Camden Crawl: Day 2

So have you been following us on @musicomh?  There was much tweeting to be had last night from Rob, Tim and me as we took in sets from VV Brown, The Big Pink, Marina And The Diamonds, Idlewild, The XX, Madness, Filthy Dukes, Tommy Sparks, Alessi's Ark, Wire and of course the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, among others.  The Enemy cancelled, to be replaced by Idlewild.  The general consensus was that nobody was too upset about that.  The Joy Formidable also pulled out.

Today's weather looks nearly as good as yesterday's, albeit with a few more fluffy white clouds.  

Which is handy, for this afternoon Island Records are running a canal boat from Camden Lock to the Constitution pub every hour, with various Island-signed acts playing, possibly including Frankmusik, The King Blues and Bombay Bicycle Club.  There's the Indie Idle final at Bar Vinyl and a couple more comedy sets at Fifty Five and the Camden Tup.

The evening schedule again kicks off at 6pm sharp, with Little Boots taking to the stage at the Roundhouse and Underworld, the Electric Ballroom and KOKO firing up 15 minutes later with The Computers, General Fiasco and The King Blues respectively.

Headlining the Electric Ballroom tonight is Mark E Smith's The Fall (10pm), while Billy Bragg, Dan Black and Chew Lips set up the Dublin Castle for an eclectic and undoubtedly rammed evening.  Kasabian take charge of the Roundhouse (10:15pm) after The View, while 808 State – possibly the bill's most startling choice – follow Frankmusik at KOKO (10pm).

If you missed The Big Pink last night and want to chime in on the debate about whether they're "genius" or "meh", you'll get a chance at Dingwalls at 10:30pm, while somehow VV Brown will squeeze in to the Barfly (8:10pm).  Who will you want to see over everything else?

Aftershow parties run till 2am, with KOKO pushing through till 4am with Joe And Will Ask? and autoKratz among the DJs keeping things buoyant.  We'll see how long we last…

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