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BARBARA MANNING + JOWE HEAD
July 24 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Upset The Rhythm & Cafe OTO present…
Monday 24 July
Cafe OTO, 18-22 Ashwin St, London, E8 3DL
8pm | £12 | Tickets: https://www.cafeoto.co.uk/events/28th-day-barbara-manning/
BARBARA MANNING is an American indie rock singer-songwriter and guitarist. In addition to her solo career, Manning has been active in a number of bands, including 28th Day (with Cole Marquis), World of Pooh, S.F. Seals and The Go-Luckys! She has also distinguished herself as an interpreter of other writers’ songs. Artists she has covered include The Bats (“Smoking Her Wings”), Richard Thompson (“The End of the Rainbow”), Jackson Browne (“These Days”), Portastatic (“Through With People”), and Amon Düül (“Marcus Leid”). The idiosyncratic but rewarding Barbara Manning is a little too spiky and odd to fit comfortably in the Lilith Fair crowd, but her best work outshines those of her bigger-selling peers. Manning’s artistic restlessness and her tendency to jump in and out of bands and recording situations make it difficult to follow her career — her discography must be one of the most confusing in all of the ’90s indie scene — but it also makes her one of the most vital and interesting singer/songwriters of her era.
JOWE HEAD is a musician and artist from the Midlands of England, now living in Hackney, in east London. He started his musical career in his home town of Solihull with various school friends in 1972, a project that came to be known as Swell Maps. This group emerged in the late 1970s, are now known as a pioneer of what is now referred to as the Alternative Rock or Post-Punk scene. They set up their own independent record label and mixed Punk Rock with experimental and psychedelic sounds. Swell Maps released four singles and two albums in a brief but dramatic career, that led to them topping the UK independent charts and influencing bands such as Sonic Youth, Nirvana, and Blur. When they broke up, Jowe joined Television Personalities. Ten years with the TVPs saw Jowe making more influential records, touring Europe regularly, and playing in Japan and the USA.