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Clubbed to death

Murkage Dave brings you the essential Bank Holiday club and gig guide

Published on April 21st 2011.


Clubbed to death

Featured Event:

R Kelly @ Manchester Apollo Theatre
Date: Saturday 23 April
Doors: 7pm
Music: R&B, Soul, Live
Price: £32 approx

Let’s not beat about the bush, Robert Sylvester Kelly is a controversial character. When accused of having relations with underage girls in 2002, he responded by developing a Pied Piper-esque masked image in several of his music videos. When acquitted in 2008 and asked in a televised interview whether he liked teenage girls, a 41-year-old R Kelly replied “I have some 19 year old friends”.

But it cannot be denied that he is also a musical genius. This is the man that, to name a few, wrote ‘I Believe I Can Fly’, ‘Ignition (Remix)’, ‘She’s Got That Vibe’, ‘Gotham City’, ‘The World’s Greatest’, Michael Jackson’s ‘You Are Not Alone’, and the greatest slow jam of all time ‘Bump and Grind’. And who can forget the hilarious but epic ‘Trapped In The Closet’ video saga?

Very rarely in the UK, due to his fear of flying, Kelly postponed his last appearance in Manchester, but Saturday’s show is all set to go down. Expect him to squeeze in as many of his award-winning hits as possible, performed in R Kelly’s trademark pitch-perfect vocal style.

Weekly Listings:

Thursday 21 April

The Murkage Club @ South Nightclub
Time: 11pm-4am
Music: Dubstep, House, HipHop, Grime and D&B
Price: £2/3

Tangled In The Red @ Joshua Brooks
Time: 10pm-3am
Music: Old-Skool Rave, Breakbeat, House and Trance
Price: £3 adv £5 on door

2manydjs @ The Warehouse Project
Time: 9.30pm-5am
Music: House, Disco, Electro, Techno, Hip-Hop
Price: SOLD OUT

Friday 22 April

Good Vibrations @ Four Six One Bar
Time: 8pm-late
Music: Motown, Northern Soul, 50s, 60s and 70s and Rock n Roll classics.
Price: Free Entry

The Murkage Club Good Friday Massacre @ Sound Control
Time: 11pm-3am
Music: Dubstep, House, HipHop, Grime and D&B
Price: £3/£5

GZA (Wu-Tang) Aftershow @ Soup Kitchen
Time: 9pm-2am
Music: Rap, HipHop
Price: £10

Heavy Rain vs Selective Hearing @ Red Rum
Time: 10pm-3am
Music: Dubstep, House, Drum & Bass, Experimental
Price: £2

Saturday 23 April

R Kelly @ Manchester Apollo Theatre
Doors: 7pm
Music: R&B, Live
Price: £32 approx

Carl Craig & Laurent Garnier @ The Warehouse Project
Time: 9.30pm-5am
Music: Techno, House
Price: £17.50 adv

In The Loop @ Ram & Shackle
Time: 9pm-2am
Music: Hip-Hop, Live, Open Mic.
Price: Unknown

Sunday 24th April

Hit & Run meets Hot Milk @ The Mint Lounge
Time: 10pm-4am
Music: Drum & Bass, Dubstep, HipHop, Reggae
Price: £3.50/£5

Federation @ Sankeys
Time: 11pm-5am
Music: House, Club Classics, Gay.
Price: £12 adv, more on the door

Steve Angello @ Warehouse Project
Time: 9.30pm-5am
Music: House, Electro House
Price: SOLD OUT

Murkage Dave is a member of the band Murkage(www.murkage.net) You can watch the video for current single PAPERWEIGHT here.

He also runs The Murkage Club @ South Nightclub and weekly Dancehall party Heads High @ The Roadhouse.

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Simon TApril 21st 2011.

Ok, so two of his nights are among the dozen most exciting club nights over the weekend??? Rubbish. Pay him properly ManCon and then Murkage Dave won't have to plug his own events to try to make some cash.

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