Martin Rev at Cafe Oto

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Martin Rev is a one of music's most influential and creative personalities. His mainstream profile has remained somewhat opaque due to his focus on creativity and art as opposed to commercial viability. Nevertheless, as the lone instrumentalist in the legendary duo Suicide, his pulsing hissing keyboards continue to challenge and inspire generations of underground music fans. Countless artists have cited Suicide as an influence including Bruce Springsteen, The Jesus And The Mary Chain, Joy Division, New Order, Nick Cave and Radiohead. Springsteen performed a solo keyboard version of Suicide's Dream Baby Dream to end the concerts on his 2005 Devils and Dust tour. Suicide's recordings are considered to be some of the most influential alternative music recordings of all-time. Suicide (1977), is particularly heralded, often regarded as a classic. Suicide continues to play live throughout the world, performing at among others, the South Street Seaport Festival in lower Manhattan in August of 2007, the London Forum with Nick Cave on his debut of his new group Grinderman, and Agnes B's fashion week 30th anniversary celebration at the Olympia Theatre in Paris, featuring groups including Sonic Youth and Patti Smith. His new album STIGMATA is out now on Blast First Petite. HTRK (pronounced Hate Rock) are Jonnine Standish (vocals/drum), Sean Stewart (bass) and Nigel Yang (guitar/electronics). Founded in 2003 in Melbourne, Australia, they relocated to Berlin and London in 2005 and signed to experimental/avant-rock label and Mute Records offshoot Blast First Petite (Panasonic, Suicide). Factory Floor are blasting holes in sonic airwaves. The racket they make is loud. Guitar is played with a violin bow, guitar is rumbling out interpretive rhythms hidden within the depths of sound and vision.

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Cafe OTO

E8 3DL
+44 (0)20 7923 1231
Public transport:
Dalston Kingland, National Railway

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