Sunday, 16 November 2014

Autumn Tour 2014

We will be on tour over the next few weeks, travelling to some old favourite venues and new ones all over the UK. Here are all the dates:

19 November 14 - Upstairs at The Castle
Diana Collier, Roshi and the Marbles Jackson
£5 / 8.00pm
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20 November 14 - Church of Sound at Rosy Lee's tearoom
Nottingham. 8pm
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22 November 14 - Cardiff Library
Cardiff, Wales

23 November 14 - Spit & Sawdust
Unit B, Rhymney River Bridge Road,
Cardiff, Wales. 5pm start
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27 November 14 - Blue Rinse
Newcastle, Bar Loco. 8pm
With Legion of Swine
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29 November 14 - Gappy Tooth
The Wheat Sheaf, Oxford
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30 November 14 - Power Lunches
London - Muh He Con
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5 December 14 - St Pauls Church,
With Fuzzy Lights
Doors at 8pm. Tickets £5 adv / £7 on the door.
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6 December 14 - Weird Garden, Decimal Place
With Muh He Con and Arma Agharta

18 December 14 - Guests on Library of Aethers radio show

19 December 14 - Colchester Arts Centre
Goodiepal,The Dyr Sister, Daniel Merril, Harpoon Group.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Poznan to Riga

This was my second time in Poznan this year, except on this occasion cold winds weren't sweeping through the streets and the sun shone on the art nouveau facades. The venue for the show was Troche Kultury, a widely used space for experimental music. Bachorze ( ) was the other act on the bill, a local improv-trio who played an exciting mixture of prepared guitar, droning synth and baritone sax. Their blend of sounds tended more towards the harsher end of drone, with the synth underpinning frequent squalls from the sax or guitar, and occasionally rising higher in the mix, bubbling away with melodic series of bleeps.


Poznan City Centre

Art Nouveau Ghetto (above / below)

Following the advice of the Tourist Info office I went on a solo walking tour of a district that contained many art nouveau facades, that was away from the city center. Situated across the railway lines, this region of Poznan has not been cleaned and polished in the same way as the center. Unfortunately, my camera battery died half way through this jaunt, but I did manage to capture a couple of nice examples.

This was the last date of the trip, a twenty hour bus ride back to Riga loomed, broken only by an hour stop off at Vilnius bus station. Fortunately, the Globe bookshop in Prague had furnished me with some excellent reading material making the journey smoother.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Berlin into Autumn

The first Berlin show was a pretty miserable experience for me, being in a crowded bar with a huge amount of talking, it felt a pointless exercise and I left on a down note. Fortunately, the next day was spent exploring the Byzantine art in the Bode Museum. The next show made up for the previous night's, it was in Donau115, a gallery / bar in Kreuzberg which had recently installed Yoni Hong's Plastic Jungle piece. In support were the the delightful talents of Naomi Jean ( Noami's Bandcamp ) who led the audience in two improvised percussion and vocal pieces, as well as playing several of her own songs. 

Gallery / Venue Donau 115.

Naomi Jean

Plastic Jungle by Yoni Hong

Monday, 6 October 2014

Some time inbetween: Czech Republic

When in the city of Kafka, what else is there to do.

Cheap trip at less than 2 Euros.