I went to Jimmy’s again on Wednesday for my second round of Independent Venue Week, this time to watch La Mode. The four-piece are a Manchester based alternative rock group, with a sound that makes you feel as if you’ve been taken back to the early 70’s- a time when true rock anthems were created.
The show, presented by Light My Fire Promotions, last Friday started with a bang: the raw rock of Sunday Morning Ritual, whose sound was definitely dirty and a bit imprecise but strong and loud enough, for a band whose vibe is mostly punk. With the heavy presence of the bass and the well shouted lyrics, the show was overall enjoyable and it did certainly wake up the timid crowd who just arrived to the venue. Always an interesting thing to see, the drummer and the singer/guitarist switched places for a song both doing a good job in their new roles. They left the audience wanting more, more rock, harder…
Jerry Williams makes performing look effortless, she enjoys every second of her set and allows herself to become fully absorbed in the music
I can’t quite put my finger on how to describe The Howl And The Hum, but I guess you could say they howl and they hum. Howl describing the massive vocal talent of frontman, Sam, which is enough to take over any venue of any size. Hum is the quieter, more subtle but equally beautiful moments
Friday night began at Night People with Dolphin Centre and lively quartet Kula Bay who began the night with energy and excitement, warming up the room. The venue was quickly becoming busy, with clusters off friends, music fans, gathered round and enjoying the night, dancing along to the catchy rhythms of the support bands. There was a sense of enthusiasm in the atmosphere as the growing audience eagerly awaited the headline band ; Laurel Canyon are a Manchester three-piece