The Necks on Tour

Upcoming tour dates from The Necks:

Known as one of the great cult bands of Australia, The Necks conjure music that defies description in orthodox terms.

Not entirely avant-garde, nor minimalist, nor ambient, nor jazz, the music of The Necks is regularly described as, simply, unique. Together for over twenty years, they have honed an assured process of building around repeated motifs through subtle shifts and layering, to produce an extraordinarily dense and hypnotic effect frequently underpinned by an insistent deep groove. As their dedicated followers know, their performances are entirely improvised consisting of two pieces evolving over around 50 minutes each and are an experience that has to be heard to be believed.

TOURING UK MAY 09

21 May: Halifax – Dean Clough
8.00pm / Tickets £15/ £12
http://www.deanclough.com/arts/bookings.asp

22 May: Birmingham – CBSO Centre
8.00pm / Tickets £13/£9
http://www.birminghamjazz.co.uk/html/2009/may.htm
Box office : 0121 780 3333

27 May: London – Union Chapel – support by Hauschka
7pm / Tickets £15 adv
http://www.qujunktions.com/asp/main.asp?id=365&style=article

28 May: Bristol – St Georges
8.00pm / Tickets £15(£13); £10(£8)
http://www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk/event.php?pid=591

29 May: Dunfermline – Carnegie Hall
7.30pm // Tickets £12.50
http://www.attfife.org.uk/attfife/index.cfm?fuseaction=org.EventDisplay&contentID=79B6E643-F530-11D5-8DD500508BBD18A1&objectid=BAC5391D-CB9D-488B-099CF1427894D742
Box Office: 01383 602302

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Fizzle Tonight in Birmingham UK

Lol Coxhill
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From the Birmingham Post:

The free jazz fans that run Fizzle have come up with one of their best line-ups yet tomorrow evening with legendary soprano saxophonist Lol Coxhill, alto man Frode Gerstad, bassist Nick Stephens and one of the most creative drummers around, Paal Nilssen-Love.

Nilssen-Love can make amazing rhythms from a suitcase full of junk and he once showed me how if a cymbal gets damaged in the fray, he just cuts it into a smaller one. He has some very small cymbals.

These players are at The Lamp Tavern, Barford Street, Birmingham. It starts at 9pm and there is more information on http://myspace.com/improvisationbirmingham

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