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.
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
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
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.
Fri 25th September 2020 8:00 pm (7:30 pm DOORS)
COVtember returns to The Tin for its third year, bigger than before, over three days.
W/ Carl Richard Aylott as compère, Fighting Boredom (aka Adrian Bloxham and Martin Ward) who will be playing tunes in-between bands on the Saturday.
These weekend tickets are limited to just 40.
COVtember is in support of Crisis (www.crisis.org.uk)Line Up -
FRIDAY EVENING (Doors 7.30pm - late)
SATURDAY (Doors 1.00pm - late)
Charles Dexter Ward and the Imagineers
Danny Ansell & Co.
Drop Down Smiling
Suns of Rest
Long Good Fridays
SUNDAY (Doors 2.20pm - 9.30pm)
Man Made Moon
Paul and Archie
Fri 30th October 2020 8:00 pm (7:30 pm DOORS)
Tickets - £7.50 in advance, £10 at the door
Doors 7.30 pm
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
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
Fri 19th February 2021 8:30 pm (8:00 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.
Fri 26th February 2021 8:00 pm (8:00 pm DOORS)
Notice from the Tin Music and Arts: Unfortunately, due to continued uncertainty about when live music in doors can go ahead, Peggy Sue have rescheduled their tour to next year. The new date is now - Fri - 26 Feb 2021
Your ticket will be valid for this new date. If you need to, we can refund your ticket however, the next few months will be a real struggle for us. Please consider not requesting a refund, if you can no longer make a rescheduled date. If you can afford to, pass the ticket onto someone else.
Please consider donating to our fundraiser. localgiving.org/charity/thetinmusicandarts/project/coronafund
Peggy Sue are London-via-Brighton indie duo Rosa Slade and Katy Young. Founded in 2007, the band have released three albums on Wichita Recordings, culminating in 2014's critically acclaimed 'Choir Of Echoes', and toured with the likes of Jack White, Local Natives and First Aid Kit.
After a three year break - during which Slade and Young have been performing with all-female singing group Deep Throat Choir - new single 'Slow Fade' is an apt comeback – a melancholy celebration of patience. Upcoming fourth album sees the band borrowing from the perfectly-constructed pop songs of the 1960s and the understated, noisey guitar experiments of 90s indie bands such as The Breeders and Blur.
With support from local post-punkers RAVENS.
£9 Advance Regular
£7 Concession Regular
£9 Door Concession
GBP7.00 - GBP9.00
Fri 19th March 2021 7:30 pm (7:00 pm DOORS)
Now Sold Out
Warmduscher are a group of miscreants, known only by aliases (Clams Baker Jr, Lightnin’ Jack Everett, Salt Fingers, Quicksand and Dr. Withers aka Little Whiskers). Ardent fans, Iggy Pop and Marc Riley have only gleaming praise to heap on the band, and in return, Warmduscher have blessed them both with immortality.
The band’s live show has left thousands across the UK and Europe desperate for more. During their set at End of the Road Festival 2018, they were accused of inciting a riot and thrown into a giant hole.
They have since emerged and will soon embark on a worldwide tour of France, Switzerland and Italy. Breathe it in before it’s gone
Supported by DUF
GBP12.00 Sold Out
Thu 7th October 2021 7:30 pm (7:00 pm DOORS)
Notice from the Tin Music and Arts: Unfortunately, due to continued uncertainty about when live music in doors can go ahead, Roddy's management have rescheduled the tour to next year. The new date is now - Thu - 07 Oct 2021
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.
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