Sat 25 Jan
The Cesarians always have as much a cerebral aspect to their remarkable outsider chanson as an intensely emotional one … intensity, songcraft, passion and raw emotions. Something dark, beautiful and inordinately powerful comes your way.  Nobody else does what they do, although there maybe some artful goodness to chew on for fans of Nick Cave, Jacques Bel, Scott Walker, even Kris Kristofferson, and of late edgy electronica artists like Goldfrapp. With new material about to be launched ship shape and Cesarian style, a hometown Hackney show for The Cesarians is a must attend event for any actual hip and happening individual.  Art Trip And The Static Sound-  Iggy Pop’s favourite band next to Sleaford Mods (or maybe Skinnygirl Diet…) it would appear, and quite right too…superb amalgamation as it is of white noise guitar shreddings, beefy bottom end bass, skittering, skittling percussion and the upfront presence of vocalist Melodie Holiday. The contemporary realization of she punk is at it’s most striking- thus the root of Poly Styrene, Ari Up, Siouxsie et al, but Melodie does her very own powerful thing with some astounding sounds informed in parts by Butthole Surfers, Can, The Fall and Sonic Youth.
Hackney Empire Bar

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 in advance
Fri 3 Apr
SLADY
 + Super Yob Shindig!
 + Glam Rock DJ Action + White City Vultures
SLADY– Yes, it’s Super Yob’s Birthday BashSlade guitar god and style guru (Hey..The Queen..when will he get a gong for his invaluable contributions to the bacofoil industry?!) Dave Hill is thingty thing years of age today…or yesterday…so a fab reason to celebrate Slade’s remarkable cannon with the world’s only all girl Slade tribute band… the amazing SLADY. A celebration of one of the nicest guys from one of the greatest bands of all time. Party like it’s 1972.
The Water Rats

Doors from 7.15
£12 on the door
£10 in advance
Sat 11 Jul
SLADY
 + Special Guests TBA
 + Glam Rock DJs
SLADY – a crazee luv’d up skweeze me pleeze me fest to delight all fans of top drawer 1970s glam and classy Brit Rock. A celebration of one of the greatest bands of all time. At last SLADY! will Hit The North with a glam rock party that is simply not to be missed. Starring Gobby – Singer/Guitarist, Jem Lea – Bass, Donna Powell – Drummer, Davina Hill – Lead Guitar/Singer, SLADY! are of course an absolutely excellent all female Slade tribute band! What’s not to adore. With moral support from the actual Slade camp too, and quite right. Champers and pot noodles all round.
The Star And Garter

Doors from 7.15
£12 on the door
£10 in advance