By Reform Radio
on Thu May 05 2022
Every month we promote events hosted by our very own residents. Scroll down to find out what events are taking place this May.
MIC CHECK MEDIA PRESENTS ‘THE MENU’
On Friday the 6th of May, you can catch four of Manchester’s best collectives under one roof, such as Mic Check, one6wave, Medication, no space and DJ Stef. The R&B, Grime and Rap event will be taking place at the Hip Hop Chip Shop in Ancoats, with tickets as low as £5 plus booking fees.
‘DO YOUR THING’ MONTHLY RESIDENCY AT FEEL GOOD CLUB
Every month Feel Good Club opens its doors for a queer-friendly social with MIX-STRESSand other local DJs. For as little as three pounds, you can party the evening away from 7-10 PM, the perfect warm-up to your big night out.
LEVI LOVE & KICKIN PIGEON
You can catch the South African Deep House superstar Levi Love at NAM this weekend as part of the venue’s basement sessions. Kickin Pigeon will be joining them, a House and Techno DJ with a residency on NTS Radio.
OST DAY PARTY
OST is running a day party in Leeds this weekend, with a host of incredible DJs set to blow your mind. It’s free entry, so get yourselves down there!
PRIDE ON THE RANGE WEEKENDER
You can catch Queer Latifah – a collective of female DJs made up of Deb Jump and Mix-Stress – at Pride On The Range Weekender this weekend. Spinning the best of 90s, Hip Hop, House, R&B, UK Garage. Grab your tickets for a fiver now.
BREAK THE CYCLE
Catch Priceless Bodiesresidents Bianca and Vivian Pencz at Break The Cycle, a fundraiser for Women’s Aid taking place on May 13th. All proceeds from the event will be going towards the cause. With an all-female line-up, including Kyogen, Inland Taipan, PiccadillyRecords DJs (and a secret headliner). See you on the D floor.
MANCHESTER JAZZ FESTIVAL
Who doesn’t love a bit of Jazz? Catch the wonderful Helena Summerfield on the saxophone, playing with Jazz-funk, Soul and Rock band NGUVU at the Manchester Jazz Festival. The festival will be held at the city’s entertainment hot-spot Escape To Freight Island. Get your free tickets now and only pay a £1 booking fee. One teeny-tiny pound for an instrumental fiesta you will remember for years. It would be rude not to.
ALL-DAY PARTY: A TRIBUTE TO MAGRIZA
To celebrate the release of Mas O Menos, the label run by Levi Lovethey are throwing a party at the incredibly fun DBA. The event is also a tribute to Levi’s mother Magriza who sadly passed away. Catch Levi playing, alongside DJs such as Hannah O’Gorman and MAKO MCR.
THE HACIENDA 40TH BIRTHDAY PARTY
The legendary Hacienda will be making a come-back to its original venue for a fortieth-anniversary charity party, four decades to the day since the club opened. The entire eight-hour event will be broadcast live via Steam GM.
RIKI, SRSQ & PRICELESS BODIES
ThePriceless Bodiesladies are busy this month. Back with another epic female line-up at the White Hotel supporting artists SRSQ and Riki.
Joining the ladies from Los Angeles is the remarkably dynamic Riki, well-known for her formative years of playing Goth-Punk and Synth-Pop, later developing into the style of moody New Wave. Her most recent self-titled album, released on avant-garde independent label Dais Records, scored her endless tours and festival appearances. Now, making her debut at arguably one of the best venues in the north, she brings her synthetic and melancholy allure to the dark and dingy floors of Salford.
SRSQ, otherwise known as Kennedy Ashlyn, is the ethereal dream-pop star from Philadelphia. Widely known for her band Them Are Us and her solo work with Dais Records, developing her style from Dark Wave into emotionally intelligent, melodramatic music otherwise labelled ‘grief wave’. As a multi-octave singer who is ‘able to synthesize private struggles and sorrows into stirring, redemptive anthems’, her music is turbulent, triumphant and full of surprises. The best part is that she’s only just getting started.
UP NORTH TRIP – IN AID OF SAVE THE UKRAINE CHILDREN
Grab your £5 tickets now and help support the children affected in Ukraine, as well as the Trussel Trust, a charitable food bank based in Manchester. With some big names on the block such as Levi Love, Kitsch, Mangetout and more, this one’s worth showing your support.
SNO & MC KWASI PRESENTS ‘ALL VINYL, ALL DAY LONG’
An all-day vinyl party is coming to the Old Abbey Taphouse, hosted by SNO and Mc Kwasi on May the 29th. You might recognise SNO from their Dip It Low residency or their NTS Radio appearances. With both DJs having played alongside legends such as Mr Scruff, you don’t want to miss this extravaganza. Topping off the antics they will be dishing out a tasty BBQ, bringing some added heat to accompany the fire in the DJ booth.