Goldenvoice Presents Mild Orange
Mild Orange are heading their way to East London\'s Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen for one show on 23 May. Tickets go on sale at 10am Friday 22 February. Following the global success of their debut album Foreplay, today Mild Orange announced their 2019 European Tour, set to start in May and travel through 19 cities. The Foreplay live tour will include a stop at the critically acclaimed All Points East Festival, where Mild Orange will make their festival debut and play the same day as The Strokes. This marks the first time the young quartet will bring their powerful live show to Europe, having sold out two previous tours in New Zealand.
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, London, United Kingdomhttps://afterdark.co/events/london/ hoxton-square-bar--kitchen/goldenvoice-presents-mild-orange Goldenvoice Presents Mi...
EYOE Present: Still Corners At MOTH Club
Still Corners perform at MOTH Club on Tuesday 28 May. Tickets are on sale now.
Moth Club, London, United Kingdomhttps://afterdark.co/events/london/ moth-club/eyoe-present-still-corners-at-moth-club Eyoe Present: Still Cor...
Brenley MacEachern and Lisa MacIsaac are two multi-instrumentalists who have been seamlessly crossing genres with their flawless harmonies and heart wrenching songwriting for nearly 2 decades. The duo met in Toronto in 1999, only to find out that their fathers sat next to each other in high school, nearly 2000 kms away. That longstanding history has been what ties the duos harmonies as tight as only family can sing With the storytelling of folk, the rhythms of Americana and the clever hooks of pop, Madison Violet is sure to win over any audience with their unbridled musical connection and their exciting live show. Madison Violet have released 8 albums, including one live recording. They have toured extensively across Canada, the UK Europe, Australia and the United States..
Acapela, Cardiff, United Kingdomhttps://afterdark.co/events/cardiff/ acapela/madison-violet-ab6 Madison Violet
Soul In Motion Bank Holiday Special - Sun May 26th
On 26th May, The Pickle Factory joins with Soul In Motion for a Bank Holiday Sunday Drum & Bass special. Residents Bailey & Need For Mirrors & Guests, all of whom will be revealed over the coming weeks. SIM Residents: Bailey and Need For Mirrors + Guests : Doc Scott (90 min set) . Mark System (90 min set) . Dogger & Mindstate (90 min set) . Fluidity 9PM-5AM Pre-Sale tickets on sale now via Resident Advisor >> www.residentadvisor.net/events/1234616 FREE ENTRY WITH RSVP BEFORE 10PM FOR THE FIRST 50 PEOPLE THROUGH LIMITED TICKETS OTD AFTER THAT LAST ENTRY AT 4AM RSVP AT www.soulinmotionldn.com/rsvpsun3/ THE PICKLE FACTORY 13-14 THE OVAL, LONDON, E2 9DT
The Pickle Factory, London, United Kingdomhttps://afterdark.co/events/london/ the-pickle-factory/soul-in-motion-bank-holiday-special---sun-may-26th Soul In Motion Bank Hol...
Transmission - Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
Transmission, the ultimate Joy Division tribute play the classic Unknown Pleasures album in it\'s beautiful entirety on Saturday 25th May at Bar 42 Worthing,, along with an extra set of other Joy Division classics. Also included is an 80s Alternative Dark Disco. Tickets via ENTS 24. Link https://www.ents24.com/worthing-events/fortytwo/transmission-the-sound-of-joy-division/1073913635
Bar 42, Brighton, United Kingdomhttps://afterdark.co/events/brighton/ bar-42/transmission---joy-division---unknown-pleasures Transmission - Joy Divi...
Doomsquad - The Victoria, London
Even this far into the 21st century, the recent social media furore surrounding US congresswoman and free-style dancer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez illustrated that the spectacle of someone dancing without compunction can still ruffle the right (and alt-right) feathers. In which case, all hail the third album from Torontos ardent, art-dance sibling trio DOOMSQUAD. Due for release on Bella Union on May 10th, Let Yourself Be Seen is the most assertive, ambitious, groove-sodden declaration of intent yet from Trevor, Jaclyn and Allie Blumas: the sound of dance floor believers and thinkers firing on all personal and political fronts, at a time when we need it most. Even if DOOMSQUAD never lacked the courage of their convictions, Let Yourself Be Seen ups the stakes. On 2016s Total Time, the trio issued invitations to free your mind, body and spirit over dirty bass-lines and hypnotic disco jams. And yet, their reliance on unspoken sibling intuition left them fearing that much of its message and meaning had gone unheard. Thus, the trio took a more forthright approach for their third album, aiming to crystallise what DOOMSQUAD is and what it means to us. What we always knew but put at the forefront of this record is that DOOMSQUAD is a project of protest, catharsis and emotional and spiritual reconnection through music and, especially, through dance-music culture. Its about activating the body on the most fundamental level, into states of change, release and reunion. Richly steeped in the influences of acid house, West African disco, spiritual jazz, NYC no-wave and new-age ambient music, Let Yourself Be Seen hums with a sense of vigorous, invigorating purpose. After the overture of Spandrel, General Hum sends out a buoyant new-wave rallying cry for maximised engagement just when the world seems intent on stifling it. Is there a place for spirit anymore? it asks. Kicking in with a percussive bustle that all but defies you to try and stand still, Aimless answers in the affirmative. Elsewhere on the album, DOOMSQUADs own dynamic thematic engagement alights on subjects ranging from formative influences to modern societal struggles and eco-crises. Let It Go grapples with the challenges of social change at 140BPM, climaxing with a scalding guitar solo to match the heat of its questioning thrust. The mellifluous Emma reflects on early-20th-century anarchist and activist Emma Goldman; Dorians Closet, meanwhile, honours New York drag queen Dorian Corey. Let Yourself Be Seen was fuelled by the inspiration of outsider artists and thinkers before us, say the band. Through these songs, we get to glorify some of our heroes. DOOMSQUADS intent to carry their heroes messages of empowerment, release and spiritual self-determination to new audiences peaks on the title-track, where the albums disparate parts build to a disco inferno with a call to Let yourself be seen! "The Last Two Palm Trees in LA" offers an empathetic take on a similar theme, based on the acceptance of ageing, before "Weather Patterns" steers a reflection on unity in the face of global crisis to a buffeting crescendo with a thrilling urgency. The result is an album for fraught political times, charged by the impetus to bring music back to the body. Close-to-home influences on that score include Tanya Tagaq and Peaches, both of whom DOOMSQUAD have toured with; further afield, Peter Gabriel, Diamanda Gals, Genesis P-Orridge and Underworld numbered among inspirations. Meanwhile, as the trios creative process took them from a lakeside cabin to a studio in Toronto, they benefited from the input of kindred spirits such as Ejji Smith, whose virtuoso guitar-shredding propels Let It Go. Israeli jazz composer Itamar Erez adds watery synths to Emma, while a key studio collaborator was producer/artist Sandro Perri, whose credits include Barzin. As for the future, DOOMSQUAD will soon take Let Yourself Be Seen to the live stage, an environment in which their convictions blaze with exhilarating life. The dancefloor is our temple - the idea of the dancefloor as a utopian/protest space is the exact belief we carry with us. As much as we love making records, we love performing. The music we make is meant to be heard on a large sound-system. As performers, we are fuelled by the need to be in a live atmosphere. And thrive in the live atmosphere they will, dates slated both in the US for SXSW and also a run of dates in Europe in May. And if that need inspires others to voice their shared beliefs, such is DOOMSQUADs hope. People change, ideas grow, the band say. And entropy is all around us. The fear that lies in the hearts of the elite patriarchy will soon die off, and the rest of us will be working together to repair whats broken. And that is worth every bit of positive energy. An album that honours its forebears by reaching towards a future worth fighting for, worth dancing for, Let Yourself Be Seen has positive energy in bright, sparking, forward-thinking abundance. Get tickets: Ticketweb - https://bit.ly/2StpERX Dice - https://bit.ly/2E8TjHc
The Victoria Ldn, London, United Kingdomhttps://afterdark.co/events/london/ the-victoria-ldn/doomsquad---the-victoria-london Doomsquad - The Victori...
Ex Hex Live At Exchange
EX HEX When Ex Hex exploded onto the scene with their unfettered brand of rock and riffage, the power trio for our generation had finally arrived. Made up of Mary Timony (guitar, vocals), Betsy Wright (bass, vocals), and Laura Harris (drums), the groups 2014 debut Rips was a gleaming collection of tightly wound gems and near-constant touring throughout 2015 and 2016 established the band as a force to be reckoned with: an audacious three-piece distilling rock music to its essence with formidable skills and a reputation for frenzied and unabashedly fun live shows. On Its Real, the groups forthcoming second album, Ex Hexs commitment to larger-than-life riffs and unforgettable hooks remains intact, but the garage-y, post-punk approach that defined Rips has grown in scale and ambition. What started as a reaction to the blown-out aesthetic of Rips would test the sonic limits of the power trio and lead the band on a quest for a more immersive and three-dimensional sound. Vocal harmonies are layered ten tracks deep, solos shimmer and modulate atop heaving power chords, and the codas linger and stretch toward new frontiers of sound. On first listen, you might think youve unearthed a long-lost LP carved from the space where crunch-minded art rock and glitter-covered hard rock converge, an event horizon at the intersection of towering choruses and swaggering guitars. Produced by Jonah Takagi (who also produced Rips), Its Real was a more collaborative effort than its predecessor. Mary and Betsy could be found writing late into the night, leaning on Takagi to tighten up arrangements. Egos were surrendered in service to the music: Nothing was sacred or precious, and there was a relentless devotion to both songcraft and exploration. Dozens of guitar amps sat mic-ed in the next room, and the group experimented at a frenzied pace parsing countless combinations of instruments, pedals, and amps. They even dusted off Marys old Rockman, a small headphone amp designed by Boston guitarist Tom Scholz in 1982. Mary recounts, Its only about the size of a Walkman and takes eight AA batteries, but it sounds massive. We read that parts of [Def Leppards] Hysteria were tracked through it, and when we finally plugged it in, it blew our minds! Ex Hex were already one of Americas best guitar bandsbut on Its Real, their musical savvy has thrillingly combined with anything-goes curiosity, studio experimentation, and a dedication to refinement, resulting in an album thats ready to be played at maximum volume MONDAY 27 MAY EXCHANGE 72 73 Old Market, Bristol, BS2 0EJ Doors 7:00pm Ages 14+ (under 18s to be accompanied by an adult) Advance tickets available from: www.alttickets.com www.gigantic.com www.bristolticketshop.co.uk
The Exchange, Bristol, United Kingdomhttps://afterdark.co/events/bristol/ the-exchange/ex-hex-live-at-exchange Ex Hex Live At Exchange...
Lasso: Lagrime Di San Pietro
Lasso Lagrime di San Pietro (The Tears of St Peter) Los Angeles Master Chorale Grant Gershon conductor Peter Sellars director Jim F. Ingalls lighting designer Danielle Domingue Sumi costume designer Peter Sellars directs a haunting dramatization of Orlando di Lassos Tears of St Peter: renaissance madrigals of sorrow and remorse, given a contemporary setting of quietly shattering power. The deadliest arrows that pierced his heart were the eyes of the Lord, when they fixed on him How does any human come to terms with betraying a loved one or with their own flawed nature? Peter Sellars takes these themes and Lassos heart-breaking music imagining the suffering of St Peter as the starting point for a theatrical meditation grounded in our own shared contemporary experience. And if youve seen any of his collaborations with Simon Rattle and the LSO, youll know exactly how revelatory this could be.
Barbican Centre, London, United Kingdomhttps://afterdark.co/events/london/ barbican-centre/lasso-lagrime-di-san-pietro-e7b Lasso: Lagrime Di San P...
Hotplate 'single Launch' + Special Guests (The Sunflower Lounge)
HEY HONEY presents: Hotplate (Single launch party) Formed from the ashes of HANKKS, Hotplate have an energetic and unpredictable live show you wont want to miss. Singles \'Scratches\' and \'Dizziness\' received extensive airplay from BBC Introducing and Brum radio. Influences include The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Fall and Joy Division. Support comes from: Wood And Nails Handwaxx Death by Stampede 18+ Doors 7.30pm 7 adv tickets here:
The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham, United Kingdomhttps://afterdark.co/events/birmingham/ the-sunflower-lounge/hotplate-single-launch--special-guests-the-sunflower-lounge Hotplate 'single Launch...
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