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 UPCOMING EVENTS

Sun Aug 30 @19:30 -
SABBRA KEBABRA// ASHTRAY NAVIGATIONS// FLOWER/CAMPBELL DUO //WAR LASS PLUS AFTERPARTY

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MYSTICAL SLIPPER PRESENTS...
A special Sunday Bank Holiday Birthday Gig on August 30th. An evening of Psych and Sabbath plus after party with djs playing glam, garage, 70's rock, psych & oddities till 2am 

 

SABBRA KEBABRA
HAIL Leeds as the Ultimate Black Sabbath tribute Sabbra Kebabra return for one more FINAL show ...miss this & weep.

 

ASHTRAY NAVIGATIONS
Blissed out cosmic noise from Leeds DIY psychedelic underground. As featured on the latest cover WIRE Magazine and name checked in Henry Rollin's top picks of 2013. Not that they need an introduction. 
Duo jams featuring Phil Todd and Melanie O' Dubhslaine. Expect mutant psychedelic guitar boogie drifting over waves of cosmic synth.
Latest release A Shimmering Replica LP plus bonus CD out now.

 

FLOWER/ CAMPBELL
Mick Flower and Neil Campbell duo return. Featuring founding members of Vibracathedral Orchestra. Raga drone guitar jams from Mick, synchronised & illuminated by electronic freakout experimenter Neil Campbell (Astral Social Club). Expect a multitude of euphoric affirmations. 
Too many connections between the pair to mention but historical collaborations include Vibracathedral Orchestra, Prick Decay, The A Band, Smell & Quim, Sunroof!, Richard Youngs,Chris Corsano, Sunburned Hand Of The Man, Spectre Folk, MV&EE, Magik Markers, Jandek and many more. 

 

WAR LASS
Solo stompin' project from analogue synth building mastermind Daniel Skevington.



Tue Sep 01 @18:00 -
Members Meeting

Come and hear the latest Wharf Chambers news and have a say in how your club is run. Free drink for all attendees.



Thu Sep 03 @18:00 -
Caffe Queero meets AK MoB from Berlin

This month we are hosting AK MoB, a group of political activists from Berlin who are caffeakmobactive around issues of ableism, gender and disability, the crip movement, accessibility. They also co-organise the 'Disability and Mad Pride Parade' in Berlin. And they want to meet us!
Come and have a drink and a chat!

 

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Fri Sep 04 @19:30 - 11:00PM
Bruising || Jasper House || Dirty Girl || Milk Crimes

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CHUD Records present...

Bruising
A band that should be no stranger to Leeds. After meeting and bonding over a Perfect Pussy t-shirt one night out, Bruising burst onto the scene with their dream soaked track 'Honey' last year. Since then they have appeared on Beech Coma's stellar compilation series, contributed 2 tracks to Art is Hard's 'Family Portrait II' and opened for virtually everyone that kicks ass.

With support from:

 

Jasper House
These Leeds based boys are guaranteed to get you moving with their groove filled brand of garage-rock.

 

DIRTYGIRL

York's newest Riot Grrrl onslaught performing for the second time ever!

 

Milk Crimes

Writing the best pop-punk in Leeds and taking out the worst bands in Coventry 

 

£5 otd



Fri Sep 04 @22:00 -
Rainbow Road VII

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everything/nothing eclectic living room dance party vibes. DJs playing stuff like John Maus / Kelela / Kanye West / Talking Heads / Sonic Youth / Grimes / Arthur Russell / Danny Brown / The Fall / Tei Shi / Parquet Courts / St Vincent / Lil B / Rashad / Chromatics / Japandroids / Frankie Knuckles / Shamir / Thee Oh Sees / Wu Tang / Sky Ferreira / Shangaan Electro / Speedy Oritz / Kendrick Lamar / Cocteau Twins / Charli XCX / Pulp / John Wizards / Drake / Biggie / Orange Juice / Beat Happening / Dean Blunt / Rae Sremmurd / Wild Beasts / etc etc etc



Sat Sep 05 @19:30 - 11:00PM
The Sine Waves/Los Pecadores/Monster Killed By Laser/Dadrock
Owlbot presents a night of instrumental rock featuring:thesinewaves

THE SINE WAVES

Space-surf scientists from Hastings invading Leeds for the first time with their Man or Astro-Man?-inspired high energy sci-fi instrumentals. Don't miss this!

LOS PECADORES

Local masked thugs dish out their absurdist slop of breakneck surf-thrash like if Dick Dale was riding that ridiculous guitar rig in the new Mad Max film. You'll want seconds.

MONSTER KILLED BY LASER

Leeds' long-reigning horror-prog kings bust out some windswept Goblin-meets-Mars Volta soundtrack metal for you to do the claw to.

DADROCK

Two fifths of Dog Eggs carve out some jagged repeato grooves on guitar and drums. Fans of Oxes/TFT should investigate.

 

£5 waged/£4 unwaged

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Sun Sep 06 @12:00 - 04:00PM
Table Top Sale

LIKE CAR BOOTS – DON'T HAVE A CAR?tabletopsale

NEED NEW TAT – AND TO GET RID OF YOUR OLD TAT?

LIKE SOLE – DISLIKE THE GOVERNMENT?

LIKE GIVING MONEY – ALSO NEED TO MAKE MONEY?

We have the PERFECT event for you – a table top sale at Wharf fundraising for Sole's citizenship fund!


Buy a half-table pitch for £5, which goes to Sole's fund, then do what you like with the money you make selling your stuff!


We all have things we don't need – books, clothes, bits and bobs that fit our aesthetics five years ago but would now work much better in someone else's hands. This is a great opportunity to clear the decks of your home and pick up some sparkly new* (relatively) things at the same time!
Or, if you want to be involved but have somehow made it to adulthood without accumulating loads of things you no longer want (congrats btw) you are more than welcome to pop in and just buy things, this event is flexible like that. Also, for those of you who like eating things, there will be food!


For those of you who don't know, Sole is a seriously awesome fixture in Leeds' queer community – she is warm, loving and hilarious, and because she was not born in the UK she is not eligible for benefits. BOO! In order to become eligible, and to generally be more secure living the city that has been her home for years now, she must pay over £1000 for citizenship, which as I'm sure you can imagine is not money she has lying around. We want to help her reach this goal, and we would love for you to come along and contribute what you can in exchange for fabulous items!


If you would like a pitch, please comment on the Facebook Event.


If you want more info about Sole's fund or want to help but can't come along she has a fundraising page you can check out here.



Sun Sep 06 @20:00 -
Quarterbacks // Milk Crimes // Cop Graveyard

QUARTERBACKS (new paltz, NY, USA)6thsept
twee pop from poughkeepsie/new paltz/new york, flying solo as "quarterboy"
ffo: tiger trap/beat happening/radiator hospital


COP GRAVEYARD (leeds)
wimpy and jangly queer pop 
ffo: johnny foreigner, king of cats, the front bottoms


MILK CRIMES (leeds)
fresh faced leeds queer guitar popsters
ffo: trust fund/martha/members that are all cute


///more tbc///


£ : 3-5

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Mon Sep 07 @19:30 - 10:30PM
Fictions of Every Kind: Worlds

"I really wonder what gives us the right to attack this poor planet of ours." - Kurt Vonnegut

Welcome to Fictions of Every Kind: Worlds, a celebration of all things planetary, and a chance for us to consider our position in the universe. (Never let it be said that Fictions is shy to ask the big questions.) Or, alternatively, you can avail yourself of the cheap bar at Wharf Chambers and listen to everybody else's ideas about life, the universe, and everything. 

Our invited speakers at Worlds will be:

JACEY BEDFORD is a British writer of science fiction and fantasy novels and short stories who lives behind a desk in an old stone house, high on Yorkshire's Pennine Hills, with her songwriter husband and a GermanShepherd called Eska. (That's a dog not an actual shepherd from Germany because that would be too surreal.) Her debut book, Empire of Dust, was recently published by DAW as part of a three book deal. The sequel, Crossways, follows in August 2015. The first pair are space operas in the grand tradition. Her third book, Winterwood, a magic pirate fantasy with a cross-dressing captain, a jealous ghost and a sexy wolf shapechanger, is due in February 2016. She's been a librarian, a postmistress, a rag doll maker and a full-time folk singer, but now she pushes words around for a living. She's one of the organisers of the annual Milford SF Writers' Conference in the UK, a peer-to-peer workshopping and discussion week for published writers. She blogs and inhabits facebook and twitter, all of which can be accessed via her website at www.jaceybedford.co.uk. 

MARTIN CORNWELL lives in London. From 2006 to 2010 he co-edited the No Quarter, a satirical news website. He now contributes to Quadrapheme, an online literary magazine, and writes fiction. His short stories have been published by Writers Billboard and Every Day Fiction, among others, and his upcoming debut novel is called The Seers.

+ Music (to be confirmed!) 

+ Writers' open mic, at which true stories, flash fiction, short fiction, poetry, and excerpts of larger work will be welcome. Please keep your contribution at 5 minutes or under.

As ever, this is all at the ridiculous, honestly, I don't know how we do it, bargainous price of £3. 

This event is supported by the Leeds Inspired grants scheme. 



Wed Sep 09 @19:30 - 09:00PM
Film: The Watermelon Woman

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Leeds Queer Film Festival has a special one off screening of a queer classic as part of this years Scalarama film festival