Gigs Of The Week
Lau are set to blend the worlds of folk and electronica at the Barbican on Tuesday 31 May, with a double bill also featuring the stunning orchestral duo of Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld, best known as members of Bon Iver, Arcade Fire and Bell Orchestre.
Shellac return to the capital on Tuesday 31 May, for their first UK show in two-and-a-half years, and their first since the release of 2014’s Dude. Catch them at Camden’s KOKO.
Nashville-based singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Lera Lynn brings her new album, Resistor, to Islington Assembly Hall on Thursday 2 June. A blend of left of centre rock and rootsy Americana, it’s an intriguing gem of a record. Expect an intimate, atmospheric show, coming a few days after her first appearance on Later…With Jools Holland.
Announcement Of The Week
Kelis has announced a third show to celebrate Camden’s Jazz Cafe’s £3m revamp this summer. She’ll head up shows on 5,6 and 16 July. The venue was bought by The Columbo Group – the folks behind XOYO, The Old Queens Head and The Blues Kitchen – earlier this year. It officially opened last week, with a 22a label showcase with Al Dobson, after being closed for four months. It promises a more diverse programme and it certainly looks that way: Darkstar, Pantha Du Prince, Portico, Eli Paperboy Reed and Mica Paris are already lined up to play.