Wow. I mean WOW. Glasswerk and Vmanevents In The City showcase just gets better and better and better. Latest additions to the already heaving bill of pure musical indulgence are the much feted and wildly pleasing 65 DAYS OF STATIC. Monday night (3rd October) sees Mark Morriss of Bluetones fame headlining with a solo set upstairs @ Dry Bar while downstairs in ‘The Vault’ 65 Days play an intimate gig in what promises to be a sweaty affair.
65 Days sold out Manchester Academy 3 only 5 months ago and will surely sell it out again next month – so this is a rare opportunity to see them play a truly intimate performance.
Glasswerk and Vmanevents In The City Festival runs from 30th Sept – 3rd Oct @ Dry Bar, Manchester. Other acts playing the four day In The City event are Eighties Matchbox B-line Disaster, Fleeing New York, A Cult Called Karrianna, Mistys Big Adventure, Hot Club De Paris, Seachange, Cherubs, Young Offenders Institute, White Rose Movement, Laruso, The Common Redstarts, Trap2 and many more.
65 Days of Static:
Despite what some would have you believe, it isn’t 1981 anymore. While many lesser artists are content in their desperate scramble to relive the glories of a distant era some of us demand more from our 21st century rock ‘n’ roll. Something more relevant. Something to truly call our own. It’s been long overdue, but finally two of Britain’s quintessentially futurist acts join forces for one of this year’s most essential doubleheaders.
Formed in Sheffield in 2000 65 Days of Static have dragged post-rock kicking and screaming into the 21st century. Electronic music has always been tentative in its absorption of live instruments. Similar rock music has been similarly conservative or unsuccessful in expanding into an electronic field. 65 Days of Static are among the first to convincingly fuse and balance intelligent dance music with the most leftfield of avant-guitar music. Their current long player ‘The Fall of Math’ (Monotreme) is one of the few records that could genuinely be described as a successfully adventurous crossover bearing equal resemblance to the glitch noodlings of Aphex Twin and the expansive and schizophrenic landscapes of Godspeed You! Black Emperor. With much of the national media united in its praise as well as play on MTV and Radio 1 this could be the last chance to witness 65DOS’s stunning live show in such intimate surroundings.
Tickets available from:
or in Person from Piccadilly Box Office, Manchester and Radio City Box Office, Liverpool.
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