Kevin Morby
Aug
22
4:30 PM16:30

Kevin Morby

Kevin Morby joins us at our new venue this August. His fourth album, City Music works as a counterpart to Morby’s acclaimed 2016 release Singing Saw, an autobiographical set that reflected the solitude and landscape in which it was recorded...

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Saw was imagined as “an old bookshelf with a young Bob and Joni staring back at me, blank and timeless. They live here, in this left side of my brain, smoking cigarettes and playing acoustic guitars while lying on an unmade bed.”

And now follows City Music, the yang to its yin, the heads to its tails. It is a collection crafted using the other side of its creator’s brain, the jumping off point perhaps best once again encapsulated by an image. “Here, Lou Reed and Patti Smith stare out at the listener,” explains Morby. “Stretched out on a living room floor they are somewhere in mid-70s Manhattan, also smoking cigarettes.” It finds Morby exploring similar themes of solitude, but this time framed by a window of an uptown apartment that looks down upon an international urban landscape “exposed like a giant bleeding wound.”

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MNDSGN, LAPALUX, CID RIM & KAI WHISTON
Sep
22
to Sep 23

MNDSGN, LAPALUX, CID RIM & KAI WHISTON

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Some of the worlds best beat makers in East London’s brand new music and arts venue...

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Talented LA beatmaker MNDSGN returns to London for a showcase of spectacular beats alongside Lapalux and CID RIM for one of the first shows at Dalston’s brand new 2,500 capacity space, Hackney Arts Centre!

Ringo Ancheta AKA Mndsgn is an anomaly among hip-hop producers – not raised in the suburbs on a steady diet of video games and hip-hop, but in the forest like a beast. His parents were granted political asylum in the U.S. and settled in rural New Jersey, where Ancheta was raised on the outskirts of a commune without electricity. Inspired by a Nas lyric and with a nod to his father’s work in neuroscience he began beat-making as Mndsgn and moved to Los Angeles.

Joining MNDSGN will be Brainfeeder artist Stuart Howard AKA Lapalux who has made a name for himself by combining dark, twisted and sometimes wonky R&B beats with his natural talent for creating deep textural masterpieces.

Also, Austria’s most exciting producer, mixer and collaborator Cid Rim will be heading up the stage at Hackney Arts Centre. He breaks all the rules by bringing a patina of otherworldly musicianship to his progressive electronic hip hop. His otherworldly talent for electronic arrangements coming from a background of Free Jazz makes his music unmistakingly recognisable.

After having it’s doors closed for over 30 years, the founders of Shoreditch’s groundbreaking venue Village Underground are giving the former Savoy cinema a brand new lease of life. We’re super excited to be a part of Hackney Art Centre’s transformation by putting on some of the most groundbreaking names in hip-hop today and beyond!

“...laser-like concentration on groove and gorgeous textural flutterings” - The Wire on MNDSGN

“The Barry White of electronica.” – Errol Anderson, The Independent on Lapalux

“CID RIM’s beatmaking is sheer class, achieving a live organic sound with jazz breaks” - Mix Mag

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21:00-02:00

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Rival Consoles
Oct
2
7:30 PM19:30

Rival Consoles

Rival Consoles is the moniker of South London composer and electronic musician Ryan West...

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An accomplished sound designer with a reputation for both thoughtful and flawless electronica, Ryan West has turned synth music on its head, composing ideas on piano, violin and guitar before feeding them into sound waves and pulses.

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19:30-22:30

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EYOE Presents: Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks
Oct
24
7:30 PM19:30

EYOE Presents: Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks

Portland, OR’s Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks have just released their new single, ‘Middle America’ – the first new music to surface from the group since 2014…

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On ‘Middle America’, Malkmus’s wry wordplay and sunny twang create an ode to underdogs everywhere, with bittersweet words of encouragement for the ramshackle character on their receiving end. Only SM & the Jicks can craft this kind of brightly low-key anthem, a perfect three-minute-thirty-second country-speckled gem about life’s questions big (the inevitable passage of time; aging) and small (getting shitfaced; blushing the color of Robitussin).

Tickets on sale Wednesday, March 28th at 9am,

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19:30-23:00

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Jane Weaver ‘Loops in the Secret Society’
Nov
6
7:00 PM19:00

Jane Weaver ‘Loops in the Secret Society’

TICKETS ON SALE 9AM 25TH MAY.

Long established pop composer, sound sculptress, soundtracker and singer, Jane Weaver, presents an evening of unique atmospheric audio/visual segments performing solo variations of songs from her critically acclaimed albums 'The Silver Globe' and 'Modern Kosmology’.

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An unshakable figure in the U.K’s experimental pop music landscape for over 3 decades, with eight full length albums to her name, Jane's self-propelled career has in recent years reached a critical zenith with unanimous praise spanning various multi-disciplinary fields, on a multitude of new global pastures. 

Named after a standout track on her latest Modern Kosmology album, Loops In The Secret Society, as Jane's first solo tour in over five years, sees her continue to channel new depths of cosmic energy with a fragile web of melodic codes, vocal treatments, cyclic cinematic motifs and expanding drum drones via her assemblage of custom-built vinyl discs, unlikely instrumentation, tape loops and zoetropic imagery.

The Loops In The Secret Society tour, reveals another dimension to Jane Weaver's ever expanding oeuvre, further reinstating the artist as one of Europe's most inspiring, inceptive and independent female performers and one of the truly vital architects of progressive pop music and creative songwriting of this generation.
 

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19:00-23:00
 

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Fatoumata Diawara
Nov
20
7:00 PM19:00

Fatoumata Diawara

To London via Mali, the Ivory Coast and France...

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Boldly experimental yet respectful of her roots, it’s a record that defines her as the voice of young African womanhood – proud of her heritage but with a vision that looks confidently to the future and a message that is universal.

Her spectacular 2011 debut album Fatou made the Malian singer and guitarist the most talked about new African artist on the planet. FENFO (which translates as “something to Say”’) dramatically fulfils that promise on a set of vivid and original new compositions that draw on the rich experiences she has enjoyed since.

“I’ve had so many different musical adventures since the last album, touring and working with so many other musicians and I think you can hear how all of that feeds into this record,” she says. “This is my time and I’m sharing my soul.”

Those she has worked with include some of the biggest names in contemporary music. She recorded with Bobby Womack and Herbie Hancock; played Glastonbury and other major festivals; and toured with the Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca. She assembled a West African super-group featuring Amadou and Mariam, Oumou Sangaré and Toumani Diabaté to record a song calling for peace in her troubled homeland; and climbed aboard Damon Albarn’s star-studded Africa Express, which culminated in her sharing a stage with Sir Paul McCartney.

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19:00-23:00

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Sunflower Bean
Nov
22
7:00 PM19:00

Sunflower Bean


Blue, as Julia Cumming of Brooklyn’s Sunflower Bean points out, is something of a “loaded color.” The word is of course often synonymous with sadness—certainly blues music isn’t known for its laughs. But it's also the "emotional color" of the band's upcoming, sparkling second album, Twentytwo in Blue. “We definitely don’t want it to come across as a sad record,” explains Cumming. “Blue is kind of hopeful, and we wanted to explore that color with this record.” The new record by vocalist and bassist Cumming, drummer Jacob Faber and guitarist and vocalist Nick Kivlen is many things: rousing, romantic, topical, empathetic and insightful. But defeatist it’s not.

All three band members will in fact be 22 when Twentytwo in Blue is released in March of 2018, almost two years and two months after Sunflower Bean’s hazy, charming debut LP, Human Ceremony. They were two momentous years in which the trio toured the world several times over and grew in accomplishment, discovering a newly confident voice they bring to the second album, one that doesn’t shy away from the political changes and cultural shifts that have left America and the world stupefied. “This has been such an unbelievable time,” says Kivlen. “I can’t imagine any artist of our ilk making a record and not have it be seen through the lens of the political climate of 2016 and 2017."

 

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Pulled Apart By Horses
May
4
7:30 PM19:30

Pulled Apart By Horses

Fluffer records are back with a huge UK based Pit Party…

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Pulled Apart by Horses the UK’s most explosive live band will headline the 360 degree takeover at the Hackney Arts Centre in Dalston on Fri May 4th. With support from the hottest new bands: Husky Loops, Baba Naga and Girls In Synthesis. Expect a night like no other. 

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19:30-23:00

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Everything is Recorded in Residence
Feb
15
to Feb 16

Everything is Recorded in Residence

With a major site-specific installation across two floors, XL Records founder Richard Russell’s project, Everything is Recorded, was in residence 14th-17th February, performing their debut show on Thursday 15th featuring SamphaIbeyiWarren EllisInfinite and more. Toby Ziegler hosted a free exhibition of new video works made in collaboration with Everything is Recorded. 

Photos by Wyatt Dixon

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