July 5, 2018
Freedom Bookshop has signed up for the First Thursdays circuit in East London for venues (mainly art) to stay open late and provide free spaces for people to gather and socialise.
This first month is presented by some artistic members of the bookshop and the decentre social space upstairs.
Members of the Bookshop & Decentre present: Temporary Autonomous Alleyway Art* featuring live music, performance, autonomy and art – plus the bookshop will be open for all your anarcho-lit needs.
WONDRWOMN – The Girl Next Door, that raps. This North London artist specialises in crafting her own unique brand of ‘Grit Pop’, blending elements of Hip Hop, Psychedelic Soul and Funk. Her EP ‘The Girl Next Door, that raps.’ is available on Apple Music, iTunes, BandCamp. FB: Wondr Womn [www.facebook.com/wondrwomn]
ALICE KARVELI – an interdisciplinary mixed media artist whose work focuses on transformative performance, both live and on film, involving sculptural elements, hypnotic soundscapes, and a visceral kinaesthetic approach. “To drown/ To swim” is an inner dialogue between different aspects of Self, each in the process of emancipation from the clutches of their crutches.
MAD MAT VALENTINE – legendary street performer and urchin. No promotion necessary.
FREQ-SHOW – There are talented artists and then there is Freq-Show. So untalented and unsexy that it must all be an act. Kinky fire-based freak show, one not to be missed (as he’ll probably fall on top of you)
Plus tunes from INSTAMASH and artwork from Vytautas Unsane.
*Not to be confused with Temporary Autonomous Art!
May 21, 2018
Justommy Entertainment presents Mau Mau Monday: raw power live punk & rock featuring:
WHO KILLED NANCY JOHNSON? – Incendiary punk band from Reading. “It’s really worth getting to see these guys” – Punkarolla. “Bloody good… shades of Killing Joke” – RG New Music.
CRAZY MARY – Psychedelia, tribal music and Velvet Underground inspired no wave from New York. Carries the flame for a time when downtown Manhattan was at its post-punk apex – gritty, smart, artful, edgy and sexy.
BRADY BUNCH – A large blended family with six children getting up to hilarious escapades. Or, punk/rock/raw power. Come along to find out which.
BILLORDO – Anti-folk lo-fi troubadour from Buenos Aires. 34 tours, 18 videos, 12 records, 2 hands, 1 heart.
The Mau Mau Bar is an old-school multicultural melting pot, Bohemian to its core – a mellow, cosy, home away from home for musicians and artists. Two mins away from Ladbroke Grove and Westbourne Park tube station, 10-15 mins walk from Notting Hill Gate tube station. Address: 265 Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London W11 1LR.
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
April 7, 2018
Our annual festival of contrasts and curveballs returns for it’s second year and once again, we have got a badass lineup for all of you to marvel over. Highlights from last year can be found here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLJi3Eo6S8c
We can’t wait to do this again!
The Sweet Release of Death
Post-punk trio from Rotterdam. With a heavy and enjoyable dose of nihilism, doom and gloom
Death and the Penguin
London art-rockers. Sounds like Oscar Wilde might’ve if he was a band
Quitter (FKA Quitter)
Latest incarnation of Scottish lo-fi lounge lizard. He may or may not be joined by some pals as well.
Avant-folk sonic art from Brighton. She might (or might not) be performing work from her new project Taut
Birmingham hardcore lot bringing some much needed shambolic noise
Improvised grindcore from Apocalypse Jazz Unit mainman. For fans of getting drunk before midday
Jazz group based in London via Italy, Germany and Greece. A collaboration between Sylvia Schmidt (vocals), Fabrizio Brusca (gtr), Maria Chiara Argirò (keys) and Thodoris Ziarkas (bass)
Noise project from former Throats/Wren/Pack of Wolves Arkestra vocalist
Alt folk singer from Stirling. For fans of all of those jangly C86 bands.
Improv set between bassist Si Paton and percussionist Simon Gajewski. We don’t really know what we called the band this
They hold an evil monopoly on the free improv circuit
£13 adv, £15 otd, £10 students/super broke
April 5, 2018
Becoming///Animal (members of Zu/This Mortal Coil/Cindytalk), The Brain Center at Whipple’s, Mark Dicker
Chaos Theory proudly presents Becoming /// Animal, a new project by amazing collaborative duo Massimo Pupillo of Zu, and Gordon Sharp of Cindytalk and This Mortal Coil.
Their first album “A Distant Hand Lifted”, an intense, filtered orchestra that roars and hisses, becoming one with magnificent haunting vocals, has just been released by Trost Records.
The Brain Center at Whipple’s, an experimental semi-improvisational trio who use noise and electronics shamelessly. Last seen by us when they DJed at Mouse On The Keys, Mutiny on the Bounty and Strobes at Rich Mix last year.
Mark Dicker of Bruxa Maria and Palehorse, performing his solo project, rife with heavy electronic sounds and audio experimentation.
October 23, 2017
Chaos Theory presents a unique collaborative performance from some of the world’s most powerful cult artists.
Swans member Jarboe joins forces with Italian Occult propagators of insight through terror Father Murphy, as they perform a single set in three parts.
Father Murphy will open with their avant-garde dark creations, to be joined by Jarboe to perform their new collaborative EP, out on Consouling Sounds on 22nd September.
Jarboe will then perform her own material, with Father Murphy providing their own twist to her sounds as her backing band.
Ambient darkness will be provided before and after the performance by producer Metalogue.
This will be an experience like no other.