Power Lunches Arts Cafe

446 Kingsland Road

Hackney, E8 4AE

Tel: 0207 998 1997

Shows

31.10.2014

555-5555

? ? ? ? ? ? ? SECRET GUEST TBA (LIVE) / VISIONIST (DJ) / GERRY READ (LIVE) / RAINER VEIL (LIVE) / PATTEN ('555-5555 CLUB SET')

- NUEVO, NIGHT, MONTHLY -

FRI OCT 31ST

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(?????? ??) LIVE GUEST TBA

Visionist
(Lit City Trax / Lost Codes) DJ 
https://soundcloud.com/litcity/4-visionist-first-love

Gerry Read
(Fourth Wave / Aus Music / Delsin Records) LIVE https://soundcloud.com/fourth-wave/socialize-1

RAINER VEIL 
(Modern Love) LIVE 
https://soundcloud.com/modernlove/negative-space

patten
(Warp Records) '555-5555 Club Set'


£6 ADV - MORE ON THE DOOR
ADV TICKETS:
http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?629282

01.11.2014

CHAOS THEORY presents

Chaos Theory presents a special one-off night of mindbending experimental rock with jazz flavours.

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Polymath

Insanely good instrumental progressive rock trio from Brighton. For the last two years they've managed to blow people away with their immense musicianship and dynamic live performances.

If you've not already caught their performances at ArcTanGent, Nice Weather For Airstrikes Records, Cosmic Carnage and The Facemelter, then what are you doing with your lives?

With four successful independent singles under their belts, they now are on the way to releasing their debut album (recorded by And So I Watch You From Afar engineer Lee McMahon) after smashing their crowdfunding target.

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Battleship Grey

A brand new band forged out of the remnants of experimental Secret Cinema Band. Fusing progressive rock, soul, funk and experimental sounds, we'll be hearing all new material from their upcoming EP.

This unique band will be releasing their first single here tonight as download codes and handmade numbered CDs.

"A bold and refreshing display in combining highly melodic, powerful vocal melodies with innovative, forward-looking rhythms" - XXY Magazine

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Survival Skills

A new solo project by Chris Sharkey, guitarist of pioneering projects such as Shiver (who headlined the PX3 stage at ArcTanGent 2014) and of nu jazz punk quartet Acoustic Ladyland.

Expect more experimental yet jawdropping precision and skill involving live production, guitars, vocals, synths, sequencers, samples and effects, all smashed together to form new sounds that will only ever be heard once.

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£5 at http://www.wegottickets.com/event/292791
£7 on the door

05.11.2014

ArucruZ

On Wednesday 5th November, Rooftop Collective release the second instalment of the Aracruz EP, featuring remixes from Jire, Old Man Diode, The Room Below, Joe Cowley and more.
To mark the release of the EP (and Bonfire Night!), Aracruz will perform his debut live set in collaboration with poet Indea Barbe Wilson.
DJ support comes from Old Man Diode, Jire, The Room Below, Tehbis, Crystal Xulu and RTC.
7.30pm-12am
Free Entry Before 9.30pm (£3 after)
One off CDs of the Preface EP will be sold on the night.

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)

 

 

07.11.2014

EMERALD CITY

Following on from the success of last year's Emerald City, E.M.M.A. (Keysound, Wavey Tones) joins Parris and Etch (Keysound, Soundman Chronicles) to host another party in Dalston, this time at Power Lunches on November 7th, featuring some very special guests. 

E.M.M.A., Etch and Parris said: "We've all had a really busy year but were keen to get our second party sorted as the last one with LV and Sully was really fun. The same theme applies to this night; we've brought in some artists who occupy complimentary musical spaces to our own, drawing on similar influences but each taking them in an entirely different direction. "Everyone on the bill has the ability to make brooding, bass focused music but at the same time there is an emphasis on melody, colour, and absorbing atmospheres which are crafted through their productions and sets. As the nights draw in and we get in to winter, we can't think of a better time to throw Emerald City II." 

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ACRE (Tectonic/Lost Codes/Project 13) - 
https://soundcloud.com/acre
https://www.facebook.com/AcreUK
http://acre-music.tumblr.com/
http://www.discogs.com/artist/2293170-Acre-3
@AcreUK 

From his mesmerising Forgotten EP for Visionist's Lost Codes label to his release on Pinch's new imprint, Cold Recordings as well as Tectonic, Acre's cold, warped aesthetic references grime, techno & dub whilst retaining an individual sound unlike anyone else. 

MOKADEM (Melodica/Dummy) -
https://soundcloud.com/mokadem
https://www.facebook.com/mokademuk
@mokademuk

London based Mokadem makes spectral electronic music which is bass-heavy, atmospheric and full of subtle melodic progressions. Her music merges non-Western influences with distinctly UK club rhythms, as seen on her Melodica Records debut earlier this year. She features next to E.M.M.A on Dummy Records (Brille Records sister label) "21st Century Pop" vinyl compilation alongside John Wizards, Larry Gus and others. 

HERMAN BRAHNS (Rye Wax/How The Other Half Lives) -
http://howtheotherhalflives.net/
http://www.junodownload.com/plus/2013/12/16/how-the-other-half-lives-set-for-return-with-herman-brahns-release/
http://www.redeyerecords.co.uk/vinyl/49804-htohl004-herman-brahns-pilot

The elusive Herman Brahns are a collective of artists based in Peckham, who are good friends of Rye Wax Records. Herman Brahns made waves last year with their amazing release on How The Other Half Lives. "Pilot" and "53py9" were "made very quickly and semi-live with the minimum of fiddling." Their sound is inspired by Wax Trax era dancefloor Industrial, Italo and synth soundtrack, as well as "the endless suffering and sorrow of existence." 

E.M.M.A. (Keysound/Dummy/Emerald City) - 
https://soundcloud.com/oiiemma
http://www.discogs.com/artist/3243829-EMMA-2
@oiiiemma

Since the release of Blue Gardens on Keysound in summer 2013, E.M.M.A. has been busy pushing the limits of her sound and exploring her musical interests. Having been commissioned for the first Tate Britain mix, appeared on Boiler Room, played FWD and invented prog-medieval grime in the shape of the recent "Mindmaze - Mumdance Special" for Mumdance's Rinse show, E.M.M.A. will be showcasing signed new material at Emerald City for the first time. 

PARRIS (Tempa/Keysound/Soundman Chronicles) -
https://soundcloud.com/parris_dj
https://www.facebook.com/parris1.dj
http://www.discogs.com/artist/3733236-Parris-2
https://www.facebook.com/soundmanchronicles
@parris_dj 

Producer & DJ, Parris has gone from strength to strength initially breaking into the scene via his incredible vinyl & dubplate only sets and his labelSoundman Chronicles which has housed releases to Etch, Epoch, Facta, Gantz & more. He has recently released on legendary label Tempa alongside producer Wen and with big things in the pipeline 2015 is set to be a huge year for both Parris and his label Soundman Chronicles.

ETCH (Keysound/Soundman Chronicles/Emerald City) -
https://soundcloud.com/d9kabloowww
https://www.facebook.com/ETCHofficial
http://www.mixcloud.com/etchesonmyhead/
http://www.discogs.com/artist/3340829-Etch-4
@E_TCH

Keysound & Soundman Chronicle's break scientist and Emerald City's resident is set to have an equally huge 2015 with a splattering of releases set to go on various labels and fresh back from his trip to New York forreconstrvct. Well known for the acclaimed Rise EP on Soundman Chronicles and Old School Methods EP on Keysound Recordings, Etch is set to turn the party out with the usual unexpected 100 to 160bpm selection with styles ranging from jungle to hardcore to grime to dubstep reminiscent of his own vibe and approach to production

£3 b4 11/ £5 after

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.

11.11.2014

LYDIA LOOP

Lydia Loop is a multi-instrumentalist and singer from London. She uses vintage keyboards and layered vocals to create lush, twisted pop lullabies that will transport you to a landscape shaped by 60s girl groups, 80s ballads and the Yamaha keyboard demos of her childhood. soundcloud.com/lydialoop

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

14.11.2014

PET SHOP 30TH BDAY

Leonore  &  jON  are proud to present their Pet Shop-themed 30th Birthday Party: 

Peepholes
http://www.wearepeepholes.co.uk/

Yola Fatoush (DJ Set)
http://www.yolafatoush.co.uk/

Ruby Waters 
https://www.facebook.com/rubywaters

Plus, more TBC. 

Costume is strongly encouraged. Think Pet Shop Boys, Pampered Pooches, Russian Dwarf Hamsters, 'Bubbles' the Monkey, Cyber Pets and Stick Insects.

Doors: 8pm
Entry: £5 (for the bands & performers)

More info coming very soon.

15.11.2014

USA NAILS

USA Nails' *Album Launch Party*
Come help us celebrate the release of our first album entitled 'Sonic Moist'. It will be available at the show on both 12" blue/transparent splattered vinyl AND limited cassette tape.

USA Nails
Kraut, noise-rock, punk a la Destruction Unit, Kill Yourself, Neu.
This is the release party for the forthcoming debut album entitled 'Sonic Moist'. The album will be available at the show on coloured vinyl, cassette and CD formats.

http://usanails.bandcamp.com/

Death Pedals 
Local fast punk/hardcore ffo Hot Snakes, RFTC etc. featuring members of Shitwife and Dead Arms. 

http://deathpedals.bandcamp.com/

COP
Noise-rock featuring ex/current members of Satellites of Love, Major Malfunction.

http://copmusic.bandcamp.com/

Rad DJs til late late late.

Cheap drinks, record fair, good music.

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

PLUS!

CIANURO

punk

 


£5/ 3 unwaged

 

7 30pm

20.11.2014

Organized Music from Thessaloniki

Organized Music from Thessaloniki is pleased to invite you to a small freak-noise convention, with representatives from around the globe and around the corner as well.

EMBARKER (US) & DEAD GUM (GR) are starting on a joint EU tour and their first stop is London, where they'll haunt the mirrored basement of Power Lunches with loud bangs, naughty feedback screeches and submerged emotional left turns.

Joining in will be local ppl, KOSTIS KILYMIS & AUTOTISTIKA

Sets 8-11pm. £6 entry

Expect table-top noise, fuzzy guitars, foreboding atmospheres, and a good dose of heady drones.

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EMBARKER is the solo project of audio visual artist Michael Roy Barker. Currently based in Philadelphia, he also plays / has played with such as Sharks with wings, The George Steeltoe Ensemble, and Hatchers. Mb uses a variety of electronics, modular synthesizer, homemade instruments, voice and processed audio collages to create hyperkinetic ADHD infused music that is often used as a soundtrack to found videos or as an interactive audio visual experience. He has performed widely in the US, and has also studied at STEIM in 2007 and been artist in Residence at the Experimental TV Center in Owego NY 2006-2007. He has a profound obsession with found media where he has released a CDr of found answering machine tapes on Heresee Records.
http://www.sendhelp.org/

DEAD GUM is the project of Panagiotis Spoulos (Wham Jah, Reverse Mouth, also labelhead of Phase! in Greece). For this project Spoulos relies on guitar and voice through minimal effects to create instant songs, psychedelic collages and direct, stripped-down bursts. The music itself -partially improvised but fully psychographic- has anthropocentric characteristics and lo-fi character and flirts with punk, bedroom pop and analog noise.
http://deadgum.tumblr.com/

KOSTIS KILYMIS works on audio feedback systems and re-presentation. His practice touches upon music, performance, installation work and video - developed using a mixture of electronic and acoustic approaches. He has collaborated with musicians such as Lucio Capece, Nikos Veliotis, Leif Elggren, Phil Julian, Sarah Hughes and Patrick Farmer. He also runs the Organized Music from Thessaloniki music label.
http://www.kostiskilymis.com/

AUTOTISTIKA is the solo project of Michael Rodham-Heaps. ... an improvised cassette pet of hypno loopage, ecstatic fallouts and rotting drone knots...
https://www.facebook.com/autotistika

22.11.2014

“Bloody Kids! IV”

BLOODY KIDS! PRESENTS:
 
Bullet Proof Lovers
(from the Basque Country and Madrid. Members of The Leftovers, La Perrera, Nuevo Catecismo Católico, Discipulos De Dionisos, Señor No, Brigada Criminal...)
 
Stingin' Nettles
(Low life punk rock from London)
 
Sly Persuaders
(Garage punk surf noize from London)
 
KAD
(Reptile garage psychos from London)
 
 
@ Power Lunches, 8pm, Free Upstairs, £4 Basement
Bands 8-12pm, DJs (free entry) (punk rock, power pop, garage, tango, hc...) midnight- 2am

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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+ SPECIAL GUESTS
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www.facebook.com/DisorderLondon

29.11.2014

FLUFFER presents

Baba Naga

 

Riddles

 

Virgin Kids!

 

more info soon

30.11.2014

MUH HE CON

AND LOST HARBOURS 

6PM

PAY WHAT YOU CAN 

05.12.2014

BEAR VS MANERO

A night of Alt/Math/Noise/Rawk/Etc at a wicked venue.

https://craigelliott.bandcamp.com/ - Fuzzy, Alt/Noise-Rock overjoyed with hyperactivity and paranoia
https://blacklightbrigade.bandcamp.com/ - regressive rock / no-fi
https://punchingswans.bandcamp.com/ - heavy math punk
https://bearvsmanero.bandcamp.com/
Drones 4u - noise drone collaboration from  raxil4  &  Cementimental

'Making The Decision To Go To This Gig' - A pick-a-path adventure: 

It's Friday night. You find yourself watching Two and a Half Men repeats again. Do you...
a) Decide to leave the house?
b) Wiki Charlie Sheen?
c) Laugh hysterically...coz he made a wry comment loaded with sexual innuendo...coz he's a womaniser and shit...get it?...ahahahaha...classic.

You wisely choose to leave the house. Do you...
a) Assemble a group of friends in a car park to engage in a night of scrumpy-hands...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scrumpy_hands
...of almost cataclysmic proportions?
b) Assemble a group of friends in a field to engage in a night of scrumpy-hands of almost cataclysmic proportions?
c) Go to Power Lunches to check out some sweet bands, get to that good level of drunkeness where you start talking massive amounts of shit, and launch into a passionate rant about what the best guitar solo ever is or who the best batman was or something?

You choose scrumpy-hands in a field. A fool's gambit indeed! You perish from scrumpy-induced melancholy. You awake in Hades where you spend eternity in a restaurant, seated with Billy Corgan, the singer from Tool and Will Smith circa Wild Wild West, waiting for entrees that never arrive. Do you strike up a conversation with...
a) The Corgster?
b) Whatshisname?
c) The Fresh Prince?

You choose Corgarama...may god have mercy on your soul.

10.12.2014

Phil Julian & John Macedo

3 electronic duo sets:
Phil Julian & John Macedo
Lee Fraser & Erik Nyström
Paul Watson & Duncan Harrison 

13.12.2014

LOVE LOVE records pres. ANKLEPANTS

Love Love Records presents Dr. Reecard Farché AKA  Anklepants  plays atPower Lunches in London as part of his extensivé world tour.

With support from:

Mixmaster Morris [Ninja Tune]
Lenkemz  [Mad Decent]
weyheyhey !! [Love Love Records]
Shinra [null+void]
Rory Moronik [Distant Planet]

This show is sold out, but there is a Sunday night show at the same venue. -  https://www.facebook.com/events/369303596556513/


http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?628704

Location of the after party will be revealed on the night.

www.reecardfarche.com
www.loveloverecords.co.uk

14.12.2014

LOVE LOVE records pres. ANKLEPANTS

Due to popular demand, we have organised a 2nd  Anklepants  date in London the following night at  Power Lunches in Hackney. So if you didn't get a chance to get a ticket last time, here is another opportunity to see Dr Reecard Farché in an intimate environment.

Support acts will be announced shortly.

As before, tickets are very limited and ONLY available from Resident Advisor. There will be none on the door.

Buy tickets here -  http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?642674

www.reecardfarche.com
www.loveloverecords.co.uk

20.12.2014

GÆZ V

more info soon...