Past Events

**POSTPONED** – 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Our.Jazz#1 w/ Arun Ghosh + Archipelago

Ouroboros, Jazz in York and the Basement Jazz Club debut Our.Jazz, focused on improving gender and racial diversity in Jazz, with a series of gigs, workshops and talks around York over the next year. Arun Ghosh (who graced the September cover of Jazzwise!) joins us for our first show, with support from Archipelago, one of the hottest jazz-rock bands in the North, led by the talented Faye MacCalman.

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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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The Cactus Blossoms

The Cactus Blossoms bring a new energy and vitality to a classic sound with their blood harmonies and instantly memorable songs — they’re often compared to the Everly Brothers.

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Shopping

Shopping, Gauche + Eureka California
Wednesday 8th November, 7.30pm
Tickets are £6 in advance (more on the door) and available from the venue in person or online via See Tickets.

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The Temperance Movement **SOLD OUT**

Blues-y rockers The Temperance Movement embark on a short tour of small venues “as a chance to take our music back to it’s roots in a way, playing up close and personal with some of our fans who’ve been there from the start and in some very special places.”

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Ouroboros#5 w/ Mr Scruff **SOLD OUT**

Ninja Tune veteran & supreme selector Mr. Scruff will be at the controls for the whole night, serving up a melting pot of jazz, soul, hip hop, funk, disco, deep house, reggae, dubstep, afrobeat, latin, electrofunk and plenty of goodies that don’t fit into any category… Expect fantastic sound, a lovely mixed crowd & great atmosphere.

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Wire

39 years since they played The Pop Club in York, post-punk legends Wire are finally back in our city. Constantly pushing forward, this inventive outfit have recently hosted multiple inner-city Drill Festivals championing international left-of-centre sounds. Fair play we say.

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CC Smugglers

Following an incredible couple of years on the live scene – with sold-out headline shows across the UK and Europe, festival appearances including a headline set on Latitude Festival’s BBC Introducing Stage, and opening for the likes of ​Old Crow Medicine Show, Bruce Springsteen​ and W​ard Thomas​, among others – ​CC Smugglers​ have just released their brand new single ‘Dirty Money’.

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Sage Francis & B. Dolan

Sage Francis and B Dolan are award-winning poets, stalwarts of the underground hip-hop scene, and world-renowned hellraisers from Providence, Rhode Island, USA.

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Matthew E White

‘An intimate evening previewing works in progress and older classics.’
Matthew E. White is in the middle of work on his new album and would like to share and try out some of his works in progress and older classics.

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Tom Robinson & Band

Legendary punk, LGBT activist and great BBC Radio 6 presenter Tom Robinson hits the road with his band to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the classic Tom Robinson Band album ‘Power In Darkness’.

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Oxjam York 2017

A whopping fourteen band all-dayer to help raise money for Oxfam. A stack of fine acts dedicating their time for nowt and it’s a thoroughly well curated bill so come and show them some love. Something for everyone and only a fiver for a good cause.

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Ouroboros#4 w/ Nubiyan Twist

Boasting a 4 piece horn section, 5 piece rhythm section, 4 part vocal harmonies, live dubs and electronics Nubiyan Twist deliver slamming melodies, glorious brass and exceptional improv drawing on jazz, hip-hop, afrobeat, latin, soul, reggae and dance music.

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Pega Monstro

We’re still running this show and it’s only ONE POUND entry!
**UNFORTUNATELY PEGA MONSTRO HAVE HAD TO CANCEL THEIR UK TOUR FOR PERSONAL REASONS. THEY’LL BE GUTTED. WE WISH THEM WELL**

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Robin Ince: Pragmatic Insanity

Robin Ince; co-star of the acclaimed ‘Infinite Monkey Cage’ and fresh from a huge world arena tour with Brian Cox returns to York with his brand new show.

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Hot Crush DJs w/ C r u m b s + Cowtown

Live music from post punk bands CRUMBS (who launch their debut album ‘Mind Yr Manners’) and COWTOWN followed by A BIG QUEER DISCO for babes of all and no genders from the Hot Crush DJs til 3am.

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Lucy Spraggan **SOLD OUT**

Down to earth pop singer from Sheffield who’s latest album ‘I Hope You Mind Me Writing’ went straight into the top 20 in January. Lucy got her big break via some music-audition-TV show but has proved to have more longevity than that selling 12000 tickets for her recent Dear You Tour!

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Cresfest3

We are delighted to invite you to our 3rd CRESFEST celebrating local music, art and beer! We will also be toasting our 2nd year here at The Crescent Community Venue. We would like to thank everyone from staff to customers for all your support so far!

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Cresfest3

We are delighted to invite you to our 3rd CRESFEST celebrating local music, art and beer! We will also be toasting our 2nd year here at The Crescent Community Venue. We would like to thank everyone from staff to customers for all your support so far!

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Micah P Hinson & The Holy Strangers

Texan Americana singer Micah P Hinson returns with a new double album for 2017 and a new band to play it. Support from hot young London beat-y bandleader L.A.Salami too.

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DRYHUMP

Live Art Bistro gyrates its way to York for one night only of dancing shamelessly and in irregular angles topped to the brim with queer performance, grimy games and gratuitous dry humping.

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Endless Boogie

Amazing heavy-rocking psychedelic jam band from New York City finally make it back to the UK to play at Liverpool Festival Of Psychedelia and a couple of rare headline shows including this one just for us. For riff-lovers only.

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Dennis Skinner: Nature of the Beast

A cinematic portrait of the committed socialist and trade unionist who has fought for the rights of the working class for over half a century – Dennis Skinner MP.

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Paul Foot

In Paul’s first new show in two years, Professor Ketchup and his camembert piglet join forces as he tackles the big issues such as terrorism. Plus Ant ‘n Dec, Immigration X-Factor and breakfast.

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GospelbeacH + Miranda Lee Richards

Brent Rademaker of further, Beachwood Sparks and The Tyde brings his new band GospelbeacH over the UK for the 1st time this summer. The touring band also features ex-Slowdive and Mojave 3 drummer Ian McCutcheon.

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Graceland – A Celebration of Paul Simon’s Classic

Singer/Songwriter Gary Stewart (Hope & Social/Rosie Doonan) and his talented band come together to recreate Paul Simon’s 1986 classic album,’Graceland’. Expect the infectious South African rhythms and melodies of these timeless songs and a generous handful of other Simon classics for good measure!

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Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band

Highly skillful Philadelphia guitarist Chris Forsyth brings his trio to York for further adventures in psychedelia, krautrock and the spaced-out jam. Will be a cracking show this.

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BMX Bandits + Jasmine Minks

A very rare opportunity to see two legends of Scottish indie music. BMX Bandits shared labels, members and tours with The Vaselines, Teenage Fanclub, The Pastels, Beat Happening and much more. A one off show.

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Karl Blau + Laura Gibson

A great double header from a pair of Pacific Northwest artists traveling between UK festivals this summer. Former K Records mainstay Karl Blau and his band will be playing songs from their Bella Union debut, a collection of beautifully orchestrated country covers. Portland singer-songwriter Laura Gibson has been making terrific indie-folk records for years and we’re delighted to be hosting her York debut.

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Hurray For The Riff Raff

Alynda Segarra’s politically charged roots outfit eventually make their York debut in August whilst they continue to celebrate a career defining year after the release of their heavily praised fifth album ‘The Navigator’.

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Justin Townes Earle

Steve Earle’s fist son and once member of The Dukes, Justin returns to York for the first time since 2011. Album number seven has just landed, this time produced by Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes) and released by New West,. It maintains Justin’s trademark knack for classic melodies and sharp modern lyricism.

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Darlingside

Darlingside plus support from Caitlin Canty Friday 30th June. Doors 7.30pm Tickets are £16adv (more on the door) from the venue and online via See Tickets. Darlingside Bio: After wowing audiences at this year’s Celtic Connections and stealing the show at Cambridge Folk Festival 2016 […]

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