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London Fortnightly Gig Guide Starting 17th May

In Gigs, London and the UK on May 16, 2010 at 2:23 pm

Unfortunately I’ll be missing Sleigh Bells and Theophilus London playing tonight at the Blue Flowers club night at the George IV. The good news is that they’re playing again in London this week on the 18th of May at the Macbeth in Hoxton, as part of the Concrete and Glass festival. After that they’re off on tour around the UK. Check out the dates here, because they are sure to be coming near you if you live anywhere near a reasonably sized city.

Alexis Krauss of Sleigh Bells rocks out. Join Her?

As for Theophilus London; I was first given a heads up about him from Rowan Spencer over at paper-route.net and the good news is that he will be playing at the White Heat club night at Madame JoJos on the 25th of May.

Apart from that, I’m looking to catch Yeasayer’s one-off at Koko on the 26th of May (tickets only via-ebay now I’m afraid) and The Antler’s at Scala on the 19th of May. So it looks to be a couple of weeks of relatively big and mainstream shows, but a great couple of weeks as well.

All of these bands are on UK and/or European tours right now, so check out their myspaces if you wanna catch them live.

Also note that it seems a lot of the American indie bands are heading over to Europe now to catch the festival scene, so look out for them.

Below is your middayprocrastination gig-per-day recommendation for the next fortnight in London:

17th May – Broken Social Scene at Heaven

18th May – Sleigh Bells at The Macbeth, Hoxton.

19th May – The Antlers at Scala

20th May – Real Estate at 93 Feet East

21st May – A Place to Bury Strangers as part of the Stag and Dagger Festival

22nd May – The Woods at Dirty South, Lewisham

23rd May – Laura Marling at Barfly, Camden

24th May – Holy Fuck at Heaven

25th May – Theophilus London at Madame JoJos

25th May – Titus Andronicus at The City and Arts Project (sold out)

26th May – Yeasayer at Koko (sold out)

27th May – Male Bonding at The CAMP Basment, Old Street

28th May – Rolo Tomassi at Underworld, Camden

28th May – Why Whiskey Why? at the Queen of Hoxton

29th May – Tribute to Prince at Jazz Café

ALSO, if you can get tickets for this, lemme know:

9th June   – Tallest Man on Earth at Tabernacle (sold out)

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