From London’s Vortex:
SATURDAY 24 MAY • 20.00 • £10/£12
DAMNABLY AT 8: CHRIS BROKAW
Chris Brokaw is a drummer, guitarist, singer/songwriter and a founding member of two of the most influential US post-punk bands: COME (Matador) & Codeine (Sub Pop). He’s played in an incredible number of acts, including GG ALLIN, The New Year, The Thurston Moore Band, The Lemonheads to name a few.
SUNDAY 25 MAY • 20.00 • £9 • MD
FRANCOIS CARRIER/ MICHEL LAMBERT/ JOHN EDWARDS
We’re delighted to welcome back this trio, promoting their new album The Russian Concert on FMR Records, out in April. They’ll also play music from their Overground to The Vortex album (Not Two Records). Tonight’s performance will be recorded for release later this year.
TUE 10 JUNE • 20.00 • £9/ £10 • MD
TRIO TRIP: ALEXANDER HAWKINS/ NEIL CHARLES/ TOM SKINNER
Alexander Hawkins is a pianist who is ‘unlike anything else in modern creative music’ (Ni Kantu) and whose recent work has reached a ‘dazzling new apex’ (Downbeat). Alongside Hawkins’ piano are Neil Charles and Tom Skinner, both established bandleaders with an impressive array of credits.
TUESDAY 24 JUNE • 20.00 • £16
MATTHEW SHIPP TRIO
A galvanizing force among the free-improvising heirs to jazz’s avant-garde movement of the 1960s, Matthew Shipp has spent the past quarter century building a vast, rolling musical universe.