At Cafe OTO

Tonight we have a concert of solo acoustic fireworks from the great guitarist – and Captain Beefheart and Jeff Buckley collaborator – Gary Lucas. A Grammy-nominated songwriter and composer, Lucas has recorded and performed with Lou Reed, Nick Cave, Peter Hammill, John Cale, Patti Smith, Chris Cornell, John Zorn, Future Sound of London, Roswell Rudd, and numerous other luminaries across an entire spectrum of music.

Tomorrow we are pleased to host the first appearance at OTO for Universal Indians – the trio of Amsterdam-based, American saxophonist John Dikeman and the resourceful and powerful rhythm section of Norwegian bassist Jon Rune Strøm and drummer Tollef Østvang – alongside regular guest, the great composer, improviser, and multi-instrumentalist, Joe McPhee.

Full listings for the week and all newly confirmed shows below.

Hope to see you here.

Cafe OTO

TONIGHT

GARY LUCAS + PEARLY CLOUDS

£12 ad (£10 members) / £15 door

A concert of solo acoustic fireworks with special guests tba from “The Thinking Man’s Guitar Hero” (The New Yorker), highlighting past key collaborators Captain Beefheart (Don Van Vliet) and Jeff Buckley (Lucas co-wrote ‘Grace’), plus new original compositions and covers of everything from country blues to 30’s Chinese pop to Wagner to Duke Ellington.

THURSDAY 16 APRIL

UNIVERSAL INDIANS WITH JOE MCPHEE

£12 adv (£10 members) / £14 door

Universal Indians is a trio comprised of Amsterdam-based, American saxophonist John Dikeman and the resourceful and powerful rhythm section of Norwegian bassist Jon Rune Strøm and drummer Tollef Østvang. Tonight they appear at OTO for the first time with regular guest, the great composer, improviser, and multi-instrumentalist, Joe McPhee.

FRIDAY 17 APRIL

BE PREPARED FOR:
AUN + ISNAJ DUI + DUKE OF ZUKE

£10 adv / £12 door

Montreal duo AUN’s experimental electronic meanderings swing between post-apocalyptic drone darkness and euphoric kosmiche highs. Isnaj Dui is Katie English, a multi-instrumentalist using flute, dulcimer, field recordings and electronics to create a constantly shifting pastoral ambience. Duke of Zuke is composer and film maker Clint Trofa.

SATURDAY 18 APRIL

BABA YAGA’S HUT PRESENTS:
GNOD + H.U.M. + RIVER SLAUGHTER + SAM WEAVER

SOLD OUT

Baba Yaga’s Hut presents a mighty line-up of brain-frying sonic immersion headed up by Salford’s finest, Gnod, who are launching their new album on Rocket Recordings. The lineup has been specially curated by the band featuring H.U.M. + River Slaughter & Sam Weaver.

SUNDAY 19 APRIL

CARLA BOZULICH WITH SPECIAL GUEST DON THE TIGER

£12 adv (£10 members) / £15 door

Art-punk songwriter, firebrand musician and Evangelista leader, Carla Bozulich, returns to OTO after a knock-out show here in 2014, hot on the heels of most recent album, Boy. “If Boy emerged from the oeuvre of a broadsheet-friendly icon such as Nick Cave, Patti Smith or Tom Waits it would be lauded as an uncompromising work of genius.” – Sunday Times

MONDAY 20 APRIL

ENTR’ACTE PRESENT:
ANDRÉ VIDA + MITTLAND OCH LEO + LEE FRASER + DALE CORNISH (DJ)

£10 adv (£8 members) / £12 door

A night from the Entr’acte label featuring Berlin-based, Hungarian American saxophonist, composer, and lyricist, André Vida, Antwerp-based synth duo Mittland Och Leo, composer Lee Fraser, and Dale Cornish DJing.

TUESDAY 21 APRIL

AXEL DÖRNER / ROGER TURNER / DOMINIC LASH + BILLY STEIGER / JENNIFER ALLUM / OLIVER BARRETT

£10 adv (£8 members) / £12 door

Subtle but mercurial music exploring the unimagined possibilities that still exist within acoustic instruments from a newly formed trio of highly experienced improvisers; Axel Dörner (trumpet), Roger Turner (drums, percussion) and Dominic Lash (double bass). Also on the bill, the first public performance from a new string trio comprising Billy Steiger (violin), Jennifer Allum (violin) and Oliver Barrett (cello).

COMING UP


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