Well it's been an eventful week for Londonist's favourite court jester Pete No-showherty and his Babydimples. Firstly there was a no show at the Big Gay Out. And then he's been reported to have had a fight with some guys and had to hide in a shop, had a bust up with his manager, fired the band, and fallen out again with Yoko, sorry, Kate. The Boobyshimples single Fuck Forever is still apparently scheduled to be released on the 15th August although at this rate it'll be lucky if it makes the bottom 20. So what are the chances of Crazy Pete making it to the Cool list at the end of this year. What are the chances of Pete making it to the end of this year?
Elsewhere lots of other stuff happened but we ceased to care since it was announced that harmonious indie pop heroes Big Star will be releasing their first studio album, In Space, in 27 years on September 26th. It almost didn't seem worth reporting back on anything else and then a quick read of the excellent Drowned In Sound brought a ray of soul cleansing sunshine searing through the Londonist Music dungeon. Not only has it been announced that Four Tet will be headlining a show at the Hammersmith Palais on Thursdsay 10th November (which will be keeping the boss happy for months), but he's being supported by one of the best live bands on any planet today Explosions In The Sky. A friend of ours once described them as the best sex you've EVER had but as music. And we're pretty sure they've had some damn fine sex in their time.
So rejoice one and all and then take the jump to see what else is coming up for your aural delectation.
EitS pic by Alex Stephens
Those red and White Stripes will be putting Satan behind them at the Hammersmith Apollo on the 5th November and Alexandra Palace on the 8th and 9th. Tickets go on sale Friday.
Icelandic wonderkids Sigur Ros tour in support of their new album Takk, taking in Brixton on November 9th. If you're looking for something to do on the 9th we suggest GO SOUTH! If you stay south for a couple of days you can catch Billy Idol on the 11th. Yes, apparently he really is still alive.
Cheekly chappies Supergrass play new material at the Hammersmith Apollo on October 13th and supremo stoners, the Dandy Warhols play Cargo on August 30th to support their awesome new single Smoke It although if you want to go you'd better be prepared to sell your soul for a ticket.
A bit of club news for you next. First off a new club night at the Buffalo Bar, Islington - a joint venture between Video and Artwork moguls Type2error and Chichester's finest, Hope of the States. The opening night, this Saturday, will feature live sets from Battle and an exclusive UK performance from HotS. Tickets are £5 on the door only, it's 8.30 till 2.00 and promises to be treat.
However if you're more central and fancy a late night at the Mean Fiddler you can catch Clor and the Cazals at Frog between 11 and 4am. Just in time for a coffee and the first train home.
If you prefer to stay south of the river those rather wonderful folks at Plum Promotions will be launching a new home for the best in new and unsigned bands at Brixton's Plan B (418 Brixton Road) this Autumn. They'll be launching it on the 4th August with shows from Calculator, The Fallout Trust and Christian Silva. Entry is free and doors open at 7.30. Go.