Band on the Wall welcomes one of New York City’s finest purveyors of conscious hip hop. The former Organized Konfusion rapper counts social justice campaigner Talib Kweli among the collaborators on his latest LP, 2014’s PTSD, which lyricises the US contradictions over gun laws. Pharoahe Monch’s 15-year music career has never shied away from tackling the political issues that deserve critique. He may have fallen on the wrong side of a sampling copyright dispute when his solo debut Internal Affairs was released in 1999 with the Godzilla theme, but its subsequent ceased production makes the existing copies all the more sought-after. His live shows are just as popular, so book soon to avoid disappointment.
Thu 3 Mar, Band on the Wall, 25 Swan Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 5JZ. Tel:0161 834 1786, 7.30pm, £16, www.bandonthewall.org
Published on: Mon 29 Feb 2016