Monday, 17 November 2008

What's On In London This Week (Including Some Free Shows)

There are some great shows going on all over the capital this week, here are just a few:

Monday 17th November
The Wombats @ Shepherds Bush Empire (Sold Out)

Tuesday 18th
The Wombats @ Kentish Town Forum
Uh Huh Her @ Koko's (Sold Out)
Feeder + Fightstar + The Chemists @ London Astoria
7 pm Metronomy DJ Set Rough Trade East (FREE!!! but turn up very early because this will be very popular)
1:30pm Chairlift Instore @ Pure Groove (FREE!!)
Julian Cope @ Royal Festival Hall
The Fratellis + Noah And The Whale + Ladyhawke + Sergeant Little Noise Sessions @ Union Chapel,
White Denim @Dingwalls
6pm Jay Jay Pistolet Instore @ Pure Groove

Wednesday 19th November
Low A Christmas Concert @ Koko's
TV On The Radio @ Shepherds Bush Empire (Sold Out)
Marillion @ Kentish Town Forum
Death Cab For Cutie @ Briston Academy
LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL: Portico Quartet + Suppanggah @ Purcell Room

Thursday 20th November
The Kills @ London Astoria
Dengue Fever + Special Guests @ ICA

Friday 21st November
Andrew Bird @ St Giles-in-the-Fields

Saturday 22nd November
Dizzee Rascal @ Kentish Town Forum

Personally I recommend the FREE Metronomy DJ set @ Rough Trade East 7pm on Tuesday. This promises to be a great evening but if you're thinking of popping along I highly recommend you get there as early as possible, the last time they played @ Rough Trade the queue was round the corner and up the street and then around another corner, here's a photo as proof!

Queue for Metronomy @ Rough Trade East

I never made it in to this show because I'm too much of a grump to stand in a queue for that long and I won't be heading along to the one on Tuesday @ Rough Trade for the same reason.

Instead, this week I'll be digging out my Christmas hat and heading off to see Low @ Koko's to celebrate a merry miserable Christmas show. This is like my equivalent to a Terrible Love Songs Christmas party, much better than all those corporate ones I used to have to go to. I'm also looking forward to seeing the LA based Cambodian psychedelic rockers Dengue Fever @ The ICA on Thursday. Dengue Fever have been drumming up some interest recently with an appearance on the Later with Jools Holland show last week.

If you think I've missed a show, please leave a comment.

Here's the video for Metronomy's "Heartbreaker" taken from their great second album "Night's Out"


chalky said...

UPDATE: I've just seen that Bushwalla is playing at The Monarch in Camden on Wednesday this week at 8:30pm - guaranteed fun show.

Citizen Meh said...

Thanks for the add- once I work out how to add links on Blogger I'll return the favour!

Also, have fun at the Dengue Fever show- why does everything have to clash with Sigur Ros? :-(

chalky said...

No probs!

Sigur Ros should be a good night, hope you have a great time.

I'll be writing a review on the Dengue Fever show so stay tuned!

Cookiemouse said...

Fun video!

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