Monday, 14 September 2009

Trash-O-Rama !

New night! Thank god, I’m BORED.

Trash-O-Rama has come to rescue our over-stimulated recession-beat asses, courtesy of DJs Johnny Trash and Polly Esther.

Ethos: “We wanna have fun and look messy doing it!”

Official line:Trash-O-Rama is a brand new experience for all you club kids and deviants out there, coming to you from The Corner in Fallowfield to bring the trashiest, tackiest tracks from New York Punk, 80's Electro, Synthpop, Europop, Riot Grrrl, 60's Girl Groups, Trojan Records Reggae, Club Kid Anthems, Motown, Soul, Rock 'N' Roll, Americana, Garage, Kinderwhore, Grunge, Horrorpunk, Alt-Queer, Sock-Hop, Hardcore, Lo-Fi, She-Crunk, Lesbian Electro Rap, Songbirds, Covers, Kitsch TV Themes, Movie Soundtracks …

Cheap drinks. Second and last Friday every month, 10 till 2. £3 in £2 with a flyer.

See you all there Skrinks!!!”

Where: The Corner, 254 Wilmslow Road, Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 6LD


Review: Honest to goodness best night for ages. First up the venue is brilliant. A cool bar in Fallowfield? Trust me, it’s happening. Blame the Trof collective, they’ve done it again. Think of your favourite Lower East Side dive bar, a mix between The Cock and Mars Bar, only it’s a 142 bus trip away. Check out venue pics here.

The crowd was the biggest surprise. We figured since it’s student heartland down there the demographic would be predictable. Wrong! Students there were of course, beautiful and up-for-it they were too, but think also a mix of queer clubbers, friendly scallies, mid-life rockabillies, sleek Cliquesters who skipped Clique for the night, booze-hounds (us), random emos, table-dancing skirty girls … everyone was up for it, the dance floor never emptied, bar staff were lovely and even the bouncers were friendly. Win win …

Best bit of course was the music. We danced to the following in one sweaty sitting:

Hallelujah (Club Mix) - Happy Mondays
Trash - New York Dolls
Express Yourself - NWA
Jump In The Line - Harry Belafonte
Paper Planes - MIA
Digital - Joy Division
Shake A Tail Feather - The Five Du-Tones
Death Disco - PiL
Give Him A Great Big Kiss - Shangri Las
Two Of Hearts - Stacey Q
Jilted John - Jilted John
Devils Haircut - Beck
Trash - Suede
Goody Two Shoes - Adam & The Ants
Upside Down - Diana Ross
Funplex - B52’s
Only Love Can Break Your Heart - Saint Etienne
Heads Will Roll - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Teardrops - Womack & Womack
Never Can Say Goodbye - Gloria Gaynor
Miss World - Hole
No Sleep Til Brooklyn - Beastie Boys
Fade To Grey - Visage
Dirty Cash - Stevie V
Heartbeats - The Knife
You Got The Love - Candi Staton

Forget flyers boasting eclectic playlists, that’s the real deal ain’t it?

Preview: I liked it so much they asked me to join the collective so I’m going to grace the rickety decks for an hour at the next party on September 25th and I NEED you all there kids. 10 pm sharp, it’s a killer from the start!

Mine’s a Pernod and black with a fistful of flying saucers …

Out of town clubbing is the new crystal meth …

That's Skrink-la-do, to you …

See you there!


Helen of... said...

As soon as I have some cash I'm there!

Gregling said...

Come to the next one, I'll give you the door money and the drinks are stoopid cheap! I just ran through my setlist now and I've got the sweats from dancing. Woop! xxx

Anonymous said...

Just reading through this in preparation for your next write up. My God it`s given me goosebumps!! Loved those nights at The Corner (apart from the quiet ones) and will definitely be bringing those mixed up sets back!

Johnny Trash - Trash-O-Rama