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Edition No. 112

Date:- 16 August 2003

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The Warehouse Party

THE pioneer of Acid House, Tribal Gathering, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this August bank holiday weekend by providing the North West's finest with a not to be missed mental warehouse party to be held in a secret Manchester location. 

Boasting a mouth-watering line-up, this is a one off never to be repeated event that shouldn't be missed. It's going to get dirty. 

So join 8,000 other smiling faces on Saturday August 23rd and lose yourself in 16 hours of Acid House madness spread across two interconnecting warehouses. Its kicking off at 2pm and winding down at 6am. 

Take a look at that immense line-up:-


14.00 - 16.30 Krysko
16.30 - 21.00 Deep Dish
21.0 - 22.45 THE RACKPACK featuring Greg Vickers & Krysko & VJ Jools & Ketaman
22.45 - 02.15 GROOVE ARMADA WAREHOUSE SPECIAL featuring Mc MAD and Patrick Bongo Jesus
02.15 - 03.00 LFO LIVE
03.00 - 06.00 Jeff Mills


16.00 - 18.00 Greg Vickers
18.00 - 00.30 Derrick Carter vs DJ Sneak (Six Decks, 4 CDJs)
00.30 - 01.00 A Guy Called Gerald LIVE
01.00 - 06.00 Laurent Garnier (Acid House Set)

Hosted by Chibuku Shake Shake

15.00 - 16.00 Phil Charnock
16.00 - 17.00 Bucky
17.00 - 19.00 DJ Yoda
19.00 - 21.00 Gilles Peterson
21.00 - 22.00 Luke Carr
22.00 - 23.00 Iain Taylor (Airtight)
23.00 - 23.40 The Rapture LIVE
23.40 - 01.30 Krafty Kuts
01.30 - 03.15 Scratch Perverts
03.15 - 04.00 PHOTEK PRESENTS Do or Die feat. Choc Ty & Chiara
04.00 - 05.30 DJ Marky

All this for just £29 + booking fee. 

Information:- 0161 661 9668

Tickets:-  0161 832 1111

Band on the Wall
25 Swan Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 5JZ
Tel: 0161 834 1786 (Mon-Fri 10am-6pm)
Fax: 0161 834 2559



Thurs 11th September


"One of the great Acoustic Guitarists" - The Guardian
The Antonio Forcione Quartet blends the talents of Italian guitarist Giorgio Serci, with Nigerian cellist, Jenny Adejayan and Brazilian percussionist, Adriano Pinto. This remarkable band, led by Antonio Forcione "the Jimi Hendrix of the acoustic guitar", released its first recording in August: Touch Wood on the NAIM label. Antonio's compositions are rendered with passion and fire by this talented group. Antonio Forcione has a charismatic stage personality with the instinct of a musician determined to brush aside artificial barriers, creating an amazing fusion of emotional expression and formidable technique. His unique style is a dynamic and original blend of gypsy, folk, flamenco, jazz, Indian and Latin sounds showing a breathtaking mastery of the instrument, brilliant improvising and a subtle, spell-binding touch.
"A one-man musical sensation - unmissable"...The Scotsman

£8/£7adv, concs; doors open 8pm
Fri 12th September

PHUSH presents…DAY 1 OF ‘IN THE CITY 2003’ 
A Manchester Electronic Showcase featuring

Live art performance and musical interlude from ROBIN NATURE-BOLD ( The bitter-sweet, slow burning folk and electronica pioneered by Manchester’s MELODIC label is perhaps at its best on this summer’s acclaimed debut LP from PEDRO, which the artist himself described as “trying to take a hip-hop aesthetic and expand the range of references to stuff like 20th century classical, jazz, 2 step and early electronic music”. PHUSH CONSUMABLES meanwhile, having settled into their monthly slot at BOTW, offer a showcase of two of their most popular Employees with sublime visual installations from PHUSH TV. DRGS are the Manchester-based duo of Jim Noir and Batfinks. Their coveted debut EP led to demand for live work and the ‘Manchester Music Best EP’ award in 2001. 2003 has seen local hero and “one man dynamo” (manchesteron-line) DNCN release music for labels such as Twisted Nerve, Peacefrog and V2 (remixing Elbow’s ‘Fallen Angel’ single, out 4th August), plus on-line releases on and an EP ready to go for PHUSH in the near future. With a growing list of fans across the world, DNCN’s sharp stripped-down percussive grooves have brought favourable comparisons beyond Herbert and Akufen. Catch them all tonight!

£5 (Free to ITC Passholders); doors open 9pm
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Sat 13th September

EYES DOWN 3rd Birthday! feat. RSL (live)
Plus Residents Jon-K, Kelvin Brown hosted by DRS

Celebrating an implausable three shambolic years on the Manchester club scene Eyes Down present the incredible latin/jazz/funk/hip hop beat combo that is RSL. At its creative core, RSL are Chas Morrison, Martin Almond and Jo Botham. Fresh from the worldwide success of ‘Wesley Music’ on the SubTub Players label expect a massive stage presence with a number of guest musicians, playing trumpet, Rhodes, anything else they can grab, and of course vocalists. This will be there first gig in Manchester for years so get your tickets early to avoid disappointment. As usual Jon-K and Kelvin are resident selectors playing a special ‘birthday bumps mix’ from all corners of the record shop alongside your host Broke’n’English’s DRS.

£9/£7.50 adv, concs; doors open 10pm til 3am
Sun 14th September

SJM and Magic Wand presents 
STEPHEN FRETWELL & His Band + Guests

‘..shades of freewheeling Dylan, Drake and instant karma-era Lennon’ - Sunday Times
‘ a fittingly low key ascension Fretwell has moved from Manchester’s worst kept secret to the countries best’ - City Life
Playing in support of his latest Mini Album ‘The Lines’, Fretwell brings his own unique take on dark self-effacing music making back to Band on the Wall. 
Tickets for this show are only available from Piccadilly Box Office on 0161 832 1111.

£5 adv plus booking fee; doors open 7.30pm
Mon 15th September

Rock-it Music present an 

Liz Hunter plays mellow and jazzy, Richard Notman polished guitar pop/rock.
Check for more information.

£tbc/Free to ITC Delegates, doors open 7pm
Thurs 18th September


“Fantastic, compelling, one of the best jazz dance albums around” - Time Out 2003
After the incredible worldwide success of the Nu-Jazz guru’s debut Chillifunk album ‘Sound Travels’, Nathan Haines and co-writer/producer Phil Asher unleash their latest masterpiece ‘Squire for Hire’. The album is a display of incredible musicianship and production featuring the vocal talents of Marlena Shaw, D2 (The Gorillaz), Lyric L, Vanessa Freeman, Marcus Begg, Rich Medina & Shelly Nelson. Nathan’s work has been championed by the likes of Gilles Peterson, Norman Jay, Bob Jones, Danny Krivit, Mike Chadwick, Louie Vega & Kenny Dope to name a few and has received rave press reviews worldwide. Don’t miss the chance to experience Nathan and his band live featuring: Nathan Haines, sax, flute, vocals; Simon Colam, keys; Neville Malcolm, bass; Daniel Crosby, drums; Saturn, percussion; Leon Stenning, guitar; Scott Bayliss, trumpet; Marcus Begg, vocals; Vanessa Freeman, vocals; Shelly Nelson, vocals; Lyric L, vocals. 
Plus DJs: Phil Asher, Mike Chadwick & Bob Jones.

£5/£4adv; doors open 8pm
Fri 19th September


The North’s finest upcoming, unsigned bands. Raw guitars with a critical coating of garage, hip-hop and soul courtesy of DJ Jepi.

£6/£5/£4 before 10pm; doors open 9pm
Sat 20th September

Coolshade Promotions presents…

For the past twenty years Coolshade (Lennie Richards and Raymond Williams) have specialised in the nurturing of young musical talent from Manchester’s inner-city and peripheral areas. Although most famously credited with discovering the likes of chart-topping pop vocal trio Cleopatra, Coolshade is a name synonymous with many genres of music. Reggae, Ragga, Soul, R’n’B, Garage, House…the list goes on! Tonights show features the cream of the Coolshade Family as singers Tracy Douglas (promoting her forthcoming EP), Dionne, Sana and Anthony Brisett perform exclusive Coolshade material all backed by the Coolshade Band. Plus…get ready to meet the MC Lambada! Born in Jamaica, Lambada has relocated to these shores where his unique style of chatting has already earned widespread airplay on radio stations around the UK. Opening the show will be the latest addition to the Coolshade fold, Procreate. Already being hailed as the next big thing to come out of Manchester, Procreate fuse catchy guitar riffs with the soul-driven harmonies associated with all Coolshade artistes

£7; doors open 10pm-3am
Sun 21st September


"This guy has a mean voice..meaner than gravel"...the late Steve Morris, much-loved former owner of Band on the Wall
Return of local legend Victor Brox, one of the best known and longest enduring names in grass roots British blues. Over the years he has been associated with just about every major blues artist to emerge from Europe and the USA, from Alexis Corner and John Lee Hooker through to Screaming Jay Hawkins amongst others. Featuring special guests and friends of Victor, expect a night of raunchy rhythm and blues.

£6/£5 adv, concs; doors open 7pm
Fri 26th September


Old skool sound clash between three of the North West’s finest soundsystems. Megatone, One of the original Manchester Sound systems, makes their full debut at Luv Dub, alongside Luv Dub regulars Freedom Masses and Jah Yabby’s. Check out the very latest cuts & dub plates from these UK reggae heavyweights.

£6adv/£7b411pm/£8after; doors open 9pm til 3am
Sat 27th September


Sub Tub are proud to announce their new monthly residency here at Band on the Wall. City Life Club of the Year 2000 ends its sabbatical to bring you the finest hip hop, heavy funk and live beats on the last Saturday of every month. For those who haven’t checked the night, past talents have included DJ Q-Bert, Rob Swift, Jeru the Damaja, Breakestra and DJ Craze to namecheck just a few who have graced the Sub Tub Stage. The night’s success lies in its strong foundation of Manchester’s finest resident record collectors, selectors, diggers, breakers and vinyl wrestlers. Add to that a backdrop of VJs, projections, record stalls, Sub Tub Players exclusives and a host of other reasons to get involved.

£tbc see press for more info; doors open 10-3am

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