Events — Gigs

Abstract Orchestra presents ‘Madvillainy’

The UK’s original 18 piece hip-hop big band present a special showcase of one of the genres greatest albums ‘Madvillainy’ (MF Doom + Madlib). Hot off the heels of their Gilles Peterson tipped debut album, ‘Dilla’, expect a massive show fusing hip-hop, funk and jazz.

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Beth McCarthy – The Outline Tour

Following the phenomenal success of Beth McCarthy’s singles ‘Pretty Lies’ and ‘Lemonade’ earlier this year, the Yorkshire born singer/songwriter has announced seven U.K. dates, kicking off in London on 1st November, criss-crossing the country and wrapping up on the 25th in her home town of York.

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Peggy Seeger and Family

Concerts will feature Peggy and family members performing her and Ewan MacColl’s most treasured songs from a career spanning over 60 years interspersed with readings from her memoir and plenty of whip-smart banter.

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JAWS

Brummie indie band JAWS finally return to York. ‘JAWS always had the potential to turn into a grunge-infested, kicking and screaming juggernaut. They’ve gone from screaming nursery school kids to fully-fledged giants within a couple of years.’ DIY

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Chris Helme & The They, Them & Those

One of our favourite songwriters in this city makes his first show at The Crescent a special one by reconvening his band on December 2nd. Tickets on sale now and flying. “Echoing the fragility of Gram Parsons, while flirting with the rustic side of Neil Young.” Uncut Magazine

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Barry Hyde (The Futureheads)

Frontman and creative force behind The Futureheads, Barry Hyde, will be returning to the stage to perform solo acoustic guitar shows of the anthems everyone knows and loves plus a few choice songs from his critically acclaimed debut solo album ‘Malody’.

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Pictish Trail

A self-styled “intimate yuletide Eigg-nog of Hebridean Casio folk, with stripped back, twisted and blissed out regurgitations of ol’ Pictish Trail favourites” it’ll take in a clutch of dates up and down the UK, and feature Johnny performing as a three-piece together with multi-instrumentalists Suse Bear (Tuff Love) and John B. McKenna from Monoganon, who also be the tour support.

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Blackbeard’s Tea Party

Traditional songs and folk tunes are given a heavy rock edge with playful arrangements and driving dance rhythms. This is all mixed up in an engaging, high-octane stage show that frequently leaves audiences cheering for more.

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The Surfing Magazines (The Wave Pictures/Slow Club)

We’re delighted to welcome garage-rock supergroup The Surfing Magazines to York for the first time. Consisting of David Tattersall and Franic Rozycki of The Wave Pictures, Charles Watson of Slow Club and drummer Dominic Brider, the band released their debut album on Moshi Moshi in the summer.

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