THURSDAY

 

For free shows please show your appreciation by dropping a tip if you can, it helps our costs.

 

9am to 4pm MARCUS JACK: Gold Chains in Gold Frames exhibition – Temperance Movement. 

 

Painter Marcus Jack’s exhibition about the way rap music was adopted into the culture of West Yorkshire with his collection of portraits featuring seminal rap artists. Free entry.

 

8.15pm. SARAH’S MUSIC QUIZ – Meandering Bear.

 

Free entry and some festival gig tickets to be won.

 

8.45pm HENRY PARKER & BAND – The Grayston Unity. Tickets from See Tickets.

 "His relaxed vocals and songwriting are as warm and open as his tunings" 8/10 Uncut Magazine

“What Parker does so effectively is to blend ancient with early-70’s and modern styles” 

Mojo ★★★★

"Original material and traditional songs create an immersive and mellifluous world in which both the peace and isolation of nature are unfurled evoked through subtle arrangements"

 Prog Magazine

"Focussing on the seasons is an eternal feature of English folk music and the tradition is well tended here." Shindig! ★★★★

 

 

FRIDAY

 

9am to 4pm MARCUS JACK: Gold Chains in Gold Frames exhibition – Temperance Movement. 

Painter Marcus Jack’s exhibition about the way rap music was adopted into the culture of West Yorkshire with his collection of portraits featuring seminal rap artists. Free entry.

2pm HALIFAX MUSIC HERITAGE GUIDED TRAIL – Walk the trail visiting old venues to hear about the town’s musical heritage. Departs from The Grayston Unity. Allow 2 hours. £5 pay in advance or on the day. 

7.30pm W.H. LUNG + support – The Albany Arcade, Halifax Borough Market. (bar inside). Tickets from SeeTickets.

The sparkling synth pop and Motorik Krautrock of Manchester-based three-piece W.H. Lung first burst onto the music scene in 2017, with the release of the single Inspiration!/Nothing Is.

Originally conceived as a studio-based project by schoolfriends, Joseph E (vocals, synths), Tom S (guitar), and Tom P (bass), the trio quickly became sought after for live shows and performances off the back of their 2017 debut, playing stages at British festivals including Greenman and End of the Road. Drawing their inspiration from the likes of LCD SoundsystemTalking HeadsPrince, and Julia Holter, to name but a few, the three-piece returned to the studio to start work on their debut album. Distilling their influences into the album, the resulting Incidental Music was released in early 2019, preceded by the singles "Bring It Up," "Second Death of My Face," and "Simpatico People."

8pm till 1am  TOD ONLY KNOWS dj night. Meandering Bear – free entry

Will Lawrence decamps from The Golden Lion to play an eclectic mix of vinyl.

8.30pm  CUD + Wax Tree Cast – Arden Road Social Club. Tickets from SeeTickets.

Emerging from the same art/design cauldron that produced fellow Leeds legends Soft Cell, Scritti Politti, and The Mekons, CUD were the pre-Britpop answer to doleful shoegazing bands – fun-loving, light-hearted, romantic and downright catchy.

 

Strong support comes from Wax Tree Cast, shortly to be seen at Kendal Calling and other festivals this summer.