Bradford Threadfest 2012

Thursday May 24th

Topic Folk Club presents

Katriona Gilmore and Jamie Roberts - Contemporary folk from guitar and fiddle duo recently seen supporting Fairport Convention.
at Bradford Irish Club, Rebecca St. 8pm. (£6/£5 fee for bands).


HowDo?! Presents:

Worldwide w/
Stop Motion Trio - Contemporary jazz
DJ Lubi - Soul/funk/latin DJ
at Balanga Bar Restaurant Club, Godwin St. 8pm - 1am. Free/donation entry.

Friday May 25th

Bradford University Music Society presents TLMC open day

Demonstrations, open rehearsals and taster sessions from Bradford Singers, Bradford Scratch Orchestra, Hand-drummers, Buzz Singers and more
at Tasmin Little Music Centre, University of Bradford. 11am – 6pm. Free.


University of Bradford Union presents

Party on the Amp - Live Music Event on the Ampitheatre
at University of Bradford. 12pm –8pm. Free.


Music at The Castle

Free Spirit Graham - Acoustic folk rock from London via Austria
At The Castle Hotel, Gratton Rd. 8.30pm. Free.


No Hands

Indie disco with 2 floors of music, Djs, cheap booze, snacks, visuals and lots of free fun with live music from:
Blue Arsed Flies (London) - ska-ish
Matoke (Cambridge) - African township jive
Wilful Missing - Five piece folksters
Spirit Of John (Leeds) - skiffle / rockabilly / country
at The Polish Club, Edmund St. 8pm. £4 donations upstairs.

Saturday May 26th

Black Dogs FM installation

DIY Art collective present a site-responsive In Store radio installation in former Zavvi/Virgin Megastore unit.
at Hand Made in Bradford, Tyrell St. 10am – 5pm. Free.


Desi night

w/ DJs + Dhol players playing Bollywood, Bhangra and RnB
at Spice Lounge, Little Germany. 8pm. Free.


M@BU presents

Stalking Horse – Epic indie from ex-This Et Al man and friends.
Young Liar – Progressive –post-indie from Newcastle, ex-Kubichek.
The Horn The Hunt – Female fronted electro pop from Leeds now as live band.
Richard Dawson – Astounding Newcastle avant-garde singer songwriter.
Dean McPhee – UK’s finest ambient solo guitar man beloved of The Wire.
Costa and Nero – Greek rembetika from Family Elan and Nope members.
at The Delius Arts and Cultural Centre, Great Horton Rd. 2pm – 8pm. Free.


This Obscene Baby Auction presents

Gum Takes Tooth - London analogue noise and dual-drums in a Load records style
Black Moth – Sabbath/Coven rock outs from Leeds on New Heavy Sounds
Trio VD – MOJO’s jazzers of the year high-octane mentalism from Leeds
The Family Elan - Bradford's masterful psychedelic folk trio
Gerrard Bell-Fife – Smog/Daniel Johnston-esque singer songwriter from Bradford
at 1 in 12 Club, Albion St. For members and their guests. 8pm – 12am. Free entry.


Do Miss America - Yorkshire Americana Country Blues quintet
at Delius Lived Next Door, Claremont. 8pm.


Punk Night

Snuff Rock - Classic Punk covers band
and DJ Alec
at The Black Swan, Thornton Rd. 8pm til late.


Big Toe's HiFi

Vintage, Classic and contemporary reggae from B-Dawg, Dr Huxtable, Inspirational Sound / Dublab and Live Music from Nucleus Roots
at The Mill, Preston Street. 10pm till 4am. £7 on the door

Sunday May 27th

Robot Vs Shark presents Buskers Retreat

Informal acoustic performances in Bradford’s real ale haven as part of their first birthday celebrations with:
Boss Caine - Yorkshire Americana guitar and voice
Dariush & Jade - Smoothly delivered Jazz guitar and female vocal duo
Garfunkle and Simon - Bradfordian Antifolk
Stephanie Hladowski - Traditional A Capella Folk Songs
at The Sparrow, North Parade. Open from 12pm w/ headliners at 4pm. Free.


Art Farmers and Kala Sangam present Art Farmers Open Mic on Tour

A Sunday roast of an event w/
Mr Beaumont - Musicologist, confidant and confirmed bachelor Mr Beaumont invites you to bring your favorite piece of music to play and discuss with him.
Poet and The Loops - Martin Christie does Kaos Padded spoken word
Plus the (un)usual Artfarmers Open Mic aceness.
at Kala Sangam Arts Centre, Little Germany. 1 – 4pm. Free.


Bang the Bore presents

A night of experimental and acoustic music with
Ithaca Trio - a collage of compositions, soundscapes, improvisations, field recordings, manipulations and experimentations
The Horse Loom - guitar and folk songs from ex-The Unit Ama man Steve Malley.
Petals - Kevin Sanders vocals, electronics, field recording and amplified/treated objects mash.
Richard Dawson - second set of the weekend from Newcastle's best loved avant-singer songwriter
at The Treehouse Café, Ashgrove. 8pm – late. Free.

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