Wednesday, November 26, 2008

TONIGHT IN MANCHESTER: Stanley Brinks (ne Andre Herman Dune)

Another excellent anti-folk night at Tiger Lounge tonight:

Stanley Brinks is the adopted moniker of Andre Herman Dune. founding member of....Herman Dune. One of the most consistent and exciting songwriters of the last decade, his Stanley B material is simple, amusing and intelligent with nods towards Trinidadian Calypso and Jonathon Richman.
A legendary figure of the NYC Antifolk community, Ish Marquez incorporates the rhythmic power of Nuyorican Roots with 50's soul vocal harmonies and 70's punk energy into a sound and style that is wholly original. He is one of those rare performers who look as though it's his last moment on earth every time he picks up a guitar.

Tickets here

Stanley Brinks [BUY]

Ish Marquez [BUY]

Or if the sound of this starts you gagging, how about this from Hey Manchester! as an alternative:

Wednesday 26 November, 7.30pm Mint Lounge, 46 Oldham Street
Following last month's crowd-silencing performance by Olafur Arnalds, we return to Mint Lounge - a criminally under-used live music venue - with Mercury Prize nominees Portico Quartet. This London-based band play jazz, but not as you know it - no old men with pointy beards doing 10-minute improvised drum solos here!
Centred around the distinctive sound of the hang (a flying saucer-like steel drum), they invoke memories of Philip Glass and Steve Reich's minimalism, plus they also remind us of post-rockers Do Make Say Think. Q hailed their 'danceable chamber jazz soundscapes' and Straight No Chaser called them 'a band who make experimental and adventurous music sound wonderfully accessible'.

Tickets here

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