Indie

Wednesday
11 October
19:00

14 Iced Bears were a British indie band associated with the C86 scene, existing between 1985 and 1992. They released two albums: 14 Iced Bears (1988) and Wonder (1991), featuring jangly indie pop, like that of their peers, but characterised by a fuzzy protopunk-like sound with a growing psych influence.

Indie
Sunday
18 February
19:00

Sylvia Juncosa was known in the ’80s-90s as an aggressive, individual lead guitarist in the alternative / metal / acid rock style. From Los Angeles, Juncosa began her career as keyboardist for the Leaving Trains before forming her own group To Damascus. To Damascus released two independent albums, during which time Juncosa also played in SWA, a punk-metal band featuring former Black Flag bassist Chuck Dukowski.

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rock
Thursday
12 April
18:00

The Gallery is an indie-rock band from Western Massachusetts. The Gallery’s hook-laden rock songs combine a mix of mainstream appeal and professionalism with indie cred and likeability. Their brand of guitar-driven, southern-infused pop rock blurs the lines between authenticity and commerciality, producing songs that are refined and disarmingly catchy. A subtly biting guitar sound, simple, road-worn lyricism and consistently sharp musicianship transform their tracks into instantly memorable pop gems you don’t want out of your head.

Indie
rock
Wednesday
14 November
19:00

Giant Sand, originally The Giant Sandworms, is an American rock band formed in 1985, based in Tucson, Arizona, USA (although Los Angeles, California was its home for many years). Overseen by singer-songwriter-guitarist-pianist Howe Gelb, its membership has shifted over the years — at times with each album — though for a long while the drum and bass duties were handled by John Convertino and Joey Burns, who went on to form Calexico.

Indie
rock
Wednesday
21 November
19:00

Galaxie 500 formed in Boston, MA in 1986 and comprised vocalist/guitarist Dean Wareham (a transplanted New Zealand native), bassist Naomi Yang and drummer Damon Krukowski, longtime friends who first met in high school in New York City before all three attended Harvard University. Wareham and Krukowski initially teamed in the short-lived Speedy and the Castanets, which split after their bass player experienced a religious conversion; upon re-forming, the duo recruited Yang to play bass, although she had no prior musical experience.

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Indie
Friday
14 December
19:00

Peter Astor is a British singer and multi-intrumentalist, best known for his work with The Weather Prophets and Ellis Island Sound. Following the sensational disbandment of his first band The Loft and the subsequent dissolution of The Weather Prophets, singer and guitarist Peter Astor embarked upon a solo career. His close links with Alan McGee helped to secure a contract with Creation Records, with whom he released two albums - Submarine (1990) and Zoo (1991).

Indie
Sunday
14 July
18:00

Kitchens of Distinction were a band from South London, England.The band formed in 1986, their name pulled from an advert on the side of a lorry spotted by guitarist Julian Swales while on his bike. Kitchens first Bunnymenesque single, recorded in just one day on an eight track in a Kennington basement, earned single of the week in the NME, and the following singles ‘Prize’ and ‘The 3rd Time We Opened The Capsule’, released on One Little Indian Records, earned similar levels of praise.

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Pop
Indie
Sunday
14 July
18:00

Kitchens of Distinction were a band from South London, England.The band formed in 1986, their name pulled from an advert on the side of a lorry spotted by guitarist Julian Swales while on his bike. Kitchens first Bunnymenesque single, recorded in just one day on an eight track in a Kennington basement, earned single of the week in the NME, and the following singles ‘Prize’ and ‘The 3rd Time We Opened The Capsule’, released on One Little Indian Records, earned similar levels of praise.

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Pop
Indie
Tuesday
17 September
18:00

The Mock Turtles were a Manchester-based indie rock band, formed in Rochdale, who enjoyed some success in the early 1990s. Their signature tune was “Can You Dig It?” Led by Martin Coogan, brother of television regular Steve Coogan, the band began to pick up attention around 1990, with tracks such as “Lay Me Down” and “And Then She Smiles” on the Imaginary label. It was “Can You Dig It?”, however, which gained them wider attention.

Pop
Indie
Wednesday
18 September
18:00

The Fat Lady Sings was formed in Dublin in March 1986. Fronted by singer and songwriter Nick Kelly, the initial line-up also comprised Robert Hamilton (drums), Dave Sweeney (guitars) and Finbarr O’Riordan (bass). Unusually for the time, the band decided to relocate to London almost immediately after forming, and based themselves there throughout their subsequent eight year career.

Indie
Wednesday
18 September
18:00

The Fat Lady Sings was formed in Dublin in March 1986. Fronted by singer and songwriter Nick Kelly, the initial line-up also comprised Robert Hamilton (drums), Dave Sweeney (guitars) and Finbarr O’Riordan (bass). Unusually for the time, the band decided to relocate to London almost immediately after forming, and based themselves there throughout their subsequent eight year career.

Indie
Tuesday
1 October
19:00

After four critically acclaimed albums under the moniker Fad Gadget, Frank Tovey dropped the name and recorded a further five albums throughout the ’80s and early ’90s. Forever moving away from his heavily synthesized style as Fad Gadget, he continued to experiment with many different styles, mixing electronics with rock, folk and dance music.

Indie
Pop
Sunday
3 November
19:00

Swervedriver are a 1990s British guitar band initially associated with “shoegazing”, however their heavier rock & roll style also related them to the grunge genre coming from the U.S. Pacific Northwest. Some music writers considered them to be Britain’s answer to this sound. Regardless of labels, the band’s mix of storming and swirling guitar experimentation often crossed into psychedelia, coupled with mystical lyrics that often praised the nihilism of sports cars, racing and the open road.

Indie
rock
Thursday
7 November
19:00

THE WEDDING PRESENT are an indie rock group formed in Leeds, England in 1984. They evolved from the ashes of The Lost Pandas. Their music has evolved from fast-paced indie rock in the vein of their most obvious influences The Fall, Buzzcocks and Gang of Four, to more varied forms. Throughout their career, they have been led by vocalist and guitarist David Gedge, the band’s only constant member. The Wedding Present have had eighteen UK Top 40 hit singles.

Indie
rock
Thursday
7 November
19:00

The Wedding Present are an indie rock group formed in Leeds, England in 1984. They evolved from the ashes of The Lost Pandas. Their music has evolved from fast-paced indie rock in the vein of their most obvious influences The Fall, Buzzcocks and Gang of Four, to more varied forms. Throughout their career, they have been led by vocalist and guitarist David Gedge, the band’s only constant member.

Indie
rock
Wednesday
11 December
19:00

Slowdive was a dream pop / shoegaze band formed in 1989, lasting until 1995. The band was formed in Reading, Berkshire, England and signed to Creation Records in the UK. Initially championed by the British music press, the band scored a UK top forty entry with their debut album Just For A Day. The band consisted of Rachel Goswell (vocals/guitar), Neil Halstead (vocals/guitar), Nick Chaplin (bass), Christian Savill (guitar), Simon Scott (drums, 1990 until early 1994) and Ian McCutcheon (drums, 1994 onwards).

Indie
Pop
Monday
3 February
19:00

American Music Club (often abbreviated AMC) is a San Francisco-based band led by singer-songwriter Mark Eitzel. They’ve been recording and playing in SF clubs since the mid 1980’s, showing a remarkable longevity for a band that has been far more critically acclaimed than financially successful. Although born in California, frontman Mark Eitzel spent his formative years in Great Britain and Ohio before returning to the Bay Area in 1980.

Indie
Monday
3 February
19:00

American Music Club (often abbreviated AMC) is a San Francisco-based band led by singer-songwriter Mark Eitzel. They’ve been recording and playing in SF clubs since the mid 1980’s, showing a remarkable longevity for a band that has been far more critically acclaimed than financially successful. Although born in California, frontman Mark Eitzel spent his formative years in Great Britain and Ohio before returning to the Bay Area in 1980.

Indie
Sunday
15 March
19:00

Originally based on the south coast of England in Portsmouth, Cranes released their first album on vinyl, Self Non Self in July 1989. The intensity of that album garnered very good reviews and caught the attention of John Peel, who picked up on the album right away, with the group recording a session for him in the album’s first week of release. Shortly afterwards they signed to the label Dedicated (which also became home to Spiritualized and Beth Orton) and went on to record their EP “Espero” in 1990, with the album “Wings of Joy” following a year later

Indie
Pop
rock
Sunday
15 March
19:00

Originally based on the south coast of England in Portsmouth, Cranes released their first album on vinyl, Self Non Self in July 1989. The intensity of that album garnered very good reviews and caught the attention of John Peel, who picked up on the album right away, with the group recording a session for him in the album’s first week of release. Shortly afterwards they signed to the label Dedicated (which also became home to Spiritualized and Beth Orton) and went on to record their EP “Espero” in 1990, with the album “Wings of Joy” following a year later.

Indie
Pop
rock
Wednesday
25 March
19:00

Jonathan Richman was born May 15th 1951 to a Jewish family in Natick, Massachusetts. He began playing music and writing his own songs in the mid-1960s. In 1969 he moved to New York City, where he spent time living on the couch of The Velvet Underground’s manager and working odd jobs while trying to break in as a professional musician. Failing at this, he returned to Boston. Having moved back, he formed The Modern Lovers, a proto-punk garage rock band.

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Indie
Saturday
4 April
18:00

Manic Street Preachers are an alternative rock band from Blackwood, Wales, formed in 1986. Often referred to as “the Manics”, they are James Dean Bradfield (vocals, guitars), Nicky Wire (bass, occasional vocals) and Sean Moore (drums, backing vocals, occasional trumpet). The band were originally a quartet: lyricist and rhythm guitarist Richey Edwards mysteriously vanished on 1 February 1995. He was declared presumed deceased in November 2008.

Indie
Pop
Tuesday
28 April
18:00

Curve was an alternative rock duo formed in 1991 in England, UK. The band members were Toni Halliday (singer, songwriter) and Dean Garcia (bass, electric guitar, programming, production). Their sound was a mix of alternative rock, shoegaze and electronic. Halliday is a singer-songwriter who sang with The Uncles and Bonk in the early 80s. Guitarist and producer Garcia played bass guitar on Eurythmics’ “Touch” and “Be Yourself Tonight” albums, and the two were introduced to each other by Dave Stewart of Eurythmics.

Indie
Electronica
Saturday
2 May
18:00

Pale Saints began their existence as a three-piece ethereal pop band based in Leeds, England. Forming in 1987, the band was signed to 4AD records after their first London show by 4AD chief Ivo.Early band interviews showed them to be a fun-loving bunch in contrast to their dark, lyrically pessimistic pop music. Guitarist Graeme Naysmith and drummer Chris Cooper described themselves as enthusiastic football fans and were perpetually excited about touring.

Indie
Pop
Thursday
22 October
19:00

The Chills story is as much the story of Martin Phillipps. The group was dogged by an ever changing line up, with Phillipps being the only permanent member. At times it seemed that the end of The Chills had finally arrived but Phillipps’ strong motivation and ambition for success wouldn’t allow this. The Chills achieved the success they deserved and were one of the top bands to emerge from New Zealand.

Indie
Pop
Monday
26 October
19:00

The Wedding Present are an indie rock group formed in Leeds, England in 1984. They evolved from the ashes of The Lost Pandas. Their music has evolved from fast-paced indie rock in the vein of their most obvious influences The Fall, Buzzcocks and Gang of Four, to more varied forms. Throughout their career, they have been led by vocalist and guitarist David Gedge, the band’s only constant member.

Indie
rock
Monday
16 November
19:00

The Oldham-based Inspiral Carpets were formed in 1983, and emerged alongside bands like The Stone Roses and Happy Mondays, from the indie scene of the late 1980s and early 1990s. Their sound is based around harmonic (and often psychedelic) keyboards and jangly guitars. The band were propelled to fame after being ‘discovered’ by the Radio 1 DJ John Peel and had their greatest chart success in the UK with a single entitled This Is How It Feels, which is a song about loneliness and unemployment.

Indie
Pop
Sunday
22 November
19:00

Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine - aka Carter USM - spent most of their performing live (1987-1998) as two guys and a drum machine and a handful of pop culture samples. The style is somewhere between The Clash and Pet Shop Boys with punning and lyrics about Britain in the 90s. A journalist once quipped that Carter lyrics were cribbed from the London A-Z book of maps.While remaining punky and independent in spirit, Carter USM signed to Chrysalis/EMI in order to crossover to the pop charts.

Indie
Sunday
22 November
19:00

Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine - aka Carter USM - spent most of their performing live (1987-1998) as two guys and a drum machine and a handful of pop culture samples. The style is somewhere between The Clash and Pet Shop Boys with punning and lyrics about Britain in the 90s. A journalist once quipped that Carter lyrics were cribbed from the London A-Z book of maps.While remaining punky and independent in spirit, Carter USM signed to Chrysalis/EMI in order to crossover to the pop charts.

Indie
Thursday
26 November
19:00

Drop Nineteens were a Boston-based indie rock band. They were one of a few U.S.-based bands who styled themselves on England’s distinctive shoegazing sound, taking inspiration from bands such as Ride and Lush. Much like the Pixies before them, they were more widely acknowledged in the UK, where the then-unsigned Drop Nineteens first gained attention with two 8-track demos.

Indie
rock
Friday
18 December
19:00

Former Hüsker Dü drummer Grant Hart’s early 1990’s band.Released two albums - Last Days of Pompeii (a science fiction rock opera about Werner Von Braun escaping the end of WWII by time-travelling to the pre-volcano city) and Nova Mob. Hart was singer and guitarist in this band. Nova Mob split when in 1997 “Grant’s domestic partner and bassist moved to Holland to pursue other interests.”

Indie
Wednesday
20 January
19:00

The Sundays were an influential british indie group of the late 1980s and 1990s. Singer Harriet Wheeler and guitarist David Gavurin formed the band in college at bristol, soon adding bassist Paul Brindley and drummer Patrick Hannan. Comparisons were drawn with original label-mates The Smiths, and bands such as Cocteau Twins, and 10,000 Maniacs. Their level of commercial success was almost unprecedented by an indie act when their first album ‘Reading Writing and Arithmetic’ (rough trade, 1989) debuted in the British charts at number 4 ,

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rock
Tuesday
2 February
19:00

Superchunk is an indie rock band which formed in 1989 in the college town of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States. The band consists of Mac McCaughan (vocals, guitar), Laura Ballance (bass), Jim Wilbur (guitar) and Jon Wurster (drums). McCaughan and Ballance founded the indie record label Merge Records mostly to distribute the band’s material, but has since grown into one of the largest indie record labels in the United States.

Indie
rock
Tuesday
9 February
19:00

Come was an American indie rock band, formed in Boston in 1990 by Thalia Zedek (vocal, guitar), Chris Brokaw (guitar, vocal), Arthur Johnson (drums), and Sean O’Brien (bass).Bettie Serveert is an indie-rock band from The Netherlands. Their name, which translates to “Bettie serves,” is taken from a series of tennis instructional books by Dutch tennis player Betty Stove, who lost the Wimbledon Ladies singles final in 1977.

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rock
Monday
1 March
19:00

Mercury Rev is an American rock music group, that formed in 1989 in Buffalo, New York. Original personnel were David Baker (vocals), Jonathan Donahue (vocals, guitars), Sean “Grasshopper” Mackowiak (guitars, clarinet), Suzanne Thorpe (flute), Dave Fridmann (bass) and Jimy Chambers (drums).With their debut, Yerself Is Steam, the band gained an underground following, particularly in the UK.

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Pop
Wednesday
3 March
19:00

To many, 1991’s Sloan is one of today’s quintessential Canadian bands, as cliche as it might sound. Since their debut EP Peppermint in1992, the fab four - Halifax natives, now relocated to Toronto - have forged a distinct niche for themselves in the Canadian scene. The outfit includes Jay Ferguson and Patrick Pentland on guitar, Chris Murphy on bass, and Andrew Scott on drums; each have their own unique songwriting voice and style, each contribute equally.

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Indie
Monday
8 March
19:00

An alternative rock band active from 1991 to 1996. Belly was formed in 1991 by former Throwing Muses members Tanya Donelly (also in The Breeders with Kim Deal) and Fred Abong. Based in Boston, Massachusetts (although all of the members were from Newport, Rhode Island), the band consisted of Donelly on lead vocals, Abong on bass, Tom Gorman on guitar, and Chris Gorman on drums. In 1993, they scored an alternative hit with the single Feed the Tree.

Indie
Wednesday
28 April
18:00

Suede (or The London Suede in the United States, although they were often called by their original name by fans in that country) were an English rock band of the 1990s and early 2000s that helped start the Britpop musical movement. Through their several incarnations, they were able to consistently put out albums that charted well, while still holding the respect of critics. Though they never achieved great success in North America, they were considered by some to be as big in the UK in the 90s (at least in terms of popularity) as The Smiths were in the 80s, or Roxy Music in the 70s.

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Indie
Tuesday
4 May
18:00

Adorable were a British alternative rock band active in the 1990s. They formed in Coventry in 1991, and consisted of band members Piotr Fijalkowski (vocals, guitar), Robert Dillam (guitar), Steven ‘Wil’ Williams (bass), and Kevin Gritton (drums). After recording a 12” of “Sunshine Smile” (b/w “I’ll Be Your Saint” and “Breathless”) that was pressed to be released on record producer Pat Collier’s ‘Money To Burn,’ label the band received a gushing review in the NME.

Indie
Pop
Tuesday
4 May
18:00

Adorable were a British alternative rock band active in the 1990s. They formed in Coventry in 1991, and consisted of band members Piotr Fijalkowski (vocals, guitar), Robert Dillam (guitar), Steven ‘Wil’ Williams (bass), and Kevin Gritton (drums). After recording a 12” of “Sunshine Smile” (b/w “I’ll Be Your Saint” and “Breathless”) that was pressed to be released on record producer Pat Collier’s ‘Money To Burn,’ label the band received a gushing review in the NME.

Indie
Pop
Wednesday
19 May
18:00

Ned’s Atomic Dustbin are an alternative/grebo band formed in 1987 in Stourbridge, England. They consisted of John Penney (vocals), Gareth “Rat” Pring (guitar), Matt Chelsin (bass), Alex Griffin (bass) and Dan Warton (drums). They were known for their distinct sound that utilized two bass guitarists. The band split in 1995, only to reform in 2000. They are best known for the songs “Kill Your Television”, “Grey Cell Green” and “Not Sleeping Around”.

Indie
Thursday
27 May
18:00

Formed in 1986 in Portsmouth, England by siblings Alison and Jim Shaw, and named after the many mechanical cranes around the city's docks. Cranes are best known for the childlike, high-pitched vocals of lead singer Alison.One reviewer described the band: "Imagine a small child singing lullabies at the bottom of the well with a background of grinding guitars".

Indie
Pop
Sunday
30 May
18:00

That Petrol Emotion originally formed in 1984 from the ashes of the Derry Hitmakers, Bam Bam and the Calling and The Undertones. It was formed by guitarist John O’Neill and second guitarist Raymond Gorman who DJ’d together at the Derry ‘Left Bank’ club. Drummer and friend Ciaran McLaughlin joined next after having relocated from Derry to London, followed by John’s brother and Undertones lead guitarist Damian O’Neill who played bass from 1985 until 1988 upon John’s departure. He then took up guitar duties from 1988-1994 and 2008-present.

Indie
rock
Sunday
5 September
18:00

Grant Lee Buffalo is a Los Angeles-based rock band, consisting of Grant-Lee Phillips (vocals and guitar), Paul Kimble (bass) and Joey Peters (drums). All three were previously members of another LA band, Shiva Burlesque. As GLB, they released four albums: Fuzzy (1993), Mighty Joe Moon (1994), Copperopolis (1996) and Jubilee (1998, without Kimble who had left the band the previous year). After the release of Jubilee, the band broke up and Phillips continued to pursue a successful solo career.

Indie
Monday
25 October
19:00

Blur is an alternative rock band which formed in Colchester, England in 1989. The band consists of Damon Albarn (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Graham Coxon (guitar, vocals), Alex James (bass) and Dave Rowntree (drums). Blur’s debut album Leisure (1991) incorporated the sounds of Madchester and Shoegazing and spawned their first UK Top 10 single, There’s No Other Way.

Indie
rock
Tuesday
26 October
19:00

Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine - aka Carter USM - spent most of their performing live (1987-1998) as two guys and a drum machine and a handful of pop culture samples. The style is somewhere between The Clash and Pet Shop Boys with punning and lyrics about Britain in the 90s. A journalist once quipped that Carter lyrics were cribbed from the London A-Z book of maps.While remaining punky and independent in spirit, Carter USM signed to Chrysalis/EMI in order to crossover to the pop charts.

Indie
Thursday
28 October
19:00

Mazzy Star is a 1990s dream pop/alternative band from Los Angeles. They formed in 1989, from the band Opal, a collaboration of guitarist David Roback and bassist Kendra Smith. Kendra Smith’s friend Hope Sandoval became vocalist when Smith left the band.Mazzy Star is probably best known for the song Fade Into You which brought the band some success in the mid-1990s and was dream pop’s biggest mainstream hit. Roback and Sandoval were the creative center of the band, with Sandoval writing most of the lyrics and Roback composing most of the music.

Indie
Monday
8 November
19:00

The Boo Radleys were a british guitar band of the 1990’s who made experimental indie music, and were briefly associated with the britpop movement. They took their name from the reclusive character of Boo Radley from Harper Lee’s classic novel To Kill A Mockingbird. They were formed in Wallasey, England in 1988, with singer/guitarist Sice aka Simon Rowebottom, guitarist/songwriter Martin Carr, bassist Timothy Brown and original drummer Steve Hewitt.

Indie
Pop
Monday
8 November
19:00

The Boo Radleys were a british guitar band of the 1990’s who made experimental indie music, and were briefly associated with the britpop movement. They took their name from the reclusive character of Boo Radley from Harper Lee’s classic novel To Kill A Mockingbird.

Indie
Pop
Wednesday
10 November
19:00

Red House Painters was the name of an alternative rock group formed in 1989 in San Francisco by singer/songwriter Mark Kozelek, who is currently active in the band Sun Kil Moon, with part of the original RHP line-up.The band is described, along with Low and American Music Club, as one of the linchpins of the slowcore movement in alternative rock. Kozelek used this group primarily as a vehicle for his very personal and emotional songs of despair, pain and suffering.Heidi Berry was born in Boston, Massachusetts, but moved to the UK in the early Seventies.

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Indie
Saturday
13 November
19:00

The Wonder Stuff are a band originally based in Stourbridge, in the Black Country, West Midlands, UK.The original line-up was Miles Hunt (whose uncle Bill Hunt was keyboard player with Wizzard), Malcolm Treece, Rob “The Bass Thing” Jones (d. 1993) and Martin Gilks (d. 2006). The group originated from an earlier collaboration with group members of Pop Will Eat Itself (aka PWEI), called From Eden, which had Miles Hunt on the drums.

Indie
Pop
Friday
10 December
19:00

Juliana Hatfield (born July 27, 1967 in Wiscasset, Maine, United States), is an American guitarist/singer-songwriter from the Boston area, formerly of the indie rock band Blake Babies. The daughter of Philip M. Hatfield (a radiologist) and The Boston Globe fashion critic Julie Hatfield, Juliana was born in Maine and grew up in the Boston suburb of Duxbury.

Indie
Saturday
19 March
19:00

Pavement are an American indie rock band. Although they experienced only moderate commercial success, they achieved a significant cult following, and their music has been a major influence on many bands of the late 1990s and beyond.

Indie
rock
Friday
29 April
18:00

Little Annie, also known as Annie Anxiety Bandez (also ‘Little Annie Anxiety Bandez’) is a singer, painter, and stage actor, perhaps most widely known for her vampish performance of the song ‘Things Happen’, with the band Coil. She has recorded extensively with vanguard figures of late twentieth century music such as rock musician Kid Congo Powers, dub stalwart Adrian Sherwood, punk/experimental band Crass, and experimental/electronica band Coil, an entity that had its origins in the first Industrial Rock band, Throbbing Gristle.

Indie
Wednesday
25 May
18:00

The Blue Aeroplanes are an art rock group from Bristol, England, that has drawn comparisons to critically acclaimed rock bands like the Velvet Underground because of their eclectic style and the songwriting sensibility of group leader Gerard Langley.The original core of the band included Langley’s brother John on drums, Nick Jacobs on guitar, and multi-instrumentalist Dave Chapman.

Indie
Sunday
13 November
19:00

Kim Salmon is a renowned and influential Australian indie rock musician and songwriter. He is most noted for his work with The Scientists, and later with the Beasts of Bourbon, Kim Salmon and the Surrealists and Kim Salmon And The Business. Salmon’s work in the 1980s was influential in the development of grunge music, first recognised around Seattle, USA, before impacting on popular music in the early 1990s through bands such as Nirvana and Soundgarden. The Scientists relied on unorthodox bass-heavy rhythms and distorted guitars, the latter being a direct precursor for grunge.

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punk
blues
Tuesday
29 November
19:00

Stereolab are a UK-based band whose style, mixing 1950s-1960s pop and lounge music with the “motorik” beat of krautrock, was one of the first to which the term “post-rock” was applied. They are noted for the use of vintage keyboard instruments like Moog synthesizers and Vox and Farfisa organs. Stereolab is also notable for founding their own record label, Duophonic Records, with a grant from UK charity The Prince’s Trust. The band is often referred to as “The Groop” by their fans (and in the title of their song “The Groop Play Chord X” on the album Space Age Batchelor Pad Music).

Indie
rock
Thursday
1 December
19:00

Shed Seven are a band from York, England who formed in 1990 and are famed for their no nonsense good-time tunes and live shows. Their popularity peaked in the mid-1990’s during the britpop boom with their most popular songs, including Chasing Rainbows, Going For Gold, Getting Better and Disco Down, all reaching the Top 20 of the UK Singles Chart.

Pop
Indie
Saturday
18 March
19:00

Lightning Seeds are an alternative/pop band, largely the brainchild of writer, singer and guitarist Ian Broudie (born 4th August 1958 in Liverpool, England). The band currently consists of Ian Broudie (vocals, guitar), Riley Broudie (guitar), Martyn Campbell (bass), Angie Pollock (keyboard) and Raife Burchell (drums). Co-founder Simon Rogers, although no longer a member of the band, still works with them during album recordings. They are best known for three songs: 1989’s “Pure”, 1992’s “The Life Of Riley” and 1996’s “Three Lions”

Pop
Indie
Wednesday
29 March
18:00

Spiritualized is an English rock band formed in 1990 in Rugby, Warwickshire, United Kingdom by Jason Pierce, who often goes by the alias J. Spaceman, after the spectacular demise of the Spacemen 3 outfit. The membership of Spiritualized changes from album to album, with Pierce being the only constant factor.The first Spiritualized release was a space rock-esque cover of Any Way That You Want Me in 1990, a record which heralded the official split of Spacemen 3 following contractual wrangles over the band’s name.

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Indie
Friday
31 March
18:00

Echobelly are a British/Swedish indie band. They were brought to prominence after much praise by singer Morrissey who asked them to be the opening act on his 1994 tour. The two main members are vocalist Sonya Aurora Madan and guitarist Glenn Johansson. They briefly peaked during the Britpop craze of the mid-1990s with 2 UK Top 10 albums, 1994’s Everyone’s Got One and 1995’s On.

Pop
Indie
Friday
31 March
18:00

Echobelly are a British/Swedish indie band. They were brought to prominence after much praise by singer Morrissey who asked them to be the opening act on his 1994 tour. The two main members are vocalist Sonya Aurora Madan and guitarist Glenn Johansson. They briefly peaked during the Britpop craze of the mid-1990s with 2 UK Top 10 albums, 1994’s Everyone’s Got One and 1995’s On.

Pop
Indie
Tuesday
11 April
18:00

Pond was a band from Portland, Oregon. They formed in 1991 and broke up in 1998. They were signed to Sub Pop Records (first two albums) and the Work Records sub-label of Sony Records (last album). The band, unlike their contemporaries, leaned on a more progressive side of music.

rock
Indie
Saturday
22 April
18:00

Gene (formed 1993, disbanded 2004) were a British indie/rock quartet formed in London who rose to prominence in the mid-90s. They were popularly labelled as a Britpop band and often drew somewhat superficial comparisons to The Smiths, if only because of their slightly Morrissey-esque lead singer, Martin Rossiter. In truth, Gene’s music owes more to acts as diverse as The Jam, The Small Faces, The Style Council, and The Clash, to name a few.

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Indie
Saturday
22 April
18:00

Gene (formed 1993, disbanded 2004) were a British indie/rock quartet formed in London who rose to prominence in the mid-90s. They were popularly labelled as a Britpop band and often drew somewhat superficial comparisons to The Smiths, if only because of their slightly Morrissey-esque lead singer, Martin Rossiter. In truth, Gene’s music owes more to acts as diverse as The Jam, The Small Faces, The Style Council, and The Clash, to name a few. Gene comprised Matt James (drummer), Kevin Miles (bassist), Steve Mason (guitarist) and Martin Rossiter (vocalist, keyboards).

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Indie
Friday
28 April
18:00

Elastica were a Britpop band formed in London, England in 1992 and made up of: Justine Frischmann (vocals and guitar), Donna Matthews (guitar and vocals), Annie Holland (bass), and Justin Welch (drums). Later members included Shelia Chipperfield (bass), Dave Bush (keyboards), Paul Jones (guitar), and Mew (keyboards and vocals).

Pop
Indie
Saturday
29 April
18:00

Three Mile Pilot (often shortened to 3MP) is an indie rock band from San Diego, California formed by Armistead Burwell Smith IV (a.k.a. Zach Smith from Pinback, Systems Officer, Neighborhood Watch (Chula Vista) on bass and vocals, Pall Jenkins (The Black Heart Procession, Dark Sarcasm, Mr. Tube) on vocals and guitar, and Thomas Zinser (Neighborhood Watch (CV), Pinback) on drums.-Math-rock trio A Minor Forest formed in San Francisco in 1992, and comprised guitarist/vocalist Erik Hoversten, bassist John Trevor Benson and drummer Andee Connors.

Indie
rock
Saturday
29 April
18:00

Three Mile Pilot is an indie rock band from San Diego, California formed by “Armistead Burwell Smith IV” (a.k.a. Zach Smith from Pinback, Systems Officer, Neighborhood Watch) on bass and vocals, Pall Jenkins (The Black Heart Procession, Dark Sarcasm, Mr. Tube, Ugly Casanova) on vocals and guitar, and Tom Zinser on drums. The group released their first album, Nà Vuccà Dò Lupù, in 1992 (before Pall could play guitar) on Cargo/Headhunter. Their next record, Chief Assassin to the Sinister, came out (also on Cargo/Headhunter) in 1994, with a vinyl version being released by Negative Records.

Indie
rock
Friday
12 May
18:00

Sheffield based band from mid 90’s, formed 1993.Thank goodness for small favours. The Sheffield, rock quartet Blameless has gone beyond the “flavour of the month” club and mercifully escaped the wrath of the British music media. “We haven’t been slagged, let’s put it that way,” guitarist Matt Pirt said recently. “The British press are okay with us; we’ve always gotten really good reviews.”

Indie
Pop
Thursday
14 September
18:00

Catherine Wheel were an alternative rock band which formed in 1990 in Great Yarmouth, England. The band originally consisted of Rob Dickinson (vocals, guitar), Brian Futter (guitar), Dave Hawes (bass), and Neil Sims (drums). Hawes left the band in 1999 and was replaced by Ben Ellis. Around the time of Hawes’ departure, the band changed their name to “The Catherine Wheel”. The band split only a year later, in 2000.

Indie
rock
Thursday
28 September
19:00

Echobelly are a British/Swedish indie band. They were brought to prominence after much praise by singer Morrissey who asked them to be the opening act on his 1994 tour. The two main members are vocalist Sonya Aurora Madan and guitarist Glenn Johansson. They briefly peaked during the Britpop craze of the mid-1990s with 2 UK Top 10 albums, 1994’s Everyone’s Got One and 1995’s On.

Pop
Indie
Monday
20 November
19:00

The Amps are an indie rock band from Dayton, Ohio and were formed by Kim Deal in 1995 after The Breeders went on hiatus. They first began touring as “Tammy and the Amps” but it was later shortened to “The Amps.” Their album Pacer was released on Halloween of 1995. It is widely believed to consist mostly of songs intended for the follow-up album to the platinum Last Splash

Indie
rock
Thursday
7 December
19:00

Pulp is an alternative rock band which formed in 1978 in Sheffield, England. The band’s best known and most stable lineup consists of Jarvis Cocker (vocals), Russell Senior (guitar, violin), Mark Webber (guitar), Candida Doyle (keyboards), Steve Mackey (bass) and Nick Banks (drums). Although many members have had a long tenure with the band, the only constant member has been Cocker. In 2011, it was announced on Pulp’s official website that the band’s classic lineup would reunite and perform at several festivals, including Isle of Wight, that year.

Pop
Indie
Saturday
9 December
19:00

Supergrass was a rock band from Oxford, England, who were most popular during the britpop era. The band released six studio albums and one singles compilation. The band consisted of brothers Gaz (guitar and lead vocals) and Rob Coombes (keyboards), Danny Goffey (drums and backing vocals) and Mick Quinn (bass and backing vocals) They used to attend Wheatley park school, Wheatley, Oxford. Some of the members were originally in popular local band The Jennifers.

Pop
Indie
Monday
11 December
19:00

Luna was an American band formed in 1991 by Dean Wareham after the breakup of Galaxie 500. Described by Rolling Stone magazine as “the best band you’ve never heard of.” Luna combined intricate guitar work with traditional rock rhythms and poetic lyrics that elegantly capture the romance of late night.

Indie
rock
Pop
Tuesday
27 February
19:00

Cast was formed in 1993 by John Power, the former bassist of The La’s. They released four albums between 1995 and 2001. Cast were at the height of their popularity during the mid-90’s Britpop movements. Whilst popular, they were seen as one of the “lesser” bands of the moment, often overshadowed by the likes of more popular bands such as Blur, Oasis and Pulp. It has been suggested that the name “Cast” was taken from the final line of the final song on The La’s eponymous (and only) album. The song “Looking Glass” ends with the line “”The stone is cast, the glass is smashed”.

Pop
Indie
Saturday
23 March
19:00

Blonde Redhead is an alternative rock band originating from New York City in the early 1990s. It was formed by Kazu Makino, Maki Takahashi and Milan-born Italian twin brothers Simone Pace and Amedeo Pace. They take their name from a song by DNA, a 70s and 80s no-wave band from New York. Blonde Redhead caught the attention of Sonic Youth’s drummer, Steve Shelley, who produced their first self titled album in 1993.

Indie
Saturday
23 March
19:00

Blonde Redhead is an alternative rock band originating from New York City in the early 1990s. It was formed by Kazu Makino, Maki Takahashi and Milan-born Italian twin brothers Simone Pace and Amedeo Pace. They take their name from a song by DNA, a 70s and 80s no-wave band from New York. Blonde Redhead caught the attention of Sonic Youth’s drummer, Steve Shelley, who produced their first self titled album in 1993.

Indie
Monday
25 March
19:00

Bel Canto (italian translation of “Beautiful Singing”) is a Norwegian music duo fronted by Anneli Drecker. Signed originally to Belgian label Crammed, their style has evolved over time from a gothic ethereal sound to synth-based pop influenced by world music.The Band was founded together with Geir Jenssen. He left after the second album in 1990 and pursued a solo career in ambient music as Biosphere.

Pop
Indie
Friday
29 March
19:00

The Bluetones are an English guitar band, formed in Hounslow in 1994, featuring Mark Morriss (vocals, keyboards & occasional guitar), Adam Devlin (guitars), Scott Morriss (bass guitar & backing vocals), and Eds Chesters (drums - the man who has both plural forename and surname!) Understandably classed as a britpop band, given that their appearance and initial huge success with songs such as Slight Return coincided synchronously with the Britpop explosion, their debut record Expecting To Fly appeared in 1996.

Pop
Indie
Wednesday
25 September
18:00

Dodgy are an English britpop trio, composed of Birmingham’s Nigel Clark (vocals and bass) and Mathew Priest (drums), along with Londoner Andy Miller (guitar). Although having the most air-played single of 1995 “Good Enough” Clark eventually left the band in 1998, and the band officially split up, only for Priest and Miller to reform briefly in 2001 as a five-piece.

Pop
Indie
Saturday
9 November
19:00

Sparklehorse was an American alternative rock band formed in 1995 and led by Mark Linkous (September 9, 1962 - March 6, 2010), a Richmond, Virginia native and last of a long line of southern coalminers. Linkous recorded much of Sparklehorse’s material in his home studio, and his Southern Gothic vision guided Sparklehorse. Drummer and multi-instrumentalist Scott Minor was a frequent collaborator- Mazzy Star is a 1990s dream pop/alternative band from Los Angeles. They formed in 1989, from the band Opal, a collaboration of guitarist David Roback and bassist Kendra Smith.

Indie
rock
Pop
Saturday
7 December
19:00

Nada Surf is an American alternative rock group formed in 1992. The New York band consists of Matthew Caws (guitar, vocals), Ira Elliot (drums, vocals) and Daniel Lorca (bass, vocals). The band is best known for the song “Popular” from their 1996 album High/Low. The song reached #11 on the US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart and propelled the album to #63 on the Billboard 200.

Indie
rock
Saturday
15 February
19:00

Babybird is a British indie band, formed in 1995. The band is fronted by Stephen Jones, who has also released records as a solo artist, using his own name and the name Baby Bird.

Pop
Indie
Monday
10 March
19:00

Although all of REEF have west country connections, especially to the Glastonbury area of Somerset, England, it wasn’t until they all independently moved to London that the band was formed. In 1993 while Gary and Jack were looking for band members, Kenwyn had met up with Dominic Greensmith in London and discussed forming a band. So, the foursome got together, got a house in West London and started to jam. It resulted in the making of British rock songs.

rock
Indie
Monday
10 March
19:00

Although all of REEF have west country connections, especially to the Glastonbury area of Somerset, England, it wasn’t until they all independently moved to London that the band was formed.In 1993 while Gary and Jack were looking for band members, Kenwyn had met up with Dominic Greensmith in London and discussed forming a band. So, the foursome got together, got a house in West London and started to jamKeaton is a Belgian band from Liege. Music is oft compared to Alice in Chain.

rock
Indie
Saturday
17 May
18:00

Toronto-based pop musician/composer/video artist was born in Ottawa, Canada, grew up in Holland, Germany and Washington D.C.

Pop
Indie
Sunday
25 May
18:00

Blonde Redhead is an alternative rock band originating from New York City in the early 1990s. It was formed by Kazu Makino, Maki Takahashi and Milan-born Italian twin brothers Simone Pace and Amedeo Pace. They take their name from a song by DNA, a 70s and 80s no-wave band from New York. Blonde Redhead caught the attention of Sonic Youth’s drummer, Steve Shelley, who produced their first self titled album in 1993.

Indie
rock
Monday
9 March
19:00

The dark side of the ’90s Britpop revival, Bristol’s Strangelove married Patrick Duff’s deep, lovelorn croon to a spider’s web of glistening guitar lines which Radiohead held as an early influence.

Pop
Indie
Tuesday
21 April
18:00

Urusei Yatsura were a Glaswegian lo-fi rock indie band.Three of the four members are now in the band Projekt A-Ko.

Indie
rock
Sunday
25 October
19:00

Arab Strap were a band from Falkirk, Scotland, signed for the majority of their albums to independent record label Chemikal Underground. The duo had a short lived flirtation with a major label at the peak of their critical acclaim (post-Philophobia) when they signed to Go!Beat records (a former independent label now owned by Universal). Vocalist Aidan Moffat and multi-instrumentalist Malcolm Middleton met in Falkirk, Scotland, bonded over their mutual love for Drag City recording artists such as Smog and Will Oldham, and began a collaboration in 1995.

Indie
rock
Saturday
31 October
19:00

Six by Seven are a Nottingham, England based rock band who formed in 1996, specialising in a brand of space-rock that fused the drones, propulsiveness and washes of noise of krautrock with the abrasiveness of punk. They have released six albums, along with several compilations of studio offcuts and live performances. Arriving at a time of stagnating but popular Britpop and Britrock, they were unique not only in sound but also in utilising a saxophonist for texture and in Sam Hempton choosing to attack his guitar strings with a drumstick instead of a plectrum

Indie
rock
Pop
Wednesday
25 November
19:00

Super Furry Animals (also known as “SFA”, the “Furries” and the “Super Furries”) are a critically acclaimed welsh alternative rock band, with leanings towards psychedelic rock, punk, britpop and electronic experimentation.- Caesar was a three-piece guitar band from Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In 1996, the band members Roald van Oosten (singer/guitar), Sem Bakker (bass) and Marit de Loos (drums) had the very first release of the Dutch Excelsior-label with their debut album Clean.

Indie
rock
Pop
Friday
4 December
19:00

The genesis of Gomez was the meeting of four friends from Southport. Guitarist and vocalist Ian Ball and drummer Olly Peacock had previously played together in a local heavy metal band called Severed. They joined with guitarist / vocalist / keyboardist Tom Gray and bassist Paul Blackburn. Ian Ball met vocalist / guitarist Ben Ottewell (from Matlock Bath in Derbyshire) at Sheffield University, where they were both studying.The band played their first gig together in late 1996 in Leeds without a formal name.

Indie
rock
Monday
5 April
18:00

Formed in 1994, Bis were a Scottish band featuring Steven Clark (vocals, guitar), John Clark(vocals, bass), and Amanda MacKinnon (vocals, keyboards). In 1995, they became the first unsigned band to ever appear on BBC’s venerable Top of the Pops. Their 1998 hit single “Eurodisco” was a success for the band and it’s follow-up single “Detour” became the band’s first notable song in the United States.

Electronica
Indie
Pop
Monday
26 April
18:00

Sans Secours: The band was founded by Uwe Bubik (b/voc) and Hannes Jaeckl (g/voc) sometime in school, when they were about 16. Soon Daniel Bauer joined the band and with 17 they recorded their first single called “NoWayOutAnd”, which was released on a compilation of newcomer bands in 1992.A short time later, the band recorded with the help of Oliver Welter / Naked Lunch their first 4 track EP named “Avec” at Oliver´s studio in Klagenfurt.-7Zuma7 was a stoner rock band from Eindhoven, Brabant, the Netherlands.

rock
Indie
Sunday
28 May
18:00

The Hives are a garage rock band from Fagersta, Sweden that emerged in the US and the UK in the early 2000s, but existed for nearly a decade before that, playing punk rock.The Hives formed in 1993 (originally they wanted to call themselves ‘The HIVs’, but decided to change it slightly resulting in their current name) and released their debut recording, the EP Oh Lord! When? How? in 1996, followed by 1997’s Barely Legal LP, and 1998’s a.k.a. I.D.I.O.T. EP on the Swedish skate punk oriented record label Burning Heart Records.

garage rock
Indie
Thursday
30 November
19:00
Indie
Thursday
29 March
18:00

Boston, United States (1993 – 2005) In 2005 Karate announced their demise, quietly closing the door on a 12-year run that included 6 studio albums and almost 700 performances in 20 countries. They exited the indie rock world without much fanfare, except from the small enclaves of devout fans who have followed their music since Geoff Farina’s early 90’s work with The Secret Stars.

rock
Indie
Saturday
27 October
18:00

Penthouse - or (in the USA) Fifty Tons Of Black Terror - made the traditional Three Albums, each on a different record label, and then split.

Indie
rock
Saturday
20 April
18:00

The (International) Noise Conspiracy was formed in Sweden, in 1998, as a garage rock band with punk rock influences. The band members are Dennis Lyxzén (vocals), Inge Johansson (bass), Lars Strömberg (guitar), and Ludwig Dahlberg (drums). Dennis formed T(I)NC almost immediately after the break up of his former band, Refused. T(I)NC takes pride in blending the roots of at least four other bands, including Refused (Lyxzén), Totalt Jävla Mörker (Johansson), Separation (Strömberg), Saidiwas (Dahlberg and former keyboardist Sara Almgren).

rock
punk
Indie
Saturday
11 May
18:00

In 2005 Karate announced their demise, quietly closing the door on a 12-year run that included 6 studio albums and almost 700 performances in 20 countries. They exited the indie rock world without much fanfare, except from the small enclaves of devout fans who have followed their music since Geoff Farina’s early 90’s work with The Secret Stars.

Indie
rock
Friday
11 October
18:00

Formed in 1986 in Portsmouth, England by siblings Alison and Jim Shaw, and named after the many mechanical cranes around the city's docks. Cranes are best known for the childlike, high-pitched vocals of lead singer Alison.One reviewer described the band: "Imagine a small child singing lullabies at the bottom of the well with a background of grinding guitars".

Indie
Pop
Friday
26 May
18:00

Amusement Parks on Fire are an English shoegaze band from Nottingham. The band was formed by Michael Feerick in 2004, who wrote and performed their self-titled debut album entirely by himself. The band has since expanded and now write and perform as a five-piece currently composed of Michael Feerick (guitar/vocals), Daniel Knowles (guitar/production), Peter Dale (drums), Gavin Poole (bass) and Joe Hardy (keyboard).

Indie
rock
Friday
9 June
18:00

When you hear something as beautiful and endowed with genuine emotion as the music of Devics, you can’t help but wonder...Just who are these people anyway? Well, the short answer will hardly raise an eyebrow: Devics is vocalist Sara Lov and multi-instrumentalist and sometimes singer Dustin O'Halloran, a musical duo from Los Angeles who found a home in Italy after signing to the UK label, Bella Union. But the complete answer is as unique and magical as anything in the history of modern music.

Indie
Pop
Saturday
24 February
19:00

An alternative rock band named after an obscure parliamentary amendment to the 1870 Elementary Education Bill, allowing parents to withdraw their children from religious education and preventing indoctrination in state schools. Accordingly, the band sent out an early demo to record labels that was coloured in with crayons.

Indie
Tuesday
26 June
18:00

A 3-piece band which changed their name to Gossip in 2009, originally from Searcy, Arkansas, United States. Their most recent release is Music For Men. They formed in 2000 in Olympia, WA and are now based in Portland, OR. They have opened for bands such as Sleater-Kinney, Le Tigre and Sonic Youth. The members are Beth Ditto (vocals), Brace Paine (guitar) & Hannah Blilie (drums, replaced Kathy Mendonca - left the band to become a midwife).

Indie
Wednesday
12 December
19:00

The Weakerthans are a Canadian indie rock/folk band headed by former Propagandhi member, John K. Samson. Their blend of punk-inflected folk rock with literate, witty, introspective lyrics have made them one of the most popular bands on the Canadian music scene.Hailing from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, The Weakerthans have produced four full albums with a variety of unusual subjects; a couple of songs are sung from the point of view of John’s cat Virtute (Ver-tu-tay).

Indie
Wednesday
12 March
19:00

Operator Please is a baroque pop band from Gold Coast, Australia that formed in early 2005 and their current line up consists of vocalist and guitarist Amandah Wilkinson, drummer Tim Commandeur, keyboardist Chris Holland, bassist Ashley McConnell, and violinist Taylor Henderson. Original keyboardist Sarah Gardiner left in April of 2008.

rock
Indie
Sunday
20 April
18:00

Ian Brown (born February 20th 1963 in Warrington, England) was the lead singer in former British band The Stone Roses and following their split in 1996 has gone on to have a successful solo career releasing a total of six studio albums, with one greatest hits compilation, and remixes disc. He is considered to be an influential artist with followers such as Oasis, The Verve, Blur, Kasabian, Arctic Monkeys and many more. He has had twelve UK top 40 singles and has sold over 9 million albums as a solo artist.

Indie
Thursday
24 April
18:00

The Long Blondes were a 5-piece art-rock band who formed in Sheffield, England in 2004. The band released their debut album “Someone To Drive You Home” on Rough Trade Records in 2006 after a string of critically-acclaimed singles. The band consisted of Kate Jackson (vocals), Dorian Cox (guitar, backing vocals), Emma Chaplin (guitar, keyboards, backing vocals), Reenie Hollis (bass, backing vocals) and Mark “Screech Louder” Turvey (drums).

Indie
Saturday
3 May
18:00

kimono is an experimental rock trio hailing from Reykjavik, Iceland and Halifax, Nova Scotia. Their lastest album is called “Easy Music For Difficult People” and is released on Kimi Records.kimono is made up of Gylfi Blöndal(guitar), Alex MacNeil (guitar and vocals) and Kjartan Bragi Bjarnason (drums).

rock
Indie
Saturday
8 November
19:00

California-based duo, Rubies, are Simone Rubi (lead vocals, keyboards) and Terri Loewenthal (bass). Live they are accompanied by Nicolas Dobbratz on guitar and Sebastian Maschat (Whitest Boy Alive) on drums. Their sound is a mixture of pop, disco, and folk. Simone Rubi and Terri Loewenthal were also in a band together called Call and Response.

Indie
Thursday
27 November
19:00

Despite their name, I’m from Barcelona is a pop group from Jönköping, Sweden. They have around 30 band members and use an eclectic mix of instruments such as clarinets, saxophones, flutes, trumpets, banjos, accordions, kazoos, guitars, drums, and keyboards among others. While most band members provide backing vocals on releases and during live performances, Emanuel Lundgren is founder, principal songwriter and lead singer for the group.

Indie
Pop
Friday
5 December
19:00

Wolf Parade is an indie rock band from Victoria, British Columbia, now based in Montreal,QC. Wolf Parade was formed when Spencer Krug (also Sunset Rubdown, Frog Eyes and Swan Lake) was offered a gig supporting Arcade Fire. He called Dan Boeckner (formerly of notable B.C. band Atlas Strategic, now also part of Handsome Furs) and they wrote songs with a drum machine before calling Arlen Thompson to play drums. Hadji Bakara joined in 2004.

Indie
rock
Saturday
10 October
18:00

SoundBits: monthly sounds of the underground presented by Vk* concerts and Beursschouwburg at Beurskafee Brussels. Julie’s Haircut is a collective from northern Italy who's sound was initially characterized by groove and melody, but moved within years towards more experimental grounds without losing their roots. They toured all over Europe and playing international festivals such as Eurosonic (Netherlands), Traffic (Italy) and Arezzo Wave (Italy).

Indie
rock
Friday
20 November
19:00

THE SOUNDS are a Malmö-based (Sweden) quintet who have remained true to their New Wave soul, delivering that perfect mix of sass and smarts, old and new, electric and electronic every time. The sounds are the gold standard when i comes to sassy, confident, feel-good rock ?n? roll. And with lead singer Maja Ivarsson, the Sounds have a sensual, punky sound that iphasizes immediacy, attitude and catchy hooks.

Indie
Friday
20 November
19:00

The Sounds hail from Sweden, they combine the buzzy keyboards of 1980s new wave with a vaguely garage-rock aesthetic that manages to feel contiporary rather than self-consciously retro. With lead singer Maja Ivarsson, the Sounds have a sensual, punky sound that iphasizes immediacy, attitude and catchy hooks.

Indie
Saturday
21 November
19:00

Back in 1999 Mando’s softly-spoken, loud-singing Björn Dixgård together with the nervy, charismatic lead singer Gustaf Norén, the energy packed drummer Samuel Giers and showman bassist Carl Johan Fogelklou – formed Mando Diao. The new band set about playing all seven local clubs and the local petrol stations in their home town and when they’d done that about 10 times over they were ready to explode out of Borlange and onto the Stockholm rock scene, and so they did.

rock
Pop
Indie
Wednesday
10 March
19:00

Bombay Bicycle Club are an indie rock band from London. The band is composed of Jack Steadman (lead vocals, guitar, xylophone), Jamie MacColl (lead guitar, backing vocals), Ed Nash (bass guitar, keyboards, vocals) and Suren de Saram (drums, guitar, backing vocals).Since BBC won the ‘Road to V’ competition on Channel 4 in 2006, they have been steadily building an army of fans, not to mention a deal with the legendary Island records.

Indie
rock
Saturday
17 April
18:00

BOHREN & der Club of Gore are a noir jazz band founded in 1992 in, Germany by Thorsten Benning (drums), Morten Gass (keys), Reiner Henseleit (guitar), and Robin Rodenberg (upright / double bass). They play a crossover of jazz and ambient, which they self described as an “unholy ambient mixture of slow jazz ballads, Black Sabbath doom and down tuned Autopsy sounds”.

Indie
Tuesday
2 November
19:00

ALEXISONFIRE is a five-piece, Juno-nominated post-hardcore band who describe their music as "the sound of two Catholic high-school girls in mid-knife-fight". When the band came out of the underground like an "utterly captivating car-accident-in-progress" in late 2001, it was enough to impress critics and attain a gold certification for their self-titled debut album.

rock
Indie
Wednesday
9 March
19:00

TU FAWNING is formed by musical mainstays Corrina Repp and Joe Haege - who between them coverpiano, drums, percussion, guitar, vocals and samples, and who have carved out cult reputations as a solo artist and with 31 Knots respectively – the band have been making a name for themselves in the North West ever since, refining and perfecting their unusually otherworldly, primitively spiritual sound.

Indie
Thursday
26 May
18:00

From the Northwest of England, KILL THE YOUNG is made up of three brothers.

rock
Indie
Sunday
26 June
18:00

DESTROYER is Dan Bejar from Vancouver, British Columbia.Kaputt is his latest vision: an opulent, lyrical, game-changing masterpiece to rank with the choicest works of Sade, Scritti Politti, Simply Red and Steely Dan. For a more contemporary touchstone, feel free to consider it the sad-eyed psychic cousin of GAYNGS’ smooth opus Relayted.

Indie
Pop
Saturday
17 September
18:00

FIGURINES is a danish indie rock group with main focus on intense and stripped rock songs. Pavement, Modest Mouse and Built To Spill were the early influences for Figurines (the boys) in their home town in rural Northern Denmark, where they were pretty much alone with their interest in that sound. From there they dug backwards and out internalizing the canonized pop and rock music of the Western world.

Indie
Friday
21 October
18:00

Vk* concerts & Pure Fm presentARCHITECTURE IN HELSINKI are an Australian band, crafting a mix of indie, electronic, and pop. The band's musical arsenal is even bigger than its roster, featuring instruments as diverse as analog synths and samplers, glockenspiel, tuba, clarinet, and recorder along with the more predictable drums, bass, and guitar. After many moons on studio hiatus, these pop mavericks return with the hook-laden, magnetic and lush 'Moment Bends'.

Indie
Pop
Wednesday
23 November
19:00

Together with a bunch of Brussels-based venues and clubs (AB, Vk*, Botanique, M4), Toutpartout organises during the week of 21-27 November the second edition of the AUTUMN FALLS festival.

Indie
rock
Sunday
29 January
19:00

GYM CLASS HEROES is an indie / hip hop band from New York. They're best known from their song Cupid's Chokehold. GYM CLASS HEROES bring a mix of hip hop and influences of pop and rock. They've had a couple of projects with the members of Fall Out Boy. Their lyrics talk about the social cases in the world but are also full of humor.

Indie
hip hop
Thursday
1 March
19:00

AA BONDY HAS CANCELLED HIS EUROPEAN TOUR. NO PLANS JUST YET FOR A NEW TOUR.AA BONDY is an American artist from Alabama, he is the former leadsinger and guitarist of the band Verbena which he founded in the 90's. After the split of the group AA Bondy decided to start a solo career. In his music you can hear a mix of folk and alternative. His first album, American hearts, is recorded in a barn near the Catskill Mountains therefore he could only use his voice and his guitar.

folk
Indie
Thursday
10 May
18:00

Based out of Baltimore (us), LOWER DENS is one of many side projects from singer/songwriter Jana Hunter. Warming guitar fuzz, bass waves, Jana Hunter's voice, and insistent drum throbs are the core components of Baltimore's Lower Dens. Hunter, sometimes known for intimate, ghost-heavy weird-fi, is now writing and playing with a group that might get filed as new wave, or drone pop, or post-punk. With due deference to her solo work, we're very glad. Expect a new release in april on Domino Records.

Indie
Pop
Tuesday
22 May
18:00

In 2009, Cleveland’s Dylan Baldi began writing and recording lo-fi power-pop songs in his parents’ basement, dubbing the project CLOUD NOTHINGS. His music quickly started making the Internet rounds, and fans and critics alike took note of his pithy songcraft, infectiously catchy melodies, and youthful enthusiasm.

Indie
rock
Friday
1 June
18:00

Hypnotic and hugely appealing, ROBIN FOSTER’s intensely brooding instrumentals bring an intangible but undeniable tension, packed with lush cinematic textures, electronic loops, airy synths and all driven by waves of guitars. Hints of Talk Talk, Mogwai, Sigur Ros, Godspeed You Black Emperor!, Radiohead, New Order or even The Smiths can be noted as Foster’s music floats back and forth between subtlety and intensity in his debut album Life Is Elsewhere.

Indie
Electronica
Wednesday
7 November
19:00

TROY VON BALTHAZAR is the lead singer & guitar player of the Los Angeles based band Chokebore. His work can be described as lo-fi pop music. Olympic Disk released his debut solo album in early 2006, and it finds him expanding on the slow, sad landscapes of Chokebore’s later works. Troy’s one man band live performances incorporate looping techniques and several distortion techniques.

Indie
experimental
folk
Saturday
18 January
19:30
External organisation

Fuel Fandango is a duo formed by Ale and Nita, a duo that creates a perfect mix of electronic beats, rock guitars, pop melodies and flemenco aesthetics.

Indie
Pop
Thursday
27 February
19:30
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Brilliant indie post-punk who sounds like The Smiths, Interpol or Joy Division

Indie
Pop
post-punk
rock
Saturday
8 March
19:30

Noise pop band from San Francisco

experimental
Indie
punk
rock
Thursday
29 May
19:30

Playing almost any kind of musical genre: indie, pop, psych rock, lo-fi, stoner, avantgarde, classic hard rock, acoustic, fusion, jazz rock...

experimental
Indie
psychedelica
rock
Friday
3 October
19:30
External organisation

Niccolo’ Fabi, Max Gazzè and Daniele Silvestri

Indie
Pop
rock
Wednesday
15 October
19:30

Alternative hip hop band on Rhymesayers

hip hop
Indie
Saturday
15 November
19:30

Indie pop from Brooklyn

Indie
Pop
Friday
21 November
19:30

From spoken word and bedroom industrial music, to downer Ethiopian covers and harsh folk, to classic American ballads. 

alternative
folk
Indie
Sunday
23 November
19:30
alternative
Indie
rock
Saturday
7 March
19:00

Indie, alternativ and electronica music session.

alternative
Indie
experimental
Saturday
7 March
19:30
External organisation
rock
Pop
Indie
Thursday
2 April
19:30

Indie electro-pop with a little soul touch

soul
Electronica
Indie
Thursday
30 April
19:30

Punk, indie and pop!

punk
Pop
Indie
Thursday
30 April
19:30
Free

Come discover your local heroes!

instrumental
electro
Indie
Wednesday
14 October
19:30
External organisation

Hungarian indie-electronic outfit

Electronica
Indie
Tuesday
27 October
19:30

Triple bill at Le Maison des Musiques

acoustic
Indie
folk
Thursday
29 October
19:30

American DIY musician at le Maison Des Musiques

acoustic
Indie
folk
Saturday
27 February
19:30
External organisation

LUNGA ATTESA TOUR 2016

alternative
Indie
Wednesday
6 April
19:30

Post-punk band from NYC

Indie
noise
punk
Wednesday
13 April
19:30
Sold out

A Grammy award winning singer-songwriter

folk
Indie
Friday
13 May
19:30
External organisation

Italian bassist-songwriter

Indie
Pop
Friday
27 May
19:30

Pop from Perth, Australia

Indie
Pop
rock
Sunday
13 November
19:30
Sold out
Indie
rock
Friday
16 December
19:30

Belgische avond gecureerd door Mugwump

disco
electro
Indie
post-punk
Wednesday
1 November
19:30

Atlanta's best kept secret. 

Indie
rock
Friday
1 December
19:30

Ernest Greene is rising beyond chillwave. Expect an audiovisual feast. 

Chillwave
Electronica
Indie
Thursday
15 March
20:00
External organisation
Due to the construction work currently being undertaken, KultuurKaffee has opted for a nomadic existence. Awaiting their new home, they organize the BANG! Festival at various locations dotted around the city of Brussels. During the sixth edition of BANG! guest curators Tina Herbots and Laurens Mariën compiled a diverse festival program under the festival banner: ‘copain/copine’. In short: it’s all about friendship and connection, baby.
 
BANG! FESTIVAL IS PART OF weKONEKT.BRUSSELS
 
alternative
Electronica
experimental
Indie
Pop