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 UPCOMING EVENTS

Wed Mar 04 @19:00 -
Free film screening and vegan buffet: "Forks Over Knives"

"Forks over Knives" is a 96 minute film mainly about the effect of nutrition on health. A free vegan buffet with be served including some raw vegan dishes

 

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Fri Mar 06 @22:00 -
Loft

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SCIENTIFIC DREAMZ OF U [Creme Organization - NTS Radio - Tabernacle] London based Physicist researching into nanotechnology and dense networks of interacting nanomagnets which have the potential to mimic the human brain. Data transmissions from the occult frontiers of ur mind.

HEDGE MAZE (LIVE) [Lobster Theremin] Self-aware algorhythm 'Hedge Maze' invites U on a search for the answers within.

LEE KONITZ [Big Doint]

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Free before 10:30 / £3 After



Sat Mar 07 @15:00 -
Crater Lake Festival

Evil Moisture

Andy Bolus (Evil Moisture), whom one fan said he "almost preferred ...to Joseph Roemer", has worked since the early 90s in such fields as circuit bending (almost before this term really existed) and self-taught electronics allowing fabrication of basic synth building blocks, chaotic circuits, unusual ways of 'synchronizing' non-rhythmic sounds, alongside a use of magnetic tape (early evil moisture material was entirely edited by splicing tape) and electronics to produce a kind of low-fi musique concrete which would've no doubt been rejected by Ircams engineers as "technical fault, unlistenable", but it would've been rejected by Wattie of The Exploited as "fuckin shit" too, so whatever.. Recently he has been working more directly with tape 'live cutup', using multiple reel to reels, modified tape echos, and home made tapeloop delays, using as source material basic sounds such as oscillators, function generators ring modulated sounds, and home made microphone circuits such as ultrasonic (bat) detectors. 

 

Rudolf Eb.er

Rudolf Eb.er’s rites and artefacts are portals to the traumatic expanses and abysses of human existence. Regarded as psychopomp or art-brut shamanist, his trail of work leads deep down to - and through - the nethermost regions of the human psyche.

Rudolf Eb.er’s research de-occults the psychic body through psycho-physical tests and trainings. He employs and combines abreactive and cleansing actionism with sonic rituals, psychoactive acoustics and close-up fieldrecordings of nature and decay, generating audio-environments into which he plants grotesque psycho-magic rituals and tantric exercises that trigger a nondual, higher awareness.

Rudolf Eb.er aka Runzelstirn & Gurgelstøck founded the Schimpfluch extreme and outsider artist collective in Zürich in 1987. Schimpfluch exponents are highly regarded for their unique and obscure aural and visual work; their confrontational, physically demanding performances and shock treatments remove the boundaries of the body and open up accesses to the collective unconscious.

Rudolf Eb.er lives and works in Japan. His appearance here is made possible by Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council.

 

Culver

Long running solo project of Newcastle based artist Lee Stokoe. In addition to playing bass for Skullflower he runs the firmly tape only DIY label Matching Head releasing the best in under the radar experimental sounds from the UK and beyond. His work as Culver often consists of dense and ominous drones, always executed with great skill and care.

 

Stephen Cornford

Stephen Cornford's current artistic practice stems from an abiding fascination with consumer audio electronics: how these devices that we are sold to consume music increasingly frame our engagement with the auditory world at large. Reconfiguring these media from the inside, re-imagining their functionality, defying their obsolescence and searching for their intrinsic poetry become strategies with which to challenge normative use, social conformity and the myth of technological progress.

 

Charles Dexter Ward

Solo project of Newcastle resident Jerome Smith. He impressed everyone at Tusk festival last year opening the Saturday with a beautifully executed set of Heldon-esque prog workouts laden with pulsating synth swells and very effective guitar lines. 

 

Dylan Nyoukis & Kieron Piercy

Duo set between Brighton based tape/voice mangling veteran Dylan Nyoukis of Prick Decay, Blood Stereo, and head honcho of the Chocolate Monk label and Colour Out Of Space Festival and Kieron Piercy of experimental trio Spoils & Relics, who have performed internationally and had releases on labels such as Harbinger Sound, Porta and Second Sleep.

 

Dale Cornish

Born, raised and current of London (south).
No Bra (2004–6): co-wrote unexpected hit Munchausen.
Terse humour and observations/worldly interests further 
evident with work of ecstatic noise trio Baraclough (2006–), 
releasing début album Hello Animal (2009) and subsequent 
cassette-only releases. Current focus is on solo and 
collaborative works and performances.

 

Kay Hill

Project of Nottingham resident Benjamin Hallatt, exploring minimal yet highly disciplined and detailed analogue textures. Tape music so fragile and delicate it feels like it could fall apart any second but instead ventures constantly into fascinating new terrain. His Summit Tapes release on Strange Rules last year was a highlight release of 2014 for me. Shades of artists like Chop Shop and Small Cruel Party peak through at times but he is a singular new voice.

 

Stuart Chalmers

Bristol based cassette tape manipulator and electronics improviser. Once active with the Oxford and Cheltenham Improvisers collectives. 
“The world his music describes is fully formed and the listener’s experience of it is immersive and ego-dissolving but carefully placed ticks – a filter echo, a moment of dictaphonic skwee – bring you back to the surface by foregrounding its artificiality. It’s like a South Sea Islands version of Philip K. Dick’s Time out of Joint. Imagine walking on the golden beach, admiring the dancing palms, looking out over the glassy ocean to the setting sun only for it all to suddenly disappear and be replaced with a featureless white room and a scrap of paper at your feet with the words ‘tropical paradise’ typed on it. As with all the very best stuff: the more I listen to it, the more I want to listen to it.” – Radio Free Midwich

 

Yol & Posset

Hullensian scrape and shout man Yol joins forces with Newcastle based dictaphone gurgler Joe Murray AKA Posset. 


Mel O’ Dubshlaine

In a ten year musical career Melanie Delaney (a.k.a. O’Dubhshlaine) has performed and composed music based in the noise, improvised, experimental and psychedelic rock genres.
Her solo work takes the form of two projects; Melanie O’Dubhshlaine concentrates on electronic composition, whilst Ocelocelot is centred in the noise genre. Her background in visual arts leads her to introduce visual elements into her performances. An overriding theme of her work is using unusual instrumentation to extend human expressive capabilities and give voice to previously unheard sounds.
She has collaborated with other artists including Neil Campbell, Ashtray Navigations, Part Wild Horses Mane On Both Sides, Bridget Hayden, Uton, John Moloney (Sunburned Hand of the Man) and MV & EE.
As a member of Ashtray Navigations she has appeared at All Tomorrow’s Parties (Nightmare Before Christmas, curated by Thurston Moore), Music Lover’s Field Companion in Gateshead, Incubate in Tilburg, Netherlands, Swn Festival in Cardiff and Sotto Voce at Cafe Oto, London, also touring the UK, Europe and USA.

 

Entry is £5.

 

This event is supported by Arts Council England



Sun Mar 08 @19:30 -
Campfires & Orchards & Tall Talker & Piles of Clothes

Campfires single launch! campfiresandorchards

Featuring:

Campfires. 
Leeds Math Pop band, about to release their first single with their new line up. 

Orchards
Really sick Brighton Math pop band! Have a listen to their EP on bandcamp. 

 

Tall Talker

Brand new instrumental Leeds Math rock trio from LCoM, playing their first Leeds date. Not to be missed.

 

Piles Of Clothes

Everyone's favourite Andy Crowder as Piles of clothes, 
playing acoustic folk math stuff. incredible guy.

 

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Mon Mar 09 @20:00 - 11:00PM
Sproggits

Drawing Hands + Declan Forde + Harry Orme Duo

Beautiful/Not-so-beautiful music

£3-10



Tue Mar 10 @19:30 - 11:00PM
Red City Radio (USA)

Red City Radio

 

+ More TBC



Fri Mar 13
Gig

More TBC



Sat Mar 14 @20:00 - 11:00PM
STAR FEST 2015

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STARFEST 2015 A DIY party with all profits going towards Leeds Student Action for Refugees

STAR and Leeds UML are teaming up with The Green Exchange to put together a night featuring music, food and arts to help raise money for STAR Leeds. They're are a charitable organisation that focus on providing support for asylum seekers and refugees. We're hoping to help sustain their activities such as their English conversation classes and the STAR Bike Project. Come and show your support and take part in an evening that'll see live acts and DJs take to the stage, eat sustainably-sourced food and enjoy art too!

MUSIC: KALYAN HAYDAR BANANA HILL DJs LEEDS UML DJs + MORE TBA FOOD BY FOODCYCLE ARTS

£5

 



Sun Mar 15 @18:30 - 08:30PM
Greenpeace film night: 'Black Ice'

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Black Ice - the story of the Arctic 30

When the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise set sail to protest the first ever oil drilling in the Arctic Ocean, none of the people on board could have known what was coming.

Seized at gunpoint by Russian special forces, the ‘Arctic 30’ were thrust into headlines all over the world, facing up to 15 years in prison and finding themselves at the centre of a bitter international dispute.

A similar protest the previous year at the same oil platform had seen the Greenpeace activists walk away untouched. This time, the events that unfolded sent shockwaves across the world.

With the eyes of the world upon them, Russia charged the crew, from 18 different countries, with piracy and hooliganism in the most ruthless response from a national government against an NGO in a quarter of a century.

Their imprisonment, which saw worldwide media cast the Arctic 30 in the same mould as political prisoners like Pussy Riot and Mikhail Khodorkovsky, lasted months. However, their resolve to try and stop oil drilling in the Arctic was never broken.

Complete with never-before-seen footage and behind-the-scenes access, ‘Black Ice’ tells the story of the Arctic 30 from the moment they set sail to protest at the controversial Prirazlomnaya oil platform, to their arrest, imprisonment… and what happened next.



Thu Mar 19 @19:00 - 11:00PM
The Stromatolites + DJ Mike Kelly

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The Stromatolites live with DJ Mike Kelly Roadshow for Macmillan Caner Research

We've put together a band made up of people who work in Leeds for  to play a charity gig in aid of MacMillan Cancer and Plan International. Last year we did a similar event in memory of our friend and colleague Paul Murphy which raised money for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.

We're called The Stromatolites (definition: ancient rock fossils...)

There will also be music before and after by DJ Mike Kelly.

Tickets £5