April 5, 2019
Chaos Theory presents an evening of noise, math rock, prog and post-rock, as we celebrate Bristol trio Memory Of Elephant’s debut album Beachballin’. This will be the first place you’ll be able to pick up a copy.
Memory of Elephants – Noisy cacophony, spliced with intricately complex composition, spliced with soaring post-rock jams. Always an amazing time.
HAG – Riotous punk and stoner rock from the London trio.
Upcdownc – Krautrock meets heavy sludge. After their brilliant set at 9 Years Of Chaos, we couldn’t wait to get them back.
- There’s a small step into the building with an additional two steps up to the bar level
- The live music venue is on the first floor, up two flights of steps
- There is a railing on the right side of the stairs up until the top five steps, when it stops
- There are ample unisex toilets on both floors
- There is a small bar in the upstairs venue, limited to five different brands of canned beer, cider and soft drinks
January 19, 2019
On 19 January 2019 anti-fascists and anarchists from across the UK will hold a demonstration in solidarity with our Russian comrades who are being arrested, framed and tortured in a brutal wave of repression which has put eleven Russian anti-fascists behind bars, facing obviously fabricated charges which could see them jailed for five to twenty years each. Two of the detained are currently on hunger strike against their inhumane treatment.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1954513344639049/
The repression began in autumn 2017 when six anti-fascists were arrested in Penza and had weapons and explosives planted on them. The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) tortured the anti-fascists in the pre-trial detention facility by electrocuting them, beating them and hanging them upside down. While torturing them, security chiefs forced the activists to memorise the testimony the FSB wanted them to give: that they were part of a fictional terrorist group called ‘The Network’.
Two more anti-fascists were arrested in St. Petersburg at the end of January 2018 and were also beaten, electrocuted and forced to incriminate themselves by saying they were members of ‘The Network’. A third person was accused in St. Petersburg and two more from Penza have also been arrested for supposed involvement in this make-believe organisation. The FSB claims that the detainees planned to arrange explosions during the presidential elections and the World Cup to “further destabilise the political situation in the country”.
After knowledge of the fabricated court cases and horrific torture became widespread, solidarity actions started to take place, but this led to more repression. Some Russian activists who took part were detained, electrocuted and had criminal proceedings started against them – just for expressing solidarity.
This repression of anti-fascists comes at a time when the Russian state are working with gangs of far-right thugs to repress the whole of civil society. One poignant example of this happened ten years ago, two Russian anti-fascists, journalist Anastasia Baburova and lawyer Stanislav Markelov, were murdered by fascists in broad daylight on 19 January. Every year, Russian anarchists and anti-fascists gather to remember them.
On Saturday 19 January 2019 we are calling for everybody opposed to racism, xenophobia, fascism and the upsurge of far-right populism sweeping the world to join us on the streets to express our solidarity with Russian anti-fascists. The demonstration will start at the Cable Street mural near Shadwell station, east London and will feature speakers and a rally.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1954513344639049/
This demonstration is supported by:
Anarchist Communist Group
Plan C LDN
Please email london19jan(at)riseup.net to add your organisation to the list of supporters.
For more information on the ‘Network’ case, see:
June 21, 2018
Tax avoiding property giant Delancey and University of the Arts London (UAL) have partnered for a development plan which will see the Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre demolished and replaced with luxury housing and a new building for UAL’s London College of Communication (LCC) turfing out the working class and largely Latin traders and wider community from the Elephant. This is social cleansing and would only result in the further gentrification of Southwark.
In January Southwark’s Planning Committee rejected the plan after community pressure. Later that month the committee re-met to decide and submit their reasons for refusal but widespread opposition and scrutiny pressured Delaney into postponing
the final vote till the summer and later making some concessions including an increase in the social housing commitment and assurance the bingo would remain.
This is testament to what’s possible when we organise and take action but
there’s still a long way to go and much to win, 7% social housing is an
increase but still shamefully low.
The vote on the revised development plan is likely to take place in July so this is our final opportunity to once again come together, make our demands known and push for a vital increase in social housing, affordable retail units and compensation for all traders and meaningful involvement and accountability for the people who live, work and study in the Elephant.
May 25, 2018
GIG,EVENT ,SHOW PUNK ROCK
May 4, 2018
This month, Chaos Theory’s long-running event is in a different venue for a change! And all for an immense display of jawdropping math rock glory.
Memory Of Elephants
A trio from Bristol who are insanely brilliant at making technically perfect math rock sound like noise and making noise rock sound like progressive perfection.
They blew us away at when playing with Zolle last year and with and at The Facemelter the year before. Come and wrap your noodles around this sound.
“A psychedelic, noisy twist on their math-rock sound.” – Atom Smasher Music
A band we saw playing with Lost In The Riots last year, and one who’s made a strong start to their career with their debut EP ‘Illuminations’.
Sitting between exciting and pacey math rock and instrumental post-rock, they’re a hit with fans of any type of rock music.
“Reaching back into a time when math-rock and post-rock were closer than they are now” – Echoes And Dust
A frantically awesome guitarist-drummer outfit playing what can only be described as a cacophonous mix of math rock and grindcore, with the party attitude of slam death metal.
Truly awesome stuff.
“Throws the listener around like a rag doll and is as majestic as it is uncomfortable.” – Louder Than War Magazine
June 30, 2017
LIVE SHOW START 7PM SIKSA:danger ,discomfort,feminizm,performance ,improvised art punk .DEMOLKA:electro clash punk.ALLES:anarcho dark wave ,electronic punk music .
October 30, 2016
Punk Rock BBQ – Pizzatramp -Shot! -The Blue Carpet Band -The Featherz -The Domestics and more!