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7th September | Warren Schoenbright, Riotmiloo, Metalogue

A beautiful medley of noise, industrial, post-punk and electronic sounds at The Black Heart in Camden.

Chaos Theory radio podcast 8/5/18

Our latest podcast is now up for streaming! CT founder Kunal plays music from all of our upcoming gigs in May, June and July and lets you know just why you need to see these bands.

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11th May | Match & Fuse + Chaos Theory present: The Display Team, Magnus Loom, Ms Mercy

We’ve joined forces with promoters of avant-garde jazz, prog and all manner of genre-colliding music, Match&Fuse to present a lineup of audio oddities at New River Studios in Manor House.

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1st May | Mouse On The Keys + Mutiny On The Bounty + Strobes

Extraordinary trio Mouse On The Keys are back from Japan, armed with fresh material from their upcoming album ‘Out Of Body’, out on 25th January via Topshelf Records, accompanied by Luxembourg-based math rockers Mutiny On The Bounty.

27th April | Chaos Theory DJ night at Strongroom Bar – Free entry

More free musical fun at Strongroom Bar in Shoreditch, for people who like to hang out in great bars with great drinks, great food and refreshingly underground music.

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13th April | The Jazz Market: Survival Skills (Chris Sharkey solo), Zeitgeist

Another collection of musicians, this time both from Leeds, who bend instruments, sounds and genres to redefine our concepts of jazz, electronica, math rock and creation at Strongroom Bar in Shoreditch.

23rd March | Chaos Theory DJ night at Strongroom Bar

A special guest DJ night at our residency at Strongroom Bar!

DJ duo Dear Boss will lay down a mesmerising mix of funk rock sleaze to psychedelic folk oddities, way-out electronics to new age exotic fuzz, spaced-out rockabilly to lo-fi agit-punk and everything in between.

26th January | Chaos Theory DJ night @ Strongroom Bar launch

Strongroom Bar in Shoreditch has gone back to their musical roots and designed a new bar to suit!

You’re all invited to join them in toasting the refit of their main bar. Come down for a beer, take a look at the new space, which will be the home for The Jazz Market and Whispers & Hurricanes for the foreseeable future.

Dark experimental, folk and acoustic DJ set

Our events organiser Kunal has started having a go at making DJ sets.

Here’s his second one, featuring tracks by Jarboe & Helen Money, Muscle and Marrow, Mishaped Pearls, Kat May, Bitter Ruin, Leah Kardos, Roxanne De Bastion, Anna Von Hausswolff, Portishead, Eels and Thom Yorke.

Father Murphy: the sound of Catholic guilt

Our week of articles about the genius artists we get to work with comes to an end with Father Murphy, possibly the most mindbending act we’ve ever worked with, before they join us tomorrow with Muscle and Marrow at New River Studios.

Loss and Love: Muscle and Marrow’s journey

We continue our week of daily articles about the experimental artists performing at our events this week.

Today we focus on Muscle and Marrow, who bring their new album tour to New River Studios on Saturday, alongside Father Murphy.

Tolerance Manoeuvre open for Father Murphy/Muscle and Marrow

Over the next few days we’ll share some news about the bands performing at New River Studios on Saturday.

We’re very glad to say that Tolerance Manoeuvre will be opening the proceedings ahead of Muscle and Marrow and Father Murphy.

29th October | The Jazz Market: Vels Trio, Adam Betts (TTT), Sneaky (Fingathing)

A serious display of talent from musicians who fuse their traditional training with technology to create modern masterpieces (aka rhythm gurus produce certified bangers).

24th September | Father Murphy, Muscle and Marrow, Tolerance Manoeuvre

A special event, featuring two projects from dark experimental label The Flenser from the USA and Italy. In the amazing artist community venue that is New River Studios. This will be a stimulating experience.

22nd September | Bitch ‘n’ Monk album launch, Survival Skills (Chris Sharkey), Peter Ehwald

A special collaboration between ourselves and Tina Edwards of Jazz Standard, one of London’s best promoters of contemporary jazz, Rich Mix, one of London’s hottest hotbeds of contemporary creativity, and daringly experimental duo Bitch ‘n’ Monk, as they launch their new album ‘We Are Peering Over’.

28th July | Private industry showcase: Roger Goula performs from ‘Overview Effect’ (Cognitive Shift Recordings)

On Thursday 28th July 2016 between 7.30 and 9pm, at Servant Jazz Quarters in Dalston, Roger Goula will perform music from his limited edition EP Something About Silence (featuring remixes by Christian Löffler and Phaeleh) and his forthcoming album Overview Effect, which is the debut release from Cognitive Shift Recordings, a new collaboration between One Little Indian Records and Manners McDade Publishing.

3rd July | Chaos Theory DJ with THUMPERMONKEY Guest DJ at BrewDog Shoreditch – Free entry

We’ve teamed up with the forward-thinking management at BrewDog Bar Shoreditch, to bring you a monthly free-entry music night in their brand spanking new basement. With guest DJ Mike Woodman of Thumpermonkey.

20th November | Whispers & Hurricanes: Raf and O, ArHai, Lucy Claire

After a wonderful launch in September, our newest night is back with inspired musicians, who fuse traditional sounds with groundbreaking techniques.

“We are the counter-revolution”: Rumour Cubes open up about post-rock and its limits

Our writer James sat down with Rumour Cubes ahead of their headline show at The Facemelter this Friday at The Black Heart, and found out more about the diverse minds that have come together to make something new and special.

Survival Skills – new self-exploration by Acoustic Ladyland/Shiver guitarist Chris Sharkey

“This came about because it just had to happen. Basically I couldn’t put it off any longer. “ Chris Sharkey, renowned jazz-punk experimenter and guitar player for Acoustic Ladyland and Shiver is explaining to me over the phone what his latest electronica project is all about. Survival Skills, the name of the new solo act, gets its debut with Chaos Theory this Saturday at Power Lunches, and while his name is sure to draw a loyal crowd, this is definitely a musical and creative departure for Chris. “I just felt I had to express myself in this way. It just …

Time, Space and the future of jazz – an interview with Moses Boyd

The great jazz legend John Coltrane believed that this music was something more than entertainment, or something there to just take people’s minds off their struggle. For Coltrane, and those that came after him, jazz music was a form of prayer, a kind of ritualistic emotional dance with higher powers. These days it is hard to find artists of any genre who see their music as anything other than a mechanism to a career, or at best, providing a simple relief to the pressures and hardships of working life. With Moses Boyd Exodus, however, there is a keen interest in …

A journey into the minds of Parshmaune

Too frequently non-jazz audiences get the wrong idea about what the genre is all about. Too frequently those that might take to the experimental quality and strength of jazz pass it over because of a historical prejudice about its supposed clique-like exclusivity. However, here at Chaos Theory, we think that jazz is entering a new era. Musically the genre has been developing for decades, and ever since Miles Davis started interpreting pop melodies within his idiom, jazz has absorbed and assimilated the striking patterns of the ever-shifting cultural environment. Parshmaune embody everything that is great about modern jazz. A craft …

YGODEH – voicing the disintegration of society

We managed to send some questions to Piton, guitarist and synth programmer for experimental death metal band YGODEH, to find out more about their recently released second album, Inside The Womb Of Horizonless Dystopia, before they open at The Facemelter this Friday 8th August at The Black Heart. Photo by Magda Wrzeszcz ———————————————— You have been around for a few years now. How has the band changed and evolved? More importantly what hasn’t changed? What’s the the concept, idea or value system that sustains and unifies the band? We’ve been active in the UK for approximately 2 yrs and with …