A lot is happening down at The Whiskey Jar over the next couple of months with an eclectic mix of dance, electronica, indie-pop, blues, house and Rock & Roll shows, gigs and nights just for you.
Jess kemp + special guests
Saturday 3rd February
For her first headline gig of 2018, Jess Kemp has announced a brand new show at The Whiskey Jar, Manchester on Saturday 3rd February 2018 + some very special guests including John Mackie and Patrick McDonagh.Her debut album ‘VondelPark’ rocketed straight onto BBC Radio last year with airplay from BBC Introducing and BBC Radio Manchester… it goes without saying that there may be a couple of surprises in store for 2018… with the hint of an exclusive announcement on the night.
Rhodan #004: Floating Cities
Saturday 3rd February
‘A multiverse of music and induced synaesthesia…’ I’m not quite sure what that means but apparently there will be chunky, pulsating electronic grooves, infinite techno and hypnotic alien communications on a warm sound system in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. Basically, I think it is a night of Deep/Soulful House, Electronic, Minimal Techno, Tech House, Techno Light displays, projected visuals and sound will come together to bring you a space-age experience.
Saturday 10th February
Strap in space cadets as we initiate the launch procedures. On this cosmic journey, The Whiskey Jar will host the legendary Chris Massey Music (from Manchester’s very own label Sprechen) as their in-flight commander, expect a healthy dose of Disco, House & Techno as we blast off into the unknown, fueled by Atipyka-VisuaLab. His DJ sets consist of ‘genre-jumping’ through a variety of everything from house, disco, ‘jolly techno’, boogie, afro and much more…you can hear, everything from old to new where original versions are dropped alongside sneaky edits as well as his studio workings. It’s going to be a cracking night- I’ve got my ticket.
Botanica presents: the 1st birthday
Saturday 17th February
After a year of intimate parties in the titchy basement of Indigo in Withington, Botanica has decided to step things up a notch and move on to a bigger space in honour of their first birthday. Expect Acid House, Breaks, Disco, Electro, House from some of Manchester’s emerging local DJ’s, Mr Marmalade and special guest Luv*Jam. Watch out for this night over the next year, or so, they are going to be cropping up around various venues in Manchester for pop-ups and takeovers so keep your eyes peeled.
Saturday Night Fever + Disco Disco
Friday 2nd March
The idea behind this night is a simple one; they pick a seminal album from 1970’s/80’s in the genre of disco, soul and funk, and then the Dj’s and artists play around that album. This February the album is Saturday Night Fever by the BeeGee’s. Fun Fact-Did you know they were from Chrolton? Somehow that doesn’t seem right but let’s run with it. The local line up consists of Gideon Conn, Playground MCR, Taylor and the Mason and will be followed by the Afro-beat sounds of Disco Disco late into the night.
Saturday 3rd March
Odyssey is a club night hosted by Manchester Dj’s Stef Da Rogue and James Kumo. Inspired by the birth of modern house music, the Odyssey sound reaches back to the days of disco and stretches forward to today’s Balearic house scene. At an Odyssey night, you’re likely to hear a 70’s rock disco re-edit, mixed into classic New York House, mixed into a deep techno track. Odyssey indeed is a homage to house music for music fans who want to dance and celebrate this fantastic soundtrack.
The Andy Gunn Band
Saturday 9th March
Scottish Guitar Virtuoso Andy Gunn brings his all-new line up featuring the cream of Scottish Blues musicians on tour in support of the brand new album ‘Too Many Guitars To Give Up Now’. Compared to Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan in the press, Andy has absorbed these classic influences but also honed his style and voice over the years by the old-fashioned route of jamming in every bar and club the length of the UK. Expect rock & roll and blues vibes all round.