WHAT’S ON (17TH – 18TH JUNE)
We’re mid-way through June and summer is coming out in full force. The days are getting longer and the nights don’t feel like they’re getting shorter. All the more time to fill with sunny events. We’ve found the hottest events for you to pack your weekends with, so that you’re not stuck at home wondering what to do with your newfound hours of freedom. Call up your mates and get your social life back on the go! There’s plenty to see and do in Manchester this weekend.
SOULS OF MISCHIEF
After a five year hiatus from the UK, 90s hip-hop cult classic Souls of Mischief are returning to bring the beats home to rest from Oakland California. They’re one of the most influential hip-hop groups of their era, on par with A Tribe Called Quest, and they’re still going to this day. The group dropped their latest album ‘There Is Only Now’ in 2014 and they’ve got a ton of tour stories. Supported by Konny Kon (Children of Zeus) and No Fakin’ DJs, with a forever solid beat and a fast-talking no-fuss frontman, the crew will have you going from 93’ til Infinity.
The gig is at Band On The Wall tomorrow, Saturday the 17th of June from 7:30pm until 11pm. Tickets are available on second release at Skiddle here for just £15. An absolute bargain to see a renowned class act.
As you may already know, our resident collective Funkademia runs an unbeatable night at The Mint Lounge in Northern Quarter. Monumental radio DJ David Dunn specialises in house, funk, soul and disco and he’s back on the decks ready to send out some seriously groovy tracks. You can expect a variety of genres on the night however, because Funkademia offers the whole shebang. Whether it’s 60s, 70s, 80s, Blues, Club Classics, Electro, Funk, Hip Hop, House, Old Skool, Pop, R&B, Reggae, Retro House, or Soul, it’s all unmissable really. Ain’t nobody going to treat you better on the dancefloor this weekend, so give Funkademia a good old go.
David is playing at The Mint Lounge from 10:30pm til 4:00am tomorrow, Saturday the 17th of June, and you can get advance tickets here at just £5.
If tragedy has stricken and you can’t quite make it down to The Mint Lounge this week, then never fear. You can get your fix of Funkademia on MCR Live right here.
MOUSES // BLOOMS // FEARS CHELLA
If you’re looking for bit of emotional charge and an atmospheric experience then look no further than The Castle Hotel this Saturday where three up-and-coming indie bands will be kicking things off. It’s a bit of a coincidence that we’ve mentioned both Mouses and BLOOMS on this week’s edition of The Rundown with Skiddle. However, it’s not so surprising that we’ve done this because they’re both absolutely brilliant. And that’s not to say that Fears Chella isn’t just as groundbreaking. All so catchy, we don’t doubt that you’ll find your head nodding as you lose your gaze to the realms of space. And time.
Tickets for tomorrow are available at £6 here. Since it’s a triple lineup, that’s basically £2 per gig if you think about it! Running from 7:30pm until 11pm, this is excellent value.
GOLDEN EGG HIP HOP 6TH BIRTHDAY X LEANIN’ – MCR FUNDRAISER
Also tomorrow, is a fantastic fundraiser night in Fallowfield, just off WIlmslow Road. Raising for those affected by the incident at the MEN Arena, this is a solidly heartfelt event and it involves many local collectives coming together to form one big Manchester family.
Expect to hear big ones from Biggun, loads more from Poochie and Evergreen, and last but by no means least, General of Forhidden Prophecies.
And there are some top producers on too, Metrodome of Manchester’s biggest hip-hop collective LEVELZ and Kydro of Room2 Room Records will be spinning the discs. With such a diverse and far reaching lineup, it’s bound to be a good night.
Artist and MC Pete Obsolete, who appeared on our Afternoon Show the other day, is hosting an open mic cypher with Seymour of Golden Egg Hip Hop so that if you’ve ever wanted to have a go at MCing, you can get involved too. Just think, you can live out your dreams and do it all for a good cause.
Entry is £3 on the door all night tomorrow, and those pounds really do matter. So, please feel free to head on down to Fallow Café, Fallowfield any time from 10pm ‘til 3am.
MANCHESTER DAY 2017
After a big Saturday night spending all your money, if you want to spend Sunday lying low and saving those pennies, it doesn’t have to be boring. Manchester City Council is hosting a free celebration of the city from 12pm to 6pm. With over 2000 performers and artists, a parade through the city centre, a crazy amount of food, decorated streets and loads of music, you have the chance to see Manchester like you’ve never seen it before. That’s unless you went last year.
The parade starts at 1pm on Sunday the 18th of June, so find a good spot in town to perch from and enjoy some magical scenes as they unfold around you.
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