The Midnight Hour is a collaborative project between two titans of US hip hop, Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest) & producer Adrian Younge: fusing orchestral jazz, soul, R&B and blues, harkening back to the bygone era of the Harlem renaissance, whilst exploring the roots of hip hop.
For our next event we’re going back to our roots and giving you a good old fashioned Herbal Mafia party. All our residents, all night long. Plus it’s Yenz and Moxx’s joint birthday party so it’ll be extra messy! No advance tickets for this one, only £3 on the door before 11pm and £5 after, just like the old days!
Tenderlonious led jazz quartet Ruby Rushton and their 22a imprint have been at the forefront of the UK jazz scene since the release of their debut album ‘Two For Joy’ back in 2015. They followed that up in in 2017, with two albums — ‘Trudi’s Songbook: Volume One’ & ‘Trudi’s Songbook: Volume Two.’ Both albums were met with mass acclaim receiving award nominations and regular airtime from Gilles Peterson, Jazz FM, BBC Radio 6 and many more.
Ouroboros and Jazz in York present The Nordanians: An incredibly talented Dutch trio fusing Indo-Jazz with funk and more.
We’re delighted to be hosting another performance poetry evening curated by York based promoters Say Owt. Jess Green is the 2018 BBC Slam Champion and her poem, Dear Mr Gove, has clocked up over 330,000 views.
Honeyblood’s third album sees Stina Tweeddale finding her most ambitious form and steely focus yet. Three albums in she has stepped forward to finally claim the mantle of the project she birthed seven years ago as a her sole vision. Stina takes the reigns in collaboration with super-producer John Congleton (Angel Olsen, St Vincent) for the most definitive Honeyblood LP to date.
Ouroboros are delighted to present a DJ set from the edit master that is Psychemagik. Expect spun out psychedelic grooves, disco madness, and heavy remixes of both classics and digger gems, alongside incredible original productions.
Something special happened to Pip Blom at the tail end of last year. It was a busy twelve months that saw the release of her frenetic EP ‘Paycheck’, two A-Listed singles at 6 Music and support slots to the likes of The Breeders, Franz Ferdinand and Garbage. Capping that off, though, moments before stepping onstage at a sold out Lexington – the London stop-off on her debut UK headline tour – the band put pen to paper and signed to Heavenly Recordings.
Robyn Hitchcock is one of England’s most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters and live performers. A surrealist poet, talented guitarist, cult artist and musician’s musician. Since founding the art-rock band The Soft Boys in 1976, Robyn has recorded more than 20 albums. Blending folk and psychedelia with a wry British nihilism, Robyn describes his songs as ‘paintings you can listen to’.
A great quartet of York based noise to put a grin on yer mush including the super-smooth styling of The Plastic Palm Trees. Fun.