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London Gigs Diary: 17-23 September



Calexico

Herewith, musicOMH’s London gigs of the week…

Calexico @ Forum, Tuesday 18 September

A week after their sixth studio album was released, Calexico call in at the Forum on Tuesday. After a four-year wait, Algiers was eagerly anticipated, and didn’t disappoint.  Evoking the rolling tumbleweed of the American south west, we called it “endlessly listenable”.

This Many Boyfriends @ Old Blue Last, Thursday 20
September

This Many Boyfriends have been making noises on the indiepop
scene for what feels like forever. Their album is finally scheduled for release
on 8 October, but you can get a sneak peek at their free show, ahead of a UK
tour which starts next month.

Thurston Moore and Mats Gustafsson @ Cafe Oto

Dalston’s Café Oto has bagged itself a huge gig – hosting Thurston Moore and Mats Gustafsson for two nights this weekend. Sonic Youth founder Moore needs little introduction, and he’s joined by Swedish saxophonist Gustafsson, who toured with Sonic Youth several times over the years. Expect the unexpected.

Also playing this week…

Monday 17 September

Saka – Café Oto

A Place To Bury Strangers – Dingwalls

Motion City Soundtrack – Heaven

Dntel – Borderline

 

Tuesday 18 September

Frightened Rabbit – 93 Feet East

Best Coast – Borderline

Silver Apples – Lexington

Matchbox Twenty – Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Casablanca – Old Blue Last

Hey Sholay – Lock Tavern

 

Wednesday 19 September

Kimbra – Union Chapel

The Futureheads – Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Rosie Taylor Project – Zigfrid von Underbelly

Goldheart Assembly – Sebright Arms

Quadron – Jazz Cafe

 

Thursday 20 September

Disco Ensemble – Barfly

Jens Lekman – Hackney Empire

Cult of Youth – Birthdays

 

Friday 21 September

Simone Felice – Union Chapel

Flying Colours – Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Finley Quaye and Mica Paris – Islington Assembly Hall

Elton John – Wembley Arena

The History Of Apple Pie – Palladium

Fever Dream – Victoria, Dalston

She Makes War – Half Moon, Putney

 

Saturday 22 September

Ultrasound – Scala

Withered Hand – Bull & Gate

Thurston Moore and Mats Gustafsson – Café Oto

Beardyman – KOKO

Wiley – Proud2

We Are The Psychics – Old Blue Last

Dignan Porch, Omi Palone and Old Forest – Windmill

 

Sunday 23 September

Alphabet Backwards – Windmill



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