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FRIDAY 18TH APRIL
NEMESIS TO GO Recommends - ATARI TEENAGE RIOT @ Heaven, 19.00, £15
'Tin hats on for the electronic apocalypse, kids. Atari Teenage Riot may not be teenagers any more (the band formed in Berlin back in 1992), but they still know how to bring the noise. Tonight's show is likely to be a roaring, hammering digital hardcore electro-assault, with main man Alec Empire as the eye of the storm. Not for the faint-hearted, then, but as a masterclass in electronic overbombing, the ATR show can't be beaten.'
BIG DEAL plus more - Lock Tavern Festival @ The Lock Tavern, Camden, 20.00, FREE
BLACK LION COURTIERS, ARBOUR, REBEL KITES, HNTR, KING COMPASS @ Good Ship, Kilburn, 19.30, £5
A night of innovative cinematic indie folk with Black Lion Courtiers "Purveyors of West Coast-tinged, folk-laden vintage Indie"
BRENDA HOLLOWAY, THE VELVELETTES - Modstock @ 229 The Venue, Grt Portland St, 20.00, £30adv £35door
THE CLAYS, CASSELS, INSIDE SKY, ZIEGLER CO @ New Cross Inn, 19.00
DARREN HAYMAN'S Occupation #10 Singles Night – The Seven Inch Songs, CHRIS T-T @ The Vortex, Dalston, 20.00, £12adv
'My career as a singles artist has run on a completely different parallel to my album career. In recent years I have preferred to release seven inch singles with songs that don’t feature on the albums. Consequently if you were to look at my run of singles you would get the impression of a completely different artist. Certainly songs like Calling Our Your Name, Old Man, have never been performed live. I plan to do the songs standing up. I will have a tight three piece. We will rock.'
FOUR WHEEL DRIVE - The Intrepid Fox @ Archway Tavern, Archway Close, N19 3TD, from 19.00, FREE with 'Fox' loyalty cards or £3
GARETH ESSON, RUDY & THE BLU'S, RICHARD MAULE @ The Lexington, Pentonville Rd, 19.30, £6adv
Acoustic Soul from Gareth Esson, rock 'n Roll & blues from Rudy & The Blu’s & hypnotic vocals from Richard Maule.
GLITCHES, YOUTHS - Club NME @ Koko camden, 22.00, £5
IAN PROWSE AMSERDAM @ The Borderline, Soho, 19.30
INSIDE SKY, ZIEGELR CO plus more @ New Cross Inn, 19.30, £3
KRIS ROE, ELECTRIC RIVER plus more @ Underworld Camden, 19.00, £12adv
LIMB, MONOLITHIAN, CUT YOURSELF IN HALF @ The Black Heart, Greenland Place, Camden, 20.00, £3adv
OF MICE & MEN, ISSUES, BEARTOOTH @ Koko Camden, 18.00
NOISE COMPLAINT, DISFAGO, PINTS, SEMATARY, OIZ II MEN plus more @ The Unicorn, Camden, 19.00, FREE
RED KITE, NICHOLAS STEVENSON, SEAN GRANT & THE WOLFGANG @ Hoxton Sq Bar & Kitchen, 19.30
Red Kite are a six-piece alt-rock outfit from London. With three guitarists, two drummers, and equal parts hymn and squall, they release their debut album ‘Songs For Crow’ on Bonfire Night
SAVE YOUR BREATH, ROAM, CALLS LANDING @ Old Blue Last, Grt Eastern St, 20.00, FREE
Save Your Breath are pop punk band from Newport, South Wales
SCARLETT'S ROSES @ The Barfly Camden, 19.30
Scarlett’s Roses are a live pop-ska band hailing from South London
SEAHAVEN, NAI HARVEST, BATTLE LINES @ Birthdays, Stoke Newington Rd, Dalston, 20.00, £10adv
California’s Seahaven set to release their sophomore full-length album on March 25, Reverie Lagoon: Music For Escapism Only. Sheffield punks and gross boy band Nai Harvest will provide support alongside Leeds’ Battle Lines.
SKINNY GIRL DIET, SHOPPING, RAVIOLI ME AWAY, THE GRAPHITE SET, AMPLINE, WITCHING WAVES , FIRESTATIONS, AS ONDAS - Sounds XP Bad Friday @ The Windmill, Brixton, from 15.00, £6adv £8door
'Gothic, grunge AND teen female' Skinny Girl Diet plus post-punxx jarring angular dancing fun from Covergirl/Trash Kit stalwarts three piece band Shopping with debut album Consumer Complaints out now on Milk Records. Plus Witching Waves 'effective, minimalist framework between female/male vocal interplay, binary drumming and a solo guitar conjuring the ghosts of underground 90s riot grrrl punk'
STANDARD PLANETS (single launch) plus more @ The Waiting Room, Stoke Newington High St, 19.30, £5adv
TERMINAL GODS, COLD IN BERLIN, BETE NOIRE @ Power Lunches, 446 Kingsland Rd, 20.00, £5adv £7door
Terminal Gods are a hard Rock/Post-Punk group from London, "icy guitars and machine-made beats... a menacing and confident burst of Cult-ish pomp and power" (SoundsXP) Plus the raw blistering exhilaration from this confrontational female front post-punk noise makers Cold In Berlin, from East London..."this is tear your heart and eat it raw, rib cage smashing...mind sucking energy...This is everything you need, this all those ethics and spiders in your veins and earworms and shouty girl standing on your toes and telling and spitting and scratching it all, yelling in your face, and you’ll love it to pieces." (Organ)
TYPE TWO ERROR, ZOO ZERO, GIVE BLOOD @ Sebright Arms, off Hackney Rd, 20.00, £5door
Give Blood are a two piece glum rock band based in London, plus London avant-rock group Zoo Zero currently working on their second LP. "visceral as they are cerebral, and the band's ear for melody is evident throughout their debut" (NME)


SATURDAY 19TH APRIL
THE 286(EP Launch), DEDWARDIANS, AUDIO SUBSCENE, DUNCAN BROOKFIELD @ Good Ship, Kilburn, 19.30, £5
'A seven piece band from London, The 286 dare to cross the genres of indie rock and classical music. By clashing rock & roll riffs with cellos and violins, The 286 create a unique sound that you expect from a musical collaboration between The Beatles and Beethoven'
AMAZING SNAKEHEADS, J SPACEMAN, YOUNGHUSBAND, BEN WATT & BERNARD BUTLER, EAST INDIA YOUTH, TOY, THE RAILS - RECORD STORE DAY @ Rough Trade EAST in-store, Brick Lane, FREE - More info here
ALEX BUTLER, THE OPALS, THE TURNING - Modstock @ 229 The Venue, Grt Portland St, 12.30-17.00, £5door
APOPTYGMA BERSERK, DASKAPITAL AG, STEREO JUGGERNAUT @ The Underworld, Camden, 19.00, £15adv
BABY SAMURAI SOCIETY, GORGEOUS GEORGE, NARROW PLAINS, NUDES, VAN SUSANS plus loads more - Yard Life Festival @ Islington Metal Works, Angel, from 14.00 - more info & full line up here
BLACK STATE HIGHWAY plus more @ The Monarch, Chalk Farm, Camden, 20.00, £5
Brighton female-fronted hard rockers Black State Highway
BLOODY KNEES, WALLEATER, GERM, THE NEW TUSK @ Power Lunches, 446 Kingsland Rd, 18.30-22.00, £4door
uzzy punk rock from Cambridge's Bloody Knees, some alt shoegaze from Leeds based band Walleater, dreamy reverb-laden grunge from Birmingham's Germ and lo-fi puk from The New Tusk
CEMETERY JUNCTION plus more @ Proud Camden, 20.00
'Cemetery Junction are a rock'n'roll band armed with an obsession for loud guitars and raucous tunes'
CHERRY BUT NO CAKE, BLACK VEINS, MASSLINES, ALL THE EMPIRES OF THE WORLD @ Hope & Anchor, Upper St, 20.00, £3
THE DARLING BUDS, THE OREOH!S, ERICA NOCKALLS @ The Borderline, Soho, 19.30
DAVID COULTER / SEBASTIAN ROCHFORD / RANJANA GHATAK, MORVISCOUS, TOUT @ Hackney Attic, 270 Mare St, 19.00, £5adv
Trestle records present a special improvised set from multi instrumentalist David Coulter accompanied by Polar Bears Seb Rochford and Open Souls Vocalist Ranjana Ghatak. Plus ambient Americana from Tout 'Instrumentals like desert tapestries reminiscent of the best Spaghetti Western soundtrack you never heard' (Bonanza & Son)
DAZE TRAIN, BLIND DESIGN, CATCHPENNY BROADCAST, LONG TEETH, JACKAL CLUB @ Roadtrip & The Workshop, Old St, 19.00, FREE
EDWYN COLLINS, EYEDRESS, SLEAFORD MODS, ADAM ANT, SLOW CLUB - RECORD STORE DAY @ Rough Trade WEST in-store, Notting Hill, FREE - More info here
FOSSA @ Barfly Camden, 19.30
HORSE PARTY, THE FADES, LOCAL GIRLS, HOW TO SWIM, SHOCK HORROR, GCP, SILHOUETTES, SEBASITAN MELMOTH, MOURNING BIRDS plus more - Joyfest @ The Windmill, Brixton, 18.00, £6
www.joyzine.org presents a whole day of Joy on Easter Saturday with a host of our favourite bands from South London and beyond and free tasty treats from the legendary Windmill BBQ.
KENNY JONES & friends (Small Faces), EDDIE PHILLIPS (Creation) with Stone Foundation - Modstock @ 229 The Venue, Grt Portland St, 20.00, £25adv £30door
KULT COUNTRY, GIRL BAND plus more - Lock Tavern Festival @ The Lock Tavern, Camden, 20.00, FREE
“Girl Band does not contain any girls. They are a four piece in their late teens / early 20′s from Dublin, wet behind the ears, and they play music that does not fit comfortably under one genre. Somewhere between Pissed Jeans, !!!, Modern Lovers, Shellac and Liars, they somehow sound like all and none of those at all. Ask them their influences and they’ll tell you “Daft Punk”. Live they are a wall of noise. Disparate and desperate in equal measure. Their music is all sinew and wires, burgeoning excitement, in their heads as much for the dance floors as it is for punk dives”.
LAS PACHAS, EDIT/SELECT, DAWSONS, JENNY & THE PLANTS, SALTWATER SUN plus more & ALT-J DJ set @ Amersham Arms, New Cross, from 18.40, £8adv £10door
LITTLE MAMMOTHS plus more @ 12 Bar Club, Denmark St, 20.00, £6
Little Mammoths are a good-time Rock'n'Roll band
THE MEN THEY COULDN'T HANG @ Shepherds Bush Empire, 19.30
MIKE WATT & THE MISSINGMEN, MANFLU, THE HYSTERICAL INJURY @ The Lexington, Pentonville Rd, 19.30, £10adv
OLYMPIANS, HE WAS EATEN BY OWLS, I.THIS.YES @ Sebright Arms, off Hackney Rd, 19.30, £5door
SAILLE, ETHEREAL, VEHEMENT, PREMATURE BIRTH @ The Unicorn, Camden, 19.00, FREE
SANDI THOM @ Tooting Market, 19.30, £20adv
Sandi Thom plays a small, intimate gig at Tooting Market, SW17 as part of her world tour
SEPTEMBER GIRLS, AUTOBAHN, CRYSTAL SEAGULLS @ Hoxton Sq Bar & Kitchen, 19.30, £8.75adv
This Dublin born girl band have been described as “sounds from a transistor radio abandoned in a rural cinema.” The five-piece play reverb-soaked noise-pop of the finest order, with distant layered harmonies, swirling organ and distorted guitars
THE THIRST plus guests @ New Cross Inn, 19.30, £5adv £7door
4 piece electric-groove band from Brixton The Thirst 'deeply influenced by their Afro-Caribbean upbringing, their parents’ old punk records and influences from ska, indie, drum and bass, hip-hop, rock, funk & soul and all that goes in-between' and whose debut album was released by Ronnie Wood...
THRONE, VODUN plus guests @ The Black Heart, Greenland Place, Camden, 20.00, £3adv
London trio Throne with their trademark visceral doom riffage, heavy groove and wonderfully melancholic and melodic vocals.


SUNDAY 20TH APRIL
THE 45S, PAUL ORWELL & THE NIGHT FALLS, THE TEAMSTERS, THE BARON 4, THE SEE NO EVILS, THE DOLDRUMS plus more - Garage Rock All-Dayer @ The Shacklewell Arms 71 Shacklewell Lane, Dalston, from 14.00, £8adv £10door
ADAM & ELVIS (EP Launch) plus more @ Power Lunches, 446 Kingsland Rd, 19.30
'Brothers Thomas and Patrick share singing responsibilities and write songs with humour, irony and satire about the mundane side of decadent living, peppered with literary references. They will be celebrating the launch of their new EP, Slow Men Drive Fast Cars'
BEANS ON TOAST, LAZY HABITS, SKINNY LISTER, TOO MANY T'S @ Oslo, Hackney, 19.30, £10adv
This Is Now Agency 1st Birthday Party celebrating with some intimately rowdy performances from acts handpicked from the agency’s roster including drunken folk raconteur Beans On Toast, beats and brass band Lazy Habits, full throttle folksters Skinny Lister and the dynamic hip hop duo Too Many T’s.
BLACK LIGHT WHITE LIGHT, DEAD RABBITS, PURPLE HEART PARADE, SAINT AGNES, ZOO ZERO @ The Lexington, Pentonville Rd, 18.45, £11adv
'Black Light White Light - Catchy melodies swirled in distorted tremolo and chiming guitars in a Spectorish 60s sound with a modern Scandinavian twist. Dead Rabbits – Rock’n’roll, psychedelia, shoegaze Purple Heart Parade are 5 like minded stargazers blending shoegaze, pysch and fuzz-rock Saint Agnes - play warped, twisted psychedelic, Western inspired music'
BLANK BIBLES, COURTLY LOVE, IC1S, MEN'S ADVENTURES, SHRINES, STEALING SIGNS, THE FRANKLYS, THE SAVAGE NOMADS, YOUNGHUSBAND plus loads more - Yard Life Festival @ Islington Metal Works, Angel, from 14.00 - more info & full line up here
CHEAP THRILL feat. Jeff LaBar and Eric Brittingham (Cinderella), SHOCK HAZARD, DUST BOWL JOKIES, EARTHPRAYER @ Underworld, Camden, 19.00, £15adv
DEAD SEA SKULLS, PANIC THE VULTURE, CHARLIE & THE BAND OF DEMONS, VOODOO VEGAS plus more @ The Barfly Camden, 17.00, £5adv
EVANS THE DEATH, HEATHERS, WOLF GIRL, CASSELS @ Alleycat, Denmark St, £3 before 20.00 £5after
Bark presents an Easter Sunday of excellent noise. Evans the Death with their 'wonderful scrappy pop, a noise of guitars', and miserablist guitarist pop from LA band Heathers, and London garage pop band Wolf Girl - facebook event here
LES CAPPUCCINO, THE MERGERS - Modstock @ 229 The Venue, Grt Portland St, 20.00, £12adv £15door
LOOM, DEMOB HAPPY, THE MAGIC GANG, KILL MOON, THEE MVPS, THE ESKIMO CHAIN @ Old Blue last, Grt Eastern St, Shoreditch, 20.00, FREE
SEEKAE, BENIN CITY plus more - Lock Tavern Festival @ The Lock Tavern, Camden, 20.00, FREE
THE SHA LA LA'S, THE LEGENDARY GROOVYMEN, CHRIS POPE @ 100 Club, Oxford St, 18.00, £9adv £15door
TOM MARCOVICH, INA MARIE, THE PROVISOS @ Sebright Arms, off Hackney Rd, 19.00, £3adv £4door

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MONDAY 21ST APRIL
THE DUEL, DARRYL BATH TRIO, LITTLE ERIS, ELECTRIC EYE, THE COTTONETTES plus SEGS RUTS DC and more @ 12 Bar Club, Denmark St, 20.00, £3
The Duel 'cutting edge Now Wave Punk Rock releasing prisoners and breaking free from society'
GALLON DRUNK, BROKEN DC @ The Lexington, Pentonville Rd, 20.00
'Together with new bassist Leo Kurunis, Gallon Drunk have created their most exciting, passionate and groundbreaking work to date – The Soul Of The Hour.'
HAWTHORN HEIGHTS @ Borderline, Soho, 19.30
I AM IN LOVE, THE TRAPS, DESPERATE JOURNALIST, FELT TIP, FELDSPAR, THE STARKINS, LONG FELLOW @ Shacklewell Arms, Dalston, from 16.00, £5adv
OCASAN, VOX EMPIRE, YOUNG JUDE, CALLING ALL DESTROYERS @ The Barfly Camden, 19.30
PAINTED PALMS @ Birthdays, Stoke Newington Rd, Dalston, 20.00, £7.50adv
Painted Palms duo based between San Francisco and New York 'showing influences in 60s psych pop and modern electronic production'
SANGALLY plus more @ underbelly, Hoxton Sq, 20.00
Sangally over in the UK to promote his new Ep 'Ride to the Stars'
STEVE WHITE & THE PROTEST FAMILY, HELEN MCCOOKERYBOOK, INTO THE HEADWIND, ROGER ASKEW plus more @ The Boogaloo, Highgate, 19.30, £3
Under the Influence night, each ach plays a few of their own songs plus one of the nights tribute act, this time is Pete Seeger
TROLLFEST, FINSTERFORST, CRYPTIC FOREST @ The Underworld, Camden, 18.00, £12.50adv


TUESDAY 22ND APRIL
THE AMAZING SNAKEHEADS @ Barfly Camden, 19.00
XFM Xposure brings Glaswiegan trio The Amazing Snakehead to The Barfly with their fresh blues-punk sound
THE CONNECTORS, THE VOODOO BINMEN, FRAUDS @ The Windmill, Brixton, 20.00, £2
Special 2 piece band night at The Windmill with headliners The Connectors "London based band with a sound that fuses 70s punk and rock and roll. With the band only comprising of two people they are probably the best duo going since The Kills. FACT." (Artrocker)
EAST INDIA YOUTH @ The Barfly Camen, 19.30
EXIT CALM, AIR FORMATION, ADAM FRANKLIN & BOLTS OF MELODY @ The Lexington, Pentonville Rd, 20.00, £10adv
Club AC30 10th birthday party feat. 'a special set from reformed Air Formation, the spacerock whirlwind of Exit Calm, and the man behind Creation legends Swervedriver, Adam Franklin, with his band'
DAMO SUZUKI with ASTRAL PATTERN (S.C.U.M.) @ The Macbeth, Hoxton, 20.00, £10adv
GEOFF RICKLY (Thursday), KOJI, ROB LYNCH, BRIAN MARQUIS @ The Borderline, Soho, 19.30
HANDS LIKE HOUSES @ The Garage, Highbury Corner, 19.30
IAN SIEGAL (solo), TREVOR MOSS AND HANNAH LOU @ Power Lunches, 446 Kingsland Rd, Dalston, 20.00, £14
Ian Siegal 'best known as a bluesman and variously described as a legend and a national treasure, a typical Siegal solo show is much more than blues, taking in the American folklore of songwriters such Guy Clarke and Townes Van Zandt, and his own genre-defying songs'
MARC FORD (ex Black Crowes), ELIJAH FORD @ Jazz Cafe, 19.30
ONLY GIRL, THEO ALTERI @ The Social, Little Portland St, 19.30, £6door
Blackjack at The Social with the future sounds of experimental R&B...
PAINTED PALMS, PLANT PLANTS @ Old Blue Last, Grt Eastern St, 19.30, £7.50adv
Bird on Wire present Painted Palms '60s psych pop and modern electronic production' plus Hackney duo Plant Plants who share a love of film scores, heavy beats and weird guitar tunings.
S.E.X. (Savage Excellence), EMPORIUM, BODEGA BAY @ 12 Bar Club, Denmark St, 20.00, £6
TELEGRAM, KID WAVE, MING CITY ROCKERS @ Madame JoJo's Soho, 20.00, £6adv
Telegram effortlessly combine their love of Eno, Barrett, krautrock and late proto-punk. Plus Ming City Rockers in support 'No messing proper right there in your face proper proper proper dirty edgy no messin' (crossdressing) stooged-up four people, three chords, proper garage punk rawk 'n roll. Catch their latest video here' (Organ)


WEDNESDAY 23RD APRIL
THE ACTIONS, ALEX BUTLER & THE OPALS @ Proud Camden, 20.00
BAP KENNEDY @ Bush Hall, 19.30, £12.50adv
COPPER LUNGS, THE SHERPAS @ Good Ship, Kilburn, 19.30, £5
Melodic-harmonized-pop-rock from Dundee's Copper Lungs
COSMO SHELDRAKE plus guests @ Sebright Arms, off Hackney Rd, 19.30, £6adv
DOMINIQUE YOUNG UNIQUE @ Birthdays, Stoke Newington Rd, Dalston, 20.00, £7adv
'21-year-old Tampa Bay rapper Dominique Young Unique has gone from rapping in the courts her Robles Park projects to playing a world wide stage within a year of releasing her 1st mixtape...just signed to Sony Music UK and getting busy in the studio for her upcoming EP'
DREDG plus guests @ Scala, Kings Cross, 19.30, £17.50adv
HOW TO DRESS WELL, KORELESS @ 100 Club, Oxford St, 19.30, FREE tickets here
IMMORTAL MACHINERY, ONE DAY ELLIOTT, DEVIL'S ANSWER, BRUTAL HORIZON, THIEVES @ New Cross Inn, 19.30, £3
LISTENER, APOLOGIES I HAVE NONE @ Underworld, Camden, 19.00, £10adv
MARISSA NADLER @ Cafe Oto, Dalston, 20.00
Folk-pop soloist Marissa Nadler releases sixth LP 'July'
THE MOR PARANOIDS, AVENGING FORCE, FUNSIZE LIONS @ Power Lunches, 446 Kingsland Rd, 20.00
The Mor Paranoids are lo-fi/post-punk/garage stompsters with new LP 'Circular' (WIAIWYA London) out Record Store Day 2014. Plus a rare appearance in London from Albini-produced power trio Avenging Force and electro art/pop band Funsize Lions
THE QUIREBOYS @ The Half Moon, Putney, 19.30, £19.80
RESTORATIONS, THE SMITH STREET BAND, ASTAPI @ Old Blue Last, Grt Eastern St, Shoreditch, 20.00, FREE
ROMAN REMAINS @ Hoxton Sq Bar & Kitchen, 19.30
Roman Remains (formerly The Duke Spirit) play debut UK show in support of their debut album release ‘Zeal’, out now on H.O.T. Records Ltd.
SANGALLY plus more @ Dublin Castle, Parkway, Camden, 20.00
SCHOOL OF LANGUAGE, BARBAROSSA @ The Lexington, Pentonville Rd, 19.00, £10adv
'A place of clipped falsetto, melancholic funk, iridescent electro, shimmering post-punk and futurist prog from David Brewis and his live band featuring brother Peter on drums and percussion, Field Music alumnus Andrew Lowther on bass, Andrew Mitchell of the Hazey Janes on guitar and David "Jaff" Craig of The Futureheads on synth.'
WYLDECK, CLUBS, PHOENIX MARTINS, SONIA STEIN @ Shacklewell Arms: 71 Shacklewell Lane, Dalston, 19.30, £5adv £6door
Wyldeck create 'darkly atmospheric folk beauty full of intrigue and hypnotic rhythms that combines ehtereal, rhythmic patterns'


THURSDAY 24TH APRIL
ANTINOWHERE LEAGUE, THE BLACK BULLETS @ 100 Club, Oxford St, 19.30, £12.50adv
"Old school people-hating obnoxious scumpunks, old as hell now but still growling it out with that sartorial style they always had" (Organ)
COMET GAIN, HEATHERS, FEVER DREAM @ Buffalo Bar, Upper st, 20.00, £6.50adv
'A rare chance to see the superb Comet Gain play an intimate gig, as they warm up for the release of their seventh album later in the spring. Informed by indiepop, American pysch pop, British garage rock and the chaotic, emotional brilliance of the likes of the Television Personalities' Plus LA based three piece Healthers making their first UK visit with their 'lo-fi indiepop that fuses 60s jangle and harmonies with the clattering, urgent energy of the best DIY pop'
DEAD GHOSTS plus support @ The Macbeth, Hoxton, 20.00, £6adv
DILLON @ The Borderline, Soho, 19.30
JONWAYNE plus guests @ Birthdays, Stoke Newington Rd, Dalston, 20.00
KING KHAN & THE SHRINES @ Scala, Kings Cross, 19.30, £13.50adv
ATP present King Khan & Shrines bringing their psychedelic soul revue all the way back to London
KRYSTLE WARREN @ Bush Hall, 19.30, £15adv
LAETITIA SADIER TRIO @ Water Rats, Kings Cross, 19.30
MATT MONTENEGRO, FORGET THE NAME, JOSEPH APOSTOL, RICHARD DE SOUSSA SILVA @ Good Ship, Kilburn, 19.30, £5
MATHEW SAWYER AND HIS BAND, PIPER'S SON (Single Launch), VIC GODARD, THE EUROPEAN @ Bar & Co Temple Pier Victoria Embankment London WCR2, 20.00, £4adv £5door
'Thom Driver's magnificent band Piper's Son are about to release their debut single: "Mining" in order to celebrate, for one night only, The Rebel magazine is teaming up with Klarita Pandolfi for a party on a boat. The legendary Vic Godard of Subway Sect will be joining Piper's Son on stage to pay tribute to the late Lou Reed. There will also be a screening of Geoffrey Taylor's ten minute film, "Close" (which features songs by Subway Sect on it's soundtrack.)'
MONKEY PUZZLE TRIO, PRESCOTT @ Cafe Oto, Dalston, 20.00, £7adv £9door
'Launch party to celebrate the release of two new albums with performances by both bands - Monkey Puzzle Trio features This Heat lynchpin Charles Hayward on drums, keys and melodica, bassist Nick Doyne-Ditmas and the words, voice and textures of avant-vocalist Viv Corringham, whose music walks a tightrope between song, improvisation and sound-as-sound. Prescott is the brainchild of former Stump bassist Kev Hopper, who's distinctive bass style was one of the most striking elements of the band's sound during the 1980s. Alongside Hopper is Rhodri Marsden on keys and Frank Byng on drums. Jabbing heteroclite riffs, circular rhythmic patterns, vibrating harmonic clashes, irregular note intervals, all contrasted with pockets of beautiful melody.'
NATTY plus more @ Jazz Cafe, 19.30
PENGUINSRISING, CuT, FRAGILE SOULS @ The Monarch, Camden, 19.30, £5adv
THE RAMONA FLOWERS @ Sebright Arms, off Hackney Rd, 19.30, £6adv
'Bristol based The Ramona Flowers 'have been praised for their rawness...[and] their courage to experiment with a surprising number of styles'
SANGALLY plus more @ Rise 46, 46 Battersea Rise, 20.00
SICK PUPPIES @ The Garage, Highbury Corner, 19.30
SPRING OFFENSIVE plus guests @ Hoxton Sq Bar & Kitchen, 19.30, £8.25adv
Spring Offensive 'beautifully crafted music, alive with simple details...Hearts on sleeves honesty, angsty, wordy, personal songs, the acoustic format brings out all their colour..beautifully uplifting' (Organ)
SUVI, SEBASTIAN LIND, FARAO - Ja Ja Ja @ The Lexington, Pentonville Rd, 19.30, £7adv
'Finnish soloist Suvi, Danish bard Sebastian Lind, synth-pop guy Sebastian Lindand, and singer-songwriter Farao'
UTHER MOADS, JAMES WOLF, CODES @ The Miller, London Bridge, 20.00
VANDERBERG'S MOONKINGS @ Islington Academy, 19.00, £17adv
Adrian Vandenberg is back with a brand new band, Vandenberg's MoonKings


FRIDAY 25TH APRIL
THE MOON & THE TIDE, ALL AMERICAN GIRL, MATT RIDER, ELISA P, CHRIS YENDELL plus more & artists exhibiting @ King Edward Vll, Stratford, E154BQ, 19.30, £4 - Flat50 presents TROVE arts collective, facebook event here
BAND LAB RATS, HORNMAN, VALVE CONTROL, BEAT RIVERS @ New Cross Inn, 19.30, £3 before 21.00 or more after
Band Lab Rats make a return to their first and old stomping ground The New Cross Inn for their band re-launch. Plus Hornman 'infectious underground bass and beats with catchy horns, earthy guitar and trippy vocals'
BEN OTTEWELL (Gomez) @ Borderline, Soho, 19.30
CHAINS (EP launch), SINCERE DECEIVERS @ Heath St Baptist Church, 84 Heath St, NW3 1DN, 19.00, £5
CHAS & DAVE @ Royal Albert Hall, 19.30
FRETT, CABLE STREET COLLECTIVE, VENEZUELAN ALIEN, JACK HARRIS @ Sebright Arms, off Hackney Rd, 19.30, £4adv £6door
FUCK BUTTONS, MOUNT KIMBIE, FENNESZ @ Barbican, 19.00
FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND @ Islington Academy, 19.30
HER NAME IS CALLA (album launch) @ St Pancras Old Church, 19.30, £8adv
Edgy folk tinged post-rock band Her Name is Calla celebrate release of new album 'Navigator' out via Function Records...For the occasion they will be joined on stage by members of new music collective Principle Six to augment the live band with a string quartet, piano and voices.
HUMAN HANDS, CARSON WELLS, SOLEMN LEAGUE, COUSIN, KIN SHOT @ Power Lunches, 446 Kingsland Rd, 19.30, £5
Human Hands 'crushingly bleak 90s emo' Plus twisting and mesmerising post-hardcore trio Carson Wells from Aberdeen playing a rare London show.
LOGIC OF DENIAL, NECROSIS, AGHAST, CARNIFLOOR, REPRISAL @ The Unicorn, Camden, 19.00, FREE
THE MACHINE, SASQUATCH plus more - Desertfest @ Underworld Camden, from 14.00 £25adv
MINOR ALPS @ Shacklewell Arms, Dalston, 20.00, £12adv
MOURNING BIRDS, JORDAN ALLEN, THE BROXTON HUNDRED @ Purple Turtle, Camden, 20.00 £3 before 22.00 £5after
Mourning Birds "Fuzzed out vocals, scuzzy guitars, relentless drums, LOVELY!" (This Feeling) Plus 'Psychedelic guitar lines, groove orientated rhythms and soulful catchy melodies' from The Broxton Hundred
OTHER EYES WISE, THE BLACK PLASTIC, THUNDERKUNT, VENDORBELLY @ Plough & Harrow, 419 High Road, Leytonstone, 19.00, £4 - all the money goes to WWF - the Uk leg of 'Together We'll Stand For Animal Rights - World Festival 2014' (10 Gigs, 5 Countries, 1 Night)
PRINCE RAMA VARMA feat. Jyotsna Srikanth on Carnatic violin plus more @ Southbank Centre, 19.00
RACING GLACIERS - Club NME @ Koko camden, 22.00, £5
SLEAFORD MODS, THE PENNY BLACK REMEMDY, MEG CAVANAUGH BAND @ 12 Bar Club, Denmark St, 20.00, £6
SUPERFECTA, NIGHTBLADE, WITCHINGSEASON @ 100 Club, Oxford St, 19.30, £8adv £10door
TEDDY, GROVES, WINTERFALLE @ secret East London location tbc to ticket holders only - £7adv tickets here
Theatrical and raucous art-pop four-piece Teddy are putting on a secretly located gig - more info here
TURBOWOLF @ Barfly Camden, 19.30
UNCLE ACID AND THE DEADBEATS @ Koko Camden, 18.00, £15


SATURDAY 26TH APRIL

AGENT, KOBOSH, THE DREJ @ The Garage, Highbury Corner, 19.30, £5adv
Kobosh 'cleverly constructed, with deep, mysterious lyrics, expert dynamic arrangements and a crisp production. Every member of this band can play your favourite band into a crying ball of shame – their chops are white hot and sizzling' (Subba Cultcha)
ALKALINE TRIO @ The Forum, Kentish Town, 19.30
ANT HENSON, LUNA MOON plus more & comedy acts @ The Plough & Harrow, 419 Leytonstone High Rd, 20.00, FREE
BE FOREST, JUPITER C, ABJECTS @ Shacklewell Arms, Dalston, 20.00, £6adv
BEN FROST @ Village Underground, Shoreditch, 20.00
DRAGGED INTO SUNLIGHT, THE BODY plus more - Desertfest @ Underworld Camden, from 14.00 £30adv
THE HEALING plus more @ The Gladstone Arms, Borough, SE1 1QN, 20.00, FREE
JOE MILLS, ROYAL YOUTH, AFTERFLEURS @ Good Ship, Kilburn, 19.30, £5
MITSUBISHIS, DDS plus support @ Sebright Arms, off Hackney Rd, 19.30, £6adv £8door
MOONES, DIOS MIO, CRISTOBAL AND THE SEA, TIDES @ Surya, Pentonville Road, Kings Cross, 19.30, £5adv
"Grunge-tinged pop rock from Dios Mio and 'tropicalia pop' from Cristobal and The Sea
MY STRING THEORY, PROJECTED IMAGES, THE BALKANOES @ The Waiting Room, Stoke Newington high St, 19.30, £4
'Margin Marchin returns...with a benefit for the excellent red pepper. We'll be celebrating 20 years of their steadfast dissent and radical discourse so join the party...Red Pepper is a bi-monthly magazine and website of left politics and culture. We’re a socialist publication drawing on feminist, green and libertarian politics. We seek to be a space for debate on the left, a resource for movements for social justice, and a home for open-minded anti-capitalists.' Facebook event here
PLASTIC BARRICADES plus more - Blur's Parklife 20th anniversary party @ Islington Academy, 19.00, £5.55adv
SANGALLY plus more @ Proud, Camden, 20.00
TOY, PROPER ORNAMENTS @ Shepherds Bush Empire, 19.30
'Toy have quickly established a sound that is as modernistic as it is faithful to the spirit of psychedelia of decades past. Marrying sophisticated chord progressions with a cornucopia of effects, enigmatic lyricism and driving Motorik rhythms, Toy's songwriting is very much a communal effort' (Rough Trade)
YOUNG AMPHIBIANS, TINY PHILLIPS, THOM BYLES @ Spice of Life, Cambridge Circus, Soho, 20.00
Young Amphibians are an Alternative Rock band based in Leeds, West Yorkshire, plus Manchester based six piece indie rock & pop band tiny Phillips and English-Mexican singer-songwriter Thom Blyers, 'he plays acoustic guitar and ukulele in an unusual manner combining percussive and melodic phrases overlaid by warm, heartfelt vocals.'


SUNDAY 27TH APRIL
AZIZA BRAHIM @ St Pancras Old Church , 19.00, £14adv £16door
'Aziza Brahim is considered one of the most talented musical voices from Western Sahara.....Aziza blends Saharan traditional music (she plays the tabal, a traditional Saharawi hand drum) with blues, folk and rock and Spanish rhythms to create a distinctive style all her own'
BRODY DALLE @ Rough Trade EAST in-store, Brick Lane, 19.00, FREE
DE'BORAH, RUSSELL JOSLIN, BITY BOOKER @ Trangallan, 61 Newington Green, N16 9PX, 19.30
THE ENTRANCE BAND @ The Lexington, Pentonville Rd, 20.00
INDISCIPLINED, FLUID ROOT plus guests @ New Cross Inn, 19.30, £3adv £5door
KONGH, SOURVEIN plus more - Desertfest @ Underworld Camden, from 13.00 £30adv
LADY FUEL, SAINTS OF SIN, EYES OF VERONA @ 12 Bar Club, Denmark St, 20.00, £5
LUCERO @ Scala, Kings Cross, 19.30, £15adv
MATT HENRY, STEPHANIE MCCOURT, THE YES MESS, JOE MILES plus more @ The Finsbury, 336 Green Lanes, 17.00, FREE
NAJMA AKHTAR, JONATHAN GLEW plus more @ Archangel, 11-13 Kensington High St, 19.30, £10
Mama Quilla Productions presents an evening of music and spoken word in support of new theatrical project 'The Singing Stones’
SAM JACKSON, THE TREE HOUSE, MY DIRTY HABIT, DOM ROSENFELD, JESS REID @ Good Ship, Kilburn, 17.30, £3
WE WILD BLOOD, MOKSHA MEDICINE, SLABS @ Power Lunches, 446 Kingsland Rd, 19.30, £3
We Wild Blood 'loud, heavy, beautiful songs crafted from 2 vocals, a possessed acoustic guitar and violent drums' Plus Moksha Medicine "London five-piece named after Aldous Huxley's writings on psychedelic visionary experiences… Think Grace Slick fronting the Juju era Banshees..." (DIS) and Slabs 'clunky repetitive heavy slabs of tripped out sounds from various devices known as synthesisers. They do not play synth pop'

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MONDAY 28TH APRIL
AVA LUNA plus more @ Birthdays, Stoke Newington Rd, Dalston, 20.00, £7.50adv
Brooklyn funk-rockers Ava Luna release new album ‘Electric Balloon’ out March 10th via Western Vinyl
BAT AND BALL @ Shacklewell Arms, Shacklewell Lane, Dalston, 20.00, £6adv
'With her guitar slung low and vocals that switch from tender to fierce in a heartbeat, Abi Sinclair is a mesmerising front woman, accompanied perfectly by her brother Chris who also sings and plays bass.'
BIG SUGAR @ The Borderline, Manette St, Soho, 19.30
THE DERELLAS, JONNY COLA AND THE A-GRADES @ Upstairs at The Garage, Highbury Corner, 20.00, £5adv £6door
In collaboration with Vive Le Rock magazine, The DeRellas celebrate release of new album 'Slam! Bam!' which they say is 'a Rock n Rolla coaster of a ride in a Sex Pistols and The Ronettes having a food fight with the Glitter Band kind of way. It's gonna be one GLAMSTOMPER of a night..!'
THE DUEL plus guests @ 12 Bar Club, Denmark St, 20.00, £6
GRIZFOLK plus guests @ Sebright Arms, off Hackney Rd, 19.30, £7adv
LILLY ALLEN @ Shepherds Bush Empire, 19.30
MARCUS BONFANTI & BIG SUGAR @ The Borderline, Manette St, Soho, 19.00
SECRET CHIEFS 3, GREGALDUR @ Corsica Studios, Elephant & Castle, 19.30, £10adv
Baba Yaga's Hut hosts a 2 night residency with Secret Chiefs 3 on 28th & 29th April 'Each night will feature a completely different set reflecting the different aspects of the SC3 sound. Support on bith nights comes from Gregaldur. Secret Chiefs 3 (or SC3) is an instrumental rock group led by guitarist/composer Trey Spruance (formerly of Mr. Bungle and Faith No More). Their studio recordings and tours have featured different line-ups, as the group performs a wide range of musical styles includingsurf rock, Persian, Arab, Indian, death metal, film music, electronic music, and various others.'
SHAKKA @ Barfly Camden, 19.30


TUESDAY 29TH APRIL
BAD GRAMMAR, MUTES, WORLDS BEST DAD, PLAYLOUNGE @ Old Blue Last, Grt Eastern St, 20.00, FREE
BENJAMIN SHAW (album launch) @ Servant Jazz Quarters, Dalston, 20.00, £4adv
'Popside and Audio Antihero Records present the release launch for Benjamin Shaw's "Goodbye, Cagoule World" album. Featuring performances from Benjamin Shaw, Superman Revenge Squad and Jack Hayter'
BEVERLEY MARTYN @ Bush Hall, 19.30, £15
CHET FAKER @ Koko Camden, 19.00, £7.50adv
THE CROOKES, HIGH HAZELS, FELT TIP @ Dingwalls, Camden, 20.00
Sheffield indie pop band The Crookes release new album 'Soapbox' on Monday 14th April via Fierce Panda records
DELLA MAE plus guests @ The Borderline, Soho, 19.00, £12.50adv
GEORGIA RUTH @ The Lexington, Pentonville Rd, 20.00, £8.50adv
'Georgia Ruth is a bilingual Welsh singer, songwriter and harpist whose haunting voice has drawn comparisons with the melancholy folk sirens of the late-60s'
KYARY PAMYU PAMYU @ Shepherds Bush Empire, 19.30
MICAH P HINSON @ Union Chapel, Islington, 19.30, £18.50adv
NIMMO AND THE GAUNTLETTS plus guests @ Madame JoJo's Soho, 20.00, £6adv
Electronic-pop duo Nimmo and the Gauntletts
PONTIAK, BROKEN DC @ Birthdays, Stoke Newington Rd, Dalston, 19.30, £9adv
US Psych trio Pontiak, comprised of 3 brothers & are supporting their album Innocence released on Thrill Jockey records.
RÜFÜS @ Scala, Kings Cross, 19.30
SECRET CHIEFS 3, GREGALDUR @ Corsica Studios, Elephant & Castle, 19.30, £10adv
Baba Yaga's Hut hosts a 2 night residency with Secret Chiefs 3 on 28th & 29th April 'Each night will feature a completely different set reflecting the different aspects of the SC3 sound. Support on bith nights comes from Gregaldur. Secret Chiefs 3 (or SC3) is an instrumental rock group led by guitarist/composer Trey Spruance (formerly of Mr. Bungle and Faith No More). Their studio recordings and tours have featured different line-ups, as the group performs a wide range of musical styles includingsurf rock, Persian, Arab, Indian, death metal, film music, electronic music, and various others.'
SHAKKA @ Barfly Camden, 19.30
WILDFLOWERS plus guests @ Sebright Arms, off Hackney Rd, 20.00, £7.50adv


WEDNESDAY 30TH APRIL
ARROWS OF LOVE, TURBOGEIST, CLAW MARKS @ Scala, Kings Cross, 19.30, £8adv
BLOOD RED SHOES, DZ DEATHRAYS, SLAVES @ Electric Ballroom, Camden, 20.00
Brighton rockers Blood Red Shoes release eponymous new LP 'An Animal', on 3 Mar, with support from 'Metronomic razor-edged stripped to the bone in your faceness of a confrontational rantin standing on the the podium shouting at the camera nature from from the raw lo-fi Slaves, they are not f***king beautiful, take yourself on a punk beautyquest in your new shoes and your white shoes...." (Organ)'
DAMON ALBARN @ Rivoli Ballroom, 19.30
THE DISTRICTS plus guests @ Sebright Arms, off Hackney Rd, 20.00, £7.50adv
FLORRIE plus guests @ 100 Club, Oxford St, 19.30, £9adv
FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND, CYTOTA, ZOAK @ The Underworld, Camden, 18.00, £17.50adv
GNOD @ The Macbeth, Hoxton, 20.00, £6adv
HARRY MUNDY & BAND, THE ABSENTEES, FELIX HOLT & THE RADICALS, FRANCES @ Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell, 19.30, FREE
Devil's Peak returns to The Slaughtered Lamb, London, bringing you some of the finest Country, Folk & Americana...
INVSN @ The Barfly Camden, 19.30
IVY & GOLD, RITCHIE & THE REMEDY, BENEDICT @ The Metropolitan Pub, 60 Great Western Rd, W11 1AB, 19.45, £6
JACE EVERETT plus guests @ The Borderline, Soho, 19.00, £15
MATTHEW AND THE ATLAS @ Dingwalls, Camden, 19.30
THE MENZINGERS plus more @ Old Blue Last, Grt Eastern St, 20.00
Returning to the site of their first ever London show, The Menzingers have also announced a special one-off date at the Old Blue Last to celebrate the release of Rented World...'an album that fearlessly collides the snarl of emo with grungy, 90s grit whilst also exploring the celestial expanse of post-rock. Lyrically, it focuses on matters that any red blooded human also contending with their mid-20s can relate to.'
PHOX, JACK GARRATT @ Electrowerkz, Torrens St, 19.30
'Describing themselves as every variation of “indie pop” under the sun, PHOX represents the result of six creative individuals coming together to fulfill a musical niche' (Communion)
SCARLETTE FEVER, JESS BALL @ Good Ship, Kilburn, 19.30, £5
SHEARWATER, MY SAD CAPTAINS @ XOYO Cowper St, 19.30
Shearwater release latest album, 'Fellow Travellers' out via Sub Pop on 25th Nov 2013
SIXTOES, RACHEL DADD @ Bush Hall, 19.30, £11adv
'Originally a 3-piece, SixToes self-made debut album ‘Trick Of The Night’ was released in 2009 to critical acclaim with Uncut describing it as “Genuinely strange and original - SixToes possess an intricate, idiosyncratic beauty”. Since then, the London based band have become a sextet, collaborated with Josh T. Pearson and Soulsavers' with new album‘The Morning After’ set for release early 2014.
SOFT MACHINE LEGACY @ Jazz Cafe, 19.30
TRAAMS @ The Lexington, Pentonville Rd, 19.30, £7.50adv
Chichester's Traams are in town with their 'noisy, joyous krautrock squall'
THE TWILIGHT SAD @ Hoxton Sq Bar & Kitchen, 19.30
UMBERTO, GRIMM GRIMM, CHANNEL NORMAL, PAPER DOLLHOUSE, RAAGNAGROK @ Courtyard Theatre, 40 Pitfield Street, N1 6EU, 20.00, £5
'A true master of the horror film soundtrack aesthetic, Umberto’s music is a hypnotic, all-consuming journey, reeling you into a foggy, neon-lit world of graveyards, stalkers, haunted houses, witches and blood-stained corpses.' Facebook event here
THE WINCHESTER CLUB, DEAD RED SUN, MONSTERS BUILD MEAN ROBOTS (solo), ABBEY BOWDEN plus DJs @ New Cross Inn, 19.30, £3adv £4door
Flies Are Spies From Hell's own Cheery Wave Collective presents a night of Post-Rock in New Cross...

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