16th July 2014

Food glorious food!

There are enough treats to satisfy all your senses in this fortnights newsletter with after parties, record label returns, free food and amazing beer from PSBH and more food announcements from our ‘one of a kind’ beer festival Indy Man Beer Con.

Read on to fill your eyes, ears and bellies!

Yours droolingly.

Mr W.Badger

Video Jam
After ‘Arty Returns

This Thursday from 6pm to 9pm our friends Video Jam will be curating a programme at Manchester Art Gallery that responds directly to multi-award winning British conceptual artist Ryan Gander’s exhibition ‘Make every show like it’s your last.’ Video Jam is an ongoing series of unique experimental events that seek to explore and re-examine the relationship between moving image and sound teaming visual artists and filmmakers with musicians and sound artists.

Once you have experienced the audio / visual wonderment Stop Making Sense will once again be hosting the official ‘After ‘Arty’ here at Common with DJ sets and special visuals provided from Rainer Veil, Denis Jones and Dan Russell from Hipshakes as well as extra special live visuals from Joe Whitmore, all of who will have performed at Manchester Art Gallery earlier in the evening. You’ll also be able to take part in a piece of artwork yourself with the #ImagineeringDoodles project vimeo.com/99553035

We got mega full last time so make sure you get down early!

Time for more
Public Information

Another welcome return; Stop Making Sense have invited back to our wood chip booth, the fantastic London based label that is ‘Public Information’. Since their conception back in 2011 Public Info have had a string of critically acclaimed releases and have also supplied Stop Making Sense with some of their favourite records from the last few years.

With their catalogue being focused around the electronica end of the musical spectrum, expect label bosses Alex and Lionel (who have the impeccable pedigree of working at Warp Records and the British Library Sound Archive), to provide a musical education beyond comparison.

Saturday 26th July / 9pm till 2am

The Flight of Thirds
Flying Dog

Port Street Beer House have a few guests of their own over on Thursday in the form of an exciting ‘tap attack’ from Flying Dog Brewery.

Every year the Flying Dog team congregate atop a historic overlook to develop Brewhouse Rarities that shatter the confines of traditional styles and meet the criteria of “Too weird to live, too rare to die.” A few exciting beers will be in the mix including Chocolate Stout, Agave Cerveza and Single Hop Amarillo. We also have the first pour in the North of Easy IPA and the very special Dead Rise Old Bay Summer Ale which matches perfectly with the spicy crawfish boil that Bristol’s Party In My Pans will be serving up.

For one night only you’ll be able to buy three thirds of Flying Dog for just £5 (£6 dependant on the beer) and when you do you’ll get a FREE portion of Crab Boil (see pic to the right).

A perfect American flavour combo to get those tastebuds bursting with delectable delights! Three thirds of amazing beer plus FREE food for FIVE pounds. The event begins at 5:30pm with the free food limited to 50 portions, based on a first come first served basis.

event begins at 5:30pm with the free food limited to 50 portions, based on a first come first served basis.




Food announcement

The ever amazing beer festival called Indy Man Beer Con have just announced their food line up for 2014! Boy is it a lip smacking affair of street trader heaven, a bit of something for everyone.

If you like a perfect pie or a delicious dosa, IMBC has got it nailed. The line up includes Almost Famous, Chaat Cart, Margo and Rita, Honest Crust, Great North Pie Co and Diamond Dogs! It’s like a superstar street food celebration all served up with the finest beer around in the glorious surrounding of Victoria Baths.

Also our buds North Tea Power will be serving up the freshest coffee around, if you need a pick me up, plus they will have a few snacks and cakes if you get the munchies.

Plenty more info here : indymanbeercon.co.uk/events/2014-food-traders


Wednesday 16th // Common Knowledge
7.30pm till 11pm / free

Thursday 17th // Stop Making Sense present Video Jam After Arty
9pm until 2am – free

Friday 18th // Space Jam with John Powell-Jones
9pm until 2am – free

Saturday 19th // Friends In Common with White Pepper
9pm until 2am – free

Sunday 20th // Haxan with special guest Dan Hampson – free


Thursday 24th // Stop Making Sense
9pm until 2am – free

Friday 25th // Well Future with Matt Ward
9pm until 2am – free

Saturday 26th // SMS presents the return of Public Information
9pm until 2am – free

REMEMBER to use your ‘shiny orange members card’ to get 10% off selected drinks all day every day (t&c apply) – lost your card? drop us an email with your name and address – thanks.

Elsewhere in Manchester

Thursday 17th // SKIM – A collection of new work from Callum Higgins at North Tea Power – 6pm

Friday 18th // DJ Format at First Chop Brewery – 9pm

Thursday 24th // Kevin Drumm at Islington Mill – 7:30pm

Friday 25th // Aldous RH, Dear Leaders and Irma Vep at St Chrysostoms Church – 7pm