Fast-becoming one of the cultural hubs of the North, Static Gallery is alive with uber-happenings during the course of September.
Regular readers of Getintothis will know we rarely do the plugging thing – if you’re on it, you don’t need me to chirp about it – but this is an exception.
Static Gallery emerged as a place to keep an eye on during the inaugural Sound City in 2008.
Positioned on Roscoe Lane, it’s a venue with phenomenal potential – picture a cosy two-floored work space for artists and a nifty cafe hub, and a further hefty basement for exhibitions and live performances – and you’ve the basis for a seriously wonga space.
And space is all when it comes to hosting.
Luckily, in the shape of head honcho Paul Sullivan, you’ve a cat that knows what’s missing from a City already alive with Culture. So far, you’ve quite probably missed Spectrum, Wild Swans, John Foxx, Wave Machines, Mi Ami and a whole host of others.
But fear not, for this really is the start of what’s shaping up to be a busy ol’ time at Static, so without further ado, here’s a list of the good shit about to unfold at one of Getintothis’ most favourite of spaces…
Friday September 11
7pm till late
ÃÂ£5 on door.
THE CUBICAL Album Launch Party (http://www.myspace.com/thecubicalthecubical)
Tramp Attack (http://www.myspace.com/trampattack)
Swingin’ Bricks (http://www.myspace.com/theswinginbricks)
The Murmurs of Tension (http://www.myspace.com/themurmursoftension)
The Heyze-Hey tourists
Friday September 19
8pm till late
Tickets ÃÂ£5 from Static Coffee Bar or paypal by emailing: email@example.com
HOWARD ELIOTT PAYNE (http://www.myspace.com/howardeliottpayne) +
The Sand Band (http://www.myspace.com/thesandband)
Tunes by Peter Hooton (http://www.myspace.com/thefarmlive)
Wednesday September 23
8.30pm till late
Advance Tickets ÃÂ£5 from PROBE RECORDS or http:www.ticketline.co.uk or ÃÂ£6 on the door.
PART CHIMP (http://www.myspace.com/partchimp)
The International (http://www.myspace.com/dasinternation)
Deep Sea Dumping (http://www.myspace.com/deepseadumping)
Apple Cannon (http://www.myspace.com/deathbyappleseed)
Friday September 25
8pm till late
Tickets ÃÂ£5 from Static Coffee Bar or PROBE RECORDS or ÃÂ£6 on the door.
EMILY AND THE FAVES (http://www.myspace.com/emlansley) +
Candie Payne (http://www.myspace.com/candiepayne)
DJ Kip Kersey
Saturday September 26
1pm – 9pm
Interface Amnesty is a fringe event at Abandon Normal Devices – a festival of new cinema and digital culture.
Inspired by a trade fair scene in the 1974 Francis Ford Coppola film The Conversation and your local jumble saleInterface Amnesty plays with the conventions of interface design, music technology products and the presentation of interactive art.
Invited artists, hobbyists and makers show and tell self made, developed and hacked devices for playing sound and music on Saturday in a free trade fair/market style setting.
Come and play with the artists’ wares and see lunchtime and evening show-offs with food and drink available at the STATIC bar and cafÃÂ©.
Featuring PIXELH8 Artist and Techno anthropologist with a BETA release of his Tech Pro Performer Synthesiser for Nintendo DS and Nintendo Gameboy. Come along and make your DS the envy of all your friends!
The Wild Swans: English Electric Lightning live at Static Gallery