Monday, 13 July 2009

What's on in London this week (including FREE shows) w/c July 13th 2009

Department of Eagles

Here is my weekly 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 13th July
Mum with The Half Sisters @ The Tabernacle
TV on the Radio with Noisettes @ O2 Academy Brixton
Tete with Eve Buigues @ Monto Water Rats
Rockfeedback Presents... Local Natives and Local Natives with Your Twenties @ The Lexington
The Mars Volta @ Somerset House
DUCKWORTH LEWIS METHOD instore @ Rough Trade East 7pm (wristband collection 1hr before) (FREE)

Tuesday 14th July
iTunes Live: London Festival '09 ft Placebo
Alessi's Ark with Left With Pictures and Tristram @ Tamesis Dock
Of Montreal with Local Natives @ O2 Shepherds Bush Empire

Wednesday 15th July
Pete And The Pirates @ The Borderline
Nine Inch Nails with Jane's Addiction and Mew @ The O2 Arena
Jesca Hoop with My First Tooth and Birdengine @ Tamesis Dock

Thursday 16th July
Fever Ray @ O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Lisa Hannigan @ Union Chapel
Mew @ ICA
Local Natives with Peggy Sue @ The Borderline
Bat For Lashes with DM Stith @ Somerset House

Friday 17th July
Noisettes with SKINT & DEMORALISED @ Roundhouse
Richmond Fontaine and Favours for Sailors with Willy Vlautin @ The Social
Fair Ohs with Bloody Knees @ The Catch Bar

Saturday 18th July
Super Furry Animals with El Goodo @ Somerset House
Lovebox Weekender 2009

Sunday 19th July
Emmy The Great with Sleeping States and Aidan Moffat @ Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank Centre
The Gutter Twins with Mark Lanegan, Greg Dulli, Duke Garwood, Jimmy Gnecco, and Our @ Royal Festival Hall
Lovebox Weekender 2009
Mark Kozelek @ Union Chapel

(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)

It's a great time to be in London (apart from the swine flu worry bit) so get yourself out there and enjoy some live music. If you're short on dough (I'm trying to bring the word 'dough' back), try one of the many free instore gigs at Pure Groove or Rough Trade East - here are the links to their websites:

Pure Groove
Rough Trade

I often enjoy just walking around London (preferably with an ice cream) and taking in some street music which in the Summertime seems to be just around every street corner.

Whatever you do, hope you have a great week

Chalky


Photo from my archives: Department of Eagles instore @ Rough Trade West 1/12/08)
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1 comment:

Magners said...

Saw placebo on Tuesday and they were amazing, reallly wanted to catch NIN on Wed but alas couldnt go - hv seen them 3 times before too, they are SO good live!

 
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