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August 13, 2019

ZU (Carboniferous 10th anniversary), Nøught, Thumpermonkey

Brace yourselves for a night of mindbending noise, jazz, prog rock and psychedelia.

Zu have influenced thousands of musicians over the last two decades with their punchy, industrial approach to explosive noise rock. This tour celebrates ten years since the release of the sax, drums and bass trio’s most iconic album, Carboniferous, released via Ipecac Recordings on March 2009.

Nøught are a supergroup of world-class jazz musicians producing unpredictably wild avant-rock and ominous psychedelic ramblings. Rarely able to play or record together due to their commitments to so many other renowned projects, this will be the latest chance to hear what sounds we can expect from their first album in almost twenty years (whenever that’s ready!).

Thumpermonkey have been rising through the worlds of prog, art rock and post-rock, never sitting comfortably in any, but appealing to all with their unusually nuanced approach to songwriting. They received wide acclaim after the release of their EP Electricity and their latest album Make Me Young, etc., which you can buy now via Rockosmos. A transcendent experience.

Start: August 13, 2019 7:30 pm
End: August 13, 2019 11:00 pm
Venue: The Lexington
Phone: 020 7837 5371
Address:
96-98 Pentonville Rd, London, N1 9JB, United Kingdom
Cost: £14.30

April 26, 2019

Lost In The Riots “Bonds” album launch

Math rock and post-hardcore four-piece Lost in the Riots make their comeback with storming new album Bonds.

They want to celebrate with you and are bringing Poly-Math and Fall Of Messiah for the ride. This will be the first place you can get your hands on a copy of the album.

Presented by Chaos Theory.

Start: April 26, 2019 7:00 pm
End: April 26, 2019 10:30 pm
Venue: The Shacklewell Arms
Phone: 020 7249 0810
Address:
71 Shacklewell Ln, London, E8 2EB, United Kingdom
Cost: £9

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

March 22, 2019

Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard album launch w/ Elephant Tree

Chaos Theory presents the ideal soundtrack to your next intergalactic voyage, Welsh psych heavyweights Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard launch their third album.

Support comes from heavy stoner stalwarts Elephant Tree.

ACCESSIBILITY:
- The venue is located up a long, narrow flight of 27 steps, with a handrail running along both sides
- There are toilets for separate genders on both floors
- There is a bar upstairs serving spirits, wines and bottled beers

Start: March 22, 2019 7:00 pm
End: March 22, 2019 11:00 pm
Venue: The Lexington
Phone: 020 7837 5371
Address:
96-98 Pentonville Rd, London, N1 9JB, United Kingdom
Cost: £10

October 12, 2018 – October 13, 2018

Earthtide, Black Helium, Nunchucker FREE ENTRY

Local Stoner Rock legends EARTHTIDE are back (with Jager) to bruise your soul with fat riffs of epic proportions!

The Fighting Cocks debut for the AWESOME heavy psych stoners Black Helium (not to be missed) and Nunchucker return to mess with your brain with their unrepentant Hard Rock n Roll!!!

If you dig fat heavy RIFFS then this has your name on it.

FREE ENTRY

Doors at 8. Late bar open till 1am. The Fighting Cocks is an 18+ bar and venue…. pls bring ID to avoid disappointment.

Sponsored by Fireball Whisky

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Start: October 12, 2018 8:00 pm
End: October 13, 2018 1:00 am
Venue: The Fighting Cocks
Address:
56 Old London Road, Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 6QA, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

July 14, 2018 – July 15, 2018

The Courtesy Group Album Launch / The Drift / Lofe / Hemming Tong

COURTESY GROUP – Think Birthday Party meets Captain Beefheart and you won’t be far off. In town to launch their long awaited follow up to the acclaimed Tradesman’s Entrance album their second LP is entitled Second City Liquor and contains all the usual sonic bluster and acerbic wit you’ve come to expect.
“Here’s Hutchins, the howling faggot and pea-fuelled visionary, vindicated at last, and at his finest where precipitous and sluggardly guitars fabricate a kind of psychedelic drizzle, a dying sun glimpsed through an industrial smog.” Stewart Lee/ THE SUNDAY TIMES****
“Blue-collar Brummie Beefheart, mighty mangled tunes and riffage, great lyrics and attitude, a fine name: what more do you want from a group ?!” John Cooper Clarke.
THE DRIFT – Garage punk ensemble with a hint of Pixie-esque grit back on home turf to push their new CD of fiercely digested garage punk nuggets. Ex Deptford Beach Babes & Probing Cranks.

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LOFE – Wholegrain and far from seeded and rising fast in the south yeast. Avant beats, elastic band bass and a lavish dollop of Quobble & speak. Ex Brain Of Morbius & One True Dog well and truly off the leash
DJ Hemming Tong until 2am punk/post-punk/charity shop finds
FREE before 9pm £5 after

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Start: July 14, 2018 9:00 pm
End: July 15, 2018 2:00 am
Venue: Fox & Firkin
Phone: 020 8690 0969
Address:
316 Lewisham High St, London, SE13 6JZ, United Kingdom
Cost: Free before 9pm, £5 after