Beirut And Beyond - Kinematik: Kinematik are an instrumental rock band from Lebanon, whose music is both diligent and intuitional, ranging from raucous improvisational psychedelic rock to steady and mechanical electronic grooves, with frequent post-rock climaxes. Immediate points of comparison include Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Loop, as well as Can (for the tendency towards Motorik beats) and Tortoise (for the intricacies of their layered compositions). Kinematik compose instrumental pieces that feature dynamic contrast, strong melodic lines, a heavy use of distortion and effects, and some reliance on electronics and synthesizers. Presented in partnership with Arts Canteen, Shubbak Festival and as part of the Beirut and Beyond International Music Festival tour, the concert takes place on 4 November, 2017 at Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA.