Posted by Michael Watmough | Posted in Information | Posted on 17-07-2013
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Posted by Michael Watmough | Posted in Information | Posted on 04-11-2013
Cor, it’s been one of them days. Gig bookings are like buses. You’ll be waiting in the arctic of barren bookings for days and then suddenly several tour buses arrive at once from all corners of the planet.
First of all, jumping over the ropes in true WWE style is a night of comedy and wrestling stories from Colt Cabana. Colt travels the world regaling stories of he square ring and recording for his podcast, The Art of Wrestling.
Certainly something a bit different for us but sure to entertain any wrestling fans!
Next up a last minute gig for The Human Project and Alt Track. The Human Project have just released a superb album which is well worth a listen and Alt Track have just dropped a new song from their upcoming EP, “Whistleblowers” with a cheeky sample from Random Hand‘s song Bones. It will be a noisy Thursday and we welcome it. Free gig and it falls on our Real Ale Club so £2 a pint of real ale!
Last but not least, U.S. Bombs booked into The Exchange for part of their European Tour!
“Skateboard champion and punk-rock vocalist Duane Peters has been an idol of the underground skate-punk movement for nearly three decades. Known among his fans as the Master of Disaster, Peters is largely credited with pioneering the counterculture that unites skate-boarding and punk music. Skin-headed, missing his two front teeth, and festooned with tattoos and safety-pin earrings, he has been skateboarding since the late 1970s, and has led such punk bands as the U.S. Bombs and The Hunns.” - http://sports.jrank.org/pages/3704/Peters-Duane.html
Posted by Jym | Posted in Information | Posted on 03-11-2013
Due to staff illness The Snug will not be open today, back as normal 5-11 tomorrow.
Posted by Michael Watmough | Posted in Information | Posted on 20-10-2013
What a week! Thursday we welcomed New York based hardcore metal riffters Biohazard to The Exchange and on Saturday Manorlands benefit group Groovy Happening took over the venue for a night of awesome live music.
A raucous “Wrong Side of the Tracks” from Biohazard courtessy of Monster Riffage
Biohazard turned up midday in a huge Nightliner coach, with tons of gear. They chilled out in Musicians Centre all day drinking coffee and playing guitars, support band The Departed needed a quick repair job on the nut of one of their guitars which Musicians Centre were happy to sort.
Ticket sales were strong and the venue was packed out, sweaty but incredibly friendly and everyone was awesome. Sometimes it can be a little nerve wracking welcoming an overseas band who are big, fortunately everyone with Biohazard we’re amazing fun, friendly and it was a pleasure to have them play. Support band Arythmia were also amazing live and the crowd loved it all.
Saturday The Exchange was taken over by Groovy Happening, a fun and hard working collective of people who put on gigs in aid of Manorlands Hospice, a palliative care and treatment at home charity in Keighley. A great range of acts played, Dave McKinley, Rosa Sargent, Plato’s Jacuzzi and Corporate Tramps. As with all Groovy Happenings the atmosphere was smiley, plenty of fun was had and some outstanding local talent graced our stage!
Photos of Groovy Happening by John Sargent
Posted by Michael Watmough | Posted in Information | Posted on 28-07-2013
Band photographer extraordinaire Danny Payne took time out from photoing the likes of Bruce Springsteen to capture the souls of Hollow Earth and Sounds of Swami on Friday.
Many of Danny’s prints are available for sale at Musicians Centre
See Danny’s full set on his Flickr page: