2nd Jun 2012 1:56pm | By Editor
The best gigs and live music happening in London this week.
GIG: The Gaslight Anthem
The rawkus melding of Bruce Springsteen’s NJ storytelling and E Street charm with an energetic punk aesthetic, The Gaslight Anthem hit London ahead of the release of their fourth long player, Handwritten, and a string of summer festival shows, to show why rock ‘n’ roll was born in
the USA. Fist-pumping, sing-along stuff.
Mon, June 11 | 7pm | £17.50
Koko | Camden High Street, NW1 7JE
Tube | Mornington Crescent
CLUB: White Heat
Forget Thursday being the new Friday, or Sundays being the new Saturdays, it’s all about Tuesday nights here at this trash-tastic Soho haunt. If you’ve got the stamina to last the week, get down and enjoy the electro-techno-indie-alt classics on the turntables, courtesy of DJs Matty and Marcus at this ice-cool knockout.
Tues, June 12 | 8pm-3am | £5+
Madame JoJos 8-19 Brewer Street, W1F 0SE
Tube | Tottenham Court Road
This monthly night looks to challenge the accepted norms of clubbing, combining music with performance to make one hell of a party. Reset Robot, Nick Tcherniak, Warboy, Inigo Surio and Jay Tempest headline the first room with the house, techno and dubstep battling on through till 10am.
Sat, June 9 | 10pm-10am | £10
Egg 200 York Way, N7 9AP
Tube | King’s Cross
Two girls, two guitars and a load of distortion- and reverb-laden chords straight out of a Fender Strat circa 1993, draped in a flannel shirt somewhere near Seattle. These grunge-influenced gals add melody to the tunes to sidestep those ‘Nineties revival’ catcalls, mining a territory between Tegan And Sara and Warpaint.
Thurs, June 7. 7pm £10
Scala | 275-277 Pentonville Road, N1 9NL
Tube | King’s Cross
CLUB: Red Bull Takeover at Found: Daedelus
The LA-bred experimental hip-hop fella also known as Daedelus – and his backdrop of disconcerting reflecting mirror visuals – drops into south London’s Hidden for this night of envelope-pushing electronica. Dorian Concept, Cooly G and Braiden provide the support for what should be a banging evening
Fri, June 8. 10pm-6am £8-£12
Hidden | 100 Tinworth Street, SE11 5EQ
Tube | Vauxhall
GIG: Blink 182
Beginning as as bunch of cock-joke and sex-obsessed smut merchants, Blink 182 made
a career out of scatalogical puerility. They then reinvented themselves with emo honesty and promptly disbanded. They’re back now, though, with new album Neighborhoods, to show why pop-punk ruled the Noughties.
Weds, June 6. 7pm £29.50
The O2 | Peninsula Square, SE10 0DX
Tube | North Greenwich
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