Live in London – 22nd – 28th March

[NOTE: If a gig is sold out at the time of  posting it will not appear below.]

Doesn’t look like much I know, but there is quite a lot of stuff on this week, including Willy Mason, The Shins and Los Campesinos!. Alas, they are all sold out, here’s what’s left…

WHO?       MEURSAULT + NEVEREST SONGS
WHEN?    Tuesday 27th March
WHERE?  The Old Blue Last

A night hosted by God Don’t Like It at The Old Blue Last. I saw Meursault a few months ago at the Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen and they were excellent, even though I was a bit disappointed they didn’t play many of their old songs.

Meursault – Crank Resolutions

WHO?       KAP BAMBINO + CRYSTAL FIGHTERS
WHEN?    Wednesday 28th March
WHERE?  The Macbeth

Again, I’d go for the support. Saw Crystal Fighters supporting Foals a year or so ago and they were a great find. Look out for them with their “Alternative dance, Electronic, Folk, Indie, Folktronica” (Wiki). I know right, but more fitting than you might think.

Crystal Fighters – Swallow

Live in London – 15th – 21st March

[NOTE: If a gig is sold out at the time of  posting it will not appear below.]

When I first started looking through the venues to see if there was anything on this week, I thought it was going to be a quiet one, how wrong I was.

WHO?       DEMS + NIGHT SYMMETRY
WHEN?    Thursday 15th March
WHERE?  The Old Blue Last

Well worth going as it’s FREE. You’ll see I posted one of Dems’ videos a week or so ago. Well now’s your chance to see them! Minor update: I shall now be attending. Hurrah!

Dems – House

WHO?       THE CIVIL WARS
WHEN?    Monday 8th March
WHERE?  Shephard’s Bush Empire

If you missed them last week now’s your time to go, although this time you’ll have to pay.

The Civil Wars – Poison & Wine

WHO?       WU LYF
WHEN?    Wednesday  21st + Thursday 22nd of March
WHERE?  Heaven

Wu Lyf – L Y F

WHO?       BROKEN RECORDS + SEASFIRE + SWISS LIPS
WHEN?    Wednesday 21st March
WHERE?  Bull & Gate

Well, Broken Records are a band that I’ve been into for a LONG time so I’ll be trying my very hardest to make it to this gig, even though it’s the other side of London (and I’m poor, did I mention that?)! A nice little lineup from Edinburgh here that I’m thoroughly looking forward to.

Broken Records – A Darkness Rises Up

Live in London this week – Thursday 8th March


Yes, I’m sorry, I am very aware that I missed last weeks AND that today is a Thursday, oh well, here they are:

And also, if a gigs sold out at the time of me posting it I won’t put it here!

The Civil Wars – Thursday 8th @ Rough Trade East, Dray Walk, 91 Brick Lane, E1 6QL

FREE, although I imagine it’s the usual, buy the album and get a wristband malarky. I believe they give out the rest of their wristbands an hour before the gig, which starts at 7pm, so get there for 6!

Ruarri Joseph + a whole host of other Cornish Guests – Saturday 10th @ Rich Mix35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, E1 6LA

Dubbed, ‘Kernow in the City 2012’ this night proves to be a Cornish extravaganza. This is its third year running and is in celebration of St. Piran’s day, Cornwall’s National Day, which was on March 5th. Although I don’t really think it’s a real day, as, as someone I know said, ‘Google doesn’t recognise it’. I did once get to see Ruarri Joseph supporting Seth Lakeman, I found Ruarri to be the better one to watch, and enjoyed it a lot more!

Earth + Mount Eerie + O Paon – Sunday 11th @ Union ChapelCompton Terrace, N1 2UN

I put this on here mainly for Mount Eerie, due mainly to the fact that I’ve listened to a few of their songs, and actually quite liked it! The reason I stumble across this gig was while looking for the Matthew and the Atlas one the day after, which has unfortunately now sold out.

James Yuill + support –  Monday 12th @ Old Queen’s Head, 44 Essex Road, N1 8LN

This is the Old Queen’s Head Dead or Alive night. An unsure one actually because on Time Out they say that they’re playing tonight, however on the Old Queen’s Head page it says ‘Acts to have played this night include:’ soo… take your luck I guess, and it’ll probably be a good night either way. Or you could just ring them up!

And that’s it for this week! Hope I’ve helped you find someone to go and watch. Have a good week and I’ll get back to you with more Live in London next week (and maybe on Wednesday, but we will see…)!

Live in London this week – Wednesday 22nd February


Hopefully every Wednesday I’ll be picking out gigs that have caught my eye around London this week:

Ben Howard – Thursday 23rd/24th @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Shepherd’s Green, W12 8TT

Not my favourite singer-songwriter, although I generally don’t appreciate singer-songwriters on the whole, unless they’re VERY good. Definitely worth a watch though, tickets are still available.

Django Django – Monday 27th @ XOYO, 32-37 Cowper Street, EC2A 4AP

UNFORTUNATELY THIS IS SOLD OUT! SORRY!

Fanfarlo – Tuesday 28th @ Rough Trade East, Dray Walk, 91 Brick Lane, E1 6QL

As a little bonus, this gig is free! Although this is from the Rough Trade website:

“BUY FANFARLO’S NEW ALBUM ‘ROOMS FILLED WITH LIGHT’ FROM MONDAY 27th FEBRUARY IN-STORE AT ROUGH TRADE EAST AND COLLECT YOUR WRISTBAND AT THE SAME TIME, ANY REMAINING WRISTBANDS WILL BE GIVEN OUT 1 HOUR PRIOR TO THE STAGE TIME…ONE PER PERSON”

Portico Quartet – Wednesday 29th @ York Hall, 5-15 Old Ford Road, E2 9PJ

UNFORTUNATELY THIS IS SOLD OUT! SORRY!