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Haruomi Hosono + Acetone

Light in the Attic

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A rare chance to see a trio of artists whose music has been re-released by Light in the Attic Records on their 16th anniversary

A founding member of the folk rock band Happy End and pioneering Yellow Magic Orchestra with Ryuichi Sakamoto, Haruomi Hosono anticipated trends in exotica, ambient and videogame music in his five decade career. Yet, he’s never played his solo work in the UK until tonight, performing with his live band.

Drawing from blissed-out surf rock to psych-country, Acetone were the sound of California. Marking their first UK performance since the tragic death of co-founding member Richie Lee, guitarist Mark Lightcap and drummer Steve Hadley perform with Senon Williams and Jason Yates.

Willie Thrasher is an Inuvialuit musician from the Northwest Territories of Canada. With Linda Saddleback his music mixes rock n roll with Inuit culture exploring tradition and environment. He was featured in Grammy-nominated Native North America (Vol. 1) compilation.

This concert is the launch event of Thirty Three Thirty Three's summer series of arts and music, MODE: curated by Ryuichi Sakamoto. Further announcements to follow.


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