Clear thy schedule!
A couple of dates for the old diary this week. First of all, this weekend, Platt Fields Park (Platt Lane, off Wilmslow Road, just after all the curry houses) plays host to the Summer In The Park Food & Drink Festival. Food & Drink?! On a music blog?!!! Pray tell! Well, there is going to be quite a lot of music involved too from leading local lights such as I Am Kloot, Mr Scruff, Liam Frost, Aidan Smith, The Earlies, Josephine Oniyama and so on.
Anyway, jonthebeef and myself are DJing there between 4 and 6pm on the Saturday so come down and show your support while we play music to eat and drink to, ie. disco and Balearic-type stuff. Sweet!
In the meantime, check out the website to find out more. Hopefully we'll see you there.
Before all that though, this Thursday (10th, tomorrow), Shoplifters is on at The Bay Horse. That's Grammar (laptop, hands-in-the-air stance), Jon Claude (CDJs, too many e-numbers) and Sapnarella (girl, actual, proper vinyl DJ, with Technics and everything, showing up the fellas) playing "Remixes, Covers and Bastard Pop" in the lovely surroundings of the best pub in Manchester city centre.
Everything you will hear will be some kind of remix, edit, bootleg, cover and whatnot, hence the name, so let the finest 'lifters in Manchester give you a potted history of pop music's illegitimate offspring. Just check your wallets on the way out.