The KVB

Like a hazily remembered dream, U.K. duo the KVB blend reverb-soaked shoegaze with minimalist electronic production to create their delicate and ephemeral sound. Working alongside such luminaries as Geoff Barrow (Portishead) and Anton Newcome (Brian Jonestown Massacre) the pair have recorded two albums of lush, gothy krautrock.

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Steve Davis & Kavus Torabi

We invited six-time World Snooker Champion Steve Davis to come and DJ at The Crescent whilst he’s in York working in December and he said yes!
Alongside his esteemed partner Kavus Torabi, they’ll be weaving uniquely through prog and krautrock to electronica and techno deep into the night.

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Skerryvore – The EVO Tour

Twice winners of Scotland’s Traditional Music ‘Live Act of the Year’ Award (2016 & 2011), Skerryvore have been on a meteoric journey that has taken them from the remote Isle of Tiree on to International tours that have included performances in Central Park NYC, The Ryder Cup Louisville and the Shanghai Expo, China.

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Sam Outlaw + Molly Parden

Award-winning Californian country star Sam Outlaw is back in the UK in August to play a handful of shows with his band. His debut was recorded by Ry Cooder and he’s touring the states opening for John Prine!

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Luna Rossa

Luna Rossa bring their stunning 21st Century Acoustica to York this November, as part of a major UK Tour to promote their new studio album. Luna Rossa are Anne-Marie Helder and Jonathan Edwards – the same Award-Winning songwriting team behind the epic rock anthems of Panic Room.

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Goat Girl

**UPGRADED VENUE. PREVIOUS TICKETS REMAIN VALID**
Rough Trade Records have just released the self-titled debut album by Goat Girl. Produced by Dan Carey (The Kills, Bat For Lashes, Franz Ferdinand) in his South London studio, the record already has the press hot under the collar and has helped the four piece secure a rather sweet US tour with Parquet Courts and a bunch of fine festival slots in the summer.

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Desks and Toys and Things that make Noise

A Collection of Pieces for Toy Instruments is a suite of recordings for toy pianos, slide-whistles, plastic accordions, melodicas, and a miniature brass band plus The Tiny Desk Songbook, a work for eight performers sat at individual wooden desks. Performed and devised in collaboration with ‘The Assembled’, an inimitable ensemble based at the University of York.

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