Manchester Psych Fest III

CROCODILES, THE LUCID DREAM, THE SUNDOWNERS, THE BLACK TAMBOURINES take part in the biggest Manchester Psych Fest yet. 

Tickets remain at £11 until 8th May whilst 2 acts are yet to be announced.





We are keeping tickets at £11 despite have sold out of Early bird tickets as a good will gesture due to a line-up alteration.


As we rapidly approach the summer, some music just feels right in the sun,  and Manchester Psych Fest will return for the 3rd time Saturday June 13th at the iconic Night & Day Café.  
Headlining is San Diego's Crocodiles who have established themselves over the last 7 years as one of the most energetic live bands out there. They are now 5 albums in, and have recently released their newest LP "boys".   
From sunny San Diego to picturesque Carlisle - playing on the night is The Lucid Dream who have just recently released their newest self titled album to critical acclaim and radio play from the likes of Marc Riley at BBC Radio 6. They are at the forefront of the current wave of psychedelic inspired bands, and continue to evolve into a force to be reckoned with.  
Notable acts playing on the night are The Sundowners who have just come off a UK tour with Paul Weller, expect to hear lush harmonies, and some of the most well crafted songs out there. As well as this there will be, The Black Tambourines, Hey Bulldog, Deja Vega, White Noise Sound,and Black Lung.

Still to be announced are secret guest openers, and one of the main supports who both will add to the already esteemed line-up.


Lasting for 12 hours, with DJ sets from Only Joking Records, and Electric Jug, Manchester Psych Fest III looks to continue what it has started by showcasing the best in new and established talent both national and international in an intimate setting.  


I'm lost for words.


General Election 2015 - Incredibly Dull!

The democratic right to a vote is one of the greatest things to possess, but so many people in this country just don't use it. Why is this?

A couple of weeks ago the general election campaign started and usually by this point I'm having heated debates with people on how we are all going to vote. This time, not so much..

To be honest, apart from the idiotic rants from UKIP loons, I have not really paid attention at all.

Both the main parties are spending too much time slagging the other one off  rather than selling their good points to us. All the usual shit slinging is taking place and no one is coming out well.

I know who I'm going to vote for, I decided a while ago, but there are many first time voters out there who do not know where to mark their cross and need to make informative decisions.

Politicians need to break out of their usual campaign modes and do something different. Otherwise I feel there could be a very low turnout with no one happy with the outcome

Apologies for a lack of recent posts. Time to reintroduce ourselves!

For those who know me, you will know that the last few months have been proper hectic, and I would like to apologise for neglecting my blog so much. 

My aim is to blog on a regular basis but in the meantime I thought it might be with introducing myself and my site...

It's been a couple of years in the making, but is properly back! For those who remember the original site, it was an open forum for people to discuss anything and everything. 

Things haven't changed much in that respect, but with the growing popularity of social networking sites, there really wasn't much of a reason to go to an open forum so this time around the site will be much more blogging based. 

For those who don't know me or are new to the site I'm not no sure how I would introduce myself on here, all I can say is when you read my blogs you should get an idea about the type of person I am 

So here I am, I hope you enjoy what I say but at the same time I hope people challenge what I say too. Everybody talks rubbish from time to time....My twitter ID is bluejovanka but friends call me Matthew. If you've worked out what my user id means, you've probably guessed that I'm a huge Doctor Who fan! Those of you who have seem my tweets though probably didn’t need to work out my username to guess....

The reason I have started blogging is because sometimes I need to rant or rave about something and a lot of the time 140 characters isn't enough to fully express my opinion (trust me when I say I have lots of those!!!)

But this is also a site you too, feel free to use the blogging facility to talk about anything and everything you wish, it doesn't even have to be Manchester based :)

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Do you shop locally?

I'm afraid to say that we do it in fits and spurts rather than continuosly.

We have an excellent local butcher, and the meat we get from there far exceeds the quality of meat you get from a "normal" supermarket. So why don't we shop there more often? Unfortnately, like most people, it's just more convenient to shop in one place, at times that suit my working hours. But, that is a poor excuse.

As it currently stands, I would only be able to go to our local shops at the weekend. The butcher, is only open on a Saturday, which narrows down when I can get there. At the end of the week, the last thing I want to do it go shopping, but, I want to change that. Even if I can only get some to last me a couple of days, some sausages, some chicken, maybe a piece of meat to have in the evening, it would help my local economy.

A good friend of ours, Tom from Toms-Travels, recently posted about trying to spend more locally, and I hope to do the same, and invite you to do the same.

What is a local shop?
Simply, if you can find a shop in more than one town/city, then it isn't local.

Starting in November, I am going to try and buy in independant stores and support my local businesses. Even if I can only get a couple of days of food from there, I am doing my part.


The sign here may be American, but the idea is the same. If we all spend just a little more locally, we can stop our local businesses disappearing as they seem to be more and more nowadays.

So, do you shop locally? If not, how come? Is it the same reasons I have already said here, or something else? If you do, what is your favourite thing about local shopping?

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