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Why listen to a CD or broadcast when you can see it on stage? A different show every night. Two in the same night if you're mad for it.

This is a select list of up-and-coming shows (in date order) featuring bands that have impressed me. Please note this is not a listings page, and OT cannot take responsibility for cancellations or changes to the bill. Please check with the venue before travelling.

Past gigs go in to the archive (in italics) at the bottom.


Details of most of the venues referred to can be found at
Venues.





Lords + Bilge Pump + DethscalatorJack Mountain 
Fri 20 February 2009
Silver Rocket Club, Buffalo Bar, underneath the Famous Cock at Highbury & Islington tube
£5, £4 concs/ after bands
Doors 8.30 pm to 3pm
Post-rock supergroup, grindcore and the fascinating collision of post-hardcore scramble and blues from guitar-vocal-drum duo Jack Mountain


Real Feal + One Unique Signal + Cove + Perceval Gage
Sat 21 February 2009
traumattack special at Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, its on the left
£6, £5 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm, bands from 8.30pm
First traumattack of 2009 with jerky hardore, heavy psychedelia, post-rock and post-metal - preview Perceval Gage at I_to_Q, preview Cove at Quickstep


Master & Servant + Barbara Kellys + Actionforce + Lonely Weekend
Wed 25 February 2009
Goonite Club @ Buffalo Bar, underneath the Famous Cock at Highbury & Islington station
£5, £4 concs
Doors 8.30pm
Superb indie/ dance sounds with humour from electro-bass-drum duo Master and Servant


Giant Paw w/- Liger + Codes in the Clouds + Tronix Nexus
Wed 11 March 2009
Goonite Club @ Buffalo Bar, underneath the Famous Cock at Highbury & Islington station
£5, £4 concs
Doors 8.30pm
Giant Paw play an arty an quirky mix-up of electro, psychedelia and blues in the 10pm slot 




ECONOLINE, PROJECTIONS, MUCHOS PERROS
Tue 18 April 2006
Vibe_Bar, 91-95 Brick Lane, opp 93 Feet East - 10 mins from Liverpool Street or Old Street
Free
Doors 7.30pm to 11.30pm
End of a mini-tour, celebrate with the best guitar-passion
Previews: Econoline 
A to H and DemoCrazy, Projections I to Q
Promoter: www.a-badge-of-friendship.co.uk


Lords, Quack Quack, Lower Forty-Eight, The Mockingbird Nightmare
Fri 21 April 2006
Silver Rocket/Noisestar at Buffalo Bar, next to Highbury tube
£6, £4 Members
8pm - 2am, live music 8.30pm
For Membership see:
Silver_Rocket
Preview Lords at: I to Q 


Hey Colossus, Lower Forty-Eight, Blown Paperbags
Sun 23 April 2006
Monotreme presents @ Bull and Gate, Kentish Town (cross the road from the station, 200 metres to the right)
£5, £4 concs
Doors 8pm, Hey Colossus onstage at 10pm
Preview Hey Colossus at:
A to H


WRECK Five with
The Strange Death of Liberal England
October All Over
Akira and
Matthew Rozeik
Fri 28 April 2006
Water Rats, 328 Gray's Inn Road, King's Cross (5 mins south of station, just beyond Travelodge)
Doors 7.30pm, first act 8pm, this is pretty rigid
£6, or £5 with flyer (or if you show up wearing a yellow top - it says here) Preview Akira at:
A to H


Trench with Swetbox, Monsters in the Attic, eighthnerve
Sat 29 April 2006
Bull and Gate, Kentish Town (cross the road from the station, 200 metres to the right)
£6, £5 concs
Doors 8pm, Trench onstage 9.15pm sharp
"Hullcore", you have not seen a band this heavy before
Preview Trench at:
R to Z


Somebodys Mind, Just to Annoy Ray, The Velcros
Wed 3 May 2006
Peafish Promotions @ Purple Turtle - Mornington Crescent tube - it's opposite the side door of Koko, Camden
£6, £5 concs
Doors 8pm, Velcros onstage 8.15pm
Listen at:
Peafish


Joeyfat, Projections, The Watchers, Free Diamonds
Silver Rocket line-up of the year
Fri 5 May 2006
Silver Rocket Club, Upstairs at the Garage, Highbury Corner
£6, £4 concs/ after bands
Doors 8.30pm to 3.00am
Preview Joeyfat and Projections at:
I to Q


Spring Antifolk 2006
14 acts including Milk Kan, David Cronenberg's Wife, Bobby McGees, JJ Crash and Sergeant Buzfuz
Sat 6 May 2006
12 Bar Club, Denmark Street, off Charing Cross Road, just south of Centrepoint - TCR tube
£6
Doors and music from 7pm
Lots of these acts previewed here, see some Antifolk nights at:
Past Events  Full running order at: UK_Antifolk


Rock of Travolta, Orwell Music, One More Kiss
Thu 11 May 2006
Bull and Gate, Kentish Town (cross the road from the station, 200 metres to the right)
£5, £4 concs
Doors 8pm
Rock of Travolta are legendary... pulp post-rock?


Kiosk, Leisur Hive, Everything on Black, Mono für Alle! with Trombosis DJs
Thu 18 May 2006
OppositionT presents Kafka Dances
Bull and Gate, Kentish Town (cross the road from the station, 200 metres to the right)
£6, £5 concs
Doors 7.30pm, music from 8pm, Mono für Alle! on first
Preview Everything on Black at: 
A to H ... Kiosk and Leisur Hive at: I to Q
Listen at: Kiosk and OppositionT


Diary 10th anniversary show with Probing Cranks + Black Cat Hat
Sun 21 May 2006
Bull and Gate, Kentish Town (cross the road from the station, 200 metres to the right)
£5
Doors 8pm, onstage 8.15pm
poetry, jazz, blues, improvisation from Bull&Gate and OppositionT favourites
Preview Diary:
A to H and Probing Cranks at: I to Q


The Velcros, Adam de Gruchy, Vulnerable Things and Venus Bogardus
Tue 23 May 2006
Peafish Promotions @ Lark In the Park, Copenhagen Street N1
£6, £5 concs
Doors 8pm
Listen at:
Peafish


Suitable Case for Treatment, twentysixfeet, silent front, general khaki
Thu 25 May 2006
WreckSix @ Plan B Brixton (please note this venue change) -
across the road and right from Brixton Underground - it's where you turn into Stockwell Road for the Academy
Doors 8pm
this gig is now free!!
Preview twentysixfeet at:
R to Z
Details at: Plum


The Rum Circus with Device, Absent Kid, Post War Years and The Casuals
Sat 27 May 2006
PlayMusic @ Clockwork, 96-98 Pentonville Road (cnr Penton Street) - midway along main road from Angel to King's Cross
£5
Doors 7.30pm, Rum Circus onstage about 9pm
Preview Rum Circus at:
R to Z


July July with Jynxt, Everyone Else
Tue 30 May 2006
Bull and Gate, Kentish Town (cross the road from the station, 200 metres to the right)
£5, £4 concs
Doors 8pm, July July 9.15pm
Preview July July at:
I to Q


English Electric, The Bleeding Hearts, and Masterplan for Failure
Tue 30 May 2006
Peafish Promotions @ Lark In the Park, Copenhagen Street N1
£6, £5 concs
Doors 7pm
Details at:
Peafish
Preview the Bleeding Hearts at: DemoCrazy


Like a Stuntman, Up C Down C, Swimsuit Issue, St Deluxe
Fri 2 June 2006
Silver Rocket Club, Upstairs at the Garage, Highbury Corner
£6, £4 concs/ after bands
Doors 8.30pm to 3.00am
I'm quite sure I've reviewed 3 of these and they're buried in old notebooks, we'll have to see if I can dig 'em out in time...


Blood Red Shoes, Projections, Lust, The Sailplanes
Tue 6 June 2006
Howl @ Catch 22, 22 Kingsland Road, London E2 8DA
East from Old Street turn left after Shoreditch Town Hall under railway bridge - venue is on right, music upstairs
£5
Doors 8pm
Preview Projections at
I to Q and Sailplanes at: R to Z


The Quarter, The Cells, Syrus
Tue 6 June 2006
Peafish Promotions @ Lark In the Park, Copenhagen Street N1
£6, £5 concs
Doors 7pm
Details at:
Peafish
Preview Cells at: A to H


Gertrudes Storm, Dead Spies, Helzuki
Wed 7 June 2006
Peafish Promotions @ Purple Turtle - Mornington Crescent tube - it's opposite the side door of Koko, Camden
£6, £5 concs
Doors 8pm, Helzuki onstage 8.15pm
Details at:
Peafish
Preview Gertrudes Storm at:
A to H


Gin Panic, They Died Too Young, Capuchin or Kitano
Thu 8 June 2006
Bull and Gate, Kentish Town (cross the road from the station, 200 metres to the right)
£4, £4.50 concs
Doors 8pm, music from 8.45pm
Preview Gin Panic at:
A to H


BATHROOM SALLY, THE ZEBRA ROOM, THE MUVS, THE TRUTH
Sat 10 June 2006
Peafish Promotions @ Lark In the Park, Copenhagen Street N1
£6, £5 concs
Doors 8pm, music 8.30pm
Details at:
Peafish


Antifolk (early) Summer Solstice Special
10 acts including
Tom (David Cronenberg's Wife), Kid Sister Phoebe, Filthy Pedro, Paul Hawkins, Horsebox
Sun 11 June 2006
Buffalo Bar, adjt Highbury & Islington station
£6
Doors 6.30pm, music 7pm
Details at:
UK_Antifolk
Preview Antifolk events at: 
Past Events, individual acts at: AtoZ of Reviews


MOJAG, THE LOW SKY, THE BOUNDARY, NATALIE ROSS AND THE RENEGADES
Tue 13 June 2006
Peafish Promotions @ Lark In the Park, Copenhagen Street N1
£6, £5 concs
Doors 7pm
Details at:
Peafish
Preview Mojag at: I to Q, preview Natalie Ross at: Quickstep


The Sailplanes, The Cavaliers, Ejector Seat
Thu 15 June 2006
The Windmill, Blenheim Gardens, Brixton Hill (left from Brixton underground, 15 minutes walk towards Streatham, Blenheim Gardens is on the right
£4
Doors 8pm
Preview Sailplanes at:
R to Z


Striplight, Geniac, Glass
Fri 16 June 2006
Bull and Gate, Kentish Town (cross the road from the station, 200 metres to the right)
£6, £5 concs
Doors 8pm, music from 8.45pm
Preview Striplight at:
R to Z


Big Joan, The Fontanelles, The Optimist Club, OFM
Fri 16 June 2006
Silver Rocket at The Buffalo Bar, immediately to the right from exit of Highbury & Islington station
£6, £4 concs/ after bands
Doors 8.30pm to 3.00am
Preview Optimist Club at:
I to Q


My Pet Junkie, Mumrah!, Revolution, The Very Special Guests
Fri 16 June 2006
Come Out 2 Nite @ Purple Turtle - Mornington Crescent tube - it's opposite the side door of Koko, Camden
£5, £4 before 8.30pm
Doors 8pm
Preview My Pet Junkie at:
I to Q


Diary w/ Chow Chow, Ego-Armalade, The Buzz
Thu 22 June 2006
Dublin Castle, Parkway, Camden
£6, £5 concs
Music from 8.30pm, Diary on third
Preview Diary at:
A to H 


Montana Pete w/ Les Natrels, Tom Hatred, Mary Epworth Band
Sun 25 June 2006
Red Room, Inn on the Green, 3 Thorpe Close, Ladbroke Grove
FREE
Doors 6pm, Montana Pete on at 9pm
Preview Montana Pete at:
I to Q
Football, what football?


Luxembourg, Villette, Dexy
Mon 26 June 2006
Bull and Gate, Kentish Town (cross the road from the station, 200 metres to the right)
£5
Doors 8pm, music from 8.45pm
Preview Luxembourg at:
I to Q


STARCHAMBER, THE BRIAN JACKET LETDOWN, JAG, JUNE
Tue 27 June 2006
Peafish Promotions @ Lark In the Park, Copenhagen Street N1
£6, £5 concs
Doors 7pm
Details at:
Peafish


Bikini Atoll, RandomNumber, Akira, Alex Kid
Fri 30 June 2006
WreckSeven @ Water Rats, 328 Gray's Inn Road, King's Cross (5 mins south of station, just beyond Travelodge)
Doors 7.30pm, first act 8pm, this is pretty rigid
£6, or £5 with flyer/ green tops
Preview Akira at:
A to H


Satellite Inspectors, No Mind, Airborne, Operation Monday
Fri 30 June 2006
Bull and Gate, Kentish Town (cross the road from the station, 200 metres to the right)
£6, £5 concs
Doors 8pm, music from 8.30pm
Preview No Mind and Satellite Inspectors at:
R to Z 


Sailplanes, The Alones, Screaming Tea Party
Sat 1 July 2006
Metro Club, 19-23 Oxford Street (about 15 seconds from Oxford Street exit of Tottenham Court Road tube)
£5 adv, probably more on door
Doors 7.30pm
Preview Sailplanes and Screaming Tea Party at:
R to Z


Chesca from The Rum Circus, plus 3 other solo performers
Mon 3 July 2006
4x4 at Boogaloo Bar, 312 Archway Road - Highgate tube, head a few metres towards Archway
Free
Doors 7pm
Preview The Rum Circus at:
R to Z


Blondelle, Rosemary, The Kicks
Thu 6 July 2006
Barfly B*sides @ The Enterprise, 2 Haverstock Hill (opp Chalk Farm tube)
£5
Doors 8pm
Preview Rosemary at:
R to Z


Blood Red Shoes, Charlottefield, Paper Cut Out, Mystery Meat
Fri 7 July 2006
Silver Rocket Club, Upstairs at the Garage, Highbury Corner
£6, £4 concs/ after bands
Doors 8.30pm to 3.00am
Preview Charlottefield at:
A to H


Flame-On, The Cells, Slimmy, Kennedy Sunday
Sat 8 July 2006
Peafish @ Lark in the Park, Copenhagen Street (using King's Cross, head up Caledonian Road from The Scala - Thameslink, Copenhagen Street is 800 metres up on the right, The Lark is on the streetside edge of the park on the left hand side)
£6, £5 with flyer
Doors 7.30pm
Preview The Cells at:
A to H


Montauk Project, When Gravity Fails, Six Fifty Whisky, Subterranea
Sat 8 July 2006
Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road (cross road from tube, venue 150 yards to right) 
£6, £5 with flyer
Doors 8pm, music from 8.30pm
Preview Six 50 Whiskey and When Gravity Fails at:
R to Z


Silvery, Horsebox, Munch Munch
Mon 10 July 2006
Flook @ Nambucca Bar, 596 Holloway Road (halfway between Holloway Road and Archway tubes, other side of road)
£5, £4 with flyer
Doors around 8pm
Preview Horsebox at: 
A to H, preview Silvery at: R to Z


Bifteck, The Low Sky, Trad Arr, Zoe Konez
Tue 11 July 2006
Peafish @ Lark in the Park, Copenhagen Street (using King's Cross, head up Caledonian Road from The Scala and Thameslink, Copenhagen Street is 800 metres up on the right, The Lark is on the streetside edge of the park on the left hand side)
£6, £5 with flyer
Doors 7.30pm
Bifteck scrabble back after loss of their frontman, read old Bifteck reviews at:
A to H


Foals, Sailplanes, Pfaff, Favours for Sailors, From the Sky
Fri 14 July
ConcentrationFace @ Pleasure Unit, 359 Bethnal Green Road (from Bethnal Green Station, along Bethnal Green Road 10 minutes, on right before Pollard Row)
£5
Doors 7.30pm to 2am
Preview Sailplanes at:
R to Z


The Rum Circus, Diner, Wolventrix
Sat 15 July 2006
The Water Rats, 328 Gray's Inn Road (5 minutes from King's Cross, head towards Holborn, left hand side)
£6, £5 with flyer
Doors 7.30pm
Preview The Rum Circus at:
R to Z


Tin Pan Alley Festival - proceeds to Shelter
Sun 16 July 2006
Denmark Street, off Charing Cross Road - 50 metres south of Tottenham Court Road station/ Centrepoint
British Sea Power, Bromhead Jackets, Vince Vincent & the Villains, Keith, F-O Machete, Louie, The Violets, Kalev, The Holloways, The Ape Drape Escape, Untitled Musical Project
Free entry
11am to 9pm
Fuck Off Machete on at 5pm, preview at:
A to H


Econoline, Last of the Real Hardmen
Tue 18 July 2006
Vibe_Bar, 91-95 Brick Lane, opp 93 Feet East - 10 mins from Liverpool Street or Old Street
Free
Doors 7.30pm to 11.30pm
Previews: Econoline 
A to H and DemoCrazy, Last of the Real Hardmen I to Q 
Promoter:
www.a-badge-of-friendship.co.uk


Toy Drum, Guitar Club, It Hugs Back, Jack Peachey
Tue 18 July 2006
Peafish @ Lark in the Park, Copenhagen Street, right off Caledonian Road, 10 mins from King's Cross
Doors 7.30pm
Listen at:
Peafish


Antifolk Special to launch Lach UK tour
also feat. Milk Kan, David Cronenbourg's Wife, Filthy Pedro, Sgt. Buzfuz, JJ Crash, The Bobby Magees, Larry Pickleman
Wed 19 July 2006
Barfly, Chalk Farm Road, Camden (opp Morrison's and The Roundhouse)
Music from 7pm
See previews at:
Past Events and AtoZ of Reviews


Collapse, Underground Railroad, Kyote
Fri 21 July 2006
Silver Rocket Club birthday, Buffalo Bar, adjt Highbury & Islington tube
£6, £4 concs/ after bands, mailing list FREE
Doors 8.30 pm to 3pm
Preview Kyote at:
Quickstep and I to Q


Kingsize, The Truebadours (it say's here), Daddy Long Legs, Sophie Serafino, The Revelation
Fri 21 July 2006
Fully Loaded @ Lark in the Park, Copenhagen Street (ten minutes from King's Cross or Angel)
£5
Doors 7.30pm, music 8pm to late
Preview Daddy Long Legs at:
A to H


Majik, Left of the Dealer, Timshel
Sat 22 July 2006
Peafish Promotions @ Lark In the Park, Copenhagen Street N1
£6, £5 concs
Doors 8pm, music 8.30pm
Details at:
Peafish
Preview Majik as Magic Heroes at: I to Q


Go Cadenza, Alison Dear
Tue 25 July 2006
Peafish Acoustic Showcase @ Lark in the Park, Copenhagen Street N1
£6, £5 concs
Doors 7.30pm
including Alison Dear's one-woman show of indie-folk guitar anger


twentysixfeet, Immune, The Naciente Quartet, Our Own Devices
Thu 27 July 2006
WreckEight @ Water Rats, 328 Gray's Inn Road, King's Cross (5 mins south of station, just beyond Travelodge)
Doors 7.30pm, first act 8pm, this is pretty rigid
£6, or £5 with flyer
Preview twentysixfeet at:
R to Z


Timshel, Sell the Lexus Burn the Olive Tree, Moorwater, Immoral
Wed 2 August 2006
Peafish @ Purple Turtle, Camden (opp side door of Koko, Mornington Crescent tube)
£6, £5 concs
Doors 8pm, music from 8.15pm
Preview Sell the Lexus at:
R to Z


Spiralsoul, the Satellite Inspectors, the Rubikons
Wed 2 August 2006
Goonite Club at The Buffalo Bar, immediately to the right from exit of Highbury & Islington station
£5, £4 concs
Doors 8.30pm to 3.00am
Preview Satellite Inspectors at:
R to Z 


TOY DRUM / GPD / LORD LUKEN / HANSOM PILOT
Fri 4 August 2006
Peafish @ Lark in the Park, 60 Copenhagen Street N1 0JW
(using King's Cross, head up Caledonian Road from The Scala and Thameslink, Copenhagen Street is 800 metres up on the right, The Lark is on the streetside edge of the park on the left hand side)
£6, £5 concs
Doors 7.30pm, DJs until 2pm
Drumming bunnies, global positioning, absent peers and flying jackets - must be the Queen Mum's birthday
GPD features former Wonderful Allstars drummer with Dave Grohl tendencies


Screaming Tea Party w/- White Trash Party, Stereo Dance Party, Jackie Breaks
Fri 4 August 2006
Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road (cross road from Kentish Town tube, venue 150 metres to right)
£6, £5 concs
Doors 8pm, STP onstage at 10pm
Preview Screaming Tea Party at:
R to Z


Filtered w/- The Direction, In Focus, Serf
Tue 8 August 2006
Peafish @ Lark in the Park, 60 Copenhagen Street N1 0JW
(using King's Cross, head up Caledonian Road from The Scala and Thameslink, Copenhagen Street is 800 metres up on the right, The Lark is on the streetside edge of the park on the left hand side)
£6, £5 concs
Doors 7.30pm, Filtered onstage at 8pm - one of their final shows
Preview Filtered at:
A to H


I Shouted Gun, Heapy, Abraxus, Boog
Tue 8 August 2006
State of Decay @ Hope and Anchor, Upper Street (5 mins to right from Highbury & Islington tube)
£5, £4.50 concs
Doors 8pm, music 8.15pm
Preview Abraxus at:
A to H and I Shouted Gun at: I to Q

 
Kevin Hewick, Sergeant Buzfuz, Roxy Rawson, Happy Casio, Thee Intolerable Kidd
Wed 9 August 2006
Blang! at 12 Bar Club, Denmark Street (Tottenham Court Road tube, 5 mins walk down Charing Cross Road from Centrepoint, Denmark Street on left, club on left)
£5
Doors 7.30pm to 1am
Preview under Buzfuz and Sergeant at: 
A to H and R to Z  
I was a fan of Hewick in the eighties, his poetic lyrics and plaintive voice are addictive, and it's a joy to find that he's still in action and still full of curiosity about the weird wide world


TV Smith (solo + full band set) + iDou + Garden Gang
Thu 10 August 2006 8pm
Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road (cross road from tube, venue 150 metres to right)
£6, £5 with this flyer
Preview iDou at: 
I to Q and TV Smith at: R to Z


The Arm, with MDMA, Reckless Abandon, Star27
Mon 14 August 2006
Hope and Anchor, 207 Upper Street (turn right from Highbury & Islington tube, walk for 5 mins)
£5, £4.50 concs
Doors 8.15pm, The Arm onstage 9pm
Preview The Arm at:
A to H


Bootywine, Idea Motion, Riptide 
Tue 15 August 2006
Peafish @ Lark in the Park, 60 Copenhagen Street N1 0JW
(using King's Cross, head up Caledonian Road from The Scala and Thameslink, Copenhagen Street is 800 metres up on the right, The Lark is on the streetside edge of the park on the left hand side)
£6, £5 concs
Doors 7.30pm
Eclectic indie-rock evening books 3 acts I've never come across



Cayto, Hunters Loaf, Mandlebrot Set, Nosferatu d2
Fri 18 August 2006
Silver Rocket Club, Buffalo Bar, adjt Highbury & Islington tube
£6, £4 concs/ after bands
Doors 8.30 pm to 3pm
Preview Hunters Loaf at:
A to H, preview Mandlebrot Set and Nosferatu d2 at: I to Q


UK Antifolk Summer Festival
14 acts! including Tom Cronenberg, Filthy Pedro, Chris Chinchilla, The Rebel, Milk Kan
Sat 19 August 2006
12 Bar Club, Denmark Street (Tottenham Court Road tube, 5 mins walk down Charing Cross Road from Centrepoint, Denmark Street on left, club on left)
£6
Doors 6.30pm to very late
Preview other festivals under
Past Events
Details at Antifolk
And they're doing it again the next day on the river starting from Kingston


Stuffy and the Fuses, England and the April, Ceiling, Vile Bodies
Tue 22 August 2006
OppositionT for Peafish @ Lark in the Park, Copenhagen Street
(from King's Cross, take Caledonian Road (opp The Scala), Copenhagen Street is 800 metres on the right, Lark is on the edge of the park on the left)
just £3 entry allcomers
Doors 7.30 pm
Listen at:
Stuffy_and_the_Fuses
and at: England_and_the_April  
and at:
Ceiling
and at: Vile_Bodies


The Rum Circus, Madamawitch, Delayed Experience
Wed 23 August 2006
Plum @ Plan B Brixton
across the road and right from Brixton Underground - it's where you turn into Stockwell Road for the Academy
£5, £4
Doors 8pm
Preview Rum Circus at:
R to Z


Rock of Travolta, Lili, Akira, Chik Bido
Fri 25 August 2006 (note restored date + line-up, with venue change)
WRECKNINE - check website for full line-up
Wreck 
I am thrilled that the wreckcrew will now be at my favourite venue
Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road (cross road from tube, venue 150 metres to right)
Doors 7.30pm, first act 8pm
£5, or £4 with flyer/ red top
Preview Akira at: 
A to H 
Rock of Travolta are Godfathers of Post Rock


Jacksons Warehouse
, Czeduce, Havana Guns, The Magz
Sat 26 August 2006
Dublin Castle, Parkway, Camden
£6, £5 concs
Music from 8.30pm, Jacksons Warehouse headline
Preview Jacksons Warehouse at
I to Q and DemoCrazy


Peafish Festival of music, comedy and art
Sat 26, Sun 27 and Mon 28 August 2006
Over 30 live music performances
Lark in the Park, 60 Copenhagen Street, London N1 0JW
(from King's Cross, take Caledonian Road (opp The Scala), Copenhagen Street is 800 metres on the right, Lark is on the edge of the park on the left)
£15 weekend, £7 for one day
Doors 12 noon each day, bands and DJs until 2am. Listings from 12 noon as follows:

Saturday: GPD (acoustic), Vulnerable Thing (GP solo), The Velours, Deceit, Cthru27, Neon Diamond, The Velcros, Smack Boys, Trad Arr, Vulnerable Things, The Counterfeits

Sunday: The Low Sky, Black Cat Hat, Bifteck, Jonno (the MuVs), Go Cadenza, The Cells, Spencer Jude Pearce, Flame On, Mark Cottrell, Adam de Gruchy, Their Hearts were full of Spring (formerly The Bleeding Hearts),
Helzuki

Monday: Guitar Club, Mad Max, Gertrudes Storm, Asazi, Left of the Dealer, GPD, States, Big Truck, Scarf, Timshel



October All Over support Future of the Left, The Quiet Life
Friday 1 September 2006
Barfly, Chalk Farm Road, Camden (opp Morrisons)
£6
Doors 7.30pm to 10pm - yup, the hungry Barfly has another show afterwards
Preview October All Over at:
I to Q


Tim Poland, Echovelle, Slippery Fish
Fri 8 September 2006
Bull and Gate, Kentish Town (cross the road from the station, 200 metres to the right)
£6, £5 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm
Preview Echovelle at:
A to H and Tim Poland at: I to Q
Echovelle play Japanese colourwash rock with an archetypal 4AD styling - sunlight sparkles on a frozen lake as it slowly melts.


Doctor Feelgood, Vulnerable Things, Trad Arr
Fri 8 September 2006
- punk'n'blues and all things Canvey Island
Orange launch party @ The Orange (aka West One Four), 3 North End Crescent, West Ken or Earl's Court tubes, cross Cromwell Road, 3 minutes up North End Road 
£10, available in advance at:
ticketweb
Doors 7pm, music 8pm
Preview Doctor Feelgood at:
A to H and and Vulnerable Things at: R to Z


Striplight (EP launch), Error Plains plus DJs
Wednesday 13 September 2006
St Moritz Club, 159 Wardour Street, W1F 8WL - west side, Oxford Street end, near TCR tube - please note this venue change
Free
Doors 7.30pm
Preview Striplight at:
R to Z


Hey Colossus w/ Snowblood, Narwhal, Tim Holehouse
Wed 13 September 2006
The Macbeth, 70 Hoxton Street, left off Old Street just before Kingsland/ Hackney Road junction
£4
Doors 8pm
Preview HC at:
A to H
Get flyer here (not quite sure why you'd need to)


Cove, 3hos2mexicansandatinofspanners, Thousand Natural Shocks
Fri 15 September 2006
Silver Rocket Club, Buffalo Bar, adjt Highbury & Islington tube
£6, £4 concs/ after bands
Doors 8.30 pm to 3pm
Preview Cove at:
A to H, preview three hos at: R to Z


Fiction Plane, Rum Circus, Lilygun, Data Puddle
Fri 15 September 2006
Bull and Gate, Kentish Town (cross the road from the station, 200 metres to the right)
£6, £5 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm
Preview Fiction Plane at: 
A to H and Rum Circus at: R to Z


The Sailplanes, Everything on Black w/ The Mighty Roars, The Daze
Fri 15 September 2006
Come Out 2nite @ The Purple Turtle, 65 Crowndale Road, Mornington Crescent/ Camden Town - opp side door of Koko
£5, £4 before 8.30pm
Doors 8pm
Everything on Black and Sailplanes up first, preview at 
A to H and R to Z


After the Fox, Rory McVicar, Luxembourg, The Sailplanes, The Diasporians
Thu 21 September 2006
Union Theatre fundraiser for "Shortcuts 2006" @ Barden's Boudoir, 38-44 Stoke Newington Road, Dalston/ Newington Green
£5
Doors 8pm to 2pm
Preview: Luxembourg
I to Q, Sailplanes R to Z
You need to see any band monikered The Diasporians... you just do


Satellite Inspectors support Sketchbeat and Thieves by Numbers
Fri 22 September 2006
Bull and Gate, Kentish Town (cross the road from the station, 200 metres to the right)
£6, £5 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm
Preview Satellite Inspectors at:
R to Z


The Sailplanes with Wretched Replica, Only the Lonely, Ken Machine, British Broken Class
Fri 22 September 2006
Do We Need a Reason @
The Pleasure Unit, 359 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 6LG
£5
Doors 8pm, music until 2am
Preview Sailplanes at:
R to Z


Action Plan, Chow Chow, We Are the Physics
Fri 22 September 2006
Pure Groove Records' <if you don't mind> at Archway Tavern, Archway Close (middle of Archway roundabout)
£5, £4 flyers
8pm
Preview Action Plan at:
A to H - this is a mighty zeitgeist line-up!


Sell the Lexus, Burn the Olive Tree with Their Hearts Were Full of Spring + Last Night's Recital + Sweet Talk + Little Fish
Fri 22 September 2006
Fully Loaded at Lark in the Park, Copenhagen Street (from King's Cross, take Caledonian Road (opp The Scala), Copenhagen Street is 800 metres on the right, Lark is on the edge of the park on the left)
flyer price £5
7.30pm to 2pm
Preview Sell the Lexus at:
R to Z


The Low Sparks (main support) w/ Shabby Rogue (headline), Shoes, Nick Marks
Wednesday 27 September 2006
Five Families @ Hoxton Bar and Kitchen, Hoxton Sq, Old Street tube
£TBC
Doors 8pm, first act 8.15pm
Low Sparks play showily silly rock'n'roll'n'pop, preview at:
I to Q


The Starlets, Nately, Alexander Ericson
Wednesday 27 September 2006
Betsey Trotwood, 56 Farringdon Road (out of Farringdon station, turn right twice, 5 mins walk)
£5, £4 concs
8pm
Starlets are cute indie popsters


Go Cadenza, Dead Spies, Kennedy Sunday, Tonight is Goodbye
Friday 29 September 2006
Atomic - Peafish @ The Orange
3 North End Crescent, West Kensington W14 8TG
tubes Earl's Court or West Kensington, go up to Cromwell Road/ Three King's junction, Orange is 50 yards north along North End Road
£6, £5 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm, music until 2am
Preview Dead Spies at:
A to H


The Lost Levels, The Sailplanes, Michaelmas, Mon Fio
Friday 29 September 2006
Conceited @ The Pleasure Unit, 359 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 6LG
£5, £4 concs
Doors 8pm, music until 2am
Preview Sailplanes at:
R to Z


Screaming Tea Party
support Under the Igloo + Grass Rabbits
Sat 30 September 2006
Bull and Gate, Kentish Town (cross the road from the station, 200 metres to the right)
£6, £5 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm
Preview Screaming Tea Party at:
R to Z

William D Drake and friends + Stuntdog + La Mômo
Sunday 1 October 2006
Bull and Gate, Kentish Town (cross the road from the station, 200 metres to the right)
£6, £5 concs/ flyers - see
Home for flyer
Doors 8pm
A must for Cardiacs fans
Preview Drake at: 
A to H, preview La Mômo at: Quickstep


Creep Cult Murderers support New Project + Son Dura
Tue 3 October 2006
Bull and Gate, Kentish Town (cross the road from the station, 200 metres to the right)
£5, £4 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm, CCM open
Preview Creep Cult Murderers at:
A to H


Xmas Lights + As of Today + Trench + Mordachi
Sat 7 October 2006
Bull and Gate, Kentish Town (cross the road from the station, 200 metres to the right)
£6, £5 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm
Preview the Xmas Lights and Trench at:
R to Z


Mayors of Miyazaki + Montana Pete + Todger + Polka Dot Pipe (+ jesus the kidnapped DJ set)
Sun 8 October 2006
Tooting Bizarre at The Grosvenor, 17 Sidney Rd, Stockwell  SW9 0TP - turn right off Stockwell Road about 10mins after the Academy
£4
Doors 7.30pm
Montana Pete are the original and best art-punks, preview at:
I to Q


Sell the Lexus, Burn the Olive Tree + Nex + Kubotan + Worn + Reasonable Doubt + Schist
Sun 8 October 2006
rock and metal bloodbath
Peafish @ The Orange (above the Fox tavern)
3 North End Crescent, West Kensington W14 8TG
tubes Earl's Court or West Kensington, go up to Cromwell Road/ Three King's junction, Orange is 50 yards north along North End Road
£6, £5 concs/ flyers
Doors 5pm, Lexus on around 9.15pm
Preview Sell the Lexus at:
R to Z


Fuck Off Machete support Ladyfuzz w/ Low Miffs
Tuesday 10 October 2006
93 Feet East, Brick Lane (Liverpool Street, exit Bishopsgate, right at Brushfield, left across Commercial Road and right along Hanbury Street to the old brewery - left along Brick Lane, venue on right)
£7.50 advance, you'll need tickets
www.ticketweb.co.uk  certain other agents will charge you over £10
Doors 7.30pm
Altered Images as an uncompromisingly brash and noisy garage band... preview F-O M at:
A to H


Kyote, The Satellite Inspectors, National Heroes
Wednesday 11 October 2006
Goonite Club @ Buffalo Bar, underneath the Famous Cock at Highbury & Islington station
£5, £4 concs
Doors 8.30pm
Kyote are truly my favourite band, SI are mates in the navel examination industry
Preview Kyote at: 
I to Q and Satellite Inspectors at: R to Z 


The Silent Parade + Redjetson (+ Boxer Rebellion DJ set)
Wednesday 11 October
Jamm, 261 Brixton Road SW9 6LH (midway from Oval to Brixton tube)
£6
Doors 8.30pm
Redjetson create an entire post-rock landscape, Slartibartfast eat your heart out. Yes, it comes with fjords.


Foul Geese + The Khe Sanh Approach + Ming the Mong
Thu 12 October 2006
mONTAGUE aRMS, 289 Queen's Road, twixt New Cross and Peckham
out of New Cross or NCG, turn right, left at Camberwell fork, 15 minutes' walk
£4, £3 concs
Doors 8pm
Preview Ming under Monged at:
I to Q


twentysixfeet + suddenly vince + Computer club + vigilante
Thu 12 October 2006
Glasswerks at Purple Turtle, Crowndale Road, opp side door of Koko, Camden (Mornington Crescent tube)
£6, £5 concs
Doors 7.30pm
Preview twentysixfeet at:
R to Z


Six50Whisky TimshelFirebrand + Lloyd
Fri 13 October 2006
rock
Peafish @ The Orange (above the Fox tavern)
3 North End Crescent, West Kensington W14 8TG
tubes Earl's Court or West Kensington, go up to Cromwell Road/ Three King's junction, Orange is 50 yards north along North End Road
£6, £5 concs/ flyers, £3 after bands
Doors 8pm to 2pm (if it's busy)
Preview Six50Whisky at:
R to Z


Fractured + Kill the Arcade + Gemini + Girls that Scratch + Doll Stake + Artisan Clock
Fri 13 October 2006
Fully Loaded at Lark in the Park, Copenhagen Street
(from King's Cross, take Caledonian Road (opp The Scala), Copenhagen Street is 800 metres on the right, Lark is on the edge of the park on the left)
Music from 7.45pm, open until 2am, Fractured on 11pm
Preview Fractured at:
A to H


Zamorano w/- Sangeeta + Sohz + Ubermanoeuvre
Fri 13 October 2006
Dead or Alive at Metro Club, 19-23 Oxford Street (about 15 seconds from Oxford Street exit of Tottenham Court Road tube)
£6, £5 concs, probably more on door
Doors 7.30pm to 10.30pm
Zamorano feature Gareth of Armchair Multitude, preview the Armchair sound at:
A to H


Future of the Left and The Vichy Government w/- The Hells + Headless
Sat 14 October 2006
Guided Missile @ Buffalo Bar, underneath the Famous Cock at Highbury & Islington station
£5, less after bands
Doors 8.30pm, music until 3am
Preview FoL at: 
A to H and VG at: QuickstepHadouken are not now playing


Pearly + The Parade + The Dodo Fightback + Gone Wrong Robot
Sat 14 October 2006
Oxjam at Dublin Castle, Parkway, Camden
£6, £5 concs
First band: 8pm



Revere + Monotaxi + The Vibrants + No Mind
Sun 15 October 2006
Oxjam at Spitz, Spitalfields Market, 100 Commercial Street (from Liverpool Street, take Bishopsgate north and Brushfield Street on the right)
£5, advance tickets only at: 
wegottickets 
First band: 7pm
Preview No Mind at:
I to Q and Revere at: R to Z


One Flew Over + When Gravity Fails + Dr Faust
Wed 18 October 2006
Bull and Gate, Kentish Town (cross the road from the station, 200 metres to the right)
£5, £4 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm
Preview When Gravity Fails at:
R to Z 
I like them even more than Ginger Nut Biscuits, and that's a lot... mmm, crunchy metal


Chow Chow + Kaputt (+ Subways DJ set)
Wed 18 October 2006
Goonite Club @ Buffalo Bar, underneath the Famous Cock at Highbury & Islington station
£5, £4 concs
Doors 8.30pm
Chow Chow successfully connect 80s extreme electro and post-punk with the contemporary guitar-chopping zeitgeist -  I know, I've seen them do it!


The Rum Circus at Signed-Unsigned
Wed 18 October 2006
The Marie Lloyd Bar, underneath the Hackney Empire, 291 Mare St E8
Free
8pm to midnight
Preview Rum Circus at:
R to Z this is theatre!
They're not saying who else will be be playing... See the Time Out review of the bar at:
Time_Out_Bars


Citzens at Home and Abroad, October All Over, Spraydog, Swimsuit Issue
Fri 20 October 2006
Silver Rocket Club, Buffalo Bar, adjt Highbury & Islington tube
£6, £4 concs/ after bands
Proceeds after venue hire/ travel costs to Oxjam
Doors 8.30 pm to 3pm
Preview October All Over at:
I to Q 
I loved Swimsuit Issue when Goonite had 'em down here, I recommend being there early to make sure you don't miss out - fuzzy guitar drifts and calm female vocal feature at:
R to Z


Twentysixfeet, Akira, Immune and Bethia Beadman
Tue 24 October 2006
WRECK TEN @ Catch 22, 22 Kingsland Road, London E2 8DA
East from Old Street turn left after Shoreditch Town Hall under railway bridge - venue is on right, music upstairs
£2 (bargain!)
Doors 8pm usually
Preview Akira at:
A to H and twentysixfeet at: R to Z
Wreck Nine at Bull and Gate was stonking, these guys do the business 


Dead Spies with LR Rockets, The Rubickons, DDD
Wed 25 October 2006
Goonite Club @ Buffalo Bar, underneath the Famous Cock at Highbury & Islington station
£5, £4 concs
Doors 8.30pm
Preview Dead Spies at:
A to H  I am dead excited about this bunch, get along and buy their choirboy chop-pop album. And they call him Mr Blunt.


Old Street Musical Union play with The Children, Starling, Si
Wed 25 October 2006
Five Families @ Hoxton Bar & Grill, 2 Hoxton Square, 10 mins east of Old Street tube (the venue is buried deep inside the bar) 
£5, £4 concs
Doors probably 8.30pm
Preview OSMU at:
I to Q


Ambulance + Don's Mobile Barbers + The Sailplanes + Brother Francisco
Fri 27 October 2006
Fortuna Pop's Beat Hotel at Buffalo Bar, underneath the Famous Cock, next to Highbury & Islington Station
£5, £4 advance
Doors almost certainly 8.30pm (it's never open early!)
Preview Sailplanes at:
R to Z
It says here that Liverpool’s Ambulance are a mixed bag of noise, pop, theremins, French horns, folk, heavy rock and more. That sounds good to me.


Don the Star + The Amy Trade + Sangeeta + Ardent Kicks 
Fri 27 October 2006
Bull and Gate, Kentish Town (cross the road from the station, 200 metres to the right)
£6, £5 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm


DMonic + Soul Destroyer + Reculver + Filthy Angel
Sat 28 October 2006
Bull and Gate, Kentish Town (cross the road from the station, 200 metres to the right)
£6, £5 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm
Preview DMonic at:
A to H 
This is just the kind of metal gorefest you need before Halloween


William D. Drake supporting North Sea Radio Orchestra
Sat 28 October 2006 
Spitz, Spitalfields Market, 100 Commercial Street (from Liverpool Street, take Bishopsgate north and Brushfield Street on the right)
£10, advance tickets available at: 
wegottickets 
Preview Drake at:
A to H
Former Cardiacs keyboardist, Bill Drake, plays pieces from a brand new piano album, 'Yew's Paw'.


The Rum Circus w/- The City Bowl Mizers, The Distractions, Sweet Pea
Wed 1 November 2006
Day of the Dead show - dress code Hallowe'en, Mexican
The Comedy Pub, 7 Oxenden Street  SW1Y 4EE (between Leicester Sq and Piccadilly)
£5, £4 flyers
8pm
Preview the costume drama of Rum Circus at:
R to Z  onstage 9pm


GPD w/- Twisted Wilson, Blu Sun, Mark Cottrell of Trad Arr
Fri 3 November 2006
Atomic - Peafish @ The Orange
3 North End Crescent, West Kensington W14 8TG
tubes Earl's Court or West Kensington, go up to Cromwell Road/ Three King's junction, Orange is 50 yards north along North End Road
£6, £5 concs
Doors 8pm, GPD onstage 9.45pm, DJs after bands
Preview GPD at the start of 'G' under: 
A to H 
Preview Cottrell's Trad Arr at:
R to Z


Sigue Sigue Sputnik + Venus Fly Trap + Imbeciles and the Poision Umbrella + East Rd.
Sat 4 November 2006
Blitzkrieg Bop @ Bar Monsta (ex G Lounge, WKD), 18 Kentish Town Road
£5 w/ flyer (advance £8 via
www.flagpromotions.com, or email vft@spiralarchive.com)
8pm to 3.30am
Preview Venus Fly Trap at:
R to Z  If you don't remember Sigue Sigue Sputnik, you don't remember the 80s


The Family + Masters of Disguise + Denis JonesElephant Sky
Sat 4 November 2006
Bull and Gate, Kentish Town (cross the road from the station, 200 metres to the right)
£6, £5 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm


Pocus Whiteface + Brenda + Bear Cub
Sun 5 November 2006
Bull and Gate, Kentish Town (cross the road from the station, 200 metres to the right)
£5, £4 concs/ flyers
Doors 8.15pm


Izit-U + Bug + Headspace
Mon 6 November 2006
Bull and Gate, Kentish Town (cross the road from the station, 200 metres to the right)
£5, £4 concs/ flyers
Doors 8.15pm


No Mind w/- Gambling Hearts, The Storm of Eighty Three, No Mind, The Green Olive
Mon 6 November 2006
Dublin Castle, Parkway, Camden Town
£5, £4.50 concs
Doors 8pm, No Mind on second at 9.15pm
Preview No Mind at:
I to Q


Slowline, Kicktin', Elmore, Meek Spektors
Wed 8 November 2006
Dublin Castle, Parkway, Camden Town
£5, £4.50 concs
Doors 8pm, music 8.30pm, Slowline 10.30pm
Preview Slowline at:
R to Z


Gimps + Zip Boy + The Knockouts + Ferox
Thu 9 November 2006
Sump Puppy @ mONTAGUE aRMS, 289 Queen's Road, twixt New Cross and Peckham
out of New Cross or NCG, turn right, left at Camberwell fork, 15 minutes' walk
£4, £3 concs
Doors 8pm
Preview Gimps at:
A to H


Empty Vessels and Heat from a Dead Star with The Boundary and The Lost Levels
Thu 9 November 2006
Are You Local? at The Good Ship, Kilburn High Road (Brent side, 10 mins walk south from Kilburn tube)
£4
Doors 8pm
Preview EV and Heat at:
A to H


Montana Pete play with Keith + Coin-Op + The Knockouts
Sat 11 November 2006
Guided Missile at Buffalo Bar, underneath the Famous Cock at Highbury & Islington station
£5, £3 after bands
Doors 8.30pm to 3am
Montana Pete are the original and best art-punks, preview at:
I to Q


Stuffy/ The Fuses play with 101A, Breakneck Static, Nazca Lines
Sat 11 November 2006
Bull and Gate, Kentish Town (cross the road from the station, 200 metres to the right)
£6, £5 concs/ flyers
Doors 8.00pm


FO Machete support Boys Night Out + Ghost of a Thousand
Wed 15 November 2006
Barfly, Chalk Farm Road (opp Morrison's), Camden - Chalk Farm
£7 adv
Doors 7.30pm
FO Machete demonstrate their slashing Glasgow humour, see:
A to H


The Matadors, The Motorpool, Foul House
Wed 15 November 2006
Bull and Gate, Kentish Town (cross the road from the station, 200 metres to the right)
£5, £4 concs/ flyers
Doors 8.15pm


Heat From a Dead Star support Black Hellcock and Lexlucian
Thu 16 November 2006
Bull and Gate, Kentish Town (cross the road from the station, 200 metres to the right)
£5, £4 concs/ flyers
Doors 8.15pm
Preview Heat From a Dead Star in full at: 
A to H onstage 8.30pm


Econoline + Swound + In Flight Programme
Launch for Cable tribute CD
Fri 17 November 2006
Silver Rocket Club, Buffalo Bar, adjt Highbury & Islington tube
£6, £4 concs/ after bands
Doors 8.30 pm to 3pm
Preview Econoline at:
A to H and: DemoCrazy 


Glue, The (International Christian) Playboys, Guido Sol, Tale of Two Halves
Fri 17 November 2006
Bull and Gate, Kentish Town (cross the road from the station, 200 metres to the right)
£6, £5 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm


Opaque, Foxes!, The Gresham Flyers, The Khe Sanh Approach
Sat 18 November 2006
Bull and Gate, Kentish Town (cross the road from the station, 200 metres to the right)
£6, £5 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm


Low Sparks w/- De Rosa + Scanners + Clearfield
Tue 21 November 2006
Club Fandango @ Dublin Castle, 94 Parkway, Camden Town NW1 7AN
£5, £4.50 concs
Doors 8pm, Low Sparks 9pm
An impressive looking line-up all round, check: 
Fandango_21_Nov  
Preview Low Sparks at:
I to Q


Rothko + Solo Andata + Seven Sang
Wed 22 November 2006
Luminaire, Kilburn High Road (400 yards down from Kilburn underground (Jubilee line), head right from station, venue is on the same side)
£6, £5 advance
Doors 7.30pm
Preview Rothko at:
R to Z


Kyote + Autokue
Wed 22 November 2006
Amateur Athletics at The Social, 5 Little Portland Street, London W1W 7JD (Oxford Street tube)
Free it seems
Open 12-12, bands in the evening (d'oh!)
Preview Kyote at:
I to Q


Sailplanes w/ The Biceps + Dreamlover
Wed 22 November 2006
headphonesoff @ Catch 22 Kingsland Road (Old St tube, 2 mins north of Shoreditch Town Hall)
£4
Doors 8pm, Sailplanes on second, preview them at:
R to Z and wears_the_trousers


Akira + Soul Weighs Three Quarters + Pilotlight + DJ Lonely Robot
Fri 24 November 2006
conversatiomusic.com at Pleasure Unit, 359 Bethnal Green Road E2 6LG - back towards the City from the underground station
£5
Doors 6pm to 2am (presumably bands from 8.30pm)
Preview Akira at:
A to H


Fractured + Data Puddle + The Involved + Lightweight
Fri 24 November 2006
Bull and Gate, Kentish Town (cross the road from the station, 200 metres to the right)
£6, £5 concs/ flyers
Doors 8.00pm


The Goose + Toupe + Sketchbeat + Grand Union Revival
Sat 25 November 2006
Bull and Gate, Kentish Town (cross the road from the station, 200 metres to the right)
£6, £5 concs/ flyers
Doors 8.00pm


Kid and Conundrum + Midland Railway + Clemenza Kimble
Sun 26 November 2006
Bull and Gate, Kentish Town (cross the road from the station, 200 metres to the right)
£5, £4 concs/ flyers
Doors 8.15pm


Charlottefield + My Disco + Kyote
Sun 26 November 2006
Noisestar at The Grosvenor, 17 Sidney Road, Stockwell SW9 0TP - from Brixton tube, turn right off Stockwell Road about 10mins after the Academy
£5, £3 flyers at
Noisestar
Doors 7.30pm
Preview Charlottefield at: 
A to H and Kyote at: I to Q 


Black Black + The Bullitts + Herzoga + Silver Rocket DJs
Thu 30 November 2006
Do Not Hold in Hand After Lighting @
Bull and Gate, Kentish Town (cross the road from the station, 200 metres to the right)
£5, £4 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm



Grass Rabbits + Sucker + Euthanisie
Fri 1 December 2006
Bull and Gate, Kentish Town (cross the road from the station, 200 metres to the right)
£6, £5 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm



The Priscillas + The Giljoteens + The Higher State + Birdman Ray
Fri 1 December 2006
Dirty Water Club @ Boston Arms, Tufnell Park (opposite the tube station)
£6
Doors 8.30pm ish, bands from 9.30pm to midnight
The Priscillas' legendary Christmas bash, preview them at
I to Q
Garage punk from Giljoteens, psych-punk from Higher State and country punk'n'roll from Birdman Ray. 


The Lovely Brothers + No Mind + The Outside Royalty + The Satellite Inspectors
Sat 2 December 2006
Bull and Gate, Kentish Town (cross the road from the station, 200 metres to the right)
£6, £5 concs/ flyers
Doors 8.00pm


Hey Colossus w/ Monno + Todd
Sun 3 December 2006
Noisestar at The Grosvenor, 17 Sidney Road, Stockwell SW9 0TP - from Brixton tube, turn right off Stockwell Road about 10mins after the Academy
£5, £3 flyers at
Noisestar
Doors 7.30pm, Hey Colossus on first, preview at: A to H


The Rum Circus + Horses + Everything on Black
Tue 5 December 2006
Hoxton Bar and Grill, 2 Hoxton Sq, London N1 6NU (10 mins towards Bethnal Green along Old Street from Old St tube)
£5, £4 concs
Doors 8pm
Previews: The Rum Circus under R at
R to Z, Everything on Black at A to H


Les Ruprettes + Figment + Freerun
Wed 6 December 2006
Bull and Gate, Kentish Town (cross the road from the station, 200 metres to the right)
£5, £4 concs/ flyers
Doors 8.15pm



Unspeakable Easels + Hunter's Loaf + Kyote + Green as a Primary
Thu 7 December 2006
Kids Will Be Skeletons at Imperial College Union, Beit Quad, Prince Consort Road, South Kensington 
SW7 2BB
Doors 8pm
£3.50, concs £2.50
Preview Hunter's Loaf at: 
A to H  Preview Kyote at: I to Q  Kyote say this is their last ever show, so I can't imagine not being there


Zag and the Coloured Beads, Lilygun, The Seed
Thu 7 December 2006
Bull and Gate, Kentish Town (cross the road from the station, 200 metres to the right)
£5, £4 concs/ flyers
Doors 8.15pm
Full preview of Lilygun at:
I to Q


Akira, They Died Too Young, Silent Front, The Quiet Kill
Fri 8 December 2006
Mischievous Night at the Fighting Cocks, 56 London Road, Kingston KT2 6QA [4 mins from Kingston mainline, head across the lights along Clarence Street (away from Richmond), London Road is to the left at Wilkinsons/ the tumbling phone boxes (I guess they're still there)]
£TBC, usually £5 or £6
Doors 8pm
Preview Akira at:
A to H, Silent Front are heavily recommended too.


Papa Shango + Black Carrion + Gimps + Tongue Kung Fu
Sat 9 December 2006
Bull and Gate, Kentish Town (cross the road from the station, 200 metres to the right)
£6, £5 concs/ flyers
Doors 8.00pm


Trenchertwentysixfeet + Optimist Club + Akira + Kill Kenada + Matthew Roziek + Vessels + DJ Scotch Egg
Sun 10 December 2006
WRECKfest all-dayer at Pop, 14 Soho Street, London W1D 3DN - Tottenham Court Road tube, 2nd left from Oxford Street if you turn left from the Oxford Street exit
£8, £7 concs
Doors 3pm
Preview Akira -
A to H, Kill Kenada and Optimist Club - I to Q, Trencher (kind of) and twentysixfeet - R to Z


Fen + Creep Cult Murderers + Winters + Perceval Gage
Mon 11 December 2006
a night of sophisticated metal, curated by Creep Cult Murderers
Bull and Gate, Kentish Town (cross the road from the station, 200 metres to the right)
£5, £4 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm



Sister + Drookit Dogs + Deep Cut
Wed 13 December 2006
Goonite Club @ Buffalo Bar, underneath the Famous Cock at Highbury & Islington station
£5, £4 concs
Doors 8.30pm
Preview Sister at:
R to Z for mellow femme fatale scorn vs wild blues-punk from Drookit Dogs


Probing Cranks Venus Bogardus + Empty Vessels
Thu 14 December 2006
Sump Puppy @ mONTAGUE aRMS, 289 Queen's Road, twixt New Cross and Peckham
out of New Cross or NCG, turn right, left at Camberwell fork, 15 minutes' walk
£4, £3 concs
Doors 8pm
Preview Empty Vessels at:
A to H, Probing Cranks at: I to Q and Venus Bogardus at: R to Z


Kling Klang + Twinkie + Stranger Son of WB
Fri 15 December 2006
Silver Rocket Club, Buffalo Bar, adjt Highbury & Islington tube
£6, £4 concs/ after bands
Doors 8.30 pm to 3pm
I'm sure you must trust in the judgement of Rachel and Andy Silver Rocket by now...


Christmas Covers party (two mystery covers each) from
Hush the Many + The Grave Architects + The Chemistry Experiment + Gold Sounds + After the Fox + The Git (with finale dance from The Actionettes)
Sat 16 December 2006
Fortuna Pop @ Buffalo Bar, underneath the Famous Cock at Highbury & Islington station
£5, £4 advance at:
We_Got_Tickets
Doors 7.30pm  (yeah, right), music until 3am
I don't know the bands, although I saw and enjoyed Gold Sounds once, I just like the idea


Wry + The Lea Shores + Chow Chow + Kaputt
Wed 20 December 2006
Goonite Club @ Buffalo Bar, underneath the Famous Cock at Highbury & Islington station
£5, £4 concs
Doors 8.30pm
Preview Wry at:
R to Z and Chow Chow at: A to H


The Catalina Blues Band + Vulnerable Things + The Velours
Wed 20 December 2006
Gramaphone, 60-62 Commercial Street, Spitalfields E1
south of The Spitz, tubes Liverpool Street or Aldgate East
£4, £3 concs
Doors 8pm
Preview Vulnerable Things at:
R to Z


Frank Sidebottom + The Actionettes + The Duloks + Adrian R Teenbeat
Thu 21 December 2006 
Guided Missile returns to Bull and Gate, Kentish Town (cross the road from the station, 200 metres to the right)
£7.81 (really) from
We_Got_Tickets
Doors 7.30pm, live music from 8pm
Preview under Sidebottom at:
R to Z or Past Events 


Abraxus support Del Nil w/ One Flew Over + Rocketeers
Fri 22 December 2006
Bull and Gate, Kentish Town (cross the road from the station, 200 metres to the right)
£6, £5 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm
Abraxus on around 9pm, preview at:
A to H


Michael J Sheehy + datapuddle + Earnest Cox
Sat 30 December 2006
Bull and Gate, Kentish Town (cross the road from the station, 200 metres to the right)
£6, £5 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm
Dramatic cabaret and electro weirdness from B+G regulars. Preview datapuddle at:
A to H.  Sadly, no Ming the Mong due to illness or dodgy mince pies.


Silver Rocket NYE Party with Charlottefield, [pockets] and DJs
Sun 31 December 2006
The Bull and Gate welcomes Silver Rocket to Kentish Town (cross the road from the station, 200 metres to the right)
£7 from
We_Got_Tickets, or in the pub
Doors 8pm to 2am
Preview Charlottefield at:
A to H


Circulus + Sister + Sean Redmond
Wed 10 January 2007
Club Fandango @ Water Rats, 328 Grays Inn Road WC1X 8BZ (straight down the road oppositie the mainline station, on the left)
£7, £6 w/ flyer
Doors 7.30pm
Sister are a real treat, preview at:
R to Z


Dead Spies + Shadow Side + Marina and the Diamonds
Wed 10 January 2007
Betsey Trotwood, 56 Farringdon Rd EC1R 3BL (turn right twice from Farringdon tube, on the right)
£5, £4 concs
Doors 7.30pm, music 8.15pm
Dead Spies demonstrate the fine art of jangle and harmony, see:
A to H


Reynolds + Cove + The Get-Outs
Fri 12 January 2007 (note - a week earlier than usual)
Silver Rocket Club, Buffalo Bar, adjt Highbury & Islington tube
£6, £4 concs/ after bands
Doors 8.30 pm to 3pm
Preview Cove at:
A to H


What the Moon is Like + Nosferatu d2 + The Sailplanes + Amy Blue + Pocus Whiteface
Sat 13 January 2007
Redheaded Stepchild Records launch @ The George Tavern, 373 Commercial Road E1 0LA, midway between Aldgate East and Limehouse
£4 entry 
Doors 8pm
Preview Nosferatu d2 and Pocus Whiteface at: 
I to Q - but on your second gig, Nosferatu d2 move from interesting to essential. Preview Sailplanes at: R to Z 


Slowline with Tortoise Shout! (headline) + (Former) Dictators + Just
Fri 19 January 2007
Metro Club, 19-23 Oxford Street (about 15 seconds from Oxford Street exit of Tottenham Court Road tube)
£6, £5 concs
Doors 7.30pm
Slowline on early, preview at
R to Z


Grass Rabbits + Carlotti + Party in Hiroshima + Bang Bang
Fri 19 January 2007
The Good Ship, 289 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 7JR - 8 mins south of Kilburn station
£5, £4 flyers
Doors 8pm
Everyone is gushing about this venue, and the Grass Rabbits play skewy jangle-pop that could hold its own against Pavement. Well worth a trip then.


Slowgun w/ Popular Workshop + Collapse + Future Corpses
Sat 20 January 2006
Silver Rocket + RoTa @ Notting Hill Arts Centre, 21 Notting Hill Gate W11 3QJ (south side, east of tube, under the shops/ offices)
Doors 4pm, music around 5pm to 8pm
FREE
Preview Slowgun at:
R to Z, preview Collapse at: Quickstep


The Institute of Grace and Folly presents:
Tim Poland + Echovelle + Slippery Fish
Sat 20 January 2007
Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - cross the road and right 3mins from Kentish Town tube, on the left
£6, £5 flyers
Doors 8pm
Like having John Otway, Pulp and the Cocteau Twins on the same bill
Preview Tim Poland at:
I to Q (under P, daft really cos it's not a bloke), and Echovelle at: A to H


The Rum Circus w/ sideshows, fire dances, puppet freaks and Mr Boy George
launch of debut single
Four Points on the Compass
Tue 23 January 2007
The Old Blue Last, 39 Great Eastern Street EC2A 3ES (the road from Old Street to Commercial Street, Old Street tube is nearest)
guest list entry, email
ethan@therumcircus.com
Doors 8pm
Preview the Rum Circus at:
R to Z


Wry + Sky Larkin + Bureau + The Great Statesmen
Tue 23 January 2007
Club Fandango @ Dublin Castle, 94 Parkway, London NW1 7AN (towards Regents Park from Camden Town tube)
£6, £5 flyers
Doors 8pm
Preview Wry at:
R to Z
Get flyers at: fandango


Rosemary w/- The Violets + The Hedrons
Wed 24 January 2007
Metro Club, 19-23 Oxford Street (about 15 seconds from Oxford Street exit of Tottenham Court Road tube)
£5 adv
Doors 7.30pm
Rosemary on second, preview at
R to Z


Silvery + The Natives + The Vivians
Thu 25 January 2007
an exhibition of curiosities @ Metro Club, 19-23 Oxford Street (about 15 seconds from Oxford Street exit of Tottenham Court Road tube)
free entry it says on the flyer!
Doors 7.30pm
Preview the exceedingly chivalrous Silvery at:
R to Z


Future of the Left + Kong + Lonelady
Tue 30 January 2007
London Live Nation @ 100 Club, 100 Oxford Street, north side, near Tottenham Court Road tube
£6.50 advance at plus fee 
www.ticketweb.co.uk
Doors 7.30pm
Preview Future of the Left at:
A to H


The Bert Shaft OrchestraSnatch + Mitten (solo highlights) +
Heat From a Dead Star
Thu 8 February 2007
Sump Puppy @ mONTAGUE aRMS, 289 Queen's Road, twixt New Cross and Peckham
out of New Cross or NCG, turn right, left at Camberwell fork, 15 minutes' walk
£4, £3 concs
Doors 8pm
Preview Heat From a Dead Star at:
A to H  Bert Shaft is the legendary architect of Doctor Who freaks Brain of Morbius


William D Drake + Stars In Battledress
Fri 9 February 2007
launch for twin album releases of Briny Hooves and Yew's Paw
Spitz, 109 Commercial Street, London E1 6BG (Liverpool Street/ Bishopsgate exit or Old Street tubes) 
£7, £5 concs
Doors 7pm
Always a splendour to see, preview at:
A to H and R to Z


Attila the Stockbroker + David Rovics
Tue 13 February 2007
London Skank at Gramaphone, 60-62 Commercial Street, Spitalfields E1
south of The Spitz, tubes Liverpool Street or Aldgate East
£5 advance at
we_got_tickets
Doors 7.30pm
the bard of Harlow and Brighton & Hove Albion


Finlay + Mittens + The Madelaines + Sonicflyer
Fri 16 February 2007
Silver Rocket Club, Buffalo Bar, adjt Highbury & Islington tube
£6, £4 concs/ after bands
Doors 8.30 pm to 3pm
Finlay are wonderfully odd dreamy janglepoppers, this show is a must


Bobby McGees + Filthy Pedro + David Cronenberg's Wife (all Friday only),
Crash & the Disasters (JJ Crash) + Jesus Licks + Thee Intolerable Kidd (all Saturday only)
Fri 16 + Sat 17 February 2007
Winter Antifolk Festival @ 12 Bar Club, Denmark Street (off Charing X Road just south of Centrepoint)
£6 a day, £10 for 2 days
Music 7pm to 2.30am each day
Preview other Antifolks at:
Past Events


Box Monster + D.monic + Lexlucian + Darkroom Project
Sat 17 February 2007
Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, its on the left
£6, £5 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm, bands 8.30pm to 11.15pm
All metal, first part poppy, second part brimming with grunge angst. D.monic want Marylin Manson to join the band, check:
A to H 


Sedulus + Creep Cult Murderers + Deguello
Mon 19 February 2007
Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, its on the left
£5, £4 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm, bands 8.30pm to 11.15pm
Sophisticated metal but very very heavy, preview Sedulus at: 
R to Z and CCM at: A to H


Black Black + Sister + Lilygun + Venus Bogardus
Thu 22 February 2007
Trauamattack launch at Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, its on the left
£6, £5 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm, bands 8.30pm to 11.15pm
A Psychedelic Black tribute to the dawn of Sonic Youth and the music that spawned them
You can preview every one of them here - Black Black via
A to H, Lilygun via I to Q, Sister and Venus Bogardus via R to Z


The Seretones
+ SangeetaTim PolandThe Goodbyes
Sat 24 February 2007
The Good Ship, 289 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 7JR - 8 mins south of Kilburn station
£5, £4 flyers
Doors 8pm
Preview the very wonderful Mssrs Poland, Poland, Poland and Poland at:
I to Q  (erm, it should really have been at 'T', but it's not)
Visit them at:
Tim_Poland


The Khe Sanh Approach + Rip off Big Head + Baby Trio + Goy
Thu 8 March 2007
Sump Puppy @ mONTAGUE aRMS, 289 Queen's Road, twixt New Cross and Peckham
out of New Cross or NCG, turn right, left at Camberwell fork, 15 minutes' walk
£4, £3 concs
Doors 8pm
Preview Khe Sanh Approach at:
I to Q 


Striplight + Screaming Tea Party + more
Sat 10 March 2007
Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, its on the left
£6, £5 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm, bands 8.30pm to 11.15pm
Preview Striplight and Screaming Tea Party at:
R to Z


October all Over + Underground Railroad + The Sailplanes + Epideme
Fri 16 March 2007
Silver Rocket Club, Buffalo Bar, adjt Highbury & Islington tube
£6, £4 concs/ after bands
Doors 8.30 pm to 3pm
Preview OOA at: 
I to Q and Sailplanes at: R to Z
Underground Railroad are mighty, but we can't trace the review!


Blurt + Notorious HiFi Killers + Zip Boy
Fri 23 March 2007
Sump Puppy @ mONTAGUE aRMS, 289 Queen's Road, twixt New Cross and Peckham
out of New Cross or NCG, turn right, left at Camberwell fork, 15 minutes' walk
£5, £4 concs
Doors 8pm
Quick preview of Notorious HiFi Killers at:
Quickstep
Blurt frontman Ted Milton is hailed as the Godfather of Jazz Punk


Sludgefeast + Soundbite + The Moon + Mamajamas
Sat 24 March 2007
Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, its on the left
£6, £5 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm, bands 8.30pm to 11.15pm
Preview Sludgefeast at: 
R to Z  White trash rocks!


Figment
 + King Rat + Sunflies
Wed 28 March 2007
Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, its on the left
£5, £4 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm, bands 8.45pm to 11pm
Preview of Figment coming soon... catchy and blustery three-chord punks from Bristol, with Carter USM grade lyrics - "The body of Christ gave me indigestion"


Deadbeat Descendant, Horsebox, The Exhibitionists, Lo Slung
Thu 29 March 2007
Traumattack at Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, its on the left
£6, £5 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm, bands 8.30pm to 11.15pm
Preview Deadbeat Descendant and Horsebox at:
A to H
A BRIEF HISTORY OF POPULAR MUSIC - grimy rock'n'roll, kid next door storytelling, glammy kitchen-sink noir, stomping beats


Abraxus + Sandstorm + Thirty 6
Sun 1 April 2007
Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, its on the left
£5, £4 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm, bands 8.45pm to 10.45pm, Abraxus on second
Preview Abraxus at: 
A to H


The Rum Circus w/- Story One + peter and the wolf
Tue 3 April 2007
Oxfam benefit @ Spitz, 109 Commercial Street E1 6BG (Bishopsgate exit from Liverpool Street, 5 minutes north, then right along Brushfield Street)
£7, £6 adv
Doors 7pm, Rum Circus on 2nd
Preview Rum Circus at:
R to Z


The Starlets w/- Telley + The Brute Chorus + Guildean Gang
Wed 4 April 2007
World Domination League @ Catch, 22 Kingsland Road E2 8DA (12 minutes east from Old Street tube)
£5, £4 concs
Doors 8pm to 2am, The Starlets on 2nd
Preview Starlets @
R to Z  A rare and beautiful treat!


When Gravity Fails + The Circus of Magnesium Therapy + The Amazing Flying Machine + Nina
Sat 7 April 2007
Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, its on the left
£6, £5 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm, bands 8.30pm to 11.15pm
Angry super-grunge from the headliners, and even madder stuff from the supports. Guaranteed to contain nuts. Look at:
R to Z


Peafish Hope and Anchor Festival w/ John Otway, Wilko Johnson, TV Smith
+ around 7 more acts each day in aid of Nordoff Robbins music therapy
Sat 7 April to Mon 9 April 2007
Hope and Anchor, 207 Upper Street N1 1RL (exit Highbury & Islington tube or rail, walk to the right for 5 minutes)
£20 p/day, £50 weekend
Doors 2pm, bands 3pm to very late
All weekend - H&A House Band w/ Rowland Rivron
Sat - Otway + Foxy's Ruts (Paul Fox was founder guitarist of The Ruts) + Jacksons Warehouse (contemporary western blues-punk) + more
Sun - Wilko Johnson + Chris Spedding + The Blockheads historic line-up + Vulnerable Things (contemporary blues) + more
Mon - TV Smith (Adverts) + Max Splodge + Neville Staple (Specials) + Ranking Roger + Projekt Mayhem (contemporary metal) + more


Heat from a DeadStar w/- Neatpeople + Creeps
Tue 10 April 2007
Industry, 1 Curtain Road EC1 3JX - 10 mins east of Old Street tube
£5, £4 concs
Doors 7.30pm, Heat from a Deadstar on 9pm prompt
Feel the Heat at:
A to H


Probing Cranks + Venom Seeds + The Phobics
Thu 12 April 2007
Sump Puppy @ mONTAGUE aRMS, 289 Queen's Road, twixt New Cross and Peckham
out of New Cross or NCG, turn right, left at Camberwell fork, 15 minutes' walk
£4, £3 concs
Doors 8pm
Preview Probing Cranks at:
I to Q


teeth of the sea + [pockets] + The Sailplanes + Casa Bonita + Superman Revenge Squad + Repton Oaks djs
Sat 14 April 2007
Redheaded Stepchild records @ The George Tavern, 373 Commercial Road E1 0LA
Three stops east on the Eastenders bus (number 15) from Aldgate East - get yourself onto the A13, or you could end up on a bus to Mile End
It's all a bit oriental (I've never written 'east' 3 times in a sentence before)
£4
8pm to 1am
Look up the Sailplanes at:
R to Z; [pockets] played Bull and Gate for NYE, believe me they were an excellent bundle of scribble and fury


Frank Sidebottom
Mon 16 April 2007
Guided Missile @ Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, its on the left
£tbc
Doors 8pm
There isn't a cure for the Timperley Blues, but if you can't borrow the car, come down to Kentish Town to see a Lego-man with a shiny plastic head, lots of football jokes, and the odd Smiths cover - see Sidebottom under:
R to Z


Liam Finn + Holiday Romance + Sonic Flyer
Wed 18 April 2007
Goonite Club @ Buffalo Bar, underneath the Famous Cock at Highbury & Islington station
£5, £4 concs
Doors 8.30pm
Dependable night of musicianship and shoegazing


Popular Workshop + Busty Duck + Lone Lady + more
Fri 20 April 2007
Silver Rocket Club, Buffalo Bar, adjt Highbury & Islington tube
£6, £4 concs/ after bands
Doors 8.30 pm to 3pm
Popular Workshop are the sophisticates answer to punk, featuring former Querelle personnel, see Querelle at:
I to Q


Spit Like This + Fuzz Pilots + 9 Blind + GPD
Sat 21 April 2007
Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, its on the left
£6, £5 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm, bands 8.30pm to 11.15pm
Trashed and trashy glam from Spit Like This, grungified 60s gems from GPD: for GPD see
A to H


Horsebox + Steve Bland + Them Amazing Babies
Wed 25 April 2007
Goonite Club @ Buffalo Bar, underneath the Famous Cock at Highbury & Islington station
£5, £4 concs
Doors 8.30pm
Horsebox are the ultimate indie band, song-packed music that's anthemic, cute, and brimming with tales of young love. Steve plays a solo set of witty and self-effacing anecdotes in an antifolk vein. Preview Horsebox at:
A to H 


Paul the Girl + The Left Outsides + The Bicycle Thieves + England and the April (not necessarily in that order)
Thu 26 April 2007
Traumattack at Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, its on the left
£6, £5 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm, bands 8.30pm to 11.15pm
WHAT'S TRADITION MEAN? - the roots of this music are in folk, but they've branched into sixties mellowness, psychedelia and guitar grinding
Preview England and the April at:
A to H, The Left Outsides and Paul the Girl at I to Q


trencher + akira + twentysixfeet + chik budo + matthew rozeik
Sun 29 April 2007
Wreck 11 at Punk, 14 Soho Street (south side of Oxford Street near Tottenham Court Road), London W1V 5DA
£5
Early show 4pm to
8pm
Preview akira and twentysixfeet at
A to H and R to Z


datapuddle + Stuffy/ The FusesEduardo Valdez He Say Hey! + Hunters Loaf
Fri 4 May 2007
Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, its on the left
£6, £5 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm, bands 8.30pm to 11.15pm
I love these guys, from the synth and strum semi-acoustic dance of datapuddle to the weirdpop of Stuffy/ the Fuses to the dreamy guitar soundscapes of Hunters Loaf
Preview datapuddle and Hunters Loaf at:
A to H


Luxembourg w/ Blackholes + Bubblegum Screw + Tabloid +  The Anomalies
Wed 9 May 2007
Don't Forget Yer Bass Amp! @ Pleasure Unit, 359 Bethnal Green Road (from Bethnal Green Station, along Bethnal Green Road 10 minutes, on right before Pollard Row)
£5
Doors 7.30pm
Luxembourg opening, preview at:
A to H


Scrotum Clamp + Fractured + Movement Improbable
Thu 10 May 2007
Sump Puppy @ Montague Arms, 289 Queen's Road, twixt New Cross and Peckham SE15 2PA
out of New Cross or NCG, turn right, left at Camberwell fork, 15 minutes' walk
£4, £3 concs
Doors 8pm
Preview Fractured at:
A to H


Fiction Plane + Heapy + [Pockets]
Fri 11 May 2007
Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, its on the left
£5 advance
Doors 8pm, bands 8.30pm to 11.15pm
Sting's son prepares for the support slot on The Police reunion tour, [pockets] bring you scuzzy stripped down angst with a broad humorous streak
Preview Fiction Plane at:
A to H


Heat from a Dead Star w/- Carl White +  Dredlundare
Sun 13 May 2007
Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, its on the left
£5, £4 concs/ flyers
Doors 8.15pm, bands 8.45pm to 10.45pm
Heat From A Dead Star open with confounding Hendrexperimental jazz-rock, be amazed, be there early, and preview at:
A to H


Help She Can't Swim
Mon 14 May 2007
Live Nation @ Spitz, 109 Commercial Street, London E1 6BG (Liverpool Street/ Bishopsgate exit or Old Street tubes) 
£8 advance
Doors 7pm


William + Popular Workshop + Bretton
Tue 15 May 2007
93 Feet East, Brick Lane (Liverpool Street, exit Bishopsgate, right at Brushfield, left across Commercial Road and right along Hanbury Street to the old brewery - left along Brick Lane, venue on right)
£6 advance
Doors 7.30pm
Preview William at:
R to Z


3hostwomexicansandatinofspanners + Eiger + The Silent  Front + The Get-Outs
Fri 18 May 2007
Silver Rocket Club, Buffalo Bar, adjt Highbury & Islington tube
£6, £4 concs/ after bands
Doors 8.30 pm to 3pm
Preview 3hos under Threehosetc at:
R to Z


Spring Antifolk Festival feat David Cronenbourg's Wife + Milk Kan + Paul Hawkins + Simon Breed + many many more
Fri 18 + Sat 19 May 2007
12 Bar Club, Denmark Street WC2 (off Charing X Road just south of Centrepoint)
£6 a day, £10 for 2 days
Doors 6.45pm, music 7pm until very late (they really mean very late)
Preview DCW at:
A to H, preview Milk Kan at: I to Q, preview other Antifolk events at: Past Events


Trench w/- Box Monster + Meantime + Steel Jaw
Sat 19 May 2007
Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, its on the left
£5 advance
Doors 8pm, bands 8.30pm to 11.15pm
Ultra-heavy metal night, up second the resounding Hull noise of Trench (9pm), blast away the afternoons booze and jeers: preview
R to Z 


Rothko + twentysixfeet + Misterlee + Denis Jones
Thu 31 May 2007
Traumattack at Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, its on the left
£6, £5 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm, bands 8.30pm to 11.15pm
I'm very proud of this little lot, EXPERIMENTS WITH MACHINES, STRINGS, NOISE AND AMBIENCE
Preview Rothko and twentysixfeet at
R to Z, preview Misterlee and Jones, Denis at A to H


Blacklines + Idioverse + Brenda
Sat 2 June 2007
Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, its on the left
£5 advance
Doors 8pm, bands 8.30pm
A night of prog- and post-rock, preview Blackines and Brenda at:
A to H


Deadbeat Descendant w/ Joyside + Thee Northcoats
Fri 8 June 2007
Dirty Water Club @ Boston Arms, Tufnell Park (opposite the tube station)
£6
Doors 8.30pm ish, bands from 9.30pm to midnight
Garage rock'n'roll night, Deadbeat Descendant up second, their live show commands your attention, see:
A to H


I, Ludicrous + Cesspit Rebels + Pence Eleven
Thu 14 June 2007
Sump Puppy @ mONTAGUE aRMS, 289 Queen's Road, between New Cross Gate and Peckham Queen's Road stations
out of New Cross or NCG, turn right, left at Camberwell fork, 15 minutes' walk - or 10 minutes towards New Cross from Peckham Queen's Road
£4, £3 concs
Doors 8.30pm
Satirical stories about Bob Geldof and Noel Edmonds from the makers of Preposterous Tales


The Fontanelles + [pockets]
Fri 15 May 2007
Silver Rocket Club, Buffalo Bar, adjt Highbury & Islington tube
£6, £4 concs/ after bands
Doors 8.30 pm to 3pm
final show for [pockets]: the light that burns twice as bright burns half as long - and you have burned so very, very brightly


Sell the Lexus, Burn the Olive Tree + Syfer + The Savants
Wed 20 June 2007
Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, its on the left
£5, £4 concs
Doors 8pm, bands from 8.45pm
Preview Sell the Lexus at:
R to Z - contorted rock in System of a Down style


Gertrude + Striplight + The Gimps
Fri 22 June 2007
Sump Puppy @ mONTAGUE aRMS, 289 Queen's Road, between New Cross Gate and Peckham Queen's Road stations
out of New Cross or NCG, turn right, left at Camberwell fork, 15 minutes' walk - or 10 minutes towards New Cross from Peckham Queen's Road
£4, £3 concs
Doors 8.30pm
That's yer original Gertrude, not the young punks
For Striplight's mechanoid goth, see preview:
R to Z


D.monic + Wayward + 9Blind + Conipcious
Sat 23 June 2007
Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, its on the left
£6, £5 concs
Doors 8pm, bands from 8.30pm
Preview D.monic's zombie metal at:
A to H


Kill Kenada + Popular Workshop + Akira + Bela Emerson + Nancy Ginindza
Sun 24 June 2007 - afternoon show
Wreck 12 at Punk, 14 Soho Street (south side of Oxford Street near Tottenham Court Road), London W1V 5DA
£5
Early show, doors 5pm
Preview akira at
A to H and Kill Kenada at: I to Q - grunge, grind, shoegaze and experimental noise from the Wreck crew, guaranteed to be interesting


Bob Cuba + Grass Rabbits + Party in Hiroshima + Ceiling
Thu 28 June 2007
Traumattack at Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, its on the left
£6, £5 concs/ flyers (flyer on site Home Page)
Doors 8pm, bands 8.30pm to 11.15pm
monthly genre hopping night brings you an off-the-wall indie pick-and-mix, just the thing if you left school in the 1990s
Preview Bob Cuba (it's a band not a bloke) at:
A to H and Speakeasy 
Also preview Ceiling and Grass Rabbits (now aka Ruben Remus) at:
A to H 


The Readymades + Diary + Tongue Kung Fu + Ming the Mong
Fri 29 June 2007
Sump Puppy @ mONTAGUE aRMS, 289 Queen's Road, between New Cross Gate and Peckham Queen's Road stations
out of New Cross or NCG, turn right, left at Camberwell fork, 15 minutes' walk - or 10 minutes towards New Cross from Peckham Queen's Road
£4, £3 concs
Doors 8.30pm
This is billed as the last Diary show ever, so it's a must for many... Sump Puppy takes over the world, or the Monty anyway - preview Diary at
A to H and Ming the Mong at I to Q


Luxembourg, Eighth Rule, The Rips, After the Fox, Black Light Theatre, The Rain
Sat 7 July 2007
Water Rats, 328 Gray's Inn Road, King's Cross (5 mins south of station, just beyond Travelodge)
£6 adv 
Doors 7pm
Louche glam pop noir from oppositionT favourites headlining, preview at:
I to Q


Frank Sidebottom, I Ludicrous, Adrian R Teenbeat
Sat 7 July 2007
Guided Missile at Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, its on the left
£7.77 from
we_got_tickets
Doors 7.30pm
Preview Frank and I Ludicrous at:
Past Events


Future of the Left + Shrug + The Wireless + ddd
Sat 14 July 2007
Guided Missile at Buffalo Bar, underneath the Famous Cock at Highbury & Islington station
£5, £3 after bands
Doors 8.30pm to 3am
Preview Future of the Left at
A to H. Montana Pete are not playing, sadly.


The Rock of Travolta
+ The Winchell Riots + Sleepercurve
Mon 16 July 2007
The Windmill, Blenheim Crescent, Brixton Hill (from Brixton Tube head left and walk or take the bus towards Streatham)
£4 advance from
we_got_tickets  
Doors 8pm
Rock of Travolta are firm favourites, probably the first post-rock outfit I ever saw - and supported that day by The Darkness, as I recall


Gin Palace + Up C Down C + Die Munch Machine + The International
Fri 20 July 2007
Silver Rocket Club, Buffalo Bar, adjt Highbury & Islington tube
£6, £4 concs/ after bands
Doors 8.30 pm to 3pm


Sedulus + Resister + Creep Cult Murderers + Deguello
Wed 25 July 2007
Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3 mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, its on the left
£5, £4 concs
Doors 8pm
Chris Fullard and Creep Cult Murderers curates a night of cerebral metal and grunge
Preview Creep Cult Murderers at
A to H, preview Sedulus at R to Z


Striplight + Lilygun Stay Puff + Pocus Whiteface
Thu 26 July 2007
Traumattack at Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3 mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, its on the left
£6, £5 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm, bands 8.30pm to 11.15pm
monthly genre hopping night brings you art-school punk, psychedelic grunge, slacker-punk and hardcore oddpop
Preview Striplight and Stay Puff at
R to Z, preview Lilygun and Pocus Whiteface at I to Q


Sludgefeast + The Bert Shaft OrchestraThe Immortal Johnny Dance + Zip Boy
Fri 27 July 2007
Sump Puppy @ Montague Arms, 289 Queen's Road, between New Cross Gate and Peckham Queen's Road stations
out of New Cross or NCG, turn right, left at Camberwell fork, 15 minutes' walk - or 10 minutes towards New Cross from Peckham Queen's Road
£4, £3 concs
Doors 8.30pm
Preview Sludgefeast at
R to Z, Bert brings you the madness of Morbius, Zip Boy mixes big beat with some wonderfully unlikely punk on the decks


Akira support Various Production + Reptiles + Kalev
Sun 5 August 2007 - afternoon show
Wreck 14 at Punk, 14 Soho Street (south side of Oxford Street near Tottenham Court Road), London W1V 5DA
£5
Early show, doors 5pm
Preview akira at
A to H
Shoegaze, explosive post-rock and experimental noise from the Wreck crew, guaranteed to be interesting


Part Chimp + Die Die Deneuve + Notorious HiFi Killers
Thu 9 August 2007
Sump Puppy @ Montague Arms, 289 Queen's Road, between New Cross Gate and Peckham Queen's Road stations
out of New Cross or NCG, turn right, left at Camberwell fork, 15 minutes' walk - or 10 minutes towards New Cross from Peckham Queen's Road
£4, £3 concs
Doors 8.30pm
Preview NHFK at:
I to Q - and their recent Windmill appearance was their best yet


datapuddle + Ardent John + Arthur Brick + Attaboy Clarence
Fri 10 August 2007
Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, its on the left
£6, £5 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm, bands 8.30pm to 11.15pm
Preview datapuddle at:
A to H


Joeyfat + Soeza + Breaking Colts
Fri 17 August 2007
Silver Rocket Club, Buffalo Bar, adjt Highbury & Islington tube
£6, £4 concs/ after bands
Doors 8.30 pm to 3pm
Preview oppositionT favourites Joeyfat at:
I to Q


JJ Crash + David Cronenbourg's Wife (Fri), Adrian Teenbeat + Misterlee + Wet Dog + James Severy + lots more (around 12 acts a day)
Fri 17 and Sat 18 August 2007
UK Antifolk Summer Festival @ 12 Bar Club, Denmark Street WC2 (off Charing X Road just south of Centrepoint)
£6 a day, £10 for 2 days
Doors 6.45pm, music 7pm until very late (they really mean very late)
Preview DCW and JJ Crash at:
A to H, preview Misterlee at I to Q, preview other UK Antifolk events at: Past Events


Winters + The Dresdens
Thu 23 August 2007
Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, its on the left
£5, £4 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm
Chris Creep Cult Fullard curates a night of churning metal and grinding punk


Aereogramme + supports
Wed 29 August 2007
Luminaire, Kilburn High Road (400 yards down from Kilburn underground (Jubilee line), head right from station, venue is on the same side)
£10 advance tickets apparently sold out
Doors 7.30pm
billed as the final ever London show for Aereogramme...


William D Drake and friends (double-set) + Stuntdog + Boog
Thu 30 August 2007
Traumattack at Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, its on the left
£6, £5 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm, bands 8.30pm to 11.15pm
monthly genre hopping night brings you 4 min prog rock, with folk songs, psychedelia and lots of Cardiacs related twists 
Preview Mr Drake and Boog at:
A to H
The £1 off flyer is on the frontpage here


Tyrone Thomas & Olympic Clamp Down Rum CircusLefthand
Fri 31 August 2007
Sump Puppy @ Montague Arms, 289 Queen's Road, between New Cross Gate and Peckham Queen's Road stations
out of New Cross or NCG, turn right, left at Camberwell fork, 15 minutes' walk - or 10 minutes towards New Cross from Peckham Queen's Road
£4, £3 concs
Doors 8.30pm
Last Sump Puppy for a while, get it now for a bizarre mix of performance art, shocking noise, and (most importantly) glamorous musical excellence - in the oddest setting of them all
Preview Rum Circus at:
R to Z


Striplight + Kuaizi + Matt Adey
Fri 7 September 2007
Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, its on the left
£6, £5 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm, Striplight on at 9pm
Striplight are electrifying, the best moments of Elastica and Curve packed together - preview at
R to Z


Future of the Left + The Victorian English Gentlemen's Club + Untitled Musical Project
Tue 11 September 2007
White Heat at Madame JoJo's, 10 Brewer Street, W1F 0SE - on the passage through to Berwick Street from Shaftesbury Avenue
£7 adv (plus fee no doubt)
Doors 8pm
We are crazy about FoL and VEGC, check previews at
A to H and R to Z


SPC ECO + The Pocket Gods + Bullet for Ghosts
Tue 11 September 2007
Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, its on the left
£5, £4 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm
SPC ECO is the new electro-guitar grind spectacular from Dean Garcia of Curve


Reigns + Superman Revenge Squad + Pocus Whiteface
Fri 14 September 2007
Silver Rocket #3, The Enterprise, 2 Haverstock Hill NW3 2BL (opposite Chalk Farm tube)
£5, £4 conc, £3 members
Doors 8pm
We like the weird Pocus Whiteface jolly-noir take on hard-core, preview at:
I to Q  Or preview hypnotic soundscapes from Reigns at: R to Z


Souvaris + Future Corpses + more
Fri 21 September 2007
Silver Rocket Club, Buffalo Bar, adjt Highbury & Islington tube
£6, £4 concs/ after bands
Doors 8.30 pm to 3pm
Silver Rocket is the reliably excellent home of post-rock and post-hardcore and all things that go clunk in the night



Hey Colossus w/ Cats and Cats and Cats + This Town Needs Guns
Sat 22 September 2007
DiScover Club/ RoTa @ Notting Hill Arts Centre, 21 Notting Hill Gate W11 3QJ (south side, east of tube, under the shops/ offices)
Doors 4pm, music around 5pm to 8pm, Hey Colossus on first
FREE
Preview Hey Colossus at:
A to H and DemoCrazy - we love these post metal grind merchants
RoTa are sure they are playing, the band seem rather less sure...


Cove + Fanta Plastic + Dead Days Beyond Help + Dredlundare
Sat 22 September 2007
Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, its on the left
£6, £5 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm, bands 8.30pm to 11.15pm
Cove are one of the seminal post-rock groove-cutters, preview at:
A to H


Luxembourg + Their Hearts Were Full of Spring + Dead Spies + The Red Stars
Thu 27 September 2007
Traumattack at Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, its on the left
£6, £5 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm, bands 8.30pm to 11.15pm
Luxembourg put the amour into glamour, but with plenty of seediness too, Dead Spies combine jagging guitars and vocal harmonies in lush pop songs - previews at:
I to Q and A to H


Sell The Lexus Burn The Olive Tree with Xihon + Smilex + Lying Season
Sat 29 September 2007
Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, it's on the left
£6, £5 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm, bands 8.30pm to 11.15pm
Sell the Lexus (9.45) are one of my favourite contemporary metal outfits, lots of classic stlyings from 30 years of hard rock contorted into System of a Down protests - FAREWELL GIG - preview at:
R to Z
Smilex (9.00) are end-of-the-70s styled punks, sweaty, shouty, in your face and in anywhere else you let them


Midway Still + Black Black + Epideme + more
Sat 6 October 2007
Silver Rocket/ RoTa @ Notting Hill Arts Centre, 21 Notting Hill Gate W11 3QJ (south side, east of tube, under the shops/ offices)
Doors 4pm, music around 5pm to 8pm, Hey Colossus on first
FREE
Preview Black Black's psychedlic pop noir at
A to H
Midway Still remind us of 1992, Ned's, Carter USM, Reuben and, well youth - because they were there


John Foxx performs 'Metamatic'
Mon 8 October 2007
Cargo, 83 Rivington Street, Shoreditch EC2A 3AY (keep walking east from Old Street station, Rivington is just to the right of the Foundary, Cargo is in a railway arch)
£12.50 advance from
We Got Tickets
Doors 7pm, bar until 1pm
The Don't Look Back that isn't part of Don't Look Back, Foxx (initially in Ultravox) invented the stripped-down glam-noir version of UK electronica in the years between Roxy Music and Visage. Metamatic is a 27 year old album, I remember buying it (very vaguely).


Drookit Dogs + 14 Carat Grapefruit
Tue 9 October 2007
Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, it's on the left
£5, £4 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm, bands 8.45pm to 11pm
Urban folk, skiffle, mod, you name it, Drookits throw it all in - engaging tales from the local shop


William + Popular Workshop + Fight Like Apes
Tue 9 October 2007
Artrocker @ Buffalo Bar, underneath the Famous Cock at Highbury & Islington station
£5, free to members via
membership@artrocker.com
Doors 8.30pm
Preview William at:
R to Z, Popular Workshop is a wilder attack from the citadels of Querelle


Silver Rocket 100 all-day spectacular including 3hostwomexicansandatinofspanners + Cove + Econoline + Joeyfat + Silent Front + Underground Railroad + more, in no particular order
Sat 13 October 2007
Silver Rocket @ Imperial College Union, Beit Quad, Prince Consort Road, South Kensington 
SW7 2BB (it's near the Science Museum)
£8 adv
wegottickets_£8/ £7 adv concs wegottickets £7
Doors 1pm
The ones listed are my favourites from the long list, preview most at:
AtoZ of Reviews


HorseboxBirdman Ray + Turnpike Glow
Wed 17 October 2007
Goonite Club @ Buffalo Bar, underneath the Famous Cock at Highbury & Islington station
£5, £4 concs
Doors 8.30pm
Horsebox are the ultimate indie band, song-packed music that's anthemic, cute, and brimming with tales of young love. Preview Horsebox at:
A to H 


Wry + Uncle Pedro + YouMeTheSwitch
Fri 19 October 2007
Silver Rocket Club, Buffalo Bar, adjt Highbury & Islington tube
£6, £4 concs/ after bands
Doors 8.30 pm to 3pm
Shoegaze with big hooks and swirling passion from Wry (see
R to Z)


Heroes of Switzerland w/ Great Uncle Booth + Grand Union Hi-Jack
Fri 19 October 2007
Swamp Club @ The Living Bar, 443 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton SW9 8LN (left from tube station, 2 left-turns, it's on the right - only 5 mins from tube)
Free
Doors 8pm
More shimmery shoegaze from Heroes of Switzerland - preview at
A to H


Swimsuit Issue + Spraydog + Deep Cut + Silent Alliance
Thu 25 October 2007
Traumattack at Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, its on the left
£6, £5 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm, bands 8.30pm to 11.15pm
Scuffed shoegaze guitar pop with an education in Sonic Youth, Joy Division and Belle and Sebastian - preview Swimsuit Issue at:
R to Z


D.Monic + Lilygun support CRUD
Sat 27 October 2007
Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, its on the left
£6, £5 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm, bands 8.30pm to 11.15pm
Scuffed shoegaze guitar pop with an education in Sonic Youth, Joy Division and Belle and Sebastian - preview Swimsuit Issue at:
R to Z
Detroit industrial rockers with help from D.Monic's goth-grunge (see A to H) and Lilygun's shimmery shoegaze meets metal (see I to Q)


101A + Paradise Non Gratis + Breakneck Static
Wed 14 November 2007
Bungalow 8 @ Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, it's on the left
£5, £4 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm
101A are Japan's answer to the Cocteau Twins, while Breakneck Static give you jazzy crunch-punk performance art: cliche or not, this line-up is unmissable



Sludgefeast w/ Done Lying Down + 4 or 5 Magicians + Herzoga
Fri 16 November 2007
Silver Rocket Club, Buffalo Bar, adjt Highbury & Islington tube
£6, £4 concs/ after bands - sold out - limited tickets on the door
Doors 8.30 pm to 3pm
Sludgefeast produce the maddest speed scuzz blues you could ever wish for, merging Motorhead with ZZ Top, the highest MF count of any rock set anywhere - preview at:
R to Z


Larry Pickleman + Spinmaster Plantpot + Srappy Hood + more (Fri), Schwervon + David Cronenberg's Wife + Major Matt Mason + more (Sat)
Fri 16/ Sat 17 November 2007
Autumn Antifolk Festival @ 12 Bar Club, Denmark Street (off Charing X Road just south of Centrepoint)
£6 a day, £10 for 2 days
Music 7pm to 2am each day, 25 acts altogether
Preview earlier antifolk bashes at
Past Events - Pickleman belongs to the Picklemen and Scrappy belongs to Milk Kan, DCW are their rude country selves, and Major Matt/ Schwervon are the NY Antifolk originals - but if you don't know MC Spinmaster Plantpot, where you been?


Sludgefeast + Winners + Junkyard Choir + Soundbite + Supernik
Sat 17 November 2007
Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, its on the left
£6, £5 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm, bands to 11.15pm
Another chance to catch the MF heroes with their hyperspeed mix of Motorhead and ZZ Top blues


Bricolage + The Wave Pictures + Wake The President + Falling and Laughing  
Fri 23 November 2007
Beat Hotel - Buffalo Bar, adjt Highbury & Islington tube
£6, £5 adv
We_got_tickets
Doors 8.30 pm to 3pm
Bricolage are a wistful but uptempo jangle-pop act in the established Fortuna! vein - their 'Footsteps' is regularly played at Traumattack events


EMERGENZA UNSIGNED SHOWCASE 7/8 acts per night
continuing to Wed 28 November 2007
Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, its on the left
£5, £4 concs/ flyers each night (best info at 16-11-07)
Doors 8pm, bands until after 11pm
With that many acts, how can you lose? And I only know the opening act... Click on the
Emergenza link, then select shows and London for more info


Cato Street Conspiracy +  Starseed + Sister Ketamine
Tue 27 November 2007
State of Decay @ Hope and Anchor, Upper Street (5 mins to right from Highbury & Islington tube)
£5, £4.50 concs
Doors 8pm, music 8.15pm
Cato Street Conspiracy play anthemic protest-punk at 10.30.


Vile Bodies, Old Street Musical Union, Gresham Flyers, Steve Bland Assembly
Thu 29 November 2007
Traumattack at Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, its on the left
£6, £5 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm, bands 8.30pm to 11.15pm
'Telling stories' with pop, jazz, rock, folk and blues - preview Steve Bland (under Bland) and Gresham Flyers at
A to H, Old Street Musical Union at I to Q, Vile Bodies at R to Z.



SPC ECOSam Amant + Black Holes 
Mon 3 December 2007
Bull and Gate, Kentish Town (cross the road from the station, 200 metres to the right)
£5, £4 concs
Doors 8pm, music from 8.45pm
Two projects featuring Dean Garcia from Curve - SPC ECO will be joined by Debbie Smith (Curve and Echobelly) and Steven Monti (Curve and Wilko Johnson band). Black Holes are Dean Garcia and Joanna Neale. Alex Mitchell (Curve and Striplight) DJs. 


London Life + The 4 Get Me Nots
Tue 4 December 2007
State of Decay @ Hope and Anchor, Upper Street (5 mins to right from Highbury & Islington tube)
£5, £4.50 concs
Doors 8pm, music 8.15pm
F451 headline with fiery punk, The 4 Get Me Nots play fun moshalong anthems


Heat From A Dead Star + The RaidRig Up Explosive + The Mars Patrol Wed 12 December 2007
Dublin Castle, Parkway, Camden
£4, £4.50 concs
Music from 8.30pm, Heat From a Dead Star finally headline at 10.30ish
Preview the mad jazzy post-rock of HFADS at:
A to H


Silvery + Dead Singer + Some Velvet Morning
Thu 13 December 2007
Blow Up @ Metro Club, 19-23 Oxford Street (about 15 seconds from Oxford Street exit of Tottenham Court Road tube)
- free entry -
Doors 7.30pm
Preview the exceedingly chivalrous Silvery at: 
R to Z, now signed to Blow Up records


Frank Sidebottom's Xmas Panto
(feat ex Scritti Politti backing musicians)
Thu 14 December 2007
Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, its on the left
Advance £7.83 at
We_Got_Tickets, check with B+G or Guided Missile for door price
Doors 7.30pm usually on these nights, show starts 8pm
You know, the comedian with the paper mache head?  Preview under S at:
R to Z


When Gravity Fails w/ One Flew Over + Zen Motel
Tue 18 December 2007
Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, its on the left
£5, £4 concs
Doors 8pm, Gravity Fails at 9.15ish
'Sophisticated' and 'heavy rock' can share a sentence - see a grunge act I've rated for over 3 years - preview When Gravity Fails at: 
R to Z


Wry + Holiday Romance + The Wutars + Tall Poppies
Wed 19 December 2007
Goonite Club 3rd Birthday @ Buffalo Bar, underneath the Famous Cock at Highbury & Islington station
£5, £4 concs
Doors 8.30pm
Wry are a whirl of shoegaze pop anthemics, preview at: 
R to Z 


The Chap + Zombie Zombie + Morviscous
Thu 20 December 2007
Knom @ 93 Feet East, 150 Brick Lane (Liverpool Street, exit Bishopsgate, right at Brushfield, left across Commercial Road and right along Hanbury Street to the old brewery - left along Brick Lane, venue on right)
£8 advance
We_Got_Tickets
Doors 7.30pm
Preview The Chap's wierd and sometimes twee antics at
A to H


Ack Ack Ack + Sloath + Pipecleaner + Bromancer
Fri 21 December 2007
Silver Rocket Club, Buffalo Bar, adjt Highbury & Islington tube
£6, £4 concs/ after bands
Doors 8.30 pm to 3pm
Billed as a Noisefest, expect no less.


Electric Sex Circus + Milk Roar + Striplight + Rum Circus + datapuddle + Eduardo Valdez (he say hey!)
Sat 22 December 2007
Bull and Gate Gigantic Crimbo, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, its on the left
£5 on the door, advance £3 at
We_Got_Tickets
Doors 8pm
The Bullo's Xmas Party, preview Striplight and Rum Circus at
R to Z, preview Electric Sex Circus at Past Events Oct 2004. Milk Roar are the new project for Nick and Tony from Diary featuring Andy Ming the Mong - check Diary and datapuddle at A to H, check Ming the Mong at I to Q.


Artha Gunn and the Coloramas + JD Smith + Liam Cottrell + Nately + Glen Strachan
Thu 27 December 2007
'H5N1 jab' at Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, its on the left
£5, £4 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm, bands 8.30pm to 11.15pm
For the day after Boxing Day, the antidote to 'too-much-turkey' flu. Five bands  for a fiver bringing you garage/ antifolk, punkabilly/ rock'n'roll, acoustic indie and grunge, plus psych-punk/ folk.
Preview Liam under Cottrell at
A to H, and while you're on you can get an idea about Glen from the review of his band England and the April.


Silver Rocket NYE Party with Midway Still + Pocus WhitefaceCuter Forces + DJs
Tue 31 December 2007
The Bull and Gate welcomes Silver Rocket for a 2nd NYE (for the venue, cross the road from the station, 200 metres to the right)
Doors 8pm to 2pm
Likely to be the cheapest NY club in London
For adavance tickets, go to 
We_got_tickets for full £8, We_got_tickets_2 for £7 concessions
Midway Still belong to the generation of Ned's, Carter and MegaCity4, Pocus are manic post-hardcore with a mile-wide streak of humour, Cuter Forces are a one-off side project for Future Corpses


HorseboxSuper Tennis + Raven Beats Crow + Giant Paw
Wed 9 January 2008
Goonite Club @ Buffalo Bar, underneath the Famous Cock at Highbury & Islington station
£5, £4 concs
Doors 8.30pm
Horsebox are the ultimate indie band, song-packed music that's anthemic, cute, and brimming with tales of young love. Preview Horsebox at:
A to H 


Monkey Swallows the Universe
Fri 11 January 2008
Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road, London W12 7LJ - nearest tube Shepherd's Bush (Hammersmith and City), turn right out the station and it's 10 mins away on the right  
£5 advance from
We_Got_Tickets
Doors 7.30pm
Monkey Swallows play gentle neo-folk, their gig at the Luminaire in 2007 (with Viarosa) was simply the best small gig of the year


Zombina and the Skeletones + Ricky Spontane + The Teenbeat + Spinmaster Plantpot
Sat 12 January 2008
Guided Missile @ Buffalo Bar, underneath the Famous Cock at Highbury & Islington station
£6, £5 concs
Doors 8.30pm
From the North West, the finest swamp-zombie rock'n'roll, fey jangle pop, and folk-country lunacy, plus London's pint size ranting poet


Cove + UpCDownCLeftCRightCABCandStart + Instruments
Sat 19 January 2008
Silver Rocket Club (one-off Saturday show), Buffalo Bar, adjt Highbury & Islington tube
£5, £3 concs (£4 after bands)
Doors 8.30 pm to 3pm
Cove are the ultimate post-rock act bar only UpCDownC, see Cove previews:
A to H


Run Don't Walk + Fires of Elizabeth + Kismetik
Thu 31 January 2008
traumattack at Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, its on the left
£6, £5 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm, bands 8.45pm to 11pm
maverick!rock with Manics guitar pop from Run Don't Walk, angsty grunge from FoE, and moshpit anthems from Kismetik


Ruben Remus + The Episodes + Sky Shakers + The Loop
Fri 1 February 2008
Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, its on the left
£6, £5 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm, bands 8.30pm to 11.15pm
Ruben Remus are a traumattack fave from out show of June 2007, scrape yourself off the Pavement and see a preview of their previous incarnation as Grass Rabbits at:
A to H


The Priscillas w/ StupidityTwo Cow Garage
Fri 1 February 2008
Dirty Water Club @ Boston Arms, Tufnell Park (opposite the tube station)
£6, £5 concs
Doors 8.30pm ish, bands from 9.30pm to midnight
Garage rock'n'roll night with the Priscillas cross of Motown girlband and early years Damned garage punk - read a very old review at
I to Q


The Starts supporting Seven Swans
Wed 6 February 2008
Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, it's on the left
£5, £4 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm
The Starts play choppy guitar pop with sixties mod quirkiness and English obervational humour - Kinks vs Madness vs Blur and Phil Daniels - preview at:
R to Z


The Outside Royalty + Bent Moustache + Brontosaurus Chorus
Sat 9 February 2008
Guided Missile @ Buffalo Bar, underneath the Famous Cock at Highbury & Islington station
£6, £5 concs
Doors 8.30pm
A cornucopia of dramatic cabaret rock with glam and psychedelic elements from The Outside Royalty


Heat from a Dead Star w/ The Veta Corps + The October Game + School Girls
Fri 15 February 2008
Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, it's on the left
£6, £5 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm, Heat on around 9pm
Ace post-rock'n'jazz from Heat from a Dead Star - music spinning with blackhole darkness and raging intensity, preview at:
A to H


Papier Tigre Charlottefield + Epideme
Fri 15 February 2008
Silver Rocket Club, Buffalo Bar, adjt Highbury & Islington tube
£5, £3 concs (£4 after bands)
Doors 8.30 pm to 3pm
Charlottefield are a must for post-rock afficionados. Ancient preview at: 
A to H


Kismetik w/ Atomic Suplex + 6is9 + The Yes Men
Tue 19 February 2006
State of Decay @ Hope and Anchor, Upper Street (5 mins to right from Highbury & Islington tube)
£5, £4.50 concs
Doors 8pm, Kismetik on at 8.15pm
Hilarious mosh pit anthems with scary guitar solos - ace



Other ThiNgs + Kid and Conundrum +
David Hosking + Nately
Thu 28 February 2008
traumattack at Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, its on the left
£6, £5 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm, bands 8.45pm to 11pm
David is a folk-rock guiter hero, over from Melbourne to play his first London gig, Nately are acoustic-indie favourites with a regular Bestival slot, oTHeR tHiNGs are bring the mellow and edgy confusion of trip-hop, and Kid and Conundrum are wonderful sophisto-pop songsmiths - preview at:
I to Q


Probing Cranks + Fractured + I, Ludicrous
Fri 14 March 2008
Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, it's on the left
£6, £5 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm, music after 8.30pm
Stooges grade sludgepunk from Probing Cranks (see
R to Z), the sly humour of Half Man Half Biscuit from Fractured (A to H), and duo I, Ludicrous (of Presposterous Tales fame) do a minimalist clash of Mark E Smith and Lonnie Donegan


Future CorpsesEpideme Uncle Pedro + Fuck Dress
Sat 15 March 2008
Silver Rocket + RoTa @ Notting Hill Arts Centre, 21 Notting Hill Gate W11 3QJ (south side, east of tube, under the shops/ offices)
Doors 4pm, music around 5pm to 8pm
FREE
Reliably great postrock and awkward artpunk from a FREE Silver Rocket event, with the wonderful Uncle Pedro



Koolaid Electric Company + Time.Space.Repeat + Eat Lights; Become Lights + Artha and Martha
Wed 19th March 2008
Goonite Club @ Buffalo Bar, underneath the Famous Cock at Highbury & Islington station
£5, £4 concs
Doors 8.30pm
Koolaid Elecrtic Company were one of the finest Goonite acts of 2006, a madcap factory of multilayered pyschedelia was how we rated them - review at:
I to Q


Bilge Pump + Lords Notorious HiFi Killers + Who Owns Death TV + Silent Front + Herzoga + Not in This Town
Fri 21 March 2008
Silver Rocket Club 'Very Good Frday', Buffalo Bar, adjt Highbury & Islington tube
£5, £3 concs (£4 after bands)
Doors 6pm to 3pm (the long Good Friday then)
Half day session with a bluesy crowd of postrockers and stoners, see Lords at
A to H, and Notorious HiFi at Quickstep


Chik Budo + New Black Light Machine + Only + The Housewives
Wed 26 March 2008
Goonite Club @ Buffalo Bar, underneath the Famous Cock at Highbury & Islington station
£5, £4 concs
Doors 8.30pm
Chik Budo's brassy jazz-rock hardly needs an introduction these days, it's the heady rush of 1920's New York clashing with 21st century guitar and electronics - just as well that it needs no introduction, as I haven't posted the review


Wry + Ceiling + Heroes of Switzerland + Venus Bogardus
Thu 27 March 2008
traumattack at Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, its on the left
£6, £5 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm, bands from 8.30pm
A night of shoegaze and artrock, one for the guitar heroes - with Brazilians Wry returning to the B+G for the first time since 2002 (see
R to Z), Heroes of Switzerland bringing their muscular shimmerings down from Nottingham (see A to H, and two acts we get as often as possible - Bath's Venus Bogardus and South London's Ceiling (also reviewed at R to Z and A to H)


Dead Spies w/ Roundstone + King's Men + The Weapons
Fri 28 March 2008
Hope and Anchor, Upper Street (5 mins to right from Highbury & Islington tube)
£6, £5 concs
Doors 8pm, music 8.30pm
Dead Spies play indie guitar pop par excellence, with lyrics that Morrissey would die for - preview at
A to H, onstage at 9pm


Steve Bland Assembly + Jukebox Vandals + Bear Hug + The Magic
Wed 2 April 2008
Goonite Club @ Buffalo Bar, underneath the Famous Cock at Highbury & Islington station
£5, £4 concs
Doors 8.30pm
Steve Bland's outfit plays cheeky and endearing popsongs with jazzy arrangements using piano, accordion, sax, brass, and just about anything else he can find - preview under B at
A to H


Denis Jones + John Fairhurst + more
Thu 3 April 2008
Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, it's on the left
£5, £4 concs/ flyers
Denis weaves haunting songs woven from lovingly crafted loops and delays of guitar work, a genius to match Liam Finn, see under J at 
I to Q


Striplight + Heilige Lance + more
Thu 10 April 2008
Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, it's on the left
£5, £4 concs/ flyers
Striplight take decades of punchy art rock and pack it into 3-minute nuggets of now - rasping and whirling guitar, pounding rhythms, staccato vocal - see
R to Z
Heilige Lance play nihilistic post-rock with emo-angst and even operatic vocals, chilling but strangely chilled, listen at MySpace dieheiligelanze


The Outside Royalty w/ Official Secrets Act + The Ape Drape Escape + Mortgage
Sat 12 April 2008
Guided Missile @ Buffalo Bar, underneath the Famous Cock at Highbury & Islington station
£6, £5 concs
Doors 8.30pm
Guided Missile gets better and better, March's was a real treat - this one features a cornucopia of dramatic cabaret rock with glam and psychedelic elements from The Outside Royalty, who head the supports for Official Secrets Act


Party in Hiroshima + Akira + Black Black + Nitkowski
Thu 24 April 2008
traumattack at Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, its on the left
£6, £5 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm, bands from 8.30pm
A night of off-kilter 'nearly' pop with post-rock, psychedelia and laptops. Preview Akira and Black Black at
A to H and DemoCrazy 


Liam Finn w/ Neon Choir + The Boston Tea Party + Hamfatter
Mon 28 April 2008
Water Rats, 328 Gray's Inn Road, King's Cross (5 mins south of station, just beyond Travelodge)
£6 adv 
Doors 7pm
It's the son of Tim Crowded House, with his own peculiar brand of guitar delay, loops and live drumming, not to mention Beatles nostalgia


Viarosa with Hey Negrita + The Epstein
Fri 2 May 2008
The Borderline, Orange Yard/ Manette Street, off Charing Cross Road between The Astoria and Foyles Bookshop
£8 adv from 
Mean_Fiddler or the Astoria box office
Doors 7pm
Viarosa are on at 9pm with their dark but decorous take on Bad Seeds playing alt-country, with mellower country-folksters The Epstein up first


Striplight play with Deeds of the Nameless + The Transmitters + The Screening + King Furnace + Interloper + Left Hand Red
Sat 3 May 2008
Water Rats, 328 Gray's Inn Road, King's Cross (5 mins south of station, just beyond Travelodge)
£6 adv 
Doors 7pm
Steplight are a shocking collage of jags and jerks, an art-punk experience - the 21st century Bromley contingent - preview at
R to Z. Water Rats are billing this as 2 shows, with The Screening headlining #1 and Deeds headlining #2 - Striplight on around 10.30pm.


The Velcros w/ Moral Soul + The Special Ks
Thu 8 May 2008
Clapham Grand, 21-25 St John's Hill, Clapham Junction SW11 1TT - exit Clapham Junction on the main road, it's across and to the right
£8 on door
Doors 7pm
Haunting and harrowing PJ Harvey stylings from The Velcros


Zag and the Coloured Beads + The Wizards of Twiddly
Sat 10 May 2008
Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, its on the left
£6, £5 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm, bands from 8.30pm
A cornucopia of psychedelia, prog-rock and jazz, the return of the 1970s


Ricky Spontane support Violet Violet  + Friends of the Bride + Le Tetsuo
Sat 10 May 2008
Guided Missile @ Buffalo Bar, underneath the Famous Cock at Highbury & Islington station
£6, £5 concs
Doors 8.30pm
Premier indie janglers at open at Paul's special people club - checkout at
Guided_Missile

I Shouted Gun + supports
Sun 11 May 2008
Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, its on the left
£5, £4 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm, bands from 8.45pm
Inyerface jazz-punk and post-rock screamathon - preview at
I to Q


Sister + Nitkowski + The Ruling Class
Wed 21 May 2008
Goonite Club @ Buffalo Bar, underneath the Famous Cock at Highbury & Islington station
£5, £4 concs
Doors 8.30pm
Shimmery pop drawing on Velvet Underground/ Nico and Mazzy Star from Sister, guitar frenzy post-rock from Nitkowski - perview Sister at
R to Z


Dead Spies The Red Stars Perry Lane Sect + Lo Slung
Thu 29 May 2008
traumattack at Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, its on the left
£6, £5 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm, bands from 8.30pm
Indie pop with slices of rock'n'roll, psychedic prog and noir. Preview Dead Spies at
A to H


pArt Brut + The Priscillas + Betty and the Werewolves
Fri 30 May 2008
Guided Missile @ Buffalo Bar, underneath the Famous Cock at Highbury & Islington station
£6, £5 concs
Doors 8.30pm
New Art Brut project plus big-fun all-girl glam-punk from the Priscillas - all at Paul's special people club - checkout 
Guided_Missile, preview the Priscillas at I to Q


Molloy + Wendycode
Wed 4 June 2008
Goonite Club @ Buffalo Bar, underneath the Famous Cock at Highbury & Islington station
£5, £4 concs
Doors 8.30pm


Zombina and the Skeletones + The Ape Drape Escape + Arndales + Toy! Joy!
Sat 14 June 2008
Guided Missile @ Buffalo Bar, underneath the Famous Cock at Highbury & Islington station
£6, £5 concs
Doors 8.30pm until daybreak
Zombina brings doo-wap rock'n'roll for vampires, a hybrid of Jonathan Richman, B52s and Vincent Price, preview at:
R to Z


Thumpermonkey support JSA and White Rhino
Mon 16 June 2008
Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, its on the left
£5, £4 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm, bands from 8.45 pm
'Warped genius or just warped' preview Thumpermonkey at:
DemoCrazy


Piccadillys support Cut Throat Convention
Tue 17 June 2008
Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, its on the left
£5, £4 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm, bands from 8.45pm
The instant mod-punk charisma of the Piccadillys is a joy, it's a feeling, it's an artful dodge, see a preview of former incarnation Retrobiff at:
R to Z


David Devant and his Spirit Wife
Thu 19 June 2008
Inn on the Green, 3-5 Thorpe Close off Cambridge Gardens, Ladbroke Grove  W10 5XL (from tube go under the railway and Westway then turn right into Cambridge Gardens)
£10 adv from
We_Got_Tickets
Doors 8pm
Glam pop with mighty wordplay and performance art
Preview at:
A to H


Deep Cut with Air Formation + Stephen Lawrie (Telescopes) acoustic
The 19 June 2008
Industry, 1 Curtain Road EC1 3JX - 10 mins east of Old Street tube
£6 advance from
We_Got_Tickets
Doors 8pm, Deep Cut on first
Guitar frenzy of shimmers, rasps and whistles with cool female vocals to celebrate the eve of the MBV gig


Pete and the Pirates + The Sugars
Fri 20 June 2008
Barfly, Chalk Farm Road, Camden (opp Morrison's and The Roundhouse)
£10, or advance from
www.ticketweb.co.uk for £8 + £3.15 for the shareholders' bubbly
Doors 7.30pm
Jolly and supremely catchy post-punk


TV Smith
(album launch) + I, Ludicrous Duncan Redmonds (Snuff, Guns 'n' Wankers, Billy No Mates) + Max Splodge (Splodgenessabounds)
Thu 26 June 2008
traumattack at Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, its on the left
£6, £5 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm, bands from 8.30pm
Acoustic punk night to launch TV Smith's album 'In the Arms of My Enemy'
Preview TV Smith at
R to Z


Popular Workshop + William w/ Maths Class + Heels Catch Fire
Tues 15 July 2008
Artrocker @ Buffalo Bar, underneath the Famous Cock at Highbury & Islington station
£5, free to members via
Artrocker
Doors 8pm
An angsty-indie-postrock-shoegaze amalgam from Popular Workshop, punchy 3-man post-punk from William - William onstage around 9pm


Heloise & the Savior Faire + Jocasta Sleeps + Heypenny + Tinashe
Tues 15 July 2008
Club Fandango @ Dublin Castle, 95 Parkway, Camden Town
£6, £5 with flyers
Doors 7.45pm
NY's Heloise & Co with electro rock and disco somewhere in a space between Gossip and Scissor Sisters 


Frank Sidebottom's UnRoyal Variety Performance
with Iain Lee + SKIPtheatre + Royal JugsSpinmaster Plantpot + The Oh Blimey Big Band (featuring 3 members of Scritti Politti) 
Sat 19 July 2008
Guided Missile @ Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, its on the left
£10.01 advance at
we_got_tickets
Doors 8pm
It's the man with the papier mache head, the bonempi keyboard and the comic patter - with his own 'house' band - oh yes it really is


Let's Wrestle + Morton Valence + The Sequins
Sat 19 July 2008
Stolen Recordings @ The Windmill, Blenheim Gardens, Brixton Hill (left from Brixton underground, 15 minutes walk towards Streatham, Blenheim Gardens is on the right)
£4 door (if any remain) or advance at
we_got_tickets
Doors 8pm
Let's Wrestle are possibly less fashionable than a year ago, but I still love this mix of Wedding Present, nerd-rock and cynical lyrics


Liam Finn
Tues 22 July 2008
Live Nation at Cargo, 83 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3AY - from Old Street tube walk east to The Foundry: Rivington Street is just to the right of The Foundry, Cargo is underneath the arches on the left - 15 mins' walk altogether
Advance tickets from
ticketmaster at £8.50 plus £4 for the shareholders' bubbly
Doors 7.30pm
The son of Tim Crowded House, with his own peculiar brand of guitar delay, loops and ferocious live drumming, not to mention Beatles nostalgia


Ceiling + The Real Sound of Infrasound + Work + The Brights
Fri 25 July 2008
Goonite Club @ Buffalo Bar, underneath the Famous Cock at Highbury & Islington station
£5, £4 concs
Doors 8.30pm
Ceiling deliver their uniquely punchy and bubbly shoegaze - preview of
A to H


Deadbeat Descendant + The Housewives The Dawn Chorus + Steve Bland solo
Thu 31 July 2008
traumattack at Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, its on the left
£6, £5 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm, bands from 8.30pm
A night of partying with punk'n'rock'n'roll (Deadbeat Descendant), a latin-indie carnival (The Housewives), a folksy-indie cabaret (The Dawn Chorus) and a jazz-pop jolly (Steve Bland)
Preview Deadbeat Descendant and Steve Bland at 
A to H


Six 50 Whisky with Drawbridge Man
Sat 2 August 2008
Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, its on the left
£6, £5 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm, music from 8.30pm
Hard, dark and mean rock from Six 50 Whisky


World Before Wireless
Sun 3 August 2008
Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, its on the left
£5, £4 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm, music from 8.45pm
Accessible post-rock grooves with bits of everything from Bloc Party to Hawkwind


Future of the Left + Fighting with Wire + Truckers of Husk
Wed 20 August 2008
Water Rats Theatre, 328 Grays Inn Road London WC1X 8BZ - take the main road opposite King's Cross that leads directly away, keep on the left, and you're there when you've passed the mini-hospital 
£7 advance from
we_got_tickets plus a modest fee of 70 pence, sure to cost more anywhere else
Doors 7pm, expect music by 8pm
Future of the Left are an urgent collision of hardcore, garage, post-punk, post-rock, groove, who knows what else? certainly a collision of mclusky and Jar Crew, and certainly my favourite act of 2007


Zombina and the Skeletones + Silvery Billy Rebel + Ginger Tom
Sat 13 September 2008
Guided Missile @ Buffalo Bar, underneath the Famous Cock at Highbury & Islington station
£6, £5 concs
Doors 8.30pm until after midnight
Zombina brings doo-wap rock'n'roll for vampires, Silvery bring their compact and hooky take on Cardiacs, preview at:
R to Z


Milk Roar + The Gazebos + 14 Carat Grapefruit
Wed 24 September 2008
Otto Phthrugg presents @ The Miller, 96 Snowsfield Rd SE1 3SS
London Bridge tune and station, head south through Guy's Hospital via Great Maze Pond (it's a street, not a pond)
FREE
first band 6.45pm, go straight from work/ Job Club
Milk Roar (8.30pm) - ranting Mark E Smith vocals and krautrock grooves, this is Ming the Mong versus half-a-Diary


Xmas Lights World Before Wireless Astrohenge + Orwell Music
Thu 25 September 2008
traumattack at Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, its on the left
£6, £5 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm, bands from 8.30pm
Math-rock/ hardcore + post-rock/ grunge-pop + heavy psychedelia + twisted alt-rock:: from screamo to dreamo
Preview Xmas Lights at
R to Z 


Glam Chops w/ Ted Chippington + Shrag + Panther Girls
Sat 11 October 2008
Guided Missile @ Buffalo Bar, underneath the Famous Cock at Highbury & Islington station
£6, £5 concs
Doors 8.30pm until after midnight
Paul GM's glamtastic all-star band, also featuring David Devant and Eddie Argos of Art Brut



Heilige Lance + Venus Bogardus Local Girls + headlining guests The Kush
Thu 30 October 2008
traumattack at Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, its on the left
£6, £5 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm, bands from 8.30pm
Underground indie from the sleazepit to the fallout shelter, with HL's 4AD industrial gothic, VB's Sonic Youth art-punk and Local Girls' trashy post-punk - plus a blues-psych-funk stew from our guests


Kid at the Back + Stevie K Band The Cedars Vile Bodies 
Thu 27 November 2008
traumattack at Bull and Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road NW5 2TJ - 3mins from Kentish Town tube - across the road and turn right, its on the left
£6, £5 concs/ flyers
Doors 8pm, bands from 8.30pm
Shades of blues, from Stevie K's seventies ram-jam to The Cedars' love triangle of blues, country and bluegrass
Preview Vile Bodies at
R to Z 


Ceiling with 8 Year Old Mum + We Are Power + The Good The Bad 
Fri 12 December 2008
The London Particular @ Hope and Anchor, Upper Street (5 mins to right from Highbury & Islington tube)
£6, £5 concs
Doors 8pm, Ceiling on at 10.30pm
Last Celing gig with current line-up, oddly bubbly and energetic shoegaze, or as the promoter would have it 'psych hippies from the Planet E' - preview at
A_to_H


1990s + We Are the Physics + Peter Parker + Betty and the Werewolves + Spinmaster Plantpot
Sat 13 December 2008
Guided Missile Xmas Party@ Buffalo Bar, underneath the Famous Cock at Highbury & Islington station
£7, £6 concs
Doors 8 or 8.30pm
Yummy Fur survivors headline, plus the amazing Ex Models meets Talking Heads post-punk of We Are the Physics (you really can fit their album on one side of a C60 casette tape), along with the foul mouthed and hilarious deck-free MC Spimaster Plantpot - all at Paul's special people club - checkout 
Guided_Missile, preview We Are the Physics at R_to_Z


Semaphore + Master & Servant + Eat Lights; Become Lights + The Noughts and Crosses Band
Wed 17 December 2008
Goonite Club @ Buffalo Bar, underneath the Famous Cock at Highbury & Islington station
£5, £4 concs
Doors 8.30pm
Miserably jolly alt-country from Semaphore and glitchy indie dance vibes from Master & Servant


Done Lying Down + Joeyfat + Lords (tbc) + Popular Workshop
Fri 19 December 2008
Silver Rocket Club, Buffalo Bar, underneath the Famous Cock at Highbury & Islington tube
£5, £4 concs/ after bands
Doors 8.30 pm to 3pm
Will we get post-rock supergroovegroup Lords?  I don't know, but I know we get the jerky complexity of confrontation poetry and art from Joeyfat, and Popular Workshop will be there with some harrowing, beautiful and compelling guitar angst - that's good enough for me


Future of the Left + lots of DJ sets from your fave D-list celebs (apparently)
Wed 31 December 2008
Water Rats, 328 Gray's Inn Road, King's Cross (5 mins south of station, just beyond Travelodge)
£10 adv from
wegottickets, also other vendors and on the door if you're early
Doors 7pm
Preview as Red Deadhead at:
R to Z
Best band (studio or live) of 2007-08 in my estimation


Cove + Shield Your Eyes + Nitkowski
Fri 2 January 2009
Silver Rocket Club, Buffalo Bar, underneath the Famous Cock at Highbury & Islington tube
£5, £4 concs/ after bands
Doors 8.30 pm to 3pm
Start 2009 with the seminal post-rock outfit Cove and the high speed raging post-metal/ math-rock of Nitkowski


Damon & Naomi (Ex Galaxie 500) + The Left Outsides + more
Thu 15 January 2009
Track and Field's Winter Sprinter at the
Luminaire, Kilburn High Road (400 yards down from Kilburn underground (Jubilee line), head right from station, venue is on the same side)
£7 advance from
wegottickets
Doors 7.30pm
Preview The Left Outsides under L at:
I to Q
Folk doesn't often combine the wistful and the psychedelic this perfectly


Stuffy/ The Fuses + Jennifer Gentle + Master and Servant + Paul Morricone
Fri 23 January 2009
The Windmill, Blenheim Gardens, Brixton Hill (left from Brixton underground, 15 minutes walk towards Streatham, Blenheim Gardens is on the right)
Doors 8pm
£4 advance at
we_got_tickets
Last ever gig from peppy 'post-hardcore' Stuffy/The Fuses, supports include electro-bass-drum indie/dance duo Master and Servant


Chik Budo + Notorious HiFi Killers + The Gilded Palace of Sin + Karl A Brummer
Sat 24 January 2009
Noisestar host RoTa @ Notting Hill Arts Centre, 21 Notting Hill Gate W11 3QJ (south side, east of tube, under the shops/ offices)
Doors 4pm, music around 5pm to 8pm
FREE
Chik Budo's brassy jazz-rock is the heady rush of 1920's New York clashing with 21st century guitar and electronics, NHFK's support is stoner blues rock


Deep Cut + The Real Sound of the Infrasound + The Hysterical Injury + Grand Central
Fri 30 January 2009
Goonite @ The Wilmington Arms, 69 Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell - tubes Angel (plus buses 19, 38, 341), Kings Cross (plus bus 63), Farringdon
£6, £5 concs/ flyers
Doors 7.30pm
Shimmer and grind amalgam of shoegaze and Sonic Youth grunge from Deep Cut, skewed Breeders/ Throwing Muses stylings from Bath's Hysterical Injury


Popular Workshop + William + Sarandon + Swound!
Sat 31 January 2009
Guided Missile @ Buffalo Bar, underneath the Famous Cock at Highbury & Islington station
£7, £6 concs
Doors 8.30pm
PW's harrowing, beautiful and compelling guitar angst plus William's scribbly post-punk and short sharp punkish popsongs from Sarandon


Laibach 'Die Kunst der Fuge'
Mon 9 February 2009
Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road, London W12 7LJ - north side, about 15 mins West of Shepherd's Bush Market
£19.50 advance at
we_got_tickets
Doors 7.30pm
A performance based on Bach's 'The Art of Fugue'



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