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Now Then My First Moth

Now Then Manchester and My First Moth present a label showcase featuring live hip hop and soulful electronica from Neko Neko and WhoAmI & Trebor with DJ sets from DJ Mischief and The Natural Curriculum’s Omas and Aver. Neko Neko will be joined by Najia Bagi of The Electronic Exchange for a special new collaborative performance.

Now Then My First Moth

Now Then My First Moth

Thursday 8th March 2012
Dulcimer, Chorlton, Manchester M21 0AE
7.30pm doors
Pay-what-you-like; £3 suggested.

Dayse & Aver – Live Band Show

Now Then Manchester are excited to announce the debut live performance of hip hop duo Dayse & Aver’s new full live band show. The collaboration melds the musical talents of the lyricists from Manchester hip hop collective The Natural Curriculum with former members of The Mind On Fire Band. Support comes from new local hip hop group Mothership Connection and Yorkshire’s sharpest lyricist Krankit.

Thursday 22nd March 2012
Antwerp Mansion, Rusholme, Manchester M14 5AG
8pm doors.
Pay-what-you-like; £3 suggested.

Now Then... Dayse & Aver

Now Then... Dayse & Aver

















Now Then with Bill Sykes, DLyfa Reilly and MOF DJs

Now Then are back in Dulcimer this Thursday for another collaborative live gig, this time bringing local hip hop upstarts Will Not Be Televised in to curate the show. Bill Sykes from TNC with his first solo performance in Manchester, with DLyfa Reilly and MOF Djs in support. Its £3 suggested donation or whatever you can or cant afford, so come on down.

Now Then Will Not Be Televised

Now Then Will Not Be Televised

Photos from Now Then showcase

Check out these excellent snaps from our showcase at Dulcimer with Vieka, Dayse & Aver and Danny Drive Thru. (Photos courtesy of GB MultiMedia)

Dayse & Aver at Now Then Showcase

Dayse & Aver at Now Then Showcase

MOF Interview with Now Then

In the run up to the MOF curated Now Then event at Dulcimer this coming Thursday, we met with the Manchester blog to talk about the MOF collective, the label, the upcoming event and Manchester music in general. Have a read here:

Now Then

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Now Then… Mind on Fire // Danny Drive Thru, Dayse & Aver, Vieka, Zoir //

Dulcimer, Chorlton // 11th August // £3 suggested donation


Now Then Mind On Fire @ Dulcimer

Now Then Mind On Fire

Now Then Mind On Fire

The third of our trio of summer shows sees Now Then Manchester team up with the ever-innovative Mind On Fire independent music promoters for an evening of hip hop, electronica and whatever else DANNY DRIVE THRU, DAYSE & AVER (The Natural Curriculum) and VIEKA feel like channelling between your ears.


Primed to be the first 7” vinyl single release on Mind On Fire Recordings after the label’s string of visionary compilations promoting the best of local innovators, Danny Drive Thru’s ‘Psychedelia Smith’ / ‘Violence Makes’ split is a tangible embodiment of years spent soaking up the contents of a vast sphere of influences towards fine-tuning his mixing skills. The funky hip hop and soul scratch DJ adds his beats to an eclectic array of samples and clips from retro blues to Street Fighter.


Local hip hop and street art connoisseurs The Natural Curriculum have brought many things to the city of Manchester: sharp, astute lyrics, smooth production and a canny knack for an inventive music video (see below). In their ranks are producer/MC combo Dayse and Aver, a pair who describe this side project (so far a free digital EP – below) as a splinter group from the main TNC branch. But don’t mistake that to mean they’ll only be a fraction of the quality; Dayse & Aver will more than lift the roof off.


Chantelle Scott’s synthetic compositions may owe much to the early 90s wave of Bristolian trip hop, but a vocal similarity with Beth Gibbons shouldn’t detract from the vivid soundscapes concocted when her harmonious sampling orchestra meets percussionist Joe Luckin’s unwavering rhythms.

Visuals TBC.

ZOIR and MIND ON FIRE DJs will be resident tune selectors during set changeovers.

Free entry (pay what you like; £3 suggested / much appreciated to support performers and ensure the future unearthing of similar gems).

Dulcimer is a stone’s throw away from the new Chorlton tram stop. Other transport links are also available…

[September’s show will be 4th Thursday of the month (22nd) and the full line-up is in the TBC column. But keep your eyes peeled.]

Now Then presents…

Over the summer our friends at Now Then are hosting a series of monthly events at Dulcimer in Chorlton. This Thursday you can find Manchester’s Broken Bubble digital label showcasing a whole range of local electronica and bass music, and next month sees Mind on Fire take the reigns, with sets from Danny Drive Thru, Dayse andAver, Vieka and Zoir. And its great value for money too, you choose how much to pay!

Doodlebug, Broken Bubble, Mind on Fire,

Now Then... Dulcimer.