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Anna Kashfi album launch tonight at Fuel, Withington

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

Manchester band Anna Kashfi will be launching their new album, Survival
, at Fuel Cafe Bar in Withington tonight.

It’s a free show, and doors open 7.30/8pm. I’m really looking forward to the gig – it’s been a while since I’ve seen Anna Kashfi playing live, and it will be good to hear tracks from the new album.

The album is available to buy from Amazon.co.uk, or you can listen to and download the album as an MP3.

Recommended gig tonight: Fuel Cafe, Manchester: The Woe Betides

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

Hi, How Are You at Fuel

Hi, How Are You at Fuel

Tonight, Phil from Mushaboom is putting on his monthly “Hi, How Are You” night. It’s at Fuel cafe, starts 8ish, and is free (though donations to cover his costs are very welcome). I’ll be there, doing the sound. The line up includes:

MONSTERS BUILD MEAN ROBOTS

“Echoes of Sigur Ros and Explosions in the sky” – Artrocker

http://www.myspace.com/monstersbuildmeanrobots

FUEL CAFE, 8PM, FREE IN.
If you like loud pounding guitars, thom yorke style electronica, and beautiful soundscapes a la Mogwai, Sigur Ros…you must not miss this gig from Brighton 4 piece MBMR
Take a chance to hear something new. something exciting.. and go away having seen your favourite new band.

With support from…

THE WOE BETIDES

Pop duo championed by Jeremy Warmsley!

http://www.myspace.com/thewoebetides

“There’s something dark and brooding about The Woe Betides… sweet, fast-paced chorus, heavy guitars and almost New Romantic-esque vocals. Not too shabby at all!” (Stool Pigeon)

OH STOCKHOLM!

http://www.myspace.com/ohstockholm

“Conor Oberst may have competition!” Sandman

Mushaboom / Hi, How Are You?

Friday, June 5th, 2009

Just got back from doing sound at the “Hi, How are You?” Night at Fuel, promoted by Phil from Mushaboom. It was a really lovely night, despite headliner Jose Vanders cancelling. Mia Vigar, Deaf to Van Gogh’s Ear and Thom Stone all did excelent performances, and it was a great atmosphere, as always with Fuel. The chocolate brownies and coconut cake were especially good!

Hi, How Are You? Night at Fuel, WIthington

Hi, How Are You? Night at Fuel, WIthington

Recommended Manchester gigs tonight (Thursday 4th June)

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

Hi

Two really good events happening tonight (I’ll be going to the one at Fuel):

For Folk’s Sake is at Cup, from 6pm-9pm, Featuring Tom Kitching and Gren Bartley.

Hi, How Are You?, from the people behind Mushaboom Folk, is happening at Fuel tonight. Featuring Mia Vigar, and Deaf to Van Gogh’s Ear

Tom

Is Withington’s Pleasure Bar Re-opening?

Friday, May 8th, 2009

Update, 26th November 2009: Pleasure bar didn’t reopen, but a new sisha bar opened in its place. It looks really nice in there, but I haven’t been in yet. And of course, there are no open mics. But just down the road, there is still the Fuel open Mic every Wednesday. And there’s now a new open mic every Sunday, at Bar One, Withington. On with the original post….

I’ve been hearing various rumours around Manchester, that Pleasure Bar in Withington is to reopen. Or maybe even has reopened. Can anyone confirm or deny this? I was at Fuel doing sound for the Mushaboom last night and didn’t hear anyone saying it’s reopened yet… it used to be a Withington institution…

But today, Mat has posted a comment on my guide to Manchester open mics suggesting that it’s reopened and there’s now an open mic on Mondays again. Could this be true? Or just the MEN getting their wires crossed? Who knows… If there’s anyone with any comments or info, please post below!

Bath Tub! Thursday 1st March

Thursday, March 1st, 2007

Wow… it’s March already – and we’ve got a brilliant Songs for the Bath Tub at Fuel, Withington, Manchester tomorrow. I’m not playing, but I’ve booked lots of really great Manchester acts, plus one from Bristol (Loxodonta) so it should be a pretty nice evening (always is at Fuel!)

Manchester Acoustic Music Nights

Monday, November 6th, 2006

Don’t forget we run three acoustic nights each month — Fuel Cafe Bar (Withington) on 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, then Trof (Fallowfield) every 3rd Wednesday… there’s a wide variety of acts playing at each one – both local (Manchester) and touring artists – so you’ll probably see some musicians you’ve heard of and some you haven’t!