Monday, 20 July 2009

What's on in London this week (including FREE shows) w/c July 20th 2009

Rod Thomas

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 20th July
Clint Mansell and Sonus Quartet with Bookhouse Boys @ Union Chapel
Lets Wrestle @ Barfly
DM Stith with Oh Ruin Aka Eoin O'ruainigh and Caroline Weeks @ Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen
Dollboy @ The Slaughtered Lamb

Tuesday 21st July
Manchester Orchestra with Kevin Devine @ ICA
Harlem Shakes with Chris Pearson @ The Flowerpot
White Heat with Rayographs @ Madame Jo Jo's
Au Revoir Simone instore @ Pure Groove - 6.30pm (FREE)

Wednesday 22nd July
The Leisure Society with Dan Michaelson & the Coastguards @ University of London Union (ULU)
Master Musicians of Bukake with FLOWER CORSANO DUO @ Corsica Studios
Harlem Shakes with Ross Clark & The Scarfs Go Missing, Actionforce and Show Without Punch @ 229

Thursday 23rd July
Soko @ Dingwalls
Nneka with Wanlov Kubolor @ Cargo
O'death @ 100 Club
Marnie Stern with Trash Kit @ The Luminaire

Friday 24th July
Rough Trade Yard Sessions - live acoustic performances from Adam Killip from The Tailors and Matt from It Hugs Back @ Cargo (6-8pm FREE)
Sky Larkin and White Light with Calories @ The Lexington
Friendship with Todd and Teeth Of The Sea @ Wilmington Arms
Internet Forever with The Horrors DJ Set, Brainlove DJ Set, Caribou DJ Set and Sj Esau DJ Set @ The Luminaire
YACHT (DFA) instore @ Pure Groove - 1.15pm (FREE)

Saturday 25th July
Au Revoir Simone @ Proud Galleries
Nancy Wallace with Stephen Cracknell @ Union Chapel
The Books @ St Giles In The Fields Church
The Human League with Telegraphs, Tommy Reilly, Marina and the Diamonds, Answering Machine, Red Light Company, I Am Kloot, Teenage Fanclub, Super Furry Animals, Camera Obscura, The Futureheads, and King Creosote @ Sundae On The Common '09 (Clapham Common)
Rota @ Notting Hill Arts Club (FREE)

Sunday 26th July
1234 Shoreditch Festival 2009
Clorinde with Remember Remember @ Cafe OTO
Madeleine Peyroux with Imelda May @ Roundhouse (itunes festival)

(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)

Sorry it's been a bit quiet around here lately, the days seem to be flying by and I'm struggling to keep up with the long list of projects I have simmering. I also blame my transformation into a complete bookworm. I have munched my way through 2 books in the last week and I'm currently working on an old American adventure book about Western pioneering called The Oregon Trail by Francis Parkman (first published in 1847). My copy is from 1946 and has some awesome illustrations - if I'm honest, this was the main reason I was attracted to the book in the first place. I find the style of writing a little challenging and the use of words very dated but I am discovering names I've never heard before like 'Kickapoo' for example. The descriptions of the Rocky mountains and Prairies are doing absolutely nothing to dampen my desire to head out to the states on another hiking expedition. So anyway, live music, ah yes, go and see some!

The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail


1 comment:

at_the_sea said...

Also worth a mention, although despite being sorely tempted I'm not going, is Black Box Recorder & Madam at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on Thursday.

Oh and the Nancy Wallace event on Saturday is a freebie, the last of the Union Chapel Daylight Music gigs before the summer break :-)

Clint Mansell was amazing although gutted not to have realised I was sat just a pew away from Darren Aronofsky before the gig started!

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