75 DOLLAR BILL 75 Dollar Bill was formed in 2012 by percussionist Rick Brown and guitarist Che Chen. Played on a deeply resonant plywood crate, Brown’s earthy, elemental rhythms are both the foundation and foil for Chen’s ecstatic, modal guitar style. The duo’s electric, richly patterned music can shape shift from joyful dance tunes to slowly changing trance minimalism, an uncategorizable hybrid which draws on early electric blues, the modal traditions of West Africa (Che studied the unique modes of Mauritanian music for guitar under Jheiche ould Chigaly, one of Mauritania's most celebrated guitarists), India and the Middle East, Sun Ra’s space chords and the minimalist and No Wave histories of their home town. While Brown and Chen are always at the band’s core, the duo frequently expands into other configurations live and on record, from trio to 25-piece marching band. They have released a string of cassettes and two LPs, the most recent of which, Wood / Metal / Plastic / Pattern / Rhythm / Rock, met with wide critical acclaim and appeared on numerous "Best of" lists for 2016. It is now being released in Europe (on vinyl, digitally and, for the first time, on CD) by Glitterbeat Records, on its brand-new tak:til imprint. Percussionist Rick Brown has been in bands in NYC since the late 70s, including Blinding Headache, V-Effect and Run On. Guitarist Che Chen was previously in the band True Primes and has been an energetic collaborator in the American and Japanese undergrounds over the last decade. CORE OF THE COALMAN USA/Czech Republic/UK based musician Jorge Boehringer, once a member of Caroliner Rainbow, composition student of Fred Frith and Pauline Oliveros and now an affiliate of Huddersfield University (and their Contemporary Music Festival), makes mercurial and unpredictable music from a hybrid of classical and electronic instruments, transforming viola, harmonica, voice and other sources into radiant, otherwordly squalls of noise and burning irridescent texture via effects pedals and home-made devices. He has since the early 2000s also composed music for ensembles and created sound-installations, his work often inviting comparison to visual artists as well as musicians. Solo performances by Boehringer are characterized by dark humor, expressed through costumes, theatrical devices, and bizarre textural program notes and descriptions of his work, such as "feedback driven yodel triggers presented simultaneously with carnastic arrays". As Core of the Coalman, Boehringer has shared concerts and collaborated with bands including Gowns, Rubber O Cement, Deerhoof, Ikue Mori, Luciano Chessa, Badgerlore, Grouper, Yellow Swans, 7 Year Rabbit Cycle, Ramon Sender, Tralphaz, Sixes, Grey Daturas, Xome and Jessica Rylan to name a few. https://coreofthecoalman.bandcamp.com/ GUTTERSNIPE Local wispy goofball duo cranking out the New Wave Of British Hysterical Mania - or the gaudiest cartoon rock hysteria this side of an impending aneurysm!! Guitar/drums/electronics/dual vocals deployed in parallel asynchronicity to disrupt, disorient and induce a flaming wiggle the likes of which only the birds know. Queer absurdist no wave noise rock rainbow-black metal abstract freak out that has drawn comparisons to Fat Worm of Error, Orthrelm, early Melt-Banana and Tunnel Canary, or as Kek-W for The Wire wrote "like sped-up Boredoms, Lighting Bolt, PIL and an old Associates record at 178rpm in a wind tunnel". £8 Waged/£6 Unwaged OTD https://www.facebook.com/events/316173562159640/ Wharf Chambers is a members’ club and you need to be a member, or guest of a member, in order to attend. Please visit wharfchambers.org/join. Membership costs £1 and requires a minimum of 48 hours to take effect. Wharf Chambers opperates a Safer Spaces Agreement, see: http://www.wharfchambers.org/the-club/safer-spaces/ for details.