Here is my hand picked list of gigs happening in London this week. Please leave a comment if you think I've missed any worth knowing about.
Monday April 27th
Chris Wood, Vandaveer and Stars of Sunday League @ The Slaughtered Lamb
Tori Amos @ The Savoy
Sonic Youth @ Scala
Tuesday April 28th
Micachu, Let's Wrestle and Laurel Collective @ ICA
Brakes and Rose Elinor Dougall @ Dingwalls
Golden Silvers Instore @ Rough Trade East, 7pm (FREE)
Blue Roses Instore @ Pure Groove Records, 6:30pm (FREE)
Wednesday April 29th
ActionAid Presents... 6° Live Martina Topley-Bird, Princess Superstar, Alessi's Ark, thecocknbullkid and Queens of Noize @ ICA
Innerpartysystem Instore @ Rough Trade East, 7pm (FREE)
Orphans & Vandals Instore @ Pure Groove Records, 1:15pm (FREE)
Thursday April 30th
Jim White @ Union Chapel
Roxy Rawson/The Mores Instore @ Pure Groove Records, 6:30pm (FREE)
Saturday May 2nd
Rota @ Notting Hill Arts Club
Sunday May 3rd
Lazy Gramophone Festival ft. Sound of Rum, Kevin Molloy, E. Amato, Excentral Tempest and many others @ The Miller, 1pm - 2am
Cyrus Gabrysch + James Apollo + Ben Grizzly & The Loose Leaf Drifters @ 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 I wouldn't want you to miss a thing ok?)
I'm quite intrigued and a little bit excited about going to see Micachu at the ICA tomorrow night. Whenever I hear the name Micachu I think of Pikachu, I just can't help it! According to Wikipedia:
"Pikachu are often found in houses, forests, plains and, occasionally, near mountains, islands, and electrical sources (such as power plants), on most continents... ...Pikachu can store electricity in its cheeks and release it in lightning-based attacks. "
Micachu is very experimental but will she store electricity in her cheeks? Find out in my full concert review here on Wednesday.
Micachu & The Shapes - Lips
From one East End gifted Lady to another, I strongly recommend checking out Excentral Tempest at the Lazy Gramophone Festival on Sunday. I saw her perform a spoken word last year and was left speechless, it's just a matter of time before she goes supernova. Also check out Sound of Rum, she's their singer.