Monday, 12 November 2012

Preview: Kidsuke @ Roadhouse, 21.11.12

If an electronic artist turns the heads of three of the area’s top promoters, then it’ll be worth sitting up and paying attention. Mind On Fire, Groovement and Hoya:Hoya, have clubbed together to make sure Kidsuke will be calling in Manchester as part of their European tour this month.

Kidsuke is the fusion of electronic music minds from continents apart. UK’s Kidkanevil and Japan’s Daisuke Tanabe treat that distance as arbitrary by tethering their tectonic drifts with lushly glitched rhythms cradled in askew lullabies.

Evoking Baths to Múm, Kidsuke have that same knack of finding rhythm within disparately crafted, yet intricately woven glocks and rattles to bells and squeaks.

For the Manchester leg of their tour, they’ll be joined by Jealousguy, Laurent Fintoni and Danny Drive Thru as well as the promoting trio’s resident DJs.

Words: Ian Pennington

We have a pair of tickets up for grabs for the show at Roadhouse on Wednesday 21st November. Just email with ‘KIDSUKE’ in the subject line to add your name to the hat. Otherwise, tickets are available for £5 adv. Click here for more information. A version of this post appeared on the Manchester Mule website (the competitions are separate, though).

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Preview: Video Jam returns

The not-for-profit event curator Video Jam is set to assemble another eclectic mix of audio and visual artists for their next Antwerp Mansion showcase later this month.

After a short hiatus, Video Jam has set the date of Sunday 18 November for a fourth instalment.

The event, which has not been staged at its regular Antwerp Mansion home since July, will again create a speakeasy café environment for audience members to lounge in front of a makeshift screen fashioned from a large sheet while a variety of musicians and poets will provide a score. If that sounds ramshackle, then it is charmingly so.

The show will be left open to the interpretation of musicians Adam Hart, Boz Hayward and his Bozchestra, members of Songs For Walter, double bassist Dickon Kyme-Wright, Chris Barrett, opera soprano Lisa Newill-Smith, Fizzy Vickers as well as performances by writer James Leach and visual artist Sarah Hill. All of whom have been allocated a short film with which to work – most are produced by local filmmakers with one having recently premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.

In the time since their last showcase at Antwerp Mansion, Video Jam has collaborated with Blank Media Collective at Sandbar as part of the Projector Series this summer and have more projects in the pipeline for next year.

Words: Ian Pennington

Video Jam 4 will take place on Sunday 18 November at Antwerp Mansion, Rusholme. 7pm doors, £2 entry on the door. For more information, see their website. This article first appeared on the Manchester Mule website.