DPercussion 2007

DPercussion 2007
Originally uploaded by spinneyhead.

So that’s it, DPercusion is dead. Which is a damn shame.

This year’s event was huge. You could feel the 80,000 attendees they’d expected and there were far more stages than you could easily expect to visit. I managed to see most of the bands I wanted to and gave away a transformer and a GI into the bargain.

First up were This I Seb Clarke on the main stage. It’s always good to see a band with a horns section and their set was energetic enough to wear you out just watching it.

Next was The Mekkits on the Kenworthy stage. You’ve got to appreciate a band who tell you their songs are dedicated to reindeer and monkeys. It’s the second time I’ve seen them this year and I quite like them. I had wanted to catch the Ting Tings but their set was cancelled.

Set of the day, as at Unknown Pleasures, was The Whip. Cherry Ghost followed them but were a bit disappointing, though I think that was because of the levels and mixing rather than the quality of the band.

What now? I’m sure there’ll be new festivals to fill the DPercussion shaped hole, but it’ll take a while to do it properly.

DPercussion 2007 set at Flickr.

DPercussion 05

originally uploaded by spinneyhead.

Bez closed DPercussion with his new band Domino Bones. Very similar to the Happy Mondays in formula- shouty man and talented backing singer- it’s even got its own Bez, a dreadlocked guy who jumped around the stage during the set and demanded respeck for the Bezster.

As with all these events I hardly got to see a fraction of what was going on. I could have watched the trials mountain bikers and listened to the music on the stage next to them, or hung around the evolving graffiti wall, for the whole day.

All Spinneyhead photos on Flickr tagged DPercussion 2005.

All photos on Flickr tagged DPercussion.

Originally posted to Spinneyworld 07/08/05 by Ian

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Listen to Manchester

listentomanchester.co.uk “is a home for new and unsigned Manchester bands, local gigs, mp3s, reviews and great writing. It’s all created and added by you – the people of the best music city in the world.”

I got a flyer for the site at Dpercussion, but only just dug it out of my wallet. I’m going to be writing them an article offering Spinneyhead Presents’ services in making music videos.

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fear of music

fear of music
fear of music,
originally uploaded by spinneyhead.

On the key percussion stage. They’re all very young, the youngest is fifteen. It may just be where we’re sitting, but the fidelity of the singer’s voice is lacking.

Update This message was supposed to be sent to Spinneyworld on Saturday but somehow got deferred until I kicked it off my phone today.

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