York prog rockers Mostly Autumn are back at The Crescent in July.
Leeds aggro-jazz four-piece Vipertime are back with their long anticipated second album Arise. Exploring the borders of modal jazz, post-punk, dub and afrobeat, the record displays a driving sound that is simultaneously unique to the band and a microcosm of the thriving UK scene.
Geordie Balkan Boogie!! Blistering Brass and Ska with a Eastern European sauce from Newcastle festival favourites.
Spear Of Destiny
Kirk Brandon celebrates 40 years of Spear Of Destiny in 2023 touring all ovr the UK with current and longest serving lineup featuring Adrian Portas (New Model Army/Sex Gang Children), Craig Adams (Sisters of Mercy/The Cult/The Mission) and Phil Martini (Jim Jones and the Righteous Mind), as well as Clive Osborne on saxophone and Steve Allen-Jones on keys.
City Snakes, The Rosettas & The Clanks
A three band bill of young indie/rock bands from York coming together for a big Thursday night party at The Crescent!
Legendary punks Ruts DC return with new album Counterculture and are defiant and resolutely pushing against the forces that be in 2023.
Jesca Hoop – *At the NCEM, York*
California-born but now based in Manchester, discovered by Tom Waits, and brought on tour by Peter Gabriel to sing in his band, it was a phone call from Elbow’s Guy Garvey that saw her move to the UK. Her most recent album “Stonechild”, produced by John Parish (PJ Harvey, Aldous Harding, This is the Kit), received huge acclaim: her beautiful songs, rooted in the folk tradition are intricately detailed, acoustic-led pieces that teem with ideas.
Scottish band Vistas consists of vocalist Prentice Robertson, guitarist Dylan Rush and bassist Jamie Law – they’ve made their name gigging tirelessly across the UK, with word of mouth praise of their chaotic, life-affirming show travelling far and wide.
Access All Areas UK Tour w/ Ruth Lyon & Eliza Hull – *At the NCEM, York*
We’re going to the beautiful National Centre For Early Music for a special tour. Access All Areas is an International Cultural Exchange celebrating disabled creatives with alt-pop singer-songwriters Ruth Lyon (Holy Moly & The Crackers) and Australian Eliza Hull.
One of the most influential bands to emerge from the UK’s festival scene, Ozric Tentacles formed during the solstice at Stonehenge Free Festival 1983 going on to become psychedelic staples at Glastonbury and many other festivals. The creative vision of multi-instrumentalist Ed Wynne, the Ozrics’ uniquely trippy soundscapes connect fans of progressive rock, psychedelia and dance music culture.