We’re opening tomorrow for a very special New Year’s Eve party with the great Finders Keepers Records. See in 2015 in style musical polymath Andy Votel and shapefshifting psych-folk songwriter Jane Weaver DJing throughout the night and the OTO bar open until 3:30am.
All this plus our usual extensive range of Japanese snacks, Sake, Shochu, Plum Wine, an expansive selection of Single Malt Whiskies from Scotland, Japan and Wales. Hacker-Pschorr Munchen Helle Lager, and Kernel ales on tap and some exceptional beers in the fridge from The Kernel, and Partizan and a big range of Belgian greats including Orval, and Dubbel, Westmalle Dubbel and Trappist and the Trappistes Rochefort 10.
See in 2015 in style at OTO with a very special night from cult record label Finders Keepers featuring label founder and musical polymath Andy Votel and shapefshifting psych-folk songwriter Jane Weaver DJing throughout the night and the OTO bar open until 3:30am.
Now over a decade old, Finders Keepers was set up by Votel and Doug Shipton – building on their previous experience with Twisted Nerve Records and Cherry Red Records respectively – with the aim of introducing fans of psychedelic / jazz / folk / funk / avant-garde and whacked-out movie musak to a lost world of undiscovered vinyl artifacts from the annals of alternative pop history.
A second show of the festive season from radical Danish/Faroese artist, musician, storyteller and composer Parl Kristian Bjørn Vester – aka Goodiepal who returns to OTO for another night of the hypnotic and unexpected. This time reverting to his ‘classic’ live set-up, following a Jazz Night with Kresten Osgood in December, long-time followers of Goodiepal will know that in this case, ‘classic’ can mean anything and everything. With a performance style as enthralling as it is unclassifiable, Goodiepal draws on electronic music, computer technology, spoken word and broader cultural theory. Utterly unique.
Come in and hang out. We have possibly the best beer in the world on tap from our friends at the Kernel plus an extensive range of spirits from Japan including award winning Japanese whiskies alongside some great Single Malts from Scotland. Not to mention some exceptional beers in the fridge including a big range of Belgian greats.
The great South African drummer Louis Moholo-Moholo returns to OTO with his quartet featuring longtime collaborators Jason Yarde (saxophone), John Edwards (bass), and Alexander Hawkins (piano) – their first London dates since the release of their latest album, 4 Blokes, on Ogun. The quartet seem to go from strength to strength and have played a brace of utterly enthralling shows at OTO in the past couple of years. These performances promise to be every bit as special.
“Experience the sensation of being blown away by the waves of emotion, whether overwhelmingly ecstatic or exquisitely refined. And most of all, perhaps, listen to the Louis Moholo Moholo Quartet to understand how, in this music, the individual and the collective can simultaneously attain equal importance: a most elevated state of being.” – Richard Williams, The Blue Moment, review of Louis Moholo Moholo Quartet at Cafe OTO
Following his show at Cafe OTO on 7 February, Jan St Werner (Mouse on Mars) will be debuting his new electronic opera Miscontinuum in London at LSO St Luke’s the following day.
Featuring live video from Zoya Bassi and contributions from Dylan Carlson (Earth), Markus Popp (Oval), Taigen Kawabe (Bo Ningen) and Kathy Alberici (Drum Eyes), Miscontinuum explores the concepts of time and memory, and acoustic phenomena derived by phrasing and musical time-stretching.
Deas is the new alias of London based guitarist Cameron Deas. ‘String Studies’ is unlike anything else recorded previously by Deas and is his first LP of all electronic based material. Recorded at home between February and March of 2014, the 8 pieces on this LP were recorded live with little or no overdubs using Deas’ 12 string acoustic guitar as a sampling source to trigger and in turn be manipulated by a modular system.
Deas plays a launch show for this LP alongside Acolytes and Helm (DJ) at OTO on 22 January.