London Gig Guide 15th – 21st May

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Hey Paws Music babez, here are the top gigs to go to in London this week.

WEDNESDAY 15TH MAY

KING TUFF plus special guests @ Birthdays, 33-35 Stoke Newington Road, Dalston, 20.00, £8adv
*Paws Recommends* THE ORWELLS @ The Lexington, Pentonville Rd, 19.30, £5adv
‘Emerging as one of the highlights from SXSW this year, The Orwells play their debut UK show at The Lexington’
OYAMA, ROUGH DAYS FOR DIAMOND TRADE, BASTARDGEIST, BIG WAVE RIDERS, MAT RIVIERE @ The Black Heart, Camden, 19.00, £5door
‘Projekta brings together a stellar international lineup from our management/press/booking rosters, for a London party ahead of The Great Escape.’
THE PHOENIX FOUNDATION @ Rough Trade EAST in-store, Brick Lane, 19.00, FREE
New Zeland’s The Phoenix Foundation release new album ‘Fandango’ – co-frontman Samuel Flynn Scott explains “we have made 80 minutes of tripped-out pop oddities that pays absolutely no attention to the short form game of contemporary music. This is Test Match music – maybe it’s prog or psyche-folk – whatever it is, it’s music that we thought about a lot, worked on a lot and cared about in the minutiae.”

THURSDAY 16TH MAY

ALT J, PRINCESS CHELSEA @ Brixton Academy, 19.30
ARROWS OF LOVE, THRONE, NYMPH @ Hoxton Sq Bar & Kitchen, 19.30
BASS DRUM OF DEATH, BEARD OF WOLVES @ The Black Heart, Camden, 20.00, £5adv £7door
*Paws Recommends* POPSTRANGERS, CUT RIBBONS, THE ADELINES @ Old Blue Last, Grt Eastern st, 20.00, FREE
Popstrangers is three native New Zealanders who make “pop” music that’s hard-driving, punk-influenced and sonically inimitable
Tribes @ McClusky’s, Kingston Upon-Thames, 21:00, £6.00door
UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA @ Village Underground, 19.00
Psych wizards of NZ Unknown Mortal Orchestra

FRIDAY 17TH MAY

*Paws Recommends* BASS DRUM OF DEATH – Club NME @ Koko Camden, 22.00, £5
GABRIELLE APLIN @ Rough Trade EAST in-store, Brick Lane, 18.30, FREE
‘Gabrielle Aplin is the whipsmart teenage sensation with spirit in her voice and ability to bottle melodic lightning’

SATURDAY 18TH MAY

*Paws Recommends* CHARLES HOWL (Single Launch), THE BLACK TAMBOURINES, THEO VERNEY, TELEGRAM @ Old Blue Last, Grt Eastern st, 20.00, FREE
Charles Howl releasing his first 7″ via Lo Recordings. And the Punk Slime family are gonna throw yet another big party to celebrate this.
RUMOUR CUBES, OBE, LISTING SHIPS, LIONS ARE SMARTER THAN I AM, LOST IN THE RIOTS, KARHIDE, SPEED THE PLOUGH @ The Urban Bar, Whitechapel, from 16.30, £5adv £6door – 1000 Hertz have teamed up with Echoes and Dust and End Of Radio to bring a Post Rock all dayer…
SOPHIE HUNGER @ The Garage, Highbury Corner, 19.30
STAGECOACH @ Rough Trade WEST in-store, Notting Hill, 16.00, FREE
‘Alcopop! Records are proud to announce Say Hi To The Band – the long awaited debut album from Stagecoach, out May 13th. Produced by Rory Atwell (Palma Violets, The Vaccines, Yuck), the album will be released digitally as well on CD and vinyl…an album full of hooks, harmonies and huge choruses.’ (Rough Trade)

SUNDAY 19TH MAY

*Paws Recommends* PARQUET COURTS @ 100 Club, Oxford St, 19.30, £10adv
SLIM CESSNA’S AUTO CLUB @ The Borderline, Soho, 19.30
WOODS @ The Lexington, Pentonville Rd, 19.30
Brooklyn band Woods will live-present their new LP ‘Bend Beyond’

MONDAY 20TH MAY

*Paws Recommends* ALLAH-LAS @ Dingwalls, Camden, 19.30
THE FLAMING LIPS @ Roundhouse, Camden, 20.00, £32
FOXES @ Sebright Arms, off Hackney Rd, 19.30, £8adv
PARQUET COURTS @ Rough Trade EAST in-store, Brick lane, 19.00, FREE
NYC’s Parquet Courts release new album ‘Light Up Gold’ – ‘the quartet wonders through the American and British underground, picking away their favorite parts with confidence’ (Rough Trade)
THE POSTAL SERVICE @ Brixton Academy, 19.30

TUESDAY 21ST MAY

A$AP ROCKY @ Brixton Academy, 19.30
CHET FAKER @ Sebright Arms, off Hackney Rd, 19.30
THE CROOKES, THE HEARTBREAKS plus guests @ Scala, Kings Cross, 19.30, £8adv
THE FLAMING LIPS @ Roundhouse, Camden, 20.00, £32
FOXES plus special guests @ Sebright Arms, off Hackney Rd, 20.00, £7adv
*Paws Recommends* MAC DE MARCO, SEAN NICHOLAS SAVAGE @ The Garage, Highbury Corner, 19.30
VILLAGERS @ Brixton Electric, 19.00

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