Posts by Month: March 2011

Air Cav

Video: Air Cav

A Special band in a special location. Air Cav perform in the spectacular surroundings of Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s ‘Recorders’ exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery.

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Blitzen Trapper

Video: Blitzen Trapper

We filmed Sub Pop’s Blitzen Trapper ahead of their Ruby Lounge show back in December 2010. We caught a quiet moment between local support, Blind Atlas’ performance and found this secluded stairwell backstage, where the Portlanders performed this awesome rendition of ‘The Tree’.

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Gregory & The Hawk

Video: Gregory & The Hawk

We met the incredible Meredith Godreau, aka Gregory And The Hawk, At Night and Day Cafe. We took a short walk down the street to Pop Boutique to film this stunning performance of “For The Best”.

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The 255s

Video: The 255s

We met Andy from The 255s at the Travelling Man Comic Shop where we were kindly allowed to stay after hours to film this awesome version of ‘House Of Bricks’.

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Sleepy Sun

Video: Sleepy Sun

We couldn’t wait to film this session with California’s Sleepy Sun ahead of their breath taking show at Band On The Wall. We found a quiet spot backstage where the band acquired some brooms to aid their performance, and set to filming this intense version of ‘Open Eyes’ from their incredible album, Fever.

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Review: Inertia/Modernity: A Mancunian Missive – Part I

WORDS & PHOTOS by Chester Whelks

Market Street: Where once leant ramshackle stalls now parades homogenised malls, but the varying competing degrees of Mancunian humanity are thronged on its cobbles just the same. The greasy black-clad weasel of doom in his dandruff dappled black jacket, paces up and down, his … Read on

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Ringo Deathstarr

Video: Ringo Deathstarr

We met up with Ringo Deathstarr at Night and Day Cafe, where they were to perform later that evening, to film this stripped back version of their 2009 B-Side, Summertime!

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T.E. Yates

Video: T.E. Yates

After approaching Mr Yates about filming a session, he decided to take us on a road trip to his hometown, Wigan, more specifically, Wigan Pier. After a bit of priceless information about the “Pier”, we were treated to this powerful rendition of forthcoming album track, ‘Media Machine’.

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Video: Exlovers

We met with Exlovers ahead of their show at the fantastic 2 Dollar Show at Trof, Fallowfield. We wandered through the vacant space above the bar to find a spot to film this beautiful acoustic session.

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