Weekly Gig Guide: 12-18th August

Friday, 12th August

Harvey Sutherland @ The Jazz Café (£14.5 – Tickets)

The Just Joans, Scared to Dance, The Understudies, Suggested Friends @ The Shacklewell Arms (£6.6 – Tickets)

Clay, Bare Traps @ Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen (£6 – Tickets)

Jovis & The Bedwetters, Heavy Heart @ The George Tavern (£FREE – Tickets)

batu, Ploy @ The Waiting Room (£9 – Tickets)

Saturday, 13th August

Custard Thruster Vol. I 2016  @ Unit 30 (£10.75 – Tickets)

Monday, 15th August

Morgan Delt @ Moth Club (£11.25 – Tickets)

Tuesday, 16th August

HUNTAR @ O2 Academy 2 Islington (£9.05 – Tickets)

HUNCK, PSYCHIC MARKERS, LUPO @ The Lexington (£6.6 – Tickets)

Wednesday. 17th August

sykoya, Passion Bel Cannon, and Palomino Club @ The Old Queen’s Head (£FREE – Tickets)

Thursday, 18th August

Novelist, AJ Tracey @ XOYO (£16.5 – Tickets)

Fight Rosa Fight!, Little Fists, Dream Nails @ The Fiddler’s Elbow (£4 – Tickets)

Dele Sosimi @ Battersea Arts Centre (£12.5 – Tickets)

AMF SUMMER PARTY @ Kamio (formerly Red Gallery) (£10 – Tickets)


Weekly Gig Guide: 8th -14th July

Friday, 8th July


The Age Of L.U.N.A, Alista Marq @ Paradise By Way of Kensal Green (£5 – Tickets/Info)

Nu:Tone, Lenzman, Total Science @ Village Underground (£16.90 – Tickets/Info)

Limerence, I AM AQUITAINE, Polsky @ 93 Feet East (£6.95 – Tickets/Info)

Albert Man @ Verdi Room, Royal Albert Hall (£FREE – Tickets/Info)

Julie Felix @ The King’s Head, Crouch End (£16.50 – Tickets/Info)

Banana Hill, Cervo @ The Yard Theatre (£4 – Tickets/Info)

Lisbon @ Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen (£9.50 – Tickets/Info)

Saturday, 9th July

Lust for Youth, The KVB, Throwing Shade, Desert Sound Colony, First Hate, Sweat, Otzeki, Static Palm, C.A.R. @ Shapes (£11 – Tickets/Info)

Benjamin Damage Live, Randomer @ Pickle Factory (£12.50 – Tickets/Info)

Monday, 11th July

L.A. Salami @ Servant Jazz Quarters (£4.40 – Tickets/Info)

Tuesday, 12th July

Con Brio @ The Borderline (£13.75 – Tickets/Info)

Trudy and the Romance, Her’s (UK) @ The Victoria, Dalston (£7 – Tickets/Info)

Temptress, Esther Joy Lane @ Pickle Factory (£8.5 – Tickets/Info)

Wednesday, 13th July

Samaris, IDER @ CLF Art Cafe, The Bussey Building (£9.35 – Tickets/Info)

Blue House, MakeLove (UK) @ The Victoria, Dalston (£FREE – Tickets/Info)

Thursday, 14th July

Sarathy Korwar @ Total Refreshment Centre (£9 – Tickets/Info)

Weaves, Caro (UK) @ The Shacklewell Arms (£7.70 – Tickets/Info)

Tired Lion, Dolomite Minor, Hello Operator @ The Lexington (£8.25 – Tickets/Info)

Alista Marq @ The Waiting Room (£7 – Tickets/Info)


Weekly Gig Guide, 1st – 7th July

Ok, ok. It’s been a while and I’ve been keeping the calendar up to date on the right hand side (which is mostly for my own benefit), but I haven’t been able to string a blog post together to save my life. But, in any case, here’s my gig recommendations of various face values for this week. Hit play up above and again down below.

1st July 2016

Murlo, Florentino, Amy Becker, Shy One @ Birthdays (£6 – Tickets)

Joe Goddard, Karma Kid @ The Nest (£11 – Tickets)

Massive Attack, TV On the Radio, Warpaint, Patti Smith, Ghostpoet, and Young Fathers @ Hyde Park (£65.45 – Tickets)

Native People, Idle Frets, The Dubarrys @ Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen (£6 – Tickets)

Rabbii, White Kite, and Vinyl Staircase @ Tooting Tram & Social (£FREE)

2nd July 2016

PAWS @ Moth Club (£9 – Tickets)

Hucks, West of the Sun, Berries @ The Borderline (£9.50 – Tickets)

Shame, The Orielles, Happy Meal Ltd., Fever @ The Old Blue Last (£FREE – Info)

4th July 2016

L.A. Salami, HOO HAs, Oh Sister @ The Slaughtered Lamb (£4.40 – Tickets)

5th July 2016

Band of Horses @ O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire (£26.43 – Tickets)

7th July 2016

Adia Victoria @ Servant Jazz Quarters (£9.50 – Tickets)

Hiatus Kaiyote, Sampa The Great @ Somerset House (£32.45 – Tickets)

Weekly Gig Guide: Dilly Dally, Pete Astor, Chorusgirl

Tuesday, 5th – Friday, 8th January

Fortuna Pop! Winter Sprinter 2016 @ The Lexington  (£32.70) – Read more

Wednesday, 6th January

Brudini, MUNDU @ Blueberry Bar (£10.45)

Jelani Blackman, Cloude Atlas, Geovarn @ Birthdays (£5.50)

Dilly Dally @ Rough Trade East (FREE) – Read more

Thursday, 7th January

Dilly Dally, Lazy Day @ The Victoria, Dalston (£7) – Read more

Dilly Dally kick off European tour with two London shows


Dilly Dally, the grungy Toronto four piece, will kick off their month-long European tour next week with two shows in London before heading into the continent and returning at the end of January.

Their first stop will be a free show at Rough Trade East, on Wednesday 6th Jan, showcasing their recent album release, entitled “Sore”, which received much praise when it was released in October last year.

The band follow this with a show in The Victoria in in Dalston. Supporting is London’s own Lazy Day who released the track below for last year’s Record Store Day.

Dilly Dally then continue on their tour around Europe, full details below, before returning for a night at The Lexington.

A good start to 2016: The Fortuna Pop Winter Sprinter

cw2cjvvuwaeos_iThe new year is almost among us, and the thing on most people’s mind (apart from planning their New Year celebrations) is how to make next year better than last. For music fans, this could be opening up to new bands and discoveries. If you’re in London, you couldn’t go far wrong with going along to one of Fortuna Pop’s Winter Sprinter shows at the Lexington in January. Tickets are available here.

Tuesday 5th January: Steven James Adams, Simon Love, The Leaf Library
Steven James Adams, formerly of the Broken Family Band, is set to release his second album in 2016 titled Old Majick.

Former lead singer for The Loves, Simon Love released his solo debut this year (it’s still 2015, right?)

Londoners The Leaf Library released their debut album “Daylight Versions” back in October.

Wednesday 6th January – Tigercats, Flowers, Chorusgirl
East Londoners Tigercats released their second album Mysteries back in February.

Another London band with a sophmore album coming up, Flowers are set to release “Everybody’s Dying To Meet You” in February.

London based Chorusgirl released their eponymous debut album in 2015, to much applause.

Thursday 7th January – Withered Hand, Evans The Death, Pete Astor
Withered Hand, the moniker of scottish singer-songwriter Dan Wilson, released his sophmore album, “New Gods”, back in 2014.

Evans The Death released their second album back in March

Pete Astor, previously of The Loft and The Weather Prophets, is to release his new record, “Spilt Milk” in February 2016.

Friday 8th January – Martha, Milky Wimpshake, Bleurgh
Durham based Martha released their debut “Courting Strong” back in 2014.

Milky Wimpshake have been around since the early ’90s, having released their 5th album, “Heart and Soul in the Milky Way​”, back in 2013.


According to the organisers on Facebook, this is “the all star Blur tribute indie supergroop featuring members of Allo Darlin’, Tigercats, Fever Dream & Night Flowers”


New Year’s Eve Gig Guide: Nina Kraviz, Roman Flugel, Eli & Fur, Otzeki, Rene Lavice

I’m sure most people have picked their New Year’s Eve location at this stage, whether it be at a party, in a club, at home or abroad, but just in case, here’s a few (not so cheap) options for the last day of 2015.

Thursday, 31st December 2015

Roman Flugel, Midland, Honey Dijon, OK Jones, Mr Solid Gold, Hesseltime @ Corsica Studios  (£33)

Mystified, Otzeki, Blue Kassette, The Likks, Hannah Symons, Young Causeway, Lit Fm @ Off the Cuff (£35)

MK, Kenny Dope, Route 94, Dantiez Saunderson, Eli & Fur @ Great Suffolk Street Warehouse (£37.95)

Craig Richards, Terry Francis, Alex Arnout, Richy Ahmed, Eats Everything, Nina Kraviz, Maya Jane Coles @ fabric  (£50.60)

Wilkinson, Noisia, Loadstar, Culture Shock, Roni Size, MC AD-APT, Camo & Krooked, Friction, Preditah, Rene Lavice, Frankee @ O2 Academy Brixton (£57.37)