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Friday 01 August
VACATION : KALUKI : SKREAM (4HR SET)
11PM - 4AM: £10, £12, £15
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.
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Saturday 02 August
Black Lights
7-10:30PM : £8 (18+)
Manchester's Black Lights play their biggest gig yet at Gorilla!!!
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Saturday 02 August
VACATION : GRANDMASTER FLASH / JUICY DJS
11PM - 4AM: £10, £12, £15
Expect the hip hop veteran to unleash a masterclass of funk, soul and hip hop when he takes to the Gorilla  turntables.
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Sunday 03 August
Filmonik Manchester Kabaret Final Screening
6-11PM
The final screening of Manchester Kabaret, a worldwide filmmaking phenomenon...
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Thursday 07 August
JOAN AS POLICEWOMAN
7.30PM-11.00PM : £16adv (18+)
Joan Wasser has played with everyone from Sherly Crow to Rufus Wainwright as a violinist before forming Joan As Policewoman - a band whose sound contains the soulful influences of Al Green and Nina Simone juxtaposed with the grittier edge of Sonic Youth.
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Friday 08 August
VACATION : JUICY : SUMMER JAMS
11pm - 4am : £3 ADV / £5 OTD
Juicy DJs play classic hip hop, old school bangers and new anthems, as well as a bit of disco, funk and r'n'b. All Party, No Bullshit, as Biggie didn't quite say.
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Saturday 09 August
VACATION : COVERT 1ST BIRTHDAY : LEE FOSS + GUESTS
11PM - 4AM: £10, £12, £15
Few DJs have made such a dramatic impact on the underground house and techno scene over the last two years as Hot Creations label owner Lee Foss
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IBIBIO SOUND MACHINE WANT YOU TO DANCE!

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Gospel? Check
Afro Rock? Check
Disco? Check
Soul? Check
Funk? Check
Beats? Check

That's right! Ibibio Sound Machine head to GORILLA for their debut Manchester show and we need you to come DANCE with us on Nov 11th.  

Tickets are on sale now! Get involved!  

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THE POP GROUP FIRST EVER UK TOUR!!!

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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.

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GROUP THERAPY - FOUND FOOTAGE FESTIVAL

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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."
Jimmy Fallon

"Hysterical and brilliant." 
Time Out London

"A comedy sensation." 
The Guardian 

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GRANDMASTER FLASH AT GORILLA!!

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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!!!

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SUMMER FILM FUN WITH SWAYZE AND BILL & TED!

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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

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SKREAM COMES TO GORILLA

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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!!!!!!!!!! 

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Death From Above 1979 to play Gorilla

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One of the most revered cult bands of all time bring their outside-the-box dance punk to Manchester...

EVENT INFO & TICKETS HERE.

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July 28, 2014, 11:44 am