Monday, 15 September 2014

Upset The Rhythm on the road

Van-loads of UTR bands are touring right now or imminently, go see them play live!


DEERHOOF
4.11 - Brooklyn - Baby’s All Right (w/ Tim Barnes, Xenia Rubinos)
5.11 - Brooklyn - Baby’s All Right (w/ Assembly, Zannie Owens w/ Mount Yucca)
6.11 - Brooklyn - Baby’s All Right (w/ White Reaper, Trans Am)
7.11 - Falls Church - State Theatre (w/ White Reaper, Xenia Rubinos)
8.11 - Charlottesville - The Southern (w/ White Reaper, Xenia Rubinos)
9.11 - Philadelphia - Union Transfer (w/ White Reaper, Cibo Matto)
11.11 - Chicago - Bottom Lounge (w/ White Reaper, Priests)
12.11 - Kalamazoo - Louie’s Back Room (w/ White Reaper, Priests)
13.11 - Toronto - Lee’s Palace (w/ White Reaper, Priests)
14.11 - Montreal - Cabaret Piccolo Rialto (w/ White Reaper, Priests)
15.11 - Pawtucket - The Met (w/ Priests, Lightning Bolt)
17.11 - Los Angeles - The Troubadour (w/ Go Dark, Crystal Skulls)
18.11 - San Francisco - Great American Music Hall (w/ Go Dark, Crystal Skulls)
20.11 - Portland - Doug Fir Lounge (w/ Go Dark, Busdriver)
21.11 - Seattle - Neumo’s (w/ Go Dark, Busdriver)
22.11 - Vancouver - Fortune (w/ Go Dark, Busdriver)




ED SCHRADER'S MUSIC BEAT

20.09 - Brooklyn - Death by Audio

21.09 - Purchase - SUNY

26.09 - Manhattan - Mercury Lounge

01.10 - Manhattan - Cake Shop

02.10 - Boston - Church of Boston

03.10 - Brooklyn - Death by Audio

04.10 - Baltimore - Ottobar Unfest

05.10 - Philly - Boot and Saddle

01.11 - Barcelona - Primavera Club

02.11 - Nantes - Soy Festival

04.11 - Brussels - Madame Moustache

06.11 - London - Shepherd's Bush Empire

07.11 - Glasgow - Old Hairdressers

09.11 - Manchester - Kraak

10.11 - London - The Lexington

12.11 - Dresden - Groovestation

13.11 - Hamburg - Hafenklang

15.11 - Berlin - Schokoladen

16.11 - Prague - Final Klub

17.11 - Vienna - Rhiz

18.11 - Esslingen - Komma

19.11 - Freiburg - Slowclub

21.11 - Lyon - Grrrnd Zero




THE PHEROMOANS
20.09 - Southsea - Southsea Festival
21.09 - Leeds - Recon Festival
29.10 - Brighton - Komedia (w/ Foxygen)
30.10 - Manchester - Ruby Lounge (w/ Foxygen)
31.10 - London - Village Underground (w/ Foxygen)




RAVIOLI ME AWAY
19.09 - Bremen - Beaty Beatz
22.09 - Berlin - La Moustache
23.09 - Chemnitz - Subway To Peter
24.09 - Leipzig - TBA




SPRAY PAINT with THE REBEL
19.09 - Austin - Hotel Vegas (w/ Ghetti Ghouls, MArriage, Wes Coleman)
20.09 - McAllen - Cine El Ray
21.09 - Houston - Walters Downtown (w/ Merchandise, Institute)
22.09 - Norman - The Opolis (w/ Eric Harman)
23.09 - Kansas City - Minibar (w/ Mouthbreathers)
24.09 - Chicago - Empty Bottle (w/ Running, Deaf Wish)
25.09 - Detroit - PJ's LAger House (w/ K9, Sniffles)
26.09 - Louisville - Cropped Out (w/ The Urinals, Total Abuse, Marriage)
27.09 - Memphis - Gonerfest 11 (w/ Gizmos, Protomartyr, Nots, Obnox)




SPRAY PAINT
02.10 - Leeds - Wharf Chambers

03.10 - Brighton - The Prince Albert

04.10 - Brussels - Galerie e²  (w/ Shearing Pinx, Sida)

05.10 - Hoorn - Swaft

06.10 - Liege - La Zone

08.10 - Hamburg - Komit Musik Bar 

10.10 - Stockholm - TBA

11.10 - Göteburg - TBA

12.10 - Berlin - Bei Ruth

13.10 - Leipzig - Klubraum Plagwitz (w/ Xaxaxa) 

14.10 - Solingen - Waldmeiset Club

15.10 - Tübingen - Epplehaus

17.10 - Vienna - Venster 99

19.10 - Merlara (Padova) - Botteghe Barranco  

20.10 - Milan - Ciclofficina Unza

21.10 - Turin - Asilo Occupato 

22.10 - Rome - Forte Fanfulla

23.10 - Geneva - L'altrove 

24.10 - Lyon - Grrrrrrnd Zero 

25.10 - Bordeaux - Le Capharnaüm

26.10 - Oviedo - Lata De Zinc

27.10 - Madrid - TBA

28.10 - Barcelona - Lupita Del Raval

30.10 - Paris - La Mecanique Ondulatoire  

31.10 - London - Dalston Victoria 

01.11 - Southend-On-Sea - The Railway Hotel 

02.11 - Nottingham - Jt Soar 

03.11 - Reykjavik - Iceland Airwaves




TRASH KIT
27.10 - Lille - Le Rouge (w/ Alligator)
28.10 - Amsterdam - Vrankrijk (w/ Alligator)
29.10 -  Bruxelles - Les Ateliers Claus (w/ Alligator)
30.10 - Strasbourg - TBA (w/ Alligator)
31.10 - Genève - L'écurie (w/ Alligator)
01.11 - Lyon - La triperie (w/ Alligator)
02.11 - Marseille - Grim (w/ Alligator)





VEXX
01.11 - Seattle - Barboza (w/ Pissed Jeans)
02.11 - Portland - Doug Fir Lounge (w/ Pissed Jeans)



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Friday, 12 September 2014

COMING UP


Afternoon all!
I hope September is treating you kindly! Our next show on Monday is sold out already, but have no fear fears, we’re lucky enough to have MISSISSIPPI RECORDS return to Cafe OTO at the end of the month on September 30th with their live showcase and 'Cosmic and Earthly History of Recorded Music’ film/talk. For those of you with tickets for Monday here are the times, get there early!

FILM/ TALK – 7.30pm > 9pm
DRAGGING AN OX THROUGH WATER – 9.10pm
LORI GOLDSTON – 9.50pm
MARISA ANDERSON – 10.30pm

Details of that follow up event can be found below, along with info on our upcoming MAGIK MARKERS concert in a few weeks time. You can also read up on our newly announced party for E.E.K. featuring ISLAM CHIPSY, alongside CONTAINER and Sublime Frequencies DJs (exciting!!!). If you get through all of that then please check out our new listings for RODION G.A., DARK BLUE, ED SCHRADER’S MUSIC BEAT, WHITE FENCE and GUERILLA TOSS too. So many captivating new shows I’m not sure what to do! Enjoy your weekend…


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MAGIK MARKERS
SICK LLAMA
ALISON’S BIRTHDAY
Tuesday 23 September
Café OTO, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL

MAGIK MARKERS self-referential improvisations and gritty brand of strutting, spinning and splitting in packed houses, panel trucks, and the underground sound and light discotheques, began in a Hartford basement around the Millennium. Whilst consistently releasing some wild material on their own Arbitrary Signs label the band have also spun out some remarkable records for Ecstatic Peace, Hospital Productions, Not Not Fun and most recently Drag City, who released their terrific album 'Surrender To The Fantasy'. 'STTF' (never too soon for the acronym) kicks off with that hoary old trope of punk records, the song about the Chesapeake Valley Runoff and the mating cycle of crabs. After that kind of in-your-face Attenborough-core, where could the record go? Nowhere but everywhere, all the creepy outposts of American detritus from other times, when hitchhiking and h-bombs were still hot, viable new ideas and on beyond. 'Acts of Desperation' is Shaggs-meets-Stones colour commentary on driveway laying, your mom's Merit Ultra-Light 100's and the lengths we'll go to filch a feel of some arcane notion of greatness. Here Pete "koan on loan" Nolan has nixed his kit into a galvanic psych lead. No lame attempt to smoke nutmeg for this jam; it scored real weed. For these New England nerfherders, whatever terror Hawthorne's wood was meant to hold dissolves in a beer fueled frugging party. 'Mirrorless', the deep-focus track/single-that-never- was/video-that's-about-to-be unspools its jewels and dissolves like all perfect ballads, with a casual chorus of whistled free-melody and a sweet outro-solo. 'STTF' builds monolithically in it's penultimate moment, then blazes out with possibly the best prescription cough medicine solo in the history of Elisa Ambrogio's storied career. This is a Mainliner-ish ode to the American underbelly that spawned rock and roll heroes and bad life choices; long a topic of fascination and adoration in the MM camp, and it ends the Fantasy by beginning another.

http://magikmarkers.tumblr.com/

SICK LLAMA is the solo noise/drone project from the man behind Michigan-based label Fag Tapes. He holds the rotten essence of Midwest Basement Mystery Mind Sound inside the marrow of his weird skull, right behind the strawberry blond tuffs, unblinking bug eyes, and mildewed skin. Sick Llama writes imaginary music for your imagination, walking a fine line between composition and improvisation. It's a wall of your own dreams to contend with, a tunnel with no light at the end, a wrong turn down the right road. New LP out soon on Premier Sang.
http://fagtapes.bandcamp.com/

ALISON’S BIRTHDAY are a sour trio of amateur dramatics from Brighton, conjured via seance to soundtrack your VHS-horror nightscapes. Writing spooked hypnotics of songs, Alison's birthday haunt the crossroads between womb gloom and witch punk. A demo tape is imminent via the band themselves, essential listening!
https://soundcloud.com/alisonsbirthday



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Mississippi Records on tour: 'A Cosmic and Earthly History of Recorded Music according to Mississippi Records' (A film & talk presentation)
Including live performances from…
MARISA ANDERSON
LORI GOLDSTON
DRAGGING AN OX THROUGH WATER
Tuesday 30 September
Café OTO, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL
7pm | £10 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/286496

A once in a blue moon showcase that features a brand new live film/talk/slide show presentation by Eric Isaacson (Mississippi Records label boss and store owner) plus three live acts, all of whom have released records on the Mississippi Record label. Marisa plays emotive acoustic and electric whirlwinds, Lori wanders across borders with her atmospheric cello playing and DAOTW gloriously ruptures songs rooted in folk and country traditions.

Mississippi Records is modern day record phenomena, where there is never a dull moment and run with the care and passion that it is hard to suppress. Based in Portland, Oregon, USA it is a very local shop and a very outernational record label that has released unheralded lost classic's from all over the globe, collections of Harry Smith's anthologies as well as Alan Lomax's recordings, some truly amazing compilations that wear the compilers tastes loud and proud as well as some punky and quick off the shelf undercover albums that sell out pretty much as soon as they are made. Eric Isaacson who helped set up and runs a lot of the Mississippi Records labels and shop activities is also a wonderful, playful and sincere guide through the highs and lows of music history with a keen eye on the marvellous outsider types. For this tour he will introduce a brand new show film/talk presentation and his fellow travellers are three musicians with super strong ties to the label, all on the bill and performing.

'A Cosmic and Earthly History of Recorded Music according to Mississippi Records' is Eric Isaacson's new concoction, a combination of film, slide show, lecture and soundscape. It instinctively and idiosyncratically illustrates a entire history of recorded music (focusing on Eric's patch, North America!), from the birth of the first star in the universe all the way to the dark ages of the 1980's. The ultimate intention of this travelling exhibition is to give the audience a sense of wonder; that anything is possible and art is worth doing. Tonally, the presentation navigates into the outer reaches, bypassing academic stuffiness in favour of entertainment value and immediacy. All materials will be from Mississippi Records vast and seldom seen archive of film, music and art.

This whirlwind 90 minute sound and visual representation will attempt to sum up as many important points in the evolution of recorded music that can be done in such a short amount of time. Subjects hit upon include:

* The cosmic patterns that resemble music generated by stars being born and dying.

* The musical patterns in the natural world that work on the same principals as music.

* The untold early history of recording technology. Including tales of Archeoacoustic technology that allows us to hear recordings from 2,000 years or more ago, cat pianos, the phonautogram which reproduces sounds from dust and much more.

* The rise of the blues, rock and roll, and other revolutionary American music forms and their subsequent destruction by the powers that be.

* 45 minutes of incredibly vibrant archival footage of some some the greatest musicians on Earth (as well as some novelties) including Bo Diddley, Rosetta Tharpe, The Collins Kids, Gary Davis, and the Staple Singers.

MARISA ANDERSON is a composer, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist from Portland, Oregon who works both solo and in beautiful tandem. Inspired by Delta blues, West African guitar, country and western radio from the 60′s and 70′s, gospel, noise, rhythms, cycles, mortality, and praise. Featuring an impressive 12 improvisations for guitar and lap steel Marisa has released two albums on Mississippi. In the past two years, Anderson’s music has landed her slots with artists including Godspeed You! Black Emperor, The Devil Makes 3 and Sharon Van Etten.

LORI GOLDSTON is a cellist, based in Seattle, with an emotional and magic touch. Classically trained and rigorously de-trained, possessor of a restless, semi-feral spirit, Lori Goldston is a cellist, composer, improvisor, producer, writer and teacher . Her voice as a cellist, amplified or acoustic is full, textured, committed and original. She wanders recklessly across borders that separate genre, discipline, time and geography, performing in clubs, cafes, galleries, arenas, concert halls, sheds, ceremonies, barbecues, and sanctuaries. Collaborations famously include being thrown in the dark end with Nirvana and enjoying the songs of David Byrne and Cat Power. Lori also co-founded Black Cat Orchestra and has been key to Earth live shows. She has received commissions to do live scores for several silent films.

DRAGGING AN OX THROUGH WATER is a solo project from Brian Mumform, performing songs rooted in folk and country traditions, though ruptured, complicated, and complimented with broken textures of feedback, drones, tape hiss, and homemade oscillators. Chance elements and candlelight sensitive instruments destabilize customary electro-amplified-tightness & introduce improvisation to the recitation of these songs.  Brian also plays in Sun Foot, Jackie-O Motherfucker, Deep Fried Boogie Band, & Jewelry Rash. He runs a small cassette & CDR label called Musical Impressions. Brian has collaborated with TJO, Chris Johanson, John Wiese, Makino Takashi, John Butcher, Gino Robair, Fred Lonberg-Holm,  Vic Chesnutt, Pete Swanson, and many others.



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E.E.K. featuring ISLAM CHIPSY
CONTAINER
SUBLIME FREQUENCIES DJs
Saturday 11 October
Tufnell Park Dome
8pm |  £10 |
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/288663

E.E.K. featuring ISLAM CHIPSY come direct from Cairo, launching their Shaabi keyboard sounds with deadly accuracy at your pineal gland via the irresistible propulsion of two raging drum kits. Chipsy's new wave Chaabi and Nile Delta synth has erupted out of the recent change in the social structures of Egypt, that disrupted existing power structures (to a certain degree) and created a whole new way of distributing art, politics and philosophy. E.E.K.’s debut album came out on the brilliant Nashazphone label in January this year, furnished with sleevenotes by Alan Bishop (of Sun city Girls) and mastering by his Sublime Frequencies ally Mark Gergis. Chipsy’s shameless yet dazzling showboating rides atop the gigantic dual rhythms, creating a riotous North African dance music that could send any audience into an absolute frenzy. The keyboards sound like sirens and there's a pure, violent virtuosity present. Traditional piano players use all their fingers to play a chord. House music revolutionised this, by allowing the producer to use only one finger. Chipsy introduced a new approach: he fires tone clusters with his fists, palms and edges of his hands all over the keyboard, and slamming down the keys, but still in a controlled manner. It's psychedelic and pumping. It 's tight and distorted. Sometimes there's cheers and yells, but nothing disrupts the very smart compositional glee lurking beneath.

"I saw him at a street party in Giza where a few hundred people had amassed to dance and scream into the night. Flanked by Khaled Mando & Islam Tata, his two drummers pounding furiously as the signature tone of his synth intensified for almost two hours, Islam Chipsy demonstrated his completely revolutionary take on modern Egyptian Shaabi. The sound was raw and distorted, the volume was deafening, and the energy was high. 30 minutes into the set, the trio pulled out blindfolds and put them on, only to continue their virtuosic performance without missing a beat, synced to the max, playing forwards, backwards, sideways psychedelic noise and showmanship projected through the distortion of a jet engine taking flight for some unknown location in the distant future of Shaabi sound. They were smiling and are very nice cats indeed, but when the PA system is blazing with their audio explosions, you best get up off your ass to dance or get the hell out of the way!" Alan Bishop.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRlUXXlc_eUU

CONTAINER is the stripped-down, beat-oriented electronic project of Providence, RI’s Ren Schofield, who somehow sculpts viscious punk sonics into raw jackhammer rhythms that groove in the most relentless, hypnotic, unstoppable and psychedelic ways currently working the grid. This lo-fi mesh of maxed-out drum patterns, spiralling loops and mesmerising arrangements makes for live music of serious weight and function, capable of both rushing the high-end dancefloors of Unsound, Donau and Berghain, and banging the below-stairs basements of Europe into submission. After a string of various cassette releases, the debut full length “LP” was released by Editions Mego sub-label Spectrum Spools in 2011, and has since been followed up by a second Spools LP and the Treatment 12” on the Morphine label…a steaming new 12” pulled in earlier this year on Liberation Technologies, as well as the thrillingly violent mauling of Four Tet‘s Kool FM as linked to below.
https://soundcloud.com/gentledefect

SUBLIME FREQUENCIES DJs
http://www.sublimefrequencies.com/
 

Good luck with all you’re doing!
UPSET THE RHYTHM
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\\\\\  UPSET THE RHYTHM   /////
/////  UPCOMING    SHOWS   \\\\\

Mississippi Records on tour: 'A Cosmic and Earthly History of Recorded Music according to Mississippi Records' (A film & talk presentation)
Including live performances from…
MARISA ANDERSON
LORI GOLDSTON
DRAGGING AN OX THROUGH WATER
Monday 15 September
Café OTO, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL
7pm | £10 | SOLD OUT

MAGIK MARKERS
SICK LLAMA
ALISON’S BIRTHDAY
Tuesday 23 September
Café OTO, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL

Mississippi Records on tour: 'A Cosmic and Earthly History of Recorded Music according to Mississippi Records' (A film & talk presentation)
Including live performances from…
MARISA ANDERSON
LORI GOLDSTON
DRAGGING AN OX THROUGH WATER
Tuesday 30 September
Café OTO, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL
7pm | £10 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/286496

E.E.K. featuring ISLAM CHIPSY
CONTAINER
SUBLIME FREQUENCIES DJs
Saturday 11 October
Tufnell Park Dome
8pm |  £10 |
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/288663

SPRAY PAINT
THE GUTTERS
TENSE MEN
Friday 31 October
The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Rd, Dalston, E8 3AS
8pm | £5 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/277625

RODION G.A.
Wednesday 5 November
Café OTO, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL
8pm | £10 |
http://www.wegottickets.com/event/288581

FUTURE ISLANDS
CELEBRATION
Thursday 6 November
O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Shepherd’s Bush Green, W12 8TT
7pm | £15 | SOLD OUT

ED SCHRADER'S MUSIC BEAT
SEX HANDS
DOG CHOCOLATE
Monday 10 November
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd, Angel, N1 9JB
8pm | £5 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/289619

TY SEGALL
THE INTELLIGENCE
Wednesday 12 November
Electric Ballroom, 184 Camden High St, London, NW1 8QP
7.30pm | £15.00 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/279358

DARK BLUE
Monday 24 November
The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Rd, Dalston, E8 3AS

GUERILLA TOSS
Tuesday 25 November
Old Blue Last, 38 Great Eastern St, Shoreditch, EC2A 3ES
8pm | £6.00 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/290255

WHITE FENCE
Thursday 29 January
100 Club, 100 Oxford St, London, W1D 1LL
8pm | £9 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/287769


Tuesday, 2 September 2014

SPRAY PAINT 7" now in stock



SPRAY PAINT have a brand new 7" called 'Cussin', it just arrived at Upset The Rhythm HQ and is NOW available from our webshop: http://upsettherhythm.bigcartel.com/
Record stores from Monday!
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Ed Schrader's Music Beat - NEW VIDEO and US/EURO TOUR DATES


Watch this beyond-awesome new video made for 'Televan' from Ed Schrader's Music Beat's most recent album 'Party Jail'. Big thanks to The Quietus for premiering the video and to Justin Barnes for directing the eyeball-popping visuals! ESMB are presently on tour in the USA, check out their dates below and go watch them levitate! We've just added their European dates too!



ED SCHRADER'S MUSIC BEAT US TRIPPING
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9/3- Brooklyn N.Y @ Death By Audio*
9/4-6 - Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Music Festival -TIX
9/5- Greensboro, NC @ A Warehouse*
9/13 - Baltimore, MD @ The Compound
9/20 - Brooklyn, NY @ Death By Audio#
9/21- Purchase, NY @ SUNY Purchase# - FREE
9/26 - Manhattan, NY @ Mercury Lounge% - TIX
10/1 - Manhattan, NY @ Cake Shop^
10/2 - Boston, MA @ Church of Boston^ - TIX
10/3 - Brooklyn, NY @ Death By Audio^
10/3 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar UNFest^ - TIX
10/5 - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot and Saddle^ - TIX
 

* w/What Cheer? Brigade
# w/New England Patriots
% w/Celebration
^ w/Sex Jams




ED SCHRADER'S MUSIC BEAT EURO TRIPPING
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01.11.2014     BARCELONA - PRIMAVERA CLUB
02.11.2014     NANTES - SOY FESTIVAL
04.11.2014     BRUSSELS - MADAME MOUSTACHE
06.11.2014     LONDON - O2 SHEPHERD'S BUSH EMPIRE
07.11.2014     GLASGOW - OLD HAIRDRESSERS
09.11.2014     MANCHESTER - KRAAK
10.11.2014     LONDON - THE LEXINGTON
12.11.2014     DRESDEN - GROOVESTATION
13.11.2014     HAMBURG - HAFENKLANG
15.11.2014     BERLIN - SCHOKOLADEN
16.11.2014     PRAGUE - FINAL KLUB
17.11.2014     VIENNA - RHIZ
18.11.2014     ESSLINGEN - KOMMA
19.11.2014     FREIBURG - SLOWCLUB
21.11.2014     LYON - GRRRND ZERO

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Times for Jack Oblivian and Straight Arrows tonight!

Last show of this epic run and it's a gonna bring the house down... JACK OBLIVIAN, STRAIGHT ARROWS and THE SHEIKS playing tonight at Bethnal Green WMC! Tickets on the door from 7.30pm, here's the times...
JACK OBLIVIAN - 9.50pm
STRAIGHT ARROWS - 9.05pm
THE SHEIKS - 8.20pm
Sunday 31 August
Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, 44 Pollard Row, E2 6NB
7.30pm | £8 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/274498


Saturday, 30 August 2014

Show times for SUN FOOT tonight!



Times for TONIGHT!!!

SUN FOOT - 10.10pm
MEN OH PAUSE - 9.25pm
CODY NOON - 8.35pm
Saturday 30 August
Power Lunches, 446 Kingsland Road, Dalston, E8 4AE
8pm | £6 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/281709



Thursday, 28 August 2014

RODION G. A. to play in London!

Upset The Rhythm presents…


RODION G.A.
Wednesday 5 November
Café OTO, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL
8pm | £10 | http://www.wegottickets.com/event/288581 

RODION G.A. are without doubt, one of music’s best-kept secrets. That’s despite being around for nearly forty years. The story begins when a musical visionary decided to form his own band in Romania four decades ago. It was between 1975 and 1976, when the Rodion G.A. story begins. That’s when Rodion Rosca formed the band that bore his name. This would be no ordinary band, far from it. Rodion G.A. would become one of the most innovative bands in Romanian musical history.

In 1975, Rodion joined with Gicu Farcas and Adrian Caparu to complete the lineup of Rodion G.A. By 1975, Rodion had amassed an eclectic selection of equipment and established a reputation as a D.I.Y. tech wizard. He created his own unique way of creating music on reel-to-reel tape recorders, using the various tape machines to multitrack. His nascent studio included several Tesia tape recorders, drum machines, phasers, flangers and fuzz pedals. Then there were a toy Casio VL Tone and a Soviet made Faemi organ. Like the music Rodion G.A. were making, the equipment they were using was just as leftfield and eclectic.

Sadly, Rodion G.A.‘s career lasted just over ten years. In 1987, after the death of his mother, Rodion Rosca walked away from music. For the next twenty-five years, nothing was heard of this charismatic, enigmatic and mercurial musician. Then Luca Sorin, a blogger and filmmaker became interested in the mythology that surrounds Rodion. Luca discovered a handful of tracks by Rodion and footage of their 1980 NYE concert. He posted this online. This came to the attention of Future Nuggets. They’re a collective of musicians and producers who are determined to preserve Romania’s musical heritage. Then in 2012, Rodion G.A. made their comeback, after twenty-five years away from music. Then a year later, Rodion G.A. released their debut album 'The Lost Tapes', on Strut Records to acres of praise and press attention. Since then, Rodion G.A.’s comeback has continued apace.
 
Earlier this year, another Rodion G.A. release hit the shops. This was none other than Rodion G.A.‘s soundtrack 'Delta Space Mission' released on Record Store Day 2014. Fans worldwide were determined to get a copy of this previously unreleased musical Magnus Opus. The lucky ones weren’t disappointed. Now Rodion G.A. have decided to embark on their first European tour and will be making their debut London performance for us at Cafe OTO on bonfire night. Suitably exciting I'm sure you'll agree and no need for any "there will be fireworks" punnery as that is a given!
https://soundcloud.com/rodionga




"Dissident, garden shed, East-bloc space rock... Monstrous!"
Mojo Magazine



"This is some of the raddest music you’re likely to hear this year. Rad in its overall excellentness and radical as to its forward-thinking nature, sounding so even today, though recorded at the height of Ceausescu’s suppression and censorship. (...) But for now The Lost Tapes will keep you mesmerized for long into the future.
The Quietus



"A raw, hypnotic and utterly absorbing brew of distorted synth riffs and Krautrock rhythm. Rodion's music sounds fantastic today."
Q Magazine



Stream the whole LP 'The Lost Tapes'.
https://soundcloud.com/rodionga/sets/the_lost_tapes

The Rodion G.A. Strory-Interview
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuZ5_hYPUTM&feature=youtu.be 

Rodion G.A. on ArteTV