Announcements

POLO + Talk More

Yorkshire ​outfit​ POLO might hail from Leeds, but the ​band’s glacial atmospherics and lush, r’n’b-tinged pop are an ethereal world away from the spit’n’sawdust DIY scene that the city’s best known for.

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Yama Warashi + Mayshe Mayshe

Yama Warashi, meaning small child like mountain spirit, are a Bristol based art rock ensemble fronted by Zun Zun Egui’s Yoshino Shigihara. Inspired by Japanese folk dance, free jazz, tribal African music and heavily saturated in psychedelia. Lyrically outlandish and charming, melodically addictive and mythical.

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Flooded, Honours, Pavillion + Honey Smugglers

A full local billing of some of the great local talent that York has to offer with Flooded taking on another headliner this time at The Crescent. Their youthful indie pop sound which is catchy and toe tappingly great.

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Burning Duck Comedy – Ahir Shah: Dots

Nominated for Best Show at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards in 2017 and 2018, Ahir Shah is on tour again with his new stand-up show DOTS. Featuring Shah’s signature blend of philosophical inquiry, personal examination, and real fun jokes, DOTS explores love, politics, culture, depression, and faith in an effort to examine the necessity, utility, presence, and absence of certainty. Probably.

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Absolute Bowie – Greatest Hits Show

There’s a load of reasons why this show gets busier and busier every year. If you’re going to pay tribute to The Thin White Duke, you may as well get the best one around.

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Dub Pistols

Massive party at The Crescent in November with Dub Pistols!
Come and help Barry Ashworth and his merry gang of outlaw reprobates celebrate their new album Addict in a brand new venue for them in November. There is talk of a band a documentary and their launching their own festival as 2019 looks to be a massive year.

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Seth Lakeman

Charismatic singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Seth Lakeman recorded and released acclaimed, ninth solo album The Well Worn Path on a short break from his whirlwind world tour with rock legend Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters in 2018. Seth has been touring around the world for the last year with Robert Plant, playing as part of his band and also opening shows with his own set.

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Dennis Rollins’ Funky Funk!

Following 8 years working with Maceo Parker, funky’bone maestro Dennis Rollins debuts his all-new groove outfit ‘FUNKY-FUNK!’ An award-winning ‘bone player and still at the forefront of jazz worldwide, Dennis brings an electrifying band he guarantees will make you move your body! Exploring infectious grooves with sumptuous funky trombone melodies, this band is a must see!

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Tiny Ruins + FAWN

Tiny Ruins are a band based in Auckland, New Zealand. Conceived in 2009 by songwriter Hollie Fullbrook to describe her solo output, the group now includes Cass Basil on bass, Alex Freer on drums & Tom Healy on electric guitar. Traversing early influences of folk and blues, Tiny Ruins’ sound draws on ethereal and grungy soundscapes alike.

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