DEFRAGMENTATION "..to put into an optimal order"
D:Frag London #28
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************THIS WEEKS GIGS************
M o n d a y
@ Royal Festival Hall: RYAN ADAMS doing his scruff-haired commercial anti-folk or whatever and some young fella he produced the album for JESSE MALIN. www.ryanadams.com
@ MeanFiddler: DEATH BY STEREO + BOYSETSFIRE.. hardcore punk.
@ Metro www.artrocker.com : THE SOLEDAD BROTHERS much-hyped Detroiters ..THE 20-20's plus very special secret guests THE KILLS!!
@ the Monarch nme: MY MORNING JACKET plus the amazing Nottingham diy nighters SEACHANGE blasting out their mesmerizing textured bruised wall of noize.
@ the End www.trashclub.co.uk : MIDNIGHT MIKE... the md of Flesh Records apparently a social and moral deviant if you listen to iD.
T u e s d a y
@ Metro THE PRIMMS this new band are bluddy good, they rock like a car chase with revolutionary new tricks! Really recommend checking them out if Kinesis or Engerica make you kick. (middle slot) www.destabilize.co.uk
@ Dingwalls: BRIGHT EYES... sadly this show is sold out but if you're lucky enough to have a ticket, expect hearts breaking left and right with tears of blood pouring all over the folk-goth floor.
@ the Borderline: THE CRIMEA ex-Crocketts guys whack us with their new take on country-punk.
@ Dublin Castle www.clubfandango.co.uk : COIN-OP ..VERMONT + KISS MACHINE + KOALA
@ Hope and Anchor: SENSUS..about to get the same producer treatment as weezer which aint bad for an unsigned band from slough!
@ the Scala: SUGABABES it shouldnt be so shocking that a pop band seems real. but it is. sadly.
@ ICA: THE DELGADOS...scots do their own shows before going out with The Doves.
@ Camden Palace feet first: TEN BENSON guttural punkRAH!
W e d n e s d a y
@ the Windmilll www.drownedinsound.com : this is one of our loudest and most exciting nights for a while!
MOUNTAIN MEN ANONYMOUS.. in a world of symbols and obviousness, less is more and instruMENTALists mma shove their feelings out through the same lenses as Godspeed! www.mountainmenanonymous.freeserve.co.uk
+ REDJETSON are part of the Southend end scene and you should know how good that is by now. the demo's so good we just went and booked 'em for their slightly joy division voyage through your senses.. www.redjetson.co.uk
+ PROJECT ABNER...everyone at dis towers is singing this lots praises right now, my DEMO OF LAST WEEK and the future of rock! Come decide... www.projectabner.com
@ the Spitz: MIKA BOMB and KAITO + FINLAY..a night of noize and girls.. .finlay from oxford are rawkin!
@ the Monarch www.xfm.co.uk : BRAVE CAPTAIN weird computer-affected folk-warp
T h u r s d a y
@ Metro: THE ROCK OF TRAVOLTA bring their death star post-'tap oxford truck rock back to the capital followed by Alan McGee's death disco. We investigated them recently: http://www.drownedinsound.com/articles/4981.html
@ Heaven: LADYTRON..bit like Electrelane doin synth art
@ the Spitz www.anti-folk.net ; KIMYA of the moldy peaches with MAJOR MATT MASON and other assorted anti-folkness..
@ Shepherds Bush Empire: SUEDE who shoulda given up years ago.
F r i d a y
@ Metro: FONDA 500 from Hull, one of the wackiest bands around.. SERIAL P.O.P. "Like the bastard brainchild of Muse and The Music" apparently... REVERAND PIKE Lo-fi delta noise a la Billy Childish. This is a Sideburn promotions night and includes entry to Club Bedrock til 4am
@ Mean Fiddler: an ex-Carter USM related event with JIM'S SUPER STEREO WORLD + ABDOUJAPAROV = THE INVIISIIBLES
@ the Astoria: THE CARDIACS...seminal crazeeness with foam and noize, noize, proper scary uncontrolled madmen noize! www.organart.com
@ the Marquee: KING ADORA with pure fan power proove that on merit alone you can do it. and if they can, anyone can. www.kingadora.com
@ Brixton Academy: RICHARD ASHCROFT...the new album is shit. well, no, if the verve didn't ever exist it would be pretty average. the verve were life-changing and ol' dickie was the magic of all that. but now? c'mon, pull yer socks up mister moaner!
S a t u r d a y
@ the Verge www.sosumimusic.com INTENTIONS OF AN ASTERiOD recently played a diis show down the windmill, came back with their hurricane rock from derby www.ioaa.com LACONIA ...PARKLANDSWAY apparently a bit like the coopers.
@ the Spitz Strange Fruit Festival: one of my favourite bands come over from ireland THE DUDLEY CORPORATION there darkness chisseling post-rock with occasional folk leanings. + BMX BANDITS + THE MELYS + AIRPORT GIRL
S u n d a y
@ Astoria: DE LA SOUL.. the godz bring back the hip-hop goodz.
@ 93 Feet East: THEMSELVES... Doseone from cLOUDDEAD new project.
@ the Garage: NEW BOMB TURKS... still making noizes.
Ah that'll do ya. Lots of good stuff. See a heap of you reading this on Weds at the windmill!
Until the heavens stop falling