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This Week At Thekla - 15.11.15

THIS WEEK AT THEKLA - 15/11/15

Here's a rundown of what shows we've got on the boat this week.

MONDAY 16 NOVEMBER

HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE

Doors: 7pm // Tickets: £16.50 (inc. booking fee) // Alt-Tickets 

HYPNOTIC  BRASS ENSEMBLE
www.hypnoticbrassensemble.com

HBE are seven brothers from the south side of Chicago who come from an extraordinary musical family. The band freely mix the brass band tradition with generous doses of hip hop, soul and funk, creating an intoxicating and boisterous blend that is just barely contained on their newest release Fly: The Customs Prelude. They have toured throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and South America playing with everyone from Prince, Mos Def , Mick Jones (The Clash) and Damon Albarn (Blur, Gorillaz). They’ve performed Coachella, WOMAD AU, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Sydney Opera House and Carnegie Hall. The documentary film Brothers Hypnotic, explores their music, work ethic, life and experience of being raised by their jazz legend father Phil Cohran. After screening in major cities and festivals, it aired on PBS. Their song, “War” was featured in the blockbuster hit movie, Hunger Games. 

 

 

TUESDAY 17 NOVEMBER

NORDIC GIANTS / ALMA / ALRIGHT THE CAPTAIN 

Doors: 7pm // Tickets: £16.50 (inc. booking fee) // Alt-Tickets

NORDIC GIANTS
www.nordicgiants.co.uk

The post-rock duo Nordic Giants invite you to journey through the depths of human consciousness, from the darkest of political questions to the brink of new human discoveries. Performing live soundtracks to award winning short films - This audio-visual experience has been described as akin to a religious experience: the multi-screen visuals, powerful strobes and exquisitely timed accompaniment create a whole that is far greater than the sum of its parts.

For Nordic Giants the performance is the thing, and as those who have seen the live show will attest, it is a visceral experience that goes beyond the normal descriptors. Each mind-blowing performance involves a chosen few short films, which are soundtracked live with their own formula of claustrophobic cinema clatter. Two mythical creatures dressed in feathers and shrouded in a ubiquitous fog create an experience with drums, bowed guitar, piano and trumpet that is both - haunting and rousing, climactic and thunderous.

Support from:

ALMA
www.facebook.com/almatheband

Ambient/Indie/Pop-Post-Rock from London.

ALRIGHT THE CAPTAIN
www.facebook.com/alrightthecaptain

Alright The Captain have established themselves as a sonic force to be reckoned with, thanks to their uniquely imaginative brand of math-rock. Their sprawling and varied career has seen them sharing stages with post-rock luminaries including Mono, toe, 65daysofstatic, Pelican, Tera Melos, ASIWYFA, Maybeshewill, Adebisi Shank, This Will Destroy You, ZU, Holy Fuck and many more. 

 


WEDNESDAY 18 NOVEMBER

OH WONDER / RUKHSANA MERRISE

Doors: 7pm // SOLD OUT

OH WONDER
www.ohwondermusic.com

London-based duo Oh Wonder released their hotly anticipated debut album ‘Oh Wonder’ on September 4th on Caroline International, featuring 15 impeccably crafted pop gems exploring London, loneliness and love. 

In September 2014, the prolific songwriters took on the herculean task of releasing one track every month for a year on SoundCloud. The plan, was to bring the curtain down on this project by releasing an album – this album – in September 2015, as well as making their live debut the same month.

Every track released topped the Hype Machine chart and, altogether, have garnered an incredible 25 million streams across SoundCloud and Spotify. They’ve also featured in Spotify’s Viral 50 Top Ten in the UK, US and Global charts.


SATURDAY 21 NOVEMBER

THE ORB / DAVE DK

Doors: 6:30pm // Tickets: £24.20 (inc. booking fee) // Alt-Tickets

THE ORB
www.theorb.com 

The Orb are a British electronic music group known for spawning the genre of ambient house. Founded in 1988 by Alex Paterson and KLF member Jimmy Cauty, The Orb began as ambient and dub DJs in London. Its early performances were inspired by ambient and electronic artists of the 1970s and 1980s, most notably Brian Enoand Kraftwerk. Because of its trippy sound, the Orb developed a cult following among clubbers "coming down" from drug-induced highs.

DAVE DK
www.davedk.com

DJ & producer Dave DK has been making waves in the electronic music scene for a couple of years now. Since the early 90's he was fascinated by the upcoming techno movement, which eventually led to his own active initiation.

 

 

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