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sonicl 09.21.2006 10:41 AM

London gig guide
17-Nov-06 - The Front Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall - evening
Lol Coxhill

Lol Coxhill is a complete one-off - his "unmistakeable soprano saxophone has consistently tapped into the sound of suprise with good humour and an admirable lack of pretension" BBC Jazz Review One of the eccentric treasures of European impro.

17-Nov-06 - The Front Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall - late
Marc Ribot's Ceramic Dog

Seriously loud, genre-defying free jazz, heavy punk, post-electronica spanning the extremes of musical expression from the South Bank’s London jazz Festival artist in residence. "Marc Ribot's new power trio, filled out by the remarkable versatile rhythm team of bassist Shahzad Ismaily and drummer Ches Smith, is his rawest band in ages." Time Out.

18-Nov-06 - The Front Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall - late
Marc Ribot + guests

The culmination of workshops held throughout the London Jazz Festival, bringing Marc Ribot together with members of the London Sinfonietta, his Ceramic Dog trio and a group of young musicians. The group presents an exploration of the territory that exists between the differing musical languages of the classically-trained and the improvisational musician.

porkmarras 09.22.2006 01:51 AM

Section 25 Live in London for the 1st time in 19 years
They were one of the first Factory bands and their first single was produced by Ian Curtis from Joy Division...
They still rock and they play the Underworld in Camden on Sat. 11th November. More info on

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Scaledown - Six disparate acts - Friday 22nd Sept (Free)
Featuring live performances from (in vaguely alphabetical order):

Don Tempi - With his unpredictable friend Porta-Toni, Scaledown welcomes reclusive 8-bit pop maestro Don Tempi, who shall be performing excerpts from his current work in progress entitled 'Music For Adverts'.

Isnaj Dui - Causing much interest on the experimental electronica circuit, Isnaj Dui conjures a unique blend of acoustic instruments and electronically manipulated effects. Concert and bass flutes are used alongside effects and looping devices.

Joe Williamson - Joe makes a welcome return to Scaledown following his debut with The Distractions in March. Mr Williamson, a renowned bassist in the improv and free jazz scene, performs a solo acoustic set for us this month

Nim - Nicely experimental yet strangely catchy electronic music all the way from Gothenburg in Sweden. Nim is briefly visiting London so we are pleased that he is able to perform at Scaledown.

Sweetie - The occasional solo project of Leisur hive singer and writer, Daniel Knowler, manipulating tapes and sounds to create dark and haunting textures.

Tom Griffiths - The mainstay of Screamer On The Hill treats us a solo rendition of his songs. A truly unique songwriter, equally at home with folk, country or blues.

Friday 22nd September - 7pm

The King & Queen
1 Foley Street, London, W1W 6DL

Cost: Free

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Thursday 12 October 2006: 19:00-23:00

The Flea-Pit
49 Columbia Road
E2 - 7RG

020 7033 9986

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new art on the Far Wall CLIVE
new art on the stair well LONDON CYCLING COURIERS

>> bar floor
open keyboard PIANO NIGHT

>> basement


>> basement
The fourth Openned poetry night


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CLIVE opening night

>> basement
http://www.redzeroradio.nethttp://www.uglyfunk.com 01 OCT 06
8.00-8.30 ANDREW BAILEYSTAND UP "an endearing yet deeply disconcerting performance artist whose dislocated sense of fun seems to come from a different planet"-william cook gaurdian guide8-10 WELCOME TO WORMWORLD open mic poetry>> basementFUMAR: TOPLESS

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open keyboard PIANO NIGHT

_____TUESDAY 17 OCTnew art in the libraryTHANIA PETERSEN - Lambs To The SlaughterAn Exhibition dealing with the Misunderstood Ritual ofReligious Sacrifice and the issues surrounding itthrough a photographic documentation of Eid-Ul-Adah.

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November 2006

24th Nov-10th Dec
Mental Abuse (Part 1...)
City Hall
Greater London Authority
City Hall, The Queen's Walk,
More London, London SE1 2AA

December 2006

24th Nov-10th Dec
Mental Abuse (Part 1...)
City Hall
Greater London Authority
City Hall, The Queen's Walk,
More London, London SE1 2AA

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**7PM - 1AM**

PATHAAN and his label GLOBETRONICA starts a series of parties called CITY HIPPY in collaboration with 93 Feet East.
On the night special live guest appearances by SONIK GURUS and BOMBAY DUB ORCHESTRA bringing the aural delights of their innovative sound.
Hosting the Pink Bar on the night is STYLE VISION who will be winding down after their 2 day Insight India 06 Round Table on Indian Design and Consumer Trends. Supplying the soundtrack they have DJ sets from BBC Radio 1s NIHAL and BISHI. This will be a very special gig with SONIK GURUS doing their exceptional live set, the DJs on the night bringing their box of cosmopolitan musical gems and BOMBAY DUB ORCHESTRA having just released their debut album on Six Degrees Records to acclaimed reviews.
Following a number 1 spot on leading hip LA station KCRW Bombay Dub Orchestras magical mix of India and electronica comes alive as they perform a DJ remix set with live tablas and keyboards. Expect a sound clash of East meets West.
So come on you Boho's, city slackers and global freaks come and get hip to what London does best and experience a cosmopolitan blend of beats, grooves and people.

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7PM - 1AM

Come out come out wherever you are 'cause Hyperballad is back..!
ELECTRONICAT, the world's favourite western-electronic composer of the 21st century is leaving his Frisco Bay in Berlin with Miss Le Bomb to play some of their new unreleased material and some old favs. THE LIQUOR STORE will support them with their visceral sound and super cool performance and PEOPLE ARE GERMS, east London's latest favorite girl duo, will be spinning their records and your minds with their twisted music taste.
Still not sure if it's worth leaving the pub a bit earlier? I bet it is! You don't want to miss Antisocial heroes YRMUM YADAD mashing up anything you can't imagine to dance your pain away. And we are so happy to welcome back JONNY WOO to host the night and UNITED VISUAL ARTISTS to make you forget your flirt's last chat-up line with their stunning live visuals!
Pirate) + TEENS OF THAILAND (DJs inc. Prancehall - Vice) + Boom Boom Boom + v. special guests)
7PM - 1AM

Sick of Nature launch a brand spanking new monthly rave-up at 93 Feet East. DJs play fucking great DANCING music
including: spaz-dance/electro/rave/nu-disco/dancehall/anti-spunk/booty-core.
Three great live acts for the first month. Headlining we have Twisted Charm, who kick off their UK (and Paris) tour to celebrate forthcoming single Boring Lifestyles.
Break-neck speed drums layered with post-punk melodies and jerk-inducing sax playing. Almost X-Ray Spex-ish but actually a wholly unique sound, they are leading the fight against the legions of tiresome "post-punk" / "indie-pop"
bands around at the moment. Also playing live we have the magnificent Ebony Bones. Think ESG meets The Slits and then some. With Rat Scabies of the The Damned on drums and her on bass, this is a live show like no other you will have seen before, combining amazing outfits and a loyal following of frenzied fans. Opening we have the much-hyped (and deservedly so) Hadouken!. A completely unique grime/electro/indie sound that perfectly sums up what is going on right NOW. This is their first big london show- come down and check 'em out before your saddo mates innit. Teens of Thailand host the Pink Bar for the night.


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The Spitz:
Fri 22 Sep
WACK NIGHT OUT feat. The Fontanas
A night of live music and disc spinning with bad ass roller-boogie, positively groovy hip-hop, Latino loveliness, jump-up ska and bootlegs. Brap brap brap!
£5 before 10pm, £8 after

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The Spitz:
Thu 19 Oct
VEK (Mike Adcock, Håkon Høgemo, Karl Seglem & Nils Okland) + Clive Bell & Dave Ross
Vek is a Norwegian dialect word meaning a short musical phrase. Vek now also refers to a remarkable four-piece group comprising three Norwegians and one Englishman: all have a background in combining the influence of traditional music with more contemporary approaches to improvisation and composition. Håkon Høgemo and Nils Økland are unquestionably two of Norway’s finest exponents of the Hardanger fiddle and between them have probably done more than anybody to push the frontiers of what is musically possible with the instrument. Not content to keep within the confines of the tradition, Nils Økland is widely acclaimed as a renewer of traditional folk music, adept at building bridges between classical and contemporary music. He is a consummate fiddle composer and accomplished improviser with many recordings and international appearances to his credit. Karl Seglem is one of Norway’s foremost saxophonists as well as being one of the country’s only serious exponents of the traditional instrument known as bukkehorn or goat-horn, releasing several albums under his own name and with others. The music of Vek includes traditional material, original compositions and improvisation. At times it is hauntingly spatial, finely honed and minimalistic, whilst in other pieces the players produce a densely layered web of sound, with melodies, counter-melodies and rhythmic phrases all interweaving, creating music with its own powerful beauty.
£8 - Get Tickets

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whitechapel gallery

Fri 22 September, 7pm
Wired Women of Whitechapel

late night fridays - adventures in music



Feat. Piney Gir + Anat Ben David + London Review of Breakfast DJs plus short films and suprises. Expect more splashes of kaleidoscopic multimedia electronics from the electric paintbox of Chicks On Speed member and WW founder Anat as well as Piney's warm, fuzzy toytronic take on country.

A girl-centric surge of electricity - The Guardian

Organised by Wired Women of Whitechapel.

Click here for the full line up

£5/4 concessions, Whitechapel Members and 2+ tickets in advance
Advanced bookings strongly recommended

It's been over a year since the meteoric Wired Women of Spitalfields Festival (itself the climax of the Spitz’s monthly Wired Women night) hit Old Spitalfields Market in spectacular style, consuming it in a cloud of bagpuss installations, live music, radical cheerleading and tombolas. Now the well loved night returns, this time at a new home at the Whitechapel.

Curated by Anat Ben David (Chicks on Speed) and Piney Gir, Wired Women was conceived to create a platform for women to do the unusual, to create a home for the bits that don't fit into the cookie cutter. It was also created to redress the balance made by the film Modulations‚ which purported to be a definitive history of electronic music but omitted the efforts of women.

2006 sees Wired Women evolve to include pioneering women not only working within electronics, but also in other art forms. There’ ll still be the obligatory girls wielding Moogs and Theremins but WW will also promote the work of artists creating exciting things within motion graphics, music video, experimental animation, live art and other forms of music.

Full line up
Piney and the Bluegrass Two
For her new album Hold Yer Horses Piney’s hung up her keytar in exchange for an accordion and put together a collection of rootin, tootin‚ country tunes. Yup, this is real country music, filled with heartbreaking tales of cheating boys, dusty road trips, and of course, D.I.V.O.R.C.E. ‘It’s old fashioned country music with a big city edge’ says Piney. ‘The songs are heartfelt and sincere and you can hear a sense of fun in them. And the ones that aren’t slow would fill the dance floor at your local honky tonk!

KTB (Katy Bennett) has been writing songs about elephants, vegetarianism and unrequited love since the age of 12. A previous finalist of the BBC Young Folk Awards, she released her debut All Calm In Dreamland‚ in 2002. Her second critically acclaimed album Bluebird‚ produced by her brother Joe from the band Goldrush is a beautiful, heart wrenching eleven and a half songs dealing with universal emotions of love, loss, despair, friendship and hope. It has been described as ‘Sophisticated mix of folk, jazz, pop and rustica with intelligent lyrics’ by The Independent and ‘Strikingly original’ by Uncut. Katy sings and plays guitar and piano in a country/jazz/folk/oddball pop style, her sparse arrangements are subtly augmented by guitars, bongos, cello, violin and the occasional bass and drum kit.

Synth Workshop
The Whitechapel space houses an interactive Synth Workshop kindly organised and facilitated by Sound Control.

Anat Ben David
Expect more splashes of kaleidoscopic multimedia electronics from the electric paintbox of Chicks On Speed member and WW founder Anat Ben David. Her performance will be a combination of music and video art with some songs taken from the forthcoming album plus new video material. Watch out for some onstage collaborations with Candace Close and DJ Jet.

Ninki V
One-woman-band Ninki V makes space age noises with theremin, keytar, Casio keyboards and toy instruments. She cites her influences to be supermarket shopping, bus journeys, charity shops, ebay, Casio presets, crazy effects pedals, aeroplanes, fairy lights and lava lamps. Sometimes she duets with a theremin playing skeleton marionette or shoots cap guns at the crowd.

Plus DJ sets by the LRB and Token Girl

Short Films

The Pixelettes
The Pixelettes are a loose collective of female music video directors and animators showing together here for the first. Alongside showcasing work by established artists, The Pixelettes are also providing a vital platform for the work of nascent talent. Work shown will include a mixture of new and existing pieces as well as some made especially for WWOW.

Carolina Melis (Nexus Productions)
Carolina recently directed the music video The Happy Sea, Colleen (Leaf,
UK). In the past year her films have been shown at national and international venues and festivals including the National Film Theatre, Edinburgh International Film Festival and Onedotzero. Carolina is also known internationally for her illustration work, which has been featured in
Design and fashion contexts as well as gallery spaces.

Kinga Burza (Partizan Films)
Whilst studying at university, Kinga made a spec music video for Will
Oldham, which caught the eye of Sydney musician Jack Ladder, for whom she started making promos. This attracted further work in Sydney for the likes
of Dappled Cities Fly and Red Riders, and in 2006 Kinga decided to move to
London. Since being in the UK, Kinga has shot videos for amongst others
M.Craft on 679 Recordings and Selfish C*nt.

Jasmin Jodry
Jasmin graduated this year from the RCA she has created installations and recently co-directed a music video for Audio Addiction. She is currentlyn working on an animated short film, Time Patrol. She has worked for some of the top post-houses and design companies in LA, New York and Europe and is now based in London.

Amy Engles
Amy worked in Japan for two years, whilst there she taught herself the software to make short films and animations using her home computer. Back in London she entered an MTV competition to make a music video for one of The knifes‚ tracks of their 2005 Deep Cuts album. She won that with her video to 'Rock Classics' and was commissioned to make a short film for the band to promote their album Silent Shout, featured in the July issue of Special Ten magazine. Since then she has made a video for prog rock band, Chrome Hoof and is entering the radar festival with her video for Coco Electrik.

Kate Rogers
Kate has worked in experimental moving image doing projections for live shows, sleeve design and music videos for a number of years. Her slant towards dance music is illustrated in the piece she will show, ŒHeavy Mellow‚ was commissioned as a music video for Chris Coco.

Maria Eilersen
Also known as a member of Revl9n, Maria‚s other outlets include video work for Swedish artist Frida Hyvonen (music video for 'The Modern'). Maria has also directed a short-documentary about Danish artist Per Kirkeby. She has studied film and has done short films and directed Revl9n's first video for
'Walking Machine'. Maria is based in Stockholm, Sweden.

Aleksandra Domanovic
Alexandra is a new director and recently finished a video for Warp records,
'Jamie Lidell - 'New Me'. Her work concentrates on the everyday and gives it a unique edge with her considered execution.

This space will be given over to display paintings by Nerys Davies a portrait painter who amongst others has created paintings and drawings for the National Theatre and Mute Records.

Pookie 09.22.2006 04:34 AM

Maximinimalists II: The Brits.

Works by Andrew Poppy, Gavin Bryars, Howard Skempton, Graham Fitkin, John Tavener, Michael Nyman.

London Queen Elizabeth Hall, 11 October 7:30pm.

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Tuesday 26 September
Barden's Boudoir, 38-44 Stoke Newington Road, N16 7XJ
8pm / £5
Having slayed The Luminaire - and no doubt the length and breadth of England - Mobile, Alabama's renegade sons XBXRX return for a second London date before a trip across the Irish Sea. Their kamikaze live shows mate balloon drop dance frenzy, post-hardcore guitar onslaught, articulate experimentation and intense, cathartic vocals to create a relentlessly modern, political rock music that is as chilling as it is invigorating - check out their awesome records for GSL, 5RC, Narnack, Deleted Art and Polyvinyl if more evidence is needed. The current line-up is led by Chris and Steve Touchton (aka Vice Cooler and Snowsuit*) along with the legendary Weasel Walter and Ed Rodriguez (both of Flying Luttenbachers fame) on drums and bass respectively

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Friday 13 & Saturday 14 October
The Hippodrome, Leicester Square, WC2H 7JH
7pm - 2am / £14 per day, £23 both days /

Click here for more information

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Wednesday 18 October
Barden's Boudoir, 38-44 Stoke Newington Road, N16 7XJ
8pm / £5 /
Alongside Afrirampo, Oshiri Penpenz have pretty much exploded the Osakan underground scene with riot / performance blurring shows that combine self-immolating violence, buckets of puke on the floor of Tower Records and the kind of re-wired garage blues not heard since the house rehearsals for Trout Mask Replica snuffed a deep huff of Detroit amphetamine skronk. The Penpenz engage in a wild, high-energy guitar, drum and vocal jam of raggedy riffs, ingeniously sloppy No Wave percussion and the most insanely drooling vocal howls this side of Harry Pussy. This is seriously not to be missed! |

Arrington De Dionyso is probably best known for his work fronting Olympia's infectious swamp-stomp trio Old Time Relijun. But Arrington is also a distinctive solo musician in his own right, performing with bass clarinet, jew's harp and his own voice, with its unique multiphonic tone, inspired by Tuvan throatsinging and the ecclesiastics of Albert Ayler. Pushing the envelopse between musicality and pure energy, between shamanic ecstacy and lunacy, he enwraps rooms with resonant sound. Arrington's debut solo LP 'Breath of Fire' is available now on K Records, and comes highly recommended. |
Breath of Fire

A trio hailing from Glasgow's irrepresible art school scene, Park Attack consists of the insidious vocal scrawl and groaning guitar drone of Rob Churm, the synthesised yelp of Jamie Grier, and the instinctively shambolic, yet biting drums, of Lorna Gilfedder. Their sound's a frantic mix of stomp rock, slop punk and no wave stylings - think Magik Markers with blips and beeps and maybe you're somewhere close. Following a debut EP in 2005 for Optimo's OSCARR label, their debut full-length 'Half Past Human' is out now on Textile Records. | |
Tongue 'n' Groove

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Tuesday 7 November
The Luminaire, 311 High Road, Kilburn, NW6 7JR
8pm / £6 /


Nalle are a Glasgow-based three piece featuring Hanna Tuulikki (vocals, kantele, flutes), Aby Vulliamy (viola) and Chris Hladowski (bouzouki, clarinet), who also moonlight as members of their hometown's jazz-folk big band Scatter. The Nalle sound is one blissed out, expansive drone, comparable to Tuulikki's Finnish compatriots Lau Nau or Islaja, but with a distinctly Anglo-Scottish twist. Nalle is like a children's toy - indeed the word is Finnish for teddy bear - a transition object between us and the world. Fused with magic, the haunting songs and sprawling melodies speak of our relationship with the sun, the mountains, and the ravens. Nalle's first full-length 'By Chance Upon Waking' is out now on Pickled Egg Records, and was hailed as "a masterclass in drone" by no less a source than Plan B. | | THE ONE ENSEMBLE
The One Ensemble is now, in fact, four in number. Once the solo domain of Volcano The Bear's Daniel Padden, the Ensemble has recently expanded to include Peter Nicholson on cello, along with Chris and Aby of Nalle on bouzouki and viola once again. Fusing Eastern European traditions, classical chamber music, mystical minimalism and free jazz into a heady brew, the Ensemble's music is otherworldly, magical and unmistakably beautiful. Check out their numerous releases for Catsup Plate, Textile and many more, if further proof is required. |
Farewell You Porcupine

Aum Sahib are a London-based collective - sometimes they are 2 people, sometimes they are 10 - who shroud themselves in a peculiar air of mystery. As the name suggests, they are heavily influenced by Arabian melodies, but meld this with a Western approach to improv, producing hypnotic loops of bass, electronic tabla, shruti box, flutes, pipes, sampled noise, spokenword and vocal drones.

Iron's Oath

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