Announcements

Update around planning for The Crescent Nursery next door

The Music Venue Trust have pioneered a way forward in creating a win-win situation for developers and music venues alike, using a form of contract known as a ‘Deed of Easement’. We would like the councillors to adopt this as a planning condition for developments near all music venues in York. This would represent a massive and progressive step from a council that has pledged to protect its venues from this very threat.

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Our thoughts on re-opening

This week’s government announcements, although welcomed by the likes of Wetherspoons, was not a great moment for culture and arts. The guidance clearly states that live performances, including music and comedy, as well as background music, are off the table for the foreseeable future. Furthermore, […]

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Dream Nails – *AT THE FULFORD ARMS*

For fans of Bikini Kill, The Julie Ruin, Dream Wife, The Regrettes and The Ramones, Dream Nails are a punk force to be reckoned with. Founded by feminist activists in 2015, this hotly tipped band of witches mix political rage with contagious pop punk joy, winning hearts (and funds for abortion charities) wherever they go.

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A Certain Ratio

Legendary Manchester post-punk band A Certain Ratio are coming to York for the first time in forty years!
Be quick on your ticket for this folks.

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Los Bitchos

Los Bitchos started off as a recording project after listening to a lot of Peruvian instrumental Cumbia from the 60s and 70s (Los Destellos ‘A Patricia’ is the song that got them together as a band), their sound can be described as The Shadows on a Tequila fuelled field trip to South America, whilst also channeling psychedelic rock and surf vibes.

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Athletic Progression

Hailing from Aarhus, Denmark, Athletic Progression is an instrumental trio rooted in Hip Hop and Jazz. Deeply rooted in J Dilla-esque swing with heavy, meditative vibes, instantly recognizable and insanely catchy. But these grooves do not emanate from samplers and chopped up breaks – they are played live.

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Super Cool Drawing Machine – The Musician’s Art Show

‘Super Cool Drawing Machine’, the touring exhibition of musicians ‘other’ work. A celebration of the art created by international touring, independent musicians. Bringing back engaging and exciting visual creations into the UK’s most loved music spaces. A much-needed exploration of FUN stuff.

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Robyn Hitchcock

Since founding the art-rock band The Soft Boys in 1976, Robyn has recorded more than 20 albums Blending folk and psychedelia with a wry British nihilism, Robyn describes his songs as ‘paintings you can listen to’. His most recent album is self-titled, marks his 21st release as a solo artist and was produced by Brendan Benson (The Raconteurs).

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Red Rum Club

Red Rum Club broaden their horizons with their second studio album, The Hollow of Humdrum. Widening the spectrum of their sonic, this record varies from acoustic ballads to disco themed festival anthems. Theatrical brass lines and pop choruses are infused with rumbling bass lines, western guitars and Latin percussion to create this instantly recognisable record.

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HENGE

This is Henge. We come in the name of RAVE.
We bring you the gift of COSMIC DROSS – A kind of music new to your world.
We have news. Planet Earth is an experiment.
Your species was sent codes from SPACE, to help you LOVE and DANCE.

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Jon Gomm

Genre-crossing acoustic guitarist Jon Gomm makes a long awaited return to York!

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