Thursday Gig Guide

By london_ken Last edited 167 months ago
Thursday Gig Guide

A disappointing night at the Brits for London acts, unless you count the Brummie with the faux-Cockney accent Mike Skinner aka The Streets, who won the Best British Male Solo Artist award. The Londonist office is divided on The Streets so we won't say any more lest a fist-fight break out. In the international categories, the entertaining Scissor Sisters cleaned up in the Best Group, Best Album and Best Newcomer categories. The Brits site contains a full list of winners and nominees, for those who are interested.

The Brits always manages to throw up some stupid results (and we mean really stupid, rather than the usual pop-stupid) and this year was no exception, with Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers' Angels being voted the best song of the past 25 years. Williams was quoted by the BBC report as saying, "I'm just amazed that my career keeps going." You're not the only one, Robbie. You are not the only one by a long, long shot...

And in unrelated news, the band with the commercial-suicidal name, Selfish C**t, play FROG this Saturday night. The duo are now a trio, so pop along and have a gawp. You should know the score by now: FROG takes place at the Mean Fiddler (165 Charing Cross Road), 11pm-4am, entry is only available on the door and there's no dress code. Entry depends on what time you turn up and whether or not you have a flyer, but starts at a fiver. Check out the FROG website for details.

If you're looking for something to do tonight, The Chavs are playing a gig at the Half Moon (10 Half Moon Lane) in Herne Hill. If you're wondering, this isn't the 'indie supergroup' that formed last year, this is the original band, whose name was stolen off them by Carl Barat and co.

And finally, tomorrow night sees the monthly Club Hedonistic gig/club night take place in its now regular venue, the Islington Bar Academy. A secret headliner will be announced tomorrow, but it's worth going just to see the originators of the night, Hedon, especially when you consider that entry is free.

Last Updated 10 February 2005