The Comet is Coming

Date:Sat 30 Nov
Time:8pm
Venue:J2 (standing)
Price:£18.50 adv

The Comet is Coming is the soundtrack to an imagined apocalypse.    

In the aftermath of widespread  sonic destruction what sounds remain? Who will lead the survivors to new sound worlds? Who will chart the new frontier?      

In a warehouse somewhere in London 2013 a meeting would take place between three musical  cosmonauts. They would pool their energies to build a vessel powerful enough to transport any party into outer space. Together they chart a path based on the encoded language of Sun Ra, Frank  Zappa, Jimi Hendrix and the BBC Radiophonic Workshops from which the band's name emerged.    

It is after the end of the world, the stage is a spacecraft, the mic is an accelerator. Brace yourself for The Comet is Coming.  
 

  • King  Shabaka - saxophone  
  • Danalogue  The  Conqueror - keyboards  
  • Betamax  Killer - drums

Plus support from Leafcutter John

“Powered  by  Arkestral  cosmic  forces,  The  Comet  Is  Coming.  Brace  for  impact”
The  Guardian  
   
“If  intergalactic  jazz  voyager  Sun  Ra  had  relocated  to  Cologne  in  1971,  he  may  well  have  made  an   album  like  this”  
MOJO  

“A  fine  chunk  of  afrofuturism”  
NME  

“The  Comet  Is  Coming  embraces  stargazing  psychedelia  on  its  maiden  voyage,  outfitting  spacey   synth  arrangements  with  taut  saxophone  riffs  that  spiral  off  into  the  inky  abyss”  
Time  Out,  New  York

Doors price t.b.c.

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

Box office and bar open 1 hour before event start time.

All prices shown include booking fees.

 

 

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