Wed 29th August 2018 8:30 pm (8:00 pm DOORS)

KUUNATIC play ritual, primitive, unconventional dreamy psychedelic music. The band was formed in Tokyo in 2016, by 3 female members who have completely different musical and cultural backgrounds.

They explore primitive drumming, pulsing bass lines,
atmospheric keyboard sounds with Japanese local
instruments. Topping with 3-female vocals, its music
makes listeners trip into their ritual translunary land.

Their first EP KUURANDIA integrates traditional
Japanese music, Latin music, progressive rock,
psychedelic rock, dub music, horror film soundtrack
music etc and expresses their outlandish world created
out of impulse.

GBP5.00
Fri 7th September 2018 8:30 pm (8:00 pm DOORS)

Get your skanking shoes on and come party with us to celebrate the release of our promising debut EP. Nuneaton based six-piece youthful and energetic band, RudeSix, will be playing all your favourite ska and soul songs as well as a full performance of our brand new EP. Every ticket includes a free copy too!

 

GBP6.00
Sat 15th September 2018 8:30 pm (8:00 pm DOORS)
GBP4.00
Sat 22nd September 2018 5:00 pm (4:00 pm DOORS)

COVtember is a new event bringing together EIGHT of Coventry’s well known bands and artists for one huge day of music. The day will bring to you a massive piece of Coventry music spanning from way back to the early 90s to the present. The day will be in association with the wonderful people at MIND, the mental health charity. 

GBP5.00
Thu 27th September 2018 8:30 pm (8:00 pm DOORS)

**SØNNE LIVE DEBUT : RESCHEDULED**

It is with great regret that the SØNNE debut show at The Old Grammar School has been POSTPONED due to illness, and has been rescheduled to THURSDAY 27th SEPTEMBER. 

"We are gutted to have to do this so last minute but I am sick as a dog, and we wouldn’t be able to give you the show that we wanted to - and that’s the most important thing." SØNNE

All pre-booked tickets will still be valid for the rescheduled date of THURSDAY 27th SEPTEMBER or contact Ticketweb for a full refund.

GBP5.00
Fri 5th October 2018 7:30 pm (7:00 pm DOORS)

Part of Boudica Festival-

 

Friday 5th October - Music Documentary Double bill - 

'The Ballad of Shirley Collins' & 'Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami'

Doors 7pm 

£7 Adv/£9 otd

GBP7.00
Sat 6th October 2018 5:30 pm (5:30 pm DOORS)

Boudica Festival w/ Let's Eat Gradma, Nova Twins, Say Sue Me, Queen Zee, Spill Gold + more tba.

Saturday 6th October

The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum

Boudica Festival returns for a second year, this time to the Herbert Art Gallery and Museum, where we will showcase the best up and coming women in music.

Over the two day festival, join a weekend of music, films and exhibitions which celebrates inspirational female* and non-binary performers across the music industry. Saturday features specially curated live music set over two stages. We show the best up and coming female performers from a variety of genres, followed by DJs.

* The definition of female, in the context of this initiative, encompasses all those who identify as women

Saturday tickets: £18 Early Bird (until they run out or 13th August), £23 Advanced, £15 Under 18s

>Under 16's need to be accompanied by adults<

GBP15.00 - GBP23.00
Thu 11th October 2018 8:00 pm (7:30 pm DOORS)

100% FRESH -Rotten Tomatoes

★★★★ 'Consistently fascinating, unfolds like a warning from history. Powerful material' -The Times

★★★★★ ‘It’s clever and atmospheric, and the contributions from the various interviewees are thoughtful, funny, melancholy and cynical. -Culturefly​

 

New Town Utopia is a film about utopian dreams and concrete realities – a feature documentary that tells the story of the British New Town of Basildon, Essex. After World War Two, New Towns were designed as social utopias, built to create a ‘new type of citizen’ – with public art, homes by progressive architects and work for everyone. Basildon and its pioneer residents were invested with these post-war hopes and aspirations. 60 years on, the town has deteriorated, degenerated and desaturated. Art and culture are almost a distant memory and Basildon is often referred to as the worst town in Britain. The original plans and architecture, once thought so progressive, are now vilified in the face of a terrible reputation, struggling local economy and fragmented community. Using art and culture as a lens – the film explores the development of the town from socialist stronghold dubbed “Little Moscow on the Thames” to becoming a Tory stronghold and home of the right-wing ‘Basildon Man’. A destabilising, significant shift from community to individual over an incredibly short period of time. An audiovisual journey through populated ruins, New Town Utopia is brought to life through the memories stories and performances of artists, musicians and poets from Basildon. Facing austerity, adversity and personal challenges these are individuals driven by their creative spirit to help their community through art, poetry, music… and puppets. Featuring a voice over by Oscar-winning actor Jim Broadbent (Iris, Moulin Rouge, Sense Of An Ending). New Town Utopia is directed by Christopher Ian Smith (Arterial), with Margaret Matheson (Scum, Sid and Nancy, Sleep Furiously) as Executive Producer.

GBP4.00
Fri 12th October 2018 8:30 pm (8:00 pm DOORS)

 

The  Howl  &  The  Hum  are  a  miserable  disco  who  write  Bond  themes  for  film  where  Jimmy  is  still  hung  up  on that  girl. They  combine  dark  hypnotic  pop  with  post-punk  influences,  pierced  with  lyrics  that  make  you  call  your  mum  the  next  morning.  Following  acclaimed  sets  at  Neighbourhood  Festival  and  Loopallu  and  a  debut  tour  of  the  Scottish  Highlands  in  2017,  the  York-based  4-piece  embarked  on  their  first  headline  tour  in  England  in  early  2018  to  coincide  with  the  release  of  new  single  ‘Portrait  I’.  Following  this  the  band  are  releasing  a  series  of  new  songs  leading  up  to  their  first  festival  season  featuring  appearances  at  Latitude,  The  Great  Escape,  Live  at  Leeds,  Standon  Calling  and  the  BBC  Biggest  Weekend.

 

  "expansive  indie  songwriting  that  nods towards  Massive  Attack  or  Portishead."  -  Clash  Magazine 

 

"Their  debut  EP,  Godmanchester  Chinese  Bridge  is  just  the  right  amounts  of  accessible  yet  still  unerringly  cool  and  ’emotional’."  -  Crack  In  The  Road 

 

"The  Howl  And  The  Hum  are  a  seriously  great  band,  from  whom  you  will  be  hearing  a  great  deal  more  in  the  coming  months."  -  Tom  Robinson,  BBC  6Music

*Those on benefits or studying as a student are elidgable for the concession tickets*

GBP5.00 - GBP7.00
Sat 13th October 2018 7:30 pm (7:00 pm DOORS)

Hideka's first time to the UK and her only UK gig this year, Hideka performs live! After starting out as bassist-vocalist with Loco-Holidays then performing in the solo project Ruby Ruby Star, Hideka gained experience as a music producer, songwriter-lyricist and commercial songwriter before taking her career to a new level as a solo artist. With melodious vocals that seem to float and a unique sensitivity reflected in her craft, she appeals to fans both in Japan and around the world. Her musical concept covers a wide range of genres---dream pop, alternative rock, ambient, electronica, shoegaze, bossa nova, jazz, etc.--- aimed at pleasantly stimulating the senses of the listener and arousing the power of imagination. Through the filter named 'Hideka', these join together and produce a unique style that charm the listeners as her musical wings spread farther and farther. 

The Pristines,Coventry, England.
Coming off the back of the C86 indiepop explosion, The Pristines introduced their own brand of Indie lo-fi guitar pop with psychedelic shoegaze and called it Gazedelia.
Having released singles & albums in the early 90s most notably on Sunday Records (US),
The Pristines self-released 3 albums in the 2000s before returning to labels with singles for Cloudberry (US) and Edition-59 (Ger), and an album for Series Two (US).
In 2011 The Pristines collaboration with Japanese shoegazer/Dreampop legend Hideka for the album "Mayflower" released in Japan on LCP Records & Worldwide on Digital Platforms was well-received critically.
Still performing today The Pristines have an experienced line-up of members that play or have played  in other well-known Coventry bands.

 

GBP3.00
Sat 13th October 2018 9:00 pm (9:00 pm DOORS)

Entry is FREE before 10pm, £3 after! 

Alvvays | Arcade Fire | Arctic Monkeys | Ash | Beck | Belle & Sebastian | Black Rebel Motorcycle Club | Bloc Party | Blondie | The Bluetones | Blur | David Bowie | Camera Obscura | The Charlatans | Chorusgirl | The Cribs | Cud | The Cure | The Dandy Warhols | Evans the Death | Franz Ferdinand | Futureheads | Gossip | Idlewild | Interpol | James | Joanna Gruesome | Joy Division | Hole | Interpol | Le Tigre | The Libertines | The Long Blondes | Manic Street Preachers | Mansun | Marion | Menswe@r | MGMT | Modest Mouse | Morrissey | The National | Nirvana | Pavement | Pixies | Placebo | Primal Scream | Pulp | Radiohead | Ramones | Real Estate | REM | Shed Seven | Sleeper | The Smiths | Sonic Youth | The Spook School | The Stone Roses | The Strokes | Suede | Super Furry Animals | Supergrass | Tame Impala | Veronica Falls | Weezer | The White Stripes | Yeah Yeah YeahsWe're back for our first indie disco of 2018! Please share with/invite anyone you think would like the music 🙂

GBP3.00
Fri 19th October 2018 8:30 pm (8:00 pm DOORS)

The heart-like form in the cracked muddy ground. The faces turned away from the fire. The unwanted flowers of spring – Ancient Shapes celebrate and shake with the supernatural under-dogs, they sing abrasively as the bottom feeders, no-eyed from years of pitch darkness. In this, they bring a new source of light; with an urgency that can only be described as “punk”.
Daniel Romano, (writer, producer, performer, engineer, mixer, mastering engineer, artist) of the group “Ancient Shapes” is also known for his rock and roll and sometimes folk and sometimes country and western act that wears his birth moniker. Romano has been a highly prolific and independent force in today’s ungarbaged musical and lyrical output for the last 15 years. He is reluctantly awarded and renowned. Some say genius others say trash-boy.
Ancient shapes, now supporting their  sophomore long player “silent rave” are shifting the language of punk. “Silent Rave” is a collection of raw, lucid poems, exploring various crevasses of love, the natural world, and also more love. Romano shrieks with immediacy (as he never has in his other endeavours) over the bubble gum power pop landscape he creates for these recordings. 
Punks and the punk-less together find common ground in these electric folk-tales of smeared foliage. See them live to understand. Listen to the record and fill in the gaps in your creative brain. You’re good at it!
Critics like it. People like it too.
Disclaimer: (some don’t)
“Silent Rave” by Ancient Shapes is available world wide on October 5th 2018 from You’ve Changed Records.
Here’s to another century of ice.

GBP8.00
Wed 24th October 2018 8:30 pm (8:00 pm DOORS)

 

when touring with Idles, frontman Joe Talbot praised them with sincere admiration;
“The band that went on before us, BAMBARA, are one of the best bands we’ve seen in fucking ages,” he said. “We’re humbled to go on after a band like that.” 

 

Shadow on Everything, the third LP by Bambara and their first forWharf Cat Records, represents a decisive step forward for the NYC-via-Georgia trio. Frontman Reid Bateh, drummer Blaze Bateh, and bassist William Brookshire have always been adept students of noise rock and post-punk, mining the work of bands like Swans and The Birthday Party to construct what NPR called their "beautifully dynamic nightmares." Now, they've transcended their early influences to produce a Western Gothic concept album that sounds as big as the desert sky looming over its characters' lives.
As with all previous Bambara releases, the musical center of Shadow on Everything is its impossibly tight rhythm section. Blaze's frenzied yet metronomic drumming and William's prominent bass lines have plenty of personality on their own, but they also provide a perfect canvas for Reid's wild guitar squalls and howled vocals. While Reid's lyrics have always been a critical part of Bambara's songs, his voice is pushed to the front of the mix on Shadow, placing his damaged characters and seedy locales at center stage. A stridently experimental record, Shadow features everything from violin to cornet arrangements, and is meticulously interspersed with outre? ambient noise loops distilled down from hours of manipulated vocal collages that the band sifts through to find the perfect textures.
The production by Andy Chugg (Pop. 1280, Pill) is crisp and clear, giving life to the band's decision to foreground the vocals, but it splashes enough darkness on the songs to help them retain their pitch- black atmosphere. By far Bambara's most ambitious album, Shadow On Everything shows a band operating at absolute peak creativity and execution.
Bambara's pummeling and unpredictable live set has made them one of New York City's most sought after acts - having impressed noise-pop auteur Angus Andrew to the extent that he asked Reid and Blaze to join Liars as members on 2017's worldwide tour. Additionally, Bambara has toured the US and Europe extensively alongside the likes of LiarsMetzGirl BandAPTBSAlgiers and more.

GBP6.00
Sat 10th November 2018 9:00 pm (9:00 pm DOORS)
GBP3.00
Sat 24th November 2018 8:30 pm (8:00 pm DOORS)

Praise  for  Yama  Warashi:  “This  is  dream  pop  from  another  realm  entirely”–  THE  SKINNY

“Liltingly  folky  and  malevolently  unhinged”–  LOUD  AND  QUIET

 

Yama  Warashi,  meaning  small  child  like  mountain  spirit,  are  a  Bristol  based  art  rock  ensemble  fronted  by  Zun  Zun  Egui’s  Yoshino  Shigihara.    Inspired  by  Japanese  folk  dance,  free  jazz,  tribal  African  music  and  heavily  saturated  in  psychedelia.    Lyrically  outlandish  and  charming,  melodically  addictive  and  mythical.  In  the  first  two  years  of  forming  the  group  have  released  an  EP  and  a  long  player  titled  ͚Moon  Egg͛on  Stolen  Body  Recordings  which  have  picked  up  support  from  BBC  Introducing,  the  British  Underground,  Radio  3’s  Late  Junction  and  BBC6  Music.    Their  music  included  on  Wire  Magazines  give  away,  heavily  discussed  on  the  blogosphere  including  The  Skinny  and  Loud  Quite.    Live  performances  include  Latitude  Festival,  Green  Man  and  support  slots  with  the  likes  of  Flamingods,  This  is  the  Kit  and  Dakha  Brakha.  In  2017  Yama  Warashi  were  awarded  the  PRS  Foundation  Fund  in  order  to  record  their  second  album  with  Ali  Chant(PJ  Harvey,  M.Ward,  Perfume  Genius)  at  Toybox  Studios.    The  new  record  due  for  release  in  2018  will  be  toured  extensively  through  out  Europe.

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