Apr
23
7:00 PM19:00

PITCHBLACK PREMIERE: AMON TOBIN 'FEAR IN A HANDFUL OF DUST'

On April 26, electronic music pioneer Amon Tobin will release ‘Fear in a Handful of Dust’ - his first album in eight years since his triumphant ‘ISAM’. Amon Tobin’s role in electronic music innovation cannot be understated. In a career spanning over 20 years, the Brazilian-born UK-raised producer has released of some of the most important, era-defining records of his time, setting a pace of sonic exploration and musical adventurism that has helped to shape much of what has come since.

His last album ISAM utilised advanced synthesis processing and production techniques traditionally reserved for sound design in film, and paved the way for a radically new kind of audiovisual performance. Pioneering the use of projection mapping in a live performance context, the landmark ISAM shows were hailed by major media outlets including Wired, Rolling Stone, NPR, and were premiered at some of the world’s most prestigious venues, from the Sydney Opera House to the Olympia in Paris to the London Hammersmith, and many international festivals including Sonar, MUTEK and Moogfest.

The depth and scope of Amon Tobin's work is a major inspiration to many. From the Kronos Quartet to Diplo, he has achieved respect among artists within and outside electronic music. He established a reputation for musical ingenuity unconfined by genre, and over two decades remains one of the most visionary electronic artists of his generation.

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Apr
23
7:00 PM19:00

PITCHBLACK PREMIERE: AMON TOBIN 'FEAR IN A HANDFUL OF DUST' + ARTIST Q&A

FOR YOUR CHANCE TO ATTEND, PLEASE FILL IN THE FORM BELOW. THIS DOES NOT SECURE YOU A TICKET. A LINK TO CLAIM A FREE TICKET WILL BE MAILED OUT AT 11AM ON MONDAY 22 APRIL. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.

Join us for a very special pre-release premiere of Amon Tobin’s new album, plus a Q&A with the artist himself.

On April 26, electronic music pioneer Amon Tobin will release ‘Fear in a Handful of Dust’ - his first album in eight years since his triumphant ‘ISAM’. Amon Tobin’s role in electronic music innovation cannot be understated. In a career spanning over 20 years, the Brazilian-born UK-raised producer has released of some of the most important, era-defining records of his time, setting a pace of sonic exploration and musical adventurism that has helped to shape much of what has come since.

His last album ISAM utilised advanced synthesis processing and production techniques traditionally reserved for sound design in film, and paved the way for a radically new kind of audiovisual performance. Pioneering the use of projection mapping in a live performance context, the landmark ISAM shows were hailed by major media outlets including Wired, Rolling Stone, NPR, and were premiered at some of the world’s most prestigious venues, from the Sydney Opera House to the Olympia in Paris to the London Hammersmith, and many international festivals including Sonar, MUTEK and Moogfest.

The depth and scope of Amon Tobin's work is a major inspiration to many. From the Kronos Quartet to Diplo, he has achieved respect among artists within and outside electronic music. He established a reputation for musical ingenuity unconfined by genre, and over two decades remains one of the most visionary electronic artists of his generation.

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Apr
24
8:45 PM20:45

SAMPHA 'PROCESS'

Immerse yourself in the dulcet tones of Sampha and his stunning debut album 'Process' at our next listening session in the dark at the luxurious The Castle Cinema in Homerton. Hear every nuance of his beautiful piano playing and surround yourself in his rich harmonies in the comfort of one of the venue's luxurious armchairs, surrounded by its immersive cinema sound system.

Click here for tickets. PBPB blindfold included in the price for extra darkness.

Latecomers will NOT be admitted. Please arrive by stated event time.

As recommended by The Guardian, GQ, Time Out, Metro, Newsweek, New Statesman and The Londonist.

This is an album listening session, not a live performance of any kind.

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Apr
30
7:00 PM19:00

LANA DEL REY 'ULTRAVIOLENCE'

WE HAVE TWO SESSIONS ON SALE - PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU BUY FOR THE CORRECT TIMESLOT

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May
2
8:30 PM20:30

PITCHBLACK PICTURES: NINA SIMONE 'LIVE AT MONTREUX 1976'

THE START TIME OF THIS EVENT HAS MOVED FROM 7PM TO 8:30PM. IF YOU ALREADY BOUGHT A TICKET AND CAN NO LONGER ATTEND, PLEASE CONTACT US FOR A FULL REFUND.

Our film night returns with a truly captivating life performance by Nina Simone at the world famous jazz festival. A raw, rambling and unpolished concert, the portrait of an enormous talent becoming somewhat unhinged can make for uncomfortable viewing, but the music speaks for itself.

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Apr
17
7:30 PM19:30

PITCHBLACK PREMIERE: BIG THIEF 'U.F.O.F.'

U.F.O.F., — F standing for ‘Friend’ — is the name of the highly anticipated third record by Big Thief and their first on 4AD, set to be released on 3rd May 2019. 

U.F.O.F. was recorded in rural western Washington at Bear Creek Studios.  In a large cabin-like room, the band set up their gear to track live with engineer Dom Monks and producer Andrew Sarlo, who was also behind their previous albums.  Having already lived these songs on tour, they were relaxed and ready to experiment.  The raw material came quickly.  Some songs were written only hours before recording and stretched out instantly, first take, vocals and all.

Making friends with the unknown… All my songs are about this,” says Adrianne Lenker (guitar, vocals); “If the nature of life is change and impermanence, I’d rather be uncomfortably awake in that truth than lost in denial.”

4AD are excited to invite fans to the UK premiere of U.F.O.F.  in association with Pitchblack Playback. For your chance to attend, you either can pre-order the album here or sign up here  At 11AM on Monday 15th April a ticket link will be sent to all customers to claim on a first come first served basis.  These will be of a limited number. The premiere will be held in the dark at The Castle Cinema in Homerton, East London, with the venue's immersive sound system paired with comfy armchairs and optional blindfolds provided for extra darkness.  Please note that phones will be placed in a Yondr pouch on arrival. 

LATECOMERS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED.

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Apr
16
8:00 PM20:00

CHANCE THE RAPPER 'ACID RAP'

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Apr
16
7:00 PM19:00

LUMP 'LUMP'

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Apr
9
7:00 PM19:00

PITCHBLACK PREMIERE: SUNN O))) 'LIFE METAL' (FREE)

Join us as we host the UK premiere for the mighty Sunn O)))’s fearsome new record.

We’re hosting two sessions at 7 & 8:30PM. Sign up through the form below.

Once you have signed up, you will receive a confirmation link in your email. You must click this link to confirm your email. On Friday 5 April at 11AM, a ticket link will be sent to all subscribers to claim on a first come, first served basis (only 1 ticket per person). These will be of a limited number.

Please arrive by stated session time. Latecomers will not be admitted.

Stephen & Greg / SUNN O))): “With great pleasure we present a special deep listening session of our forthcoming album ‘Life Metal’. Our wish and intention are to offer the astounding presence, detail and colour of this recording on great PA systems in a public situation as an introduction. Part of the joy of producing and mastering this album in the studio was that we were fortunate to be able to listen on the perfect high fidelity playback situations for the record, top precise studio sound guided by the best ears in the business. With these public listening sessions we hope to get a step closer to that experience of being inside the studio for you all at these special events, a few weeks before the album is unleashed upon the world.” 

TICKET APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED

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Apr
4
7:00 PM19:00

PITCHBLACK PICTURES: OASIS 'LIVE BY THE SEA' (1995) (15)

‘Live By The Sea’ captures a band at the peak of their raw, nascent power, before the headlines, in-fighting and gargantuan crowds all took over. Recorded at Southend Cliffs Pavillion on 17 April 1995, the gig took place just a year after they released their first single. Don’t miss this chance to see, hear and feel it on our big screen and immersive 18-speaker system.

1/3 of profits go to Greater Together Manchester 

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Apr
2
7:00 PM19:00

J. COLE '2014 FOREST HILLS DRIVE'

THERE ARE TWO SESSIONS ON SALE - PLEASE ENSURE YOU SELECT THE CORRECT TIME SLOT.

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Mar
28
9:15 PM21:15

PITCHBLACK PREMIERE: FLOATING POINTS 'LATE NIGHT TALES' (IN SUPPORT OF HELP REFUGEES) [SOLD OUT]

ADDITIONAL DATE ADDED DUE TO DEMAND

Join us as we host the world premiere of Floating Points' addition to the hallowed Late Night Tales compilation series. Hear (and own) this stunning 17-track collection before any one else loud, in full, in the dark through The Castle’s immersive sound system and from the comfort of one their luxurious armchairs.

Standard tickets (£10) available as well as ticket + limited edition, individually numbered white double LP vinyl bundles (£30). If you would like to purchase the bundle, please select your tickets, click ‘Add To Order’ and then add your vinyl on the next page. Vinyl copies must be picked up on the night at the event. Mail order is not available through our offer.

£5 from each ticket or ticket + album bundle goes to Help Refugees.

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Floating Points’ personal collection of global soul, ambient, jazz and folk treasures form the latest in the warmly revered Late Night Tales series.

Sam Shepherd aka Floating Points’ music taste is notoriously tricky to define, ranging from ethereal classical at one end to coruscating techno at the other, united only in a firm belief in the transcendental power of music to move hearts, minds and – yes – feet. Similarly, his production career has ranged from early experiments in dance music with breakout records such as the ‘Shadows EP’ and collaborating with legendary Gnawa master Mahmoud Guinia to his expansive album ‘Elaenia’, which met with critical acclaim upon its release in 2015.

This Late Night Tales excursion into the depths of the evening reflects his broad tastes. The globally-travelled producer has collected untold treasures on his travels from dusty stores in Brazil to market stalls near his hometown. There’s the gorgeous ‘Via Làctea’, culled from Carlos Walker’s debut album, Abu Talib’s (Bobby Wright) plaintive ‘Blood Of An American’ and Robert Vanderbilt’s gospel reworking of Manchild’s ‘Especially For You’. Raw soul and feeling oozing from each song’s pores.

At the other end of the music scale are the modernists, such as Québécoise Kara-Lis Coverdale who weighs in with the indelible ‘Moments In Love’, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith whose ‘Milk’ is an exercise in tranquility, while Sarah Davachi’s meditative mix-opener offers respite from a weary world.

We have some tracks exclusive to Late Night Tales; alongside Davachi’s offerings there is also Toshimaru Nakamura’s ‘Nimb #59’, as well as the now traditional cover version. Shepherd delved into his childhood memory for this one, a track taken from the first album his parents bought him, Kenny Wheeler’s ‘Music For Large & Small Ensembles’: Sam offers up his interpretation of ‘Opening Part 1’. Wheeler also contributes horns to Azimuth track The Tunnel, written and performed by Norma Winstone and John Taylor who, coincidentally, are the parents of Floating Points’ drummer Leo Taylor. Closing the album, Lauren Laverne reads the suitably nocturnal poem ‘Ah! Why, Because The Dazzling Sun’ by Emily Brontë.

"I’ve learnt about a lot of incredible music from listening to the Late Night Tales compilations overthe years, so I jumped at the opportunity to compile one myself. The music is a selection of the kind of records I play to set the tone when DJing all night long."

- Sam Shepherd (Floating Points), 2019

Tracklist: 

1. Sarah Davachi – Untitled, live in Portland (Exclusive track)

2. Carlos Walker - Via Láctea

3. The Rationals – Glowin’

4. William S. Fischer – Circle

5. Max Roach - Equipoise

6. Abu Talib (Bobby Wright) - Blood Of An American

7. Sweet & Innocent - Express Your Love

8. Robert Vanderbilt & The Foundation of Souls - A Message Especially From God

9. The Defaulters - Gentle Man

10. Alain Bellaïche – Sun Blues

11. Alain Bellaïche – Sea Fluorescent

12. Kara-Lis Coverdale – Moments In Love

13. Azimuth – The Tunnel

14. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – Milk

15. Toshimaru Nakamura – Nimb#59 (Exclusive track)

16. Floating Points – Sweet Time Suite Opening (Exclusive Kenny Wheeler cover version)

17. Lauren Laverne - Ah! Why, Because The Dazzling Sun (Exclusive spoken word piece)

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Mar
27
8:45 PM20:45

PITCHBLACK PREMIERE: FLOATING POINTS 'LATE NIGHT TALES' (IN SUPPORT OF HELP REFUGEES)

Join us as we host the world premiere of Floating Points' addition to the hallowed Late Night Tales compilation series. Hear (and own) this stunning 17-track collection before any one else loud, in full, in the dark through The Castle’s immersive sound system and from the comfort of one their luxurious armchairs.

Standard tickets (£10) available as well as ticket + limited edition, individually numbered white double LP vinyl bundles (£30). If you would like to purchase the bundle, please select your tickets, click ‘Add To Order’ and then add your vinyl on the next page. Vinyl copies must be picked up on the night at the event. Mail order is not available through our offer.

£5 from each ticket or ticket + album bundle goes to Help Refugees.

Click here for tickets

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Floating Points’ personal collection of global soul, ambient, jazz and folk treasures form the latest in the warmly revered Late Night Tales series.

Sam Shepherd aka Floating Points’ music taste is notoriously tricky to define, ranging from ethereal classical at one end to coruscating techno at the other, united only in a firm belief in the transcendental power of music to move hearts, minds and – yes – feet. Similarly, his production career has ranged from early experiments in dance music with breakout records such as the ‘Shadows EP’ and collaborating with legendary Gnawa master Mahmoud Guinia to his expansive album ‘Elaenia’, which met with critical acclaim upon its release in 2015.

This Late Night Tales excursion into the depths of the evening reflects his broad tastes. The globally-travelled producer has collected untold treasures on his travels from dusty stores in Brazil to market stalls near his hometown. There’s the gorgeous ‘Via Làctea’, culled from Carlos Walker’s debut album, Abu Talib’s (Bobby Wright) plaintive ‘Blood Of An American’ and Robert Vanderbilt’s gospel reworking of Manchild’s ‘Especially For You’. Raw soul and feeling oozing from each song’s pores.

At the other end of the music scale are the modernists, such as Québécoise Kara-Lis Coverdale who weighs in with the indelible ‘Moments In Love’, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith whose ‘Milk’ is an exercise in tranquility, while Sarah Davachi’s meditative mix-opener offers respite from a weary world.

We have some tracks exclusive to Late Night Tales; alongside Davachi’s offerings there is also Toshimaru Nakamura’s ‘Nimb #59’, as well as the now traditional cover version. Shepherd delved into his childhood memory for this one, a track taken from the first album his parents bought him, Kenny Wheeler’s ‘Music For Large & Small Ensembles’: Sam offers up his interpretation of ‘Opening Part 1’. Wheeler also contributes horns to Azimuth track The Tunnel, written and performed by Norma Winstone and John Taylor who, coincidentally, are the parents of Floating Points’ drummer Leo Taylor. Closing the album, Lauren Laverne reads the suitably nocturnal poem ‘Ah! Why, Because The Dazzling Sun’ by Emily Brontë.

"I’ve learnt about a lot of incredible music from listening to the Late Night Tales compilations overthe years, so I jumped at the opportunity to compile one myself. The music is a selection of the kind of records I play to set the tone when DJing all night long."

- Sam Shepherd (Floating Points), 2019

Tracklist: 

1. Sarah Davachi – Untitled, live in Portland (Exclusive track)

2. Carlos Walker - Via Láctea

3. The Rationals – Glowin’

4. William S. Fischer – Circle

5. Max Roach - Equipoise

6. Abu Talib (Bobby Wright) - Blood Of An American

7. Sweet & Innocent - Express Your Love

8. Robert Vanderbilt & The Foundation of Souls - A Message Especially From God

9. The Defaulters - Gentle Man

10. Alain Bellaïche – Sun Blues

11. Alain Bellaïche – Sea Fluorescent

12. Kara-Lis Coverdale – Moments In Love

13. Azimuth – The Tunnel

14. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – Milk

15. Toshimaru Nakamura – Nimb#59 (Exclusive track)

16. Floating Points – Sweet Time Suite Opening (Exclusive Kenny Wheeler cover version)

17. Lauren Laverne - Ah! Why, Because The Dazzling Sun (Exclusive spoken word piece)

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Mar
26
7:00 PM19:00

RADIOHEAD 'HAIL TO THE THIEF'

FOUR SESSIONS ON SALE - PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU SELECT THE CORRECT ONE.

£4 FROM EACH TICKET GOES TO CANCER RESEARCH UK AT THE BAND’S REQUEST.

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Mar
19
7:00 PM19:00

RADIOHEAD 'HAIL TO THE THIEF'

FOUR SESSIONS ON SALE - PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU SELECT THE CORRECT ONE.

£4 FROM EACH TICKET GOES TO CANCER RESEARCH UK AT THE BAND’S REQUEST.

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Mar
18
7:00 PM19:00

PITCHBLACK PICTURES: PRINCE 'PURPLE RAIN' (15)

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE BUYING FOR THE RIGHT DATE + TIME AS WE HAVE FOUR SESSIONS ON SALE

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Mar
12
7:00 PM19:00

SZA 'CTRL'

PLEASE CAREFULLY READ ALL THE INFO BELOW BEFORE SELECTING YOUR TICKET(S).

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Mar
7
6:45 PM18:45

MUTE 4.0: NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS 'MURDER BALLADS' (5.1 SURROUND SOUND MIX)

THERE ARE TWO SESSIONS ON SALE - PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU BUY FOR THE CORRECT TIME!

OUR SERIES OF SESSIONS AS PART OF MUTE 4.0 - MUTE RECORDS’ 40TH ANNIVERSARY - CONTINUES WITH A HAUNTING CLASSIC IN FULL 5.1 SURROUND SOUND…


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Mar
6
7:00 PM19:00

THE CINEMATIC ORCHESTRA 'TO BELIEVE' (BERLIN)

Höre „To Believe“, das neue Album von The Cinematic Orchestra, schon vor Veröffentlichung am 15. März 2019 in voller Länge.

Registriere dich jetzt, um bei der Album-Listening-Session dabei zu sein, die am Mittwoch, den 6. März, um 19 h im komplett abgedunkelten Sputnik Kino in Kreuzberg stattfindet. 

Der Eintritt ist frei und es gilt das Prinzip „First come, first served“: Plätze werden solange rausgegeben, bis das Kontingent erschöpft ist. Sobald die Registrierung abgeschlossen ist und die Bestätigungs-E-Mail angekommen ist, wird der Name an der Gästeliste an der Tür hinterlegt. Der Platz ist begrenzt und wenn es voll ist, ist es voll. Bitte erscheint also zeitig, um etwaige Enttäuschungen zu vermeiden.

Zum Vorbestellen hier klicken / speicher das Album vor

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Mar
5
7:00 PM19:00

THE CINEMATIC ORCHESTRA 'TO BELIEVE' (LONDON)

***SIGN-UPS FOR THIS EVENT ARE NOW CLOSED***

Hear The Cinematic Orchestra’s new album “To Believe” ahead of its official release on 15th March.  

***LATECOMERS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED. PLEASE ARRIVE BEFORE 7PM***

THIS IS AN ALBUM LISTENING SESSION IN THE DARK, NOT A LIVE PERFORMANCE OF ANY KIND.

Click here to pre-order / pre-save the album.

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Mar
4
7:00 PM19:00

THE CINEMATIC ORCHESTRA 'TO BELIEVE' (PARIS)

Écoutez, en avant-première, le nouvel album «To Believe» de The Cinematic Orchestra, avant sa sortie officielle le 15 mars.

Entrez vos coordonnées ci-dessous pour assister à la séance d'écoute dans une totale obscurité le lundi 4 mars à 19h, au Club 13 à Paris.

Remarque: l'entrée est gratuite et sur le principe du premier arrivé, premier servi. Une fois que vous avez entré vos coordonnées (regardez vos mails afin de vérifier que vous ayez bien reçu un lien de confirmation), votre nom sera ajouté à la liste des invités. Les places sont limitées, quand c’est plein, c’est complet. S'il vous plaît, arrivez avant l'événement afin d’éviter toute déception (heure recommandée 18.45)

Cliquez ici pour pré-commander / pré-enregistrer l’album

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Mar
4
7:00 PM19:00

PITCHBLACK PICTURES: PRINCE 'PURPLE RAIN' (15)

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE BUYING FOR THE RIGHT DATE + TIME AS WE HAVE FOUR SESSIONS ON SALE

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Feb
26
7:00 PM19:00

MY BLOODY VALENTINE 'LOVELESS'

PLEASE NOTE THERE ARE TWO SESSIONS - PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE BUYING FOR YOUR DESIRED TIME!

25% of profits go to Help Refugees at the artist’s request.

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Feb
19
7:00 PM19:00

MY BLOODY VALENTINE 'LOVELESS'

PLEASE NOTE THERE ARE TWO SESSIONS - PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE BUYING FOR YOUR DESIRED TIME!

25% of profits go to Help Refugees at the artist’s request.

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Feb
18
7:00 PM19:00

PITCHBLACK PICTURES: PINK FLOYD 'THE WALL'

TWO SESSIONS ON SALE - PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU BUY FOR THE CORRECT TIME!

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Feb
5
7:00 PM19:00

GLASS ANIMALS 'ZABA'

PLEASE NOTE THERE ARE TWO SESSIONS - PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE BUYING FOR YOUR DESIRED TIME!

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Feb
4
7:00 PM19:00

PITCHBLACK PICTURES: PINK FLOYD 'THE WALL' (15)

TWO SESSIONS ON SALE - PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU BUY FOR THE CORRECT TIME!

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Jan
29
8:15 PM20:15

FRANK OCEAN 'BLONDE' [SOLD OUT]

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Jan
29
7:00 PM19:00

MOGWAI 'RAVE TAPES'

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Jan
23
8:45 PM20:45

PBPB X MUTE 4.0: MOBY 'PLAY' (UNRELEASED 5.1 SURROUND SOUND MIX)

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We continue our Mute 4.0 series celebrating Mute Records' 40th anniversary with something very special and exclusive.

We've got our hands on the unreleased 5.1 surround sound mix of Moby's hugely successful 1999 opus 'Play', and we're inviting you to hear it for the first time loud, in full, in the dark in the luxurious confines of The Castle Cinema. Prepare to hear this classic in more detail and depth than ever before.

Ticket price includes PBPB blindfold for extra darkness.

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Jan
22
7:00 PM19:00

FRANK OCEAN 'BLONDE' [SOLD OUT]

25% OF PROFITS GO TO STONEWALL

TWO SESSIONS AT 7PM AND 8:15PM

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