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Events for 24 Oct 2018

Bambara high knucks and good long fridays
Bambara, High Knucks, & Good Long Fridays

Date: 24 October 2018

Location: The Tin 1-4, The Canal Basin, St Nicholas St, Coventry CV1 4LY

Time: 20:00 - 23:00

When touring with Idles, frontman Joe Talbot praised them with sincere admiration; “The band that went on before us, BAMBARA, are one of the best bands we’ve seen in ages”.

Shadow on Everything, the third LP by Bambara and their first forWharf Cat Records, represents a decisive step forward for the NYC-via-Georgia trio. Frontman Reid Bateh, drummer Blaze Bateh, and bassist William Brookshire have always been adept students of noise rock and post-punk, mining the work of bands like Swans and The Birthday Party to construct what NPR called their “beautifully dynamic nightmares.” Now, they’ve transcended their early influences to produce a Western Gothic concept album that sounds as big as the desert sky looming over its characters’ lives.

As with all previous Bambara releases, the musical center of Shadow on Everything is its impossibly tight rhythm section. Blaze’s frenzied yet metronomic drumming and William’s prominent bass lines have plenty of personality on their own, but they also provide a perfect canvas for Reid’s wild guitar squalls and howled vocals. While Reid’s lyrics have always been a critical part of Bambara’s songs, his voice is pushed to the front of the mix on Shadow, placing his damaged characters and seedy locales at center stage. A stridently experimental record, Shadow features everything from violin to cornet arrangements, and is meticulously interspersed with outre? ambient noise loops distilled down from hours of manipulated vocal collages that the band sifts through to find the perfect textures.

The production by Andy Chugg (Pop. 1280, Pill) is crisp and clear, giving life to the band’s decision to foreground the vocals, but it splashes enough darkness on the songs to help them retain their pitch- black atmosphere. By far Bambara’s most ambitious album, Shadow On Everything shows a band operating at absolute peak creativity and execution.
Bambara’s pummeling and unpredictable live set has made them one of New York City’s most sought after acts – having impressed noise-pop auteur Angus Andrew to the extent that he asked Reid and Blaze to join Liars as members on 2017’s worldwide tour. Additionally, Bambara has toured the US and Europe extensively alongside the likes of Liars, Metz, Girl Band, APTBS, Algiers and more.

Cost: £8

Journeys with the waste land exhibition at the herbert
Journeys With ‘The Waste Land’ Exhibition

Date: 15 September 2018 - 18 November 2018

Every day

Location: Coventry - Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Jordan Well, Coventry City Centre, CV1 5QP

Journeys with ‘The Waste Land' explores the contemporary significance of TS Eliot’s seminal poem and the way it has resonated with artists over the years.

A visual response for Coventry to TS Eliot’s poem

The Waste Land is a major work of 20th century literature, written by TS Eliot in 1921 in the aftermath of the First World War. Journeys with ‘The Waste Land’ is an exhibition led by independent curator, Michael Tooby, and organised in collaboration with Turner Contemporary in Margate, by the Mead Gallery and the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum in association with Coventry Cathedral. This exhibition explores the contemporary significance of TS Eliot’s seminal poem and the way it has resonated with artists over the years.

The works selected for exhibition have been researched by a group of volunteers drawn from the Coventry area and include historical and contemporary works by artists including Peter Blake, Jacob Epstein, Elisabeth Frink, RB Kitaj, Percy Wyndham Lewis, Paul Nash, George Shaw, John Stezaker, Graham Sutherland and JMW Turner. Through these works, the exhibition explores themes within Eliot’s poem of journeys and fragmentation. The selection also makes reference to Coventry’s history as a city fragmented by, and rebuilt upon, the ruins of war.

John Stezaker Mask CCV, 2016
© John Stezaker. Courtesy The Approach, London. Photo: FXP photography.

Cost: Free Entry

Rugby Scottish Country Dancers
Rugby Scottish Country Dancers

Date: 05 September 2018 - 19 December 2018

Every week

Location: Claremont Centre Clifton Road, Rugby, CV21 3QE

Time: 19:30 - 21:00

Join us for a friendly and relaxed Scottish Country Dancing class.

Scottish Country Dancing is a type of folk dancing – and we love it! We get exercise without realising it and meet lots of friendly people.

Everyone is welcome, including beginners. No dancing partner is needed.

For more information about Rugby Scottish Country Dancers, please email lsmith@fastmail.co.uk or phone/text 07906 380518.

 

Cost: £4

Legendary guitarist and singer-songwriter Robert Cray returns to the UK in Autumn 2018 following the success of his most recent album – the Blues Music Awards nominated Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm.
The Robert Cray Band

Date: 24 October 2018

Location: Warwick Arts Centre Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry, CV4 7AL

Legendary guitarist and singer-songwriter Robert Cray returns to the UK in Autumn 2018 following the success of his most recent album – the Blues Music Awards nominated Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm.

Considered one of the greatest guitarists of his generation, Cray’s soulful and creative guitar work has been a dominant force in blues for over forty years, widely recognised and acknowledged by peers and audiences alike.

A rare opportunity is in store to witness this genre defining artist again test his talent, fuse it together with that dazzling voice, and perform some of the most powerful material in his four-decade long back catalogue.

www.warwickartscentre.co.uk

Cost: £30.50

Ticket to Ride Coventry Transport Museum
Ticket to Ride

Date: 21 July 2018 - 28 October 2018

Every day

Location: Coventry Transport Museum Millennium Place, Hales Street, Coventry, CV1 1JD

Discover all things bus in this new exciting exhibition.

From our daily commute to longer excursions, drivers and passengers, vintage and futuristic, Ticket to Ride is packed with star items from the collections and features work from local enthusiasts, universities, vintage bus operators and the modern bus industry. 

www.transport-museum.com

Cost: Free.

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