London-based rabble-rousers Raw Tonk unleash a blast of rancorous jazz-noise in celebration of their five years of existence on 25 March at Hundred Years Gallery, Shoreditch. The mini-festival, consisting of matinee and evening concerts, promises a bevvy of brain-frying bouts headed-up by the vanguard of the 'new wave of Dutch heavy jazz', Dead Neanderthals. Also throwing their filth will be balls-to-the-wall three-piece KTHXBYE, a first-time collab between Belgian guitarist Dirk Serries and Swiss-based saxophonist Tapiwa Svosve, free improvising trio Ma/Ti/Om (aka Tim Fairhall, Tom Ward and Matilda Rolfsson), fidgety foils Ripsaw Catfish featuring Dee Byrne, Anton Mobin/Benedict Taylor/David Birchall (featuring Mobin on his homemade box of trickery, the 'Prepared Chamber') and, finally, Colin Webster/Mark Holub, who fittingly reprise the sax and drums duo that constituted The Claw, Raw Tonk's debut release from 2012.
– Spencer Grady
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