The Saturday Selection

I’m back in Cornwall for a month, (as you noticed I didn’t do my Live in London segment this week, and I probably won’t be for the next few weeks either) so this week I figured I’d do some, maybe Cornish music, but we’ll see. And it’s also been extremely hot and sunny, and I’ve been able to go to the beach with my girlfriend to try and get a tan. Unfortunately it didn’t work for me. Sadly, starting yesterday, the usual cloud has begun to rein over us again, so here are 5 songs to make you think of Cornwall in the summer, or one or the other, or something, I dunno, just listen and think of something nice!

Ruarri Joseph – Severed Dreams

Crystal Fighters – In the Summer

Fleetwood Mac – Dreams

Mick Fleetwood, the drummer, was from Cornwall! Oh, and guess where the bands name came from?

Death Cab for Cutie – Summer Skin

Queen – Flash

Another drummer that comes from Cornwall, we do love our drummers don’t we? I also happen to have attended the same secondary school as him, in case you’re interested, which you most probably aren’t.

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…)!