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Booking Ahead

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Booking Ahead
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Right, no pithy introductions this week. Let's get straight to the sensuously seductive and dirty as a tramp's trousers Goldfrapp who take to the Brixton stage on Thursday 6th October to support the forthcoming Ooh La La. We're already rubbing our thighs in anticipation.

There's also still a chance to catch the Irish Nick Drake, Damien Rice who plays The London Paladium on June 20th. But hurry, tickets're going fast.

Fellow troubador Tom McRae takes his well recieved new album to the Shepherd's Bush Empire on 1st October after supporting the gently bonkers earth mother Tori Amos at Hammersmith on the 3rd and 4th of June.

If you'd rather just groove then maybe you'll be happier to get up and get on down to the Jazz Cafe Picnics. Lemon Jelly headline Kenwood House, Hampstead on 10th July and Royksopp are at Marble Hall, Twickenham on the 14th August.

And if none of that appeals then you could well be a Psychedelic Furs fan in which case you'll no doubt already have tickets for their Shepherd's Bush show on the 23rd June. John Hughes fans may also want to be there.

Coming up in the next few weeks there are still tickets left for The Music and Nine Black Alps at the Astoria as part of the Bud Rising festival on the 26th.

Animal rights activist will be campaigning outside Kokos that same night whilst Dogs Die In Hot Cars.

HAL play ULU the next night whilst

iPod advert band Caesars play there the night before the night before. That'll be the 25th we think.

A couple of night before that you can revel in the sheer dirty rock power of The Duke Spirit at the Astoria. That'll be the night before the night before the... ok it's Saturday 21st AND YOU MUST GO! Tell them we sent you.

Coming sooner you can catch piano led melodists Thirteen Senses supported by unoffical Radiohead covers band Leaves are back in the Astoria tomorrow.

About as far removed from Thirteen Senses as Pluto is from Mercury is scary ex Misfits mainman Glen Danzig who will be terrifying the bejesus out of people that self same night over at the Forum - once again the home for noisy Americans.

If you're busy over the weekend then you might have some free time on Monday to catch home-spun NY songwriter and comic book writer/illustrator extraordinaire Jeffrey Lewis at Bush Hall, Shepherd's Bush on Monday. Expect intimate finger-picked songs and narratives (including epic streams of consciousness, by turns disturbing and hilarious), garagey thrashing on a trashed, distortion-fueled acoustic, psychedelic lullabiesand an expanding collection of "lo-budget videos" (really just large ragged comic books drawn by Jeffrey, which are held up and shown to the audience), as well as sporadic and unlikely cover songs. ARE YOU SOLD ON THIS ONE YET?

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Last Updated 13 May 2005