MCR says JFT96

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To commemorate the 25th Anniversary of Hillsborough, Salford based punk-rap collective Class Actions have released a mixtape entitled ‘MCR Says JFT96’.

The mixtape features a number of Class Actions tracks relevant to Hillsborough such as ‘Rip Up The Sun’ and the anti-Thatcher track ‘M is 4 Maggie’ as well as a selection of tracks by sympathetic Greater Manchester based artists, including rapper Intoxikie, Stephen Sarson, The Bacillus and Drink and Drive. The aim is simple,  raise awareness of the disaster amongst Manchester based artists,  and,  send a clear message of solidarity to Liverpool and the Hillsborough victims. City rivalries mean nothing when human lives are concerned. MCR says JTF96!

Class Actions Frontman Aslan AK says:

 ‘At the time of Hillsborough I lived very near Liverpool so I remember the tragedy very well. 96 people lost their lives and the establishment helped by the evil Sun newspaper added insult to injury. I am proud to have promoted the truth about Hillsborough through Class Actions as well as getting other artists on board to fight for justice. Everyone regardless of what city they live in must support the Hillsborough victims. Justice For The 96!’ 

Download MCR Says JFT96 now from www.classactionsuk.com

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Salford Music Scene – 2nd October 2012

On this week’s agenda promo’s for two great gigs coming up in Salford and Chorley – Salford Against The Cuts (Friday 5th) and Bongo’s Birthday Bash (Sunday 7th) plus lots of new music:

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1 Salford Media City Long Deer is Awesome Single
2 Monster Island Ferris Wheel Single
3 Class Actions Hooligan Sound Keep Your Pride
4 Uncle Paul Disney Land W@nk the Cat, Feed The Dog
5 Flies On You Schmutziger Hund Nothing To Write Home About
6 Rapid Pig Little Clean Plane Demo
7 Trojan Horse And the Lights Went Down Trojan Horse
8 Semitt Falls Displacement Monkey See, Monkey Do Doo
9 Saturday Morning Cartoons In My Mind Demo
10 West Coast Sick Line Hanging at Picnic Rock Hope You All Have Nightmares Except Kirsty
11 Sinister Chuckles A Picture of Dorian Gray Blitzkreig Mop
12 Kill Pretty Brown Eyes In 80 Days
13 Da Mutts Dee Dee Jung Demo
14 The Fall Glam Racket The Infotainment Scan

Salford Music Scene – 19th July 2011

Mostly gig previews again this time around…..

AAAK – We Fall  Alone – The Collection –  a recent remake/remix of this tune with additional vocals from Tamsin and guitar from Neil Rowbotham.

Forthcoming gigs …..

22nd July –  The Galleon Bar, Blackpool

29th July – Helmets for Men, Islington Mill, Salford – with Humanizer and Madpack

16th December – Bimfest, Antwerp

Mr Heart – Boredom’s Device – The Hide EP – still not found a bass player since the departure of Kin, for a forthcoming gig one Ding will be the special guest bassist.

Whipcord – I got ahead in my head my headlines I make – this lot are growing on me rapidly.

Forthcoming Gig – 21st July, Ruby Lounge, Manchester with Mr Heart

The Taser Puppets – Slow Death By Karaoke – supporting The Blimp (see next) on a forthcoming mini-tour of the North-West. I know not a jot about them other than the singist is from Chorley – which is a fascinating place with many roundabouts.

The Blimp – 50CC No Silencer – Curse Curse Bang Bang – one of the most exciting live bands around with a pop classic from their debut album.

Gigs coming up….

22 July – The Railway, 20 Steeley Lane Chorley Lancashire PR6 0RD…..with the Taser Puppets

30th July – The Crescent, The Crescent, Salford with The Hamsters and Baby Strange

14th August – Dog & Partridge 44 Friargate Preston Lancashire PR1 2AT….with the Taser Puppets

18th August – The Imperial 59 Union Street, Chorley PR7 1AB…..with the Taser Puppets

8th October – Guzzlin Goose 115 Bentinck Street, Ashton under lyne, OL6 7SN…..with the Taser Puppets and Danny Cusick’s Kit B.

Vinny Peculiar – Judy Wood/Something or Nothing – a couple of session tracks from the mighty Vinny recorded on the Becs Marshall show. Both from the latest album which is rather marvellous.

Class Actions – Hooligan Sound – Con Dem Killers Mixtape – a radio edit of the opening track from their free download mixtape from their site.

Madpack – It’s Official – Swinton’s finest mashing it up and having a go at some deserving targets. Check them out at Islington Mill on 29th July at the next Helmets for Men extravanganza as are….

Humanizer – 4th Feb  ’02

and

AAAK –  Pain Amplifier

but not

Shanty Town – Follow Me

and to close….. a weekly slice of Fall goodness

The Fall – Gross Chapel/GB Grenadiers – Bend Sinister – magnificent riffs and chords from Brix and Craig on this……

To listen then click that link……….

Salford Music Scene – Salford Against the Cuts Special

A veritable cornucopia of aural loveliness a lot of it being focused on bands that are playing at the Salford Against the Cuts gig  on Friday night at Islington Mill:
1 Mountains – Thousand Square  Air Museum – is Brendon Anderegg and Koen Holtkamp, a Brooklyn duo that specializes in the kind of ultra-layered, birds-eye instrumental statements that often aim to match the scale of their name. “Thousand Square” hails from their forthcoming Air Museum LP (out May 10 via Thrill Jockey), an effort that finds them taking their earthen, largely acoustic take on soundscaping, and sending it through an array of pedals and modular synthesizers to craft a true “electronic” odyssey. Check it out here if you want to listen at your own leisure  Mountains: “Thousand Square”.  Why are you playing this on Salford Music Scene Robert? Ah well that’s because they are on at Islington Mill, tonight.
2 Death to the Strange – Closer – Demo : number two on the bill on Friday, and if they are as good as they were last Saturday at Islington Mill (Mayfest) you are in for a treat. Expect harmonies, a funky rhythm section, and Mr Sewells’s aural adventures.
3 Tangerine Dream – Cloudburst Flight – Force Majeure : they are playing at the Lowry at Saturday. It is not cheap mind so I thought I would play a track to compensate those who cannot afford it. As requested by my favourite Glaswegian band “We Are Creosote”.
4 Class Actions – Risking Everything – from the website : expect polemic ridden lyrics with a strong message across a backdrop of electronica. Also playing the Cuts gig.
5 Well North of Watford – Number One – Demo Track : another tune from Little Hulton’s newest singer-songwriter.
6 The Black Lights – Alone – In the Dark : Jamie McCool has one has one of the most memorable voices on the local scene at the moment – check out the EP and listen. If these guys don’t break through to the big time there ain’t no justice in the world.
7 Irma Vep -The Feeling Has Gone – via Tony T : Welsh born, Manchester based musician/dancer Edwin Stevens records and performs his solo material under the pseudonym Irma Vep along with sometime collaborator Dylan ‘DBO’ Hughes who both play in the popular nu-reggae group Klaus Kinski. Not sure who is going to turn up at the Cuts gig but someone will be there no doubt.
8 First Offence – Government Decides – via Tony T : a blast from the past – it seemed appropriate to play this.
9 Gods Gift – Another Government Day – Exclusive Track : God’s Gift are back after a 27 year absence with a reworking of an old number by Stephen Murphy especially produced to support the cuts gig. We are currently working out a way to get this out there to all the fans.
10 Trojan Horse – Laces and Racists – Trojan Horse : topping the bill at the Cuts gig the rather splendid and incredibly hirsute prog-meisters from sunny Eccles. If you have not got their album by now shame on you! Here is a recent interview.
11 Well North of Watford – Burst Right Out – Demo Track : another track from the troubadour out of the lands beyond Walkden.
12 The Fall – Mod Mock Goth – (We Wish You) A Protein Christmas : touring again and due in Manchester soon for a gig – any excuse to play them and of course our very own Ding is on the bass guitar on this one.
To listen in click the link below…….