York-based promoters Please Please You have announced a terrific summer lineup of music and events:
14 July - BLOOD SPORT, CURRENT AFFAIRS + NEUSCHLAUFEN - The Fulford Arms, York, 7.30pm, £4
Sheffield alternative trio specialise in techno-gilded polyrhythms with a punk urgency. Co-founders of diy space the Audacious Art Experiment, they’re key to the steel-city scene. Joined by Glasgow indie newbies Current Affairs for both their York debuts.
21 July - GILL LANDRY (OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW), ZAK FORD + RAT CATCHERS MALLETS - The Basement, York, 8pm, £8adv/£10otd.
Former Old Crow multi-intrumentalist and songwriter Gill Landry’s self-recorded, self-produced and self-titled new album features guest spots from Robert Ellis, Odessa and Laura Marling and displays what a hugely talented singer-songwriter he is.
4 August - IRMA VEP + MISSING KIDS - The Crescent, York, £3.
Manchester-based Welsh lo-fi king Edwin Stevens celebrates the release of his new Irma Vep album with a rare solo headline show.
6 August - THE AMBIGUITY OF DAVID THOMAS BROUGHTON - The Crescent, York - Free film screening and live performance tbc.
From Otley to Japan and everything in between, Greg Butler’s brilliant documentary details the journey of a true one off, almost unclassifiable musical act.
10 August - RYLEY WALKER - The Crescent, York, £11adv.
Illinois psychedelic folk artist Ryley Walker reaches York for the first time after hundreds of shows all over the globe in support of his heavily praised 2015 record, Primrose Green. Word is his new album is better still and this is a must for fans of Tim Buckley, Steve Gunn, John Martyn and their ilk. 20 August - PPY11 W/ GUN OUTFIT, WOLF SOLENT, ESKIMOOMIN, MARK WYNN, THICK SYRUP, MISSING KIDS, QUARTER HORSES + BLACK LAGOONS - The Fulford Arms, York - DJs til late. £6adv/£8otd.
Celebrating eleven years of independent live music events, York-based promoters Please Please You throw a party with their favourite off-the-wall acts including trippy American indie-rock quartet Gun Outfit, mysterious dancefloor animal Eskimoomin and ranty York hero Mark Wynn.
29 August - JEFFREY LEWIS & THE BOLTS - The Crescent, York. £10adv/£12otd. (Alongside Moldy Peaches’ Kimya Dawson and Adam Green)
New York singer and comic book artist Jeffrey Lewis is widely regarded as one of the founding fathers of the NY anti-folk scene in the late Twentieth Century with numerous releases for Rough Trade Records. Joined here by his new rhythm section, The Bolts, Lewis’ live shows are nothing short of fantastic entertainment often including projections and story-telling.
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