Headlining a bill of eclectic sounds is Bletchley destruction unit Action Beat (pictured), playing their first Manchester show in three years. The band are infamous in the European mainland for their relentless touring schedules as well as their incendiary live shows, ranks swelling to include at least three drummers and six guitarists, churning out no-wave riffery with an ecstatic tribal edge. See latest record, A Remarkable Machine, as a vibrant example and collaboration with the legendary Ex vocalist GW Sok. Main support for this comes from touring buddies angular, post-hardcore Silent Front and gritty punk-upstarts Denim & Leather. This is an all-day show after all, so further thrills include spoken-word no-wave collective Locean, industrial sound-art duo 2 Koi Karp and Albini-inspired power-dread-trio Groves. Yes Blythe will be opening the show with an improvisational group of players from his Sacred Tapes roster – plus making their live debut at the show is a newly formed, yet-to-be-named sax/bass trio featuring members of Tombed Visions, Our Man In The Bronze Age and Black Star. The gig kicks off at 4pm with an after-party running until 3am, curated by Guts For Garters, so expect karaoke, debauchery and fist-clenching bangers all night!

Sat 16 Aug, Kraak Gallery, 11 Stevenson Square, M1 1DB. 4pm – 3am, £7, fatout.co.uk

Sat 16 Aug
Joshua Gordon
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Thu 14 Aug 2014