Crushing Death and Grief (or CDAG if you’re really into acronyms) are a bunch of Cambridge-based misfits who put on music gigs that fall loosely into the category of ‘alternative’ or ‘underground’ or similarly limiting musical classifications.
they have two music nights scheduled for the month of March. The first is headlined by Patten, an industrial/electronica type combo, who may be of interest to fans of outfits like Massive Attack, Tricky or late 1990s acts on Sheffield’s Warp label. Supporting them are The Soft from Bury St Edmunds who do pop with an experimental bent.
Later in the month they’ll be welcoming Last Harbour to our musically open-minded city, who are more than capable of anything from “dusty laments to doom- filled rock, starkly beautiful duets to drifting clouds of looped noise.” They’re a bit chamber popish and could well appeal to fans of The Tindersticks or Nick Cave. Completing an evening ripe for musical connoisseurs and indeed buccaneers will be The Doomed Bird Of Providence (recounting difficult tales from early Australia) and Cambridge’s Violet Woods, a bit of an alternative supergroup featuring members of Fuzzy Lights, Puncture Repair Kit and Bouvier.
Patten, Thursday 1 March, 20:00. Cost: £5. Portland Arms, Chesterton Road.
Lost Harbour, Sunday 25 March, 20:00. Cost: £5. Portland Arms, Chesterton Road.