an econo band night #11

where: south street arts centre, reading, uk.
when: Saturday, November 14, 2009 19:30 - 23:00
admission: £4
NĜUGHT (london, uk)
nĝught plays purely instrumental music, always heavy, and with an occasional jazzy or krautrock bent which usually ends up getting compared to the guitar freakouts of classic bands as king crimson or can, as well as more recent outifts like primus and sonic youth.

POINO (london, uk)
south london trio poino first knocked notes in 2006. since then they have
continued to reveal their musical abstractions in venues across the
european landscape. a term of subterranean recording in the early months
of 2010 has borne fruit to their self-realised debut album 'Moan Loose'.
combining erudite proficiency with flailing ignorance they offer up a
melee of caustic ambiguity from within the deepest hollows of a
disenchanted consciousness. whatever the hell that means.

HUNTING THE SHY (reading, uk)
HUNTING THE SHY are what happens when the grunge kids grow up. raised on a steady diet of nothing but the jesus lizard, melvins, and (smog), these three misfits from reading are creating a sonic whirlwind unlike anything this town has heard before. their spaceage freak rock, kept in check by their trusty drum beast dwight, hits you equally in the heart and the face, and will also have you humming it's melodies under your breath for weeks. despite delighting audiences across reading with their rough around the edges live show, the band themselves remain unsatisfied as they are seeking perfection - perhaps the star's will be correctly aligned on a night near you soon...

tilehurst childrens arkestra let the music do the talking. formed by five alumni of denefield School in tilehurst after jamming together for a number of years, the arkestra have been gigging some of reading's more illustrious venues (south street, the rising sun arts centre, global cafe, etc) since 2007 as well as throwing in the odd jaunt to london, hamburg, and bracknell for good measure. their powerful sound is as equally informed by teenage obsessions with metal, indie rock, and rap music as it is by their more mature tastes in krautrock, jazz, and progressive rock - a heady mixture that the band strip down to it's brass tacks, producing short, sharp, precise bursts of songs without the endless "faffing about" connected with many of these genres.