Programme of events.



SUN 2120:00........WHAT THE BLEEP DO WE KNOW!?
mon 2220:00........WHAT THE BLEEP DO WE KNOW!?
tue 2320:00........WHAT THE BLEEP DO WE KNOW!?
wed 2419:30........BLUESCREEN
fri 2620:00........MOVIEOKE
SAT 2720:00........HERE SHOP PARTY
SUN 2820:00........DIG!
mon 2920:00........HEAVY HEADS: ROCK SCENE '68-'72
tue 3020:00........DIG!
wed 3120:00........DIG!


thu 0120:00........Closed for private event.
fri 0220:00........ROGER TARRY
SUN 04
tue 0620:00........THE EDUKATORS
wed 0719:30........STORYTELLING
thu 0819:30........THE LIGHT FANTASTIC #1
fri 0919:30........BEETLEJUICE
SAT 1020:00........MINOTAUR SHOCK
20:00........911 TRUTH MOVEMENT
mon 1220:00........PALINDROMES
tue 1318:30........AUTUMNAL CYCLE TOUR
wed 1420:00........PALINDROMES
thu 1520:00........VIALKA
fri 1620:00........PLUG58
mon 1919:30........Closed for private event.
tue 2019:30........BLUESCREEN PRESENTS..
wed 2120:00........GAME AND WATCH - A NIGHT BY THE OCEAN
thu 2220:00........LAWRENCE ENGLISH + VI + BUGBRAND
SAT 2420:00........JOHN PARISH


TTT = Ticket Tout Tuesday


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(Arntz/Chasse/Vincent/ 2004 / USA / 108 mins /35mm /cert 12a)
(sun 21st-tues 23rd/ 8pm / £2)

This is something that falls vaguely between Channel five fodder, a documentary
about the latest quantum theory on life, reality and everything, and a cgi wet
dream, this 'film' needs to be taken at FACE VALUE- as an accessible enquiry
into what makes us feel the way we often do when we can't understand why we
want, or would want to do anything or even exist at all. It's divided the
critics (between awful and unforgivable), but since when did a critic want to be
told they don't exist. Good for a LAUGH, or a RELIGIOUS SATORI or too (whats the
difference these days?), it features some enigmatic speakers (any fans of LUCKY
PEOPLE CENTRE this is similar territory), some interesting ideas, and some ideas
so nutty you may reject them with such whiplash that it could taint the whole
experience. Don't let that, or anything else you might have bin told about this
particular pelicular stop you from enjoying a cheap nite out, joining in lively
debate in the bar afterwards...



(Wed 24h / 7.30pm / £3/2}

Another jam packed session of the best in local short films. Just turn up 
tonight with your film (20mins or under) and it will be screened! 

And bring along another copy for the bluescreen archive for possible future 
screenings and compilations.

Plus Bluescreen Hi-Fi... expanding the Bluescreen ethos to the music played
in the bar. So go on, send us your self-produced toones to play.

Mail any enquiries to us at:



(Thu 25th / 8pm / £2)

Whoa there, you lusty steeds! Get your beautiful rumps down the Cube for a night
of multi-media mixing. Contribute to an uber mixtape in the bar, play old skool
nag computer games on the big screen and DJ over an equinely rippling movie.
Horse around in the garden and enjoy a bbq. It's the annual Hollow Box Jockey
Steeplechase and we're straining at the bit! The Club is a (mostly)
analogue music exchange. Membership is free and open to all. Bring
your tapes/records/CDs down and share your noise with other jockeys.



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(Fri 26th / £4 / 8pm)

It's Friday, it's time for a few drinks, giggles and films to let your hair down
to. Act up with your screen idols, be immortalised on the big screen. Let your
host, the digitally-challenged, nitrous-voiced Max Blackout introduce you to New
York's latest cine-craze at this monthly night of hi jinx. 

Do you style yourself as on a screen idol? Have you always wanted to share your
love of a particular scene or movie-starlet with a captive audience? Well now
you can channel your inner De Nero in a safe and sympathetic arena. Perform a
scene from your favorite film - karaoke style - and get a taste of the fame you've
only previously had dreams about. With  a live pianist and drummer to add to the

DJ's in the bar.




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Stokes Croft's DIY haven presents a playful evening of music, live drawing and,
a special un-satellite link up with friends Herman Dune and Jeffrey Lewis! Live
performances include guerilla comic book duo T7K (Team Brick and Twocsinak),
Orchestra Cube in collaboration with the Here SHop drawing team, I Know I Have
No Collar (live knitting soundtrack), Francois, and Arctic Circle plus a host of
Here Shop affiliated artists.



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(Timoner / 2005 / USA / 35mm / 111mins / cert15)
(Sun 28th + Tues 30-Wed 31st / 8pm / £2)

 DIG! is
ostensibly the story of two up-and-coming west coast indie bands, filmed on a
shoestring over seven years, starting in 1996. It documents the rise and rise of
the Dandy Warhols, led by  Courtney Taylor-Taylor, and the contrasting
disintegration of The Brian Jonestown Massacre under the maniacal auspices of
lead singer and producer Anton Newcombe. Taylor and Newcombe are initially
friends, united in their desire not to play the record company game, with Taylor
looking up to Newcombe as a musician. People have been calling it the 'real
Spinal Tap (yeah we've heard that one before) but it is riviting, facinating,
appalling and amusing, but never, ever boring. DIG! won the Grand Jury Prize for
Best Documentary at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, Whoa , how many
excl!malt!ons can we cram into one months programdude!




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(Mon 29th / 8pm / £2)

The Heavy Heads invite you to come and dig the Rock Scene of 68 - 72. An amazing
collection of rare and stunning live television appearances of some of the
heaviest, most psychedelic and ground breaking bands of the period.
Featuring the high energy power of Blue Cheer and MC5, classic British heavy
rock from Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and Pretty Things. Experimental, free form
freakouts from King Crimson and Pink Floyd and kozmic workouts by Can, Popul Vuh
and Amon Duul II. Plus many more rocking performances from the likes of Jethro
Tull, Samll Faces and the Byrds.
With Heavy Heads Disco DJs in the bar.



(Timoner / 2005 / USA / 35mm / 111mins / cert15)

DIG! is ostensibly the story of two up-and-coming west coast indie bands, filmed
on a shoestring over seven years, starting in 1996. It documents the rise and
rise of the Dandy Warhols, led by  Courtney Taylor-Taylor, and the contrasting
disintegration of The Brian Jonestown Massacre under the maniacal auspices of
lead singer and producer Anton Newcombe. Taylor and Newcombe are initially
friends, united in their desire not to play the record company game, with Taylor
looking up to Newcombe as a musician. People have been calling it the 'real
Spinal Tap (yeah we've heard that one before) but it is riviting, facinating,
appalling and amusing, but never, ever boring. DIG! won the Grand Jury Prize for
Best Documentary at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, 



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(Fri 2nd / 8pm / £2)

Roger Tarry proudly makes his Cube debut to mark the release of his first
full-length album ‘Last Time I Was There’.

Tender vocals, effortlessly delivered with gossamer touch, showcase a true
lyrical talent. Acoustic songs are given room to breathe, mixing achingly
melancholic melodies with the odd spiky chorus, and traces of electronica add
ambience to the lush arrangements of cello, piano, bass and drums.



with Mole Harness
(Sat 3rd / 8pm / £5)
A Qu Junktion

Another magical find from the man who discovered Devendra Banhart, Michael Gira
(Swans, Young God Records). Mi and L'au are Finnish/French couple who live
deep in the woods in Finland, where they devote themselves to writing music
together. Their music is bare and austere with voice, acoustic guitars, and very
moving orchestrations. It has the naked quality of early Nico or even Chet Baker
recordings - soulful and elegant, without being touchy-feely or confessional.
Haunting and pure, like a soundtrack to a glacial landscape, they come to the
Cube after stealing the show at Green Man Festival. 

New boy wonder Alexander Tucker, star of Venn 2005, vocalises a southern free
folk sprit with extreme outsider notions of space and time. He takes the raw,
mysterious stuff of English folk song and detours it through a hyper antique-
modern mindset. Having recently toured with Jackie O'Motherfucker, his new album
OLD FOG is out on ATP and a collaboration with Stephen O'Malley (Sunn O))),
Khanate) is underway.

One of Bristol's melancholic treasures, Mole Harness has been steadily amassing
new material and formed his own label, Stay Dog Army Records. Time for his first
live show in ages demonstrating an evolving sound palette that bears the
influences of Fennesz and Terry Riley.



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(Mon 5th Sept / 7.30pm / £2/3 though nobody turned away for lack of funds)

Bristol Indymedia is pleased to be screening "Rebels Without a Cause", an
independent film by Daniel Simpson and Matthew Green which highlights the
nightmare facing northern Ugandans caught up in one of Africa's longest and most
neglected conflicts. After nearly two decades of bloodshed, why do Ugandans seem
to have been forgotten by the world? Introduced by filmmaker Daniel Simpson.

We will also be showing more exclusive footage from the recent G8 protests -
footage from the other side of the fence at a summit that was billed by the
attending leaders as making poverty history...



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Hans Weingartner / Germany / 2004 / 127 mins / 35mm / Cert 15
(Tue 6th / 8pm / £2)

Evicted from her flat, Berlin student Jule moves in with her boyfrend Peter 
and soon learns that Peter and his flatmate, Jan, are breaking into the homes 
of middle class suburbans at night. Instead of stealing or vandalizing, 
though, they carefully and ornately rearrange furniture and valulables and 
leave messages such as 'Your Days of Plenty Are Numbered' (the original German 
title of the film) as a mark of their naive political intent.  Their 
idealistic activities are shattered however when their meticulously planned 
civil disturbances yield unforseen reprecussions, and they are forced to take 
desperate, even illegal measures.

A perceptive political tale of our times, the film features another superb 
performance from hot German actor Daniel Brühl (Goodbye Lenin!).



(Wed 7th / 7.30pm / £2)

Trapeze into the auditorium and tell us a tale of strangeness. Sit and listen
with the other intelligent chimps. Wax your moustache, ladies and iron your
leopard skin leotard, gents, we want to hear about nights that have changed your
life, things you've done that made the fat lady sing, mischief you made that
cured the lion's halitosis. Bring a story and your pristine ears. If you require
any tech just email the invisible woman (details below) and she'll get the
strong man to lend a hand.



Tonight sees the launch of THE LIGHT FANTASTIC: the new monthly event bringing 
together live and screen-based dance and performance with a microplex slant.  
Each month, some of Bristol's finest dancers, choreographers, performers, 
directors, filmmakers and musicians will be making for the Cube to present 
their work, from early-stage work in progress through to polished 'pointy end'.
To start us off in style tonight is a party night, featuring work from Brenda 
Waite, Evan Marcos & Yoshino Shigihara, Ruth Douglas & Chris Barnett, Kyra 
Norman & others tbc... Come early to see everything.  Stay late to catch up, 
make plans, meet future collaborators and party.  With Fantastic DJs and decor, 
discounts for those dressed Fantastically...

8pm onward
£4 fullprice £3 Fantastically dressed people
FFI: email or call 07779 726 370



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(Tim Burton / 1988 / USA / 91 Mins / Cert 15)
(Fri 9th / 7.30pm / £2)

With Charlie under his belt, and the Corpse Bride just around the corner, this 
is looking to be year of the Burton. So what better way to celebrate this 
momentous occasion in the history of film than to dust off one of the old 
classics for another look. And they don't come more classic than Beetlejuice.

Featuring a host of Burton regulars (Jeffrey Jones, Winona Ryder) the film was 
originally planned as a supernatural drama entitled "The Maitlands", about a 
deceased couple dealing with the troubles of the afterlife. Only when Michael 
Keaton began filming his scenes and asked for creative freedom did Tim Burton 
realize the potential of a dark comedy. His Beetlejuice becomes the dark, 
comic centre of the film and has provided hundreds, if not thousands, of party-
goers the ideal Halloween costume for almost 20 years. 



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(Terry Gilliam / 1985 / UK / 142 mins / Cert 15)
(Fri 9th / 9.30pm / £2)

With images such as the one shown beginning to appear on public transport in 
America as a reaction to the rise in homeland terrorism, the time seems ripe 
to re-visit Terry Gilliam's satirical vision of the spectre of totalitarianism 
and evil in modern democracy.

Sam Lowry is a harried ministry worker in an all-too familiar society that is 
needlessly convoluted and inefficient. He dreams of a life where he can fly 
away from echnology and overpowering bureaucracy, and spend eternity with the 
woman of his dreams. While trying to rectify the wrongful arrest of one Harry 
Buttle, Lowry meets Jill Layton - a truck driver who he believes to be the 
girl he has seen in his dreams...

Jonathan Pryce plays Lowry as a sympathetic anti-hero whose sense of personal 
responsibility has been undermined by the systems of government and family 
which surround him, whose naive attempts to challenge the system vause more 
harm than good, and whose friends smile with impunity whilst torturing 
innocent suspects.  

Gilliam returns to cinemas this year after an eight year absence - well worth 
reminding yourself of what he is capable of at his very best.



with Freeze Puppy + The Computer Sings
(Sat 10th / 8pm / £5)

Jesus H Christ a night brimming with smiles and lush devilishly homecrafted
songs. Three wilfully wayward West Country eccentrics join forces for the home
leg of their UK tour. 

You can't keep a good man down so Minotaur Shock got signed up to 4AD and is
back with second album 'Maritime', the most tuneful and downright enchanting
electronic offering you care to imagine. Against all the odds, Philip Glass,
dreamy FM rock, Prince influences joyously combine in distinctly English flights
of fanciful moodpieces. The live audiovisual show features, lush animations,
comic turns... and the obligatory dream sequence!

Comes with two more oddbods in tow: the unbelievable mixture of African guitar,
Fantomas studio boffinary and Ray Davis song craft that is FREEZE PUPPY; plus
Mr_Hopkinson, whose mischievous harddrive takes centre stage in THE COMPUTER
SINGS, a medley of vocoder-led indie classics put on repeat by Radio 1's Rob da

Think cabaret, see video trickery and hear pop god music. Wunderful home
entertainment for the beautiful odd bod. Come in.

Presented by Qu Tours



Nanoplex presents:  Telling tales! A walking story exploration.
( Sunday 11th September / 2pm / meet at The Cube Cinema Car Park / free )

Join Artist Harry Palmer with musicians and urban climbers on an alternative
guided storytelling exploration  of  the Cube Cinemas neighbourhood area,
specifically Dove St Estate, as part of the Dove St Arts festival running from
the 9th - 11th of September.  

A friendly One hour tour for Children and Adults alike. We have been making
several explorations of  Dove St Estate via climbing routes. Artist Harry Palmer
known for spontaneously transforming a otherwise over looked aspect of our urban
environment and turning it into a thing of magical and humorous fantasy! He will
conduct the exploration. Guaranteed to be a unique look into the area!

Meet us in the Cube Cinema car park at 2pm.  

Nanoplex is a branch of the Cubes programme specifically for young people



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(Sun 11th / 7pm-10pm / free)

An evening of CONSPIRACY FACTS NOT THEORIES. An enquiry and analysis into the
official 911 story. This event will show well documented visual evidence with an
opportunity for Q&A open debate, plus a chance to win £1000 CASH in the HUNT THE
BOEING competition (see flyer for details). The truth will set you free. 

Supported by the 911 truth movement.,,,,,,



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(Todd Solondz / 2004 / USA / 100 Mins / Cert 15)
(Wed 14th / £2 / 8pm)

Thirteen-year-old Aviva Victor wants to be a 'mom'. She does all she can to 
make this happen, and comes very close to succeeding, but in the end her plan 
is thwarted by her sensible parents. So she runs away, still determined to get 
pregnant one way or another, but instead finds herself lost in another world. 
She takes a road trip from the suburbs of New Jersey, through Ohio to the 
plains of Kansas and back. Like so many trips, this one is round-trip, and 
it's hard to say in the end if she can ever be quite the same again, or if she 
can ever be anything but the same again.

Todd Solondz has carved out a career depicting the nihilistic underbelly of 
the American dream, taking perverse pleasure in revealing a side to life 
rarely shown in mainstream cinema.  Once again, with Palindromes, he lifts the 
stone of a hot topic and scrutinises with a curious objectivity the lives 
underneath. For the role of Aviva he takes the bold, Brechtian move of casting 
a different actress to play her at every stage of her journey.  As well as 
creating a distance between the character and the audience, he also implies 
the variety of different lives the one character represents and lends the 
story a timeless, fable like quality absent from his other films.



This month cycle direct from work to the cube for some alternative cycle
touring. Autonomous cycle tours are open events for the sharing of urban
knowledge via the brilliant bicycle.  Meet in the Cube carpark at 6:30pm and we
will map our way around the city via each cyclists' chosen destinations, routes
and sites. Come along for a 10mph conversation with a stranger while sharing
your urban idyll.

Check out



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with A Lion + The Fuck Buttons
(Thu 15th / 8pm / £5)

Kavalier Klub returns with gypsy turbo-folk-punk from modern day nomads Eric
Boros and Marylise Frecheville. The Canadian/French duo devour shreds of ancient
Chinese folk songs, eccentric stand-up cabaret, and surrealistic verse in a
whirlwind of dervish energy right up there with Lightning Bolt or Ruins. The
pair are pretty much permanently on tour, singing for their supper in whatever
café, bar, or squat will have them, worldwide. Noisy comedy to move your body
and twist your mind.

Support comes from two Bristol based acts with a penchant for sonic detritous:
mechanisised industrial post punkers A Lion, plus throbbing, technicolour noise
from the Fuck Buttons.



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PLUG58 presents Double Trouble

Dual launch party from 58 records

Debut releases from Song Demonesses
produced by STEW JACKSON

(Fri 16th / 8pm / £5)

RASHA SHAHEEN unveils her solo album HATSHEPSUT. From Egyptian dunes to inner
city blues. Rasha plays your heart strings then rips your head clean off with
the serrated beauty of a women scorned. A soft breath with a sting in its tail.

EMILY BREEZE and the DOBERMEN take you deep in to the red light district of
sound with songs that restlessly pace the room recounting tales of tragic
romance , desire and revenge. Tonight  they unleash their first ever release. A
mighty 5 Track E.P.

Be seduced by shimmering lipgloss and scraping metal, Watch the gig and then
take it home and listen to it!

The shit has hit the fan!!

Dress to kill for an after show party courtesy of Butcher spinning Sleaze Rock
to Doo Wop



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(Sat 17th / 7.30pm / £6/4)

A festival of electronic audio-visual performances, artist led software courses,
masterclasses, specially curated screenings and cutting edge sound/image
processing taking place at The Watershed Media Centre and The Cube.
The Connectors concert

SAN proudly presents a rare opportunity to witness a line up of today’s leading
international audio-visual pioneers in performance at The Cube. Not to be missed!

Kurt Ralske
Brian O’Reilly and Andreas Schlegel
Jo Hyde
Yasser Rashid

See for more information about specially curated films
screenings, masterclasses and artist led courses in Jitter and Processing
software taking place at the Watershed Media Centre during The Connectors
festival, 12 – 18 September.



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STEVE TURNER (Mudhoney) + S J Esau
(Sun 18th Sept / 7.30pm /  £6)

In the country to play two sold out shows with MUDHONEY in London, the Microplex
is mad to welcome Steve Turner, lead guitarist with the superfuzzin' band, to do
his solo acoustic show.

From his punk rock roots with Green River to the seminal proto grunge noise pop
of Mudhoney and the gloriously wasted garage of Monkeywrench he has now hushed
down to write fine songs with elements of folk, country, blues, and rock. His
debut 'Searching for Melody' quickly established Turner as another pivotal
Northwest singer-songwriter. It is moving, as emotional as it is tender, and as
simplistic as it is engaging. His high-lonesome, salt-of-the-earth singing and
surprisingly understated guitar playing  hints at elements of Lee Hazelwood,
Townes Van Zandt and Dave Van Ronk. Spellbinding Sunday evening comin’ down music.
"For me punk and folk... they’re the same thing to me, one’s just louder than
the other." – Steve Turner



Bluescreen Presents.. Bristol Premieres
(Tues 20th Sept/ 7.30pm/ £4/3)

Tonight bluescreen catches up with High Definition Production in Bristol. 
We take a look at a number of local, recent indie productions that have been 
produced on video, but have a film aesthetic. 
Plus discussions with all the key players - directors, producers and 
technicians, who are using HD. 
We welcome, Director/Filmmaker, Terry Flaxton, who will be moderating the 
evening and also screening some of his own films.




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(Steven Soderbergh / 2001&2004 / USA / 116&125 Mins / Cert 12)

Dust off your tux, zip up your cocktail dress, pop a wad of bills in your 
pocketbook and head down to the Cube for a night with Dannny and the boys.

Game and Watch proudly present Steven Soderbergh's post-modern take on 60s 
glamour and the caper film as the most stylish double-bill of the autumn 

Onscreen: Eleven and Twelve.
In the bar: classy cocktails, drop-dead DJs and Kate's Casino.  
On your back: fashion fresh from the pages of Harper's & Queen, 1961.



A Float Records Night
with Lawrence English + VI + Bugbrand
(Thu 22nd / 8pm / £5)

Prepare your mind for an evening of deep listening, fragile beauty and spectral

Lawrence English is a writer, musician and media artist based in Brisbane,
Australia who has worked with the likes of DJ Olive, Janek Schaefer and Scanner.
Like Whitman, he applies live digital processing to acoustic sounds in his
subtle ambient meditations. Hypnotic head music to clear your ears.

With support from V.I. - raw analogue undulations for the ears and eyes using a
bank of archaic step modulator synthesisers: the sonic output is fed through an
oscilliscope and projected onto the big screen.

Also tonight, Bugbrand presents a reworking of Alvin Lucier's "Vespers", a piece
in which a number of performers, using ultrasonic devices, explore a darkened
room like bats to create an image in sound of the space's contours. 

***regretably Keith Fullerton Whitman has been forced to cancel this event***



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(Fri 23rd / 8pm / £6/5)

A sinister night for left-handers featuring the finest of the regions backward
musicians and sinister personalities. Please get in touch if that means
you and you'd like to take part:




(Sat 24th / 7.30pm / £7)

An inspirational guitar player, multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer
John Parish now sings. Supporting the release of his second solo album on THRILL
JOCKEY “Once Upon A Little Time” John and his band will play a special show at
the microplex. This is a intimate, intense, sometimes serious, sometimes
frivolous, sometimes beautiful affair with a Eurocentric line up of musicians
supporting his foray into organic singer-songwriter territory.

Parish began his career as singer with cult band Automatic But by the beginning
of the 90s he’d grown uncomfortable with the role of front-man & opted instead
to play side-kick/collaborator with amongst others Eels, Giant Sand & most
famously, PJ Harvey.Live it promises to be a epic and moving affair of songs,
craft and widescreen dynamics.

Prepared to be blown away by the lungs of MEN DIAMLER for he is a pulsating
performer. A man with split personalities in possession of a huge, operatic
voice for the good of singing chants, lullabyes, blues, spirituals in a jaw
dropping style. Naked soul giving and strange stories from a gifted singer.
Presented by Qu Junktions