High Voltage celebrates its 10th gig anniversary on the 13th Dec with a fantastic line up, bringing together 3 of the best acts in Manchester for an electrifying evening. The nights are run with the hearty morals of free entry, with Korumba acting as the perfect venue given its facility to provide cheap beer. Many top bands have played High Voltage so far, with even more planned for next year. To date bands from as far Bath, Birmingham, Leeds and Liverpool have all played High Voltage, as we scour the nation for like minded bands enthusiastic about our DIY nature, who are also resentful to the strong traditions of Manchester’s musical sound. From February onwards the nights will become bi-weekly, with DJ nights continuing also. High Voltage also produces a Fanzine every month, with top interviews, reviews and opinons; this can be gained from our website or from Picadilly records. Hope to see you at the gig.
Off Grosvenor St
Phone – 01612734357
The Obsession (headlining) – An explosive Manchester four-piece following the classic lineage of Joy Division and Magazine with live shows packed with the incendiary excitement of the Stooges and early Manics. Recent performances of new material have witnessed the band emerge to stand up against vacuous sloganeering within an industry desperate for substance. Check out current release Wise Blood EP, out now on Soviet Union Records and get down to High Voltage to experience the firebrand rock’n’roll for yourself…
Jackie O – Jackson, Jo Jo & Sister Ray bring their rock n roll fireball to Korumba, they will endeavour to search and will definitely destroy. Having played with some of the best acts from around the country, their live performances have become so tight and ferocious its almost scary.
Lisa Brown – Having attracting an obscene level of press in the Manchester area, Lisa Brown are destined to gain a much wider recognition. ITC reviews called them “The best band of the whole weekend…they should be signed now”. Pete Mitchell, Razor Cuts on Virgin Radio said “…really good…lot of potential…”.City Life Magazine popped up with “Lisa Brown… … The best thing this year by a mile. And the Manchester Music website added “They must be, have to be, tomorrows stars. Excellent.” Come down and make your own conclusions.
Doors 7.30pm, free entry all night, first band at 8pm
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