Twelve Festival feat ENGERICA + The Longcut + more – Feb 1st

* * * Just £2 entry, before 6pm for people on my mailing list * * *

VmanEvents' Twelve Festival, taking place on the first Sunday of the month at Jabez Clegg, started in the summer of 2003 with the intention of brightening up your Sunday by bringing you innovative, new live music, combined with cheap drink and Samosas.

Our policy is to put on interesting, and well promoted events for up and coming bands. None of the usual “any 4 bands, on any night”. We are trying our damn hardest to get the general public out there watching new bands for a night out, rather than heading for the nearest Bar 38 or Wetherspoons.

Musically the event progressed thoughout the year and brought you stunning performances from bands such as Youth Movie Soundtrack Strategies, The Edmund Fitzgerald, The Maker, INDRA, For Tomorrows, Palo Alto and many more.

Furthermore, Twelve Festival is without out doubt one of the most diverse live events in Manchester. Where else would you go to see Warp Records style electronica and live techno on the same bill as alternative rock and jazz !!??

The first Twelve Festival of 2004 is definitely one to get excited about. The best line-up yet. MTV2 and Kerrang favourties ENGERICA (Kennel Records, Infected PR and management) bring their Bleech-era Nirvana rock action upto Manchester. They are currently preparing for an Xfm Session, and Radio 1 Rock Show session. Please go to the homepage of their site and hear their next single “The Smell”

The event features some of Manchester's hotly tipped acts – The Longcut and The Suzukis plus some new, INNOVATIVE *Vman discoveries* – The Beat Poet and Durt. Remember where you saw them first.

Come to Jabez Clegg next Sunday and support some Manchester talent !

Vuz, VmanEvents,

Title: t w e l v e – Manchester's New Music Festival in association with

NEW FORMULA: less bands, more variety, higher quality. 2pm – 10pm. Bring your demos down to get them played and announced.

Venue – Jabez Clegg

Sunday, Feb 1st – Art-noise / Alternative / live Electronica / Emo / live Techno / post Rock / garage Rock – INNOVATIVE MUSIC ONLY.

Thirst : £1.50 pints + £2.50 Doubles and mixer


Entry : just £4 on the door

The bands :

ENGERICA (link) – 5.35pm – Hailing from Essex, sleaze-whore-sub-noise-lickers and Radio 1 Rock Show / Kerrang favourites Engerica are coming on like a deformed, tethered child of early Idlewild, Bleech-era Nirvana and Muse. DO NOT MISS their Manchester date prior to their single release on Kennel Records in February.

The Longcut (link)- 6.30 – Angular post-rock noiseniks – an oddball 3-piece equal parts Rapture, Mogwai, & Radiohead. Formed in early 2002 they have been wowing audiences for the past year with their dynamic live set

Movie Made Children (link) – 4pm – featuring members of Kid Conspiracy likened to Hundred Reasons and Biffy Clyro – intense energetic emo guaranteed

The Suzukis – 4.45 – Young Wiganers, far better musicians than Moco, resembling MC5, Rolling Stones and The Vines, aiming to build on the excitable hype that has gone on around them in their short stint at rock and roll so far.

Durt – 9.20 – live electronica in the vein of Warp Records, with his own wicked twist.

King Genius – 2.30pm – weird, weird, STRANGE mental beat infused rock. In fact, one of the weirdest bands Ive heard. Influences from Primus and Mr Bungle to Bon Jovi and Motley Crue.

Joycopter (link)- 3.15 – An eclectic female fronted combo of rock/ rap/ funk/ techno-fetishists from the North West with a panoramic vista of sound scampering cheekily between Bjork, Faith No More, Stravinsky, the Prodigy, and the Chilli Peppers. With a growing fan base in the North West, Romania and Tokyo, their new EP “Brilliant Pebbles” is available Feb 1st.

The Beat Poet – 7.15 – “evidence of the martial art of music” – Obtuse and uncategorisable – hints of Sigur Ros, Fugazi and Sonic Youth

Spectral Design – 7.50 – 'Chilled dance act' Spectral Design are a new band from Wigan with influences from Primal Scream, through Chemical Brothers, into Jurassic 5, Dj Shadow, to good ol' James Brown (1, 2… get down!…)

Mantra – 8.40 – neo-electronic groove dance fashioned from recorded guitar,
synths, vocals, samples and effects. Born of the post rave comedown and
growing in freedom…..

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