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  •  Please Please You Presents Mazes + Wolf Solent + Luke Saxton

    The trio of Jack Cooper (guitar, vox), Conan Roberts (bass) and Neil Robinson (drums) have been Mazes since 2008. To celebrate the release of their new album, 'Wooden Aquarium', they return to The Basement in York in September, between End Of The Road Festival, opening for Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks and the Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia. Completed in just two weeks between the sub-zero conditions of commuter town Cornwall, New York and the heart of Brooklyn, Wooden Aquarium marks the apex at which Mazes’ music to date meets. Whilst debut album A Thousand Heys was...... (read more)

  • Please Please You Presents Magik Markers + Neuschlaufen + Mouth Water

    For a band with nearly fifty releases during a fourteen year existence, taking a couple of years to write and record an album seems like quite a big deal. The resulting LP, recorded in part in J Mascis' attic and released on Drag City at the very end of 2013, found the band in exceptional form;...... (read more)

  • Please Please You Presents Tom Hickox + Special Guests

    Such is the attention surrounding Tom Hickox's debut album 'War, Peace & Diplomacy' since it's March release that he's already appeared on Later With Jools Holland and his first UK headline tour in May all but sold out. Described by the Telegraph as 'The most powerful...... (read more)

  • The Buffalo Skinners + Special Guests

    The Buffalo Skinners began life as a busking band in 2010, channelling old folk and skiffle heroes to appreciative ears in northern coastal towns.Four years together now finds them leaning towards a fuller electric sound borrowing from 60’s rock & roll, British invasion bands and still, from their...... (read more)

  • Basement Open Mic Night

    'Promoting original music and art through York’s impeccable talent’A new monthly Open Mic Night to showcase those with the creative buzz. For any kind of performer- poetry, comedy, musings, music, monologue and miscellaneous! Guest headliners, up-n-comers and first-timers meet in the chilled surroundings...... (read more)

  • Please Please You Presents This Is The Kit + Special Guests

    “Absolutely gorgeous, like an aural bath with the warm water lapping over you” — Cerys Matthews, BBC 6musicThis Is The Kit is the much beloved musical project of Kate Stables, born in England and based in Paris, though the heart of their musical community remains in Bristol, UK. Kate sings, plays guitar,...... (read more)

  • YPS Cafe Scientifique

    The Yorkshire Philosophical Society is pleased to support the ongoing activities of Cafe Scientifique in York.Café Scientifique is a place where, a cup of coffee or a glass of wine in your hand, you can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. Meetings take place in cafes, bars,...... (read more)