Power Lunches Arts Cafe
446 Kingsland Road
Hackney, E8 4AE
Tel: 0207 998 1997
MOLOCH - SNOB - SEMI
DIM - 1
.......BECAUSE IT'S DARK DOWN THERE AND WE'RE IDIOTS.......
FEAR AS MOTIVATION
THE ECSTASY OF DREAD
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
*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.
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.
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
Baba Yaga's Hut
Baba Yaga's Hut Presents:
Taman Shud Album Launch with Morgellons & more TBA
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
JEFF presents WEAK NERVES
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!
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).
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.
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.
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.
CHI∆ : youtube.com/watch?v=xaGUObjoUsw
JOY LUCK : joyluck.bandcamp.com
(MUSIC FOR) EGGPLANT : musicforeggplant.bandcamp.com
ANNA BURTON : annajaneburton.co.uk
KARI DREYER : lessonsinmovement.wordpress.com
LIAM S. MERTENS : cargocollective.com/liamsmertens
4 on the door
10 feb 8pm
DODECAHEDRON/FU INLE PRESENTS
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.
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
"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
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.
£5+ w/other really cool shit
ALIEN JAMS/ KIT RECORDS
A pillar of the Icelandic noise scene and FALK art collective, Krakkkbot summons dark mutations through DIY synth, fragmemted sonics and industrial rhythm.
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.
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.
Live music interspersed with discs spun by Colourbox and DJ Clock Town of videogamemusic.
Power Lunches / 8-late / £5 on the door.
"Won't you be my Valent-"*vomits in mouth*
DAS BOOTZ THA KEMIST
new and strange
PLUS! The band formerly known as CIANURO
Extra fun crapola including PARTY GAMES and
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
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.
Lower Punches -- 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
as part of a whirlwind tour Oswestry's finest return to their spiritual home! 2 piece noise pop/ farm punk
as the name suggests this is odd and raucous - lying somewhere in the intersection of deerhoof, alien sex fiend and the slits
Spoken word poet
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.
Shabash: haunting strings and loop based compositions that sit somewhere between the hazy intimacy of Grouper and the detached creepiness of the Caretaker.
£5 in advance / £7 on the door
TICKETS : http://www.wegottickets.com/event/305915
STATIC SHOCK GIG VOL #72
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.
Debut London show from this new band featuring members of OBSTRUCT, ARMS RACE and NO playing early Scandinavian style hardcore.
WEDNESDAY 18th FEB
446 Kingsland Road
£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/
bark! presents VIRGIN KIDS
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.
The New Tusk - Short attention span punk-rock, hits the spot!
Cycle Schmeichel - 2-piece punk/emo-core smash up of a time!
+ wicked DJ's/playlists!
Lower Punches -- SPOONBOY
Three juggernauts of song
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
ONSIND (PITY ME, DURHAM)
political folk punk 2 piece
JESUS AND HIS JUDGEMENTAL FATHER (LEEDS)
Queer pop punk turbulence
Queer punk from Brighton
£6/ 4 unwaged - tickets available on the door !! Get there by 8pm
CHEATAHS EP launch
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:
Lower Punches - Pennycress
Lower Punches brings you-
queer punk thrillseekers from Glasgow
Local losers get out the garage for some swell times
Glasgow bust-a-gut beefheart bidniss
London experimental queer punk
We'll ask for some cash off you, most likelya fiver, to cover touring bands costs.
Get there for 8pm!
446 kingsland road E8
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.