London Gigs

London Gigs: 25-31 May 2015

Gig Of The Week

This week sees the ultimate gig clash that will leave riot grrrls seething, as legend Kathleen Hanna (fronting new(ish) band The Julie Ruin) rocks into town at the same time as newly reformed Babes In Toyland.

The former narrowly snaps the title of ‘gig of the week’, thanks in part to their jaw dropping, ear splitting record, Run Fast, but also the sheer wait we’ve had to endure to finally see them play over here. The band were forced to pull out of the show – originally scheduled for LAST May – after Hanna was rushed for urgent treatment for the Lyme’s disease she’s battled over the last decade. So all in all, it’s destined to be a blisteringly exciting show.

Announcement Of The Week
The people behind Visions festival,which takes over six venues in east London, have annoucned their final line-up for the all dayer on 8 August. It includes Camera Obscura, Holy Fuck, Jens Lekman, Girl Band, Gazelle Twin and Fat White Family. Tickets are on sale now.

Monday 25 May

Nils Frahm – Roundhouse
Ash – Rough Trade East
Jack Garratt – Village Underground

Tuesday 26 May

The Julie Ruin – Electric Ballroom
Gallows – Garage
Babes In Toyland – Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Wednesday 27 May

Rodriguez – Royal Albert Hall
Summer Camp – Rough Trade East
Swervedriver – Scala
Fucked Up – Shacklewell Arms
Thea Gilmore – Cadogan Hall
PINS – Lexington

Thursday 28 May

Jose Gonzalez – Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Young Fathers – KOKO
Pop Will Eat Itself – Cargo
Sweet Billy Pilgrim – Hoxton Square Bar + Kitchen

Friday 29 May

Saint Raymond – Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Eliza Carthy – St Pancras Old Church
Norman Jay – Old Queen’s Head
Girl Friend – KOKO

Saturday 30 May

Mudhoney – Forum
Son Of Dave – Montague Arms

Sunday 31 May

Bassekou Kouyate – Scala

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