London Gigs

London Gigs Diary: 8-14 April 2013

The wonderful Kitty, Daisy and Lewis will inject temporary life into legendary venue the Bull and Gate, as it prepares to draw its last breath in a few weeks. The siblings bring their brand of rockabilly to Kentish Town on Friday.

James Blake launches his second album Overgrown, the follow-up to his Mercury-nominated eponymous debut, at Heaven on Tuesday.

Expect good things from Jesca Hoop on Thursday. Tom Waits’ former nanny has carved a name for herself by creating kooky but intriguing songs that were just made for a venue like St John’s.

Café OTO will host doom metal super group Gravetemple on Saturday and Sunday. Featuring Sunn O)))‘s Stephen O’Malley, Mayhem‘s Attila Csihar and Oren Ambarchi, expert lashings of menacing noise.

Monday 8 April

Team Ghost – Birthdays
Evans The Death – Old Blue Last
George Ezra – Concrete

Tuesday 9 April

Martin Rev & Gallon Drunk – Corsica Studios
James Blake – Heaven
Rache Zeffira – Union Chapel
Robyn Hitchcock – Rough Trade East
Adam Green and Binki Shapiro – Village Underground
Palma Violets – Brixton Electric
Emeli Sandé – Hammersmith Apollo

Wednesday 10 April

Susheela Raman – Royal Festival Hall
Wolf People – Sebright Arms

Thursday 11 April

Jesca Hoop – St John’s at Bethnal Green
Steve Mason – Village Underground
The House Of Love – Scala

Friday 12 April

Echotape – Barfly
Hercules And Love Affair Soundsystem – XOYO
Kitty, Daisy and Lewis – Bull and Gate
The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster – Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Saturday 13 April

Anoushka Shanker – Queen Elizabeth Hall
Colour Me Wednesday -Buffalo Bar

Sunday 14 April
Gravetemple – Café OTO

Just announced

Yoko Ono is set to curate Meltdown 2013 – as the Southbank Centre’s festival celebrates its 20th anniversary. It looks set to be one of the best line-ups yet, with some huge names booked. Already announced are Peaches, Siouxsie, Kim Gordon, Iggy and the Stooges, Reggie Watts, Savages, Marianne Faithfull and Bill Frisell and Boy George. Yoko Ono and The Plastic People will also put in an appearance at venues across the centre from 14-23 June.

Cat Power
will check into the Roundhouse on 25 June, in support of her latest album, Sun. She’s also released a new video for one of its tracks, Manhattan.

The National have announced a world tour, including a show at Alexandra Palace on 13 November, following the release of their new album, Trouble Will Find Me, on 21 May.

Lo-fi Aussies Scott and Charlene’s Wedding have signed to Fire in time for their next album, due in July. They’ll be touring Europe in support of it, throughout July and August, including a gig at the Victoria in Dalston on 6 July.

Frankie and The Heartstrings are set to release their second album, The Days Run Away, on 27 May. They’ll play at the Garage on 13 June.

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