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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