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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
BIG DADDY KANE @ Jazz Cafe, 19.30
BRETT DENNEN @ The Borderline, Soho, 19.30
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
DAMON ALBARN @ Great Hall of Queen Mary University, 19.30
FATHOMS, BLACK DOGS plus more @ The Unicorn, Camden, 19.00, FREE
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.
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
HABITATS, FOREST, BEACH BEACH @ Old Blue Last, Grt Eastern St, 20.00, FREE
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...
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


SATURDAY 3RD MAY
ANARCHISTWOOD @ Vinyl, 4Tanners Hill, Deptford, 20.00
Experimental garage punk from Anarchistwood
ESCAPISTS, RARE MONK @ Hoxton Sq bar & Kitchen, 19.30
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.
MY AUTUMN EMPIRE, DAVID JULYAN, ANTONY ELVIN - Daylight Music @ Union Chapel, Upper St, Islington, 12.00-14.00, FREE (£3.50 donation suggested)
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


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
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
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, 19.00, FREE
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 @ 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
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
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'
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
THE MIGHTY OAKS plus guests @ Sebright Arms, off Hackney Rd, 20.00
RATKING @ Electrowerkz, Torrens St, 19.30
SNARKY PUPPY @ Scala, Kings Cross, 19.30


THURSDAY 8TH MAY
CHRIS SLADE(ACDC) @ Half Moon, Putney, 19.30, £8adv £10door
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'


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'
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
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 @ 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)
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
THE SWELLERS @ The Borderline, Soho, 19.30


SUNDAY 11TH MAY
BREABACH @ Bush Hall, 19.30, £15
DJANGO DJANGO @ Rough Trade EAST in-store, Brick Lane, 14.00, 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
TEEBS @ Birthdays, Stoke Newington Rd, Dalston, 20.00
WALLIS BIRD @ The Garage, Highbury Corner, 19.30

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MONDAY 12TH MAY
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
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
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
CATRIN FINCH & SECKOU KIETA @ Bush Hall, 19.30, £17.50
CHRISTIAN DEATH @ The Garage, Highbury Corner, 19.30
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'
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
GOLDIE THORN, OH/LA/LA @ Bedroom Bar, Rivington St, 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
TORI AMOS @ Royal Albert Hall, 19.30
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)
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 - Club NME @ Koko camden, 19.00, £5door
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
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
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
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
DELAYS @ The Borderline, Soho, 19.30
HANK WANGFORD & THE LOST COWBOYS @ Bush Hall, 19.30, £15
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
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, described as "the band to pick up where soul music left off"
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
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.'
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 @ 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
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
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'
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
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
THE CRAVEN BRAVES, BLACK TIE WHITE NOISE, BARNESY @ New Cross Inn, 19.30, £3
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


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
EMMYLOU HARRIS @ Barbican, 19.00
KING DUDE plus more @ The Macbeth, Hoxton, 20.00, £7adv
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
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
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
WHITE DENIM @ Shepherds Bush Empire, 19.30
WILLIE & THE BANDITS @ Half Moon, Putney, 19.30


THURSDAY 29TH MAY
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
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
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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