I think we can officially say it’s a crap day out there today with only tonight’s Mudhoney show at Koko to lift the steadily encroaching autumn blues. Tickets are still available for tomorrow if you fancy a heavy dose of SuperFuzz BigMuff.
There’s some additional good news just brought to us by a man wearing a horse’s head to say that there’s a rare chance to catch mediaval mayhem merchants Circulus at Health and Happiness (the recommended monthly intake of country, bluegrass, blues and other music for uplifting gourmandizers) on Tuesday 20th. Except it’s not Circuluc it’s the Orchestra of Attis. Only it’s not them it’s Circulus. Only they’re playing as… Oh sod it just get yourselves down to the Social on Little Portland Street from 7 when you can also catch the very wonderful, countrified guitar pop of Michaelmas.
Oh, yeah. It’s all FREE!
If you prefer your tunes somewhat more serious then everybody’s favourite funsters Starsailor play Brixton on 18th November in support of their riotous new long player On The Outside.
Even more seriousness from long faced dance dirgemeisters The Prodigy who now have an official residency at Brixton having just added a fourth date for Sunday 4th September.
We’re pretty sure that Missy Elliot won’t be smiling either when she takes her full entourage (that’s about eight gazillion people then) to Hammersmith for a one night stand at the Apollo on 10th October. Criminey that’s soon.
Franz Ferdinand have seen fit to add a third date at Alexandra Palace on December 2nd. Since the associated music press continue to do their bit to stop illegal downloading by announcing that the new Franz LP has been leaked online (no names though because that would be telling wouldn’t it), the guys are obviously terrified that no one will buy it so they’re going to make up the lost sales in more expensive ticket sales.
If you prefer your ear drums perforated then prog metal thrash titans Mastodon will be rocking the foundations of the Scala on 5th December. Thank you thank you thank you as they should be playing some new material finally.
And finally one for you country folks. Jeff Tweedy turns up at Shepherd’s Bush for a solo show on November 22nd. Wilco’s double live 23 track Kicking Television will be released on November 1.
And that’s us. Wrap up warm folks and spend all your money on gig tickets.