Gigs, music and lots more besides 7th-30th January @ Hackney Attic

SAT 7th JAN. 8pm – 1am £5 / £4 Concs / £3 Members! BOMBO TROPICAL !?????????????MEET ME IN…..LATIN AMERICAInaugural Capoiera CeremonyFolakemi and Andre Severo / Brazilian soulful songwritersDjs CrashandBurn / Silky Boys / GuestsMighty I slide&vid showNew and Old Tropical Sounds from the TropicsBombo Tropical is a monthly night exploring new and old tropical sounds. From the Bombo drum in cumbia to the synthesised kick drum of south african shangan electro….Every night is a new journey into the traditional and modern sounds of the Caribbean Latin America and Africa….Our residents Djs CrashandBurnSilky Boys & guests will lead you on a tropical journey with the assistance of a live band or two every month.Our first journey takes you to the shores of Latin America starting with the Brazilian duo with Folake and Andre Severo playing some soulful traditional and original Brazilian songs.We are planning a Capoiera group to inaugurate the journey and send us off ‘con bombos y platillos’ or ‘with great fanfare’. A little excursion to Colombia to explore some Cumbia rhythms before ending on the Caribbean shores with some Calypso and back again perhaps…Dj Silky Boys will end the journey by taking you into the present and future with some new digital Cumbia Moohmbaton and other sizzling and bass heavy sounds…We await you on our journey of aural and visual treats.£3 All night. SUN 8th JAN. 6pm – 11pm £5 / £4 Concs / £3 MembersLSFF: SCREEN BANDITAScreen Bandita is a collective that strives to create an environment where previously abandoned films and visual ephemera can be given a new lease of life through their contextual re-imagining and exposure to a new audience. Bandita celebrate the forgotten elements of film not only through an engagement with vintage film formats but also through the pursuit of film that has been lost discarded or forgotten.At LSFF Screen Bandita will present the second instalment of their exploration of previously abandoned Super 8 films Reels from Life Two or: How We Learned to Love Postmodernism.Collating a programme from reels recovered from junk shops and dusty attics their thematic focus is upon films that typify the core elements of that most slippery of concepts the so- called Postmodern condition! The event promises a journey through visual spectacles and surreal moments parades and performance absurdities and banalities. The soundtrack will be provided by two suitably antiquated gramophones.Suitcase Cinema:.As part of this event Suitcase Cinema will screen a rare 16mm documentary feature called ATOMIC CAFÉ (1982). Witness an explosive apocalypse-archive-meltdown of a movie. The film brings together footage of the birth of nuclear warfare paranoia documenting how ‘the bomb’ entered American folklore and blackly mocking America’s cold-war culture of fear. TUES 10th JAN. 7.30pm (sharp!). £3pp. YOU’RE GONNA NEED A BIGGER BOAT FILM QUIZThis quiz really ties the Attic together. No it’s not a Trap and you’re not allowed to phone home. Mama always said life was like a film quiz. You never know what questions they’re gonna set. We’ll always have Hackney. The name’s quiz; film quiz. No actually it’s: ‘You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat!’ So you’ve got to ask yourself one question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well do ya? THURS 12th JAN. £5 / £4 Concs / £3 MembersBBC QUESTION TIME TWEET-A-LONGA once-monthly evening of politics twitter and beer with appearances from comedians and political speakers to kick things off.  The following things are encouraged nay insisted upon: strict adherence to the #BBCQT Drinking Game Rules panto-style cheering and booing and Dimbledancing to the theme music. @BBCQTwatchalong FRI 13th JAN. 8pm – 1am. £8 / £7 Concs / £6 MembersLSFF: BRACHAGE MUSIC & FILM NIGHT FEAT SERAFINA STEEROriginally commissioned for the 2011 Branchage Jersey Film Festival we present the London premiere of harpist and songwriter Serafina Steer and animator Sam Steer’s performance inspired by Kenneth Anger’s 1950 short film Rabbit’s Moon. There will be a programme of classic and recent animations including other Steer brother and sister collaborations as well as a full supporting programme of live music and a late bar with guest DJs. www. SAT 14th JAN. 8pm – 1am £6 / £5 Concs / MembersAUTUMN SESSIONS Feat. THE COMMON WILL VARLEY SUPERBARDDon’t let the fact that it’s mid-winter deny you fun festival vibes! Autumn Shift present an eclectic night featuring Reggae-Funk Poetry and Story-telling Bellydance and protest song! Heading up the bill is Hackney’s own The Common rocking the finest steel-pans and MC mix you’re likely to find anywhichwhere. Will Varley brings his insightful humorous & melancholic songs from his album ‘Advert Soundtracks’. And if stories about sexy jellyfish and murderous traffic cones are your bag then Superbard is sure to delight;  if they’re not then La Zingara tribal-fusion bellydance troupe most certainly will. Plus we’ve got superb live-artist Nikill and supreme poet Jazzman John in the house! WED 18th JAN. Doors 7pm. Film 7.30pm. Music 9pm. £6 / £5 Concs / £4 MembersAXIS OF AFRO PRESENTS … AFRICAN SCREEN CONTEST

If you’ve ever wondered about the realities and experiences that inform the music from the African continent the story behind the groove the life behind the song then come and get the bigger picture!

DJ Africathy is back behind her musical pots and pans to take you on a journey along the axis of African music and film in a new monthly series where the moving image is added to the mix of musical roots and shoots retro and right-now. Weaving together the powerful rhythms and inspiring sounds that are the backbone of the continent with screenings of feature films documentaries and music clips that speak of the people behind the music and give a voice to the giants of visual and aural storytelling.

Every 3rdWeds with DJ AFRICATHY + GUESTS THURS 19th JAN. 8pm £4 / £3 concs / £2 MembersCOOL AS FOLK Feat. FIREFLY MARIKA HACKMAN & RAEVENNAN HUSBANDESFirefly combines soaring strings and stirring melodies with modern rhythms to create their sound; the likes of which you’ve never heard before. With a respectful nod to the past this is timeless Folk at its best from a very accomplished 5-piece group of many marvelous and unusual instruments. Marika Hackman will be bringing beautiful acoustic melancholy to the table and Raevennan Husbandes treats us to her absolutely unique acoustic rhythms and deeply soulful vibes. Folk to warm the cockles… FRI 20th JAN. 8pm – 1am £5 / £4 Concs / £3 MembersWITH BARE FISTSStan Iordanov & Emma Sheridan LIVEHot couple on a blissed-out two-player first-personSusu Laroche DJ”London’s only worthwhile eyes” with us to spoil the aural ambienceChudley (living spinning circulars)+Seven (cut-out)Arrive at 9PM sharp for Stanley Schtinter’s Picture Show presenting…Ferat Vampire by Juraj Herz”A doctor is shocked when his beloved nurse signs a contract with foreign car manufacturer Ferat in order to work for them as a rally-driver. A fellow doctor makes him believe that human blood is being used as fuel for the ever winning car but does that really work?” SAT 21stJAN. 8Pm £6 /£5 Concs / £4 MembersALOMO! Feat. ABDOULAYE SAMB’s MINNJIARABYLondon’s new Afro-tastic monthly event curated by CHIEF COMMANDER YAABA (YAABA FUNK) bringing you the freshest musical talents of the World in the UK. With the Chief & his merry bunch of special guest deejays taking to the decks after the live music magic.MINNIARABY are a newly uncovered gem scouted in the depths of East London. Founded by accomplished Senegalese guitarist singer and composer Abdoulaye Samb whose original music is inspired by Fula and Mandinka cultures among many others. The band name means “The love of mixing” which expresses the richness of Senegalese traditions mixing with an open-minded approach to all cultures and people; breaking the barriers and bridging the gaps. The music has grown from Abdoulaye’s travels collaborations and researches in Africa and Europe. And now he is thankfully based in London… and he is verrry special! WED 25th JAN. Doors (& Food!) 7.30pm. Acts: 8.30pm. £8 / £7 Concs / £6 MembersTHE COMEDY LOFT Feat. TONY LAW + MATTHEW CROSBY + NAT LUURTSEMA + HOST: TOM CRAINEWe are delighted to announce Tony Law will be headlining our January show fresh from his appearances on Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle Never Mind The Buzzcocks and Russell Howard’s Good News.“Clever and blithely zany just what the doctor ordered” Telegraph Matthew Crosby: One third of the Edinburgh Award Nominated sketch group Pappy’s. A brilliant stand up in his own right as seen on 8 out of 10 Cats and  Never Mind The Buzzcocks.“A rising star” BBC Culture Show Nat Luurtsema: Chortle Best Newcomer Nominee her debut book “Cuckoo in the nest” is out in April. As seen on BBC1 and Channel 4.“Her inventive witty routines demonstrate a wonderfully warped logic taken to the limits of imagination.” Chortle Host: Tom Craine. Critics choice in The Times Guardian Observer Independent New Statesman (to name but a few) Top 5 shows Edinburgh 2010 and as seen / heard on BBC 1 Dave Radio 2 6 Music and Radio 4. Funny is GOOD. Just remember that. THURS 26th JAN. 8pm. £4 / £3 Concs / £2 MembersEGOego Presents… OLDR BROTHEREGOego is launching its new night of electro remixes deep house and shoegaze rock.  Expect to hear a new blend of tracks mixed by our headliner Oldr Brother who incorporates live playing with DJ mixing.  Come and alter your ego with EGOego. FRI 27th JAN. 8.30pm – 1am. FREE ENTRY!WAX OFF!Kick starting the new vinyl calendar in 2012 DJ Lyley (Scratch) will be joined by Jonny Red 6 (Give It Some!) plus a special screening of Edan’s amazing psychedelic audio visual mix ‘Echo Party Vol.1’. Give It Some! is a vinyl 7 inch Funk Soul & Reggae night now in its 6th year run by DJ Red 6 in Edinburgh Leeds and London. Wax Off and Give It Some! share the same ethos about having a good time letting your hair down and having a good dance to some great music….Soul Funk Reggae Disco Boogie Hip-Hop… all on lovely crispy black vinyl of course! And it’s FREE!!! SAT 28th JAN. £6 / £5 Concs / £4 Members


Get your flapper dresses suits and Brogues ready Singapore Slings are at the bar awaiting to fuel you city slickers into a swing-tastic frenzy for Hackney’s new vintage fun-time night! The first edition of 2012 presents East London favourite 20s/30s Chicago swingers: RICHARD WHITE’S FIVERS. Dishes drawn from the Sweetest and Hottest sources and piquantly flavoured with suggestions of Jimmie No-one’s Apex Club Orchestra the original Temperance Seven and sundry other Worthy Predecessors. The Ingredients listed are Guaranteed to Intrigue Amuse and Satisfy the most jaded of palates.

SUN 29th JAN. 1pm – 6pm. FREEENTREPRENEUR DESIGNER MARKET A space for Creative Designers to showcase their handmade work and a place for the public to seek unique gift stalls art & craft workshops plus music.   The workshops are being provided to teach individuals how to nurture their creative skills to become self-sufficient. To book your space on one of our taster workshops contact Nefateri on 07950 871155 or visit and click ‘Workshops’ tab. They’re only £10 each!! Stall bookings: SUN 29th JAN. 7pm – 11pm. FREELET’S KEEP IT SHORT LAUNCH NIGHTA brand spanking new night dedicated to independent short film showcasing the UK’s most exciting new talent. We will be screening short films music videos and a few trailers too!@LetsKeepItShor1 MON 30th JAN. Talk: £2.50. 8pm / Food & Chats from 6pmSKEPTICS IN THE PUB: Feat. David Allen Green (AKA Jack of Kent)An award winning lecture series discussing; science history philosophy and current news and ideas in society. Open to people from every background and not aimed specifically at self-labelled “skeptics” – we also get a large proportion of interested individuals including open-minded alternative medicine practitioners conspiracy theorists and other people who just like to debate facts and the nature of evidence. “Loud messy and disorganised—and very democratic.” – The Economist “Skeptics in the Pub is one of the great London institutions where you can see really great people give funny and interesting talks to a room full of drunk nerds.” – Bad Science.