London Gigs

London Gigs: 4-10 May 2015

Gig Of The Week

The National‘s Bryce Dessner takes over the Barbican next weekend of “an emerging American generation”. It’s a packed few days, including the world premiere of Wave Movements, a new orchestra by Dessner and Arcade Fire‘s Richard Reed Parry, performed by Barbcian Associate Ensemble Bitten Sinfonia and singer Maddy Prior, accompanied by visuals from Japanese photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto. Elsewhere the likes of Philip Glass and Tim Hecker will be playing. And all of that from 9-10 May.

Announcement Of The Week

The first names set to perform at August’s Meltdown festival – which this year will see David Byrne take over the Southbank Centre – have just been announced, and it’s already looking like a corker. Those hand picked by the Talking Heads legend include Anna Calvi, Young Marble Giants, Sunn O))), Matthew Herbert, Benjamin Clementine and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble. As the man himself said: “It’s quite eclectic.” Meltdown takes place from 17-30 August. More here.

Monday 4 May

East India Youth – Village Underground
Palma Violets – Rough Trade East

Tuesday 5 May

Django Django – Rought Trade East
Samaris – Oslo

Wednesday 6 May

Slaves – Scala
Laura Moody – St Pancras Old Church

Thursday 7 May

Rodriguez – Royal Alber Hall
Twin Atlantic – Brixton Academy
I Am Kloot – Elecctric Ballroom
Public Service Broadcasting – Roundhouse
Stealing Sheep – XOYO

Friday 8 May

Kings of Convenience – Bush Hall
The Pop Group – Dome
Mike Skinner – Old Queen’s Head

Saturday 9 May

Super Furry Animals – Brixton Academy

Sunday 10 May

Mountains and Waves: Bryce Dessner and New American Music – Barbican

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