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Henge + Paddy Steer + DJ Jamie Moon
November 10, 2017 @ 9:00 pm - November 11, 2017 @ 2:00 am£5 – £8
Attention Earth! This is Henge. We come in the name of rave.
We bring you the gift of Cosmic Dross – a kind of music new to your world. We have news. Planet Earth is an experiment.
Your species was sent codes from space, to help you love and dance. But your leaders grew scared. They hid the codes from you. Now your consciousness shrinks and they destroy your world with weapons of war.
Ravelings of Earth, rebel! Absorb the mutated frequencies of Cosmic Dross. There are no Earth words to describe these sounds. But you will learn how to love and dance again.
This is your future. Put down the weapons. Unite. And colonise space.
Paddy Steer is a Zelig-like character along the timeline of Manchester’s musical activity. It’s a testament to his musicality that he has played with such a wide range of music and artists over the years, be it as a bass player, drummer, Hawaiian guitarist etc. or all these roles at the same time.
In rejection of the notion of ‘immaculate reproduction’, live performances from Paddy’s own project err more daringly and admirably on the frontier of chaotic abstraction, expression and focussed blunder, dice rolling down the hill in case of duende, as from behind his stacked array of instruments, the anarchically intrepid punk gargles through a vocoder with his xylophone, all a-clatter under disco lights and doilies.
He creates his tools, as he creates his craft, here from scratch, there from new, ever from long-garnered experience that includes running the massive ensemble Homelife, years hence. In style he is unique on the circuit that knows him, on which similarly his blinkered resolve and capacity to create must be unparalleled.
This has been reduced down over a long period of time, and applied coat by coat with subtle mastery, for richness, depth, and vivid texture, as if it were some magnificent curry, or a samurai sword. Lounge, romp, deep groove, homely and galactic-expedition whimsy, furry electronic invention, it feels akin to playing and winning a computer game made from reality, to hear.
Sleazy Listening to Grindin’ Rock n Roll, Glamour Trash to Electro Booty and beyond from DJ Jamie Moon!
Taking in rhythm & blues, jazz, exotica, funk, loungecore, northern soul, latin, breakbeat, electronica, house, glitch, synthpop, new wave, ska, electro swing & many more delectable morsels!
The venue is open from 10:30am, serving food from 12-10pm. Happy Hour is 5-7pm!