Hardcore hip-hop fans should head to Gorilla this Thursday as the label that brought J Dilla’s Donuts into the world, Stones Throw Records, brings its new off-kilter documentary to the UK for a live screening tour. Founded in 1996 by Chris Manak (aka Peanut Butter Wolf), following the death of his childhood friend, the rapper Charizma, the LA-based label has become one of the most respected labels supporting left-field artists. Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton traces its development – from its humble beginnings in a former bomb shelter to its most recent chapter. Weaving together archival material, rare concert footage and in-depth interviews, take in the history and culture of Stones Throw’s success, with a little help from the likes of Kanye West, Snoop Dogg, Tyler the Creator, Mike D, Questlove, Common and Geoff Barrow.

Thu 3 Apr, Gorilla, Whitworth Street West, M1 5WW. Tel: 0161 407 0301, 7.30pm, £5, seetickets.com

Thu 3 Apr
Hannah Phillips
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Thu 3 Apr 2014