|Sat Mar 08 @15:00 - 11:00PM|
Crater Lake Festival alldayer
A rare performance from these 3 faux shadowy figures, as nobody else is foolish enough to book them. Set your expectations to minus.
The solo project of Lucy Johnson, winner of Radio Free Midwich’s “I’d never heard of you 10 minutes ago but now desperately need your whole back catalogue” New-to-RFM Award, delivering creeping, slow and considered noise grit.
“Brighton’s Johannah Henderson and Duncan Harrison produce work in spheres of musical, performance and visual practice, translating single concepts into structures of events and systems where liminal stages between composition, improvisation and chance can be explored and presented as tangible, realised works.” - Supernormal
“A long-time purveyor of quality tapes and audio curiosities, Robin Dickinson has been cleverly snapped up by the very good Exotic Pylon records and it’s a good thing too. ‘The Long Rain’ might be the most complete vision he’s come up with to date, as he blends a sensitive ear for decomposing drones (think an atonal William Basinski) with a keen understanding of music concrete and noise [...] A stunning piece of music, one for fans of Geoff Mullen, PAN or Kevin Drumm – seriously, don’t sleep” - Boomkat
Foldhead, Yorkshire’s finest monger of overdriven abrasive electronic squelch teams up with Brighton’s Hobo Sonn, renowned for his highly detailed and engaging concrete soundscapes.
Dumbo pairing of ex-Hullensian purveyor of the finest in freaked out audio goop Luke Poot (Lovely Honkey, Very Rich Lexicon) and Manchester avant-garde guitarist Dave Birchall.
Bang the Bore organiser, Hunting Lodge bassist, Boduf Songs band member and tape label veteran under his recently retired littlecreature moniker (to ignore his forays into indie, hardcore, terrifyingly creepy doom, improvisation etc. etc.) Clive has covered an insane range of underground music while never sounding like anybody but himself, and always with a unique physicality.
Filthy Turd & Yol
Début mangled meeting of minds between 2 of the UK undergrounds most brilliantly stark performers. Sure to captivate, amuse and unnerve in equal measure.
Brittle / Fettle
Andy Jarvis, veteran of the Stoke-On-Trent experimental scene and now mostly seen in his outstanding horror cabaret duo Vile Plumage with Filthy Pig Wyngarde, combines power amulets with Kieron Piercy of the lovely bands Spoils & Relics and Castrato Attack Group.
The Subs began around the start of the 90s as a project conceived entirely on the Amiga 500 borrowed from Neil Davies in order to reflect Loo Loo’s combined love of electro pop (a la The Army of Lovers) obscure Japanese anime, the film music of John Carpenter, Bootsy Collins and Death Metal [...] Now joined on “Voice, bass, synth, trumpet, hair, logistics and costumes” by Mikarla Jarvis, Subs create beautifully simple and charming pure synth pop that you will never forget.
Aka Matt Loveridge of Team Brick and Beak> fame. This guy is a musical genius making intense and incredibly creative compositions. Everytime we’ve seen him play live he’s had a different set up and approaches the performance in a totally unique fashion building up tons of loops, drones, and interesting noise. We heard a rumour that this show might involve some saz rock outs but who knows what to expect. – Tor Music Press
The two sides of this plastic grooved abomination highlight Lobster Priest’s different aspects, each side bulging with third eye nutrition. Where Lobster Priest have always reliably delivered the goods in the form of the purest grown Anatolian psychedelic dronerock, the addition of artist and keyboard player Cara France has broadened/weirdened their sound [...] They’re not so much tripped out as they are ragged and a little bit fire damaged, at the odd crossroads of expanded pupils exhilaration and closed eye wrecked. Lobster Priest’s huge guitar workout tracks are more than just the produce of stoners, more than just a retread of past glorious trails. – Radio Free Midwich
Between sets Aimmar Cair will be playing songs and sounds to delight the ear.
|Sun Mar 09 @20:00 - 11:00PM|
EQUAL FEST #4
EQUAL fest is a DIY benefit festival for women’s rights groups and the bands are playing for free or traveling expenses. EQUAL fest supports and wishes to encourage woman’s involvement in DIY punk / hardcore and political music scene and would like to inspire more females to get involved. That’s why all the bands that are playing have at least one non male gender member. EQUAL fest supports gender, racial, social, generational, cultural etc. equality and opposes any forms of oppression, inequality and discrimination.
22:25 RUIDOSA INMUNDICIA
21:20 r a f f l e
20:45 RADIO PARTIZAN
20:00 WARD XVI
19:20 NU POGODI
The traditional hangover Sunday in Leeds for Equal Fest
|Mon Mar 10 @20:30 - 11:00PM|
SPROGGITS: A night of new work, improvised music and jazz from young improvisers and composers based in Leeds
Tori Freestone – Saxophones
Tim Giles – Drums
Dave Manington – Double Bass
Saxophonist Tori Freestone has made a name for herself in a number of bands, turning several critics’ heads as co-leader of Compassionate Dictatorship and contributing significantly to the groups of Ivo Neame, Rory Simmons (Fringe Magnetic) and Andy Sheppard, amongst others. Recently signed to the prestigious Whirlwind Recordings label, with her own trio Freestone is in her element, with plenty of room to explore both the melodic and rhythmic possibilities afforded her by such a pared down, and notably chord-less set-up.
Her “robust tenor work” (Jazzwise) is well suited to both the standards and originals in the group’s repertoire, and the sense of balance between the three musicians is highly impressive. Giles and Manington play off each other wonderfully, as well as playfully responding to Freestone’s melodies, and while nothing overly dominates each member is given space that is theirs to fill (or not) as best fits the moment. It’s a subtle but winning combination and Freestone directs it with great confidence.
“Tori Freestone has a warm and open tone, her playing is melodic and innovative. Exploring the full range of the saxophone, Freestone effortlessly switches between fiery and haunting melodies.” - AllAboutJazz
“a combination of her drive and that rare ability of seeming to speak through the instrument and control every syllable…beautifully balanced, inventive and quietly complex delivery” – LondonJazzNews
|Wed Mar 12 @18:30 - |
Make Do and Mend
Informal Make Do and Mend group in the bar area.
|Fri Mar 14 @20:00 - 11:00PM|
Bare Plume No.7 w/ JOOKLO DUO (Italy), GELBA (Italy), DAVE JACKSON, ELIZABETH
Bare Plume club night returns to Wharf Chambers with its winning mix of live bands, DJs, vegan food and cocktails indulging senses on a shoestring. This time with performances from
PLUS DJs, Food and Cocktails from 8 til late. £5 in.
|Sat Mar 15 @16:00 - 11:00PM|
Cops and Robbers 15th Birthday Alldayer
Cops and Robbers is now in it's fifteenth year! Pretty good for a publication run off pure love, staples and benefit gigs. We're celebrating with a day of music from some of our favourite DIY groupings...
Doors at 4pm
|Sun Mar 16 @11:00 - 06:00PM|
Footprint zine fair
The Leeds Zine Fair is a celebration of zines, self publishing, radical politics and DIY culture. There is masses going on with stalls, workshops, a Zine in a Day, have-a-go letterpress printing and more!
The Leeds Zine Fair is being organised by Footprint - Leeds' zine-happy radical printing co-operative and hosted by Wharf Chambers - Leeds' city centre DIY gig venue that’s also a co-operative.
In conjunction with Yorkshire Zine Weekend
|Mon Mar 17 @20:00 - 11:00PM|
AARON MOORE & COURTIS // more TBC
AARON MOORE & COURTIS
|Tue Mar 18 @18:30 - |
No Borders Film Night
|Wed Mar 19 @18:30 - |
Make Do and Mend
Informal Make Do and Mend group in the bar area.