Fri 21st December 2018 8:30 pm (8:00 pm DOORS)
"Baby Dee, the gender dysphoric, medievalist carny from Cleveland Ohio, is making herself permanently unavailable beginning January 1, 2019. Come say goodbye and hear her sing about predestination, elevator guys, manic depressive snowmen, and disgruntled reindeer"
Sat 22nd December 2018 8:00 pm (8:00 pm DOORS)
This is a congregation of Coventry musicians working together to reimagine some festive musical delights for you...DON'T FORGRT YOUR CHRISTMAS JUMPER...MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM MUSTARD AND BLOOD
Mon 31st December 2018 9:00 pm (9:00 pm DOORS)
The Tin and Kitchen club come together to bring you an indie disco shindig to send the year off with a bang! Grab tickets before they sell out for a spot here at the end of the year!
Sat 12th January 2019 8:00 pm (8:00 pm DOORS)
After recording and performing for many years under the name of Mantler, Toronto’s Chris A. Cummings changed his band name to Marker Starling in 2012. A solo performer for much of his career, Cummings was frequently seen playing Melancholy Party Jams on a Wurltizer electric piano, with drum machine accompaniment.
Wed 16th January 2019 8:30 pm (8:00 pm DOORS)
Clarinettist Adrian Cox started playing music aged 6 and turned professional at the age of 15. He has toured Europe extensively over the past 19 years and is "London's most charismatic reedsman" (Time Out London).
Over his career he has performed with artists including Wynton Marsalis, The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Dr. John, Maceo Parker, Ronnie Wood, Guy Barker, at countless sell-out shows including Ronnie Scott’s, The Barbican, and The Lincoln Center (New York).
Adrian is influenced by the great New Orleans clarinettists such as George Lewis, and at present he is touring a show called "Profoundly Blue" which celebrates the music of his favourite clarinet player Edmond Hall. His 2018 tour had rave reviews as well as a feature on the Cerys Matthews show on BBC Radio 6.
Cox is also a member of UK jazz act Kansas Smitty's House Band, where his distinctive sound and songwriting accomplishments are invaluable to the group.
Adrian's love for the clarinet is eminent in his soulful and inspiring playing, and he will lift any bandstand.
“If you were to describe Cox’s playing in one word you might use ‘hot’” -
Ricky Riccardi, Director of Research Collections for the Louis Armstrong House Museum, New York.
Students and people of low income are applicable for concession tickets
GBP5.00 - GBP8.00
Sat 19th January 2019 8:30 pm (8:00 pm DOORS)
Much-loved indiegoth dreamboats DESPERATE JOURNALIST returned to the thoroughly frayed musical fray with a brand new (and suitably autumnal) single called ‘Cedars’ on November 2nd. Propelled along by Rob Hardy’s startlingly lush guitar and empowered by a frankly cracking chorus from singer Jo Bevan ‘Cedars’ saw the quartet (see also: drummer Caroline Helbert and bassist Simon Drowner) further hone their sensitive-yet-crushing alt.rock sound, relishing the old school DIY dynamics but never afraid to magic up a shiny modern melody or three, and then always willing to cast a shadow over that sheen.
Happily, ‘Cedars’ is just the first track to come from Desperate Journalist’s forthcoming third album, due for release on February 22nd 2019. The album is called ‘In Search Of The Miraculous’ and will be available on a veritable pawful of formats, including CD, heavyweight vinyl and limited edition coloured vinyl. If the title conveys a sense of wide-eyed ambition then the music on ‘In Search Of The Miraculous’ fits the plot perfectly, featuring ten tracks fizzing with creative passion, giant choruses, heroic solos and poetic intensity. “I never liked your favourite band,” sighs Bevan at one gently cutting point in ‘Jonatan’.
Warning: this album contains love songs, anti-love songs and other songs wandering about, lost in an in-between-daze.
Last seen in London Town selling out Oslo in the spring of 2018, over the past five years Desperate Journalist have dazzled and delighted all and sundry with two excellent albums - ‘Desperate Journalist’ and ‘Grow Up’ – plus two effervescent standalone EPs and a raft of riotously enervating live shows running from The Scala to Stuttgart and back again.
Thu 31st January 2019 8:30 pm (8:00 pm DOORS)
Larry Bartley is a bassist/composer who has been a staple of the London & international jazz scene for the past 20 years as a side man and as a leader. He has played & recorded in the bands of Abdullah Ibrahim, Denys Baptiste, Steve Williamson, ingrid laugbrock, Jean Toussaint, Stanley Turrentine, Steve Grossman, Harold Mabern, Donald Brown (of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers), David Murray, Orinn Evans, Gary Bartz, Jerry Dammers Spatial AKA Orchestra, and byron wallen. Larry's 2003 debut album, "ALONG THIS WAY" was nominated for 'best new work" in the BBC JAZZ AWARDS.
"Excellent Bassist, with a distinct Mingus-like drive to his propulsive bass lines" ___ Time Out
"You can understand why Bartley is so much in demand on the london Jazz scene." ___ BBC
"Larry taps into a vast pool of different types of music to create a unique project that deserves to be applauded" ___ Jean Toussaint
Bruno Heinen - "Erudition, eclectic studies and a jazz sensibility make Heinen the kind of newcomer who repositions the goalposts."
___ John Fordham, Guardian
Tony Kofi - “passionate… superb… heartfelt” ___ The Guardian
GBP8.00 - GBP12.00
Fri 1st February 2019 8:30 pm (8:00 pm DOORS)
RESURRECTION MEN are an alternative rock band formed in 2008 in the post-industrial city of Coventry, UK. With a three-pronged guitar attack producing gloomy atmospherics and hypnotic waves of noise, the band puts on a live show that is felt as much as it is heard, and is not easily forgotten. They threw genres aside with their long-awaited full length album "Resurrection Men Must Die" in 2014 and followed it up with "No" in October 2017.
Slowbro are an instrumental stoner/doom metal band from Coventry, UK. Dual wielding 8-string guitars, they interweave bone-crushing heaviness with ethereal melodies and a psychedelic edge that warps the senses.
Fri 1st March 2019 8:00 pm (8:00 pm DOORS)
Bell Lungs: Psychedelic noise dream pop drone songstress
Bell Lungs is a prolific experimental vocalist and multi-instrumentalist from Scotland,
responding to, reflecting and forming part of the fractured world we live in. Her
performances incorporate mellotron swirls, shrieks and whoops, layered harmonies,
baroque pop feels, drone, field recordings and noisebox mayhem to create meditative
journeys through sound, centred around a voice David Keenan deemed “elemental” in The
Wire. She has toured extensively across Europe and North America, including Czech
Republic, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain and Sweden.
Bell Lungs has appeared on BBC Radio 6 (Stuart Maconie’s Freakzone, 2018), BBC
Radio 3 (Late Junction, 2017) and BBC Radio 4 (“Master Rock”, 2015), and performed at
Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art (2018), Fort Process (2018), Swansea
International Festival (2018) and Edinburgh Art Festival (2017).
Upcoming release “Wolves Behind Us” will be out in early 2019. Previous limited edition
releases “Phosphodendrophobia” (cassette tape, 2018) and “Mosul Dam” (lathe cut, 2017)
are sold out, but available to download digitally.
Previously played on Stuart Maconie’s Freakzone (BBC Radio 6, 2018), Late Junction (BBC Radio 3, 2017) and “Master Rock’ (BBC Radio 4, 2015).
Recent festival bookings include Manchester Folk Horror Fest (2019), Supernormal (2019), Fort Process (2018), Glasgow Festival of Visual Art (2018), Scoring Noise (2018), Edinburgh Art Festival (2017) and Edinburgh Festival Fringe (2017).
Support slots include Richard Youngs, Richard Dawson, COLLEEN, Mike Cooper, Diane Cluck, ICHI, Glorias Navales, Maria Chavez, Powerdove and Marshall Allen.
Raiments: Avantgarde lofi experimental art pop poetry
Raiments are a Berlin-based avant garde musical collective, the
brainchild of lead vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Mano Camatsos.
Mano’s unorthodox electric guitar style is inspired by hip hop,
ethnological recordings and 20th century classical music. His abstract
lyrics meet an ever rotating procession of strings, woodwinds, brass
and electronics all held down by a locked groove. Raiments recently
played at the Fusion Festival 2018 in Germany and are looking to
continue their increasing momentum.
Sat 2nd March 2019 8:30 pm (8:00 pm DOORS)
Imperial Wax are the longest serving and last line up of legendary Manchester band The Fall. Keiron Melling, Dave Spurr and Pete Greenway have teamed up with Black Pudding singer Sam Curran and have already recorded forthcoming album "Gastwerk Saboteurs" and are now ready to dish it out live. Imperial Wax are eager to play to you a diverse and vital attack of rock 'n' roll that is distinctly their own.
Gunther Prague. Like Minutemen playing metal or Cardiacs vs. Shellac, Gunther Prague's stated aim is "writing and recording more music than could ever make any sense". In October 2018 they released their second full length album Capital Rats recorded in Chicago with with the legendary Steve Albini of Shellac / Big Black.
Storm the Palace are at the forefront of the cinematic folk-pop revolution you hadn’t realised you needed. Taking inspiration from European folk, sixties orchestral pop and nineties guitar bands, their songs interrogate everything from history and astronomy to meteorology and mass transit
Fri 8th March 2019 8:00 pm (8:00 pm DOORS)
FEET have had quite the year. Coming out of the traps at a pace with their attention grabbing YALA Records debut 7", Petty Thieving, the indie newcomers followed that with another much-praised release, Backseat Driver. Those early taster releases picked up a host of top quality support, including the likes of Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, Radio X’s John Kennedy, NME, Sunday Times Culture, DIY, Dork & The Line of Best Fit.
Whilst all juggling their final years at uni in Coventry, the band hit the road for the long hot summer of 2018, travelling the length and breadth of the UK in a tiny hatchback, for a host of key festival appearances (inc Field Day, Truck, Electric Fields, Tramlines and many more), headline shows, and more supports with their old friend Declan McKenna.
Today, FEET announce their first national headline tour, taking their raucous live show on the road for 12 dates next year that kick off in Portsmouth on 27th February, finishing in Dublin March 15th. These will also be the first live appearances with new drummer Ben (formerly of Dead Pretties).
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