LevFest - Manchester
We are delighted to be bringing JD Meatyard to south Manchester, as part of his Independents tour of the UK. The show takes place at Fred's Ale House on Friday 23rd October and launches this year's LevFest.
Special guests are Cannonball Statman, Michael Conroy and Glossop's own, Quiet Loner.
Tickets are on sale now at:
JD meatyard…sometime Glasgow, Manchester , Liverpool, Rotterdam… Andaluce…. … … … … … … .May 2015 saw the release of the third JD Meatyard album on Probe Plus…'Taking the Asylum’ featured on BBC 6 Music’s Gideon Coe show, SITSOL, Sonic Diary, Trust The Wizards, FAB Radio, Dandelion Radio…and many more.
People have noted: “This combination of the personal and the political, the love songs and rage, works perfectly in creating a passionately intelligent and heartfelt look at the world we live in"
"JD Meatyard struck a chord in me and its still ringing. Songs of passion. Songs of anger. Songs of loss. Songs from the heart. If he was any more authentic they’d lock him up. In fact I suspect they might do anyway. Catch him while you can”
The late and very great john peel gave JD’s bands many of his much valued sessions, JP releasing one on his own label ‘Dandelion Records and garnering 2 gold star entries in Peelie’s Festive 50. Lately, shows at NYC’s Anti Folk Festival and supports with label pals HMHB have created a whole new audience for the JD Meatyard project. Watch out for jd meatyard’s ‘Independents Tour’ in October, joined by New York’s finest Jesse Cannonball Statman and MC/poet Michael Conroy together with a local ‘special guest’ artist joining us for each show. These nights will be something else.
Cannonball Statman (NYC)
Cannonballism: it's what's for dinner. Brooklyn native Cannonball Statman's debut album "Icepick" was self-released in Spring 2014, followed by a USA tour with NYC-based art rock band The Grasping Straws. In 2015, he continues touring, recording, and performing in NYC, while drumming in rock and roll supertrio The Dick Jokes, organizing live events in the NYC Antifolk scene, and editing the music section for local community newspaper Boog City. "Shriekofafreak!", the follow-up to "Icepick", will be released Summer 2015.
"The acoustic punk attack of Antifolk by way of black metal." (The Deli Magazine)
"One part Les Claypool. One part Mr. Bungle. All parts acoustic folk punk. Cannonball Statman has some zany lyrics and amazing guitar skills, but the real spectacle comes from his live shows." (The Aquarian Weekly)
"Support this fiery-haired, anti-folk freak, Cannonball Statman at Palisades tonight. He’s a Brooklyn-born, guitar strumming, speed rapping fellow (a la Neal Cassady, just without the misogyny- booya)." (The L Magazine)
"A bristling ball of energy." (Creative Loafing Charlotte)
Formerly of The Orch, Michael will be delivering hard hitting poetry as well as glueing the whole evening together in between the live music.
Support comes from Quiet Loner.
£6 on the door.