London Gigs

London Gigs Diary: 14-20 October 2013

John Grant‘s Pale Green Ghosts is bound to top many ‘best of’ lists at the end of the year. He’ll be reminding us why at the Jazz Cafe on Thursday.

Scottish synthpopsters CHVRCHES bring their freshly released The Bones of What You Believe to Brixton Academy on Thursday. We were impressed with their debut, awarding it four stars, calling it “an album full of dynamic, dance fuelled synth-pop…and the hype is justified.”

Catch Laeitia Sadier, of Stereolab, on Saturday, who headlines at Daylight Music – two hours of free music
at the Union Chapel, starting at 12pm.

Monday 14 October
Jagwar Ma – Barfly
We Were Evergreen – Sebright Arms
Wilko Johnson – KOKO

Tuesday 15 October
Alison Moyet – Royal Festival Hall
Marc Ribot and Spiritual Unity Trio – Cafe Oto
Toy – Garage
These New Puritans – Electric Brixton
George Ezra – Old Blue Last
Vande Joy – Sebright Arms

Wednesday 16 October
Bastille – Brixton Academy
Ellie Goulding – Hammersmith Apollo
Emily Barker and The Red Clay Halo – Shepherd’s Bush Empire
MGMT – Forum
Sebadoh – Scala
Nadine Shah – Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen
Islet – Birthdays
Ólafur Arnalds and Anoushka Shankar – Fabric

Thursday 17 October
John Grant – Jazz Cafe
Lloyd Cole – Inion Chapel
CHVRCHES – Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Sweet Billy Pilgrim – Dingwals
Viv Albertine – Purcell Room
VV Brown – Electrowerkz
Duane Pitre – Cafe Oto

Friday 18 October
London Grammar – Electric Brixton
Johnny Marr – Roundhouse
Nils Frahm – Village Underground
September Girls – Waiting Room

Saturday 19 October

Paul Weller – Hammersmith Apollo
Laetitia Sadier – Union Chapel

Sunday 20 October

The Cat Empire – Brixton Academy
Tamikrest – XOYO
Devon Sproule and Mike O’Neill – Hoxton Square Bar + Kitchen

Just announced

Andy Burrows and Ilan Eshkeri will get you feeling all Christmassy in the atmospheric surroundings of Islington’s Union Chapel when they bring their BAFTA-nominated soundtrack to The Snowman and the Snowdog to life with a run of live-to-picture performances. They’ll be joined by The London Metropolitan Orchestra for the shows on 12-14 December.

Boy George is set to debut tracks from his forthcoming album, This is What I Do, at a free instore show at Rough Trade East. Fans buying the album from the Brick Lane store from 28 October can pick up a wristband for the show on 13 November.

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