Mid Week Music News

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Mid Week Music News

Well it's a delectable diversity of delicacies for your discerning palates this week; a week that's already seen Jacko walk free and brought the news that Christina Aguilera's music has been used during 'interrogations' at Guantanamo Bay. Obviously the US army has never heard of Daniel Beddingfield or they'd have had the war resolved in a few minutes. But enough of the cheap shots and on with the good stuff.

What more could you all want for hors d'oeuvres than the news that Rog has packed up his differences with Dave and that the Floyd will be getting back on stage together for the first time in 20 years for Live 8. See, we told you that something good would come of it. It's the Floyd Man! The Floyd! - cue sound of the Londonist Dungeon door being kicked in by angry readers. Apparently it's been on the cards for a while with Mr Waters himself saying that it could be a laugh. Which goes to prove that the old goat does have a sense of humour after all.

There have been a couple of recent additions to the Don't look Back season. Gang Of Four will play Entertainment in it's entirety on September 24th at the Barbican and The Lemonheads will run through It's A Shame About Ray at the Shepherd's Bush Empire on the 15th. Altogether now: Doo do doo do doo etc.

ATP have also recently announced the line up for their Nighmare Before Christmas shows at Camber Sands, December 2, 3 and 4. Curated by The Mars Volta it's an eclectic line up as might be expected. Those expecting a mixture of off the wall jazz and bone crushing metal will not be surprised to find the likes of Jaga Jazzist, and Acid Mothers Temple or The Fucking Champs on the list

but there are also shows from Diamanda Galas, The Cinematic Orchestra and Londonist faves Weird War. The full line up is here and The Mars Volta may or may not be playing naked and singing purely in Latin. It's likely to be an early Crimble treat.

The Pipettes are always a treat so more news of how you can see them for free on the other side.

Club Hedonistic will be at the Bar Academy Islington this Friday for their Glastonbury warm up in support of Oxfam. Entry is free and doors from 7 with DJs playing after the bands have finished from 7 till 11. The very lovely Pipettes headline over the cosmically charged rock'n' roll of Spain's Anotherstory and an acoustic set from the orchestral sundrenched Gods Of The Radio. There's also mention of a surprise special guest appearance. Glasto, Oxfam, well it could be all sorts of people. Perhaps you should go along to see.

Club Hedonistic has become an established part of London's new music scene during the last year, promoting the best rising talent alongside unsigned bands. No egos, no pay-to-play nonsense and no profits to be made. Just a guaranteed full house and great bands. It's all for the love of music. Last month's packed out show featured Pure Reason Revolution, Seachange and the monumental debut of Rises. Other breaking acts to have dazzled the night include Editors, The Boxer Rebellion, Echelon and The Boyfriends, who are all set to play Glasto this year. C'mon, d'ya need another reason?

And if that's not enough rock'n'roll for you official friends of The Kaiser Chiefs and darlings of the music press, The Cribs will be at Frog this Saturday at the Mean Fiddler, 10pm till 4am. Catch 'em whilst they're still either a) small or b) still here.

Also just announced is the Magic Numbers latest tour. Not content with wowing festival crowds, winning Londonist album of the week awards and generally being lovely they've decided to head off on a full trek around this Island Nation of ours. The Happy Hippy Trail hits Shepherd's Bush Empire on the 18th October.

A quick word ahead of the 2nd July when if you head down to the Marquee you'll be able to spend the day with a host of bands fronted by lovely girlies. Schmoof, Piney Gir, E-Bru, Skinks & The Schla La Las will all be there and we'll bring you the full round up and more links when we have it.

And lastly let's wash the whole lot down with a soothing splash of summery sweetnes from Saint Etienne and Annie at Kokos this Thursday from 7. Londonist loves them both. The last time we mentioned Annie the boss started jumping up and down and making odd squeaky sounds that did not impress the missus. And he is a man of impecable taste.

Last Updated 15 June 2005