© Marie Roux
Time Out says
Posted: Sat Jan 5 2013
This large, open space, which opened in 2008 and is tucked away down a side street behind Kingsland High Street, provides a fine home for a wide range of experimental music – including free improv – that exists well outside the mainstream. Operating as a relaxed, light and airy café during the day and a live music space in the evenings – pretty much seven days a week – Oto puts a strong emphasis on the more out-there of underground artists. Expect to encounter everything from Norwegian improv/free jazz/psych-rock power trio Bushmen's Revenge to a talk by minimalist composer Terry Riley.
What's on at Cafe Oto
The violinist and composer perform experimental music. With support from Adam Bohman and Andie Brown, Sharon Gal And David Toop.
Jazz and experimental
- Critics' choice
The leftfield Australian avant jazz-trio return to Cafe Oto for a second three-night run, having sold out their November residency at the venue. Packing krautrock and electronica flourishes, they rarely sound like just a piano/bass/drums trio.
Noise, drone and ambient, Rock 'n' roll, Noise
In the business of creeping people out since 1996, these post-industrialists from Detroit are among the more tuneful bands to emerge from the international noise underground, casting hypnotic spells with vocal loops, beeps and waves of guitar feedback....