We've got a great new line up of freaky events coming right up! ...
...beginning with an "all-day" Festival on BH Monday August 27th..
Mistys Big Adventure
The Sweetback Sisters
HERE WE GO:
Usually off-beat, occasionally on the one The Matchbox Cabaret presents original, leftfield events at The Waiting Room on Sunday nights.
BH Monday August 27th: All-dayer featuring Jeffrey Lewis and The Junkyard, and Jane Bomebane plus 10 or so more acts! 3pm - midnight. Tickets £15.
JEFFREY LEWIS & THE JUNKYARD: "The finest lyricist of his generation" - Jarvis Cocker. Celebrated New York Antifolk/NewWaveBeatnik, with enthralling, boundless songs, and comics. JANE BOM-BANE: Spirit of The Fringe Winner. Sally-Army-Punk with amazing mechanical hats for every song.
FRIDAY August 27th THE SWEETBACK SISTERS Irresistible rockabilly/roadhouse/with corset-tight harmonies - on a Friday! Tickets £10
September 2nd SETH FAERGOLZIA (DUFUS): like Jeffrey Lewis and Thomas Truax Seth is another New York/Un-folk artist - joyously experimental and setting rules all of his own. Homemade/punk/free-think/(musical)/anarchist.. + SOUND IT OUT: ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT DOCUMENTARY by Jeanie Finlay - about Tom's record shop. Tickets £8
September 9th THOMAS TRUAX: The First Admiral of Steam Punk! New York City and Wowtown's finest - creator of fine songs and fine instruments from life’s hard luck and scrapyard loot. + RICHARD MILWARD: Irvine Welsh’s favourite boro writer, reading from his recently completed 3rd book. Tickets £8
September 16th PINEY GIR: Genuine all American country girl and indie-kitsch darling, born and raised in Kansas City. Injects some rock-n-roll with her brand new band, following previous success of her irresistible Country Roadshow. + CORREATOWN: ...who’s beautiful songs feature on TV shows Ugly Betty, Grays Anatomy, Private Practice... Tickets £8
September 23rd DOC GARRETT'S VAUDEVILLE: Biscuithead + The Biscuit Badgers + Mike The Headless Chicken - The Opera. Tickets £8
September 30th MISTY'S BIG ADVENTURE: Grumpy Fun from the acclaimed 8-piece band complete with brass section and the dancing Erotic Volvo - headed up by Grand Master Gareth hailed as "The New God" by John Peel. + THE LINDSAY TIN: New band from Jeans Goes Pop - Lush, sweeping pop songs with crunching bite. Tickets £8
October 7th Selected music from Musicport's World Music Festival tbc Tickets £8
October14th MYSHKINS RUBY WARBLERS: On tour from New Orleans - an enigmatic voice, with an acclaimed rich and complex new album. Post electric rock as well as jazz/folk attitudes. Tickets £8
October 21st FAKE THACKRAY: A suitable tribute to Jake Thackray to mark the 10th anniversary of his death - with contributions from Rudolph Rocker, Bob Fischer as well as Fake Thackray of Leeds! Tickets £8
October 28th MELODICA, MELODY AND ME: Fantastic Nu-Indie-Folk band from Brighton - currently shunning theadvances of all the major record labels/would be bedfellows of Mumford and Sons/Bombay Bicycle Club etc. Tickets £8
November 4th SERIOUS SAM BARRETT: Leeds' answer to Bruce Springsteen! at his most traditional ballsy folksy heart. + SERIOUS DAVID BROAD: Charismatic musico who's brilliant heart-felt crooning channels the spirit of Woodie Guthrie, Hank Williams and all the lonesome cowboys of the past bang into our lonesome modern times. Tickets £8
November 11th THE FUGITIVES: Disparate band of Musicians, Poets, Prize Fighters and Flit-Lit Authors trooping across from Vancouver - having played AWESOME gigs at The Waiting Room at the start of time for our Sunday nights. Tickets £8
November 18th BRIDGET CHRISTIE: Brings this year's 5-Star Edinburgh show to TWR. Very funny! award winner/with a surrealist bent akin to Simon Munnery/Harry Hill and (her husband) Stewart Lee (who played here in 2010). Tickets £10
Novemeber 25th JOSIE LONG: The Queen of Whimsy returns with her latest show - Romance and Adventure. Tickets £16
(We don't send out actual physical tickets - (please bring proof of your on-line reservation)). Our menu on Sunday nights is about half of that during the week and is written up onto our blackboard on the day).
SUMMER MENU UPDATE We've just tweaked our summer menu, replacing baked avocado with our famous Thai Curry and Putting on a sausage of the day so that you can try a range of our lovely new recipes!