Music, Experimental

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Hayley Sanderson’s Stylophones Band

Experimental music and unusual covers by the London-based collective fronted by the vocalist. With support from Purdy, The Royal Organ Duo and The Rise.

606 Club, London SW10

Mon 26 May

£10 / 020 7352 5953

  • 20:30

Improvisations At Reasonably Low Volume

Experimental performances by sound artists and musicians including Nicola Ratti & Adam Asnan, John Macedo and Kostis Kilymis & Louie Rice.

Hundred Years Gallery, London E2

Sun 25 May

Free / 020 3602 7973

  • 16:00 – 19:00

Improvisi

Jazz, improv and experimental rock. Have a listen or join in.

Olive Bar, London N16

Thu 24 Apr

Free / 020 7249 6650

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Thu 8 May

Free / 020 7249 6650

  • 20:00 – 23:00

Jabberwocky

A new two-day festival for London, brought to you by ATP, Pitchfork and Primavera Sound. Featuring a more leftfield, alternative line-up to that you rarely see programmed at other UK festivals, such as Neutral Milk Hotel, James Blake, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Caribou, Panda Bear, Darkside, Electric Wizard, Liars…

ExCel, London E16

Fri 15 Aug

£35; £60 two-day pass / 020 7069 5000

  • 12:00 – 23:00

Sat 16 Aug

£35; £60 two-day pass / 020 7069 5000

  • 12:00 – 23:00

Janice Kerbel: Doug

Canadian artist with an interest in imaginary projects (2000's Bank Job was a detailed plan to rob a London bank) presents a musical composition chronicling a series of catastrophes endured by a single individual.

Mitchell Library, Glasgow

Thu 1 May

Free / 0141 287 2999

  • 19:00
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Joasihno

The German-born musician performs experimental music.

Hoxton Square Bar And Kitchen, London N1

Tue 22 Apr

£6 adv / 020 7613 0709

  • 20:00 – 23:00

John Edwards

The bass player performs experimental music. With support from Mark Sanders, John Wall.

The Purple Turtle, London NW1

Fri 16 May

£10; £8 adv / 020 7383 4976

  • 20:00

John Edwards, Mark Sanders And John Wall

The three-piece group, led by the bass player, perform experimental music.

Cafe Oto, London E8

Fri 16 May

£10; £8 adv / 020 7923 1231

  • 20:00

Juana Molina

The Argentinian singer-songwriter performs her alternative and experimental original material.

Roundhouse, London NW1

Thu 5 Jun

Studio

£14 / 0844 482 8008

  • 19:30

The Kandinsky Effect

The trio, based in France, experiment with jazz and rock.

The Vortex Jazz Club, Dalston Culture House, London N16

Thu 8 May

£12; £10 adv / 020 7254 4097

  • 20:30
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Keith James

The singer-guitarist performs the poems of Pablo Neruda, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Federico Garcia Lorca and Jorge Luis Borges set to music.

South Devon Arts Centre, Totnes

Sat 26 Apr

£12; £10 adv / 0844 888 0435

  • 19:30

Laraaji & Sun Araw

A night of mystical, spiritual, cosmic music from multi-instrumentalist/composer/artist Sun Araw and musician and 'laugh-master' Laraaji.

Kazimier, Liverpool

Sat 7 Jun

£10 / 07718 933164

  • 19:00

Kraak, Manchester

Fri 6 Jun

£10

St John At Hackney Church, London E5

Thu 5 Jun

£15 / 020 8985 5374

Leon Greening Trio

As a guitarist, Krantz is known for being a relentless individualist, which is evidenced in his improvisational style. Krantz's improvisation is known for its spontaneity, and he makes a distinction between this form of improvisation and composition, the latter of which may include any musical idea that is preconceived on…

Wigmore Hall, London W1U

Fri 2 May

Bar

Free / 020 7935 2141

  • 23:15

Lights Out Listening Group

Take a torch to this radiophonic aural experiment in the dark. Participants are encouraged to submit details of audio pieces or live spoken word works in advance to the organisers.

The Old Hairdressers, Glasgow

Sun 20 Apr

Free / 0141 222 2254

  • 19:30 – 22:00

Little Bit of Theatre

Monthly evening featuring live performance art, theatre, comedy, music, burlesque and spoken word.

The 13th Note Café/Bar, Glasgow

Mon 5 May

£5 (Students £3) / 0141 553 1638

  • 19:30 – 23:00

Mon 2 Jun

£5 (Students £3) / 0141 553 1638

  • 19:30 – 23:00
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Live at Leeds

Multi-venue festival with a wristband that lets you into see over 100 bands across the city. The line-up for 2014 includes Albert Hammond Jr, Chloe Howl,!Forward Russia!, ILikeTrains, Drenge, Hudson Taylor, The Hold Steady, The Midnight Beast, Nina Nesbitt and many more.

Various Venues, Leeds

Fri 2 May

Times vary / £25

Sat 3 May

Times vary / £25

Sun 4 May

Times vary / £25

Mon 5 May

Times vary / £25

LOMW: Addictive TV - Orchestra Of Samples

Part of Tupac Martir's Looking Outside My Window Festival.

Rich Mix, Bethnal Green

Sun 4 May

Free / 020 7613 7498

  • 16:30 – 18:00

Loop and Godflesh

Double headline show of extreme experimental industrial and psychedelic-influenced alternative rock.

The Cockpit, Leeds

Tue 3 Jun

£20 / 0113 244 1573

  • 19:00

Heaven, London WC2N

Wed 4 Jun

£25 / 020 7930 2020

Thu 5 Jun

£25 / 020 7930 2020

SWG3, Glasgow

Mon 2 Jun

£14.67 / 0141 357 7246

Lylah Tov

Alternative experimental collective hailing from London. With support from The Step, Last Of The Barstools, Holly Holden, Amy Jane Bennett.

Underbelly, London N1

Wed 4 Jun

£6 / 020 7837 4412

Princess Theatre, Hunstanton

Fri 1 Aug

£13–£18 (£15) / 01485 532252

  • 19:30
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Misled Truth EP Launch

The Newport-based trio launches their new EP performs experimental funk and hip hop. With support from Applied Science.

Gwdihw Cafe Bar, Cardiff

Sat 19 Apr

£4 / 029 2039 7933

  • 21:00

Mugstar

The band plays atmospheric psychedelic rock and krautrock from the album Centralia.

The Roadhouse, Manchester

Sun 1 Jun

£10 adv / 0161 237 9789

  • 19:30

Mugstar

Psychedelic rock from the Liverpudlian five-piece, with support from Plank, Formes, Akoustik Anarkhy and White Rabbit.

Trades Club, Hebden Bridge

Fri 25 Apr

£7–£9 / 01422 845265

  • 20:00 – 02:00

Mugstar, Plank, Akoustik Anarkhy

The band plays atmospheric psychedelic rock and krautrock from the album Centralia.

Trades Club, Hebden Bridge

Sat 19 Apr

£9 ( £7) / 01422 845265

  • 21:00 – 02:00