London Gigs

London Gigs Diary: 13-19 May 2013

We’re seaside-bound at the end of this week, as musicOMH heads to Brighton to host a night at the Great Escape, but if you’re not joining us for a paddle, there’s plenty going on in the big smoke.

José González
’s Junip call into the Village Underground on Tuesday. We gave their recent self-titled album four stars, calling it “an album full of small but powerful gestures.”

John Grant’s brilliant Pale Green Ghosts was an unlikely hit earlier this year, charting at Number 16. The former The Czars frontman will bring his emotionally-charged, brooding electro to the Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Wednesday.

The Postal Service’s world reunion tour stops off at Brixton Academy on Sunday, while across town fellow Americans The Flaming Lips will be putting on a typically flamboyant show at the Roundhouse.

Monday 13th May

Menomena – Garage
Junip – Village Underground
CSS – Hoxton Square Bar + Kitchen

Tuesday 14th May

This Many Boyfriends – Sebright Arms
Lucy Rose – Shepherd’s Bush Empire
The Wolf Notes + My Sad Captains – Madame JoJo’s
Stagecoach + Joanna Gruesome + Tyrannosaurus Dead – Birthdays

Wednesday 15th May
Milo Greene – Scala
Little Boots – Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club
Kings Of Convenience – Roundhouse
John Grant – Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Phosphorescent – Village Underground

Thursday 16th May

Eliza Carthy – Union Chapel
Guards – Birthdays
Valerie June – Dingwalls

Friday 17th May

Alt-J – Brixton Acadamy
Joe Driscoll and Sekou Koutate – Jazz Cafe
The Fall – Clapham Grand
Asian Dub Foundation – Indig02
Gabrielle Aplin – Rough Trade East
Neneh Cherry – Shacklewell Arms

Saturday 18th May

Goran Bregovic – Royal Festival Hall
Eric Clapton – Royal Festival Hall
Mr Scruff – Koko
Baby Dee and Little Annie – Café Oto

Sunday 19th May
Lana Del Ray – Hammersmith Apollo
Melvins – Electric Brixton
The Flaming Lips – Roundhouse
The Postal Service – Brixton Academy

Just announced

Anthony And The Johnsons are set to perform with the Britten Sinfonia at the Royal Opera House on 25 and 26 July. Swanlights was originally commissioned by New York’s Museum of Modern Art and features orchestra arrangements by Nico Muhly, Rob Moose and Maxim Moston.

The second half of the Southbank Centre’s year-long The Rest Is Noise festival has been announced, with works from the latter part of the 20th century dominating. Highlights from September onwards include Stockhaussen, Berio, Cage and Glass, as well as the UK premiere of Frank Zappa’s 200 Motels – banned from live performance at the time of its composition nearly 40 years ago.

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