Wednesday 28th January, 2pm - 4pm at Tasmin Little Music Centre, University of Bradford. FREE ENTRY. All Welcome. Author of the 'Bradford's Noise of The Valleys' book series and avid music fan Gary Cavanagh will join us for an informal discussion about Bradford's alternative music history and the live music scene today.
Gary was born in Clayton, Bradford, and is a founder member of Bradford’s 1 In 12 Club, a former university tutor in history and politics, and a local historian and archivist.
The conversation will be facilitated by Fellow in Music Andy Abbott and will provide plenty of opportunities for questions and chat about the musical landscape of Bradford then and now and how to get involved.
Tuesday March 3rd 2015
M@BU presents a Threadfest warm-up gig launching a special new space at Bradford Playhouse and featuring ambient and immersive sounds from:
MAGPAHI (Folklore Tapes / Finders Keepers Records - Todmorden)
Alison Cooper of N.Racker. Crystal Mirrors and Echo of Light creates dreamworld fairytale folk.
MAURIZIO ABATE (Boring Machines / Black Sweat Records - Italy)
Abstract psychedelic desert guitar and drone. Collaborator with Jooklo Duo / In Zaire / Acid Mothers Temple.
ABOVE THE TREE (Locomotiv Records - Italy)
Solo project of Marco Bernacchia - hard touring future primitive blues guitar/synth boogie experimentalism.
ELIZABETH (Precious Metal Tapes / Obscene Baby Auction - Bradford)
Andy Abbott of Nope and TFT’s solo guitar, synths and electronics project exploring Eno/Fripp repetitions and kosmische vibes.
plus visuals and films from Lumen
at The Burnel Rooms, The Bradford Playhouse, Little Germany, Bradford
8pm Doors. £5/£3 concessions. Pay on the door.
Friday May 1st 2015
M@BU and No Hands present a Threadfest warm-up event featuring
Sheffield’s aggro-beat post punk dance party trio with forthcoming record on Blast First Petite.
Bristolian duo coaxing noise-rave from guitars and throats on Howling Owl Records.
Experimental sound and visuals from James of TFT / Young Conservatives.
Plus more including No Hands DJs, Food and cocktails from Bare Plume.
at The Burnel Rooms, Bradford Playhouse, Little Germany.
£5 in. 8pm - 1am.
Friday May 22nd - Sunday May 24th 2015 at Bradford Playhouse - Threadfest 2015
Threadfest, Bradford’s acclaimed festival of independent music and art returns this May Spring Bank Holiday for a special ‘compact edition’. After three years of successfully joining up venues and organisations across the city, this time we’re bringing it all under one roof to give you a focused taste of what Bradford’s DIY, not-for-profit, independent and underground scenes have to offer.
Confirmed acts include Sun City Girls’ Sir Richard Bishop (USA), ATP recording’s Vision Fortune, bleak heaviness from the North East’s Drunk In Hell, avant-garde songsmith Richard Dawson, Yorkshire-born folk legend and Thurston Moore favourite Michael Chapman, Bradford’s psychedelic world-folk power trio The Family Elan, Italian free jazz devotionalists Jooklo Duo, The Quietus’ John Doran, Bradford Qawwali musicians, experimental techno from Leeds’ Chrononautz and lots more to be announced.
More info at http://bradfordthreadfest.com/
A night of electronics for listening and moving to.
£5. Free entry for Cops and Robbers Summerfest weekend ticket holders.
July - September 2015
After a hugely successful Threadfest in 2015 that captured the attention and praise of The Guardian and The Wire, M@BU continue to develop our partnership with Bradford Playhouse and their emerging Burnel Rooms space so we can continue to put on ‘the best from the local scene as well as key figures from national and international experimental music culture’.
We have programmed a series of events over Summer and into the Autumn
Sun 30th August, 8pm at the Burnel Rooms, Bradford Playhouse Sunday Matinee Blues/Roots/Folk Session with Serious Sam Barrett and more TBC