We're over the moon to announce that one of the UK's most original and daring bands - The Pop Group - are to headline our venue as part of their first ever UK tour.
The tour coincides with the first run of reissues on the new 'Freaks Are Us' label. The band are to release their 1980 classic album 'We Are Time' and it will be played live in its entirety at the Gorilla show.
The band are one of the most influential post-punk groups ever and have had a huge baring on the progression of music after the anarchic squall of punk.
The merged elements of free-jazz, funk, dub, and reggae into something wholly original and pioneering.
Despite its raw and inherent anti-commerciality, their agit-pop gained notable success at the time and has impacted on more contemporary bands including Rage Against The Machine, Fugazi, and Fun-Da-Mental.
Since reuniting in 2010 they've played a number of incredible shows including a New Year's Eve date with Sonic Youth, and a performance at ATP festival at the behest of Portishead.
We're excited to announce that this Saturday's Group Therapy Comedy Club will be taken over by New York's Found Footage Festival.
The Found Footage Festival is a one-of-a-kind event showcasing videos found at garage sales and thrift stores and in warehouses and dumpsters throughout North America. Curators Joe Pickett (The Onion) and Nick Prueher (Letterman, Colbert) take audiences on a guided tour of their latest and greatest VHS finds, providing live commentary and where-are-they-now updates on the people in these videotaped obscurities.
"The biggest collection of weird videos I’ve ever seen."
"Hysterical and brilliant."
Time Out London
"A comedy sensation."
We are so stoked to welcome the living legend... Grandmaster Flash to Gorilla this summer as part of our Vacation Season.
Heralded as the godfather of turntablism, Grandmaster Flash was one of the earliest visionaries to begin scratching records, developing the technique of beat juggling to extend the breaks on funk and soul records to keep people dancing for longer. His groundbreaking DJing techniques meant he was one of the first people to effectively create new music from existing records, a talent that soon saw him working alongside some of the first ever emcees.
But regardless of the details of his ascension to legendary status, his success boils down to the fact that Grandmaster Flash is a purebred DJ, through and through. He’s been there since the start, and with 40 plus years experience of rocking the biggest parties across the globe, he is more qualified than just about anyone else in his field.
Expect the hip hop veteran to unleash a masterclass of funk, soul and hip hop when he takes to the Gorilla turntables on the 2nd of August.
Don't miss this chance to see a master at work!!!
RETRO AND DANGEROUS are here to bring Manchester the best in explosive, awesome and old school cinema with totally excellent double bills R.A.D is all about delivering the Raddest of Retro Vibes, Iconic one liners and balls out amazing cinema!
27TH JULY - PATRICK SWAYZE DOUBLE BILL Feat POINT BREAK & ROAD HOUSE
10TH AUGUST - BILL & TED BOGUS DOUBLE BILL
Both screenings open at 4pm and we'll be serving special popcorn, nacho's, coctails and famous GORILLA BURGERS!
EVENT INFO & TICKETS HERE
Kaluki return for another shindig at Gorilla, as part of the Gorilla Vacation Summer Series, starring a four hour slot from the mighty SKREAM.
Friday 1st August sees Kaluki entice the skills of underground icon Skream for a four hour extended set that promises all sorts of rave inciting shenanigans.
Croydon based producer Skream was famously one of the major innovators of dubstep in the early 2000's, and alongside his sidekick Benga helped nurture one of the biggest underground explosions for years.
Recent times have seen Oliver Jones ditch his prestigious past in favour of the charms of house and disco, building on his already majestic reputation by twisting modern house bangers with classic disco whilst retaining that clean, bass heavy sound he honed back in his dubstep years.
We cannot wait for this one!!!!!!!!!!
MORE INFO & TICKETS HERE
One of the most revered cult bands of all time bring their outside-the-box dance punk to Manchester...
EVENT INFO & TICKETS HERE.
AFTER TWO SELL OUT SHOWS LAST YEAR, HERE IS YOUR CHANCE TO EXPERIENCE WHAT MANY CONSIDER TO BE ONE OF THE DOPEST HIP HOP STAGE SHOWS EVER TO TOUCH DOWN IN MANCHESTER!!
EVENT INFO & TICKETS HERE