Archive for November, 2009

Nocturne Folks: The Cesarians + Graan

Posted in 1 on November 18, 2009 by Kaparte

Kaparte Promotions present:

Nocturne Folks with THE CESARIANS, Graan, Alex Monk

Friday 27 November
The Half Moon
10 Half Moon Lane, SE 24 9HU
020 7274 2733

Doors 8.00pm, music starts at 8.30pm, until 1am
Tickets £5 in advance from See Ticket and WeGotTickets:
£7 on the door

The Cesarians, the most talked band in town will play an outstanding set for the exclusive club Nocturne Folks, in the decadent settings of the glourious Half Moon in Herne Hill, on Friday 27 November.
Featuring ex members of Penthouse, Monkey Island and Baadar Meinhoff, it’s not since The Birthday Party crashed and burned in Berlin, that  the twisted sounds of old style decadence has been pumped so intensely through distorted amplifiers. London scenesters looking for a scene free of recycled rock, have found expression in The Cesarians cabaret world.
Had rock and roll been born in 1930’s urban Europe, and not 1930’s rural America, it would have been like this; part Kurt Weil, part Jacques Brel, part Ernst Kirchner, part klezma. Looking like a band formed in the mind of George Grosz, The Cesarians capture the urban zeitgeist via the junk shop instruments of old Europe . In their hands, a clarinet, trombone, piano, and drums beaten in waltz time, make raw and raucous rock and roll. Over this beautiful chaos Charlie Finke preaches his own intense message.
“As far as alt.rock oompah bands go, this lot are in a class of their own.” – David Sinclair, The Times Online
” It is classic, dirty rock and roll at it’s best, a sound missing for at least twenty-five years we’re damn happy it’s back.” – Bearded Magazine

Graan formed spontaneously following a successful appearance under the Platform Five (Funf) at the Avantgarde festival in Schiphorst, Germany, in July 2008.
Graan make Avant-Enochian doom and science-fiction drone bringing heavy bass guitar frequencies into the electronic mix alongside gutteral  utterances, mordant guitar riffs and dystopian spoken word. Graan is approximately half the members of Stëllä Märïs Drönë Örchësträ and one of Drift of Signifieds, creating soundscapes where new weird electronica meets deep-listening Lovecraftian Delerium.
“If Aleister Crowley, H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allen Poe and John Dee formed a band then this would be the result.  London’s Graan will crush your spirit with deafening static, claustrophobic low end, blasphemous ranting and monomaniacal pursuit of The Riff.” – Bang the Bore

Alex Monk is a musician and producer based in London and is fond of experimentation and improvisation, combining acoustic and digitally processed elements. Subjecting the guitar and found sounds to a variety of analogue and digital processes, Monk’s live improvised performances exhibit past, present and future sonic events. A creation of timeless artefacts akin to the apex of Post-Punk inventiveness, as well as today’s ecclesiastical drone rock.


Ship of Fools: SonVer + Human Greed

Posted in 1 on November 11, 2009 by Kaparte

Ship of Fools: SonVer + Human Greed

Sunday 15 NovemberShip of fool Flyer2_front
Bar & Co, Temple Pier

Victoria Embankment

Kaparte Promotions and Tursa exclusive club on the boat returns in November
with two other outstanding guests.

SonVer formed in November 2003, when Joanna Quail [cello] and Ben McLees [guitar] wrote and recorded ‘Until The Stones Melt’, a 9-minute track which would form the template for SonVer’s cinematic. post-rock soundscapes. During the summer of 2007. SonVer expanded to a 4-piece, with the addition of guitarist/bassist Ruban Byrne and drummer Alistair Richardson. In November 2008, SonVer release their second album ‘Luz del Abyss’, supported by a live show in Leige [Belgium] and a third appearance at The Union Chapel in London.

***Note: This set does not include the full line up of SonVer. Joanna Quail will be opening presenting some new ‘solo’ material. She then will be joined by Ben McLees and special guest Will Connor (Vultures) for the rest of the performance.

Human Greed was established in 2000 by Scottish writer Michael Begg and painter/illustrator, Deryk Thomas. The pair have, over 8 years and 3 full length recordings developed and refined a technique encompassing abstract electronica, field recordings, manipulated samples, and, increasingly – and most noticeably in their most recent album, Black Hill: Midnight at the Blighted Star – acoustic instrumentation.

Tickets £6 in advance:
or £8 on the door.

More info:

Hugo Race + Madam @ The Cross Kings

Posted in 1 on November 2, 2009 by Kaparte

Kaparte Promotions present:

HUGO RACE (True Spirit, ex -Bad Seeds)

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with support from
DJ set by Johnny Clash MBE and a very special secret guest…

The Cross Kings, 126 York Way London N1 OAX 0207 278 83 18

Melbourne-born multi-instrumentalist, performer and songwriter Hugo Race is an eclectic and prolific artist who has worked and lives in US, UK, France, Germany and Italy since 1988. He was a founding member of Nick Cave’s Bad Seeds (1983) with whom he also worked in the final stages of the Birthday Party. He appears on five CDs of the Bad Seeds catalogue. Through the 90’s he released a series of nine records under his own name with the Berlin-based musical collective The True Spirit for the Normal and Glitterhouse label, culminating in ‘The Long Time Ago’ double Cd retrospective released in 2001. In 1999 Hugo set up his own production base Helidex. Recording in different situations and locations from Brussels to Bologna, The True Spirit have followed a personal musical vision in a series of mutating line-ups that fuse the boundaries between blues and electronica, described by London Sounds as ‘night music for the soul’ and by Melody Maker as ‘industrial-trance-blues’. This is an exclusive solo London gig for Hugo Race and the last date of an extensive European and Australian tour. He is going to present fresh material from his acclaimed album ‘Between Hemispheres’.

Cult artist, eclectic visionary, whatever the label, Hugo Race has followed a relentlessly uncompromising artistic path since his teenage years as a founding member of the Bad Seeds (in 1983 he started playing in the terminal stages of the legendary Birthday Party and wound up appearing on five cds of the Bad Seed’s catalogue) – and as leader of underground 80s postpunk rockers The Wreckery he doesn’t just know music, he lives it. – Spooky Records

Madam is the project of singer/songwriter/producer Sukie Smith, whose abum ‘In Case of Emergency’ received outstanding reviews on the national press, and single ‘Calling for Love’ has accompanied us through the major radio stations for the past year.

‘Sukie Smith, better known as Madam, has a rare ability to combine the smoky, nocturnal atmospherics conjured by PJ Harvey or Portishead or the Velvet Underground with a pop sensibility’ – The Independent, One to Watch (April 2008)
‘Beautiful vocals set against a backdrop of acoustic guitars show great promise and give the track a distinct Portishead feel’ – Artrocker

Special set by DJ JOHNNY CLASH MBE
Country, Bluegrass, Blues, Soul, Rock, Raggae/Ska/Bluebeat, Rockabilly/Rock and Roll, Rhythm and Blues, Folk, Southern/Northern Soul, Country Rock, Southern Rock, Doo-Wop, Garage, Psychedelic, Punk, Heavy Rock, Blues Rock, Progressive, etc.

Tickets: £6 adv/£8 on the door
and See Tickets