22nd Apr 2012 4:41pm | By Editor
Our pick of London's best gigs and club nights
New wave, dub and electronica wrapped up in a pop package that has indie-fied cross-genre appeal, Brooklyn-based Philadelphian Santigold (formerly known as Santogold) is on to a winner. She’s touring sophomore album Master Of My Make-Believe, so expect funk-percussion-induced cuts from this and her self-titled 2008 debut.
Thurs, Apr 26 | 7pm | £17.50
Heaven, Under the Arches, WC2N 6NG
Tube | Embankent | heaven-live.co.uk
Cable sits in the atmospheric tunnels and arches under London Bridge railway station, the perfect setting for DJ Fabio’s long-running and highly regarded drum ‘n’ bass night. This week it features guest slots from Tendai and Nu: Tone, who will be bring a little mid-week madness to the masses.
Weds, Apr 25| 10.30pm | £7
Cable, 33a Bermondsey St Tunnel, SE1 3JW
Tube | London Bridge | cable-london.net
Following the playlisting of second single Devil Ride, off last year’s debut album Spaces In Between, by Planet Rock Radio, the Aussie boys return to the UK for a string of headline shows. They’ll be set to show off their ballsy classic rock-meets-stoner-grunge riffs, so get down and rock out!
Tues, Apr 2 | 7pm | £9
O2 Academy Islington, 16 Parkfield Street, N1 0PS
Tube | Angel | o2academyislington.co.uk
Forget battle of the bands, this iPod-styled face- off has DJs from seven music providers (Spotify, Bleep, Deezer, 7 Digital and more) compete to win your vote, all hosted by DJ/producer The Last Skeptik! Booming sets from Mr Thing and Spin Doctor will follow to keep the party going into the night.
Sat, Apr 28 | 9pm-4am | £Free
The Big Chill House, 257-259 Pentonville Rd, N1 9NL
Tube | King’s Cross | bigchill.net/house
Italian party providers Angels Of Love and event organisers DC7 have one clear aim – to bring house legends from the past 20 years together with techno legends of the present for a night that lives up to its own, self-aggrandising titular billing. Grammy-winning Frankie Knuckles (above), Rino Cerrone and Pirupa headline.
Sat, Apr 28 | 10pm-10am | £20
Egg, 200 York Way, King’s Cross, N7 9AP
Tube | King’s Cross | egglondon.net
Gloomy, Interpol-esque, static-edged indie pop from the two-wheel-inspired London foursome, who are playing one of their biggest headline shows to date. They’ll be sure to draw from their three-album career and last year’s top 10, including A Different Kind Of Fix. Soulful storyteller Lianna La Havas supports.
Sat, Apr 28 | 7pm | £20
Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, N22 7AY
Tube | Wood Green | alexandrapalace.com
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