The Adelphi is now a not-for-profit Community Interest Company. You can support this proud endeavour by becoming a member from the comfort of your armchair! Go to http://www.theadelphi.com/membership and follow the simple instructions.
You can also support us by purchasing Adelphi merchandise from our Tictail shop! There are three new t-shirt designs available, as well as mugs, and the last few copies of the 20th anniversary book: http://adelphiclub.tictail.com/
Here are the listings for the week ahead (courtesy of Wendy Atkinson). For more info on diary events, have a look at the website: www.theadelphi.com
With guest curator.
Join us for our regular open mic night – a unique hub of experimental creative talent and the perfect place to test new material and share ideas, perfect your sound and meet other musicians.
All sorts of performers are welcome, as always. Whatever your style or standard, whether you are a comic, poet, magician or musician.
Come along and watch some of Hull’s finest and have a go yourself, three songs, poems, readings, rants or dances, the stage is yours.
Please arrive before 9 pm if you would like to play.
Lucid Moves presents
A Birthday Soiree
9 DJ’s, 20 minutes each. 1 Badboy host!
De La Bass
Hosted by MC JIDES (Mode FM)
Expect anything and everything, bring your dancing shoes, your friends and your smiles!
From 9 – 12 pm
Free entry before 9:30 pm, £2 after
Under The Influence presents
Avalanche Party vs Canshaker Pi
+ Fire (The Unstoppable Force)
Avalanche Party is feral garage-punk from the wild North Yorkshire Moors, hopped up on adrenalin and amphetamines. Their sound is intense and immediate, so new yet so familiar and brimming with an urgency that explodes off the stage like the front lines of a war you didn’t even realise was being fought. Every note played through white knuckles, every word spat through gritted teeth. The beats blast like cannons while the guitars stampede like spooked stallions surging ever onward, snorting, snarling and tearing apart everything in their path.
Amsterdam-based quartet Canshaker Pi introduced their combustible brand of indie rock pretty much in storybook fashion. The band’s well-received self-titled debut – released on Excelsior Recordings (2016) – established all their innate qualities in spades: their ebullient pop writing, their manic bursts of noise, their sly and wisecracking lyricism. With some directive from producers Remko Schouten and Stephen Malkmus, the Canshakers funneled their lighting-in-the-bottle energy to the stage with glorious abandon.
Doors 8 pm
£8 + BF from seetickets
Under The Influence presents
The Evil Litter + Dead Hormones
Japanese industrial rock influenced by Melt Banana, Stooges, Black Sabbath, Minutemen, etc., delivering a superb mix of 1960s punk trash, 1970s Detroit dirt, 1980s New York art-rock and psychedelic post-rock.
Wooed by many high-profile acts wanting to take them on tours and featured as icons in McQ by Alexander McQueen’s campaign and works by Juergen Teller, as well as some of the world’s biggest festivals putting their name on their lineup including Glastonbury, Coachella, and Fuji Rock, BO NINGEN embody today’s art/music scene where crossovers of different cultures are flourishing. They are fusing disparate sounds and influences into a fierce, eclectic torrent of grooves and bringing them across the oceans.
This journey has been a success, attested to by support they garnered from musicians spanning a wide range of genres and generations including Primal Scream, Super Furry Animals, Kasabian, TV on the Radio, the Fall, and Savages to name a few. Their iconic look is only surpassed by their intense live performances, which have earned them a place as one of the most captivating live acts in the UK.
Having released 3 albums so far, they are currently working on their new album scheduled to be released in 2018, recorded around the world in London, Tokyo and LA in a constant search for inspiration.
Doors 8 pm
£12.50 + BF from Hull Box Office and seetickets
Under The Influence and ITB present
Vinyl Staircase + Leave The Light On
Loaded with pulsating hooks and enigmatic tenacious vocals, Annabel Allum oozes charisma and showcases an inept ability to marry folk-style storytelling with snarling fuzzy indie. The Guildford-based singer-songwriter has been backed across tastemaker platforms as one of the most vitally sarcastic voices in the indie scene, with praise coming from key press voices in FADER, DIY and The Line of Best Fit as well as on the airwaves. ‘Beat the Birds’, taken from 2018’s ‘Sorry I’m Not Perceptible’ EP, found its place on the Radio 1 BBC Introducing Playlist, Huw Stephens chose it as his Introducing Track of the Week, and earned her a spot at BBC Music’s The Biggest Weekend in Swansea.
Annabel has performed a number of prestigious slots in the last twelve months, most notably supporting the iconic Beth Ditto across her UK/EU tour at the back end of 2017, as well as sharing the stage with Nadine Shah, Blaenavon and more. Sets at The Great Escape, Live at Leeds and SXSW last year brought her to wider international attention, whilst a fiery performance at her biggest headline show to date at London’s Camden Assembly in February signalled a real statement of intent. With performances lined up at Boardmasters, Siren Festival, Neverworld and Reading Festival this summer, and her first UK headline tour locked in for the Autumn, the future looks extremely bright for Allum.
“Skewing indie on its head” – BBC Radio 6 Music
“Formidable, Ferocious, Fantastic!” – Gordon Smart, XFm
“Dripping with sarcasm and bite” – The Line Of Best Fit
“Fast becoming a torch-bearer for the ‘alternative’ generation.” – Amazing Radio
Doors 8 pm
£8 + BF from Hull Box Office and seetickets
Pure West Promotions presents
Canadian folk punk pioneer
Black Kes +Tony Lambert
After cutting his rock and roll teeth as a founding guitarist in first wave Canadian surf punkabilly rockers, Stark Naked & The Fleshtones, Ripper launched a solo career featuring his unique synthesis of punk, folk, roots and rock. From barbed fast’ n’ furious solo acoustic punk folk, rockabilly and rock n roll to imaginative storytelling, atmospherics and post modern lyrical noir ballads. It’s a cool ride.
The Halifax Herald limited said “Roots, Rock Rebel summons up visions of film noir and spaghetti westerns…”
This is Eugene ‘s first visit to our city of culture and will be a truly unforgettable night.
“Eugene Ripper has firmly cemented a place for himself at the forefront of Canada’s indie underground since kicking off his long-running career in the thick of ’80s punk, an influence that has remained evident in Ripper’s more recent folk work” – Vue Weekly (Edmonton)
“His neo acoustic tales of near death, trains, outlaws, love gone bad, and freedom merge with an acute case of intense live energy. Ripper arrives somewhere between John Prine and The Ramones.” – Mariposa Folk Festival
Support from Hull’s greatest live act, Black Kes, who have been described as “like a hipster Black Lace or a Poundland Flaming Lips”.
“If the damned had been a skiffle band, they would’ve sounded like Black Kes” – New York’s anti-folk pioneer, Lach
Also supporting is Leeds’ legend Tony Lambert. Tony is a Yorkshire Gig Guide song writer of 2018 nominee and an outstanding performer.
Doors 8 pm
£5 otd (£3 students) / £4.50 + BF adv from Hull Box Office
Monday 15 – Musicians Night with guest curator. Free entry
Tuesday 16 – Electro Bingo 15. 4 games to play, first game at 9 pm. £3 otd
Wednesday 17 – The Black Delta Movement. £5 + BF from seetickets
Thursday 18 – Under The Influence presents The Blinders + Faux Pas + Calva Louise. £8 + BF from Hull Box Office and seetickets
Friday 19 – Hamell On Trial + Ruth Theodore. £10 from theadelphi.com – NO BOOKING FEE!
Saturday 20 – Ulltra Festival. Full line up now announced! Bloody Knives, No Nothings, Sisteray, Bloodhound, Beach Riot, Colour Of Spring, History and Lore, Polevaulter, Last Of The Wonder Kids, Muffin, Finno, My Fake Empire. Starts at 1:30 pm. £8 +BF from Hull Box Office in support of Aaron’s Battle.
Sunday 21 – Mobius Loop album launch tour. £8 otd / £6 + BF adv from Skiddle
Monday 22 – Musicians Night with guest curator. Free entry
Tuesday 23 – Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage. £10 otd / adv from theadelphi.com – NO BOOKING FEE
Thursday 25 – Macka B & the Roots Ragga Band + Counting Coins + DJ set from Simma. £15 + BF from Hull Box Office and Skiddle
Friday 26 – Residents Association. £3 otd
Monday 29 – Musicians Night with guest curator. Free entry
Tuesday 30 – Keep Dancing Inc. £6 otd (£4 members) / £5 adv from theadelphi.com – no booking fee
Thursday 1 November – Tom Skelly and friends.
Saturday 3 – Easy Skankin. £3 otd
Sunday 4 – Bleakhaus Magazine presents DUDS. £8 + BF from Hull Box Office
Wednesday 7 – Gypsy Fingers. £7 otd/adv from theadelphi.com – NO BOOKING FEE!
Thursday 8 – BDRMM + Raze + Brosnan + Kev La Kat (DJ set). £4 otd
Friday 9 – Champion Sound 17th Birthday Party With Norrisman (Jamaica) & Legal (St. Lucia) live reggae vocal P.A. sets. £8 otd / £6 adv (link coming soon)
Saturday 10 – Screaming Tarts presents Brix & The Extricated + supports. £15 + BF from Hull Box Office and seetickets
Tuesday 13 – Screaming Tarts presents Mutant Monster. £10 + BF from seetickets
Wednesday 14 – Screaming Tarts presents Stone Foundation. £15 adv from Hull Box Office and seetickets
Friday 16 – Under The Influence presents Aziz & Goldfinger: Unfinished Monkey Business. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Ian Brown’s Unfinished Monkey Business album. £10 + BF from seetickets
Saturday 17 – David Cronenberg’s Wife + Black Kes + Sarah Shiels.
Sunday 18 – Jessica Moss. £10 from theadelphi.com – NO BOOKING FEE!
Tuesday 20 – De La Bass & friends LIVE: Calm Stiege, Chiv, Jam Fallon, Nick Kearney, Suspekt. £2 otd
Wednesday 21 – Mr Ben and the Bens + Sun Drift. £6 otd / adv from theadelphi.com – NO BOOKING FEE!
Friday 23 – Laetitia Sadier + The Dyr Sister + Emma Fee. £10 + BF from Hull Box Office
Saturday 24 – Fonda 500
Sunday 25 – Under The Influence presents Bryde and Lyla Foy. £6 + BF from seetickets
Wednesday 28 – The Amorettes. £8 + BF from seetickets
Friday 30 – Residents Association. £3 otd
Saturday 1 December – Easy Skankin. £3 otd
Sunday 2 – The Little Unsaid
Saturday 8 – The Burning Hell. £8 + BF from Hull Box Office
Thursday 20 – Yasmin Coe
There are a couple of nights for which nothing is scheduled – keep an eye on the website to see if anything is added during the week: www.theadelphi.com