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Music Preview: Mariee Sioux Gigs Galore

By London_DaveK Last edited 110 months ago
Music Preview: Mariee Sioux Gigs Galore
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Having treated audiences at the May 2007 All Tomorrow's Parties' "ATP vs. The Fans" festival to her gentle brand of Northern Californian folk, Mariee Sioux returns to the UK this week to play a series of London gigs. A childhood friend of Rough Trade favourite Alela Diane, Sioux also grew up in the mountainous, artist-friendly town of Nevada City, a landscape which can be heard speaking through both singer's works. With a languid step down from Diane's soulful intensity, Sioux' wispy tales paint a picture of western America drifting in time somewhere between the present and just after the gold rush.

For music fans there are probably few better ways to spend a lazy Sunday than at one of our favourite indie venues, The Luminaire, which tomorrow plays host to The Local's Shhh! Alldayer. Mariee is scheduled to perform sometime in the middle of the day, but with more than ten other acts performing on the same bill, why risk missing her when you can show up for the midday start time and enjoy a whole day of like-minded tunes? If for some reason you don't make it out of bed until 5 p.m. (don't worry, we understand), Sioux will be performing the same evening at Filthy McNasty's in Islington.

A full listing of all Mariee Sioux gigs this week follows:

Sunday, 27 January 2008

Shhh! Alldayer at The Luminaire, 311 Kilburn High Road, NW6 7JR. Doors midday, £7.

Sunday, 27 January 2008

All Aboard The Mudlark at Filthy McNasty's, 68 Amwell St, EC1R 1UU. Doors 6 p.m., free.

Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Electro Acoustic at The Slaughtered Lamb, 34-35 Great Sutton St, EC1V 0DX. Doors 8 p.m., £5.

Thursday, 31 January 2008

The Local at Green Note, 106 Parkway, NW1 7AN. 7:30 p.m., £7.

Image courtesy of freekorps' Flickr photostream.

Last Updated 26 January 2008