Jan
8
7:00 PM19:00

BJÖRK - POST

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Jan
8
8:15 PM20:15

OUTKAST 'AQUEMINI'

25% OF PROFITS GO TO THE ATLANTA CHILDREN’S CENTRE.

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Jan
14
7:00 PM19:00

PITCHBLACK PICTURES: TALKING HEADS 'STOP MAKING SENSE'

We continue our new series celebrating the finest concert film, music documentaries, visual albums and movies with epic soundtracks.

Talking Heads' legendary 1984 release 'Stop Making Sense' is widely regarded as the greatest concert film of all time, and it deserves to be heard on a sound system as beefy as The Institute Of Light's. 

And yes, it's with the visuals!

Two sessions - 7PM [SOLD OUT] and 8:45PM. Tickets below.

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Dec
5
8:30 PM20:30

THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE ‘ELECTRIC LADYLAND’ 5.1 SURROUND SOUND REMASTER

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Hear the new 5.1 Surround Sound remaster of The Jimi Hendrix Experience's legendary 'Electric Ladyland' loud, full, in the dark on the The Castle Cinema's immersive cinema sound system in Clapton, East London on Wednesday 5 December. Hear and feel every detail of this stunning new mix with no distractions from the comfort of a luxury armchair at this stunning art deco cinema.

Mixed by the album's original engineer Eddie Kramer, the new version is part of the 50th anniversary box set edition released by Sony Legacy. One attendee will win a copy of the box set.

With thanks to Sony and The Jimi Hendrix Estate.

If you consider yourself an audiophile, please bear in mind that we are using a cinema soundsystem and not a boutique hifi setup.

LATECOMERS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED

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Dec
4
8:45 PM20:45

PITCHBLACK PICTURES: BEYONCÉ 'BEYONCÉ' + 'LEMONADE' VISUAL ALBUM DOUBLE-BILL

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT A SINGALONG EVENT!

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2nd session added due to demand

Pitchblack Pictures presents a double-bill of Beyoncé's two stunning visual albums in the luxurious confines of The Castle. See and hear 'BEYONCÉ' and 'Lemonade' back-to-back, with £2 from each ticket going to Bread Of Life, a Houston, Texas charity who work on Hurricane Harvey rebuilding efforts that Queen Bey has worked with as part of her Beygood initiative.

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Nov
8
8:45 PM20:45

Pitchblack Pictures: Beyoncé 'BEYONCÉ' + 'Lemonade' visual album double-bill

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Pitchblack Pictures presents a double-bill of Beyoncé's two stunning visual albums in the luxurious confines of The Castle. See and hear 'BEYONCÉ' and 'Lemonade' back-to-back, with £2 from each ticket going to Bread Of Life, a Houston, Texas charity who work on Hurricane Harvey rebuilding efforts that Queen Bey has worked with as part of her Beygood initiative.

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Nov
6
6:45 PM18:45

Jimi Hendrix 'Electric Ladyland' 5.1 Surround Sound Premiere

6:45PM

8:30PM

We're incredibly happy to be hosting the world premiere of the new 5.1 Surround Sound mix of Jimi Hendrix's legendary 'Electric Ladyland' at our new home at Aures London on Tuesday 6 November. Hear it loud, in full, in the dark, like never before at our immersive listening session on the venue's formidable 50-speaker sound system.

The new mix was created by Jimi's original producer, Eddie Kramer, as part of the new 50th anniversary boxset from the album and it's the first time a Surround Sound mix of one of his albums has been created. One attendee will win a copy of the boxset.

50 capacity each session.

This is an album listening session. NO LATECOMERS WILL BE ADMITTED.

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Oct
16
6:50 PM18:50

PBPB x Mute 4.0: Yazoo 'Upstairs At Eric's'

Listen to Yazoo's debut album 'Upstairs at Eric's', in full, in the dark, on The Lexi’s powerful, immersive cinema sound system as part of our series of listening sessions for Mute 4.0: Mute Records' 40th Anniversary Celebrations.

Click here for tickets - £8 including a PBPB blindfold for extra darkness.

Bar opens 18:50, playback for this session starts at 19:20. Latecomers will be seated in the balcony, where the sound is sub-optimal.

'Upstairs At Eric's' is included on 'Four Pieces', a 4-disc, heavy black 180g vinyl box set released on 26 October 2018 and available to pre-order now at https://yazoo.lnk.to/FourPiecesWE. One attendee will win a copy of this amazing release!

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Oct
13
11:00 AM11:00

FREE EVENT: Pitchblack Playback x National Album Day powered by MQA & AIM

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Pitchblack Playback, The Association For Independent Music and MQA join forces with National Album Day on Saturday 13 October 2018. Experience six incredible albums from Mogwai, Gil Scott-Heron, The Fall, Public Service Broadcasting, Young Fathers and SOPHIE.

Six albums released on independent AIM member labels will be played back in high-fidelity MQA to deliver 100% of the original studio performance:

12:00 Mogwai - Every Country’s Sun [Rock Action Records]

13:25 Gil Scott-Heron - I’m New Here [XL Recordings]

14:20 The Fall - I Am Kurious Oranj (30th anniversary edition) [Beggars Banquet]

15:40 Public Service Broadcasting - The Race For Space [Test Card Recordings]

16:50 Young Fathers - Cocoa Sugar [Ninja Tune]

17:50 SOPHIE - OIL OF EVERY PEARL’S UN-INSIDES [Transgressive Records]

National Album Day 2018 will see the entire British music community come together to celebrate the UK’s love of the album. A week-long series of events and activities across the country lead up to the day itself, involving a range of amazing events and talent from artists to songwriters, labels, retailers and sleeve designers.  

Aures London is situated in the Waterloo tunnels and features a groundbreaking 3D sound system with 50 speakers and 10 amplifiers, offering state-of-the-art technology to fully enhance the listening experience.

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Sep
14
6:30 PM18:30

Amy Winehouse 'Back To Black'

Celebrate Amy Winehouse's birthday on Friday 14 September with our listening session in the dark for her seminal album 'Back To Black', in association with the amazing ourscreen.

Hear and feel every detail of this stunning record loud, in full and in maximum comfort with no distractions on a powerful, immersive cinema sound system. 

Click here for tickets. £1 from each ticket will be donated to the Amy Winehouse Foundation

LATECOMERS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.

With thanks to Universal Music.

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Aug
30
to Sep 13

UNKLE Album Preview @ The Man From Mo'Wax screenings

  • Various locations across the UK (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

PBPB goes nationwide! We're excited to be teaming up with ourscreen and James Lavelle to bring you a mini Pitchblack Playback taster experience before screenings of the new  documentary across the UK.

Included in the ticket price, its your chance to hear 15 minutes of music from the forthcoming, as-yet-untitled UNKLE album before anyone else.

Click here for tickets for the London BFI session.

Tickets for all other sessions at http://bit.ly/manfrommowax with sessions in London, Birmingham, Bristol, Gateshead, Cardiff, Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Portsmouth, Cambridge, Plymouth, Swansea, Sheffield, Glasgow, Thanet, Belfast, Edinburgh, Guilford, Exeter, Southend, Oxford, Truro, Nottingham, Southend, Bath, Norwich, Brighton...

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Aug
16
7:00 PM19:00

Nicolas Jaar 'Space Is Only Noise' + 'Sirens' double bill

Hear Nicolas Jaar's masterful debut and most recent album loud, in full, in the dark, back-to-back in one sitting on a powerful, immersive cinema sound system at our first session with VUE Cinemas. 

Pitchblack Playback + ourscreen are donating 50% of their net profits from this event to Tibet Watch as requested by the artist.

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