Gig Guide // March
Here is your monthly round up of local gigs and events for fans of all genres!
This duo combine political charge with punk and hip-hop to create thought provoking music and make their mark on the UK music scene. After releasing their fifth studio album last month they have announced a 33-date tour of the UK and are gracing York with their musical rants about politics, injustice and pop-culture.
The YouTube session ‘Live At FortyFive’ is showcasing James Ewan Tait’s experimental sound. Tait fuses together an array of modulating stereo delays and effects with rich vocals to create ever-changing soundscapes. With support from York/Leeds based Mayshe-Mayshe and garbage-shop quartet Parker Lee, this free session is full of psychedelia.
Clkwork is back with another promising event, this time in aid of the University of York Student Union RAG charities – World Child Cancer, Action Against Hunger UK and S.N.A.P.P.Y (a local charity working with children and adults with special needs). This student-exclusive event will be combining experimental electronic, wonky techno and jazz-influenced jungle for a groovy party with a great cause.
The Fulford Arms welcomes local indie band ‘The Shamble’ who will be celebrating the release of their debut EP ‘Heart On Our Sleeves’ in their first headline show. This four-piece jangle-pop band will bring a lot of passion for a home-town gig.
Bassmentality is a York favourite in the DnB scene with previously sold out shows from Holy Goof, Skepsis and Darkzy. Kanine, from London, has been supported by some of the biggest names in drum and bass. Upgrade’s unique sound, melodic motifs and monstrous beats keep creating successful party anthems. Tsuki, a producer from the West Midlands, has been playing at international events and festivals such as Bassfest. This triple headline DnB show will not disappoint.
Wounded Bear is a York based singer-songwriter whose songs have been likened to intricate poetry. This intimate performance will be showcasing his debut EP: four songs of highly praised lyrical genius.
Lee Scratch Perry is one of the most enduring and original reggae artists and producers of all time. This Grammy award-winner has been highly influential in the development and acceptance of reggae music in Jamaica and overseas. To have him grace one of York’s most popular music venues is not something to miss!
York-based indie rockers ‘The Vedettes’ have already received support from national radio after releasing just two singles. Laura Whitmore labelled their song ‘Silver’ as track of the week on BBC Radio 5 Live in 2018, so big things are expected in the run up to the release of their debut EP later this year. Silvertones, Neon Salmon and Azera are all York based as well which makes this a night full of local, indie talent. In particular, Azera brings a more alternative rock sound to the evening.
The Wave Pictures are kicking off 2019 with a bang after already playing their biggest London headline show to date last month in Koko, and announcing a UK tour of ‘Look Inside Your Heart’, their newest album. This album is very special as it was recorded reel-to-reel in one night without any computers, and is subsequently peppered with laughter and chatter. This show is sure to bring informal hits and a lot of happiness.
This Fleetwood Mac tribute band is celebrating 50 years of the best of Fleetwood Mac, including a touching blues set in ode to their Peter Green era. Fans both new and old can definitely get behind Rumours.
Leftwich is playing a very special show in his hometown of York whilst on his tour around the UK and Ireland. Billie Marten, just 19 years old, is also playing in the beautiful Minster. Two locals filled with talent, what more could you ask for?
The Haggis Horns have been at the forefront of the UK funk scene for years and performed with the likes of Amy Winehouse, John Legend & The Roots and Elbow. Now, joining DJ Mr Green, their fusion of afrobeat, soul and hip-hop will surely be a night to remember.