The Manchester Social Club
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The Manchester Social Club

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2013

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Established on Jan, 2013
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"Top Unsigned Bands: May 2014"

Despite residing from Santa Barbara, CA, this next band’s influences are rooted deep in the heart of England. The Manchester Social Club have everything to make you think that they are indeed from across the pond: scratchy vocals, tight fashion and a rough indie sound that has you fantasizing over the thought of witnessing these guys in the backstreets of London.

Frontman, Nate Beck, possesses the maturity and charisma needed in order to succeed, and it may not be long before you start to see him spread his band’s wings internationally, outside of their native America.

Their debut album, Soapbox Standards, has all the makings of an absolute classic, packed to the rafters full of indie hits, and an encyclopedia of riffs that any band would die for. Think Razorlight or The Kooks and you’re not too far off. The Manchester Social Club will be hard to keep down for much longer, so check them out before it’s too late. - Pop Punk World


"The Manchester Social Club - Minneapolis Happening"

Nate Beck has dreamed of playing music most of his life. He started playing piano at the age of 7, but then at the age of 12 something happened. He heard Guns N’ Roses for the first time and bought a guitar. And since that day, he has been pursuing his dream of being a professional musician and making it a reality.

Nate is the force behind pub rock/punk band, The Manchester Social Club, and although he grew up in Eagan, he now makes Santa Barbara, CA his home.

Still, he comes back as often as he can to play gigs and see family. He’s in town this week gearing up to play at the Red Sea on Sunday, March 9 before he and the band head down to Austin, TX to play at the prestigious Red Gorilla Music Fest.

We sat down with Nate last week and chatted about names, music and much more.

First, let’s talk about the band. It’s Nate, plus a group of local musicians that he calls on based upon where he is and what he needs. So, the guys who play with him in California are different from the guys who play with him in Minneapolis. As Nate explains, this way things are easier all around and no one gets burned out, which is important to Nate. He wants to keep it fun for the band.

Which brings us to the name. When he first came up with the concept, he wanted to incorporate the word “social” into the name. Nate really prides himself on having a connection with his fans and being accessible to them. Also, Manchester fit, as his family is from Northern England and Nate is a big Manchester United soccer fan. And, one day as he was in the car and on the phone with his mom, he drove by Manchester Avenue.

It all clicked.

Which brings us to another interesting fact about Nate and his career. His mom had a lot to do with how he got to where he is today.

When Nate was 13 years old, he performed on-stage for the first time with a program through MacPhail Center for Music. But it wasn’t just any ordinary stage; he played his very first gig at at 7th Street Entry. Needless to say, Nate was hooked after that experience. He searched for more local programs like the one MacPhail offered but the problem was, there weren’t any.

So his mom took matters into her own hands. Seeing the impact playing music had on her son, along with excellent timing and business savvy, she jumped at the chance to bring the School of Rock to the Twin Cities. School of Rock in a national franchise that offers a variety of performance-based after school classes and camps for kids ages 6 through 18. It is through School of Rock that Nate honed his chops.

In fact, Nate would say the School of Rock helped him get to where he is today, and has shaped him into the type of performer he is and wants to be.

But performing is just part of what he does. There’s so much more that he does when he’s not on stage that relates to the band, from writing songs and laying down tracks, to booking gigs and marketing. It is definitely a full time job, but he wouldn’t have it any other way.

And being on stage is where it all comes together for Nate.

So, who are Nate’s influences? He’ll tell you a wide variety of bands from Guns N’Roses and Metallica to Social Distortion, The Clash and The Cure all show up in his music.

And you can hear them for yourself.

The Manchester Social Club is kicking off their Welcome to the Club tour in Minneapolis on Sunday, March 9 at the Red Sea Bar (320 Cedar Ave. S., Minneapolis). And true to Nate’s word about being accessible, this is an all-ages show, with doors opening at 6:00 pm. Three bands will play before The Manchester Social Club hits the stage, probably around 9:00 pm. Tickets are $8 but you can get in for free. All you have to do is email Nate, and he’ll put you on the guest list.

Before you do, check out their sound and listen to their latest album, Soapbox Standards, by clicking here. We think you’ll really like what you hear! And to keep up on everything that is The Manchester Social Club, be sure to like them on Facebook.

- See more at: http://minneapolis.happeningmag.com/manchester-social-club/#sthash.5eqj0OVF.dpuf - Minneapolis Happening


"Monday Morning Music: Nate Beck"

Name: Nate Beck
Occupation: Musician (with The Manchester Social Club)
Current Location: Santa Barbara, California
Hometown: St. Paul, Minnesota
Hates: Apathy, hypocrisy, corruption, passive aggressive people, people who aren’t straightforward its less offensive to be honest, traffic on the 405, cold weather, Manchester City FC, Chelsea FC, Justin Bieber
Loves: Classic Americana/Brit, music and people that have something to say, guitars/amps, traveling, Manchester United, Boddingtons pub ale, Southern California, the Minneapolis scene (Shout out to First Ave/7th St Entry, Triple Rock Social Club (doublewhiskycokenoice!), The Cause, Stella’s Fish Cafe, The Local, Morrisseys Irish Pub are a few of my favorites).
Life Aspirations: Write, record, and tour. Eventually have the family and house with the white picket fence per say.

1. Bastards of Young – The Replacements
2. Stay Free – The Clash
3. Riot – UK Subs
4. Man In Black – Johnny Cash
5. Heroes – David Bowie
6. Love Ire and Song – Frank Turner
7. Constructive Summer – The Hold Steady
8. Yeah Yeah Oi Oi – Infant Sorrow
9. The Boys Are Back – Dropkick Murphys
10. If The Kids Are United – Sham 69
11. I Still Believe – Frank Turner
12. Unite and Win – Sham 69 - Stubble Magazine


"The Manchester Social Club to Perform at RedGorilla Music Fest"

PRLog (Press Release) - Feb. 22, 2014 - SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- The Manchester Social Club (TMSC), a pub rock band from Santa Barbara CA, has been selected to perform on Saturday March 15 as part of the 12th annual RedGorilla Music Fest (http://www.redgorillamusic.com) in Austin, Texas.

RedGorilla Music Fest takes place during one of the most important music weeks of the year. Each year in early March, the city of Austin, TX becomes the music industry’s premier destination, and thousands of fans and industry professionals descend upon Austin to network and check out new talent.

The 2014 RedGorilla Music Fest takes place Tuesday, March 11 through Saturday, March 15 in 11 venues on and around 6th Street; right in the heart of all the action. The event is free to attend and open to the general public.

Over the years, some of the hottest up-and-coming acts in the world have been showcased by RedGorilla Music Fest. As a result, RedGorilla Music Fest has earned a reputation as the “go-to showcase for discovering great new music.”

Prior year musicians have included now-well-known acts like Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Andrew WK and Cage The Elephant.

The Manchester Social Club performs at 7pm on March 15 at The Thirsty Nickel, 326 E. 6th St., Austin.

Blending American and British indie-punk inspirations, TMSC-lead singer, Nate Beck’s mature, slightly dusty voice couples well with the guitar in a largely cheery-toned collection of what has been dubbed “pub-rock songs” by Minneapolis’ music tabloid “Vita.MN” .

The band's set list is comprised of songs from their recently released “Soapbox Standards” album. The album, launched in December 2013, charted at #19 on the CMJ Radio Adds Chart in its first week of distribution. It is digitally available for purchase on Itunes and Amazon and in CD-format at the RedGorilla Music Fest show.

Visit http://ReverbNation.com/TheManchesterSocialClub to hear some of the band's newest songs at no charge.

About The Manchester Social Club

The Manchester Social Club (TMSC) is a Pub Rock/Punk band, based in Santa Barbara, CA. Fronted by vocalist and lead guitarist Nate Beck, the band performs in small-to-medium size venues where the band and the fans can easily interact. The band’s songs inspire fans to sing along in anthemic fashion, causing TMSC to be considered a leader in resurrecting the “pub rock” genre. Their current album, “Soapbox Standards” was released December 2013. - PR Log


"Free Band Tee to Concert Goers January 12, 2014 at First Ave/7th St Entry"

Free Band Tee to Concert Goers January 12, 2014 at First Ave/7th St Entry

The Manchester Social Club, Santa Barbara CA’s #1 Indie Punk band, is performing at First Ave/7th St. Entry in Minneapolis, MN on January 12, 2014. In celebration of the release of the band’s new album, the first 50 people in the club that night will receive a free band tee, courtesy of The Manchester Social Club.

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Nate Beck; The Manchester Social Club
PRLog (Press Release) - Jan. 5, 2014 - MINNEAPOLIS -- The Manchester Social Club, Santa Barbara CA’s #1 Indie Punk band, is performing at First Ave/7th St. Entry in Minneapolis, MN on January 12, 2014. In celebration of the release of the band’s new album, Soapbox Standards, the first 50 people in the club that night will receive a free band tee, courtesy of The Manchester Social Club.

The Manchester Social Club blasted onto the indie/punk scene last month with a meteoric rise on Indie Music’s top barometer, ReverbNation. ReverbNation is home to more than 3.31 million musicians, venues, labels, and industry professionals making its ranking program the defacto gauge of success for indie artists.

Fans at First Ave/7th St. Entry will be treated to tunes from the band’s new album, Soapbox Standards, which has been likened to the sound of Social Distortion and NOFX by Luis Apolaya of Stanford University’s radio station KZSU and Wilco, Blitzen Trapper and The Wallflowers by Jessie Marman of Tuscan Arizona’s indie radio station KAMP.

The Manchester Social Club blends American and British punk, creating their own sound that reminds every indie/punk lover of another one of their favorite bands; even when favorite bands are as disparate as Social D and Wilco!

Opening for The Manchester Social Club on January 12, 2014 are local Minneapolis bands, American Scarecrows and Let Yourself Go.

Doors: 6pm

9pm: The Manchester Social Club
8pm: American Scarecrows
7pm: Let Yourself Go

18+

$7 in advance /$10 at door - PR Log


"Sóapbox Standards Album Review"

Luis Apolaya
Reviewed 2013-12-11
The Manchester Social Club—Soapbox Standards

By Luis Apolaya

This Santa Barbara band led by Nate Beck—a prolific musician who has toured with the likes of the Dropkick Murphys and Badfinger—presents an enjoyable mix of anthemic punk rockers and other not-so-punky tracks in their debut album. Some of the tracks approach pop territory, which does not work to the band’s disadvantage, and Beck includes interesting lyrics throughout. Vocals are not as loud and energetic as they tend to be in punk albums, but nonetheless a good listen. RIYL: Social Distortion, NOFX, Bad Religion. FCC warning on track 2

1. **(4:19) Starts with drum roll, follows with an energetic punk cadence, rockin’ guitars, reference to Guy Fawkes, relentless drumming, great way to start an album.
2. *(3:21) FCC bitch (?) and fuck. Punky rhythm, great guitars, anthemic, catchy chorus
3. **(4:05) Acoustic guitar throughout, melancholy yet confident mood, subdued percussion joins shortly after, song deals with narrator reassuring his companion that everything will be alright
4. (4:13) More anthemic punk, great instrumental intro, lyrics about the corrupted state of the world
5. **(3:00) Pretty good rocker, fun and vivid, very catchy cadence, it’s easy to nod your head to this one
6. (4:47) The closest the band reaches a pop sound on this album, soft fingerpicking electric guitar intro, could pass for a post-American Idiot Green Day song.
7. *(3:59) Folky mood, laid back tempo, subdued electric guitar in background
8. (4:21) Jumpy tempo, four chord progression, piano in the middle, not all that memorable
9. (3:16) Another punk anthem, the guy can rock his guitar, call to stand together against the powers of the world
10. *(4:21) Guitar riffs reminiscent of early 2000s garage-rock revival a la Strokes, upbeat, ends with a short acoustic version of the chorus, satisfying conclusion to album

Track Listing
1. Remember, Remember 6. Departures In Technicolor
2. Rude Boy 7. Sidewalk Prophets
3. Bar Tops 8. Memories And Scars
4. One By One 9. We Won't Go Down
5. Move On Out 10. The C List - KZSU Stanford


Discography

Soapbox Standards - 2013

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The Manchester Social Club (TMSC) is a Pub Rock/Punk band, based in Minneapolis, MN. Fronted by vocalist and lead guitarist Nate Beck, the band performs in small-to-medium size venues where the band and the fans can easily interact.  The bands songs inspire fans to sing along in anthemic fashion, causing TMSC to be considered a leader in resurrecting the pub rock genre. Their current album, Soapbox Standards was released December 2013. Blending American and British indie-punk inspirations, The Manchester Social Club (TMSC) lead singer, Nate Becks mature, slightly dusty voice couples well with the guitar in a largely cheery-toned collection of pub-rock songs aimed at restless/nostalgic beer-hoisters. 

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