7 Day Gig Guide: 17th – 23rd April

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Yay! RSD13 is nearly upon us, but apart from hanging around your local record store for hours on your day off it would seem that there is really sod all else to occupy you this week, we big to differ (apart from next Monday, there is actually nothing to do!)

Here are the live top tips for this week…

WEDNESDAY 17TH APRIL

BRITISH SEA POWER @ Shepherds Bush Empire, 19.30
*Paws Recommends* CHARLI XCX plus special guests @ Old Blue Last, Grt Eastern St, 20.00, FREE
THE CRIBS, CHINA RATS plus more – Get Dirty London @ 100 Club, Oxford St, 19.00
FOSSIL COLLECTIVE @ The Borderline, Manette St, Soho, 19.30
*Paws Recommends* LULS, MUST, PAINT THE DARK, ROSIE CARNEY, JOHN AINSWORTH @ Barfly Camden, 19.30, £6
LULS release new double A side single ‘Never Let It Go/Sympathy Of Love’, ‘which sees the expansion of LULS’ widescreen sound into ever more epic and enthralling territory’ Plus London based quartet MUST with their ‘riff driven guitar pop…their sound is all riff heavy hooks, fuzzy shoegaze guitars and surf-pop vocal harmonies’
PYYRAMIDS @ Shacklewell Arms, Shacklewell Lane, Dalston, 20.00, £5adv

THURSDAY 18TH APRIL

DINGUS KHAN, BAD FOR LAZARUS plus guests @ The Borderline, Soho, 19.30, £6.50adv
*Paws Recommends*EAST INDIA YOUTH, FAIRHORNS @ Sebright Arms, off Hackney Rd, 19.30, £5adv
GHOSTFACE KILLAH, DOOM plus more – Get Dirty London @ 100 Club, Oxford St, 19.00
KING CHARLES @ Shepherds Bush Empire, 19.30
SLOW CLUB, THUMPERS, NEW DESERT BLUES @ Barfly Camden, 19.30
UNSUNG LILY, ALEX LOUISE plus more @ AAA at Archangel, 11 Kensington High St, 20.00, £5adv £7door
YOU WALK THROUGH WALLS, DEUX FURIEUSES, FERAL FIVE, HOWLING GHOST, SMALL CAT @ The Water Rats, Kings Cross, 19.30, £5adv
Feral Five play art-punk feral dance music, and Deux Furieuses are a duo described as “The half way point between PJ Harvey and the White Stripes”

FRIDAY 19TH APRIL

GALLOWS, CARNIVAL KIDS, HOAX – Get Dirty London @ 100 Club, Oxford St, 19.00
PYYRAMIDS – Club NME @ Koko, Camden, 22.00, £5
STONETHIEF, NIGHTWORKERS, HOWING GHOST plus more @ New Cross Inn, 19.30, £3

SATURDAY 20TH APRIL

*Paws Recommends* THE JEZABELS plus guests @ Sebright Arms, off Hackney Rd, 20.00
RECORD STORE DAY Rough Trade EAST feat. PAUL WELLER, KING MIDAS SOUND (6pm), THE STRYPES (4pm), PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING (2.30pm), SAM WILLIS (12.30pm), FRANK TURNER (11am) @ Rough Trade EAST, Brick lane, from 11.00am, FREE
RECORD STORE DAY Rough Trade WEST feat. UK DECAY, JOE GIDEON & THE SHARK, FIMBER BRAVO, ZONGAMIN @ Rough Trade WEST, 130 Talbot Rd, Notting Hill, from 13.00, FREE
WILEY, SKEPTA, JME @ The Forum, Kentish Town, 19.00

SUNDAY 21ST APRIL

MAGIC NUMBERS, JOHNNY FLYNN plus more @ Shakespeare’s Globe, Southbank, 19.30
‘As part of a jam-packed evening of music, magic and merriment in celebration of Shakespeare’s birthday, we’ll be playing material from our forthcoming new album for the first time as a full band.’

MONDAY 22ND APRIL

PHOENIX @ Shepherds Bush Empire, 19.30

TUESDAY 23RD APRIL

PERE UBU @ Bush Hall, 19.30, £20adv
ALESSI’S ARK @ Purcell Rooms, Southbank, 19.30, £12adv
Alessi’s Ark release third album ‘The Still Life’ out via Bella Union ‘a work both lucid and heartbreakingly lovely, a sonic landscape that roams a wide range of emotions, with (as the songwriter explains), “Nature and love, as common threads”.’
BLACKBIRD BLACKBIRD, ECHOPARK @ Birthdays, Stoke Newington Rd, 19.30, £7.50
‘Blackbird Blackbird (formerly Bye Bye Blackbird) is the moniker/musical outlet of San Francisco, California wunderkind Mikey Maramag. His reverb-laden musical collages tend to lean towards anthemic, inspirational, and dream-driven themes.’ (Bird on Wire)
BLEECH plus special guests @ Hoxton Sq Bar & Kitchen, 19.30, £8adv
spiky indie guitar pop, infectious goodness from London’s Bleech
CATS ON LADDERS, WILDCUTS @ The Good Ship, Kilburn, 19.30, £4adv £5door
*Paws Recommends* EMPEROR YES, VICTORIES AT SEA, VIENNA DITTO @ Old Blue Last, Grt Eastern St, Shoreditch, 20.00, FREE
Emperor Yes produce psychedelic influenced pop music, plus alt rock/ electronica from Birmingham’s Victories At Sea
*Paws Recommends* THE FRONT BOTTOMS @ Barfly Camden, 19.30
*Paws Recommends* THE HISTORY OF APPLE PIE, GUM, THEE MVP’S @ Madame JoJo’s, Soho, 20.00, £6
The History of Apple Pie are five-piece lo-fi rock band from London, ‘Expect more tales of medicated teenage heartache and the psychedelic rain of slacker-genius guitar chops from Jerome’s home made pedal board, but the band have really come of age and the result is a truly memorable and exhilarating guitar pop album.’ (Rough Trade)
KAISER CHIEFS @ Burberry, Regent St, Free
*Paws Recommends* VERONICA FALLS, COMET GAIN @ Islington Assembly Hall, Upper S, 19.30, £12
Veronica falls release new album ‘Waiting For Something to Happen’ which as RockFeedback says sees the band emerge as one of the most potent and affecting, fully-formed indie guitar pop acts we have around.
WOLF EYES, LIBEREZ, OCCULT HAND @ Corsica Studios, Elephant Rd, 20.00, £12adv

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