Power Lunches Arts Cafe

446 Kingsland Road

Hackney, E8 4AE

Tel: 0207 998 1997

Shows

24.04.2014

SWEETHEART ep launch

 
Sweetheart EP Launch 
 
featuring.:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::
 
Sweetheart

Feature
http://featureband.bandcamp.com/album/memory

Radical Boy
http://radicalboy.bandcamp.com/

+ Rodents

Probably £3 otd

25.04.2014

VESTED INTEREST

Vested Interest presents...

HUMAN HANDS (Stratford-Upon-Avon/Iceland) -  http://humanhands.bandcamp.com/

Crushingly bleak 90s emo with all kinds of Indian Summer/I Hate Myself vibes running through. 

CARSON WELLS (Aberdeen, UK) - http://carsonwells.bandcamp.com/

Twisting and mesmerising post-hardcore trio from Aberdeen, playing a rare London show. Brings to mind the likes of Kolya and Sinaloa. 

SOLEMN LEAGUE (Berlin, Germany) - http://solemnleague.bandcamp.com/

Frantic German post-punk/emo, with a hint of revolution summer vibes for good measure. Older stuff sounds fairly reminiscent of The Van Pelt, new stuff sounds a bit like Wipers. 

COUSIN (Brighton, UK) - http://cousintheband.bandcamp.com/

Groovy instrumental post-hardcore which conjures up the likes of Polvo/Enablers.

KIN SHOT (London, UK)

Members and ex-members of Sky:Lark, Bird Calls and Man Hands (among others). 

Friday 25 April 2014 
Power Lunches, E8 4AE
Doors 7:30pm
£5 entry

26.04.2014

TITILLATION

Let the Ticklish Subjects gratify you the absolute  jouissance of rhythmic spasm:

"once you have started, you never know where it will end. It begins with a tickle and ends in a blaze of petrol" (Lacan)

From the touching melodies, over the feathery rubbing along with your primary senses, ticklish transgressors invite you to adorn yourself in your flamboyant feathers and let yourself be immune to the gravity. Pack your hyper-sensitivity to experience the slaps of throbbing neurological Titillatio of the whirling vinyl. Feel together irresistible oscillating tensions, that will arouse your explosive somatic frolics.

libidinous beats by:

TICKLISH SUBJECTS
and guests 

FREE ENTRY

Saturday, 26th April 
Power Lunches
446 Kingsland Road
E8 4AE

27.04.2014

SLABS

SLABS host a Sunday Evening session. 6-10pm
Their very own engorged phantasmagoria of wonders and oddities designed to delight and titillate… ONLY £3 ON THE DOOR.

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WE WILD BLOOD: Loud, heavy, beautiful songs crafted from 2 vocals, a possessed acoustic guitar and violent drums. Wild indeed - Simon and Garfunkel this is not!

https://www.facebook.com/WeWildBlood
http://wewildblood.bandcamp.com/

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MOKSHA MEDICINE: "London five-piece named after Aldous Huxley's writings on psychedelic visionary experiences… Think Grace Slick fronting the Juju era Banshees..." - DIS

http://mokshamedicine.com/
https://www.facebook.com/moksha.medicine.band

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SLABS: Clunky repetitive heavy slabs of tripped out sounds from various devices known as synthesisers. They do not play synth pop.

"...lunatic whale song meets the sound of your grandmother's final heart beat making its way through her fragile veins." - John Hass

http://www.slabstransmit.co.uk/
https://www.facebook.com/SLABSTRANSMIT

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DR. PORTS: A guest DJ slot packed with rarities and oddities, spun through the third eye of a cosmic needle.

28.04.2014

COP tape launch

line up is COP + Niqab, £3 entry. It's Blank Editions' 'Blank Tapes' series launch

there's DJ's too

30.04.2014

TOLERANCE MANOEUVRE

Tolerance Manoeuvre celebrate the release of their debut double-A-side single (4am/Through Me Again) from their forthcoming album on Flashback Records.
If you haven't experienced the sonic glory of Tolerance Manoeuvre, then this is your chance. With a line up of cello, electric guitar, trumpet and three voices this London based trio aren't your conventional band.
Taking the 'score-based' songwriting of Mogwai or Sigur Ros but with a jazzier and folkier start point than the former's 'rock approach', Tolerance Manoeuvre create spacious sound-scapes of textured and atmospheric music that has a cinematic, story telling quality. Imagine you'd been lucky enough to witness the minimal demo recordings of Talk Talk's 'Spirit of Eden' .. unplugged, primal and intimate.
The performances have been described as: 
"Sounds like the discarded soundtrack to a Derek Jarman film" "Worrying and mesmerising at the same time" "Fabulously moody"
4am/Through Me Again double A Single:
With the haunting, repeated harmony vocal over the minimal, hypnotic, two-chord guitar chime and percussive cello, 4am looks at the experience of hypnagogia, a kind of lucid dreaming where the boundaries of the imagination and reality are blurred.
The more 'folk' infused Through Me Again sets Ennio Morricone-esque trumpet lines against ultimately fuzz psychedelic distorted guitar riffs. The lyrics explore the dichotomy between memory and apparent recollection with reality.
Recorded in the Crypt of St. Giles church in Camberwell, and chosen for its natural reverb and acoustics, the overtones of the instruments and the vocals embrace in an almost elegiac harmony.
Tolerance Manoeuvre release their debut double-A-side single (4am/Through Me Again) 30th April 2014.

ATROCITY:

Atrocity are an improvised trio from Norwich and East London.
Their sound emanates from warehouse rooms and building sites.
They have performed previously at the Vortex Jazz Club.
They are:
Chris Dowding (trumpet, flugelhorn & electronics)
Fred Stidston (piano & keyboards)
Max Hallett (drums)

01.05.2014

WITCHING ONDAS

Final date on a very wavy tour

WITCHING WAVES
http://soundcloud.com/witching-waves

AS ONDAS 
https://www.facebook.com/asondas

PRIMETIME
https://www.facebook.com/primetimepunx

one more tba

£4 or more if you're feelin flush

we'll get a wave machine for the loos

02.05.2014

ODDBOX

As part of ODDBOX Weekender 2014 --

 

The Manhattan Love Suicides
Dressed in black, and back. Again. The best band of the noughties return nearly 5 years after they came to an end. New song '(Never Stop) Hating You' shows they've lost none of their menace. 

Tyrannosaurus Dead
Making noise, making heat. Their 'Pure // Apart' EP on Odd Box is something of a gem and live the band offer out and out attack with nods to Dinosaur Jr and early Ride. They stole my heart, let them steal yours.

Sock Puppets
Poppunk! Punk! Pop! Sock! Puppets! Coming over from Denmark we absolutely chuffed to have the Sock Puppets back playing the Odd Box Weekender.

The Wendy Darlings
Over from France and kicking off their tour for their brand new album 'The Insufferable Fatigues of Idleness' (Odd Box). 

The Sweet Nothings
Led by Pete Green (he released a single on the proto odd box label, Lost Music, way back when). The Sweet Nothings shimmer with sparkly nuggets of indiepop. Fiercely pop. Fiercely socialist.

 

  /\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\TICKET INFORMATION/\/\/\/\/\/\/\/\


Early Bird Tickets on sale now:

http://oddboxrecords.limitedrun.com/tickets/12620

Weekender (Fri/Sat/Sun) Passes:
̶E̶̶a̶̶r̶̶l̶̶y̶ ̶B̶̶i̶̶r̶̶d̶ ̶W̶̶e̶̶e̶̶k̶̶e̶̶n̶̶d̶̶e̶̶r̶ ̶F̶̶r̶̶i̶̶S̶̶a̶̶t̶̶S̶̶u̶̶n̶ ̶p̶̶a̶̶s̶̶s̶ ̶£2̶̶0̶ -SOLD OUT
Regular Weekender (Fri/Sat/Sun) pass £27.50

Saturday/Sunday passes:
Early Bird Saturday/Sunday pass £16
Regular Saturday/Sunday pass £20

Day Tickets:
Friday will be open to Weekender pass holders only.
Saturday Day Tickets £12
Sunday Tickets £9.50

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03.05.2014

Feature Length Episode

To outrageously celebrate the release of our second tape EP 'The Culture of the Copy' (Tye Die Tapes, May 5th) we'll be playing after three great and supportive bands called Keel Her, Joey Fourr & Sweetheart and selling pre-release copies of the tape.

FEATURE
Impenetrable pop.
http://featureband.bandcamp.com/
http://featuringfeature.tumblr.com/

KEEL HER
A prolific musical genius.
http://keelher.bandcamp.com/
http://schleef.tumblr.com/

JOEY FOURR
The place between waking and dreaming.
http://joeyfourr.bandcamp.com/
http://www.joeyfourr.co.uk/

SWEETHEART
Are you tired of watching punks in their late twenties/early thirties?

V. IMPORTANT: Party goes on til 2am, with the best DJs possible performing their magic disc dancing after the bands.

4 POUNDS for the show / 4 POUNDS for the tape

04.05.2014

ELECTRIC THERAPY

Electric Therapy is a monthly meeting in east London about modular synths and everything cool related with synths in general.

Players, performers, manufacturers and everyone who has never seen a modular before are welcome.

Bring your synth and share your favourite patches and modules as well as trying out other modules.

Area to setup and show synths upstairs and electric jam sessions downstairs. Please bring some headphones or a small speaker with your synth.

Free entry

07.05.2014

Electric Dog Show

The Electric Dog Show #2

A new audio/visual night in association with Soft Bodies Records, featuring live music & projections. Expect the unusual.

Starring:

Howlround - http://howlround.co.uk
Gyratory System - http://gyratorysystem.tumblr.com
Quimper -  http://www.softbodiesrecords.co.uk/artists/quimper

...and lots of weird & wonderful projections.

http://www.softbodiesrecords.co.uk
http://electricdogshow.tumblr.com/
Twitter: @Electricdogshow

Wednesday 7th May 2014
Power Lunches Arts Cafe
446 Kingsland Road, Hackney, E8 4AE
Doors 7:30PM
£5 entry

08.05.2014

YO ZUSHI

EIDOLA RECORDS PRESENTS:

YO ZUSHI "BYE BYE BLACKBIRD" SINGLE LAUNCH, PLUS SUPPORT FROM DAVID JAMES HERBERT (OF VIVE LA ROSE)

 

YO ZUSHI

 

"The spirit of Bob Dylan for the 21st century" - Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC Radio 1

 

In the mid-2000s, Yo Zushi put out two albums with Pointy Records ("This could be the start of something major" - ****, Q magazine ) and has since released a series of zine albums, cassettes and downloads. In July, Eidola Records will be bringing out his first full album in five years, It Never Entered My Mind. "Bye Bye Blackbird", launching tonight, is the first single.

 

It Never Entered My Mind features guest appearances from David Brown (Lazarus and the Plane Crash), Mak Murtic (Mimika) and the Black Swans' Jerry David Decicca.

 

Yo Zushi has played on bills with musicians including Scritti Politti, Joanna Newsom, Micah P Hinson, Patrick Wolf, Magic Numbers, Willy Mason and Her Space Holiday. He was born in Hiroshima, Japan, and currently lives in Hackney.

 

Past reviews of Yo Zushi's music include:
"This could be the start of something major" - ****, Q magazine
"Perfectly constructed lyricism" - Word magazine
"A master class in storytelling" - Dazed and Confused magazine
"Raw… Intriguing" - Steve Lamacq - BBC Radio 2
***** - Amelia's Magazine

 

 

www.eidolarecords.co.uk/artists/yo-zushi
www.yozushi.tumblr.com

09.05.2014

The Portuguese Conspiracy

The Portuguese Conspiracy and Lovers&Lollypops proudly present:
Memória de Peixe+Dear Telephone London, 9th May 2014.

 

Milhões de Festa Launch Party 
Milhões de Festa (Millions of Party), on the road to its 7th Edition,  is probably the coolest, craziest music festival you're ever going to. Held in Barcelos (north of Portugal), it's above all a great big summer party and a unique celebration of music. Lots of it. This year's edition (next July!) is almost out of the forge, and it's time for London to have a taste of what's coming: We've proudly teamed up with our friends at Lovers&Lollypops to bring you Memória de Peixe  and Dear Telephone.
L&L's Soundsystem  takes over as your designated party driver; Destination: Milhões de Festa!

Power Lunches, Dalston. £10 in advance Doors open 7pm 

 

link for the tickets:  http://theportugueseconspiracy.com/

10.05.2014

RAJAYTTAJAT

From Fiinland

RAJAYTTAJAT

 

plus Sauna Youth

Retrofuture

and Majorettes

£6

11.05.2014

STEP SIDEWAYS - SHRINE and more

We welcome back our favourite Brighton chums Shrine who are joined by Vasa on their UK tour. Chuffed to say they will be joined by Alarm Bells who are also touring and John, who, if their live show is as good as their early recording will not want to be missed. 

Shrine-  http://shrineband.bandcamp.com/
Vasa-  http://vasa.bandcamp.com/
Alarm Bells- http://alarmbells.bandcamp.com/
JOHN- https://soundcloud.com/johntimestwo

Fiver on the door, or £4 adv. Tickets from-

http://www.wegottickets.com/event/269341

15.05.2014

STEP SIDEWAYS - Lapis Lazuli

Lapis Lazuli are heading out on tour in May and will be stopping in London on the 15th. Joining them will be Patchwork Natives and Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster

https://www.facebook.com/Lapislazulitheband
http://patchworknatives.bandcamp.com/
http://bridgedisaster.co.uk/

Doors at 7:30, fiver in

16.05.2014

TOP NICE

TOP NICE social
Residents on rotation all night. 
Current TNuk vinyl available on request
Entry £3 in coins 

www.topnice.org

17.05.2014

FLUFFER presents

Following on from the huge March Fluffer where Atomic Suplex, The Vyppers and Men of Good Fortune ripped up the basement we're excited to bring you the May Fluffer.

///LIVE///

Fucking excited to have the mighty LOOM headline the basement…

...backed up by the fuzz laden noise of LOVE BUZZARD….

...the 60's surf rock of DEAD COAST (fresh from their European tour)...

….and kicking the night off will be the incredible sounds of the garage rock threesome, ABJECTS….


////DJ'S////

Rare 60's and 70's rock n roll / punk and garage will be spun by our resident man, GARY THE TALL…

…with a guest DJ slot by THE FLABBY DAGGER boys….

… and they'll also be exclusively selling copies their latest zine on the night….FLABBY DAGGER: THE SEX EDITION.

Doors 7.30…till 2…..gonna be a big fucking party….BBQ lit at 7.45…bring a friend...ciao x

BAG YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE FOR THIS ONE. GONNA GET BUSY….

http://billetto.co.uk/en/users/events

18.05.2014

NIGHT OF THE TRIFFIDS

Northampton's finest are off on tour and we're delighted to say they'll be stopping by with us on Sunday 18th March, joined by the wonderful Dog Legs and Giant Burger, for a night of bratty post punk wonk pop, or something to that effect.

Anguish Sandwich 

http://anguishsandwichcamp.bandcamp.com/

Dog Legs

http://doglegs.bandcamp.com/

Giant Burger

http://giantburger.bandcamp.com/

N.B. Please come down early: live music has to be done by 22:00 on Sundays at Power Lunches so we'll be starting earlier than usual. Thanks!

19:00
£4otd

22.05.2014

BE PREPARED

ticket link  http://www.wegottickets.com/event/268894          

Be Prepared for: 

thisquietarmy: over nine years Montreal's Eric Quach has been performing dark and expansive guitar based experiments. Taking influence from sources ranging from post-punk and krautrock to black metal, his work swings between glacial and propulsive. 

"cavernous, imploding rock music and astrally inclined drone ritual [...] it's shoegaze played through in the din of a rocket launch" - Rock-a-Rolla

"Deep penetrating tracks & dazzling astral atmospheres" - ATTN Magazine

http://thisquietarmy.bandcamp.com/ 

Yellow6: we are delighted to put on a rare London show for Jon Attwood. Since the 90's, his music has been drifting along slowly, its gentle momentum picking up emotional resonance in a way few in this field, other than maybe Labradford and Stars of the Lid, have achieved.

"the music has a rare depth and intelligence which Attwood's contemporaries struggle to match even on their best days" - Leonard's Lair 

Imprints: London based experimenters in archaic noise technologies. Formerly known as Mavis Beacon, with one stunning tape of beautiful static under that name, they are playing here in support of their new album. 

"celebrating their academic origins but moving beyond them into equally ecstatic territory" - Foxy Digitalis

22nd May 

26.05.2014

STATIC SHOCK

STATIC SHOCK GIG VOL #54

CONDOMINIUM
From Minneapolis, Condominium have spent the last few years perfecting their killer blend of hardcore punk, garage, no wave, psych, and AmRep-esque noise into a sound all of their own. Featuring ex-members of Formaldehyde Junkies, but sounding nothing at all like that band. Their most recent 7" 'Carl' was released by Sub Pop, and they will have a new self released single 'Thug' for this trip.
http://condominium-hellotomorrow.blogspot.co.uk/

SNOB
London hardcore punk influenced by Rudimentary Peni among others and featuring members of Good Throb, Family Outing and Lich.

SPLIT VEINS
Killer new London band who feature two thirds of London / La Vida Es Un Mus mainstays Nailbiter and continuing on with their perfected mix of Japanese meets Swedish influenced hardcore. For fans of Deathside, Anti-Cimex and delayed vocals.

(Bank Holiday) Monday 26th May
2pm - 5pm
£5 in

Power Lunches
446 Kingsland Road
Dalston
E8 4AE

ALSO:
LAS OTRAS (Spain)
NO
FRAU
DREGGS
CIANURO

Will be playing an evening gig at the same venue, so be sure to stick around!

26.05.2014

LAS OTRAS

LAS OTRAS 

barcelona

 

NO

 

FRAU

 

DREGS

 

CIANURO

 

all play at Power Lunches

 

£5 

7 30pm

29.05.2014

KIT CLUB

Kit Club returns for a kaleidoscopic evening of music. We are very proud to present the killer lineup of:
FIMBER BRAVO
An indisputable national treasure, steel pan maestro Bravo has carved out a career over five decades including countless collaborations and projects. Now teaming up with electronics wizard Susumu Mukai (Zongamin), Bravo summons a post apocalyptic tropicalia of steel pan, heavy synth and syncopation, spanning from Trinidad to Tokyo (via Senegal) and back again. Excited is a massive understatement.
SEPHINE LLO
Sephine's astonishing voice, array of curious instruments and beautifully unorthodox songs have been winning the plaudits since her debut EP, "Flame", came out on Tape Club in February. The 405 likened her sound to "a group of Gregorian lady-monks crowding around a broken photocopier, before U-turning through a meadow and burning a giant effigy of Vaughan Williams". Incredible live.
SYNAESTHETE
Kit's very own drum smashing, self-harmonising force of nature is back following the release of her lauded "Earth & Air" EP. Prepare for minimal wave synths, Bulgarian style harmonies and plenty of athletic tom walloping. Also excellent live. We are very proud of this lineup! 
On the decks will be Kit family Dramatic Records, Jonny Mugwump of Exotic Pylon and DJ Negative Skills (aka oMMM). Expect house party vibes, cheap beer and a free parcel of zine, mixtape and other goods! 
£8 adv / £10 door. Tickets available for preorder soon. 

30.05.2014

Math/ Ambient/ Post-Rock

A Cheery Wave Collective, Pythagoras Collective & The Minesweeper Collective present a night of Math / Ambient / Post-Rock....
RUMOUR CUBES
Soaring cinematic post-rock
"It was the sheer excitement in the room knowing that there was something extraordinary about to happen. Six of them slowly but surely start to invade the stage to set up all their equipment, electric violins, electric violas, electronic drum pads, even a joystick...." BEARDROCK
http://www.rumourcubes.com/

PATCHWORK NATIVES
Groove-heavy jazzy instrumental math for fans of Don Caballero and TTNG.
www.facebook.com/PatchworkNatives

HE WAS EATEN BY OWLS
Virtuosic post-math duo blending the technical fervour of math-rock with the intricate and heavily textured nature of classical and jazz.
www.facebook.com/hewaseatenbyowls

YAZMYN HENDRIX
Enchanting and beautiful solo a capella heart-break layered with loops and pedals.
https://soundcloud.com/yazmynhendrix

LUCY CLAIRE
Warm and comforting, strange and haunting ambient cinematic soundscapes.
'One of the best things on the Quietus' stereo this week has been composer Lucy Claire's Suite EP' - Laurie Tuffrey
www.facebook.com/lucyclaireelectrostrings

Plus: DJ's and Live Art

The entrance fee will be scaleable with all sorts of bonuses (including CDs and T-shirts) for those willing to contribute to independent music.

Friday 30th May - 7pm to 2am

05.06.2014

KICK THE CRUTCHES

DOORS- 19:00
 
OAHTN- 19:30- 20:00
DEMON SMILES- 20:15- 20:45
SS88- 21:00- 21:30
TRL- 21:45- 22:15
MUG- 22:30- 23:00

06.06.2014

OBLIVIONIZED

Oblivionized (Official) - Mathgrind
Old Skin - Dark Hardcore 
Let It Die - Metallic Hardcore
Grey Widow - nihilistic sludge blackened noize
+ MORE TBA

£5 ENTRY
Bleak Metal // The Bloated Corpse Of Punk

08.07.2014

UTR presents guardian alien

GUARDIAN ALIEN (Thrill Jockey)
Tuesday 8 July
Power Lunches, 446 Kingsland Road, Dalston, E8 4AE
8pm | £6 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/264501