Monday, 23 March 2009

What's on in London this week (Including FREE shows) w/c March 23rd 2009

Here are some of the gigs going on in London this week that caught my eye. Please leave a comment if you think I've missed any worth knowing about.

Monday March 23rd
Chew Lips instore @ Pure Groove Records, 6:30pm (FREE)

Tuesday March 24th
Official Secrets Act instore @ Rough Trade East, 7pm (FREE)
Animal Collective + Dent May @ HMV Forum
Antony And The Johnsons with Florence and The Machine, V V Brown @ Royal Albert Hall

Wednesday March 25th
Ghost Bees, Jake Flowers, Laurie McNamee and Stephen Junior @ The Slaughtered Lamb
Topman Ctrl Curated by Metronomy @ Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen

Thursday March 26th
Mono @ Scala
The Boy Least Likely To @ Cargo
The Leisure Society + Dan Michaelson & The Coastguards + Caroline Weeks @ The Luminaire

Friday March 27th
Vaselines @ HMV Forum

Saturday March 28th
The Joy Formidable @ 93 Feet East
Rota ft. It Hugs Back, Dutch Uncles and Animal Kingdom @ Notting Hill Arts Club

Sunday March 29th
Beth Orton @ The Slaughtered Lamb

(In case any concerts have changed dates/ changed venues/ been cancelled or I've made a typo, you'd be wise to check out the venue websites before heading out the door because.)

If I was holding an imaginary competition and the prize was tickets to three of this weeks shows, the question would be:

Which singer once described Kelly and Mckee of The Vaselines as his "favorite songwriters in the whole world"?


The three shows I would choose would be:

Animal Collective
The Vaselines
Beth Orton

If you think you know the answer (without looking it up on the Internet) leave a comment and if you're correct you'll get.. well nothing because it's an imaginary competition but lets not focus on that, details, details!


The Daily Growl said...

I'm pretty sure that it's Kurt Cobain. I know he was a fan anyway. Nirvana covered at least one Vaselines song. I just can't believe they're playing at the Forum! That'll never sell out.

Also, Beth Orton at the Slaughtered Lamb! That's an intimite gig for her. Would be great I'm sure. Oddly enough, I was listening to Trailer Park last week for the first time in years. Still sounds good.

chalky said...

Correct! It was Kurt Cobain. Nirvana covered 'Molly's Lips' and 'Jesus Don't Want Me For A Sunbeam', both Vaselines songs. Well done!

I know what you mean about Beth Orton at the Slaughtered Lamb, that was my reaction as well. When she first started out, I saw her play at the old garage in Islington supported by Travis. She does still sound good. I remember she was always described as the musician's musician.

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