MUSIC and football are natural bedfellows, with one culture inevitably feeding off the other and a new afternoon event arranged by FC United brings the two closer than ever.
Course You Can Malcolm is a pre-match entertainment spectacular laid on at Gigg Lane prior to home games at the club formed in response to the Glazer’s Manchester United takeover.
After a trial run with Chorlton’s Little Engine a few weeks ago the series continues with a visit by akoustik anarkhy’s latest discoveries LA Pals this Saturday prior to the fixture with Woodley Sports.
Each band selected will have only 22 minutes to impress what promises to be a packed crowd every week, that’s one minute for every player taking to the pitch.
Chief organiser Rob Brady said “After two seasons, and football issues sorting themselves out very nicely on the pitch, it’s time to sort out the other important matters. Your loved ones, friends, beer, music and football should always go together.
"We now have an opportunity to make it so.”
The first gig was raucously well-received with entry to the gigs being free to anyone paying into the ground for the game along with a club membership. Doors open at 1pm and if you don’t hold a membership you can obtain one on the day.
As rock and roll and sport collide, nobody is expecting the experience to be too healthy and there’s the promise of cheap food and a fully stocked bar to complete the experience of seeing some of Manchester’s brightest new talents on and off the pitch.