Fri 10th April 2020 8:00 pm (8:00 pm DOORS)
La Rocade, Kitchen Club and Just Dropped In present:
THE CATENARY WIRES, PETE ASTOR, THE PRISTINES + THE SUNBATHERS
at The Tin Music and Arts

THE CATENARY WIRES are Amelia Fletcher and Rob Pursey. Amelia and Rob are best known for making fuzzy, sixties girl-group inspired indie-pop in their previous bands Talulah Gosh, Heavenly, Marine Research and Tender Trap. With the Catenary Wires, they have created something different; gentler and more acoustic, emotive and melancholy, although still fuelled by their great love for pop melodies and harmonies.

PETE ASTOR is a British songwriter and solo artist. He was singer songwriter in early Creation Records trailblazers The Loft, and subsequently formed The Weather Prophets, before launching a solo career with the albums Submarine and Zoo in the early 1990s.

Formed after the C86 indiepop explosion, THE PRISTINES introduced their own brand of Indie lo-fi guitar pop with psychedelic shoegaze and called it Gazedelia, releasing singles and albums in the early 90s most notably on Sunday Records (US),

THE SUNBATHERS: So how is it that a band from the second most landlocked county in England has written so many songs about the sea...? Is it a love of the traditional British holiday, complete with candyfloss, the smell of chips and long walks along the cliffs? Or, is it just that so many words rhyme with sand?

£6 Advance / £8 Door
Thu 23rd April 2020 8:00 pm (7:30 pm DOORS)
In Association with West Midlands Jazz Network

Mark Lockheart 
Mark Lockheart- saxophones
Elliot Galvin- keyboards
Tom Herbert- bass 
Dave Smith- drums
 
 
This brand new group explores Mark’s multi-faceted outlook on music through a new set of original compositions plus a few older ones for good measure and even a Duke Ellington tune. Urgent and exciting grooves and improvising all cleverly crafted together within Lockheart’s unique but memorable tunes . Wide ranging influences from Ellington, Shorter, Gil Evans, John Zorn, Burt Bacharach and even Kraftwerk.
 
“From Loose Tubes to Polar Bear and beyond, Lockheart’s capacity to be ahead of the jazz cure is undeniable. In this new band his combination of lyrical economy and harmonic creativity has found three improvisatory soulmates who clearing know how to make the most of his compositions in their own terms” . Jazzwise magazine
GBP6.00 - GBP10.00
Fri 1st May 2020 8:00 pm
HOUSEWIVES are a genreless band from London who play experimental music that points to the future. Using prepared guitars, electronics, percussion and saxophone they create an enveloping sound of syncopated rhythms and antithetical song structures. Droning bass lines underpin ethereal samples, whilst precise guitar lines mix with minimal drum parts in ecstatic fashion.
Their kinetic live sets have cemented their reputation as one of the most exciting live bands in Europe; championed by the likes of Tom Ravenscroft (BBC 6 Music), Radio 3 Late Junction and pioneering experimental musician Charles Hayward (This Heat).
Since forming five years ago, Housewives have drawn from such diverse scenes as post-punk, jazz, drone, electronic and avant-garde. 2013 saw the release of an eponymous debut EP via Faux Discx, while their first-full length record, ‘Work’ (Blank Editions) arrived two years later.
2017 live album FF06116 (Rocket Recordings) marked the band’s first collaboration with experimental saxophonist Ben Vince.
Their second LP, Twilight Splendour (Blank Editions, 2019), explores the possibilities of electronic sound, marking a turning point for the band - who sold their guitars to buy midi equipment and swapped London rents for water habitation.

Bringing to mind the digital meditations of legendary producer Oneohtrix Point Never and the claustrophobic sampling of Animal Collective and Battles, its concept-led songs strewn with “ecstatic messages of frustration and a desire to connect”.

"Their dank, angular and urgent take on post-punk through the prism of skronking ecstatic jazz, jarring polyrhythm and aesthetically pure snarl is as terrifying as it is fascinating." - Loud & Quiet

“Their new material is outstanding, and utterly defies genre." - The Quietus

“Music that's beyond genre categorisation and as a result, stands out as one of this year's unmissable acts.” - Drowned In Sound

“In sonorous inebriations, Housewives tatters mental matter into an oblivion, from minimalist punches and strokes, and a full on assault of sonic permutation.” - Tiny Mix Tapes
GBP8.00
Thu 14th May 2020 8:00 pm (7:30 pm DOORS)
Bruno Heinen Trio - Bartók Revisited
 
Bruno Heinen - Piano
Andrea Di Biase - Bass
Gene Calderazzo - Drums
 
Bruno Heinen brings his new trio project featuring Italian bassist Andrea Di Biase (Kenny Wheeler), and acclaimed US drummer Gene Calderazzo (Pharoah Sanders) to the Tin Arts. The project consists of an 8 movement work inspired by the composition 8 Improvisations Op 20, written by Barkók in 1920. This album release tour marks the centenary of the creation of the work, with influences for Bruno's treatment of the piece ranging from Ellington's Money Jungle and late Coltrane, to Ravel and Ligeti.

https://vimeo.com/333528230
 

eclectic, eccentric, unobtrusively erudite

John Fordham – Guardian

 

Bruno Heinen plays with notable clarity and poise

Dave Gelly – The Observer


 
GBP8.00 - GBP10.00
Fri 15th May 2020 8:30 pm (8:30 pm DOORS)
The Tin, Central Committee and Creature Lab are pleased to announce that we will be bringing THE UTOPIA STRONG to the city.

The Utopia Strong are a semi-modular trio, delivering medical grade music to the visionary music head. Kavus Torabi, Michael York and Steve Davis have fused Modular Synthesisers with conventional and traditional instruments to create a weird and joyous celebration of all that is good about left field psychedelic music.

Kavus Torabi is an experimental/psychedelic musician with a long history in the field, including as a member of The Cardiacs.

Steve Davis was the most successful professional Snooker player of the 1980’s, now spending his time collecting left field music from around the globe, presenting a monthly radio show with Kravus and cementing his interest in the modular synth as a member of The Utopia Strong.

Michael York is a multi instrumentalist and luthier, working mainly with modular/analogue synths and woodwinds (primarily focusing on bagpipes, reeds and flutes of Europe and the Near East.

Support comes from Gunther Prague. Like Shellac vs Cardiacs or Minutemen playing metal, Gunther Prague recorded their second long player with Steve Albini in Chicago in 2017, released on their own Creature Lab label.

Tickets £10 in advance, £12 on the door.
14+ - Under 18s to be accompanied by an adult.
£10.00 Adv/£12.00 Door
Fri 29th May 2020 8:00 pm (7:30 pm DOORS)
Annette Gregory is a jazz singer who is blessed with incredible vocal tones that are rich, smooth and full of soul.Annette will be reflecting on her musical Journey, into Jazz. Annette now wants to share the full insight into, her musical heritage of reggae and soul music, Giving some of her favourite songs a jazz feel, but still leave room for those classic jazz standards.

https://www.annettegregory.info
GBP12.00
Fri 7th August 2020 8:00 pm (7:30 pm DOORS)

 

Tickets - £7.50 in advance, £10 at the door
Doors 7.30 pm
Ages 14+ 

In The Moment presents Joe O’Donnell’s Shkayla – progressive Celtic rock

Coventry resident Joe O'Donnell, born in Limerick, Ireland, is one of the finest Celtic rock violinists and composers. Best known for his fiery and innovative playing in East of Eden, Headstone and The Woods Band (pre-Steeleye Span), he also recorded with Thin Lizzy and Henry McCullough. His acclaimed 1977 concept album, ‘Gaodhal's Vision’, featuring Rory Gallagher, was remastered and re-released in 2017.

Joe’s long-established band Shkayla (‘Stories’) fuses the spirit of the Celtic tradition and progressive rock. It features top Midlands musicians Si Hayden, Martin Barter, Karen Milne and Adrian Litvinoff. The band delivers enormous energy, and also the delicacy of Celtic music.

"....an alchemical marriage of rock and folk..." - Let It Rock

GBP7.50
Sat 29th August 2020 1:00 pm (1:00 pm DOORS)
Children's Instrument Making Workshop with Thomas Truax (with live performance/demonstration at the start)
Suitable for ages 8 yrs + 
Saturday 29th August // 1pm // Tickets £7 Adv - One ticket covers 1 x child and 1 x adult

Would you like to create your own Sister Spinster or HORNICATOR??  Thomas Truax (pronounced troo-aks) is an American singer/musician, inventor and multi-media artist. This April he will be delivering an instrument making workshop in the Tin Community Space.

One of the most imaginative characters on the pop music fringe, since the year 2000 Thomas has been traveling the world performing with his evolving “band” of bizarre self-made Harry Partch-esque instruments including a motorized drum machine made of bike wheels called ‘Mother Superior’ and a pimped-up Dr. Seuss-ian Gramophone called ‘The Hornicator’, as well as his venerable resonator guitar ‘Hank’. Time Out magazine has dubbed him “The king of home-made instruments” while Splendid magazine called him “one of the five or ten best singer/songwriters in the world that you’ve never heard of…an exceptional talent, unique and resistant to comparison, yet fairly accessible even to casual listeners.”
 
We can provide some materials but if you have a cardboard box, plastic container or bottle or plastic cup or bowl or a biscuit tin please bring them along.
 
Limited spaces available.
GBP7.00
Sat 29th August 2020 8:00 pm (7:30 pm DOORS)
“Endlessly inventive and creative…A show not to be missed!” -Oxford Times

Merging a fevered imagination and solid songwriting with a mad scientist's brain for weird gadgets, American singer Thomas Truax is a true one-off.
 
UNCUT magazine says "Truax is shaping up nicely as one of the great rock eccentrics" while Splendid magazine called him "one of the five or ten best singer/songwriters in the world that you've never heard of...an exceptional talent."
 
He is also known for his unique self-made instruments including a motorized drum machine made of bike wheels, spoons and other found items called 'Mother Superior' and a souped up Gramophone called 'The Hornicator’

After riding the album/tour/album/tour cycle perpetually over nearly two decades with these ‘band mates’, Thomas decided it was due time to dedicate himself to expanding the menagerie with some new musical contraptions. 

Bolstered by his Bandcamp supporters and some Arts Council England funding, he devoted much of last year to dreaming up and building these special new musical inventions which, alongside his familiar friends, will be previewed on this tour.

Notable Truax supporters and collaborators include Jarvis Cocker, Duke Special, Gemma Ray, Richard Hawley, Amanda Palmer, Brian Viglione (Dresden Dolls/Violent Femmes) Bob Log III and the late author Terry Pratchett.

Most recently drummer Budgie (of Siouxsie and the Banshees/Creatures/Slits) collaborated with Thomas in Berlin on some new tracks. A single will be released in conjunction with the tour.

“Operating from the shadowy space between the glass-blown ambience of (‘Amelie’ composer) Yann Tiersen and ‘What’s he Building In There?’ era Tom Waits, musician/inventor Thomas Truax is something of a visionary.”  
-The Mouth Magazine

 "When he performs, it is a spectacle - the originality and seeming impossibility of what he does is much of the appeal."  -The Guardian
 
GBP6.00 - GBP8.00
Sat 12th September 2020 7:30 pm (7:00 pm DOORS)

Roddy Woomble is widely regarded as one of Scotland’s finest songwriters.

Known for his enigmatic lyrics, warm baritone voice and consummate gift for a tune, Roddy has released five solo albums to date - 'My Secret Is My Silence' (2006), ‘Before The Ruin’ (2008, with Kris Drever and John McCusker), 'The Impossible Song & Other Songs' (2011), 'Listen To Keep' (2013), and ‘The Deluder’ (2017). Roddy’s first poetry collection ‘Instrumentals’ was released in 2016.

For the past two decades Roddy has also been the frontman of much loved Scottish alternative rock band Idlewild, releasing eight studio albums, and touring worldwide as a headline act, but also in support to R.E.M., Pearl Jam and U2 amongst others.

GBP16.00
Fri 18th September 2020 6:00 pm (6:00 pm DOORS)
For a week in September 2020, Mark Osborne will be showing a set of large scale prints – the first time any of his work has been exhibited.
 
this is then – a visual record of the Coventry Music Scene 1979-81, runs for a week – from Friday 18th to Sunday 27th September. Work will be displayed in both the venue and in the community space and it will usually be open 11am to 5pm, and its supported by gigs, performances and workshops, that take a journey from this is then, to this is now.
 
Friday 18th Sept - Launch Event
 
Attrition
Without Martin Bowes Alternative Sounds fanzine its unlikley Mark would of taken any of these shots. He’s also been fronting Attrition since then – still standing & just back from a tour of Japan – so its great to have him onboard with Attritions first gig in Cov for five years.
 
DJ Mark Cook
Marks Mark E. Smith Fall events got Mark into experimenting with his images – projecting them at the old CET print room & at The Tin which was then the inspiration for doing a show there.
GBP6.00
Wed 30th September 2020 8:00 pm (8:00 pm DOORS)
GBP7.00 - GBP9.00
Wed 18th November 2020 8:30 pm (7:30 pm DOORS)

Holy Moly & The Crackers make riotous party music for the masses. ‘Take A Bite’ (released April 5th) is a concise, passionate take on folk, blues and indie rock.

The ever-evolving folk-alt-rock band, Holy Moly & The Crackers, make riotous party music for the masses. Their new album, ‘Take A Bite’ combines pop song craft with stomping, four to the floor backing, as well as demonstrating their ability to tackle personal lyrical fare. Further adorning their naturally expressive take on British folk ‘Take A Bite’ has sizeable dollops of rock’n’soul, sharp indie-rock, vulnerable balladeering and festival-ready psychedelic trips towards the Middle East.

The ever-evolving folk-alt-rock band from Newcastle Upon Tyne released their previous album ‘Salem’ in July 2017 on their own Pink Lane Records label, and the lead single, the barnstorming indie-rock anthem ‘Cold Comfort Lane’, has since clocked up over 1 million streams on Spotify and was used as the credit title track for the blockbuster movie Oceans 8.

Over the last few years HMATC have sold out venues across the UK and made successful debuts in Europe, including a major european support tour with Skinny Lister - as well a number of accoladed performances on the festival circuit: Glastonbury, Boomtown Fair, Bestival + Camp Bestival and graced the main stages at festivals such as Beautiful Days, Bearded Theory, Moonbeams + Colours of Ostrava (CZ).

2019 brings Holy Moly & the Crackers back out on the world stage with their brand new album, an enhanced confidence and an army of growing fans. Come along for the ride - the craziest party in town always has room for one more..

GBP6.00 - GBP8.00
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