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Sunday 10th September

Pharaohe Monch

Pharoahe Monch is acclaimed for his complex rapping technique – AllMusic says he has, “a reputation as one of underground hip hop’s pre-eminent lyricists, crafting intricate and intelligent raps.” Kool Moe Dee ranks him at 26 in his best MCs of all-time list, from his book, There’s a God on the Mic, noting: “Pharoahe Monch is like an eloquent linguistics professor moonlighting as a rhyme serial killer terrorist, challenging the listeners’ I.Q. while daring him or her to keep up.”

Monch compares writing and recording his lyrics to writing and filming a movie – in the book How to Rap he says he will ‘punch-in’ vocals so he can “retake some things, just like a film”, and he ‘rewrites’ lyrics, saying he will “go back as a screenwriter and rewrite scenes and leave more to the imagination.”

For his biggest hit, “Simon Says”, he comments that he wrote the choruses before he wrote the verses, and fellow rapper and collaborator O.C. notes that Monch will write single lines down and then use them five years later. His vocal delivery is inspired by Jazz music and musicians such as John Coltrane.

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Ticket: £17.50 Buy Now
Doors: 19:30
Age: 14+

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Tuesday 31st October

Mutation

What do you do when everything goes to shit? Not normal, mundane, day-to-day shit, but AAAARRRGGGHHHH KILL EVERYBODY AND START WITH ME shit. Depression, anxiety, misery, torment, whatever you want to call it. It needs a name and it needs a soundtrack. Welcome to Mutation III: Dark Black.

Mutation began as the deformed brainchild of Ginger Wildheart, one of British rock’s official living legends and the man behind The Wildhearts, Hey! Hello! and all manner of wildly tuneful and uplifting rock’n’roll shenanigans. This band is different, however. This band is the manifestation of all the horrible stuff that goes on in Ginger’s head. As a result, the first two Mutation albums were laborious in their creation but mind-blowing to all those who heard the: 2013’s ‘The Frankenstein Effect’ was like a Wildhearts album recorded by PCP-guzzling baboons, while ‘Error 500’ was a relentless barrage of squawking, screeching, glitched-to-fuck wrongness. Both featured an ignominious cast of characters that Ginger assembled to facilitate his sonic meltdown, with everyone from Napalm Death and Japanoise icon Merzbow to The Fall’s Mark E. Smith chipping in some wonky nuggets of aural sickness. But even the most extreme moments on the first two Mutation records sound like David Essex’s Hold Me Close compared to the foul, seething, mentally shattered insanity of ‘Mutation III: Dark Black’. A collaboration between Ginger and Scott Lee Andrews of Welsh bass-punk wretches Exit International, /this/ time the madness is very, very real.

Ticket: £12.50 Buy Now
Doors: 19:30
Age: 14+

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Thursday 15th June

Voivod

Anomaly. Seminal. Iconoclasts. A “band’s band”. These are the nebulous words that sum up a group of artists now in their third decade of collaboration and creation. These terms are yokes that Voivod must bear. Yet there is a purity in this fate that will live forever.

Tickets Available Now!

Ticket: £15 Buy Now
Doors: 19:30
Age: 14+

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Tuesday 1st August

Steve Harris – British Lion

Rock Royalty lands once again at Riverside in the form of Steve Harris !!!

Iron Maiden’s bass player, founder member and leader, Steve Harris takes temporary leave from his Maiden activities to concentrate on his solo/side project British Lion. Last time they came to Riverside it was a sensational show and no doubt it will be the same again!

They land on our stage this August!

Ticket: £15.00 Buy Now
Doors: 19:30
Age: 14+

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Friday 10th November

Forever Amy

‘Forever Amy’ is a stunning new retrospective show celebrating the music and live performances of Amy Winehouse. The show features Amy’s original band, with the incredible Alba Plano as Amy and is the most authentic re-imaging of the Amy Winehouse phenomena ever seen.

Audiences will be taken on a journey through Amy’s musical catalogue with the musicians who knew her best and helped create her timeless sound. Featuring beautiful lights, staging and filmed interviews, this show will be an unforgettable experience for audiences around the world.

Tickets available Thursday the 14th at 9am

Ticket: £22.50 Buy Now
Doors: 19:30
Age: 14+

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