7 Day Gig Guide: 24th – 29th April

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WEDNESDAY 24TH APRIL

ATTACK ATTACK! @ Barfly Camden, 19.30
THE BLACK SPARROWS, WRAPPED IN PLASTIC, LITTLE DEATH MACHINE, ZEN DOG @ Rhythm Factory 16-18 Whitechapel Road, 19.30, FREE
‘Recreating the spirit of the guitar band, The Black Sparrows bring a punk inspired attitude to London indie, with danceable riffs and sharp lyrics’
BLACKBIRD BLACKBIRD plus special guests @ Birthdays, Stoke Newington Rd, 19.30, £7.50adv
*Paws Recommends* DEPTFORD GOTH @ Electrowerkz, Torrens St, 19.30
DOG IS DEAD @ Koko Camden, 19.00, £11.50adv
DROWNING POOL, FOZZY @ The Garage, Highbury Corner, 19.30
EDWYN COLLINS @ Union Chapel, Islington, 19.30
Edwyn Collins releases his eighth studio LP, ‘Understated’
THE GROWLERS @ Shacklewell Arms, Shacklewell Lane, Dalston, 20.00, £11
HAIM @ Heaven, 19.30

THURSDAY 25TH APRIL

FRANK TURNER & THE SLEEPING SOULS @ The Forum, Kentish Town, 19.30
GRAMME @ Rough Trade EAST In-store, Brick Lane, 19.00, FREE
After more than a decade of silence…Gramme return with their debut album ‘Fascination’
*Paws Recommends* THE GROWLERS @ Shacklewell Arms, Shacklewell Lane, Dalston, 20.00
THE HOMOSEXUALS, THE SHOESTRUNG, HIGH WINDOWS @ Sebright Arms, off Hackney Rd, 20.00, £5adv £7door
‘In 1977 The Homosexuals gave birth almost single-handedly to the D.I.Y./post-punk/art-punk squat aesthetic movement in London. The Homosexuals are still active, in the form of their creator and main thinker Bruno Wizard. Working with a new generation of radical artists, Wizard is connecting like-minded conscious souls who never did and never will give up. “Simply put, one of the most flawlessly great British punk/post-punk bands.” (WFMU)
ORLANDO SEALE & THE SWELL, JUAN ZELADA – Station Sessions @ St Pancras International, 17.30 – 18.30, FREE
Orlando Seal & the Swell ‘Some call it Punk Folk, some say it’s like having the Arcade Fire in your bedroom, we say we are ten friends playing music that swings wildly from the epic to the intimate, the melancholic to the euphoric’

FRIDAY 26TH APRIL

THE GUILTY ONES @ The Lexington, Pentonville Rd, 19.30
MERIDIAN BROTHERS @ Rough Trade EAST, in-store, Brick lane, 18.00, FREE
‘The Meridian Brothers present a workshop on the evolution of contemporary Colombian music from their own Bogotá-perspective, plus a documentary screening on Afro-Colombian music by Lucas Silva, with dj Matt Bennett (Clash Magazine) and a photo projection by Marc Sethi’
WOODEN WAND plus more @ Water Rats, Kings Cross, 19.30, £9
New York based James Jackson Toth, aka Wooden Wand, blends smoky Americana with psychedelic sweet and soulful country…
WORLD SERVICE PROJECT @ Queen Elizabeth Hall foyer, Southbank Centre, 17.00, FREE
high-octane experimental music from World Service Project

SATURDAY 27TH APRIL

ALL GIRL NINJA DEATH SQUAD, ITCHY TEETH, CYNOTIA, LUXE @ Sebright Arms, off Hackney Rd, 19.00, £5adv £7door
THE CHEAP FREAKS, THE CAVEMEN, THE LADYKILLERS @ Fiddlers Elbow, Camden, 19.30
RIVERA, BEDLAMYTES, FRAUDS @ The Good Ship, Kilburn, 19.30, £5
SKINNY GIRL DIET, SHOPPING, THE WHARVES @ Power Lunches, 446 Kingsland Rd, 20.00, £4
TROPIC BLUES BAND, THE NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE, MDME SPKR @ The Victoria Dalston, 20.00
Headliners Tronpic Blues Band are Gonzo Rockin Belgians & celebrate their new John Spencer produced album

SUNDAY 28TH APRIL

KIT RICHARDSON (EP launch), MAYFLYS @ Bush Hall, 19.30, £5adv till 21 April, £7adv or £9door
Kit Richardson is a singer-songwriter hailing from London, via Birmingham. She likes mathcore, Peter Gabriel and writing unnecessarily complicated strings arrangements. Artrocker have called her ‘bewilderingly diverse’. Plus femme fronted four piece, Mayflys’ quirky brand of dreamy cloud pop has been described as “the sound of long hot summers, ice cream, summer dresses and freshly mown grass” who launch new double A side single

MONDAY 29TH APRIL

*Paws Recommends* CHVRCHES @ Village Underground, 19.30
THE COMPUTERS @ Rough Trade EAST In-store, Brick Lane, 19.00, FREE
‘they’re back, sharp-suited, drenched in Brylcreem with a line in classic, romantic rock’n’roll, soul and blues that’s as sharp as their quiffs’
GRAMME @ The Shacklewell Arms, Dalston, 20.00
‘After more than a decade of silence…Gramme return with their debut album Fascination’
*Paws Recommends* TEMPLES @ The Lexington, Pentonville Rd, 19.30

TUESDAY 30TH APRIL

THE APPLES @ Jazz Cafe, 19.30
CHILLY GONZALES @ Cadogan Hall, 19.30
*Paws Recommends* PEACE, SUPERFOOD @ Birthdays, 33-35 Stoke Newington Road, Dalston, 20.00
TREETOP FLYERS @ Dingwalls, Camden, 19.00
Treetop Flyers deal in multi-part sun-drenched harmonies and folky Dylanesque harmonies…

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