Grand, Clitheroe.
Hippyish Glastonbury party Mancs.

Thurs. 26th. Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. Band on the Wall, M/c.
Innovative prog/jazz street musicians with hio hop sensibility.

Fri. 27th. The Mountain Goats.Academy 3, M/c.
Absolute highest recommendation.

Sat 26th. Nightingales, Ted Chippington John Hyatt (3 Johns), Changing Horses.The Continental, Presto.
Matinee Gig 1.25pm to 4.30pm.
Top line up from the Twang Club/John Peel/OTW in the mid 80's.
Don't watch Champions League Final, says Enrico, go and see great American garage band Thee Oh Sees at the Deaf Institute in M/c.

Sunday 29th. Sisters of Transistors. St. Margaret's Church, Chorlton, M/c.
Great project from Graham Massey of 808 State. He drums in the middle of a hareem of analogue keyboard toting pretend nuns.

Monday 27th. S.C.U.M. Mad Ferret, Presto.
Goth band very trendy last year.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Playlist - 14th May 2011- Funkology

Best audio quality (IPlayer)

Quincy Jones - Summer in the City - Onur Engine edit ep 3
Chic feat. Fonzi Thornton - I'll change my game - Rhino
Jazzy Jens - Undisputed - G.A.M.M.
Curtis Mayfield - Move on up - curton
Inner Life feat. Jocelyn Brown - Make it Last Forever - BBE
Jonny Montana feat. Pete Simpson - Maybe we could be free - Stalwart
Willie Hutch - California My Way - Soul Brother Records -
Terry Callier - Trick all your time away - Premonition Records
Prince Fari - Survival - Wambisi
Prince Fari - Survival Dub - Wambisi
Prince Fari - Split Second - Third World -
Bunny Lee & the Agrovators - Dub Teacher - King Spinna 1
Nicola Conte feat. Jose James - Numbian Queens - Schema
Steve Wonder - As if you read my mind (Underdog Re-edit)
Jon Beltran - Candella
Boris Gardener - Ghetto Funk - Jazzman

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Playlist - 7th May 2011

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Skateland Mixdown – Maximum Sound pre-release
Alborosie – Respect feat. Junior Reid – Greensleeves
Lee “Scratch” Perry – Higher level – M.O.D. Technologies
The Upsetters – Strong drink (Melodica cut) – Pressure Sounds
Jack Lord & the Upsetters – Economic crisis – Pressure Sounds
Nitty Gritty – Can’t test me – Dug Out / Black Victory
Frankie Paul – Worries in the dance – Greensleeves
Willi Williams – Sweet home – Dug Out / Black Victory
Chris Powell – I come from Jamaica – Jukebox Jam Series
Ken Parker - Telephone to glory - Social Music Records
Kevin Kinsella – Lovers in a time – ROIR
Bagga T – Worship dub – Roots Tradition
Dubkasm – Chasm of dub – Sufferers Choice
Sugar Minott – Got to make tracks – Scotch Bonnet (Play Music Selecta EP2)
Bunny Lee – The boss of dub – Jamaican Recordings (Creation of Dub)
Trouble & Bass with Juakali – Transatlantic riddim – pre-release
Tania Gill - Bolger Station - Barnyard Records
John Southworth - Day of the Dead - Barnyard Records
Lovecraft - The Telepathist - Probe - Probe
Redsnapper - Loveboat - V2
staff Benda Bilili - Tonkara - Crammed Discs - Craw
Henry Makobi - Omulang Wanuka - Rough Guide
The Sensational Alex Harvey Band - Next - Vertigo
The Tinklers - The Future/Dinosaurs Are Better - STEMRA
Daedelus - Slowercase D - Ninja Tunes
Keinsu - Refraction - Record Label Recording

Thursday, May 05, 2011

A fortnight's worth of jigs courtesy of Enrico La Rocca.

Tues 10/5/11. Handsome Family. Band on the Wall, M/c
Spellbinding grim tales from husband and wife alt country duo.

Wed 11/5. Group Douhe and Brothers Unconnected. Islington Mill, Salford.
The remaining 2/3rds of OTW favourites Sun City Girls together with a great band from Alan Bishop's Sublime Frequencies label who he describes as "a Saharan sand blizzard of fine crushed glass which will grind your face into a bloody pulp". Enrico says "Don't say I didn't warn you".Fenny
says "sounds like a walk down the front at Fleetwood".

Thurs 12/5.F**ked Up and Kong. Islington Mill, Salford.
Excellent epic Canadian hardcore act. Low stage at this venue so be prepared for fat sweaty singer to shove a mic in your face and urge you to scream at him. ( sounds like anothe walk down the front at Fleetwood).
Great support from heavy, creepy, mask wearing Mancs.

Fri 13/5. Scout Niblett, Suuns, EMA. Islington Mill, Salford.3rd exceptional night in a row at this great venue.SN is a great singer/songwriter in guitar/drum duo, varying from ear splitting metal to engaging unaccompanied singalongs. Suuns are Krautrocking Canadians and EMA is a heavily touted PJ Harvey soundalike.

Sat 14/5.Bilge Pump. Mad Ferret, Presto.
Return of Leeds sludge-core trio, excellent band who have honed their sound over many years. Very tight.

Sun 15/5. High Llamas. Deaf inst, M/c.
Extreme lounge terror from ex Microdisney guy Sean O Hagen, referencing Beach Boys, bossa nova, Stereolab and all things melodic and groovy.

Mon 16/5. Gonjasufi. Band on the Wall, M/c.
Premier Warp records act.Psychadelic soul shot through with fractured hip hop, mystical far-eastern soundscapes and lots of other good stuff. Unlike last outing, he will be going out with a full band. Should be mind blowing.

Tues 17/5. Chain and the Gang. Deaf Inst. M/c.
Current project of legendary frontman Ian Svenonius, previously of Nation of Ulysees, Weird War etc.
Underground quirky US pop with a big funk twist.

Wed 18/5.Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti. Academy 3, M/c.
Highest profile of the American 'Hypnogogic' pop acts referencing 80's AOR cheese through a hazy dream. His 'Before Today' was loved by everone from Wire to Mojo last year.

Thurs 19/5. Sufjan Stevens. Apollo, M/c.
Heroic return of possibly the most accomplished snger songwriter currently operating. A total master. Sure to be an exceptionally good stage show as well. Last time in M/c, the whole ensemble dressed as tropical birds.

Fri 20/5.Jah Wobble and the Modern Jazz Ensemble. Ruby Lounge, M/c.
Main reason you don't need to see PIL again, no Wobble.Another OTW fave. Sure to be a selection of great riddims from various ethno-styles.

Sat 21/5. Staff Benda Billili. Bridgewater Hall, M/c.
Mesmerising paraplegic street musicians from the Cogo.Tracks from their new CD on last week's and this weeks OTW.

Sun 22/5.Duke Spirit. Lancaster Library.
Totally decent art-rockin' indie with a great singer.

Sun 23/5. Julianna Barwick. Kraak Gallery, M/c.
Ethereal Brooklyn based singer who uses loops, lush ambient folk on Sufjan Steven's Asthmatic Kitty label.

Next Tuff Life Boogie at the Continental in Presto. Saturday 28th May starts at 1pm til tea time. With the Nightingales and Ted Chippington and a solo set from John Hyatt from the 3 Johns. Party like it's 1985 at the Twang Club!

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Playlist 30th April 2011

Best audio quality (IPlayer)

Dylan Ettinger – Lion of Judah – Not Not Fun
Master Musicians of Bukkake – In the light of Kali Yuga – Important
Demdike Stare – Bardo Thodol – Modern Love
T.H. Subaschchandran – Moorsing solo – World Music Network
(Rough Guide to the Music of India)
Li Daiguo – Ting feng (track 13) – Self- released CDR
Cheik Ag Mohammed – Abacacok
Phloen Phromdaen – Ruedu Haeng Khwan Rak (Season of Love) – Dust to
Digital (Luk Thung: Classic & Obscure 78s from the Thai
Countryside 50s&60s)
Pinhas & Merzbow – Rhizome4 – Cuneiform
How to Dress Well – Escape before the rain – Tri Angle (Love Remains)
Asva – Birds – Important (Presence of Absences)
Tim Hecker – In the fog 1 – Kranky (Ravedeath, 1972)
Larsen – Unheard of hope – Important (Cool Cruel Month)
Pan American – Are you ready – Kranky (For Waiting, For Chasing)
Deepchord – Black Cavendish –Soma Records pre-release mp3 (Hash-Bar Loops)
Ranking Ann - Feminine Gender - Ariwa -
The Process Meets Ghetto Priest - The Lion of Judah Hath Prevailed - Temple Gong Records
Dub Colosus - Dub Will tear us Apart - Real World
Staff Benda Bilili - Staff Benda Bilili - Crammed DiscS
Tamikrest - Tidit - Gutterhouse Records
Pale Face - Burn & Rob - Shimmy Disc -
Thomas Truax - April Showers - SL Records
Grey Reverend - One By One - Motion Audio
The Pop Group - We are all Prostitutes - Rough Trade
Tania Gill - Maple Leaf Waltz - Barnyard Records
The Redskins - Unioize - Strange Fruit