Thursday 29 November 2012 — Saturday 1 December 2012
18-22 Ashwin Street, London, E8 3DL, United Kingdom
Since their start in 1979 The Ex has developed over the years into a melting-pot of divergent musical styles: noise, rock, jazz, improvisation, and ethnic music have been interweaved under one unique umbrella: "Ex-music". Discordant, highly rhythmic guitars, the rolling, almost African drumming style, and the intense delivery of the often ironic lyrics give the music of The Ex its special character.
The Ex has played more than 1500 concerts all over Europe, Northern America and Africa, and made some 25 CD-albums. Never pigeon-holed into one of pop music's corny corners, The Ex is continuously in development, and always open for new ideas and collaborations with people of all kinds, people who's spirit inspires and appeals to the group. The main principle remains; to make music with heart and soul, out of reach of commercial trends or expectations. The consequent independent approach of the group and the manner in which they organize their concerts and release and distribute their records themselves, sets a significant example for the alternative music circuit.
The three days will be hosted by Steve Beresford and Stewart Lee with guest musicians including Jackdaw With Crowbar, Api Uiz, Anne James Chaton, John Butcher, Ab Baars, Roy Paci, Wolter Wierbos, Christine Abdelnour, Tony Buck, Ken Vandermark and Xavier Charles.
Full line-up :
Thursday 29 November 2012 | 8PM
Jackdaw with Crowbar
Zea + Xavier Charles
Mats Gustafsson + Terrie + Andy
MC Stewart Lee
Friday 30 November 2012 | 8PM
The Ex + Ethiopian guests + Tony Buck
Steve Beresford + Wolter Wierbos
Terrie + Xavier Charles
MC Steve Beresford
Saturday 1 December 2012 | 8PM
The Ex + Brass Unbound (Ken Vandermark, Roy Paci, Wolter Wierbos, Ab Baars)
Andy + Anne-James Chaton
John Butcher + Tony Buck
Ab Baars + Roy Paci
Valentina Campora (Chor. by Gabriella Maiorino (I))
DJ Ken Vandermark