Booking Ahead

By london_ken Last edited 157 months ago
Booking Ahead

America are going crazy about them, but on this side of the pond we aren't too sure yet. Find out what all the hype is about as Clap Your Hands Say Yeah announce a UK Tour. An art rock band not a million miles away from Talking Heads, you can catch the Clap at their November 22 London date at ULU here (TK)

The Fugees play the Hammersmith Apollo on 14th December playing live together for the first time in oooh, god knows how many years. Tickets went on sale late last week and still haven't sold out. Do they not have the pull anymore or is it something to do with the hefty £36 price tag. In any case tickets can be bought via Ticketmaster. (TK)

Following on from the hugely successful Don't Look Back season, the curators for next May's All Tomorrow's Parties have just been announced and, boy, has Londonist creamed its collective shorts over this one (that's not entirely true but we're certainly a little sticky down here in the music dungeon). The weekend of 12-14 will be the brainchild of Mudhoney, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and a special guest we're told could well be the John Spencer Blues Explosion; the following weekend Ween, Sleater-Kinnney and The Shins will be doing the honours. It's a Sub Pop supersize me affair and we CAN'T WAIT. More details from the ATP site. (MM)

If you didn't already know tussle haired pop rockers Bon Jovi will become the first act to headline the new Wembley Stadium on the 11th July and they've even asked the Stones to support them. We can hear Keef laughing his arse off right now. The expensive seats have already gone but should you have a spare £40 and a yearning for a mighty chorus then you know what to do. (MM)

Ska-tastic Scousers, The Dead 60's will no doubt be playing a few tracks off their eponymous debut at the Electric Ballroom on December 8th and the highly respected MC Roots Manuva plays the Forum on the 23rd November before supporting Franz at the Ally Pally. There's also a return to the capital from Scotland's finest, by which of course we mean Teenage Fanclub (go on, admit it. You thought we were going to say Stiltskin), at Koko on the 22nd November. After a distinctly mediocre third album and tour to follow, Doves return for their customary Christmas jaunt (oh Lord did we just say Christmas) at the Hammersmith Apollo on the 7th December. All we're saying is: Jimi. Get a haircut! Alternatively if you like your skull crushed, your nerves shattered and your ears bleeding then Part Chimp and Todd will be providing some soul-splitting Sabbathery and noisecore mayhem at the Barfly on the 26th November. And not a (stupid) haircut in sight.(MM)

Lastly keep 11th November free as there are rumours Explosions In The Sky may be playing a solo date that night somewhere in town. We'll let you know as soon as we hear otherwise but you don't want to be missing it now do you? DO YOU? (MM)

Last Updated 07 October 2005