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Tasmin Little Music Centre

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M@BU - Music At Bradford University

Forthcoming M@BU events

Tuesday March 3rd 2015


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

Blood Sport

M@BU and No Hands present a Threadfest warm-up event featuring

Blood Sport
Sheffield’s aggro-beat post punk dance party trio with forthcoming record on Blast First Petite.

Giant Swan
Bristolian duo coaxing noise-rave from guitars and throats on Howling Owl Records.

Golden Meat
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

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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 DoranBradford Qawwali musicians, experimental techno from Leeds’ Chrononautz and lots more to be announced.

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About Music at Bradford University

A place to find out about, experience and get involved in music on campus and beyond.

Based on University of Bradford campus, Music at Bradford University offers four threads of provision. A programme of events that brings cutting edge music in all its forms to Bradford; a hub to find out about and promote music opportunities accessible to students and staff; small-scale rehearsal and practice facilities; and a base for workshops and facilitated opportunities for music-making.

The Tasmin Little Music Centre is a great place to drop in to find out about what's going on musically on campus and in the local area. It is also used as a practice space for members, and plays host to performances, workshops and various open groups and ensembles.

The programme of events is delivered by 'Fellow In Music' Andy Abbott.

TLMC is a space for members of The Bradford University Music Society. You can find more information about joining in 'BUMS' and 'Tasmin Little Music Centre'.