Dutch group The Ex are celebrating their 33.3rd birthday with a three night series at Cafe Oto at the end of November. Stewart Lee and Steve Beresford will be hosting the festival, which will include sets from regular collaborators Brass Unbound (Ken Vandermark, Roy Paci and Wolter Wierbos, minus Mats Gustafsson), plus as yet unconfirmed Ethiopian musicians. Also joining in the birthday party will be Anne James Chaton, John Butcher, Ab Baars, Christine Abdelnour, Tony Buck, Xavier Charles and Jackdaw With Crowbar.
London Cafe Oto, 29 November–1 December, 8pm, £14/£12 per night. More of the line up to be announced here.
Terrie Hessels and Andie Moore also play with Paal Nilssen Love and Ken Vandermark as Lean Left at Cafe Oto on 19 September.