Newen Afrobeat is a 13-piece Chilean orchestra that makes music inspired by the legacy of the Nigerian musician Fela Kuti. With a particular Latin stamp, they unify the African rhythms with a colourful and energetic staging, embedded in a deep social message that talks about their roots and social movements in their territory.
Events — Gigs
After a righteous celebration of alternative party music at A Slow Education in October, we’re at it again in May!
A great bill of left-field rock’n’roll bands play on Friday night, our buddies Pip Blom headline, then again all day Saturday, with foliage loving, kraut-ish post-punks Snapped Ankles topping the bill.
A big friend of the venue here after supporting our special Michael Chapman live-stream and performing some great support slots, Katie Spencer comes to The Crescent for a headline show as she prepares to release her second album ‘The Edge Of the Land’.
A folk singer, songwriter and activist from Leicester, UK, she has been writing, recording and touring relentlessly for ten years. Her unique takes on life, love and politics, and the warmth and wit with which they are delivered, have won over audiences everywhere, across the alternative, folk, political and comedy scenes.
Our fave kraut-y shoegaze band Soma Crew are back in May! What a treat. Excellent supports too with York post-punk heroes Percy and The New Solar Drones.
Unfortunately Tobi is still testing positive for Covid-19 this morning, so we’ve made the decision to postpone tonight’s show in Hull along with tomorrow in York; now hoping to restart the tour in Sheffield on Wednesday. We aim to announce new dates for these shows as soon as possible alongside the already postponed Wolverhampton, Huddersfield, Edinburgh, Liverpool and Stoke dates. TB x
Trash Boat come to York for the first time in March.
The Everly Pregnant Brothers were formed after a drunken dare by Pete Mckee and Richard Bailey in 2009. The success of the dare prompted the pair to draught in a bunch of disparate chaps who had three things in common, the love of beer, ukuleles and having a laugh.
One of the pioneers of the Acid Jazz scene, JTQ have taken their distinctive trademark howling Hammond sound to the masses for over 30 years; still famed for their upbeat, energetic live shows with no sign of slowing down. The band’s relentlessly entertaining tunes take inspiration from the rare-groove style funk, and boogaloo funk of the 60s and 70s.
On the heels of their respective new solo albums, Scottish folk star Kris Drever (LAU), and Nashville-based Americana artist Rachel Baiman present a joint tour of the UK and Scotland in the Spring of 2022, featuring solo sets from each as well as unique collaborations drawing on their respective original material.
Buzzing from the release of their much loved 2020 record, ‘I’m A Moron’, Lancaster duo Holly Ross and David Blackwell finally make it back to York. Outsider, lo-fi punk with plenty of weirdness and great pop songs to boot!