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London Gigs Diary: 20-26 May 2013



The Flaming LipsLast weekend marked the start of the festival season, with Brighton’s The Great Escape, but for many Londoners, this weekend’s Field Day heralds the start of summer. With the likes of Animal Collective, Bat For Lashes, Chvrches, Daughter, Django Django, Kurt Vile, Palma Violets, TOY and Wild Nothing all putting in appearances, not to mention a rare appearance from veteran Mulatu Astatke, it’s going to be a packed day in Victoria Park.

Elsewhere, The Flaming Lips and The Postal Service continue runs at the Roundhouse and Brixton Academy respectively, while Lana Del Rey begins a stretch at Hammersmith Apollo and Eric Clapton moves into the Royal Albert Hall until 26 May.

Monday 20 May

The Postal Service – Brixton Academy

Eric Clapton – Royal Albert Hall

Lana Del Ray – Hammersmith Apollo

Melvins – Electric Brixton

Tuesday 21 May

The Flaming Lips – Roundhouse

Villagers – Electric Brixton

Tricky – Heaven

Bob Mould – Electric Ballroom

Chloe Howl + Diana – White Heat @ Madame Jojo’s

Little Green Cars – Dingwalls

The Deer Tracks – Waiting Room

Wednesday 22 May

Public Service Broadcasting –Village Underground

Paper Aeroplanes – Bush Hall

Marques Toliver – St Pancras Old Church

Candy Says – Servant Jazz Quarters

Thursday 23 May

Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Forum

Tom Odell – Electric Ballroom

Jeffrey Lewis – Windmill

Friday 24 May

Rush – 02 Arena

The Undertones – KOKO

Neko Case – Village Underground

Saturday 25 May

Field Day – Victoria Park

Muse – Emirates Stadium

Just announced

Sky Ferreira’s Everything is Embarassing was an addictive slice of electro pop which whet our appetite for her debut album, due later this year. Before then, she’s set to carry on teasing us with a show at the Scala on 26 June.

Johnny Flynn is set to end a two year live hiatus this summer. He’ll be taking to the road, calling in at the Tabernacle on 18 July.

Fresh from their impressive outing at the 100 Club last week, Texas have announced a show at Hammersmith Apollo on 14 November in support of their new album The Conversation, out this week.


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