Sunday 4th October - The Task In Hand Presents ...
Upsilon Acrux - Upsilon Acrux (Los Angeles) is an instrumental quintet (dual guitars, keyboards, bass and drums). They are one of the most creative and original of the shockingly large number of great post-punk, avant-garde rock bands today and are regulars of the now legendary Smell venue in L.A. This is their sixth album of explosive, intense and surprisingly beautiful intricate, instrumental rock. UA continue to develop their uncompromising sound and intense live shows/tours with such acts as The Boredoms, The Ruins, Mission of Burma, the Locust, Don Caballero, Bad Dudes, the Fucking Champs, Dillinger Escape Plan, Cattle Decapitation, Black Heart Procession, Hella, Lightning Bolt, Marnie Stern, Flying Luttenbachers, Orthrelm, Time of Orchids, Experimental Dental School, Truman's Water and Mick Barr.
The Laze - A Wirralien 6-piece with Progressive/Soundtrack & Science Fiction/Psychedelic allusions. Melodic guitar, cosmic synths, screaming sax and pounding rhythms conspire to rewire neural pathways. Enmeshed in Liverpool's avant-garde scene (a.P.A.t.T., Mugstar, Zukanican et al). The Laze have also played with the likes of Acid Mothers Temple, Circulus, Damo Suzuki, Diagonal, Gonga, The Mae Shi, Polar Bear, Pulled Apart By Horses, Rolo Tomassi & Vialka.
The Laze will be promoting their forthcoming LP "Spacetime Fabric Conditioner".
Theo - the work of one Sam Knight, is one for the math rock fans. Taut, chugging guitar loops layer up with frenetic tapping patterns that interweave in spiraling complexity before near sub-atomically precise, powerhouse drumming clatters and builds each song into juggernaut of riffs and rhythms. To achieve something like this recorded is one thing, but to see Theo perform live is quite another as each song blurs into the next and the dazzling guitar and drum acrobatics leave jaws sagging on the faces of all who bear witness to the talent on offer.
Live @ The Firefly, worcester
7pm - 10pm
... Come on down!