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May 28, 2018

Migraines + Skinners + MethxCamp + Zek + Apocalypse Addiction @New River Studios

The West Country Brotherhood are coming to smash New River Studios dick in half, smoke a phatty and play some choonage with 2 BANGIN London bands- Zek and Apocalypse Addiction! 8===x==D- – - – - – - – -
It’s all in the name of foreplay + fundraisin’ for our Greek tour which starts the next day=hangover on a plane! Gonna be sick!

Skinners – Bath Leftist Powerviolence

Migraines- Bristol Sk8-HxC! New album, Young, Gifted & Fast, on bandcamp now…

Methxcamp- Bristol Tyskieviolence

Apocalypse Addiction- Apocalyptic dbeat/thrash from London

ZEK- Raw n raging hardcore n noisy Londoners

Creds for the poster art to Olivia Sparrow @

Venue: New River Studios
Damage: £4 / Liver

Start: May 28, 2018 7:00 pm
End: May 28, 2018 11:15 pm
Venue: New River Studios
Ground Floor, Unit E, 199 Eade Road, Landan, N4 1DN, United Kingdom
Cost: 4

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.

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

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

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
199 Eade Road, London, N4 1DN, United Kingdom
Cost: £6

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.

Support from:

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.

Start: April 5, 2018 7:30 pm
End: April 5, 2018 11:00 pm
Venue: Servant Jazz Quarters
Phone: 020 7684 8411
10A Bradbury Street, London, N16 8JN, United Kingdom
Cost: £10

March 7, 2018 – March 9, 2018

Hear Me Howl – gig theatre

Lights Down Productions present – HEAR ME HOWL, a one woman, rowdy as hell piece of gig-theatre like no other.

Jess is turning 30 and she’s just discovered punk. Some might say punk is dead, others would say she should really stick to the day job, but the resounding concern is: shouldn’t she be concentrating on settling down by now?
The play explores the characters journey via her discovery of punk music (& punk philosophy) and her story is told from behind and with the help of a drum kit and defiant, with drumsticks in hands, Jess lurches into an unknown future, one where she throws convention to the wind, and questions how much autonomy those with a womb really do have, here in the western world.

It promises to be a very punk, DIY performance, half gig/half spoken word, full rage! Through learning about punk Jess finds a way to express her anger at what society expects from her and she rages against the path her life is on.

We are at Landor Space, Clapham, South London 7th, 8th and 9th March at 7:30pm and 9th March at 2:30pm.

Tickets £10 full price, £8 concessions

Start: March 7, 2018 7:30 pm
End: March 9, 2018 7:30 pm
Venue: Landor Space
Phone: 02077 373419
70 LANDOR ROAD, London, SW9 9PH, United Kingdom
Cost: £10/£8

October 21, 2017

Punk 4 the Homeless – Proud City Fathers + Brewer + Rites of Hadda + Steve White & Lol + Eagle Spits + more

PUNK 4 THE HOMELESS proudly present another night @ the Gunners

Featuring the wonderful:
Proud City Fathers –
Rites of Haḍḍā –
Steve White and Funky Lol (Steve White & The Protest Family) –

+ poetry from Eagle Spits –
& more TBA

Free entrance on the door, but donations are very much encouraged!

P4TH merch will also be available on the night, with all profits and donations going straight to Compass Children’s Charity for their important work with street children in Latin America

Start: October 21, 2017 7:00 pm
End: October 21, 2017 11:00 pm
Venue: The Gunners
Phone: 020 7226 5033
204 Blackstock Road, London, N5 1EN, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

September 12, 2017

The Spoken Word Night of Art the Arms Fair

Suggested donations for Campaign Against Arms Trade on the door – £5 unwaged/£10 waged/£20 loaded.

There will be a bar. We reserve the right to give your ticket to someone on the door if you are not in the venue by 7.45pm.

Start: September 12, 2017 7:30 pm
End: September 12, 2017 10:00 pm
Venue: SET
Capstan House, Clove Cresent, London, E14 2BA, United Kingdom

March 11, 2017 – March 12, 2017

Chaos Theory presents: 4 Card Trick

Ladies and gents! Chaos Theory presents a one-off special event packed with live music, film, spoken word, card games and other tricks, all draped in a haze of noir, blues, jazz and rock ‘n’ roll.

There will be an early opening treat for all of those in the café out front before the main performances begin…

Georges Kaplan Presents… with actor Phil Philmar: spoken word narratives of Georges with musical accompaniment and film projections. We will screen ‘Can’t Say It Is ‘Cause it Ain’t’ (90 seconds) and ‘How it All Began’ (2:41) followed by a montage of old films. There will be covers of Twin Peaks songs for the second half of this set.

The EP will be sold as download codes on custom-made playing cards.

Main venue space:
Jonny Halifax and The Howling Truth

Rock ‘n’ roll punk blues filtered through a psychedelic swamp.

Jonny Halifax (vocals, lap steel, harmonica, rhythm machine) and musical partner Marvin (guitar and percussion) conjure an unholy brew of Suicide, Captain Beefheart and sonic drone.

They’ve collaborated with Mark Lanegan and Duke Garwood, have supported or toured with The Jim Jones Revue, Bob Log III, The Magic Band, Henry’s Funeral Shoe, Orange Goblin, HECK, Endless Boogie, Bad Guys, Cult Of Dom Keller, and have been well received at festivals ranging between Freakshow Fest (France), Glastonbury and Deep Blues Festival (US).

Described as akin to prime Black Sabbath re-tooling the Delta blues in a deserted Black Country steelworks, with Hammer horror appeal, expect murky scuzz and catchy riffs.

“Incredibly enjoyable” – MetalRecusants

Georges Kaplan Presents… (EP launch)

A musical duo hailing from London’s gnarled and twisting streets, who in all things take their cue from their leader Georges Kaplan.

Careering across the boundaries of blues, jazz, noir and punk, this piano and saxophone duo create a delightfully seedy atmosphere, calling back to the time of steamy alleys and underground hideaways.

One of the first bands to play at The Jazz Market in 2010, it will be great to see them launch their new EP ’4 Card Trick’ tonight.

Snack Family

This trio have been creating an unapologetic and relentlessly driving sound since 2011, and have recently been joined by Adam Betts (Three Trapped Tigers) on drums.

Their sound of timeless, menacing power is a rare combination of time-honoured rock ‘n’ roll antics, wholesome illustrative songwriting and blinding musicianship. Their raw, monster trucking, sexy terrain captures the spirit of Captain Beefheart, Muddy Waters and Albert Ayler at his funkiest, to brutal effect.

Having released two EPs: ‘Belly’ and ‘Pokie Eye’ in 2014; Snack Family have toured the UK and shared bills with the likes of Nissenenmondai, Gallon Drunk, Evil Blizzard, The Cesarians, Hot Head Show, Cowtown, Peluché, Eagulls, Dead Rider, Get the Blessing and many others; and appeared at Wickerman, Threadfest, Match & Fuse and Larmer Tree festivals.

Snack Family have recently finished their debut full length album: ‘Bunny’; which is hoped for a 2017 release.

“Replete with gravelly drumbeats, striptease guitars and the most gut-twisting Sax we’ve heard in yonks” – NME

“If Nick Cave was the lead singer of Morphine it would have sounded like Snack Family.” Noisey

“An unlikely middle ground between Battles and The Birthday Party.” The Quietus

Start: March 11, 2017 7:30 pm
End: March 12, 2017 12:00 am
Venue: New River Studios
Phone: 07794 450127
199 Eade Road, London, N4 1DN, United Kingdom
Cost: £6