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THURSDAY 1ST MAY
ALEXANDER'S FESTIVAL HALL, OTHER ANIMALS, MICHAEL MULLINGER, MARK BEN WILSON @ The Slaughtered Lamb, Clerkenwell, 18.00, £5
ANNACA(Single Launch), CHARLOTTE CARPENTER, SAM WAY plus more @ The Lock Tavern, Camden, 20.00, FREE
BIG DADDY KANE @ Jazz Cafe, 19.30
BRETT DENNEN @ The Borderline, Soho, 19.30
The North Carolina born folk pop sensation comes to The Borderline
CARELES SONS, DEAD ON TV, MY MATE GEORGE, U'MAU, VINCENT BURKE plus loads more @ The Good Ship, Kilburn, 19.30, £4
THE COVER UP returns to the Good Ship to celebrate Paul Simon's Graceland, to 'perform the classic album in its entirety for one night only. 12 of our favourite artists will all perform one track each, giving their own unique take on the songs we all know and love' More info here
CLUTCH @ The Forum, Kentish Town, 19.30
COVES, PLASTIC MERMAIDS @ The Lexington, Pentonville Rd, 20.00, £8adv
DAMON ALBARN @ Great Hall of Queen Mary University, 19.30
FATHOMS, BLACK DOGS plus more @ The Unicorn, Camden, 19.00, FREE
FROM THE KITES OF SAN QUENTIN plus guests @ Old Blue Last, Great Eastern St, Shoreditch, 20.00, FREE
'From the Kites Of San Quentin is an experiment in sonic adventure, mixing analogue and digital, human and machine, to explore without the constraints of being associated with a genre, and producing a music hybrid with an emotional, human element that is seemily devoid in what is currently being labelled EDM'
LED BIB @ The Vortex, Dalston, 20.00, £12.50adv
In April 2014 Led Bib celebrate 10 years of being together and creating melodic improvised music. The band celebrates with two new releases: a live vinyl only album and a new studio album on CD and download, and three live dates at the Vortex.
ONE WAY TICKET (EP launch), THE CRACKED BELLES, BEATRIX PLAYERS, GARY ROLFE @ Windmill, Brixton, 19.30, £4 plus free cd
Four piece London based 'earthy rock'n roll' band One Way Ticket celebrate their EP Launch Party
RAE MORRIS @ Wilton's Music Hall, 19.30
SONEX @ The Garage, Highbury Corner, 19.30
SPEAKS, KERO KERO BONITO plus more @ New Cross Inn, 19.30, £3
A STORM OF LIGHT, HARK, MUSTARD GAS & ROSES @ Birthdays, Stoke Newington Rd, Dalston, 20.00, £12adv
A Storm Of Light will return this year with a new record and world tour, playing their only UK date at Birthdays....The band are giving very little away as yet but did state that the music on the new record is “faster, much darker and noisier”
THE TWILIGHT SAD @ Hoxton Sq Bar & Kitchen, 19.30
WITCHING WAVES, AS ONDAS, PRIMETIME @ Power Lunches, 446 Kingsland Rd, 19.30, £4
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'


FRIDAY 2ND MAY
ATMONIC SUPLEX, THE JACKHAMMERS, VERTICES @ The Windmill, Brixton, 19.30, £4adv £5door
Crypt Records’ legendary destructo rock and rollers Atomic Suplex, plus Glasgow's #1 punk rock destruction unit The Jackhammers
BAD RABBITS @ The Borderline, Soho, 19.30
THE BEACHES, GHOST BEACH - Club NME @ Koko camden, 21.30, £5door
BIG DADDY KANE @ Jazz Cafe, 19.30
DEATHCRUSH, HSY plus secret headliner @ Shacklewell Arms, Shacklewell Lane, 20.00, FREE
DEVENDRA BANHART plus more @ Barbican, 19.30
DIE SO FLUID, IDLEHOUR, GRACE SOLERO @ Surya, Pentonville Rd, 19.30, £10adv
'Die So Fluid are the modern incarnation of a ‘power trio’. Their sonic identity possesses the muscle of metal, the angular cheekbones of post-punk and the bittersweet heart of grunge'. Plus support from Idlehour 'pre millennium sounding, girl fronted, good rock music. for fans of babes in toyland'
HABITATS, FOREST, BEACH BEACH @ Old Blue Last, Grt Eastern St, 20.00, FREE
JETSAM, OLD MAN DIODE, SAM MUMFORD, ITOA, ROOFTOP COLLECTIVE @ Chats Palace 42-44 Brooksbys Walk, E9 6DF, 19.30
WW Records presents an evening of cutting-edge music to celebrate the release of Jetsam's album 'Disruption' - Facebook event here
KARYBDIS, INVOCATION, DARKEYE @ The Black Heart, Greenland place, Camden, 20.00, £4adv £5door
Chaos Theory's Facemelter night with a lineup of brutal bands bringing together progressive, groove and tech metal... feat Karybdis 'pushing the boundaries of progressive, groove and death metal with their debut album 'From The Depths''- facebook event here
KEN WAKAN, LE PRINCE MIIAUO @ Hoxton Sq Bar & Kitchen, 19.30
KORN @ Brixton Academy, 19.30
LED BIB @ The Vortex, Dalston, 20.00, £12.50adv
In April 2014 Led Bib celebrate 10 years of being together and creating melodic improvised music. The band celebrates with two new releases: a live vinyl only album and a new studio album on CD and download, and three live dates at the Vortex.
THE MANHATTAN LOVE SUICIES, TYRANNOSAURUS DEAD, SOCK PUPPETS, THE WENDY DARLINGS, THE SWEET NOTHINGS - Odd Box Weekender Day 1 @ Power Lunches, 446 Kingsland Rd, 20.00, £27.50adv for weekend pass
'Odd Box Records is turning FIVE years old and to celebrate we will be holding our 4th annual Odd Box Weekender' Friday night feat. 'best band of the noughties' The Manhattan Love Suicides who return nearly 5 years after they came to an end, plus lots more pop punk poppunk indie pop sounds - more info here
MAMA MOONSHINE plus more @ New Cross Inn, 19.30, £3
NITKOWSKI, SHIELD YOUR EYES plus more @ T Chances, 399 Tottenham High Rd, 20.00, £4 - more info here
All new set from head-pecking math roth flavoured Nitkowski with an extra member on synth, plus some new songs from Shield Your Eyes...
PENNILESS COVE plus burlesque, comedy, film @ The Others, Stoke Newington, 19.30 - more info here
THE PSYCHEDELIC WARLODS present 'Captain Lockheed's Mountain Grill' @ The Underworld, Camden, 18.00, £15adv
ROBBIE CAVANAGH (album launch) LOVELACE plus more @ Heath St Baptist Church, Heath St, 19.00, £5
SWIM, NINA @ Sebright Arms, off Hackney Rd, 20.00, £6adv £8door
TA'ALU QUARTET, AERIAL SPIRES, PERFUMEMAN @ Paper Dress Vintage, Curtain Rd, Shoreditch, 19.30, FREE
'The Ta'alu Quartet, an off-shoot of the Balkan Brass orchestra Op Sa!, are a traditional Balkan folk band' plus chamber Pop band Aerial Spires 'purveyors of a cello-infused, synth-fueled sound that's alternately warm-hearted and macabre'


SATURDAY 3RD MAY
ANARCHISTWOOD @ Vinyl, 4Tanners Hill, Deptford, 20.00
Experimental garage punk from Anarchistwood
BAD SOLUTION, BLOWN STOVEBOLT, CAGE OF BONES @ Scream Lounge, Croydon, 19.45, £4
ESCAPISTS, RARE MONK @ Hoxton Sq bar & Kitchen, 19.30
FEATURE, KEEL HER, JOEY FOURR, SWEETHEART @ Power Lunches, 446 Kingsland Rd, 20.00, £4
Feature 'impenetrable pop' celebrate the release of our second tape EP 'The Culture of the Copy' (Tye Die Tapes, May 5th)
FERAL SUN, METASOMA, THE SUMMER WAR @ The Barfly Camden, 19.30
THE FRUITFUL EARTH plus more @ The Gladstone, Borough, 20.00
GINGER BAKER @ Islington Academy, 19.30
Ex-Cream and Blind Faith sticksman Ginger Baker celebrating his seventieth birthday, and featuring special guests
HOLOCAUST CANIBAL, BASEMENT TORTURE KILLINGS, GOUT plus more @ The Unicorn, Camden, 19.00, FREE
JOWE HEAD & YE DEMI-MONDE, RUDE MECHANICALS, I AM MEAT, LUNAR ENGINE @ Jaguar Shoes, 34 Kingsland Rd, 20.00
Miss Roberts and her symbiotic love slaves Rude Mechanicals doing their rather unique jazz flavoured other rock, an experience not to be missed...
LED BIB @ The Vortex, Dalston, 20.00, £12.50adv
In April 2014 Led Bib celebrate 10 years of being together and creating melodic improvised music. The band celebrates with two new releases: a live vinyl only album and a new studio album on CD and download, and three live dates at the Vortex.
MICHAEL KIWANUKA, MARCUS FOSTER, BETH ROWLEY, STOKES WILLIAM plus more - Ewafe Project @ St Lukes Church, Oseney Crescent, Kentish Town, 19.20, £25
MY AUTUMN EMPIRE, DAVID JULYAN, ANTONY ELVIN - Daylight Music @ Union Chapel, Upper St, Islington, 12.00-14.00, FREE (£3.50 donation suggested)
SPACEHEADS, PADDY STEER, KAMURA OBSCURA @ The Others, Stoke Newington, 19.30, £5/£3
'Another Club Integral special event to launch the new Spaceheads EP "Trip to the Moon". As well as their usual set Spaceheads will perform a live improvised soundtrack to the 1902 Georges Méliès film "Trip To The Moon". They will be joined on the soundtrack by the other performers Paddy and Kamura as well as Simon King and Chris Cornetto' More info here
THE SPOOK SCHOOL, SHOPPING, HEATHERS, FEVER DREAM, THE WHARVES, T.O.Y.S, RAVIOLI ME AWAY, MOUSTACHE OF INSANITY plus more - Odd Box Weekender Day 2 @ The Macbeth, Hoxton, from 14.00, £12adv day ticket (£20 sat & sun £27.50 weekend pass)
Odd Box Records celebrating turning FIVE years old with their 4th annual Odd Box Weekender, tonight feat. post-punxx dancing fun from Covergirl/Trash Kit stalwarts Shopping 'No-wave Jerks vacuity gives way to the spasmodic post-punk paroxysms you'd expect from Bush Tetras and the awkward zombie groove of The Mo-Dettes and The Au-Pairs'. Plus 'Seriously brilliant all female trio from London. Everything you love about pop music distilled into one band: Invention, tunes, entertainment' - more info here
TANKUS THE HENGE plus guests @ New Cross Inn, 19.30, £5adv
TOYS THAT KILL, BEAR TRADE, SSSNAKES @ The Lexington, Pentonville Rd, 18.30-22.00, £6adv £8door


SUNDAY 4TH MAY
ASTER PAULEN, EVEN NINE, STONEPIT LANE plus more @ New Cross Inn, 19.30, £3
FAZE ACTION @ The Flyover, 3–5 Thorpe Close, W10 5XL, 19.00, £7earlybird £9adv
KID CANAVERAL, ONE HAPPY ISLAND, NIGHT FLOWERS, CHORUSGIRL plus more - Odd Box Weekender Day 3 @ The Lexington, Pentonville Rd, 19.00, £9.50adv day ticket (£20 sat & sun £27.50 weekend pass)
Odd Box Records celebrating turning FIVE years old with their 4th annual Odd Box Weekender, tonight feat. Scotland's Kid Canaveral "Packed with sing-along melodies, frisky jangles and a real sense of purpose. A jubilant and skilful racket.” and Odd Box veterans One Happy Island 'They're over from the USA for a whistle stop tour promoting their new record (coming out on WeePOP!). Their songs are delivered on a myriad of instruments but underneath everything lies a huge beating pop heart. One of the great (and under-rated bands) of our times. Cherish them.' - more info here
THE MOBBS, THE SNAKEMAN 3, THE DOLDRUMS, THE STATS @ The Fiddler's Eblow, 1 Malden Rd, Camden, 20.00, £5
A night of garage / punk / blues feat. Northampton's The Mobbs with their gentlemanly garage punk and The Snakeman 3 'these gents play a soulful garage punk mix with the spirit of the sixties' Facebook event here
ROSA CRUX, SEVENTH HARMONIC, JO QUAIL @ The Garage, Highbury Corner, 19.00, £18adv
YOUR CORRESPONDENT, OH SISTER, JEREMY TUPLIN plus more @ The Slaughtered Lamb, 34-35 Great Sutton St, 18.00, £5

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MONDAY 5TH MAY
CRYWANK, PERKIE, JAMES CHOICE, MICKY DEY @ The Birds Nest, Deptford, 20.00, FREE
Crywank are a two piece anti-folk band from Manchester. They mostly write sad, self-aware, self-depricating and self-involved songs. Plus Perkie who writes emotional anti-folk on piano, Austrian Pop-folk songster James Choice and Micky Dey with his 'melancholy, delicate songs from the singer of Alt Track'
DEATH VESSEL @ Concrete, 19.30
DINGUS KHAN, THE VINCENT(S), ZOO ZERO @ The Dalston Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Rd, 20.00, £5.50adv
DOOMRIDERS, BEASTMILK @ The Underworld, Camden, 18.00, £12adv
FACTORY FLOOR, PERC @ Oval Space, Hackney, 19.30
GRUFF RHYS @ Soho Theatre, 19.30, £20adv
Gruff Rhys comes to Soho Theatre to celebrate the release of American Interior – a bold and ambitious multiplatform tale of adventure
THE HOLD STEADY @ Bush Hall, 19.30
NICOLE ATKINS @ Rough Trade EAST in-store, Brick Lane, 13.00, FREE
THE RAILS @ Rough Trade EAST in-store, Brick Lane, 18.00, FREE
'The Rails are Kami Thompson (daughter of Richard and Linda) and her husband James Walbourne (Pretenders, Pouges, solo) and they make folk music for 2014. Their debut album 'Fair Warning' produced by Indie legend Edwyn Collins is released on Island Records on May 5th'
ROTTING OUT @ The Borderline, Soho, 19.30
YELLOW OSTRICH @ The Lexington, Pentonville Rd, 19.30, £7.50adv
Yellow Ostrich with their latest album 'Cosmos' full of 'intensely guitar-driven alt-rock with dreamy electronic arrangements. While the album embodies a sense of both wonder and isolation, Yellow Ostrich’s refined melodies and dense yet delicate sonic textures make Cosmos as powerfully intimate as it is dynamic.'
ZZZ'S, A DEAD FOREST INDEX, GEMMA THOMPSON (Savages) solo set @ Shacklewell Arms, Shacklewell Lane, Dalston, 20.00, £6adv
Bad Vibrations and Pop Noire are delighted to welcome Japanese noise post punk/no wave trio ZZZ's


TUESDAY 6TH MAY
ABBI, JOHN MCIVOR plus more @ Bedroom Bar, Rivington St, 20.00, FREE
ANITMATTER PEOPLE, MISTERWIVES, ANTO DUST @ Madame JoJo's Soho, 20.00, £6adv
Antimatter People "All starry-eyed dreaming and guitar lines which fade into the imagination, this is as sweet as a sugar cube and twice as potent” (Clash) Support comes from NYC free-spirits Misterwives. The trio bring their infectious and soulful indie-pop to London for the first time fresh off the Great Escape.
ASTRAKAN, THE WINDSORS @ Ryans Bar, Stoke Newington Church St, 20.30, £5 suggested donation
Astrakan host their monthly night at Ryan's Bar and will be playing their own spicy brand of jazz-infused psych-prog with The Windsors as their guests, who 'play intricate, driving instrumentals composed by Kevin Plummer' - facebook event here
BERNIE MARSDEN plus guests @ Jazz Cafe, 19.00, £16.50adv
BLOOD CEREMONY @ The Borderline, Soho, 19.30
CATE FERRIS, SHADRACK TYE @ Green Note, Parkway, Camden, 20.00, £7adv £9door
Brighton based singer/songwriter Cate Ferris 'folk and dark soul lie at the heart of her sound, and the largely acoustic instrumentation is tinged by hard hitting lyrics and intricate harmonies'
DRUG CHURCH plus guests @ Old Blue Last, Grt Eastern St, 20.00, FREE
GRUFF RHYS @ Rough Trade EAST in-store, Brick Lane, 18.30, FREE
GRUFF RHYS @ Soho Theatre, 20.00, £20adv
Gruff Rhys comes to Soho Theatre to celebrate the release of American Interior – a bold and ambitious multiplatform tale of adventure
JEREMY LOOPS @ Barfly Camden, 19.30
LET’S WRESTLE, YOUNGHUSBAND, CHARLES HOWL @ Cargo, 83 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, 20.00, £8adv
English indie rock band Let's Wrestle ‘brittle scuzzed-up grunge guitars...around a chirpy indie pop recital’ (Clash) Plus South London garage rock six-piece Charles Howl ‘Saturated lights and guitar close-ups blend with both an aura of lo-fi goodness, and clean-cut garage-rock sonics’ (The Line of Best Fit)
PANAMA WEDDING plus more @ Shacklewell Arms, Shacklewell Lane, Dalston, 20.00, £8adv
SNARKY PUPPY @ Scala, Kings Cross, 19.30
THE SONICS @ Koko Camden, 19.00, £20
TENNIS @ Oslo, Hackney, 19.30
Tennis is an American indie pop band from Denver made up of husband-and-wife duo Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley
TIDES, HOUSEWIVES, INTROVERTS @ The Windmill, Brixton, 19.30, £3
Chamber presents 'Dark and foreboding post punk and a breathless sense of fear and icy isolation' from Tides, plus "Housewives heads not just towards the ears, but to the pit of the stomach, its churning energy hitting with a mighty physicality, while all the while trying to break free of its smothering surroundings – something that, on this gripping debut, makes for a perfectly inharmonious balance." (The Quietus)
TOVE LO @ Hoxton Sq Bar & Kitchen, 19.30
Stockholm-born alt-pop artist Tove Lo


WEDNESDAY 7TH MAY
ARC IRIS @ Bush Hall, 19.30, £10
Arc Iris is the orchestral pop project of Jocie Adams, a former core member of The Low Anthem
BEARS OF BRASOV plus more @ New Cross Inn, 19.30, £3
BOKKA, YOU, SLEEPWALKERSTATION @ Bedroom Bar, Rivington St, 20.00, FREE
BRNS, EROTIC MARKET, ETCHES @ Old Blue Last, Grt Eastern St, 20.00, FREE
CALL HER ALASKA, THE WILD RYE plus more @ The Old Queens Head, 44 Essex Rd, Angel, 19.30, £5adv
CHERUB @ The Barfly Camden, 19.30, £9.52adv
Cherub 'the pair behind the ambitious and emphatic Nashville duo Cherub craft hooky electro-pop that lyrically captures the risque, pleasure-seeking impulses of their youth'
DOOMSQUAD, HSY, BLACK CITY LIGHTS @ Hoxton Sq Bar & Kitchen, 19.30
'Dark new agers Doomsquad (No Pain In Pop) re-code the electronic music narrative with a more worldly and cosmological presence than the genre would normally dictate, while HSY (Too Pure/ 4AD) like obscenely fuzzed-out guitars and placing monotone, equally distorted vocals on top of those guitars'
DRIVE BY TRUCKERS @ Rough Trade EAST in-store, Brick Lane, 19.00, FREE
DUNE RATS @ Shacklewell Arms, Shacklewell Lane, 20.00, £6.50adv
FUTURE ISLANDS, ED SCHRADER’S MUSIC BEAT, KRISTIAN HARTING @ Electric Ballroom, Camden, 19.30, £13adv
GAY, JUFFAGE, SCREEN WIVES @ The Windmill, Brixton, 20.00, £5
Gay are a 'Garage Dance Gurgle' band from Toronto "summery, upbeat, poppish rock tracks that will make you uncomfortably dizzy within the first 60 seconds." Plus support from Juffage, Jeff T. Smith, a solo sound artist and multi-instrumentalist from Leeds UK, via Chicago, Illinois and post-hardcore sounds from Screen Wives formed from former members of Georgia Asphalt and Thee Cuss Words.
GRUFF RHYS @ Soho Theatre, 19.30, £20adv
Gruff Rhys comes to Soho Theatre to celebrate the release of American Interior – a bold and ambitious multiplatform tale of adventure
HOWLROUND, GYRATORY SYSTEM, QUIMPER @ Power Lunches, 446 Kingsland Rd, 20.00, £5
'A new audio/visual night in association with Soft Bodies Records, featuring live music & projections. Expect the unusual.'
LARRY AND HIS FLASK, CRAZY ARM, DEATH VALLEY SURFERS @ The Borderline, Manette St, Soho, 19.00, £11adv
American punk-bluegrass group Larry and His Flask are over in the UK with support from Death Valley Surfers described as "Crazy Rock & Roll like Bo Diddley on speed"
THE MIGHTY OAKS plus guests @ Sebright Arms, off Hackney Rd, 20.00
THE RAILS @ Rough Trade WEST in-store, Notting Hill, 18.00, FREE
'The Rails are Kami Thompson (daughter of Richard and Linda) and her husband James Walbourne (Pretenders, Pouges, solo) and they make folk music for 2014. Their debut album 'Fair Warning' produced by Indie legend Edwyn Collins is released on Island Records on May 5th'
RATKING @ Electrowerkz, Torrens St, 19.30
SNARKY PUPPY @ Scala, Kings Cross, 19.30


THURSDAY 8TH MAY
ABJECTS, FRED plus Rip Records DJ @ The Lock Tavern, Camden, 20.00, FREE
RIP Records return this month with a headline set from all girl garage rock band Abjects. Support comes from Fred, the new incarnation of all girl faves Keebo.
CARLY BRYANT @ 93 Feet East, Brick Lane, 20.00, £5
CHRIS SLADE(ACDC) @ Half Moon, Putney, 19.30, £8adv £10door
DESPERATE JOURNALIST(Single Launch) plus guests @ The Black Heart, 2-3 Greenland Place, Camden, 20.00, £5adv
'Desperate Journalist are two boys and two girls from North London who make a gloriously ramshackle indie goth noise with a panda-eyed bassist and a shiny 12 string guitarist and a singer who channels the chirpy I'm-going-to-kill-you spirit of Hazel O'Connor and Siouxsie Sioux' and tonight celebrate the release of new single 'Happening'
DINGUS KHAN, THE VINCENT(S), ZOO ZERO @ The Victoria, Dalston, 20.00, £5.50adv
Dingus Khan full of 'subtle harmonies and fierce grinding dischords' Plus raw, edgy, dark death-pop sounds of The Vincent(s) and avant-rock group Zoo Zero
GRAMATIK @ Koko Camden, 19.00, £12
GRUFF RHYS @ Soho Theatre, 19.30, £20adv
Gruff Rhys comes to Soho Theatre to celebrate the release of American Interior – a bold and ambitious multiplatform tale of adventure
LAKE STREET DIVE @ Bush Hall, 19.30, £12
LYKKE LI @ Village Underground, Shoreditch, 19.30
MERMAIDS, WITCHING WAVES, GLOSS REJECTION @ The Hideaway, 114 Junction Rd, 20.00, FREE
The North London dreamers Mermaids play blissed out drones, plus Witching Waves 'excellent tunes wrapped in a coat of post-punk-sonic thrills' with a new cassette out this spring on Soft Power Records
NELLY @ The Forum, 19.30
PULLED APART BY HORSES @ McClusky's, Kingston-upon-Thames, 19.30
RODDY FRAME @ Rough Trade EAST in-store, Brick Lane, 19.00, FREE
Aztec Camera's Roddy Frame releases his new album 'Seven Dials' via AED
SLEEPY TIME GHOST @ Bedroom Bar, Rivington St, 21.00, FREE
THE SLOW SHOW plus guests @ St Pancras Old Church, 19.30, £9adv
'If you can imagine the most warm and organic sound you've ever heard, then imagine that the same sound is a huge worshipper of America's folk alt religion and, at some point, glided across the floor of a Northern cotton mill, then you've got 'The Slow Show' in one. Or, if a little easier, Manchester's most un-Manchester like five piece'
WITH ONE LAST BREATH, HOPES DIES LAST, ME IN A MILLION @ The Barfly Camden, 19.30
Yorkshire metallers, With One Last Breath, released their debut album, ‘The Fearless Ones’, on April 14th on Small Town Records
YO ZUSHI (single launch) @ Power Lunches, 446 Kingsland Rd, 20.00


FRIDAY 9TH MAY
BERNARD & EDITH plus guests @ Birthdays, Stoke Newington Rd, Dalston, 20.00, FREE
'Bernard + Edith’s music could be London Grammar-style slow and seductive post-trip hop or xx-ish ambient noir, but it’s more idiosyncratic and subtly dislocating than that, more brooding with an undertow of menace, as you can tell from the Poppy EP, released by Sways'
CLEAN BANDIT @ Shepherds Bush Empire, 19.30
DARREN HAYMAN's occupdation plus special guest - show eleven @ The Vortex, Dalston, 20.00, £12adv
Darrn Hayman 'I will write pieces for the night and ask musicians to provide improvised backing. I will perform the three or four spoken word pieces that have appeared on my records previously. I will also perform the more story based/narrative songs from my back catalogue. So it isn’t totally an evening of prose.'
EKOPLEKZ, BROOD MA @ Cafe Oto, Dalston, 20.00, £8adv £10door
'Nick Edwards’ Ekoplekz project has developed a unique sound drawing on dub, early 90s Warp, noise and early electronics. These influences are combined with a dedication to analog electronics and diy instrumentation, bringing a rawness and immediacy to his sound and performances.' Plus Brood Ma, the musical alias of artist James B Stringer 'the music tends to be oppressively psychedelic, evoking fourth-world entropy'
FRANCEENS, THE X-RAY EYES, THE DYING SHAMES - Garageland @ The Unicorn, Camden, 19.00, FREE
The Franceens 'DIY New York style punk'n'roll three-piece with all the trash, thrash an' squawk of 1960's garage and a lil 50's lacquer'
GRACE DIESEL plus more @ The Comedy pub, Leicester Sq, 19.30, £6
GRUFF RHYS @ Soho Theatre, 19.30, £20adv
Gruff Rhys comes to Soho Theatre to celebrate the release of American Interior – a bold and ambitious multiplatform tale of adventure
THE HERBALISER @ The Garage, Highbury Corner, 19.00
JANELLE MONAE @ Brixton Academy, 19.30
THE JON SPENCER BLUES EXPLOSION @ Koko camden, 18.30
LYKKE LI @ Village Underground, Shoreditch, 19.30
THE PARKINSONS, THE DYING SHAMES, LOS PEPES @ The Boston Music Room 178 Junction Road, Tufnell Park, 20.00, £8adv £10door
Notorious Portuguese punk rockers The Parkingsons are back in London plus new garage rock’n’rollers The Dying Shames from London
PSYCLON NINE, DEATH VALLEY HIGH @ The Barfly Camden, 19.00, £15adv
REAL FRIENDS, YOU BLEW IT!, MODERN BASEBALL @ Old Blue Last, Grt Eastern St, 20.00
SATELLITE STORIES, YOUNG ROMANCE - Club NME @ Koko camden, 21.30, £5door
SPACE WITCH, EARLY MAMMAL, TELEPATHY, THREE THRONES @ The Windmill, Brixton, 19.45, £5adv £6door
Cosmic Carnage is proud to present first ever London show for Stoke based 5 piece Space Witch 'instrumental cosmic doom monster' . Plus 'heavy riffs with touches of psychedelia and a grainy garage edge' from Early Mammal and some instrumental post-metal from Telepathy and progressive instrumental doom from Three Thrones
THE THEME, THE 286, BAYLA-BAYLA plus more @ New Cross Inn, 19.30, £3
'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.'
TRIPWIRES plus guests @ Shacklewell Arms, Shacklewell Lane, 20.00, £5adv
XANDRIA @ The Underworld, Camden, 18.00, £12adv


SATURDAY 10TH MAY
THE ACTIONS plus more @ The islington, Tolpuddle St, 20.00, £5
CULT OF LUNA, GOD SEED, GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT, AMPLIFIER, JESU, AMENRA, THE OLD WIND plus more - Beyond the Redshift @ The Forum, Kentish Town, 19.30
FIGHT LIKE APES @ Birthdays, Stoke Newington Rd, Dalston, 20.00, £8adv
Dublin-based purveyors of spiky pop Fight Like Apes return with new EP 'Whigfield Sextape' out on May 12 through Alcopop Records
GRUFF RHYS @ Soho Theatre, 19.30, £20adv
Gruff Rhys comes to Soho Theatre to celebrate the release of American Interior – a bold and ambitious multiplatform tale of adventure
HEALTHY JUNKIES, ON TRIAL UK, THE ARMY OF SKANKS, THE UNDERRUNNERS @ The Unicorn, Camden, 20.00, FREE
HEALTHY JUNKIES Female fronted New wave grunge band..DIY and hungry.. Plus 'The Army Of Skanks - Punk rock warrior women with our man Whippet on drums. Punk Rock mistresses from Coventry dishing up old skool Punk Rock with attitude and fun!!!'
Healthy Junkies are female fronted New wave grunge band doing ' their glammy, grungy, pop-hooks-a-go-go thing' (Nemesis To Go)
KIT DOWNES & LUCY RAILTON'S TRICKO TAREO, MOTIF @ The Vortex, Dalston, 20.00, £14.30adv
'Minimalism meets light-footed improvisation and romanticism in this Anglo-Norwegian double bill.'
RAF AND O @ Vinyl, 4Tanners Hill, Deptford, from 16.00
Glitchy electronic dream pop from Raf And O
RAJAYTTAJAT, SAUNA YOUTH, RETROFUTURE, MAJORETTES @ Power Lunches, 446 Kingsland Rd, 20.00, £6
RAJAYTTAJAT described as totally deranged proto-punk / pub rock from Finland... part of a four day mini tour that they are doing in England with Retrofuture
SEND MORE PARAMEDICS @ Barfly Camden, 19.00
SLOW EARTH, XOVA, IDES MOON, THE HEALING plus more @ The Silver Bullet, 5 Station Place, Finsbury Park, 18.00, £5
THE SWELLERS plus more @ The Borderline, Soho, 19.30
Melodic punk rock band The Swellers return to the UK


SUNDAY 11TH MAY
BREABACH @ Bush Hall, 19.30, £15
DEATHCRUSH plus more @ The Windmill, Brixton, 20.00
DJANGO DJANGO @ Rough Trade EAST in-store, Brick Lane, 14.00, FREE
KYPIE, IDES MOON, JOE CORBIN, THE YES MESS plus more @ The Old Queens Head, 44 Essex Rd, Angel, 15.00, FREE
MELISSA JAMES @ Green Note, Parkway, Camden, 19.30, £10adv
'Melissa's music fuses her love of blues, folk, country and jazz bundled in a package of soul, taking you on mini detours which draw you into her sometimes raw and innermost thoughts'
MUSTASCH, GRIFTER, XII BOAR, CB6 @ The Underworld, Camden, 18.30, £12adv
OH SISTER, EVANJACK, FAWN, REDVERS BAILEY @ Trangallan, 61 Newington Green, N16 9PX, 19.30, £4
TEEBS @ Birthdays, Stoke Newington Rd, Dalston, 20.00
WALLIS BIRD @ The Garage, Highbury Corner, 19.30

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MONDAY 12TH MAY
BABY IN VAIN, SKINNY GIRL DIET @ Old Blue Last, Great Eastern St, Shoreditch, 20.00, FREE
Baby In Vain "These three young women from Copenhagen, Denmark play an improbably fresh stew of riot grrrl confrontation and gnarly-treble double-guitar tangle." (Rolling Stone) Plus some lo-fi grrl-riot from Skinny Girl Diet
EAST INDIA YOUTH @ The Barfly Camen, 19.30, £7.50adv
MARTHA REEVES & THE VANDELLAS @ Jazz Cafe, 19.30
PAWWS @ The Lexington, Pentonville Rd, 19.00
QUIMBY, IAN SIEGAL @ Scala, Kings Cross, 19.30, £19.50adv
TRANSATLANTIC @ The Forum, Kentish Town, 19.30
TUNE YARDS, SYLVAN ESSO @ Village Underground, Shoreditch, 19.30, £16.90adv


TUESDAY 13TH MAY
ADOLESCENT plus guests @ Old Blue Last, Great Eastern St, Shoreditch, 20.00, FREE
'Adolescent is the moniker of 23-year-old Alex Parish, paying homage in name to the early teenage years responsible for inspiring his unique sound and vision. Much of his initial thought process in production owes to a love of late 90s Trip-Hop and Hip-Hop'
BEAR'S DEN @ Electric Brixton, 19.30
DRIVE BY TRUCKERS @ Shepherds Bush empire, 19.30, £26.86
HA HA TONKA plus guests @ The Monarch, Camden, 19.30, £8.50adv
HONEY LAROCHELLE plus more @ Bedroom Bar, Rivington St, 20.00, FREE
JEREMY NEALE, TIJUNANA BIBLES @ Hoxton Sq Bar & Kitchen, 19.30
Jeremy Neale 'sounds of Mersey beat, 60s girl group, pop-psych, blue eyed soul and the darker side of crooner-revivalist'
LAURIE LEVINE @ Half Moon, Putney, 19.30, £6adv £8door
PHANTOGRAM @ XOYO Cowper St, 20.00, £11.50adv
Phantogram 'melding indie rock, hip-hop and shoegaze into a compelling, original sound'
ROBERT FRANCIS @ Bush Hall, 19.30, £15
SAMARIS plus guests @ Birthdays, Stoke Newington Rd, Dalston, 20.00, £8adv
Samaris is an unconventional combination. Its a band that consists of a clarinet player, a singer and an electronic musician. Together they play downtempo electronica/triphop.
SONS & LOVERS @ The Barfly Camden, 19.30
London four-piece Sons & Lovers 'pulsating drum patterns and just a hint of synth with your guitars'
THE SUNDOWNERS(EP release), THE CIRCLES plus more @ Madame JoJo's Soho, 20.00, £6adv
The Sundowners releas the Medicine EP on Skeleton Key Records on May 12th
WINTER HINTERLAND @ Birthdays, Stoke Newington Rd, Dalston, 19.30, £7.50adv
Dark and dreamy pop aesthete White Hinterland celebrates release of her third LP 'Baby', out via Dead Oceans on 31st March

WEDNESDAY 14TH MAY
BEAR HANDS plus more @ Electrowerkz, Torrens St, 19.30
Hailing from New York, Bear Hands are a post-punk and indie rock band
CATRIN FINCH & SECKOU KIETA @ Bush Hall, 19.30, £17.50
CHRISTIAN DEATH, MANFLU @ The Garage, Highbury Corner, 19.30
In honour of the 30th Anniversary of ‘Catastrophe Ballet’, Christian Death will be performing it in its entirety followed by songs from the new, soon to be released album, ‘The Root of All Evilution’ Plus support from the 'wayward ninja art-punk of Manflu, who manage to be spiky and angular - like a cross between Captain Beefheart and Malaria - and also enticingly scary.' (Nemesis To Go)
CIRCUIT DES YEUX @ Cafe Oto, Dalston, 20.00, £7.50adv
'Haley Fohr’s 5th LP under the name Circuit des Yeux (her fourth to see release), weaves a sonic bildungsroman, documenting the transition from collegiate cloister in pastoral Bloomington, Indiana to the noisy, haggard Chicago South Side'
DAKOTA JIM BAND with Louisa Jones @ Etcetera, 86 Stoke Newington High St, 20.30, FREE
EYEDRESS @ Shacklewell Arms, Shacklewell lane, Dalston, 20.00, £8.50adv
Eyedress is 23 year old Idris Vicuna. He is based in Quezon City, Manilla, in the Philippines. His debut 'Supernatural' EP was recorded on fruity loops in Eyedress' bedroom on a PC laptop handed down to him by his father.
GUY DAVIS @ Half Moon, Putney, 19.30, £12.50adv £15door
JAGWAR MA plus guests @ Electric Brixton, 19.30
PHANTOGRAM @ Oval Space, off Hackney Rd, 20.00, £11.50adv
Phantogram 'melding indie rock, hip-hop and shoegaze into a compelling, original sound'
PURPLE plus guests @ Old Blue Last, Great Eastern St, Shoreditch, 20.00, FREE
Purple play pop music, messy, dirty raucous, grit-spitting, tequila-glugging pop music...
WHITE HINTERLAND plus guests @ Birthdays, Stoke Newington Rd, Dalston, 20.00, £7.50adv
WRANGLER @ Rough Trade EAST in-store, Brick Lane, 19.00, FREE
YANN TIERSEN @ ICA, 19.30


THURSDAY 15TH MAY
BENJAMIN CLEMENTINE @ Koko Camden, 19.00, £15
CAROUSEL VERTIGO @ The Barfly Camden, 19.30
CHAMELEONS VOX - special 'Script Of The Bridge' Anniversary Show @ The Garge, Highbury Corner, 19.30, £18adv
FACTORY FLOOR @ Oval Space, off Hackney Rd, 20.00
FENSTER plus guests @ Birthdays, Stoke Newington Rd, Dalston, 20.00, FREE tickets
FENSTER is a four piece experimental pop band that formed in Berlin in 2011
FIRST AID KIT @ Islington Assembly Hall, 19.30
FRED plus more @ Proud, Camden, 20.00, FREE
Fred, the new incarnation of all girl faves Keebo.
GOLDIE THORN, OH/LA/LA @ Bedroom Bar, Rivington St, 20.00, FREE
THE INTERMISSION PROJECT, MARTIN LUKE BROWN plus more @ The Lock Tavern, Camden, 20.00, FREE
LAS KELLIES, SCRAPS @ Oslo, Hackney, 19.30, £7adv
London-based label Fire Records is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary with a series of events in the capital in May starting with Argentinian triad Las Kellies 'specialised in a shifting mix of vistas, switching its sights from girl-gang rock chanson...to the riot grrrlish‘ (CMU)
OLIVER DARLING AND THE LIVING LEGENDS @ Etcetera, 86 Stoke Newington High St, 20.30, FREE
PEARL TN @ Half Moon, Putney, 19.30, £10adv £12door
R. STEVIE MOORE @ Cafe Oto, Dalston, 20.00, £10adv
SANS @ Canada Water Culture Space, 19.30
SOPHIE DELILA @ Bush Hall, 19.30, £12.50 - cancelled
TORI AMOS @ Royal Albert Hall, 19.30
WE WERE EVERGREEN @ Scala, Kings Cross, 19.30
'Cute French trio We Were Evergreen have installed xylophones and loop pedals to their live sound'
WILLIAM, PLAYLOUNGE @ Old Blue Last, Grt Eastern St, 20.00, FREE


FRIDAY 16TH MAY
CHARLIE SIMPSON @ Islington Academy, 19.30
COSINES, GIANT BURGER plus more @ Sebright Arms, 31-35 Coate Street, E2 9AG, 19.00, £5adv £6door
Cosines are a mathematical pop band from north London, plus support from Giant Burger"Lapping surf guitars, beefy organ and an ebullient eruption of textured Animal Collective-y vocals; sink your teeth into this! Actions sometimes speak louder than words, you know, and this song would probably get Handy Andy all hot and bothered - cashback!"(DiS)
COURTLY LOVE, OSCAR SUAVE, PET PORTRAIT plus more @ The Lock Tavern, Camden, 20.00, FREE
'Psych-Blue band Courtly Love headline this edition of Clockwork, who mix the gutter glamour of the velvets with the cinematic grandeur of Serge Gainsbourg. Support comes from Psych rock band Oscar Suave.'
EAST COLLECTIVE, HANGFIRE, COJAK plus DJ S.K.T @ Spaces, 1 Kingsland Rd, Shoreditch, 19.00-04.00, £3 before 22.000 £5after
EUGENE RIPPER plus more @ Dublin Castle, Parkway, Camden, 20.30
'Eugene Ripper, one of Canada's most respected and storied modern rock performers has been refining his "Fast Folk Underground" sound since the early 90s. This critically acclaimed style is characterized by energetic, post modern folk musings coupled with the intensity of punk and seasoned with soulful lyrically rich street wise ballads.'
FAIRPORT CONVENTION @ The Borderline, Soho, 19.30
H.E.A.T, SUPERCHARGER @ The Garage, Highbury Corner, 19.30
JIMI GOODWIN @ Islington Assembly Hall, 19.30
KATATONIA @ Union Chapel, Upper St, Islington, 19.30, £19.25
KEEL HER plus more @ The Lexington, Pentonville Rd, 19.30
London-based label Fire Records is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary with experimental butt rock don't stop Brighton based Keel Her...
LEMAR @ Jazz Cafe, 19.30
MOSS, CRYPT LURKER, BAST, GHOLD @ The Windmill, Brixton, 19.30, £7adv £10door
'Tearing the screams from your very soul since 2000, Moss are making a rare appearance at and intimate-sized London venue.'
PURE LOVE (last ever show), CALLING ALL CARS @ Barfly Camden, 19.30, £10adv
SCOTT & CHARLENE'S WEDDING, KEEL HER, FAWN SPOTS @ The Lexington, Pentonville Rd, 19.30, £10adv
Scott and Charlene's Wedding co-headlining with lo-fi pop queen KEEL HER, whose debut album is due out on Critical Heights in February.
SHARON JONES AND THE DAP KINGS @ Roundhouse, Camden, 19.00
SOLOMON GREY, GLASS OWLS - Club NME @ Koko camden, 19.00, £5door
SPIT SHAKE SISTERS, ABJECTS, STRANGE CAGES, SKIRTS @ Old Blue Last, Great Eastern St, Shoreditch, 20.30, FREE
'Fast, ferocious, melodic and manic' Spit Shake Sisters, plus all girl punk, garage and psych London trio Abjects
STUBB, SIMEON SOUL CHARGER, TEN TON TABBY @ The Black Heart, Greenland Place, Camden, 19.30, £5
'loud driving, fuzzed up heavy blues rock' from Stubb, plus American Psychedelic Rock band Simeon Soul Charger
TUMBLING BONES @ GreenNote, Camden, 19.30
VIKESH KAPOOR @ Rough Trade WEST in-store, Notting Hill, 18.00, FREE
"a series of sharply etched portraits of struggling Americans that points back along a road of socially conscious songs. Woody Guthrie is standing at the head of that road." (The New Yorker)
YANN TIERSEN @ Rough Trade EAST in-store, Brick Lane, 18.30, FREE


SATURDAY 17TH MAY
ACTION BRONSON @ The Forum, 19.30
THE ACTIONS plus more @ Tooting Tram & Social, Mitcham Rd, Sw17 9NA, 20.00
BARRENCE WHITFIELD & THE SAVAGES @ The Borderline, Soho, 19.30
THE CRABS, CHAOS UK, KATZ, THE STEREOTYPES @ The Grosvenor, Sidney Rd, Stockwell, 19.30, £8
"4 of the original 1970s punk bands reform for one night only to launch the new compilation album Bored Teenagers Volume 7"
DAWN OF MIDI @ Cafe Oto, 17.00-19.30 £8.50adv & also at 20.00 now sold out
Brooklyn based acoustic ensemble Dawn of Midi
ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN @ Shepherds Bush Empire, 19.30
I LIKE THE GO GO, WEAK NERVES @ Old Blue Last, Grt Eastern St, 20.00, FREE
Fuzz/Garage punk duo I Like The Go Go from Brighton, plus Weak Nerves, London based band fuelled by a grunge 90's style sound
KRAR COLLECTIVE, KRISTI STASSINOPOULOU & STATHIS KALYVIOTI, JYOTSNA SRIKANTH @ Rich Mix, 19.00, £13+
LEMAR @ Jazz Cafe, 19.30
LOOM, LOVE BUZZARD, DEAD COAST, ABJECTS @ Power Lunches, 446 Kingsland Rd, 20.00
LOOM 'Sweaty swagger soaked Garage rock n roll that hints at the grunge of Mudhoney or Alice in Chains with an intense and formidable live show...Expect lots of NOISE' Plus the fuzz laden noise of Love Buzzard, 60s surf rock of Dead Coast and all girl garage rock band Abjects
STICKY FINGERS @ The Garage, Highbury Corner, 19.30
WRECKLESS ERIC plus more @ The Lexington, Pentonville Rd, 19.30, £13.20adv £15door
London-based label Fire Records is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary..'The same year that Fire Records mark their 30th year as a label, Wreckless Eric will be celebrating his 60th year of living. That makes Fire exactly half Eric’s age! To mark the occasion the two are teaming up for one big old birthday bash at The Lexington...Eric will be brushing off his zimmer frame to perform the entire Le Beat Group Electrique album, which will, coincidentally, be reissued by Fire in time for Record Store day in April. He’ll then follow that up (if he’s still got the energy) with a more general greatest hits set, with a focus on Donovan of Trash, which will be getting a reissue in May..'


SUNDAY 18TH MAY
ANGUISH SANDWICH, DOG LEGS, GIANT BURGER @ Power Lunches, 446 Kingsland Rd, 19.00-22.00, £4
'Northampton's finest are off on tour and we're delighted to say they'll be stopping by with us on Sunday 18th March, joined by the wonderful Dog Legs and Giant Burger, for a night of bratty post punk wonk pop, or something to that effect.'
DELAYS @ The Borderline, Soho, 19.30
HANK WANGFORD & THE LOST COWBOYS @ Bush Hall, 19.30, £15
I LIKE THE GO GO, WEAK NERVES @ Old Blue Last, Great Eastern St, Shoreditch, 20.30, FREE
Fuzz/garage punk duo I Like The Go Go from Brighton, plus London based grunge influenced indie band Weak Nerves
GUIDED BY VOICES, RIDING THE LOW, BAND OF PRICKS plus more @ The Lexington, Pentonville Rd, 19.30
London-based label Fire Records is celebrating its thirtieth anniversary with Stewart Lee set to MC a live release party for Guided By Voices's second LP of 2014, 'Cool Planet', which is out 19 May
KARYN WHITE @ Jazz Cafe, 19.30
RICK ROSS @ Roudhouse, Camden, 19.30
RIDING THE LOW, FAWN SPOTS, BAND OF PRICKS and Stewart Lee MC @ The Lexington, Pentonville Rd, 19.30, £10adv
'As Fire continue their 30th Anniversary celebrations with a series of shows in May, they will be throwing the party to end all parties to herald the release of Cool Planet, the second Guided by Voices album of the year. The gig will feature a host of GBV fanatics, playing original material as well as their favourite Guided by Voices numbers. The evening will be compered by Stewart Lee, whose GBV obsession has been well documented, who once described them as; "a mad bloke from Ohio who's a bit drunk and has a massive collection of words, the meaning of which he doesn't seem to care about."
SHONEN KNIFE, SMALLGANG, FORMER UTOPIA @ Dingwalls, Camden, 20.00, £12.50adv
All female Japanese cult trio Shonen Knife hit the road again to tour the UK & Ireland this May, to coincide with a forthcoming new album to be released on Damnably Records.

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MONDAY 19TH MAY
AMATORSKI plus guests @ Old Blue Last, Grt Eastern St, 20.00, FREE
BEN WATT & HIS BAND feat. BERNARD BUTLER @ Islington Assembly Hall, 19.30
Ben Watt...'the music is a meeting of worlds: languid folk, distorted rock and buzzing electronics; in part a result of the album's two central collaborators, ex-Suede guitarist, Bernard Butler, and Berlin-based producer Ewan Pearson. There is also an unexpected stellar cameo - Pink Floyd's David Gilmour, who adds slide guitar and backing vocals on 'The Levels'.'
DORO @ Islington Academy, 19.30, £25
GAZELLE TWIN plus guests @ Birthdays, Stoke Newington Rd, Dalston, 20.00, FREE
“woozily ethereal industrial-pop” (DiS) from Gazelle Twin
HISS GOLDEN MESSENGER @ The Borderline, Soho, 19.30, £12.50adv
MAKUINI AND THE HOO DOO MEN - 'AT LAST' Etta James @ Bulls Head, 373 Lonsdale Rd, Barnes, 20.00, £10
ONYX @ Jazz Cafe, 19.30
ROSIE LOWE @ XOYO Cowper St, 19.30
Rosie Lowe with recent EP out last year and debut album released soon... 'deliciously textured songs have depth, mystery and allure to spare'
SLOWDIVE @ Village Undergrdound, Shoreditch, 19.30, £20adv
ATP present first gig from Slowdive in twenty years...
THUMPERS @ Rough Trade EAST in-store, Brick Lane, 19.00, FREE
"[Galore] is filled with extroverted melodies, booming, insistent drums, and glimmering production" (Pitchfork)


TUESDAY 20TH MAY
BENJAMIN BOOKER plus guests @ Old Blue Last, Grt Eastern St, 20.00, £7adv
New Orleans singer-songwriter Benjamin Booker described as 'a well mixed musical cocktail of punk, folk, and New Orleans Blues'
CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN @ Dingwalls, Camden, 19.30
DESPITE MY DEEPEST FEAR, LOCK & KEY, PORTRAITS, KARATE JACKSON @ The Unicorn, Camden, 19.00, FREE
EMBRACE @ Shepherds Bush Empire, 19.30
HIVE, LUKE ABBOTT @ Oval Space, Hackney, 19.30, £20adv
HIVE is multimedia project; part installation and part ensemble, utilizing modular synthesis, sound design and acoustic instruments in live performance, from American composer and former Battles front man Tyondai Braxton
MADISON VIOLET @ Bush Hall, 19.30, £12.50
Canadian duo Madison Violet 'have a sound all of their own, which has been described as both tumbleweed country & folk pop'
SEAN NICHOLAS SAVAGE @ Dalston Roof Park, 19.30
ST PAUL & THE BROKEN BONES @ Rough Trade EAST in-store, Brick Lane, 19.00, FREE
St. Paul & The Broken Bones are a resplendent sextet from Birmingham, Alabama, and due to release debut album 'Half The City' in May 2014. Described as "the band to pick up where soul music left off" the gospel of St Paul & The Broken Bones is quickly spreading. Produced by Ben Tanner of Alabama Shakes and recorded and mixed in the storied R&B mecca of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, their sound harks back to the region's classic soul roots.
TELEMAN @ Islington Assembly Hall, 19.30
TRUST @ XOYO Cowper St, 19.30


WEDNESDAY 21ST MAY
CENZIG plus more @ New Cross Inn, 19.30, £3
ELIZA SHADDAD plus more @ Bedroom Bar, Rivington St, 20.00, FREE
FOXES @ Koko Camden, 19.00, £12
FUSE ODG @ The Garage, Highbury Corner, 19.30
KIM RICHLEY @ Half Moon, Putney, 19.30, £13adv £15door
LA DISPUTE @ Bush Hall, 19.30, £11
Michigan based quintet La Dispute have announced that they will release their third full-length, titled Rooms of the House, on March 17, 2014 via their newly established label, Better Living, in partnership with Big Scary Monsters Records
MILES HUNT & ERICA NOCKALLS @ The Underworld, Camden, 19.00, £12adv
NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL @ Roundhouse, Camden, 19.30, £26adv
OWEN PALLETT @ Oval Space, E2 9DT, 19.30, £14adv
PIZZA UNDERGROUND @ Concrete, 19.30
Macaulay Culkin's pizza-based Velvet Underground tribute band, Pizza Underground
RODRIGO AMARANTE @ The Lexington, Pentonville Rd, 19.30
SOLOMON GREY @ Hoxton Sq Bar & Kitchen, 19.30
SON LUX plus support @ XOYO Cowper St, 19.30
Son Lux (aka Ryan Lott) is in town following November's release of his third full-length album ‘Lanterns’ out via Joyful Noise, 'Meditative but heaving with energy, ‘Lanterns’ finds a peculiar congruency between futuristic soul and ancient sentiment. Driving orchestral pop is placed alongside haunting minimalism, often starkly juxtaposing densely layered arrangements with Lott's intimate voice.'
TOWNS (album release), MOKSHA MEDICINE, THE ESKIMO CHAIN @ Old Blue Last, Great Eastern St, Shoreditch, 20.30, FREE
TROUMACA, MY PANDA SHALL FLY @ Shacklewell Arms, Dalston, 20.00


THURSDAY 22ND MAY
THE ELWINS @ Sebright Arms, off Hackney Rd, 20.00, £7.50
FALLS plus more @ Barfly Camden, 19.30
FALLS are a four-piece rock band from Flintshire in North Wales. Combining heavy set-yourself-on-fire riffs, catchy teach-your-teenage-daughter-the-dance-routine melodies and avant garde stroke-your-muso-beard-to-this time signatures to create "thrilling and intelligent pain for the ears" (Adam Walton, BBC Wales).
FOURTH AND FOLSOM, THICKETS @ Bedroom Bar, Rivington St, 20.00, FREE
HURRAY FOR THE RIFFRAFF @ Hoxton Sq Bar & Kitchen, 19.30
JASON ISBELL & THE 400 UNIT @Electic Ballroom, Camden, 19.30
THE JULIE RUIN plus support @ Tufnell park Dome, 2 Dartmouth Park Hill, Tufnell Park, 20.00, £12adv
Original riot grrrl Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill) and new band The Julie Ruin, based in New York visit the UK. With their brilliant inspiring debut album Run Fast released in 2013 'Kathleen Hanna, lead singer of the punk band Bikini Kill and dance-punk trio Le Tigre, rose to national attention as the reluctant but never shy voice of the riot grrrl movement. She became one of the most famously outspoken feminist icons, a cultural lightning rod. Her critics wished she would just shut-up, and her fans hoped she never would.'
KIESZA@ Electrowerkz, Torrens St, Islington, 19.30
Canadian singing pop artiste Kiesza's first time headlining solo in the capital.
LA DISPUTE @ Bush Hall, 19.30, £11
MAC DEMARCO, AMEN DUNES @ Koko Camden, 19.00
NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL @ Roundhouse, Camden, 19.30, £26adv
NISENNENMONDAI, BLOOD SPORT @ Corsica Studios, Elephant & Castle, 19.30, £9adv
'Nisennenmondai are a Tokyo, Japan-based instrumental rocktrio who make music that’s both raw and danceable in equal measure. They formed in 1999 and took their name from the Japanese translation of the then-current phrase “Year 2000 Computer Bug"
SPEEDY ORTIZ, EMPTY POOLS @ Electrowerks, Torrens St, 19.30
TOGETHER PANGEA, THE WILD SMILES, THEE MVP'S @ Old Blue Last, Great Eastern St, Shoreditch, 20.30, FREE
WHITE LUNG, AUTOBAHN, CLAWMARKS @ 100 Club, Oxford St, 19.30, £6adv £8door
Newly signed to Domino Records,Vancouver’s resilient rock’n’roll outfit White Lung release new single ‘Drown With The Monster’ which 'articulates prevailing lyrics and infectious guitars whirled in relentless drum beats'. Support comes from post hardcore act Autobahn who fellow Leeds based band Eagulls footsteps, and SEXBEAT Records signing Claw Marks who return from their recent UK tour with The Fat White Family.
WOLFGANG VOIGT, DALHOUSE, PAUL JEBANASAM @ St John at Hackney Church, 19.30, £15adv
XIU XIU, BLOOD MUSIC @ Birthdays, Stoke Newington Rd, Dalston, 20.00, £12adv
This will be a special up-close and ultra-intense live encounter with Jamie Stewart’s unnervingly personal song project, focused around new album ‘Angel Guts: Red Classroom’ – a spitting, bubbling broth of synths, electronics, piercing lyricism and masterful industrial percussion.
YOUNG THE GIANT @ The Garage, Highbury Corner, 19.30
Californian indie rockers Young The Giant
YOUNGHUSBAND, ECHO LAKE @ Ace Hotel, 100 Shoreditch High St, 19.30, FREE tickets here


FRIDAY 23RD MAY

ARTIC MONKEYS, TAME IMPLALA, MILES KANE plus more @ Finsbury Park
CAM COLE, THE PYRAMID SHIP, TAIKONAUT, VECTOR VENDETTA @ New Cross Inn, 19.30, £3
'Taikonaut are an exciting 4 piece heavy art rock band from south London, Formed by driven pro musicians bored of the shiny production of the pop and rock scene'
LE GALAXIE - Club NME @ Koko Camden, 19.00, £5door
LA SERA @ Hoxton Sq Bar & Kitchen, 19.30
Katy Goodman's (ex Vivian Girls) band La Sera coming over to Europe with new LP 'Hour Of The Dawn' released on 2nd June
MIKE NISBET, ROSIE BANS plus more @ Torriano Bar, 71-73 Torriano Avenue, Kentish Town, 19.30
STATE OF PLAY (EP launch), VAUDE VILLAINS, SHORT STORIES @ The Garage, Highbury Corner, 19.00
TANGERINE DREAM @ Shepherds Bush Empire, 19.30
THE UNDERTONES, THE MASONICS @ Koko Camden, 19.00, £22


SATURDAY 24TH MAY
NEMESIS TO GO Recommends - SEX GANG CHILDREN, DEADFILMSTAR, NINE DAY DECLINE @ The Garage, Highbury Corner, 19.00, £14adv
'Some say Andi Sex Gang invented goth, back in the early 80s when the original line-up of the Sex Gang Children emerged from the art-infused end of London's post-punk underground. These days the band draws as much inspiration from Berlin cabaret as art-rock angularity, so tonight we can expect a show that is as much theatrical experience as rock 'n' roll. Dress for the last days of the Empire.'
AFTERPARTY plus more @ Good Ship, Kilburn, 20.00, £5
ARTIC MONKEYS, TAME IMPLALA, MILES KANE plus more @ Finsbury Park
CHRIS BROKAW @ The Vortex, Dalston, 20.00, £10adv £12door
'As part of Damnably's 8th birthday celebration's we bring you Chris Brokaw live at London's Vortex, May 24th for a solo electric guitar set encompassing recent works.'
THE CRAVEN BRAVES, BLACK TIE WHITE NOISE, BARNESY @ New Cross Inn, 19.30, £3|
THE CREEPSHOW, DICK DYNAMITE AND THE DOPPLEGANGERS, CHUBBY LA TOUCHE & HIS HANDSOME BUMS @ The Underworld, Camden, 18.00, £13.50adv
D/R/U/G/S, DEMS, PUNKS JUMP UP plus more @ Koko Camden, 22.00, £10
LOUNGEDELIC @ The Book & Record Bar, 20 Norwood High St, SE27 9NR, 20.00
THE MONOCHROME SET, THE FALLEN LEAVES @ Half Moon, Putney, 93 Lower Richmond Rd, 20.00, £12.50adv £14.50door
PAUL MCCLURE, TOUT @ The Lock Tavern, Camden, 20.00, FREE
Bonanza & Son's 'Countrier Than Thou’ night feat. Paul McClure who 'has taken Americana and Folk music and stripped it back to the bare bone of songwriting and human emotion' and released his debut solo album in March via Clubhouse Records. Plus support from 'Trestle Records signings Tout weave and weft scorching instrumentals like desert tapestries reminiscent of the best Spaghetti Western soundtrack you never heard'
ST JUST VIGILANTES plus Matt Sewell DJ set @ Rough Trade EAST in-store, Brick Lane, 13.00, FREE
TINY RUINS, LAND OBSERVATIONS, ADAM STAFFORD, MYYTHS, ARCH GARISSON, GRIMM GRIMM, DAN BETTRIDGE plus loads more - Shhh @ Heath St Baptist Church, Hampstead,from 12.00, £15earlybird
The Local is delighted to announce the next London SHHH event - an all day celebration of quiet music and art - more info here
VISION FORTUNE, POLTERGHOST @ Old Blue Last, Great Eastern St, Shoreditch, 20.00, FREE


SUNDAY 25TH MAY
THE 45'S, SMOKIN PROPHETS, DEVIANT AMPS, OLYMPIC CLAMP DOWN, SENDELICA plus more @ The Amersham Arms, New Cross Rd, from 12.00 to midnight, £6concs £8
EMMYLOU HARRIS @ Barbican, 19.00
FREEZE THE ATLANTIC, LAYERS @ Old Blue Last, Grt Eastern St, 20.00, FREE
THE THREE JOHNS @ The Borderline, Manette St, Soho, 19.30

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MONDAY 26TH MAY
CONDOMINIUM, SNOB, SPLIT VEINS @ Power Lunches, 446 Kingsland Rd, 14.00-17.00, £5
From Minneapolis, Condominium have spent the last few years perfecting their killer blend of hardcore punk, garage, no wave, psych, and AmRep-esque noise into a sound all of their own. Support from London hardcore band Snob, and new band Split Veins
EMMYLOU HARRIS @ Barbican, 19.00
KING DUDE plus more @ The Macbeth, Hoxton, 20.00, £7adv
LAS OTRAS, NO, FRAU, DREGS plus more @ Power Lunches, 446 Kingsland Rd, 19.30, £5
TAMU MASSIF plus guests @ Old Blue Last, Great Eastern St, Shoreditch, 20.00, FREE
THOMAS DUTRONC @ Scala, Kings Cross, 19.30, £15adv
YAMANTAKA// SONIC TITAN, EAUX @ Village Underground, Shoreditch, 19.30
"Imagine Yoko Ono fronting Black Sabbath. Imagine each member of the band is dressed like a member of Kiss, facepaint and all. Imagine them playing the driving motorik rhythms of Neu! or Can, but speeding them up until the whole crowd is pogoing like they do at the best punk shows" (NME)


TUESDAY 27TH MAY
CLOUD NOTHINGS @ Scala, Kings Cross, 19.30
HAMILTON LEITHAUSER @ Bush Hall, 19.30, £17.50adv
HOT FEET, HILAND CHILD, CATHEDRALS AND CARS @ The Old Queens Head, Essex Rd, Angel, 20.00, £6adv
'Hot Feet are a folk rock band from Stroud, Gloucestershire whos music lives and breathes in the countryside' Plus Hilang Child, the solo songwriting project of Ed Riman moving out from behind the drumkit to take centre stage with his homemade brand of dream-folk...
MICK HARVEY performs the songs of Serge Gainsbourg @ Union Chapel, Islington, 19.00
Mick Harvey has announced a series of live dates following the release of the double CD collection of his two Serge Gainsbourg albums, Intoxicated Man and Pink Elephants, on Mute on 7 April 2014.
PALOMA FAITH @ Roundhouse, 19.30
RED JUMPSUIT APPARATUS @ The Barfly Camden, 19.30, £13.44adv
Florida alt-rockers Red Jumpsuit Apparatus will be bringing their energetic live show to The Barfly next month in support of their upcoming fourth studio album, '4'
SOFT METALS plus more @ The Shacklewell Arms, Shacklewell Lane, Dalston, 20.00, £6adv
Captured Tracks band Soft Metals is a multi-disciplinary electronic duo from Portland, Oregon now residing in Los Angeles, California.
SWANS @ Brixton Electric, 19.30
Swans' release new album 'To Be Kind' on Mute on 12 May / 13 May on Young God Records (North America).
TOM WILLIAMS AND THE BOAT @ Ace Hotel, Shoreditch, 19.30, £12.10adv
THE WAR ON DRUGS @ Koko Camden, 19.30, £14.50adv


WEDNESDAY 28TH MAY
ALUNAH, THREE THRONES, KING GOAT @ The Unicorn, Camden, 19.00, FREE
CIRCA WAVES @ The Lexington, Pentonville Rd, 20.00, £9adv
THE ENEMY @ Koko Camden, 19.00
FLAMING LIPS @ Brixton Academy, 19.30
GOLDEN ANIMALS plus guests @ The Lock Tavern, Camden, 20.00, FREE
Lanzarote is proud to present one of California’s finest exponents of blues and psych rock, Golden Animals. With their second album out on Austin Psych Fest’s own Reverberation Appreciation Society label
MELT BANANA, TEETH OF THE SEA @ Heaven, 19.30, £14.50adv
Melt-Banana is a Japanese noise rock band that is known for playing extremely fast grindcore and noise music mixed with experimental,electronica and pop-based song structures. The bands 10th Studio album Fetch was released on 2013.
MOTORPYSCHO @ Jazz Cafe, 19.30
NADJA @ Cate Oto, Dalston, 20.00
PALOMA FAITH @ Roundhouse, 19.30
VICTORIES AT SEA, DEATH RATTLE plus guests @ Old Blue Last, Great Eastern St, Shoreditch, 20.00, FREE
WHITE DENIM, DEATHCRUSH @ Shepherds Bush Empire, 19.30
WILLIE & THE BANDITS @ Half Moon, Putney, 19.30


THURSDAY 29TH MAY
BAP KENNEDY @ Bush Hall, 19.30, £12.50adv
BLACK BOMBAIN, PET SLIMMERS OF THE YEAR, SKY:LARK @ The Windmill, Brixton, 19.30, £6adv £8door
Cosmic Carnage presents 'Portuguese Psychedelic Powerhouse' Black Bombain, plus progressive post-metal 3 piece Pet Slimmers of The Year recently signed to Candlelight Records, and the huge riffs, huge beats of Sky:Lark
CAMERA OBSCURA @ The Forum, Kentish Town, 19.30
CHUCK RAGAN @ The Garage, Highbury Corner, 19.30
THE ELASTICATED WASTE BAND, MEGAN O'NEILL @ The Lock Tavern, Camden, 20.00, FREE
FIMBER BRAVO, SEPHINE LLO, SYNAESTHETE @ Power Lunches, 446 Kingsland Rd, 19.30
HORNET, SKAM, WHISKY BLOOD @ Barfly Camden, 19.30, £8adv £10door
'Hornet hammer out no-holds-barred dirty blues-rock riffs with a rhythmic attack as loud as they can all complete with a charismatic and intense stage presence'
JOSEPH ARTHUR @ Dingwalls, camden, 19.30, £16.50adv
JOSH RECORD @ Scala, Kings Crossn, 19.30
SAM LEE and friends @ Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank, 19.30
SIDI BEMOL @ The Venue, ULU, 19.30, £15/£11NUSadv
TERRY REID @ Half Moon, Putney, 19.30, £18adv
WEDNESDAY 13 - unplugged @ The Borderline, Soho, 19.30
WIDOWS, TEN FOOT WIZARD, PIST plus more @ The Unicorn, Camden, 19.00, FREE


FRIDAY 30TH MAY
9BACH @ Rough Trade EAST in-store, Brick Lane, 19.00, FREE
'9Bach are Welsh language folk roots band, formed in 2005, specialising in beautiful yet haunting female three part vocal melodies, sung over a Welsh harp & sparse backing'
CHAIN & THE GANG, COMET GAIN, ACTUAL CRIMES @ Tufnell park Dome, 2 Dartmouth Park Hill, Tufnell Park, 20.00, £11adv
THE GLITCH MOB @ The Forum, Kentish Town, 19.30
HERO FISHER - Club NME @ Koko camden, 22.00, £5door
RUMOUR CUBES, PATCHWORK NATIVES, HE WAS EATEN BY OWLS, YAZMYN HENDRIX, LUCY CLAIRE plus live art & DJs @ Power Lunches, 446 Kingsland Rd, Dalston, 19.00
A Cheery Wave Collective, Pythagoras Collective & Minesweeper Collective present a night of Math / Ambient / Post-Rock... feat the soaring cinematic post-rock of Rumour Cubes, the 'groove heavy jazzy instrumental math' of Patchwork Natives, and post-math duo He Was Eaten By Owls 'blending the technical fervour of math-rock with the intricate and heavily textured nature of classical and jazz'
SAM SMITH @ Roundhouse, Camden, 20.00
SCHOOLBOY Q @ Koko Camden, 18.00
VELVET MORNING, COURTLY LOVE, BROTHEL SOUNDS @ Sebright Arms, 31-35 Coate St, 20.00, £6adv
'Gentle, pastoral psych-infused indie’ (Clash) from Velvet Morning, plus surf rock band Courtly Love


SATURDAY 31ST MAY
THE BLACKOUT, GINGER WILDHEART, ORANGE GOBLIN, NINE BLACK ALPS plus more - Camden Rocks Festival @ Barfly Camden
COM TRUISE, OVERWERK, THE RANGE, SAINT PEPSI, T.W.I.N.S. @ Shapes, 117 Wallis Rd, Hackney, E9 5LN, 22.00, £10adv
FROM THE BOGS OF AUGHISKA, PET SLIMMERS OF THE YEAR, THE INFERNAL SEA, TURN TO STONE @ The Unicorn, Camden, 19.00, FREE
MADAM, MORTON VALENCE, ROTIFER @ The Lexington, Pentonville Rd, 20.00, £5adv £6door
Celebrating 15 years of Pennyblackmusic - a music site on the Interweb - and 10 years of Pennyblackmusic live... feat. Madam 'a rare ability to combine the smoky, nocturnal atmospherics conjured by PJ Harvey or Portishead or the Velvet Underground with a pop sensibility'
THE RIPTIDE MOVEMENT @ The Garge, Highbury Corner, 19.30
SIGUE SIGUE SPUTNIK, THE MEMPUNKS @ Electrowerkz, Torrens St, 19.30, £12adv

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