Power Lunches Arts Cafe

446 Kingsland Road

Hackney, E8 4AE

Tel: 0207 998 1997

Shows

03.10.2014

VESTED INTEREST

Vested Interest presents...
AUXES (Hamburg, Germany)
https://auxes.bandcamp.com/
Blistering post-hardcore from ex-members of Milemarker and Challenger.
KIND EYES (Margate, UK)
https://kindeyes.bandcamp.com/
Chuggy two-piece from Margate that bring to mind the likes of US Maple and Polvo. 
COP (London, UK)
http://copmusic.bandcamp.com/
Raucous London trio channeling Nation of Ulysses and Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower.

Friday 3 October
Power Lunches, E8 4AE
Doors 7:30pm
£5 entry

http://www.wehaveavestedinterest.com/

04.10.2014

Bleep presents:

SpacesRadioactive ManTengui, Bleep DJs

Spaces, the Bleep record label's first new and unheard artist, launches his debut EP 'One'. Support comes from ex-Colony resident Tengui as he gears towards his debut album on Broken20, Bleep DJs represent the label, and a very, very special guest needing no introduction: Keith Tenniswood AKA Radioactive Man.

Tickets are £5 on the door; strictly first come, first served.

05.10.2014

STATIC SHOCK //MATINEE

STATIC SHOCK GIG VOL #62

VIOLENT REACTION
The UK's finest, back in London for the first time in a little bit. Originally conceived and executed as a one-man project by Tom Pimlott on the banks of the Mersey River in Liverpool, England, Violent Reaction recorded a demo in 2011, an EP in 2012 and an LP for Painkiller Records in 2013 which made the year-end top 10 lists of multiple Rev staffers. Recently Tom relocated to Leeds and assembled a full band are the world's premier band that brings straight edge hardcore played with plenty of punk enthusiasm with Oi! and street punk influences mixed in. 2014 finds the band touring stateside with their brother band The Flex as well as recording a debut LP for Revelation Records, the first ever for a non-North American band for the label.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Violent-Reaction/177017079042937?fref=ts

CARDIAC ARREST
Lifers from St Louis, USA. Cardiac Arrest have been playing fast and pissed hardcore, reminiscent of early Boston bands like NEGATIVE FX or the F.U's. for over a decade now, Releases on Grave Mistake, Way Back When and No Way Records. First ever UK show!
https://cardiacarreststl.bandcamp.com/

+ 1 TBC

Sunday October 5th
Power Lunches
446 Kingland Road
Dalston, London 
E8 4AE

£6
MATINEE SHOW! 2:00 - 4:30 PM

Thanks to Power Lunches for opening up in the daytime especially to allow this show to go ahead, please support them to make sure we can continue to make more of these happen!

05.10.2014

NMR #39 - SLUM OF LEGS

//SLUM OF LEGS
Brighton. As part of their whirlwind tour making a rare appearance in the big smoke
http://riotsnotdiets.bandcamp.com/album/slum-of-legs-demo

//AS ONDAS
tri-lingual no-wave-surf n turf.
http://asondas.bandcamp.com/


///MAJORETTES
Garage punk, melodic maelstrom
http://majorettes.bandcamp.com/


£5 - £3unwaged
all money made goes to bands

08.10.2014

Young Son

Young Son

Amber Leaves

My Favourite Andy

 

Come along for some original live music of the highest calibre from sub-harmonic jumbly-wumbly prettyfolk duo My Favourite Andy, pan-generic acid jazz house innovators  Amber Leaves, and of course, bringing you up to speed with your jingly-jangly minor key prentio-pop,  Young Son.

11.10.2014

OXJAM DALSTON

Oxjam Daslton Takeover 2014. 11th & 12th October. Various venues throughout Dalston. 6 venues. Over 40 artists. 1 wristband.
The Oxjam Dalston Takeover is a 2 day music festival, across multiple venues in Dalston. 
"A vibrant celebration featuring over 40 artists, carefully hand picked to create one wonderful musical tapestry around Dalston. All in aid of Oxfam. Local Music. Global Impact."

15.10.2014

model village

Get yourself down the old Power Lunches (now that it's been in the NME, or something) for an evening of eclectic pop thrills.

£5 on the door, order TBD

MODEL VILLAGE
Humane pop music found at the juncture of The Lucksmiths, Wilco, and The Sundays.
https://modelvillage.bandcamp.com/

ENDERBY'S ROOM
RIch, melancholic, folky melodies with lush harmonies and delicate arrangements.
http://www.enderbysroom.co.uk/

FIRESTATIONS
Dreamy, fuzzed up guitars and sperkly tunes from former Dark Captain and Quickspace folks.
http://www.firestationsband.com/

SLUSHY GUTS
Steve Kean's esoteric one-man, lo-fi, soul-baring project. Experimental songs in the tradition of Silver Jews and Sebadoh.
https://slushyguts.bandcamp.com/

16.10.2014

TENSE MEN

TENSE MEN!

 

PULPO!

 

+more tbc

 

4 squid

17.10.2014

MOON MIRROR

Aural Sects and  Miserable Man presents:

MOON MIRROR (US) - 
www.facebook.com/pages/Moon-Mirror

OMN - 
https://www.facebook.com/olliemckendricknessmusic

Give Blood - 
www.facebook.com/gogiveblood

Plus Aural Sects DJs till late - www.facebook.com/auralsectsOG

Tickets are £6 adv, £8 on the door.
Buy advance tickets at: 
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/280138

7:30pm

23.10.2014

Lower Punches -- Ste McCabe

Ste McCabe is a prolific one-person queer punk political pop powerhouse
Tour in support of new album !
plus

 

Bona HC tbc are a new queercore outfit based in London

plus


The Ethical Debating Society are an outsider-pop-art-punk riot!

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Bloody Ice Cream will be DJing!

much more info soon
£5/ £3 unwaged

24.10.2014

ODDBOX

Four exciting new bands for your listening pleasure.
Advance tickets £5.
On The Door £6

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Trust Fund
One of the many bands making noise out of Bristol. Describing their music as "mopey pop-punk", the band have released records/tapes/music on the ever reliable Reeks Of Effort and their latest is a cracking split 12" with Joanna Gruesome.

Older pop fans (with impeccable taste) may recognise a couple of the band from The Bumblebees.
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Wolf Girl
A new band from London. Wolf Girl deliver powerful indiepop. Having been lucky enough to catch the band a few times in the last 6 months I have been itching to get the band on an Odd Box line up. So here they are in all their glory. Come cherish them.
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Actual Crimes
Yet another new band. Also from London. Actual Crimes self describe as 'Working class feminist racket'. Kicking out brutal guitar pop that demands that you shut the fuck up and actually listen. 
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Cat Smell
Carys, Russ, Jess and Mads. Three former Give It Ups and one current Sock Puppet (amongst many others). Cat Smell are something special. Their demos on bandcamp showcase a band treading beautifully in the footsteps of what has gone before whilst promising exciting things for the future. This is is their first ever show. Be gentle, now.

26.10.2014

Big Joanie - Sistah Punk EP launch

"Jazz is a white term to define black people. My music is black classical music."― Nina Simone

Black feminist band Big Joanie are releasing their first EP 'Sistah Punk' and want to celebrate it with everyone. We'll have bands, tunes, sweets, bingo, maybe even a dance off. 

Black Feminist Bingo: What it says on the tin. Enjoy our black feminist twist on Grandma's favourite.

Wolf Girl: The loveliest band in London join us to help make our launch party memorable. Garage punk pop never sounded so good. 
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wolf-Girl/570650439619470

Big Joanie: Big Joanie are black feminist punk band who formed in July 2013 to play their first gig at First Timers. We formed to create a continuum for black punks by presenting a strong, powerful vision of black womanhood and to teach people about black punks who came before us. 
https://www.facebook.com/bigjoanie 

DJs all night

Doors: 7pm
Entry: £3 standard

29.10.2014

NOVONADA

 

Rock - Psychedelic - Stoner  - Grunge

The Cullions  (8:00 pm - 8:30 pm)

The Cullions are a North London band formed in late 2010 by Mike and Antony over a shared love of 60s bands. Later joined by Rich and Antonio they've been rehearsing, recording and gigging as a 4 piece.
Think The Yardbirds. Think The Doors. Think The Kinks. Influenced by the best of the 60s, they have a sound that is original, yet reminiscent of the bands of that decade.

https://www.facebook.com/thecullions

Little Death Machine (8:45 pm - 9:15 pm)

'I like what they bring to the table - and can imagine their live shows are very special indeed. It's bloody hard standing out from the crowd - and they really do stand out.' - Fresh on the net
'Little Death Machine make music that is exciting to listen to; there really aren't that many bands that are doing this right now. Most are scared to be as dark like this, but LDM drag it out of you, and when it comes out - it feels good.' Gypsy Death and You

www.littledeathmachine.com

The Voodoo Binmen (9:30pm - 10:00 pm)

Two amazing idiots from London, who make as much noise and go as mental as they can. They regularly and professionally hurt, disgust and embarrass themselves all at once, if you like punk rock and "you've been framed" this is your band
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Voodoo-Binmen/276242619145512?sk=app_204974879526524

NOVONADA  (10:15 pm - 10:45 pm)

Based in London and forged in the culturally rich surroundings of Florence (Italy), experimental outfit  Novonada are making an indelible impression on the contemporary underground music circuit. The Trio will arrest your auditory senses with their captivating time signatures and impressive instrumental arrangements. Novonada's releases are out now and available for download from all major download stores.

https://www.facebook.com/novonada
https://soundcloud.com/novonada

06.11.2014

Soundings No.1

'Soundings, No. 1', Power Lunches, Thursday 6th November 2014

 

'Soundings' is a series of concerts exploring the boundaries between new music, sound art and computer music. 'Soundings, No. 1' presents the following composers and artists:

 

John Wall

 

John Wall is an acclaimed electronic music composer whose contribution to the field is widely noted by critics of new music. John's musical work ranges from classical composition, computer music, and free improvisation. According to Sylvie Harrison, John Wall's music "constantly questions and re-configures compositional norms, also addressing and examining the concept of ownership through its rigorous sampling and re-phrasing."

 

New Sound Collective

 

Formed during the NMI (newmusicincubator.com) project in 2014, the New Sound Collective consists of 3 professional composers, performers and sound artists - Jan Liljekvist, Alexandra Nilsson and Sandra Ka.

 

Alexandra Nilsson is a composer and trumpeter based in Stockholm. She is mainly working with live-electronics; processing trumpet, voice and other objects. With her experience of stage work as a trumpet player, the live and improvisatory qualities are important aspects of her art making.

 

Jan Liljekvist, aka Jayne Insane or Jay Nein Sane, is a swedish composer and musician, whose music extends stretches from live electronics, violin, guitar, to bass, mandolin, flute, percussion and halldorophone.

 

Originally from Lithuania, Sandra Kazlauskaite is a sound artist producing works ranging from Acousmatic compositions, radio dramas, sound collages, audiovisual installations to compositions for theatre, works for non-musical objects and gallery environments.

 

Mark Wagner

 

Mark Wagner deciphers symbols, the Music of the Spheres, the songs of whales. He merges to the wind, and borrows the sun's gold fire. A breath, a dream, beyond... the Trance. MW works with loops, feedback, echoes, chants, drones, repetition, mirrors and emanations of the Infinite. He ventures in undefinable tones and rhythms, playing ceremonial sets of levitation and sound meditation.

 

 

Musical interludes will be hand-selected by Capracara (One Day Wonder Records, https://soundcloud.com/capracara ) and Unmute (www.unmute.eu)

 

 

08.11.2014

STATIC SHOCK

STATIC SHOCK WEEKEND
Matinee show as part of the Static Shock Weekend:
THE NUMBER ONES (Ireland)
Even though they are based in Dublin, they sound like a classic Good Vibrations band from 1979. The Number Ones have energy, passion and tunes so good, it makes you think you've heard them already. Each track is a golden nugget of power pop fun that never outlasts it's welcome as every track is under three minutes. Although this sort of music seems to have been done a million times before, it sounds fresh in the hands of The Number Ones. This is pure summer fun for fans of Rudi, Protex, Exploding Hearts, Buzzcocks and The Tranzmitors

PRIMETIME
Self-proclaimed 'chaotic neurotics', Primetime deal in note perfect post punk which harks back to the glory years of 1979 to 1982. 'Tied Down' is the calling card and is a scratchy mix of Kleenex and Delta 5 with an instant hook. The sound is raw and minimal yet inventive. You can't help but fall in love with this band after just one listen.

THE SPLITS
The Love Triangle invited this teenage, Finnish four-piece over for a tour after thinking they were by far the best band they played with on a recent jaunt over to Northern Europe. We're expecting dark, downer garage punk of a high calibre from these songstresses whose songs possess totally demonic vocals and the odd tuneful bit. Debut LP on P. Trash fully sold out its first run and has just been repressed. New LP out very soon on Dirtnap.

PERSONNEL
Personnel's music chronicles the drab minutiae of modern britain both at home and in public - of shared habitats simultaneously filling and emptying with unwanted gadgets, of dreary shopping centres populated by peoploids jacked up on red-top hysteria. set to stark, distortion-less grooves, the music is brittle but not joyless, simple but not stupid.
Doors 1:00pm
£6 entry. Please note we can only let 100 people into this show, so please be prompt if you want to get in. Thanks!

08.11.2014

Combat Recordings

Combat Recordings celebrates 10 years with a full audiovisual sets and live electronic jams.

Fausten
Stormfield
Nonima
Cursor Miner
Shelley Parker
ScanOne


+ screening of new video works from Fausten, Emoresh and more.

13.11.2014

The Lowest Form

13/11/2014

THE LOWEST FORM - NEGATIVE ECSTASY
(UK, Iron Lung Records)

MARSHSTEPPER - NAKED RITUAL
(USA, Ascetic House / Downwards)

DIÄT - FLAT WHITE
(GER, Iron Lung Records)

ACOLYTES - DENESH MUSIC
(UK, Alter / Savoury Days)

@ Power Lunches, London 
8pm, £7

Links:

http://ironlungpv.bandcamp.com/album/negative-ecstasy-lp
http://www.ascetism.com/
http://chondriticsound.bandcamp.com/album/marshstepper
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xk63O7qbs8
https://soundcloud.com/youthofneukoelln

19.11.2014

Lower Punches -- Street Eaters

STREET EATERS
a relentless punk duo from Berkeley / Oakland California.
Latest album Blood: Muscles: Bones came out earlier this summer and is a banger.
http://streeteaters.com/

ACTUAL CRIMES
working class feminist post-punk gang
http://actualcrimes.tumblr.com/

LIKE HELL
new-ish thing from members of COP and Moon Gangs. 
http://likehell666.bandcamp.com/album/demo

LOWER SLAUGHTER
brand new combo feat. members of Shudder Pulps, Fat Bicth and King of Cats
ffo Pissed Jeans, perhaps? no recordings yet

£5/ 3 unwaged

 

7 30pm

22.11.2014

“Bloody Kids! IV”

Bullet Proof Lovers
(from Basque Country and Madrid. Members of The Leftovers, La Perrera, Nuevo Catecismo Católico, Discipulos De Dionisos, Señor No...)
 
Stingin' Nettles
(from London)
 
KAD
(from London)
 
Sly Persuaders
(from London)

28.11.2014

SHIELD PATTERNS

SLEEPSOUND & DISORDER PRESENTS
SHIELD PATTERNS
+ SPECIAL GUESTS

DOORS 8PM
TICKETS £6 ADV FROM  www.seetickets.com/event/shield-patterns/power-lunches-arts-cafe-london/810133

SHIELD PATTERNS
Shield Patterns are Manchester-based duo of Claire Brentnall and Richard Knox, they create intense, infectious and incredibly detailed dark-pop music. Their debut album 'Contour Lines' was released in June via Gizeh Records and has gathered heavy praise from the press including a five star review from The Skinny magazine. 

The project started life in late 2012 with Brentnall working alone on a bunch of home recorded demos. A chance meeting with Knox at her first ever solo show was enough to form an interest in working together in some capacity. Just a few months later and the duo were performing live together whilst also working on the beginnings of new material that would finally form the debut album. After retiring to the wilderness and isolation of the North Wales countryside, that album was finally complete.

There is a resolutely unique sound to the music Shield Patterns make. A lush, fragile and rich soundworld… like falling - slowly, gracefully, and not without hope, but still falling; a white shape in the darkness tumbling downwards.

www.shieldpatterns.com/
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www.facebook.com/DisorderLondon