Cafe OTO and livestreams

No shows this week but a few things to mention. Firstly, a huge thank you to everybody who’s supported us in any way over the past few days – it really means a lot. The past couple of weeks have been incredibly difficult, but we’ve been completely blown away by the extraordinary warmth and generosity shown by the OTO community, both locally and around the world.

The past week has seen some incredible performances livestreamed from the empty space. Due to the lockdown we’ve had to put these on hold for the time being but you can rewatch or catch any that you missed right now in our archive. Thank you so much to our amazing staff for making these possible at such short notice and doing them with such style and quality! Thanks also to all the musicians who came out and responded to the situation with extraordinary performances. You have all made the past week more bearable.

With no opportunity for a live event in the immediate future, we’ve decided to make our fundraiser auction online-only. The closing date for all bids will now be Cafe OTO’s twelth birthday on 13th August. We’ve had some amazing items donated so far, from Thurston Moore’s guitar pedal, to a handmade, single edition from Jim O’Rourke! You can see all current auction items on our website – keep checking back in as we’re adding more every day.

If you have anything that you would like to donate to our auction there is still time and it would be a massive help to us. It could be anything from a rare poster, a unique piece of art, a limited edition print/LP, a signed record, a piece of ephemera, an experience or something we haven’t thought of. Please email keiko@cafeoto.co.uk if you have anything you’d like to donate.

Given how fast things are developing, it’s still hard to plan too far in advance, but rest assured we’re in this for the long haul, and with your generous support we hope to pull through this. We’re incredibly grateful for your support and it’s vital in keeping us going over the coming weeks and months. If you haven’t supported us yet and are in a position to do so details can be found at the bottom of this mail out.

Much love to everyone out there.

Thanks again and stay safe.

Cafe OTO

RECENT AUCTION LOTS:

A small selection of our current auction lots below. See the full list over on our website – more being added very day!

FRAMED MAX EASTLEY DRAWING

JIM O’ROURKE – SINGLE EDITION ALBUM

SIGNED ANTHONY BRAXTON LP

SEY-MOU (A C-MELODY SAXOPHONE SOLO 2011-2020)

ÁINE O’DWYER ‘LOCUSTS’ WITH HAND DRAWN ARTWORK

THURSTON MOORE GUITAR PEDAL

 

OTO LIVESTREAMS:

– 16/3: STEVE BERESFORD / THURSTON MOORE + CRYSTABEL RILEY / SEYMOUR WRIGHT / UTE KANNGIESSER
– 17/3: DANIEL BLUMBERG
– 18/3: ALASDAIR ROBERTS
– 19/3: 
CHARLES HAYWARD + RIE NAKAJIMA + MERLIN NOVA + ALEXIS TAYLOR
– 20/3: MATT WRIGHT / HANNAH MARSHALL / ALEXANDER HAWKINS
– 21/3: JOHN EDWARDS & STEVE NOBLE
– 22/3: YEAH YOU
– 23/3: ELAINE MITCHENER + KERRY YONG


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