Saturday 19th April 2014 The Ex + That Fucking Tank + Nose £8 advanced from
“Once seen, a live performance by ... The Ex is never forgotten. Imagine two men in short pants and army boots, guitars slung impossibly low, careering round the stage like demented dodgem cars, backed by a veritable arsenal of precision-honed polyrhythms” - The Wire
The adventurous and inspiring Dutch punk/noise/jazz/whatever quartet have defied categorization ever since they started playing in 1979. Born out of the punk explosion, when anything and everything was possible, the band have still managed to retain both curiosity and passion for their music. Using guitars, bass, drums and voice as their starting point they have continued to musically explore undiscovered areas right up to the present day: the early 1980s saw collaborations with jazz musicians and an Iraqi-Kurdish band. In the 90s the group found a myriad of partners from varied musical and non-musical backgrounds including Kamagurka, Tom Cora, Sonic Youth, Han Bennink, Jan Mulder, Shellac and Wolter Wierbos. In 2002 The Ex set up a lively musical exchange with Ethiopia, which eventually led to two CD recordings and hundreds of concerts with the legendary saxophonist Getatchew Mekuria. More recently their 2011 tour with the specially assembled Brass Unbound bigband (featuring Ken Vandermark and Mats Gustafasen among other players) was a joyous 10 city blowout that brought their music to a whole new generation of UK fans.
Friday 27th September 2013 - Roy and the Devil's Motorcycle Hopper Propelled Electric + Jake Smallbones 8:00pm doors, £7 full price, £6 frequent doggers & concessions
Roy and the Devil's Motorcycle
Roy and the Devil's Motorcycle are a four piece from Switzerland. Legendary in underground circles, for the past 20 years, not caring what anyone else thinks, they've gained obsessive fans and freaked out untold numbers of unsuspecting spectators across the continent. The three music-obsessed Staehli brothers [pr. STEH-Lee] have spent this time nurturing a raw psychic power of rock 'n' roll energy to set their, and our, little worlds on fire and find salvation in sound.
Saturday 7th September 2013 - Tidy & Tips Cabaret Club - Back to Scool Doors 7:30, Show Starts 8:30 Tickets £8.00 in advance, £10 on the door
It's the end of the first week of the new term and Marjorie and Maureen have had a hard week getting to grips with their new jobs as Dinner Ladies. Come and spend an evening with favourite tabbard-wearing twins for a night to remember at Yorkshire's ONLY Comedy Burlesque Revue.
* Ivy Wilde - Red Haired Beauty with the Red Hot Booty * Dancers Bizarre - A very unholy Sisterhood * Daria D'Beauvoix - We give her an A* for effort and of course... * Tidy & Tips - Bringing their very own "style" of daft burlesque!
Sunday 23rd February 2014 Owter Zeds, FOLD, Little Giants £7 / £6 frequent doggers & concessions / 5-16 year olds £4 / under 5s £1
Family not essential but if you've got kids and want to do something that doesnt involve spending loads of cash but does have something for all of you then our wonderful family day is for you. But if you aint got kids, it's still a lovely afternoon. Ratty Roberts kids entertainer in the Lounge Bar at 5pm. Home made food. The return of our raffle..great prizes just run in a chaotic stylee! And so to the line up...
Friday 7th March 2014 - Doghouse 9th birthday gig Sudden Death of Stars, Bed Rugs, Ragged Richmen & Jaedia £7 advance booking or concessions / frequent doggers - £9 on the door + DJ Set from Ben (Cornershop / Rough Trade Records)
9 years..where has all the time gone? Anyway less musing and more announcing. We are delighted to share our 9th with the 5th birthday of cool label Ample Play (run by Cornershop) and they are bringing 2 of their ace bands to play. But that's not all, we've also got the damn good Ragged Richmen and Jaedia too. It's some birthday treat...read on...
Friday July 5th 2013 - £7 on the door / £6 frequent doggers BEAT MARK, The Ruckus, Fold + DJ Russ (Kibbutz)
Beat Mark is composed of 2 boys (Julien and Gaëtan, formerly from Adam Kesher) and 2 girls (Chloé, former drummer for Yussuf Jerusalem, and Karin). Not long after we started the band a debut cassette was released by the Southern Californian label Burger Records. Our first LP ‘Howls of Joy’, which was out on Final Taxi Records (Paris) in France, was released internationally by the London-based label Ample Play in February 2013 and got pretty good reviews here and there. Here are a few from the British press and radio:
Oooo! What a Lovely Pair! Double Act-Tastic Cabaret - June 15th 2013 Marjorie and Maureen (custard-cream-loving alter egos of Heidi Bang Tidy and Crystal Tips) return to Arden Road for a second evening of fun-filled fabulousness, delivered with their unique Yorkshire charm. Join West Yorkshire's favourite funny duo, Marjorie and Maureen with some of the finest Comedy Double Acts the UK Burlesque circuit has to offer for a night to be remembered. Expect burlesque, variety, music, cabaret and laughter.
Burlesque performances from: THE STAR BAZAAR - An Emporium Of Delights THE MOREORLESQUE SISTERS - Somerset's Sizzling Sibling Sensation THE ANGEL DE-LITES Angel De-lites - the French and Saunders of Burlesque and daft musical musings from JOLLY BOAT
A classic eclectic Doghouse. Doors 8:00pm £7 on the door / £6 Frequent Doggers - Friday June 14th 2013 PLANK! Joe Tillotson (Double Headliner) + Tim Radins + The Stray Plus DJ set - Russ (Kibbutz)
“instru-mentalists with maverick Krautrock vibes” Guardian Guide “akin to Chrome Hoof creating a cosmic space soundtrack to a modern day reboot of Blade Runner” Loud & Quiet “the music John Carpenter would make if he was in 65 Days Of Static” Clash “Deliciously offbeat” The Big Issue “quadratic grooves and space shuttle synths” Uncut “the reconstructed unreconstructed Seventies synth-rock of the second Justice album, mid-Eighties Sonic Youth with added analogue, Arthur Brown’s Kingdom Come, David Gilmour jamming an intro out with The Ex, the ectoplasmic guitar genius of Alan Rankine, ‘Moby Octopad’ (some of Yo La Tengo’s sprawlier excursions being a good primer on how to be influenced by Neu! without looking as if you’d actually like to be Neu!), Belew-era Crimson, XTC circa English Settlement, Boards of Canada, the less irritating portions of Kid A, bits of Tool and Battles. As ingredients for an album, unimpeachable.” 8/10 Drowned In Sound "Think Fugazi crossed with Slint crossed with Stereolab crossed with awesome." The Guardian
Post War Glamour Girls, Caitlin Park, Nose, Fall to Fly Plus after band set from DJ Russ (kibbutz) - Friday May 24th 2013
It's taken about a year of trying to finally nail down a date for Post War Glamour Girls. Without doubt one of the most exciting bands to come out of Leeds for some time and we are very pleased to have them. The supports were all sorted too until we were given the chance to book Caitlin Park. Given that she's on tour from Australia such chances don't come along often so we've shoehorned her onto the bill, we hope you'll agree that it's a good move..
Halifax has a rich & diverse musical heritage with many famous artists playing a wide range of venues. Some current, some unfortunately no longer in use. The trail launch weekend begins on Thursday the 30th of March, includes a film, a photography exhibition, the trail itself and a gig here at Arden Road. For more info click here to visit the website.
Arch-Way Community Project
The Arch-Way Project is an organisation that aims to improve and enhance the lives of the people in Calderdale using Music, media and the arts as vehicles to achieve this. We are a not for profit community group providing a wide range of activities designed to enrich and benefit the lives of our members.