Victoria Warehouse, Old Trafford
Transformer is a new indoor festival event, with a pretty mind boggling line-up… reminiscent of those ill-fated ATP events in fact…hmmm. Sure enough the organisers posted a notice to the effect that one Barry Hogan was not involved in a financial capacity (presumably to avoid a long line of creditors turning up demanding cash, and to allay any concerns that the event might be a birrova a shambles or indeed be cancelled at very short notice). Reading a bit further, surprise surprise it turns out Barry is a ‘consultant’ to the event – well he does know how to put a great bill together. The price is right though, for just £25 which is what you’d pay to see just one of the headliners – it’s worth a punt.
First up, at the ungodly hour of 4pm I’m really pleased to see This Is Not This Heat again. It feels strange walking in from the Sunday afternoon sunshine straight into the ferocious ‘Horizontal Hold’ in full flight. It sounds immense. It’s a more compact band version of the band than their headline show at the Barbican back in February- no » Continue Reading.