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April 5, 2019

Memory Of Elephants album launch + HAG + Upcdownc

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.

ACCESSIBILITY:
- 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

Start: April 5, 2019 7:00 pm
End: April 5, 2019 11:00 pm
Venue: The Black Heart
Phone: 020 7428 9730
Address:
3 Greenland Place, London, NW1 0AP, United Kingdom
Cost: £10

January 19, 2019

Russian anti-fascists under attack: Solidarity demo

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
Feminist Fightback
London Anti-fascists
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:

https://rupression.com/en/

https://therussianreader.com/

https://www.opendemocracy.net/od-russia

Start: January 19, 2019 2:00 pm
End: January 19, 2019 6:00 pm
Venue: Cable Street Mural
Address:
236 Cable Street, London, E1 0BL, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

June 21, 2018

Stand Up for The Elephant

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.

Start: June 21, 2018 6:00 pm
End: June 21, 2018 9:00 pm
Venue: London College of Communication
Address:
Elephant & Castle, London, SE1 6SB , United Kingdom
Cost: Free

May 25, 2018

HTV ZINE &Z.G.CREW PROUDLY PRESENTS :CHAOS UK (LONDON)ISOTOPE SOAP (SWEDEN) SIKSA(PL.)

GIG,EVENT ,SHOW PUNK ROCK

Start: May 25, 2018 7:00 pm
End: May 25, 2018 11:00 pm
Venue: NEW RIVER STUDIOS
Phone: 07708819361
Address:
199 EADE ROAD , LONDON , N4 1DN, United Kingdom
Cost: 10

May 11, 2018

Chaos Theory/Match& fuse present: The Display Team, Magnus Loom, Ms Mercy

Genre-fluid promoters of the weird and wacky Chaos Theory join forces with promoters of avant-garde jazz, prog and all manner of genre-colliding music Match&Fuse, to present a special lineup of audio oddities.

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The Display Team

Two years after Chaos Theory had the sheer giggly joy of working with this supergroup on their sold out album launch show.

Containing members of Nøught, Gong and Knifeworld, this prog-punk orchestra creates a heavy assault of surprisingly upbeat, melodic nonsense, resulting in something like a cross between The Specials and Mr Bungle.

“A beast with 24 limbs, and 6 brains fused into a sympathetic matrix of heady harmonies, ballistic brass, romping-stomping riffs and more “wonk” than a bad hedge.” – Sputnikmusic

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Magnus Loom

A heady mix of almost indefinable sounds, utilising heavy electronics, light-fingered instrumentation and falsetto vocals to result in a medley of experimental pop and punk. Of sorts.

“A cornucopia of brightly burning pitches and rhythms.” – Folk and Honey

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Ms Mercy (launch gig)

A new noise project of total chaos, rock, metal, noise, prog, punk and more, featuring members of WorldService Project. A brilliant FNM/SOAD/Bunglesque experience.

Start: May 11, 2018 7:30 pm
End: May 11, 2018 11:00 pm
Venue: New River Studios
Phone: 07794 450127
Address:
199 Eade Road, London, N4 1DN, United Kingdom
Cost: £6

May 4, 2018

The Facemelter at NRS

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.

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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

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Codices

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

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A Werewolf!

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

Start: May 4, 2018 7:30 pm
End: May 4, 2018 11:00 pm
Venue: New River Studios
Phone: 07794 450127
Address:
199 Eade Road, London, N4 1DN, United Kingdom
Cost: £6

June 30, 2017

HTV ZINE PRESENT

LIVE SHOW START 7PM SIKSA:danger ,discomfort,feminizm,performance ,improvised art punk .DEMOLKA:electro clash punk.ALLES:anarcho dark wave ,electronic punk music .

Start: June 30, 2017 7:00 pm
End: June 30, 2017 11:00 pm
Venue: NEW RIVER STUDIOS
Phone: 07708819361
Address:
199 EADE ROAD , LONDON, N4 1DN, United Kingdom
Cost: 10

October 30, 2016

London Punk Sessions Halloween Special – 8 bands and BBQ grub for 5 quid.

Punk Rock BBQ – Pizzatramp -Shot! -The Blue Carpet Band -The Featherz -The Domestics and more!

Start: October 30, 2016 4:00 pm
End: October 30, 2016 9:30 pm
Venue: The Windmill - Brixton
Phone: 020 8671 0700
Address:
22 Blenheim Gardens, London, SW2 5BZ, United Kingdom
Cost: 5