Gig Guide

Akala – XOYO – Monday 03/06/13 – £12.00
Politically ranty British rapper, now playing with full band
 
The Stone Roses – Finsbury Park – Saturday 08/06/2013 – £60 *
Found myself with a spare ticket for this – anyone?
 
Jurassic 5 – Brixton Academy – Thursday 13/06/2013 – £32
The absolute kings of live hip hop.  Fucking pricey though.
 
Melt Yourself Down – Elekrowerkz – Tuesday 18/06/13 – £10 *
Madness that is funky and jazzy  but not jazz-funk.  “Like two flies having an argument on speed” – Patrick McLennan
 
Damo Suzuki and friends – The Social – Tuesday 25/06/13 – £10
Legendarily bonkers frontman of Can.  Friends include the brilliant Andrew Weatherall.
 
Bizarre Ride Live (The Pharcyde) – Highbury Garage – Friday 28/06/13 – £18.50
Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde performed in full with all sorts of crazy shit involved
 
Midnight Juggernauts – Hoxton Bar and Kitchen – Monday 08/07/13 – £10
Aussie Electro-Psych-rockers
 
Portico Quartet / Funkineven / Gilles Peterson – XOYO – Friday 12/07/13 (9pm-3am) – £12.50 *
The blurb says “deeper sounds across the electronic spectrum”. I say “PORTICO QUARTET LIVE YES PLEASE”
 
Japandroids – Dingwalls – Wednesday 17/07/13 – £13 *
Angsty-punky- Canadian duo. I’m far too old to like them but I do anyway.  
 
Open East Festival – Olympic Park – Sat-Sun 27-28/07/13 – £10 per day *
Toots and the Maytals, The Waterboys, Seun Kuti, Armadou & Mariam, Wire
A music line up that makes me giddy, plus all sorts of foodie foods.
 
Standon Calling Festival – Hertfordshire – 02/08/13 – 04/08/13 – £99 *
De la Soul, Band of Skulls, Digitalism, Toy, Greg Wilson, Simian Mobile Disco … loads
You’re either already going to this, or I’ve been hassling you to go.  I’m right to do this, you should go.  It’s just a brilliant festival.
 
Visions Festival – Hackney – Saturday 10/08/13 – £22.50 *
!!!, Cloud Nothings, The Soft Moon, Iceage, Still Corners
Multi-venue festival in Hackney.  Guaranteed to be brilliant.
 
End of the Road Festival – Dorset – 30/08/13 – 01/09/13 – £165 *
Sigur Rós, David Byrne & St Vincent, Belle And Sebastian, Efterklang, Eels, Poliça, Daughter, The Walkmen, Warpaint, Dinosaur Jr.
Intimate festival in a forest with an amazing line up
 
Ringo Deathstarr – The Lexington – Sunday 08/09/13 – £10
Noisey shoegazers from Texas.  Utterly derivative, but derivative of my favourite things
 
Junip – Shepherd’s Bush Empire – Wednesday 18/09/13 – £16
José González’s band – Swedish folk-psych-grooves with the world’s mellowest voice
 
Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia – Sat-Sun 27-28/09/13 – £40 for 2 days
Moon Duo, Dead Meadow, The Besnard Lakes, Hookworms, Psychic Ills, The Oscillation, Peaking Lights Sound System
This looks  supremely fucking amazing.  Does anyone know someone in Liverpool who’d  be happy to accommodate?