From London’s Vortex:
SAT 8 FEB • 20.00 • £12
LOOP COLLECTIVE CLUB NIGHT: STROBES + BYRAMART PLUS SHABAKA HUTCHINGS / LEAFCUTTER JOHN / SEB ROCHFORD / RUTH GOLLER
London’s cutting edge collective presents their series of Club Nights: Dan Nicholls’ collaboration with visual artist Stephen Byram merges big beats and electro-improv with stunning, highly integrated visuals, whilst Mobo Award-winning saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings brings a group featuring some of the leading lights of the UK creative music scene, including the electronic mastery of Leafcutter John.
WED 12 FEB• 20.00 • £10 • MD
VOLE + THE GOLDEN AGE OF STEAM
The quartet in this new line up are all mainstays of the London improv/jazz scene (having played with the likes of Peter Brotzmann, Evan Parker and Pat Thomas) with improvisation lying at the heart of the music but always framed within compositions that bring to bear their experiences of playing art-rock, groove-improv, punk, funk and jazz. The Golden Age of Steam’s music is a kaleidoscope of sounds and textures traversing a musical landscape that veers between the psychedelic and the serene.
SAT 15 FEB • 20.00 + 22.30 • £18
BB&C: TIM BERNE / NELS CLINE / JIM BLACK
A very special double show with three musical luminaries. BB&C is an explosive three-headed monster featuring New York City’s Tim Berne (saxophone), Jim Black (drums) & the ever-exploring Nels Cline (guitar). Their debut CD ‘The Veil’ is from a live recording at The Stone in New York City. Combining elements of avant-garde jazz, skronk rock, heavy metal, and other uncategorizable influences BB&C is a collaboration between three international jazz pioneers.