Gigs & Festivals

Café Oto launches label, hosts evening with Thurston Moore

By | Published on Wednesday 14 March 2012

Cafe Oto

Dalston destination Café Oto is launching its own record label, OtoRoko, which will release live recordings from select sets delivered at the venue. The first of these is ‘The Worse, The Better’, which comprises a 2010 Oto performance by German jazz saxophonist Peter Brötzmann and also features double bassist Steve Noble and drummer John Edwards.

Brötzmann has designed the artwork for the album, which will arrive later this month via international distributors Honest Jon’s. Find further info here, and listen to part of the LP here:

The Café has also just shared details of an in-house night curated by Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth. Moore will share with the audience his “parallel interests in poetry and improvised noise”, as assisted by Brighton poet Tom Raworth and improv musicians Alex Ward and Steve Noble. The event takes place on 20 Mar.