Power Lunches Arts Cafe

446 Kingsland Road

Hackney, E8 4AE

Tel: 0207 998 1997

Shows

31.01.2015

JACK댄스

 JOSEPH MARINETTI

SO SO IN LUV
BO EN
KANE WEST
TOBY GALE

£7

TICKETS
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/jack-tickets-15465134634

01.02.2015

MOLOCH - SNOB - SEMI

Moloch - heavy sludge evil noises from Nottingham
http://moloch.bandcamp.com/

Snob - hardcore punk from a graveyard in Leytonstone
http://snoblondon.bandcamp.com/

Semi - 1-2-1-2-fuck-you 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw08D7r9v4E

Roseanne Barrr!!

£5

03.02.2015

DIM - 1

DIM
.......BECAUSE IT'S DARK DOWN THERE AND WE'RE IDIOTS.......

FEAR AS MOTIVATION
THE ECSTASY OF DREAD
PYSCHOSIS
CALAMITY
TRAUMA AND SICKNESS

TUESDAY FEBRUARY THE 3RD AT POWERLUNCHES
£3 SUGGESTED DONATION TO COVER PAYING THE SOUND GUY

BADFOOD - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6T6HmbW6mkM

KAELAN MIKLA - https://soundcloud.com/kaelan-mikla

TEENAGE CAVEMAN - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwc375wJxYQ

CITY BOYS BAND - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSp9gW_BiNY

DOGFEET (DJ SET) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJ20MjLhGFw 

FILMS BY SUSU LAROCHE
http://www.sssssssssssssssssssssss.net/

*BANDS PLAYING CONSISTENTLY EVERY TWO MONTHS IN THE SAME VENUE ON THE SAME DAY.
*BANDS PULL STRAWS TO DECIDE RUNNING ORDER.
*NOT BEING AFRAID OF BEING SINCERE.
*BANDS USE THE NIGHT TO TRY OUT NEW MATERIAL.
*SELF-TAUGHT OR NONE MUSCIANS 
*SHOW DIFFERENT MEDIUMS THAT HAVE A SIMILAR ETHOS.
*SMALL VENUE AS AN ASSET. CREATE ATMOSPHERE WITH LOW LIGHTING.

04.02.2015

SPACE MOTEL

Welcome to the launch of Space Motel, a series of intergalactic events showcasing the most exciting new bands orbiting the planet right now. 

The very best DJs will also be stopping at the Space Motel playing a mixture of Psychedelic Soul, Lo-fi Pop and Space Rock for your pleasure. 

Ticket holders will gain exclusive access to downloads and merchandise that will make for a truly interplanetary experience.

Don't miss!

Feb 4th 2015 - Line up
Live sets: Alpha Celeste, Holy Thursday, Bonfire Nights
DJ sets: Mystery Jets, Spindle Magazine 

 

TICKETS - https://alphaceleste.bandcamp.com/merch/space-motel-power-lunches

05.02.2015

Baba Yaga's Hut

Baba Yaga's Hut Presents:

Taman Shud Album Launch with Morgellons & more TBA

Tickets £5

 

TAMAN SHUD Made their debut on a split 10" EP with The Fat White Family and are now set to release their first LP of, as they describe it,Blackened psychedelic motorcycle punk from hell. Taman Shud are a young band whose primary interests include paraphilia, vivisepulture, scaphism, Crom Cruach, Mokèlé-mbèmbé, cannibalism and the Marianas Trench.  "Taman Shud's heavy, gothic riff monsters are a wild, orgiastic release from day job existence, an inverted productivity chart over a blazing pyre as blunted melodies are swiftly pitchforked off the nearest cliff by the twin bass guitar assault of Tasha and deadpan Liverpudlian Derry. It's an unholy fusion of post-punk, no wave and psychedelic metal, like the Butthole Surfers of 'Sweat Loaf', the Sonic Youth of 'Death Valley 69' and the Chrome of 'TV As Eyes' being mugged by Les Rallizes Dénudés and bundled off to a Walpurgisnacht convention of satanic biker gangs. Or as the band themselves put it, somewhat more succinctly: "DNA meets Mainliner. Meets Red Stripe."  - The Quietus

07.02.2015

JEFF presents WEAK NERVES

Jeff is proud to present an amazing night with the some of the best Britain has to offer!  WEAK NERVES Death Pedals Blood Lips and  Mass LinesLines will play at Power Lunches in what we promise will be one of our bigger nights to date.

Weak Nerves are responsible for some of the most addictive riffs in recent memory we are pretty sure that this gonna be destructive! They will present their last EP Self Esteem but probably we'll have the pleasure to hear some of their new material to be released at some point next year.

Death Pedals are fast…fast punk/hardcore with some grunge and post punk in the mix. They are quite unique and their live performances are famous for being quite…energetic.

Blood Lips are coming from North Wales and Manchester to present their first EP BRITTLE BONES. With members whose CV's include bands like Beard of Wolves, we are sure that they will cause tremors in the Power Lunches basement!

Mass Lines are a punk rock band as we like it. Straight to the point, no shit, great songs. We can't wait to see them destroying us and you shouldn't either! With new material on the way you better be there on time to listen to this guys!

08.02.2015

SWOON

We Are present a night of intimate electronic music at  Power Lunches

Witness an arresting headline set from London-based  Swoon , preceded by the first live set from new two-piece  Yours  and a DJ set from the Croydon-based artist Kissinger (Crimes Of The Future).

FREE ENTRY
DOORS: 7pm

SWOON
Producer Kunal Modi's latest musical project, Swoon, is a spaced-out blend of shimmering melody and syncopated beats. His latest EP, Beyond Human, is a short, evolving and slightly-askew take on ambient-, electronic- and dance-music, with subtle nods to producers like Four Tet, Dntel and Caribou.
http://cutrecords.bandcamp.com/album/beyond-human-ep

YOURS
London-based electronic two piece Yours compose and perform intimate electronic music, rooted in the growing tradition of bedroom laptop songwriters; citing influences including SBTRKT, Braids and Deptford Goth.
https://soundcloud.com/yrsbnd

KISSINGER (DJ SET)
Kissinger makes experimental electronic music heavily influenced by instrumental grime, garage, science fiction, computer games, experimental techno, and dubstep. Expect distortion, mechanical soundscapes, baleful strings and vocal micro samples. For fans of Actress, Zomby, Oneohtrixpointnever and Sully.
http://kissingerscrime.bandcamp.com/

10.02.2015

ELITIST

music, art and variety
FEATURING…

CHI∆ :  youtube.com/watch?v=xaGUObjoUsw

JOY LUCK :  joyluck.bandcamp.com

(MUSIC FOR) EGGPLANT :  musicforeggplant.bandcamp.com

DAISY MÖLVING

ANNA BURTON :  annajaneburton.co.uk

KARI DREYER : lessonsinmovement.wordpress.com

LIAM S. MERTENS : cargocollective.com/liamsmertens

4 on the door
power lunches
10 feb 8pm

11.02.2015

DODECAHEDRON/FU INLE PRESENTS

Dodecadehron and Fu Inle Records are putting on a gig for the launch of the new Selectric EP 'Insultc' which should be available for the first time at the show. We're going on tour (https://www.facebook.com/events/1523076114620658/?fref=ts ) but not before we do a London show first. Joining them are 3 other bands that are unfamiliar with the phrase "genre limitations".

He Was Eaten By Owls
He Was Eaten By Owls blend the technical fervour of math rock with the intricate and heavily textured nature of classical and jazz music. They are currently in the process of recording their first full length album "Chorus 30 From Blues For The Hitchiking Dead", due April 2015 on Fu Inle Records.
www.hewaseatenbyowls.bandcamp.com

Selectric
Vanity project started by bassist/composer and the Fred Durst of the prog/jazz/art-rock scene Si Paton, which was started in the vain attempt at getting people to like him and think he was cool. So far it hasn't worked but is still trying, bless 'im.
FFO: Goldie Lookin Chain, 2Unlimited
www.selectric.bandcamp.com

I.THIS.YES
"They're a talented bunch, that's for certain, and the audience don't mind a jot that the rain is finally upon us. With a sizable dose of the more refined side of Mogwai, plus a sprinkling of Tortoise, I. This. Yes. have a very promising future ahead of them." Crack Magazine
www.soundcloud.com/ithisyes

WHITE FLOWER
White Flower is a recently formed trio featuring Sylvia Schmidt on vocals, Will Newell on violin and Seb Silas on soprano saxophone. The trio explores the ensemble potential of combining three voices that are mostly featured as soloists. The combination of sounds produces an uncanny and ethereal texture. The music features poetry and music written by the members, with emphasis on simplicity, and also improvisations that segue and join ideas and themes. Melodies are derived from simple tonal ideas and folk music.

Entry: 
£3 basic
£4 w/zine
£5+ w/other really cool shit

13.02.2015

ALIEN JAMS/ KIT RECORDS

AJ & KR team up to bring you an evening of Icelandic noise, South African drone and London electronics.

KRAKKKBOT

A pillar of the Icelandic noise scene and FALK art collective, Krakkkbot summons dark mutations through DIY synth, fragmemted sonics and industrial rhythm.

https://soundcloud.com/krakkkbot

CARA STACEY

Hailing from Cape Town, Cara Stacey takes traditional South African bowed gourds, knitting their eerie, nocturnal buzz with the intoxicating hum of modern instrumentation and electronics. 

http://www.carastacey.com/

RKSS

rkss made his debut appearance last year on Michael Hann's Reject and Fade imprint, with the rapturously received 'Tunnel' cassette. Expect warped samples, mangled youtube rips and decayed beats.

https://soundcloud.com/rkss

Live music interspersed with discs spun by Colourbox and DJ Clock Town of videogamemusic. 

http://colourboxonline.com/
https://videogamemusic01.bandcamp.com/

Power Lunches / 8-late / £5 on the door.

14.02.2015

BENT VALENTINE'S

"Won't you be my Valent-"*vomits in mouth*

feat- 
SHOPPING
https://soundcloud.com/shoppingband

ROSEANNE BARRR
http://roseannebarrr.bandcamp.com/

NIAGARA BALLS
https://niagaraballstheband.bandcamp.com/

DAS BOOTZ THA KEMIST
new and strange 

PLUS! The band formerly known as CIANURO

Extra fun crapola including PARTY GAMES and 
POINTLESS MERCHANDISE

Andrew Milk DJing diva pop til 2am, we're gonna dance to Swift, Lopez, Knowles, Turner, Carey, Summer, that Lykki Li song and probably some punk sheeeet.

We are suggesting £6 to get in or £4 unwaged on the door but we wont turn you away for lack of funds -
Please arrive early to avoid disappointment though! space is limited.

a bunch of advance tickets are available here
wegottickets.com/powerlunches

Regretfully the venue is not wheelchair accessible and the amount of stairs leading to the venue may prove difficult for some. 
This is an 18 plus venue.
We are very sorry about this and we aim to build on the potential success of these events to ensure future accessible and all ages Bentfests! 


*** A fundraiser for BENT FEST ! - a forthcoming weekbender of queer DIY and punk hitting PL on April 4th and 5th.

15.02.2015

Lower Punches -- Trash Kit

Lower Punches presents at  Power Lunches

TRASH KIT
new jiggled up line up - this aint your grandpapi's TK ohhh no, with new LP just out on UTR they'll be bringing some exciting post punk heat to PL
http://trashkitrules.blogspot.co.uk/

FURROW
as part of a whirlwind tour Oswestry's finest return to their spiritual home! 2 piece noise pop/ farm punk 

PIG BEACH
as the name suggests this is odd and raucous - lying somewhere in the intersection of deerhoof, alien sex fiend and the slits
https://soundcloud.com/pig-beach

ZACH RODDIS
Spoken word poet
https://www.facebook.com/zachroddispoet

£5

17.02.2015

RONIN

Be Prepared for:

Ronin: is Italian DIY music legend Bruno Dorella's band. They've been playing solemn desert-fried rock music for more than a decade, making five albums and a movie soundtrack. This is their first show in London in three years.

"Heavy, country-leaning psych that touches on Morricone and Sun City Girls"- The Quietus.

http://www.ronintheband.com/

Shabash: haunting strings and loop based compositions that sit somewhere between the hazy intimacy of Grouper and the detached creepiness of the Caretaker.

https://soundcloud.com/shabash

£5 in advance / £7 on the door

 

TICKETS : http://www.wegottickets.com/event/305915

18.02.2015

STATIC SHOCK GIG VOL #72

CHEAP DRUGS (Belgium)
Hardcore punk from Ghent, Belgium featuring ex-members of VOGUE and also contuining in a similar style. Debut LP out on Hardware Records in the next few weeks.
http://cheapdrugs.bandcamp.com/

Plus locals:

STREET BEEF
https://streetbeef.bandcamp.com/

SLUR
Debut London show from this new band featuring members of OBSTRUCT, ARMS RACE and NO playing early Scandinavian style hardcore. 

+1 More

WEDNESDAY 18th FEB

Power Lunches
446 Kingsland Road
Dalston, London 
E8 4AE

£5 entry. 8:00pm doors. Show over in plenty of time to catch trains etc.

For information on other upcoming shows, feel free to join this group:https://www.facebook.com/groups/staticshockgigvolume/

19.02.2015

bark! presents VIRGIN KIDS

It's a party! It's the Virgin Kids tape launch party, get down for the good times!

In addition to Virgin Kids we're excited to be picking up the The New Tusk and Cycle Schmeichel on their UK tour and another tbc. Come play, we're the sentimental youth!

Virgin Kids - Awesome garage rock from the now 4-piece crew.
http://virginkids.bandcamp.com/releases

The New Tusk - Short attention span punk-rock, hits the spot!
https://thenewtusk.bandcamp.com/

Cycle Schmeichel - 2-piece punk/emo-core smash up of a time!
http://cycleschmeichel.bandcamp.com/

+ wicked DJ's/playlists!

£3

21.02.2015

Lower Punches -- SPOONBOY

Lower Punches presents
Three juggernauts of song

SPOONBOY (USA)
one part of pop punk troupe the Max Levine Ensemble, relentless touring machine 
"If I wanted to hear a gender studies lecture, I wouldn't have dropped out of college."
- Phoenix New Times 
http://www.iloveyouthisisarobbery.com/

ONSIND (PITY ME, DURHAM)
political folk punk 2 piece
http://onsind.bandcamp.com/

JESUS AND HIS JUDGEMENTAL FATHER (LEEDS)
Queer pop punk turbulence
http://jesusandhisjudgementalfather1.bandcamp.com/ 

JOYLESS FUCKING
Queer punk from Brighton 
http://nomorejoylessfucking.bandcamp.com/

£6/ 4 unwaged - tickets available on the door !! Get there by 8pm

24.02.2015

CHEATAHS EP launch

RFB presents

CHEATAHS

plus 

FEATURE

http://featureband.bandcamp.com/

 

The Sunne EP is the band's first release since their self-titled debut album in early 2014. The word "sunne" (an old English spelling) is perhaps apt for describing the four new songs, at turns scorching ambient punk and blissed-out anti-rock.

As with all their previous material, the London based four-piece recorded the EP themselves, doing so mostly in their houses, and their friends Part Chimp's Camberwell studio when their flatmates/neighbours got annoyed. Ever since their early releases, Cheatahs have been evolving and developing their craft, and this EP is the most clearly defined and ambitious set to date, exploring new territory via sketchy back alleys and sunlit, swampy meadows.

The new EP takes a giant step once again, pushing things further along. Cheatahs are burning bright and it's time you stepped into the light and joined them.

Tickets for this show are priced at £7 and are available from the following link:

BILLETTO

28.02.2015

Lower Punches - Pennycress

Lower Punches brings you-


queer punk thrillseekers from Glasgow 
PENNYCRESS
http://pennycress.bandcamp.com/

Local losers get out the garage for some swell times
VERTICAL SLUMP
http://verticalslump.tumblr.com/

Glasgow bust-a-gut beefheart bidniss
HERBERT POWELL
https://www.facebook.com/herbertpowellband


And 
London experimental queer punk 
WOOLF 
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Woolf/101311286594361

We'll ask for some cash off you, most likelya fiver, to cover touring bands costs.

Get there for 8pm!

446 kingsland road E8

19.03.2015

She Makes War

Support from Forgery Lit + guests TBC.


Part of She Makes War's Spring Tour 2015 - check out all the dates here and please tell your friends!  https://www.facebook.com/events/786864748034969

Bristol based gloom-pop solo artist She Makes War embarks on her first UK headline tour on 12th March 2015. Following on from a 6 week tour of Europe and the UK in the autumn, culminating in 12 O2 Academy dates with folk rockers The Levellers, she and her band will be premiering songs from third album "Direction Of Travel", due for release in June.

A pacifist force of nature with a punk spirit and a serious work ethic, She Makes War's mission is a peaceful but provocative one - to create breathtakingly honest music and share her art (and her heart) with the world, levelling with her community of music lovers as peers. Her inimitable brand of melancholy, grungey rock with a modern twist has been alikened to Blood Red Shoes, Throwing Muses and Bon Iver and she's regularly dubbed the "DIY Queen" due to her fiercely independent streak.

As The Quietus remarked after witnessing one of SMW's regular "Breakfast With Apollo" music nights - "Why just sing songs, when you can build worlds?"

Other recent supports include gigs with tUnE-yArDs, Nadine Shah, Laetitia Sadier, This Is The Kit, Shlomo, Suede, The Magic Numbers, Midge Ure, New Model Army, Glen Matlock and Earl Slick, Erica Nockalls and Miles Hunt, Chris Helme and Drugstore, and she heads straight back out for a solo tour supporting Duke Special in April.

09.04.2015

UTR presents Happy Meals

Upset The Rhythm presents…

HAPPY MEALS
APOSTILLE
Thursday 9 April
Power Lunches, 446 Kingsland Road, Dalston, E8 4AE
8pm | £5 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/305560