Amongst the shows over the next seven days, we’re very pleased to host a full-band matinee show from Chicagoan cornetist Ben Lamar Gay following the release of his acclaimed new album, Downtown Castles Can Never Block the Sun, which pushes the boundaries of his long-established reputation for defiantly eclectic genre-hopping further still, from free jazz to Brazilian rhythms; minimalism to pulse-quickening funk.
This week’s digital release is a set from Glorias Navales – a five member ensemble based in Santiago, Chile. Their jam is somewhere between Chilean folk music (ala Violeta Parra) and ramshackle post-Velvets psychedelia. Crafted on acoustic guitars, rabel and bombo chino (drum), this recording teases out lines from their stunning debut LP ‘Cofradia Nautica’ on Graham Lambkin’s KYE, taking new, fuzzed out trips along the way. This particular show made Clive Bell’s end of year list, and we’re looking forward to another session with them on November 26th.
We are very excited to announce that we have been granted funding from Arts Council England to invest in essential new equipment, including new sound system, backline, streaming and archive facilities.
After ten years of hobbling along with bits of equipment we have begged and borrowed this is a major boost and will make a massive difference to the musicians and audiences that make what we do possible.
As always thank you all for your support over the years! And thank you Arts Council England!