We are an independent venue that believes that music and art informs and strengthens communities. To that end, we have tried to create the strongest, tightest community we have been able. We make sure that independent artists are nurtured, paid and heard (both in gigs and on records we display and sell). We have made a priority, great sound and a close atmosphere. We welcome underground artists from across the world, showing them that in fact Manchester *does* have something to say and that the mythology of our city, long considered dormant, is in fact alive and vibrant and ready to invite into it’s fold, any who seek magic, adventure and camaradre.