Unusual places, unknown pleasures. Write this down: if you ever see the words ‘Rusty Trombone Of God’ on a poster or lost in gig listings you should be thankful. They are promoters that bring the obscure into the light, organising sporadic gigs that give you weird and dusty thrills from amazing pinpricks on the musical map. It feels fantastic that there are massive, permanent streams of weirdness out there, and that there are people bringing even a fraction of it within public earshot.

After last month’s towering freakoutfest, the teeny Pot Cafe will be your host. Two acts connected to the excellent Sheffield record label Singing Knives form the bulk of the bill: Vampire Blues will fill the Cafe’s airspace with dreamy guitar and harmonium, while the smartly-named Akke Phallus Cartography offer exploded clusters of God knows what, free music to expand the brain on. Get there early for H. Hawkline’s solo opening slot too, and find out why his crooked sunbeam folkwaves make us into gushing fanboys. This is going to be utterly brilliant.

15th March 2011 - The Pot, Cardiff

The Rusty Trombone of God Presents…

VAMPIRE BLUES

“Loose bracken spindle and warm heady bloodrush for electric guitar and harmonium. Featuring members of SERFS / WHOLE VOYALD and THE HUNTER GRACCHUS. Long-gone cassettes on Blackest Rainbow and Winebox Press. Like an unearthed cassette revealing a long-lost half-cut jam between Sonny Sharrock and CC Hennix.” (Jon Marshall)

AKKE PHALLUS CARTOGRAPHY

“Long overdue duo collaboration between JON MARSHALL of THE HUNTER GRACCHUS / SINGING KNIVES and BEN MORRIS of CHORA. Postally sharing raw voice, poached acousmatic sound & brut instrumental ingredients, disdainful of Eno’s fourth world confluence of privilege, they navigate modes of avant-experimentation open to the freedom & potential of this new duo dynamic. Wheezing & stuttering non-musics through broken mics and burst bellowed reeds, they integrate the spectres of position, loss, resistance and the fruits of free-hybridity from the comfort of the first world.” (Jon Marshall)

H HAWKLINE

“Everyone’s favourite gangly, finger picking secret genius…” (Vivers)

This is a ticket only event and places are limited to 30 so get down to Spillers and pick one up before they’re all gone!

Thé Pot, 138 Crwys Road

15 March · 20:00 – 23:00

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