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Music Listings: 9th – 15th November

Gigs to enjoy around London this week

Written by Katie Weatherall

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Monday 9th November, web Jarvis Cocker, Village Underground

The former Pulp man is relocating the piece he performed recently in the French capital to Shoreditch. This three-day event sees members of the public BYI (bring your own instrument) to participate in on-the-spot improv accompanying various types of exercise classes. Cocker’s artist mates will also be joining this eccentric project at various points, culminating in a concert on Wednesday evening. For more info go to www.jarviscocker.net

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Tuesday 10th November, Flaming Lips + Stardeath And White Dwarfs, The Troxy

Wayne Coyne and his nutjob crew tote their brand new album, ‘Embryonic’, which hears them return to their ’60s/’70s psych-rock influences. In a fine display of nepotism, Coyne’s nephew, Dennis fronts support band SAWD, who play not radically dissimilar space rock, with a country-rock tinge.

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Wednesday 11th November, Gonzales + Akira The Don, The Pigalle Club

With recent achievements including a 27-hour performance and keyboard duel with Andrew WK, Parisian keyboard whizz Gonzales is something of an extreme pianist. This is the second installment in a four-week run of his ‘piano talk shows’. Each week Gonzales has a different guest and tonight it is the turn of Brummie laptop rapper Akira The Don and hula hooper, Marawa The Amazing. Quite a unique night of entertainment.

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Thursday 12th November, Vladislav Delay + Food + Eyebrow, Union Chapel

Aka Sasu Ripatti, the Berlin-based Finnish composer of minimal electronica who’s worked with everyone from Massive Attack to Black Dice and Ryuichi Sakamoto is in the UK for a rare appearance. The show is co-headlined by British-Norwegian ambient jazz outfit, Food and trumpet/drums duo Eyebrow are in support.

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Friday 13th November, David Cronenberg’s Wife + Gyratory System + Deathray Trebuchay + Jamie N Commons, The Windmill

Defy the myth of Friday the 13th with the lucky line-up of Tom Mayne’s Fall-inspired, antifolkers who headline, playing from recent second album, ‘Hypnagogues’. Support from Andrew Blick’s experimental electronica as Gyratory System, and Balkan gypsy brass from Deathray Trebuchay.

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Saturday 14th November, Lucky Dragons, ICA

The freaky, trance-inducing, electro-psychedelia from LA’s Lucky Dragons, is a beguilingly delicate take on Arthur Russell‘s and Four Tet‘s avant pop. Their last ICA visit saw them set-up stage in the middle of the audience as opposed to the actual stage, making for a ‘no fourth wall’ performance. This is the opening night of a nine-day festival of experimental music and sound throughout the ICA, with performances, workshops and discussions.

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Sunday 15th November, Atlas Sound + Sian Alice Group, Cargo

Atlas Sound is the 4AD-signed solo project of the often controversial Deerhunter front man Bradford Cox, who plays a strange, haunting strand of psychedelic pop as heard on recent second album, ‘Logos’. Support comes from London quartet working their driving mix of psych rock, pastoral nu-folk and grooves.

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