April 25, 2018 @ 7:45 pm – 11:00 pm
Empty Shop HQ
35c Framwellgate Bridge
£5 - pay on the door
Win Big Records

Win Big Records presents…

>>> Dylan Cartlidge
Redcar rapper Dylan Cartlidge returns to Durham with a new live band and a whole lot of momentum. Dylan, who’s recently been recording in New York and generally bossing it, has tunes full of warmth and humour that are so universal catchy they should be deployed by UN peacekeepers.

Check out his ‘Love Spoons’ here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxsEsAmf9O8

CLASH – ‘somewhere between Skepta and Alex Turner, The Dust Brothers and King Krule, and we’re hopeless addicted’

>>> Late Girl
Sometimes writing about music is like skateboarding to explain the decline of high street retail, so you’re probably best giving Late Girl a listen at https://soundcloud.com/lategirl .. Layers of twisting samples and beats, close your eyes, sway, drink your drink through a (paper) straw.

NARC Magazine – ‘scuzzy samples and more loops than a tin of spaghetti hoops. Sink into this immersive electro-acoustic experience for a futuristic sonic surprise’

>>> Fahad Al-Amoudi: Spoken Word Poet 
Win Big first saw Fahad performing his poetry at an event last month and was hugely jealous of both his poems and his precise and intense delivery… as well as his youth.

He’ll put spell on you… https://www.facebook.com/freeformfahad/

>>> Faithful Johannes 
Barely rap from Durham. Solo material from Johannes, wordsman of ‘Outside Your House’. Romanticising the mundane.

NARC Magazine – ‘a hugely warm and enjoyable live performer’
R Moss – ‘Like watching a man whose been told to rap at gunpoint’

** Please note. This event is one of a handful of final events at Empty Shop HQ in it’s current guise. In June Empty Shop will be taking a break from HQ whilst we figure out what version 3 of that venue looks like. We are sticking with the building, we are just a bit of time to stop, think and talk to our community.  We would encourage you to come to as much as possible in the final two months of HQ V.2. You can read full details here **