Kino is a not-for-profit, and completely unfunded, arts space.
We are committed to supporting DIY arts and grassroots activism, and aim
to work with promoters, groups, organisations, and individuals who share
the qualities, outlooks and values that are important to us.
The events side of Cafe Kino (as well as other areas of the co-op) rely
heavily on the voluntary time and effort given by our staff, who work
hard to bring you a programme that we are very proud of.
We are proud to be an all-ages venue. There are no age restrictions on
any events at Cafe Kino unless otherwise stated.
The main entrance to the cafe is step-free and on the ground floor. However,
most events take place in the basement area. Unfortunately, due to building
restrictions, this space is only accessible by
THU 26 APR 12
Black Twig Pickers + Nathan Bowles (solo set)
+ Mike Gangloff (solo set)
8.00pm - 10.30pm
and fiddles, boards and bones in hand, the BLACK TWIG PICKERS dove into
a living tradition of old-time music that surrounds their homes along
the Virginia/West Virginia line and never looked back.
The trio have toured the UK in the company of both Jack Rose and Charlie
Parr. Rose and Mike Gangloff were of course longtime band mates in drone
masters Pelt, symbolizing the band's emergence into traditional music
from a more experimental background.
Through study of both local old-time musicians and old-time records and
field recordings, the trio have literally come to old-time from leftfield,
purely through their love of the music, and found they can hold their
own with the old-timers, constantly tearing up the Virginian highways
to keep commitments at bars, country fairs and parties, while simultaneously
turning on their more avant listeners too.
The band have now followed Rose on to Thrill Jockey's books, releasing
Ironto Special, a critically acclaimed album of traditional Appalachian
Black Twig Pickers' Natahan Bowles has also become a powerhouse banjo
player of growing repute, and tonight will see a very special solo performance
by him and, fellow Twig Picker, Mike Gangloff.
Photo by Dave