Islington Mill May-June

With long days, long nights and long weekends now upon us, Islington Mill truly comes into its own.

By Lee Isherwood | May 8th '12

With long days, long nights and long weekends now upon us, Islington Mill truly comes into its own. This is what they have coming up:Friday 11th May: EVENT/GIG: Mother’s Ruin // 8pm // £8 adv
Mother returns to the Mill, following on from last year’s record breaking Royal Wedding day and this time she will be live. Featuring performances from Lady Miss Kier of Deelite, Cocknbullkid, Joyce D Vision and Jonny Woo.

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Saturday 12th May: WORKSHOP: Make Your Own T-Shirt With One69a // 1pm to 4am // £15 for 1 // £25 for 2
Feeling creative? This course will show you the ways of screen-printing combined with fabric work to create your own t-shirt in an afternoon. Contact: sally@one69a.com

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Saturday 12th May: GIG: Pre New // 8pm //
Sleek and beautiful, dangerously futuristic, ear splittingly loud. Made of former members of World of Twist and Earl Brutus. After party carries on with DJs include Brynylon, Ange World of Twist, Bad Timing…Expect glam, rock stompers and music to make your mother blush.

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Sunday 13th May: LIVE: Hunx and His Punx // 4pm // £6 adv
Join Hunx’s Seth Bogart – a dashing hybrid of John Waters and Don Draper – and his dazzling Punx for a Sunday afternoon of rudimentary rock n’ roll and trashy glitz. With support from Dolfinz, No Womb and The Niallist vs Tranarchy and Comfortable on a Tightrope DJs.

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Sunday 13th May: EVENT: Woody Guthrie – Hard Times and Hard Travellin’ // 6:30pm // £10 adv
An intimate performance/documentary in the Engine House focusing on the life of the legend that is Woody Guthrie.

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Wednesday 16th May: LIVE: Shabazz Palaces // 7:30pm to 10pm // £8 adv
Sub Pop’s celestial hip-hoppers Shabazz Palaces open the Future Everything festival here at the Mill with a sonic blend of dusty synth, jazz-afro-beat sounds and hip-hop vibes ‘If Bedouins herded beats instead of goats’

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Wednesday 16th May: LIVE: Deadbeat + Andy Stott + Szare // 10:30pm to late // £8 adv
Minimal dub techno king-pins combine to provide the soundtrack for the Future Everything Opening Party. Await kaleidoscopic house and techno, snap-clap digital dancehall, a plenty from this evening.

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Thursday 17th May: LIVE: Tri-Angle Records Showcase. Holy Other + The Haxan Cloak + Evian Christ +Vessel // 9pm // £10 adv
Tri Angle Records has become THE pre-eminent imprint for zeitgeist-setting sonics. This showcase features the labels UK contingent including the debut Manchester solo show for Holy Other and rising star Evian Christ.

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Friday 18th May: LIVE: DJ Cheeba(Solid Steel) + Hot Vimto + Jonny Dub + Omas // 10pm // £7 adv
Cheeba is at the forefront of the new breed of DJs presenting audio and visuals through turntables. Expect mixing, scratching, cutting and remixing sounds (and pictures) in true hip hop style.

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Saturday 18th May: CLUB: Bohemian Grove present ‘The Return’ // 10pm // £15 adv
Presenting a selection of their favourite previous guests, Bohemian Grove welcomes Mike Huckaby, Andy Stott & Claro Intellecto back to the party. Mike Huckaby remains for us one of the best DJs to grace our stage.

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Friday 25th May: LIVE: Aura Noir // Album launch 7.30pm
A black thrash attack – Aura Noir are more ugly, brutal and merciless than ever as they come to the Mill on the back of their fifth album, “Out to Die”. Support from Wodensthrone and more TBC.

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Saturday 26th May: EVENT: Nil Points: “A Eurovision Screening Party” // 8pm // £3 adv
It’s that time of year when taste takes a vacation and we indulge in donning a wig, grabbing a mic and pretending to be Jedward. Expect key changes, bloc party voting and dancing to Eurodisco.

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Wednesday 30th May: LIVE: High Places and Savages // 7.30pm // £5 adv
Double bill featuring High Places slow motion avant-pop and one of the most talked about bands in the UK at the moment, Savages, who play their debut Manchester show.

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Friday 1st June: LIVE/CLUB: Laurel Halo, Kuedo, Ornis and PYC Session // 9pm // £8 adv
Live clubnight featuring a heavyweight bill including the ‘young Kate Bush with beats’ Laurel Halo and dubstep pioneer Jamie Teasdale aka Kuedo.

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Saturday 2nd June: CLUB: Selective Hearing & Eastern Bloc present Dimensions Festival Launch // Line-up tbc // 6pm-6am

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Sunday 3rd June: EVENT: The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee // 8pm
CHERYL and Off with Their Heads takeover 3 rooms at the Mill for a unique take on the Royal celebrations. Expect a proper Mill party.

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