Loose Articles | Future Yard

Independent Venue Week 2023

We’re hyped to be part of Mancuinian punk outfit Loose ArticlesKick Like A Girl tour in February, when they bring a special show to our stage as part of Independent Venue Week. Specialising in discordant, hypnotic repetition, tales of boozy nights out, and radical politics, the punk quartet’s music speaks to all those determined to get through the age of austerity with tongue in cheek, pint in hand, and two feet firmly on the dancefloor.

The group describe their second EP Chaos (Alcopop Records) as “a satirical examination of the hazards of modern life—keyboard warriors, the death of the independent pub, sexist footy fans, and the hopelessness that the woman in the street often feels in the face of impending doom.” Feminine and threatening, Loose Articles are the Manchester punk heroes you need in your life.

Tickets just £5, and on sale now.

Support on the night comes from Velma and Maggie Witch.

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Live room doors open at 7:30pm

8pm – Maggie Witch
9pm – VELMA
10pm – Loose Articles
11pm live curfew

NB – Times subject to change. Please check Future Yard social media for latest updates on the day of the show.

Tickets available on the door.
Venue open all day from 10am so you can stop by early for that mid-morning pick-me-up – bar closes at 12am.

Kitchen open 4pm-9pm.


Future Yard CIC is committed to becoming the first carbon-neutral grassroots music venue in the region

As part of this pledge we offer 10% off food and drink if you walk or cycle to the venue (bike racks available in our garden).

You can read more about our Sustainability Pledge in our Roadmap here.

Future Yard + Loose Articles present
Kick Like A Girl
feat. Loose Articles live
+ Velma
+ Maggie Witch
Friday 3rd February 2023
7pm doors
75 Argyle Street
£5 advance

This tour is supported by Arts Council England.

Tickets available online in advance or in person at the Future Yard Box Office.
Future Yard is a cashless venue – all payments are taken by contactless or chip and pin. Live curfew 11pm. Kitchen open til 9pm.
If you have any specific access requests, please read all of the details about accessibility at Future Yard here.


Loose Articles

Velma, forming across Manchester and Liverpool, have quickly established an arsenal of ardent, biting and unrestrained tracks over the last year. The alt grunge 3 piece of Harley, Hayley and Bush, share intimate and inspired moments of clarity within their writing, highlighted between brazen and emphatic guitar and distinct grooves – the perfect setting for tongue in cheek, catchy northern poetry found in their lyrics.


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The sounds Maggie Witch bring to the stage are heavily infused with what they’d like to call Las Vegas grit, inspired heavily by the 80s punk & 90s grunge scenes, yet not quite that. With these influences and the added new sound of modernity, there is bound to be a head banging fuelled state of nostalgia amongst those who listen.