London Gigs: 10-16 November 2014

Kate Tempest Gig Of The Week

Fresh from a Mercury Prize nomination for her debut album Everybody Down, Londoner Kate Tempest is set to play a homecoming gig this week. Of course, rapping is just one string on the 27-year-old’s impressive bow; she’s also a highly regarded poet and novelist, and each song from her album correlates with a chapter from her forthcoming novel, The Bricks That Built The Houses. Sounds intriguing, right? Find out more at the Village Underground on Tuesday.

Announcement Of The Week

The Cure have announced two shows next month at Hammersmith Apollo. The news came via the band’s Facebook page, which promised another of the epic sets which have become de rigueur for Robert Smith and co: “The band will be performing a 150-minute show playing songs drawn from their entire 37-year-old catalogue including deep cuts, pop songs, fan favourites and surprises galore. Reprising the role they performed at the same venue 30 years ago each concert will also feature And Also The Trees as support.”

Monday 10 November

Cat Power – Union Chapel
Eliza Carthy – Purcell Room

Tuesday 11 November

Slow Club – Electric Ballroom
Francois & The Atlas Mountain – Scala
Kate Tempest – Village Underground
Adult Jazz – Corsica Studios

Wednesday 12 November

La Roux – Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Phox – Lexington

Thursday 13 November

Lykke Li – Hammersmith Apollo
East India Youth – Heaven
Hercules And Love Affair – Oval Space
The Growlers + PINS – Village Underground

Friday 14 November

Jamie T – Alexandra Palace
Band of Skulls – Hammersmith Apollo

Saturday 15 November

Damon Albarn – Royal Albert Hall
Kele – Oval Space
She Keeps Bees – Lexington
The Coathangers – Shacklewell Arms

Sunday 16 November

Iron And Wine + Jesca Hoop – Adelphi Theatre
Tinariwen – Roundhouse
Chatham County Line – Bush Hall

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More on Kae Tempest
Kae Tempest @ Academy, Leicester
Kae Tempest – The Line Is A Curve
Kate Tempest + Kim Gordon + Anna Meredith + Jehnny Beth + Nadine Shah @ Roundhouse, London
Kate Tempest @ Broadway Theatre, London
Kate Tempest – The Book Of Traps And Lessons