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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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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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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Spring King

Spring King Tuesday 13th February, 7.30pm Tickets are £10 in advance (more on the door) and available from the venue in person or online via See Tickets. Spring King is the brainchild of production virtuoso Tarek Musa who began this project by ripping out a […]

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Altern 8 [live] + Luke Vibert

Indigo_303 collective again linking up with London’s longest running underground acid house night I Love Acid.
This upcoming showcase features Altern 8 [Live] and Luke Vibert plus residents, producers and two of the collectives favourite selectors Paul Wise aka Placid b2b Nigel Rogers aka Perseus Traxx.

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At long last.
Please add www.thecrescentyork.com to your bookmarks.
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Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra

Based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, they play their own brand of Western Swing, Blues, Gypsy Jazz and Country, or “North Eastern Swing” as they’ve coined it. The songs are penned by Rob Heron, a crazy fool for country music and a full time dandy-cowboy. His songs are full of character, satire, and good old fashion hollerin’.

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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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James Acaster: Classic Scrapes **SOLD OUT**

James Acaster is releasing his first ever book this year, James Acaster’s Classic Scrapes, which is going to be a collection of self-deprecating anecdotes about scrapes James has gotten himself into over the years.

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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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