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 15th June
Yo La Tengo @ Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre
Banjo Or Freakout + A Grave With No Name @ Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
Tuesday 16th June
Ungdomskulen + Dutch Uncles @ Madame Jo Jo's
Totally Enormous Exctinct Dinosaurs @ Pure Groove 6:30pm (FREE)
Meltdown 09: Moby @ Royal Festival Hall
Wednesday 17th June
Shonen Knife + Screaming Tea Party + Sputniko! @ The Windmill Brixton
For a Minor Reflection + Hook and the Twin @ 229 great portland street
Dengue Fever @ Pure Groove 6:30pm (FREE)
Thursday 18th June
Dengue Fever + DON LETTS @ Scala
She Keeps Bees, Six Toes and Erland and the carnival @ 229 The Venue
We Were Promised Jetpacks and Nacional @ The Lexington
Friday 19th June
Laurel Collective @ Pure Groove 7:30pm (FREE)
ROCKFEEDBACK VS. WHITE LIGHT PRESENTS Clinic + Banjo or Freakout @ The Lexington
Saturday 20th June
Pocahaunted + Sun Araw @ The Luminaire
Daylight Music - Yndi Halda / Paul Marshall / Snowbird @ Union Chapel FREE (12-2pm)
NEON noise presents Kitsune Maison Ft. Aeroplane + AutoKratz + Beni + Chew Lips + Delphic @ Scala
Sunday 21st June
Summer Solstice (5:45am): Stonehenge right?! Celebrate the beginning of the longest day of the year by dressing up to look like an extra from Lord of The Rings and hanging out around some 5000 year old stones , getting cold, watching the clouds, beating some drums and through your cider haze wondering what it all means and why we're all here (especially the stones) etc etc. Alternatively, set your alarm and then take great pleasure in staying in the warmth and comfort of your bed sparing only a second of thought for those standing in the rain around some ancient stones. Yeah, I know, I'm getting old!
(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)
Loads to see this week! I'm going to take the opportunity to get my little dance on at Dengue Fever at Scala but if I wasn't there then I would be at The Lexington watching We Were Promised Jetpacks - such a great name for a band.
It's also well worth grabbing an ice cream and taking it for a stroll along the Southbank this week with the beginning of Meltdown 09, see here for more info. Whatever you get up to, have fun!
We Were Promised Jetpacks (Fat Cat Records) - Quiet Little Voices
Incidentally, We Were Promised Jetpacks have a new album out today on Fat Cat Records called 'These Four Walls' and a new single 'Roll Up Your Sleeves' out June 29th.