Power Lunches Arts Cafe

446 Kingsland Road

Hackney, E8 4AE

Tel: 0207 998 1997

Shows

16.04.2014

MISERABLE MAN

Back to Power Lunches for some heavy, steaming, punk from THE CONNECTORS, a sweeping wall of sound courtesy of BLONDE BUNNY, angry young man music from CASSELS and blistering feedback provided by SHE 


The Connectors
Punk swag with rock & roll guitar strings weaved through a solid, skank-worthy drumbeat, blasted through your ears with a drone of non-beauty from the frontman.
http://theconnectorsmusic.bandcamp.com/

Blonde Bunny
Falsettos mixed with catchy riffs, driving bass lines and whirling guitar leads.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOjBPio-Th0

Cassels
Another fucking noisey two piece.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRHJMK22D8w

SHE
"The seasoned musicians look on in bewilderment; this is messy, bonkers and more than a little bit thrilling!"
https://soundcloud.com/themusicofshe/sets/sheezus-1/

17.04.2014

KEROLEEN records presents

Keroleen Records presents a night of okay music for alright people...

PLAYLOUNGE
2 bonnie lads making your new favourite din
http://playlounge.bandcamp.com/
http://www.facebook.com/playloungeslay

DOE
3 dorks with impeccable personal hygiene
http://www.soundcloud.com/doetheband
http://www.facebook.com/hellowearedoe

BLOOMER
4 cats exuding enviable nonchalance
http://bloomerlondon.bandcamp.com/
http://www.facebook.com/wearebloomer

THE EXHAUSTS
3 cunts who should know better
http://everythingsucksmusic.bandcamp.com/album/eric-cantona
http://www.facebook.com/theexhausts

Jake and Nicola will also be 'DJing' i.e. playing music off of a phone through speakers that are better than that of a phone.

£3 IN - 7PM DOORS - FIRST BAND AT 8PM - 12AM GTFO

18.04.2014

Terminal Gods

Heavy Leather Promotions and  A New Dusk present:

Terminal Gods and  Cold in Berlin double headline show
+ Support from  Bête Noire.

+ A New Dusk after party w/ Post Punk, Minimal, and Cold Wave DJs  Matthew Coulam and  Lucretia Guessit.

Friday 18 April · 9pm · £5 adv / £7 otd
Power Lunches Arts Cafe · Hackney · E8 4AE

Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/267197#.Uy1Kyqh_vfK

19.04.2014

DIY label / 2nd hand RECORD FAIR

coincidentally on the day that lots of people get up silly early to stand in queue for overpriced records, we bring you:

a fun afternoon of second hand records, DIY labels, possibly drinking some beers in the sun if you're lucky etc etc

more details/space/price tbc (trying to sort out some tables to maximise space downstairs) but if you'd like to register interest in selling off some of your old scratched records send a message or an email over to coletterosa at riseup.net

19.04.2014

close to home presents

BLOODY KNEES - 
fuzzy punk rock from Cambridge
https://www.facebook.com/bloodyknees

WALLEATER
shoegaze / alternative from Leeds.
https://www.facebook.com/walleaterbanduk

GERM
dreamy, reverb-laden grunge from Birmingham
https://www.facebook.com/wearegerm

THE NEW TUSK
lo-fi punk from Kingston / Brighton.
https://www.facebook.com/thenewtusk

APRIL 19th at POWER LUNCHES in London. 446 Kingsland Road, Hackney, E8 4AE

Slightly early start of 6:30pm, due to the curfew of 10pm. Make sure you get down early.

Adv. tickets are £6 and come with a copy of the Walleater 7" waiting for you upon entry (or exit if you don't wanna carry it about all evening). Your name will go on to a list which will be on the door. You can also chance it and pay £4 on the door, though you'll also have to buy the Walleater record separately.

19.04.2014

AUTOMATIC

AUTOMATIC III: the resurrection


The only way to spend your easter weekend!

Saturday 19th April

as ever... £2 entry!
£3 COCKTAILS!

SEE YOU ON THE DANCEFLOOR

20.04.2014

Adam & Elvis

We're very excited to finally get our E.P 'Slow Men Drive Fast Cars' out there.

It's released on 16th April and to celebrate we're playing a show @ Power Lunches in Hackney.
We have great support from  Council La Trappistine and another unconfirmed act, some performance poetry and DJS spinning top choons after the bands are done.
It's on bank holiday Sunday 20th April, so Sunday messiness with none of the Monday blues.
More details to follow on this page.
Clean ya boots and get down for some classy boogie woogie!
ADAM&ELVIS X

22.04.2014

KMG live presents

IAN SIEGAL (SOLO)

+ TREVOR MOSS AND HANNAH LOU

Power Lunches, 446 Kingsland Road, London E8 4AE

Tuesday April 22nd 2014. 8pm-Late. £14.00

Ian Siegal: Though he is best known as a bluesman and variously described as a legend and a national treasure, a typical Siegal solo show is much more than blues, taking in the American folklore of songwriters such Guy Clarke and Townes Van Zandt, and his own genre-defying songs.  What binds together this varied repertoire is Siegal's fabulous voice and command of the guitar.


Siegal is known as a bluesman, but it's just one shade in the palette of an artist who slips between continents, eras and expectations. They say you can't sing the blues until you've lived the life, and when Ian Siegal steps up to the mic, you can hear the slings and arrows. Recent years have seen the songwriter catch fire, with British Blues Awards raining down and consecutive nominations in 2012 & 2013 for  Contemporary Album of The Year in the Blues Music Awards - in effect, the Grammys of the Blues. https://soundcloud.com/iansiegal

 

"One of the most innovative, gifted and engaging blues performers on the planet today." Mojo

"A national treasure." Classic Rock


Trevor Moss & Hannah-Louare a husband-and-wife team of song-writers and musicians.In 2008 they established a folk club in London, The Lantern Society, which in 2009 also became the home of Lantern Society Radio Hour. Hosted by Trevor Moss, this bimonthly show features live performances, interviews with the artists, and first glimpses of brand new music by The Lantern Players. 

They decided to become a duo after having released the album Indigo Moss with their band of the same name in 2007. Three singles were released from it, gaining the song-writing partnership much national radio play. Consecutive singles achieved record of the week status on BBC Radio 2's Radcliffe and Maconie, and Phil Jupitus shows.
https://soundcloud.com/trevormossandhannahlou

"Music to fall in love with" GOD IS IN THE TV

"The real thing....sounds like the harvest itself coming in to bloom". AMERICANA UK

"An extraordinary technical and musical achievement, particularly given popular trend" NME

"Beautiful, gentle harmonies and intricate musical structure remind of the magical tones of Nick Drake" ARTROCKER



Website: www.koreema.com

Tickets: https://tickets.songkick.com/events/19965803

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/koreema/sets/kmg-live-presents-ian-siegal

For more info contact and guest list requests: info@kmglive.co.uk

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/457839900983227


23.04.2014

circular LAUNCH

The Mor Paranoids - Lo-fi/post-punk/garage stompsters with new LP 'Circular' (WIAIWYA London) out Record Store Day 2014.

https://soundcloud.com/them-p-s/things-that-make-you-go

Avenging Force - Rare appearance in London from Albini-produced power trio, unmissable live! (The Avenging Force/Sea Records York)

https://soundcloud.com/info-861-1/losing-my-hair-by-avenging

Funsize Lions - Top electro/art pop band, on the receiving end of kudos from Peel and Ladytron. (But Is It Art? Sweden)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXlnNw7qG3Y

24.04.2014

SWEETHEART ep launch

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

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

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

+ one more TBC

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

tba

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.

 

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Early Bird Tickets on sale now:

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

Weekender (Fri/Sat/Sun) Passes:
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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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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

10.05.2014

RAJAYTTAJAT

From Fiinland

RAJAYTTAJAT

 

plus Sauna Youth

Retrofuture

and Majorettes

£6

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, drummer Leo Taylor and kora master Kadialy Kouyate, 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. 

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

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