Music Choice: 19-25 April

By Amanda Last edited 100 months ago
Music Choice: 19-25 April

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We're back after a lengthy hiatus to tell you about gig happenings around London this week. And to remind you that the Ether Festival is on now at the Southbank until the 24th, so if all else fails, check it out!

If you're looking for a mellow start to your week, singer-songwriter husband-wife duo Trevor Moss and Hannah-Lou are at Union Chapel tonight opening for the Duke & the King.

If you’re going out at all this week, it’s probably Tuesday night, especially if you like anything remotely electronic. Brooklyn synth mongers Led Er Est are at the Brixton Windmill. Electro noiseniks Gold Panda are at Corsica Studios with Caribou. Fuck Buttons (whom we’ve said nice things about) are at Koko. The indomitable Robyn Hitchcock, backed by the Venus 3, is at Islington Academy. Labelmates on Iceland’s Bedroom Community Sam Amidon, Ben Frost, Nico Muhly, and Valgeir Sigurdson bring their Whale Watching Tour to the Barbican. Check the Barbican site for details, as the Whale Watchers have already been detained by volcanic ash from getting to their first two dates. Another round of Brooklyn boys, Bear in Heaven, bring their psych pop to the Lexington. And finally, LoneLady is playing Garage, which may be less hectic than her Stag and Dagger performance next month.

The rest of the week will look a bit tame in comparison. Indie popsters the Travelling Band are the Borderline, while Londoners Foreign Office are at the Notting Hill Arts Club. Alt-folkie Songdog is at Peter Parker’s. Alan Pownall rounds out your down tempo options by supporting Angus & Julia Stone at Shepherd’s Bush Empire.

Not at all down tempo, The Lodger will be going “ba ba ba” at Buffalo Bar on Friday. If you’d rather something with more programmed beats, Gold Blood will be at Koko as part of the NME tour.

After all of the dance party excitement of the week, why not end your Saturday night with David G. Cox’s sea chantey inspired songs at the Brixton Windmill? Your Sunday morning will thank you.

Last Updated 19 April 2010