22 Nov 2020
The Comet is Coming is the soundtrack to an imagined apocalypse. In the aftermath of widespread sonic destruction what sounds remain? Who will lead the survivors to new sound worlds? Who will chart the new frontier?
In a warehouse somewhere in London 2013 a meeting would take place between three musical cosmonauts. They would pool their energies to build a vessel powerful enough to transport any party into outer space. Together they chart a path based on the encoded language of Sun Ra, Frank Zappa, Jimi Hendrix and the BBC Radiophonic Workshops from which the band’s name emerged.
It is after the end of the world, the stage is a spacecraft, the mic is an accelerator. brace yourself for The Comet is Coming as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival.
King Shabaka – Saxophone
Danalogue – Keyboards
Betamax – Drums
“A fine chunk of afrofuturism” NME
“The Comet Is Coming embraces stargazing psychedelia on its maiden voyage, outfitting spacey synth arrangements with taut saxophone riffs that spiral off into the inky abyss” Time Out, New York
Age restriction: 18+ only
Table allocations: Tables will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis within the section booked, arrive early to secure the best positions
Show times: Doors open at 6.30pm and the show will start at around 8.15pm. If you arrive later than 8.15pm you will still be admitted, though please arrive early to secure the best tables in your section
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