Past Events

Hayseed Dixie

‘When Hayseed Dixie discovered in a drunken epiphany that the Lost Highway of Reverend Hank Williams and the Highway to Hell of Bishop Bon Scott were indeed the same identical stretch of tarmac, they were well and truly prepared to document this revelation!’

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Bad Saloon + Cowgirl

Bad Saloon – Heavily influenced by the usual suspects – Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Jimmy Reed, Freddie King and the like – but with it’s own distinctive, attacking sound, Bad Saloon delivers a cool no-nonsense, vintage blend of Chicago blues and Texas rock.

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Josh Rouse

Josh Rouse releases his new record ‘Love In the Modern Age’ in April returning to the road in the UK playing a number of places he’s missed of late including here in York.

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Fawn, Amy May Ellis, Crake + Laura Kindelan

A really good and eclectic selection of singer-songwriters from across Yorkshire including Fawn performing as a full band, Amy May Ellis and Crake as duo’s and Laura on her lonesome. DJs after the bands for fun in the front bar.

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Talking Heads – performed by London Astrobeat Orchestra

‘London Astrobeat Orchestra’ perform songs from the iconic Talking Heads’ ‘Stop Making Sense’ movie, live. Focusing on tracks from the cult classic albums ‘Remain In The Light’ and ‘Speaking in Tongues’ the ‘London Astrobeat Orchestra’ are a funky, rhythmic, hypnotic, anthemic, uplifting, groovy, percussive, smack on point, earth-shatteringly tight, live band.

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Dinosaur – (OUR.JAZZ)

OUR.JAZZ presents… Dinosaur at The Crescent Community Venue, York Wed 20th June 19:30 Laura Jurd – trumpet, synth Elliot Galvin – synths Conor Chaplin – electric bass Corrie Dick – drums Tickets: £10 / £12 http://www.seetickets.com/event/dinosaur-york-our-jazz-/the-crescent/1202320 Available from SeeTickets, Earworm Records or the venue —– 2018 sees […]

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Neal Morse (Spocks Beard)

After an incredibly successful 2017 world tour with his band Spock’s Beard supporting their most recent epic masterpiece ‘The Similitude of a Dream,’ Neal Morse is embarking on a rare, up-close and personal solo acoustic tour spotlighting some of the music behind his new singer-songwriter album, ‘Life and Times.’

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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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Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra

Absolutely delighted to be joined by a special show from the UK Ambassador of Afrobeat: Dele Sosimi Afrobeat Orchestra. Dele was the musical director for the original innovators of Afrobeat, Fela and Femi Kuti, and recent releases and remixes have been a mainstay in record bags. This promises to be an electric live show!!!

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Gill Landry (Old Crow Medicine Show)

From his years spent with Old Crow Medicine Show to his collaborations with Laura Marlin, Robert Ellis, The Felice Brothers and their ilk to touring with Ben Harper, Justin Townes Earle, Bruce Hornsby and many more, Gill is somehow still flying under the radar.
The Louisianan’s four solo albums have been beautifully crafted, somewhat gothic, country music of the top tier.

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Wussy + Dead Bird

Wussy have evolved over the last decade to become forerunners of New Midwestern Psychedelia. The band are known both for their songwriting and varied sonic palette, often drawing comparisons to admitted heroes, Television, Velvet Underground, Crazy Horse and Yo La Tengo.

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Lankum + Paula Ryan

BBC Folk Awards ‘Best Group 2018’ winners Lankum (Lynched) are a four-piece traditional folk group from Dublin, Ireland, who combine distinctive four-part vocal harmonies with arrangements of uilleann pipes, concertina, Russian accordion, fiddle and guitar. Their repertoire spans humorous Dublin music-hall ditties and street-songs, classic ballads from the Traveller tradition, traditional Irish and American dance tunes, and their own original material.

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The Royal Bedding – York Musicians Against Homelessness

The York leg of Musicians Against Homelessness’ Royal Bedding event, which will see towns and cities across the country host gigs in a bid to raise cash for the homeless community. The exciting bill so far consists of Lost Trends, Pura Vida, The Receivers, Naked Six and our headliners Faux Pas! Some of the finest local talents with more names set to be added to the bill over the coming weeks.

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John Power (The La’s/Cast)

Legendary Liverpudlian songwriter John Power is coming back to York in May to perform an intimate acoustic show at The Crescent.
Tickets on sale now!

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Canshaker Pi, Bull, Worm + Eugene Gorgeous

Canshaker Pi are an incredible intelligent attractive young rock band from the Netherlands. Their new album ‘Naughty Naughty Violence’ will be with them on their UK and European tour this Spring and features SMASH HIT ‘Pressure from Above’. Their debut was produced my Stephen Malkmus.

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Damo Suzuki (Can)

Former CAN vocalist and genuine krautrock legend drops into York to play a show with crack-pot bunch of local musicians hand selected by us just for the job.

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The Deep Dark Woods + Kacy & Clayton

A proper Canadian band, The Deep Dark Woods wear their music-history influences on their sleeves whilst creating utterly unique and ageless records again, and again, and again. Country rock, haunting folk, trippy wigouts and top songwriting. Lazily likened to The Band and Neil Young but understandably so, how else can you explain to people how good this band are.

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Beans On Toast

Beans on Toast brings his ‘Sitting On A Chair Tour’ to York. The enthusiastic performer is promising a unique evening of stories about his travels and songs from his huge nine album back catalogue. Love songs, protest songs and drinking songs are intertwined with the stories behind the songs and the random adventures they’ve led him on.

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Hans Theessink & Brooks Williams

Hans Theessink, is one of the fiercest acoustic players in Europe and one of the top acoustic blues stars worldwide, a man who has played with the best and is one of the best, American or European, black & white, old and young, since The 1960s.
Brooks Williams hails from Statesboro, Georgia, he’s a mean finger-picker and a stunning slide guitarist with a beautiful voice. Not one easy to pigeon-hole, Brooks’ music is the love-child of country-blues and Americana.

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The Herbaliser (Full Live Show)

Formed in the early 1990s by Jake Wherry and Ollie Teeba, The Herbaliser became an integral part of a unique, British hip hop sound, helmed by Ninja Tune and Mo Wax. With their five classic albums for the imprint, they helped redefine Ninja Tune as an artist lead label.
They roll into York in support of a brand new album, ‘Bring Out The Sound’.

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The Howard Sparnenn Memorial Concert

This spring will mark the tenth anniversary of the death of York drummer Howard Sparnenn, prompting his family to stage a charity memorial concert. Mostly Autumn, Flight, Smart Move, Freeway and Rocket3 all perform in aid of Brain Tumour Research.

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Joshua Burnell & Band

Joshua Burnell & his 6-piece folk-rock band have shaken the world of folk music with their epic fantasy ballads and fiddle tunes bolstered with the swirling distortion of the Hammond organ. Join them for the launch of the brand new album: Songs From The Seasons. Joska de Langen in support.

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Haggard Cat, Snakerattlers + Push

Forming way back in 2011 as a means to play as many gigs as the duo humanly could without the restraints of exclusivity thrust upon them as part as the highly acclaimed HECK, Haggard Cat originally intended as a sideline has now evolved into its own beast that the pair have decided to finally unleash into the world.

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Ouroboros w/ Submotion Orchestra

Since their inception nearly 8 years ago, the genre defying Submotion Orchestra have moved seamlessly between deep electronica, jazz, soul and ambient downtempo, mesmerising audiences from India to Iceland.

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Isaac Gracie + Matt Maltese

22-year-old British musician Isaac Gracie has the world at his feet. Growing up in Ealing, the son of poet, Judith Gracie, Isaac wrote his first songs at the age of fourteen, inspired by familiar greats in the Buckleys, Radiohead, Leonard Cohen, and Bob Dylan.

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Blackbeard’s Tea Party – ‘Leviathan’ EP Launch

Come and help Blackbeard’s celebrate will celebrate the release of their brand-new EP ‘Leviathan!’. This 5-track record takes the band to bigger, bolder and more raucous territory than they’ve ever been before and the live show has been revamped to follow suit.

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The Spitfires + Emily Capell

Taking influences from the likes of The Clash, Billy Bragg and The Jam through to Soul, Reggae and Ska, The Spitfires are a young band from Watford who’ve already made friends in high places opening shows for The Specials and Paul Weller and having their records played by DJs Gary Crowley to Steve Lamacq.

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Cabbage + She Drew The Gun

Cabbage are a neo-post punk band from Manchester, whose drum beats a different beat and whose musical axis free-wheels along its own off-centred path.

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Siobhan Wilson

Scottish singer-songwriter Siobhan Wilson wowed many with the release of her debut album proper last year and it’s mix of shoegaze, sparse, grungy guitar and delicate introspection. Much praise followed including helping Siobhan to winning the Green Man Rising Award.

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Kate Peters Big Band: The Music of Ella Fitzgerald

**SOLD OUT**
The Kate Peters Big Band will present an evening of music celebrating the work of Ella Fitzgerald. Featuring classic arrangements from Ella’s collaborations with Count Basie, Nelson Riddle and others, The Kate Peters Big Band will pay tribute to one of the great ladies of song.

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Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts + Vital Idles

New York City indie-folk hero Jeffrey Lewis brings his band back to York in April. His albums for Rough Trade have helped bring a certain kind of outsider music, weirdly known as anti-folk, to a wider audience alongside peers like Kimya Dawson, Adam Green, The Mountain Goats and Daniel Johnson.

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Cresfest: Beer, Music and Gaming Festival!

The Crescent Community Venue‘s bi-annual beer festival returns! Featuring New York Brass Band, Mashed – March Edition 2018 (CatchAFire) and much more! 🌟 ALL BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND!!! 🌟 🌟 OPEN MIDDAY TO 1AM EVERY DAY! 🌟 🌟 MUSIC! LOCAL ALES + SPIRITS! RETRO GAMING CHALLENGES! BOARD GAMES! POOL! […]

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Hello Operator, BlackWaters + Honours

After a triumphant return to York action in December, Hello Operator are back with us once more and this time we’ve the brilliant BlackWaters joining the fun. Honours open up after a top show here in February.

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Mostly Autumn

Masterful York based progressive band Mostly Autumn will play an intimate full band show at The Crescent in March. These Classic Rock Society award winners have previously opened for big hitters Richie Blackmore’s Rainbow, Uriah Heap, Jethro Tull and even Bryan Adams!

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Boss Caine

Boss Caine present their new album ‘Loved By Trouble, Troubled By Love’ with a special big band launch party in The Crescent. Support from York’s finest death punk, rockabilly, garage rock and roll duo, Snakerattlers, and London’s finest old world ragtime, country blues, twangsters, The Swamp Stomp String Band.

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OUR.JAZZ: Tori Freestone + Alcyona Mick Duo

OUR.JAZZ is delighted to present a York show on the new album tour of celebrated UK jazz musicians, Tori Freestone and Alcyona Mick, released on Whirlwind Recordings.
The show will be followed by a workshop from 1 – 3pm on Sat 25th March aimed at young students exploring improvisational themes and techniques.

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Mark E Smith – A Celebration

A celebration of the music of Mark E Smith and The Fall group. Impudent selections from special guest renegade selectors playing wall to wall The Fall group all night long.

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Roddy Woomble (Idlewild) + Tom Joshua

Having toured the world as frontman of Scottish Indie giants, Idlewild, acclaimed songwriter Roddy Woomble recently released his fifth solo album ‘The Deluder’. Straddling the indie-folk of his homeland and the more riffy noise of his acclaimed band, the album was a triumph and has once again shown Roddy to be an adept genre-hopper.

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Police Dog Hogan

Police Dog Hogan are a high-energy and eclectic eight-piece, combining fiddle, trumpet, mandolin, drums and guitars with four-part harmonies in an exuberant and genre-defying fusing of country, pop, folk, and rocking urban bluegrass.

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UCU Strike Fundraiser

Fundraiser for the UCU strike hardship fund.

Featuring: Percy; Rich Hardcastle; Jack Keegan; Small Screen; Henry Raby; Jameela; Vacuum Systems

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York Jazz Initiative

After lots of cool and fun evenings at the Post Office Club we are very pleased to announce that the next Jazz Lounge gig will be on Sunday 11 March 2018 at The Crescent Community Venue off Blossom Street in York.

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Rob Auton: The Hair Show

Rob casts an introspective eye over the world of hair, underpinned by leaving his head hair and beard to their own devices until he has performed The Hair Show for the final time. Join Rob as he explores the importance of appearance and how people react to someone who looks like he has checked out.

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Richard Dawson, Charlie Parr + Ed Dowie

All 3 acts have released incredible albums in 2017 with Richard’s remarkable ‘Peasant’ album in the Top 10 in Norman Records, Uncut Magazine, The Quietus and more. This is a gig not to be missed!

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Sure Britpop Launch Night!

A new night for our Front Bar, celebrating the best of Britpop, 90s UK indie and alternative. 

As usual with our Front Bar events, it’s FREE ENTRY!

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Dr Phil Hammond

A real doctor with an axe to grind; black comedy with a political edge. Phil Hammond is a GP, writer, broadcaster and possibly the only comedian to have appeared at a public inquiry. He is Private Eye’s medical correspondent and has appeared on Have I Got News for You, The News Quiz, The Now Show and Countdown. He is rude about everything (politicians, doctors, death, drugs, sex, himself) but in a funny way. Free swabs and sick notes for all.

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Sherbet Flies – Album Launch Show

We’re delighted to be helping one of our favourite York bands launch their new album later in the month. American college-rock inspired noise of the good kind. Two ace supports to boot and all on the dancefloor at The Crescent, should be fun.

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Cosmic Slop – MAP Fundraiser (Ouroboros)

The legendary Leeds party heads to The Crescent for a special fundraiser for MAP CHARITY, based in Leeds. All profits to MAP, who are fighting against the threat of developers, in order to purchase their building and retain their inspiring creative educational programme. As music promoters working with an independant venue in a city seemingly increasingly full of luxury developments, we can really relate to their cause, and hope you can too. 

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Shake The Dust

Shake the Dust – Eclectic Electronica: Balearic-Breaks-Beats-Bass First Shake of the year, get down to the Crescent in York on: Sat 17th February, 8 til late, Free Entry Joel Doran / Sam Hudson / Beatroot of all Evil / Belearic Bern Joel Doran (progressive house/melodic techno). […]

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Mik Artistik’s Ego Trip + Hyde Family Jam

Returning to The Crescent for a 2nd time this three piece from Leeds have a growing national reputation and are proving to be one of the most interesting, unpredictable, and exciting acts on the circuit. Mik’s lyrical dexterity has the ability to make people laugh, cry, and throw themselves about.
“The best live band I have seen all summer” – BBC 6Music Presenter Gideon Coe

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Spring King, Weirds + Calva Louise

This hotly tipped Macclesfield indie band is the brainchild of production virtuoso Tarek Musa who began the project by replacing a bathroom with a home studio. The resulting demos led to them signing with Island Records! Great support billing now too.

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Irie Vibes ft. Sammy Dreadlocks

This month we welcome Sammy Dreadlocks from Leeds.
One of the crew once went up to him while he was DJing and asked to know the name of the tune he was playing.
He just laughed, and played another dubplate.

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Honours, Nauseous Skies + Silvertones

Three riff-ready York bands set to light up your Friday night including sets from debutante indie-rockers Honours, garage rock five piece Nauseous Skies and young rock band Silvertones who’ve impressed everyone at The Crescent over the last month.

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Barry Hyde (The Futureheads) + Dorian (Long Blondes)

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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Bad Saloon

Heavily influenced by the usual suspects – Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Jimmy Reed, Freddie King and the like – but with its own distinctive, attacking sound, Bad Saloon delivers a cool, no-nonsense, vintage blend of Chicago blues and Texas rock.

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Herbal Mafia 12th Birthday ft. Dub Phizix & Strategy

It’s that time of year again, where we go sick and put together a huge party to celebrate our birthday! 
This year is no exception as we bring one of the biggest names in drum&bass to York for the first time: Dub Phizix featuring guest MCStrategy (Broke’n’£nglish).  Also on the bill – a very special guest DJ who cannot be revealed yet but is set to smash 2018… Keep your eyes peeled for clues! 

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The Televangelists, Dvsk, Tax + Honey Smugglers

This is going to be a big show billing some of our favourite local acts all in one night! The Televangelists fresh from releasing their debut EP headline on the night with Dvsk, Tax and Honey Smugglers all in support! Not to be missed!

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Mashed – January Edition 2018

M*A*S*H*E*D is back in 2018 bringing you some serious sunshine to brighten up a cold, grey January. For our first session of the New Year we are bringing you three of our favourite acts from last year’s What the….? Festival in Devon. If you’ve been lucky enough to attend one of What the…?’s parties, which are usually private, invite-only events, you will know that they are really, really good. 

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The People’s Railway: The Case For Bringing Back British Rail

With politicians from all sides now accepting that a publicly owned railway will be the most economical, and sustainable way to provide this vital public service, the TUC is hosting a special event as part of our 150th anniversary celebrations, to debate how it should be done.

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Irie Vibes ft. Danny T & Tradesman

Yorkshire boys done good. Danny T and Tradesman, hailing from Leeds, are a production and DJ duo specialising in Dancehall & UK Steppas. The technical tag team have a solid reputation for producing and mixing innovative and modern reggae music, heavily influenced by the 80’s and 90’s Jamaican sounds. This has led them to play at some of the biggest nights in the UK, Europe and beyond, notably Dancehall Science.

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Hello Operator

A great bill of four young bands to rock yer socks off in this pre-Christmas Northern Radar promoted Christmas party headlined by returning York heroes Hello Operator.

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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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*SOLD OUT* – 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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***VENUE CHANGE*** Pictish Trail

***THIS SHOW IS NOW AT THE BASEMENT IN YORK.***
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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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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