Salford Music Scene – 31st July 2012

This weeks outing concentrates on two events happening in Manchester and Salford over the forthcoming weekend.

Music Under The Tree Festival is a 2 day/evening Charity Event Founded By The Outreach Project (A local Manchester Band) in May 2012.

The First Ever Music Under The Tree Festival takes place on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th August.

The Outreach Project,  wanted to use their music to get involved in a charity called ‘School Under The Tree’ based in Awasa, Ethiopia. (Registered Charity Number: 1146128) – more details here.

So after a brainstorm, the lads decided to hold a 2 day/evening festival in Manchester City Centre, and went in search of a venue.  All proceeds from ticket sales and any other fundraising would go to School Under The Tree.

The Outreach Project came across a suitable venue  TV21, in the Northern Quarter on Thomas Street in Central Manchester , so they organised a meeting with the owner of the venue Adrienne Bennet and got the go ahead to put on the Festival.

The band told their school (St. Bede’s College) about the festival and ideas they had, and the headmaster of the School donated resources  for the hire of the pa system.

On this show and on tomorrow nights Aural Delights Show I will be playing music from some of the bands involved……

On Sunday at the Kings Arms we have Salford Salutes Don Macintyre.  Don who sadly died of cancer recently was well known in the Salford and Manchester area as being a first class musician, and what better way to celebrate his life than an afternoon of live music at The Kings Arms, Bloom Street, Salford on Sunday 5th August.

Organiser Tony Flynn says “Since Don passed away it seemed only natural to hold an afternoon of music in his honour and raise money for charity.  I’m glad to say that many, many musicians have asked to play at this gig. Acts include solo artiste, Tony Ridings, a familiar face at Salford Salutes Dylan events, Ian Bent, the singing bricklayer,  John “Boob Boom” McFadden, all the way from Moston, The Big Chickens aka Scott and John, from Salford and Warrington, The Midnight Sun, straight outta Moston, The Threat, knocking ’em dead in Salford, The Inflictors, one of Salford’s finest blues bands, Rockin’ Train! and one band that I am longing to see the multi talented, multi lingual, Bexley Square Blues Band!”

All this for a measly £5!   From 2pm to 7pm.

On the show you will therefore hear………(and you can listen in through this link)

1 Kill Pretty Hammer Blows Pre-release
2 Eve Mair The Dolphin Song Demo
3 Joe Keegan Tales of an Old Town Demo
4 Will Holehouse Use Somebody Demo
5 The Ordinary Jealousy Demo
6 Albino Gorilla Hindsight Demo
7 Purge Song for George Demo
8 The Outreach Project Go My Own Way Demo
9 Moral Panic Lights and Sounds Demo
10 Periscope Dandelion Clocks Single
11 Joe Thomas An Angel and A King Demo
12 Twinkle and Co Temptation Demo
13 The Inflictors Higher and Superior The Inflictors
14 The Fall How I Wrote Elastic Man Single

Salford Music Scene – 26th June 2012

Listen here

1 Twisted Hand One Day The 1982 Masters
2 Lucy Rhiannon Home Demo
3 Kit B Let’s Pretend Demo
4 Old House Playground Johnny’s Place (Rebitiko) God Damn That Gold
5 The Systematics It Hurts Single
6 Twinkle and Co Back Into The Light Demo
7 My Little Brother Nose Dive Demo
8 John Mackie Alaska Demo
9 English Mutts A Bar Called Despair Demo
10 Lucy Rhiannon I Wonder Demo
11 Twisted Hand Consequences The 1982 Masters
12 Salford Media City Long Deer is Awesome Demo
13 Sinister Chuckles Mono Brow Demo
14 The Fall New Face In Hell Grotesque After The Gramme

Salford Music Scene – 26th July 2011

Somewhat otherwise engaged doing the Reformation Webzine at the moment so only chance to list what’s on this show

  • AAAK – Sharpshooter – The Collection
  • Bill Davro – Winter is Over – Single
  • Twinkle & Co – Haunted – Demo
  • The Calimocho Club – Roll The Dice – Whoa Whoa Hey Hey
  • O.C.D. – Sha Na Na – Single
  • Humanizer – Shinobi – Early Version
  • The Ascension – Idealistic Future – New Renaissance
  • Madpack – It’s The Menace – Demo
  • The Calimocho Club – Baby’s got a switch blade – Whoa Whoa Hey Hey
  • Periscope – Valentina Tereshkova – Demo
  • The Calimocho Club – She Told Me – Whoa Whoa Hey Hey
  • Kranius – Waste My Time – Turn to Stone
  • The Hamsters – Chip Shop Song – The Sonic Diary Sessions
  • The Blimp – Art Job
  • The Fall – The League of Bald-Headed Men – The Infotainment Scan
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Salford Music Scene – 26th July 2011 by Bobonscr on Mixcloud

Salford Music Scene – 31st May 2011

The south west corner of Salford gets a good airing to tonight with a lot of the tunes emanating from the Irlam and Cadishead area……
  1. Twinkle & Co – Temptation – Mag and Don have had their five recorded songs to date remixed and I thought it would be good to feature them all on the show as they sound rather excellent.
  2. Salford Media City – The Life and Death of Peter Sellers – another play for the rather marvellous psych tune from the denizens of the Islington Estate
  3. Twinkle & Co – Jock Tally
  4. Suzuki\Method – You asked for the moon and you got it – thanks to Tony T for slipping me these two new tunes from the superb Suzuki’s – and they demonstrate that the lads are going from strength to strength.
  5. Twinkle & Co – Meltdown
  6. Solar Race – My Enemy – a blast from the past
  7. Overeasies – Competitive Land – they seem to have lost the “The” from their name – and are being very productive at the moment. Check out their Reverbnation page.
  8. Suzuki\Method –  Be Cruel Be Kind
  9. Twinkle & Co – Fever
  10. The Black Knights – Bad Blood – Sickle Cell Saturday Night – a class track from a class album by a class band. If you haven’t got it yet shame on you!
  11. Twinkle & Co – Back into the light
  12. Belle Vue – Amber – the single from Salford’s Math-Pop specialists.
  13. Aethenor – Vivarium – En Form for Blå  – This is the international project of American (Stephen O’Malley), British (Daniel O’Sullivan, Steve Noble), and  Norway (Kristoffer Rygg) musicians. They play at Islington Mill at the weekend.
  14. Twinkle & Co – Lost in Ordsall
  15. The Fall – Reformation – Single Version – playing at Moho Manchester on June 3rd the group have recently signed to Cherry Red Records
 Click on the link below to listen

Salford Music Scene – Twinkle & Co Special by Bobonscr on Mixcloud

Salford Music Scene – 3rd May 2011

Due to ongoing backlogs I can only post the track list tonight – very excited about new music coming out of the city at the moment and there are a few examples of it in tonights show along with a look back at the marvellous work of the Tombots…..enjoy…..

  1. Positronik – Give Me Some Passion – from the band
  2. The Wonderland Trip – Leech
  3. The Tombots – Slants – from Tony Thornborough
  4. Belle Vue – Amber – Single
  5. Doctrines – Anglophobia – O This Body Of Mine – I Renounce You Your Style Is A Crime
  6. Twinkle & Co –  Back into the Light
  7. The Tombots – Accounts and Thoughts – from Tony Thornborough
  8. Ink – Awaiting The Day – from the band
  9. Mancini Fires – Tomorrow Yesterday – Rise
  10. Danny Short – To Be Different – Reformation Session Track
  11. Doctrines – Hey Plastic Face – I Renounce You Your Style Is A Crime
  12. The Tombots – 1522 – from Tony Thornborough
  13. The Black Lights – In the Dark – In the Dark
To listen to the show click on the link below

Salford Music Scene 26th April – Sounds from the Other City – Helmets for Men Stage Preview

I am joined on this show by my good friend, fellow DJ and promoter Mr Tony Thornborough who chats about the acts appearing at the stage he has put together for the excellent Sounds from the Other City Festival  on Sunday May 1st. In between music from Salford bands The Wonderland Trip, Twinkle and Co and Trojan Horse and a track from Day for Airstrikes the latter two of which  are also playing at the festival…….

  1. The Wonderland Trip – Bring Back The Sunshine – from the band
  2. The Inflictors – Higher and Superior – The Inflictors
  3. Death to the Strange – Shades of my mind – from the band
  4. Day for Airstrikes – Epilog the Traitor – Widows
  5. The Suns – Brooke Street Billy – EP
  6. Urchins – Lupine – from the band
  7. Sandbox – A million Marlborough Lights – single
  8. The Blimp – Mystic Sulkstress/Further Action – Curse Curse Bang Bang
  9. Twinkle & Co – Lost in Ordsall – from the band
  10. Factory Star – Black Comic Book – Enter Castle Perilous
  11. Trojan Horse – Ballad of the Swell Mob –  Trojan Horse
 To listen to the show click on the link below

Salford Music Scene – 15th March 2011

Almost the calm before the storm as we gather our strength for a busy period of gigging over the next few months. On tonights show:

  1. Neuron No – Saving the World – EP : The Planets recently split with Stephen Evans leaving to join Twisted Wheel. The core of the band relaunched themselves as eclectic trio “Neuron No” whose new EP is absolutely spiffing. They play our Mayfest show on May 21st, expect exemplary musicianship and great tunes from Chadwick, Bowes and Roscoe.
  2. God’s Gift – Anaesthetic – Pathology : the legendary God’s Gift were the other great band to come out of Prestwich in the 1970s and produced a stunning set of classic post punk tunes. From the marvellous retrospective on the Mezzthetics lable.
  3. Kin – Flickering – Flickering – a stunning album which deserves constant airplay – Kin has now started her new solo career in Holland – we wish her success!
  4. Pearl Divers – Afro Pop – Demo – they are back, after a short hiatus the master of funky indie are ready to perform live again with a new line-up and they will also be playing at the Mayfest event.
  5. Kit B – Everything Sounds Like Something Else – Demo – The Hidden Gem have split up but Paul and Danny from the band have started work on putting together a new line-up and Danny has been demoing a few songs which he has shared with me, and rather good they are to!
  6. Mandrake – If I Had All the Answers -Glory Days – a Manchester band but they record and rehearse at Blueprint so they are part of the local scene. Melodic rock with an indie edge…..the album is on its way to me.
  7. Ha Ha Said The Car – Storm Petal Suzie – Demo – another stunning track from the fertile imagination and talented fingers of Johann Kloos of the Sandells. Johann has sent me an album’s worth of material all of which is excellent and I shall be sharing that with you in future weeks.
  8. Kin – The Humming – Flickering – another track from the excellent album – have I mentioned it’s excellent yet?
  9. Neuron No – Spiders Last Moment – EP – as above
  10. Twinkle & Co – Meltdown – Demo – another couple of tunes from the pop-tastic duo …..
  11. Twinkle & Co – Temptation – Demo – as above
  12. Kit B – A Natural Ending – Demo – as above – the melodies on this are stunning!
  13. The Souls – Caught In A Whisper – an acoustic version recorded on Tony Thornborough’s show which i’ve done a bit of mixing on….Brad with an acoustic guitar….hopefully they are playing Mayfest as well if they can sort out a bass player.
  14. Pearl Divers – Super Heavy Black – the Divers at their funky best with Midi Maestro Cap’n Black operating several dozen devices at once……. and the new line up is Lingard, Montague, Black, Byrne and Carter…..
To listen to the show hit the link below – but do it gently………
 

Salford Music Scene – March 15th 2011 by Bobonscr on Mixcloud

Salford Music Scene Edition #03

On this show

  1. The Hidden Gem – Flick of a switch – Demo – now sadly split and soon to be replaced by a new band featuring Danny and Paul from the band.
  2. Suzuki Method – Balthamos – EP – working in the studio as I understand it, we need them to be gigging as we are missing them
  3. The Inflictors – The Whip – The Inflictors – catch them at Night and Day on Saturday! Miss them at your peril
  4. Death to the Strange – Shades of My Mind – Demo – Salford’s masters of cool rock – they play Sounds from the Other City on May 1st (Crescent) and Mayfest on May21st (Islington Mill)
  5. Well North of Watford – Make Sense of Loneliness – Demo – does the Live and Unsigned Thing at The Willows soon….
  6. Tony Glynn – The Lennon Son – Demo – currently working on new tunes with Carl Lingard from Pearl Divers
  7. Kingfishers Catch Fire – The Apocalypse Song – Promo EP – in the studio soon to do new tunes…..hurrah!
  8. Kingfishers Catch Fire – This Ship Is Singing – Promo EP – as above
  9. Solar Race – Get Ahead – Homespun – the greatest Salford band you never saw in your life
  10. Jealous – Stardust – EP – glam rock is live and well and living in Swinton
  11. I Am Kloot – Salome Maloney – Promo – not sure if this is ever coming out – thanks to Tony Thornborough for getting it to me.
  12. Frog in the Wall – Pretty Nigella – Promo – thanks to Becs Marshall for getting this to me – they are on at Mayfest on 21st May with an acoustic set
  13. Ha Ha Said The Car – Plastic Windmills – Promo – aka Johann Kloos from the Sandells – I have loads more of his music and it’s all great…
  14. Twinkle & Co – Fever – Demo – Local talent keeps emerging and its all good….thanks to Mags for the tunes!

Salford Bands And Singers –  please send me your music to bob.osborne@salfordcityradio.org

To listen to the show…..click on the link below

Salford Music Scene – Show Number 2 – March 1st 2010

Note the catchy new intro jingle thingy……by a certain band……

Anyway on tonights extravaganza

  1. The Asteria – You Look Good Tonight – Self released single – as discovered by Mr Thornborough and Mr Legge in their weekly focus on local talent. An exciting new band with a lot of potential – check them out on their website. They play Manchester Academy on April 15th.
  2. Well North of Watford – Run Deep – Demo Track – he plays the Willows on 27th, he’s been around the scene for a few years and this is his new solo project – check him out on My Space.
  3. Trojan Horse – Patricroft Way – Trojan Horse – from their debut album on Bandcamp which is a snip at £2. I doubt if they will be listening to the show as they are playing Academy 3 at the same time. You can catch them at Kraak Gallery on the 5th March. For the record there isn’t a road/street called Patricroft Way – the song is about the way people are in Patricroft (it’s in Eccles where the show is actually recorded!).
  4. The Fall – Petty (Thief Lout) – This Nation’s Saving Grace (Omnibus Edition) – indulgent behaviour by me in playing some Fall but MES is a Salford chap so he qualifies and I’ve always reckoned this was one of their better tunes. My increasingly out of date website on the gruppe is here – which reminds me I must spend some time updating it!
  5. The Fall – Cruisers Creek (Peel Session Version) – This Nation’s Saving Grace (Omnibus Edition) – as above and a nod towards those who feel that is one of the gruppes better albums, of not the best….don’t agree myself but this is another damn fine tune from the Fall canon.
  6. The Chanteuse and the Crippled Claw – Big Umbrella – Website download – Mister Adrian Flanagan is a Broughtonian who has been exorcised to Sheffield for over familiarity with small synthesizers. I happen to think he is a song writing genius as evidenced by this gorgeous duet with Candie Payne. More evidence of the man’s capabilities here.
  7. Stonestreet – One Dead Game – Single – they are from Latvia and they are residing in Salford at the moment.
  8. Missed You At the Show – Na Na Na – EP – a fine band currently being taught music and stuff at Salford University. I’ve played them before on the Aural Delights Show……My Space … they play Dry Bar on March 23rd and that thing at the Willows on March 27th
  9. The Souls – Supply and Demand – Demo Track – the immensely talented and rather wonderful Souls are coming to get you. Mr Thornborough had them on his show this monday and played this very track. Mind you you can’t have too much of a good thing.  Read more here
  10. The Happy Fallen – Move On – Demo Track – Mr Neil James is a very prolific man and this is his latest recording.
  11. Twinkle and Co – Jock Tally – Demo Track – if Dusty Springfield and Noel Gallagher had a child it would be making music like this. The 60s meet the crazy Madchester sound in a riot of fun!Info here.
  12. Gnod/White HIlls – Per Sempre –Drop Out – the psychedelic warlords of the Manchester/Salford scene – a prolific collective which releases fine music – check out their back catalogue here.
To listen to the show click on the link below…… 

Salford Music Scene – Episode 2 by Bobonscr on Mixcloud