London Gigs

London Gigs Diary: 21-27 October 2013

Former Slowdive and Mojave 3 band mates Neil Halstead and Rachel Goswell are set to reunite on stage for the first time in a decade with two very special shows at Cecil Sharp House’s Trefusis Hall, on Wednesday and Thursday. A rummage through his extensive back catalogue is said to be on the cards, and both shows will be recorded for a future live release. With his new band Black Hearted Brother also releasing their debut album Stars Are Our Home, it’s a big week for Halstead.

It’s a big week too for the Bella Union label in London. On Tuesday, Roy Harper appears at the Royal Festival Hall and Lanterns On The Lake can be found across town at Bush Hall, while Midlake play on Wednesday at the Islington Assembly Hall.

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ set was one of our Glastonbury 2013 highlights, and their shows at Hammersmith Apollo on Sunday and the following Monday are almost certainly set to match that.

Travis mark their comeback with their biggest show of the year at the Roundhouse on Thursday, and Tindersticks celebrate their 20th anniversary at the Barbican on Friday.

Monday 21 October
Buena Vista Social Club – Royal Festival Hall
Public Image Ltd – Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Tim Burgess – Islington Assembly Hall
Agnes Obel – Union Chapel

Tuesday 22 October
Roy Harper – Royal Festival Hall
Lanterns On The Lake – Bush Hall
Waxahatchee – Scala
Tom Odell – Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Wednesday 23 October
Neil Halstead – Cecil Sharp House
Midlake – Islington Assembly Hall
Basia Bulat – The Islington
Jagwar Ma – Scala
The Jim Jones Revue – Electric Brixton
The Electric Soft Parade – Bush Hall

Thursday 24 October
Neil Halstead – Cecil Sharp House
Cara Dillon – Union Chapel
Everything Everything – Forum
Ghostpoet – Hackney Empire
AlunaGeorge – Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Travis – Roundhouse
Paloma Faith – Barbican

Friday 25 October
Tindersticks – Barbican
The Goo Goo Dolls – Hammersmith Apollo
Arctic Monkeys – Earls Court
Sidi Touré – Lexington
Gabby Young and Other Animals – Union Chapel
Mr Hudson – Hoxton Square Bar + Kitchen

Saturday 26 October
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Hammersmith Apollo
Hurts – Troxy
John Mayer – Wembley Arena
Spector – Birthdays
The Spook School – Shacklewell Arms

Sunday 27 October
Colour Me Wednesday – Power Lunches

Just announced

Cafe OTO are set to host the premiere of legendary trumpeter/composer Wadada Leo Smith‘s Ten Freedom Summers, comprising more than seven hours of music spread over three nights with his Golden Quartet, a string section and a video projectionist on 21-23 November.

The Dodos have released a new video for Substance, recored live with the Magik Magik Orchestra ahead of two shows at the Hoxton Square Bar + Kitchen on 4 and 5 November.

The Barbican have announced full details of their December programme, which includes shows from Billy Bragg on 1 December, a celebration of legendary guitarist Bert Jansch on 3 December, and a Christmas show from Sinead O’Connor on 10 December.

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