Tom Du Croz from LondonGigGuide selects five free gigs around town this week.
Monday 19 May
French for Rabbits, The Finsbury, Manor House
We first chanced across this band a couple of weeks ago and this track really staye with us. Despite the name, French for Rabbits are a New Zealand band, who will be heading home soon, so don’t miss them at the Finsbury. It is a free gig but you need to get tickets in advance from this link. @FrenchforRabbit, @TheFinPub.
Tuesday 20 May
Climbing Boys, Shacklewell Arms, Dalston
This is dreamy post punk from east London. The free gig is to launch their new single ‘Conjoining Rite’. @climbingboys, @ShacklewellArms
Friday 23 May
High Tyde, The Monarch, Camden
This track is from the ‘Trixx’ EP, which is available for free download from the band’s Soundcloud page. They’re a brilliant band from Brighton who will perform in Camden tonight. @wearehightyde, @camdenmonarch
Saturday 24 May
Tankus the Henge & Gypsy Dynamite, The Hootananny, Brixton
This weeks DOUBLE BILL. Tankus the Henge – purveyors of excellent carnival/gypsy/baltic swing. They are know for their rabble rousing live performances. Gypsy Dynamite - playing a wide repertoire of gypsy jazz, spanish and Italian music all rearranged in and performed with gusto! The gig is free if you arrive before 10pm. @tankusthehenge, @GypsyDynamite, @HootanannyBrix
Sunday 25 May
Mara Simpson, The Harrison, Kings Cross
This track is this week’s shameless favourite. Listening to this woman’s voice is like being wrapped in a warming inviting quilt, you should definitely see her performance at The Harrison. @MaraDMusic, @theharrisonfolk
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