BAD MUSIC for BAD PEOPLE
Bad Moon Rising was our weekly Thursday DJ night. Invited to run a night by the enthusiastic management team at the resurgent Mannville Arms in early 2008, we eagerly accepted. Taking over the tunes for an alternative pub on a weeknight in Bradford inevitably made for a much-more low key affair than our flagship Carpe Noctum night, with a more relaxed music policy aimed toward soundtracking an evening's drinking and socialising, rather than a dancefloor. Which isn't to say that we never got an impromptu dancefloor going.
Moving with the Mannville team to the Zuu Bar made for a better venue in many ways, but sadly lost the sociable pub feel. We survived, for a while, by changing to a more late-night, club-type format, before calling it a day in late 2010 after 130 events. We've no plans to revive it, but I guess you never know.
Bad Moon Rising Live was the occasional Saturday night big brother of our weekly events. Bigger, louder and busier than the regular Thursday, it ran for nine nights from 2009 to 2010 before morphing into Carpe Noctum when venue, facilities, and licence were up to the job.
The BMR Sessions were a short run of events over the August bank holiday weekend in 2008. The Mannville was just down the road from the uni, and it seemed a shame not to provide hangover cures (coffee, ales and fry-ups) and tunes to those staggering to and from Infest.