Oh Bacchanal! | Wed 14 May | Tusk
Little warm up for the weekend here, as Swing Ting’s Samrai joins the Oh Bacchanal! residents for a bit of midweek fun. Playing the best in carnival music, the party starts at 8 and runs til late. There’s no entry fee, allowing you to spend money on some of Tusk’s cocktails instead.
More info: www.facebook.com

In The Loop | Fri 16 May | The Roadhouse
Another exciting edition of In The Loop this month – after the success of the 8 Gold Rings-backed G Funk and Biggie specials, this time the band turn to Nas’ legendary Illmatic album for the soundtrack to Loop’s famous cypher. For budding MCs and hip hop heads alike, Loop always delivers.
£3 before 12, £6 after. £4 students.

Luciano & I-Wayne | Fri 16 May| HQ
Genuine reggae legends performing in Manchester this Friday. Luciano has been a key figure in the roots scene for 20+ years now, working with the likes of Freddie McGregor and Xterminator Records. He’s joined on the night by another roots icon, I-Wayne, whose crossover hit Can’t Satisfy Her brought him worldwide acclaim. They are supported by the mighty Classique Sound, who have been rocking dances in Manchester and beyond for years now.
Tickets: www.skiddle.com

Swing Ting ft Butterz (pictured) | Sat 17 May | Soup Kitchen
This month, we’re helping Elijah and Skilliam aka Butterz celebrate the launch of their Fabriclive mix CD. With the series reading like a who’s who of DJs over the years, the CD should become a key document for grime in 2014 and their label continues to go from strength to strength. We’ve one or two surprises lined up for the night and as usual, Samrai, Joey B, Fox and myself will be providing the vibes from early.
£5 all night.

Thu 15 May - Sat 17 May
Ruben Platt
Published on:
Thu 15 May 2014