On this weeks show a look at the artists appearing in gigs over the Bank Holiday weekend in Salford:
Notes in respect of the above….
1/14. Prog-nouveau maestros launch their new EP “Fire” at the Band on the Wall on Thursday May 3rd. A track from their debut album and the lead track from the EP where Frank Zappa meets Black Flag in a microcosm the “Horse’s” work to date (i.e. it is less than two minutes long when there tracks tend generally to exceed six minutes)
2. Psychedelia meets Kraut-Rock as the new edition of the “Pig” features legendary local musician Tim Lyons (Sandells, Harvey’s Rabbit, The Things) along with one of the hardest working players on the Manc scene the Hop Man Jr – John Paul Moran. Front man Eoin O’Connor has to be seen to be believed – a real force of nature.
3/13. And starting the night on Thursday the David Jackson lead collective who have just released their first EP.
4. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday Toska’s Salford Temptation comes to Crescent 20 and the Hope Pub. On Friday night amongst others James Stone from The Loaded Dice is playing a solo set – I was not aware of that when I recorded the show, I thought the whole band was playing. These things happen in radio.
5. On Saturday you can see one of the finest live bands in existence – I’ve whittered on about this lot elsewhere – they are all chums and rather good at what they do…..this will be on a forthcoming series of EPs I think…..get the album (the sleeve design is excellent 😉 )
6. The chap who drums for 5. also drums for the his lot – another of the finest live bands in existence – one performance is uniquely different from the next due to the stunning showmanship of the General but it is all held together solidly by Ken and Mike – Sunday at The Hope.
7. Also on Sunday at the Hope the indefatigable Dusty Moonan plays a solo set – not sure whether he will be featuring any “West Coast Sick Line” music
8. The organiser and his aide-de-camp performing a new mix of their most recent song – Toska and Luis will be around for all three nights but take the stage proper on Sunday. Flamboyant doesn’t even get close.
9/15. Exclusive new tracks from the excellent three piece are my highlight for this show – I think they have raised the bar somewhat – not sure whether this is from an EP or an album or both but regardless of that the tunes are excellent.
10. Chorley’s finest export of recent times and the lead track from the Twisted Pop EP – they play Saturday at the Crescent……
11. These are playing but I like the single so much I needed to play the B Side.
12. Chap from 10. takes the lead vocals for this band as well – Sunday Night at the Hope – a tale of hosiery abuse and the affect of progressive rock on the psyche.
16. New single – music recorded in London – vocals and other shenanigans sorted in Salford.