Anyone with even a hint of taste and decency will know that the only time to drink Carling is after you've been atomised by a particularly nasty nuclear power station meltdown. And yet still their indominatable quest to tie up every concert venue in the country continues, as does their role as foremost sponsors of UK indie-guitar rock. As they have done for the past couple of years, they're endeavouring to kick off the summer silly season with the return of Carling Live 24. For those of you who don't know the drill it's a bunch of bands in a bunch of Carling venues over a single 24 hour period. Only it's not really a full 24 hours, a bit like the TV show.
Tickets go on sale on Tuesday 14th, you'll need to be registered with the Carling site if you want them and the line up, possibly not the most inventive we've ever seen, runs as follows:
Friday 28th April
19.00 - Kaiser Chiefs @ Brixton
22.00 - Ian Brown @ Islington
23.00 - Goldie Lookin' Chain @ Canvas
Saturday 29th April
04.30 - Breakfast (the meal, not a band) @ Proud Galleries
07.00 - Larrikin Love @ Barfly
11.00 - Dirty Pretty Things @ Islington
14.00 - Ordinary Boys @ Hammersmith Palais
16.00 - Razorlight @ Shepherd's Bush Empire
18.45 - Presumably the usual after shows pary that only a few can attend
If the above line up isn't cutting edge enough, Snow Patrol will be attempting to rerun Run at the Forum on the 5th and 6th April. Their Koko show sold out in 9 minutes, so a few fans left then.
If that's not hardcore enough for the floppy fringe brigade, there's always the supercool school dodgers, The Subways who've just thrown on an extra date at the Shepherd's Bush Empire on the 12th April.
For those of you not wishing to pay for your music - you naughty downloaders you, The Rifles are playing a free instore today at Camden's FOPP from 4, and San Francisco duo, Two Gallants are playing a free show at Highgate's The Boogaloo, but we're not exactly sure when.
Completing this week's indie cool post, XFM's Big Night Out returns on April 13 at Brixton with We Are Scientists, Towers Of London and The Feeling plus more XFM DJs than should be legal in an enclosed space. Tickets available from the XFM site as from now.