A warming hearth of midwinter music, with a potent bundle of enduring UK legends, acoustic transcendentalists and new-school song buccaneers to get the flames roaring.
Details and tickets here.
The video for new Richard Dawson track ‘The Vile Stuff’ is an epic, hallucinatory promenade through nocturnal Newcastle. Drink it down below.
London date announced for February with Upset The Rhythm – tickets here
We finally bring them to Bristol.
Eradicate notions of linear time. Cut up your friends. Dreamachine.
Details and tickets here.
‘Sound and Soft’
Here is what we have on offer as the cold takes hold and the nights draw in.
Tickets and info for all shows available here.
Poster by James Hankins.
Counting down the days now to the The Wire Magazine’s Off The Page festival – 3 days of presentations, interviews, films and performances covering some supremely fascinating characters and strands in music including Robert Wyatt, Carla Bozulich, Mississippi Records, Dean Blunt, Mark Fisher, David Keenan, Sarah Angliss, Pinch and Jonny Trunk among them. We can’t wait for its intoxicating verbal swarm to cut loose-tongued in our fair city. Full schedule below.
Very good value weekend tickets still available, as well as individual day tickets – HERE
Off The Page Timetable
Unless otherwise stated, all events take place at Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA, 0117 917 2300.
Friday 26 September
Robert Wyatt in Conversation with Marcus O’Dair + audience Q&A
Saturday 27 September
Mark Fisher: Another Grey World: The Secret Sadness of the 21st Century + audience Q&A
Richard King with Pinch & Mike Darby: A Record Shop, Roots & Bristol Culture
David Keenan: Crime Calls for Night: A Phenomenology of Transgression in Industrial Music
Sarah Angliss: Visceral Music: The Corporeal Origins of Electronic Sound
Paul Gilroy in Conversation with Tony Herrington + audience Q&A
Carla Bozulich in Conversation with Frances Morgan + audience Q&A
Julian Henriques with David Fisher (Papa Roots Sound System): The Sound System Unplugged
Off The Page aftershow party with Rewired (NTS Radio) DJs + The Wire Sound System DJs at The Cube, Dove Street South, Bristol BS2 8JD, 0117 907 4190
Sunday 28 September
The Wire pub quiz hosted by Derek Walmlsey & Rob Young at The Louisiana, Wapping Road, Bathurst Terrace, Bristol BS1 6UA, 0117 926 5978
Film screening: A Spell To Ward Off The Darkness
Dean Blunt’s “Black Metal”: A Reading
Eric Isaacson: A Cosmic and Earthly History of Recorded Music According to Mississippi Records
Off The Page closing concert with Marisa Anderson + Lori Goldston + Dragging An Ox Through Water at The Cube, Dove Street South, Bristol BS2 8JD, 0117 907 4190
See you there
Dean Blunt will be performing at Electrowerkz on 13th November. More info and tickets here
Listen to new track ’50 Cent’ here