Knee-sliding across the stage in a show of campy bravado comes Ultimate Anthems: A new club night from The Ultimate Power kids. Ultimate Power have, for the past few years, done a roaring trade in a rock nights across the country. Packing set lists with hair rockers and stadium swingers – spinning the likes of Springsteen, Alice Cooper, Poison, Bon Jovi and, er, Kenny Loggins. A night dedicated to testosterone-fuelled floor fillers, catering to all the British Isles’ wannabe Wayne Campbells. Now they’re returning to Manchester with a new night, which promises the same roster of tight-trousered power chord merchants, with a cast-iron(Maiden) guarantee to leave your dancing limbs aching and your voice raspy from spitting out the many euphoric choruses on offer. This love note to spandex and shredding is taking place at Sound Control, tucked behind an Oxford Road railway arch and miles away from the night’s glam pretensions. A bleak industrial shell with a baubled filling.So don’t run to the hills, because you’re wanted – dead or alive – to go dancing in the dark. Go ahead and jump, you might as well…

Fri 26 Sep, Sound Control, 1 New Wakefield Street, Manchester, M1 5NP. Tel:0161 236 0340, 10pm-3pm, £6,

Fri 26 Sep
Jon Whiteley
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Thu 25 Sep 2014