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Music Listings: 12th – 18th October

Gigs you might like this week

Written by Katie Weatherall

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Monday 12 October, capsule Pamelia Kurstin/Pete Drungle, Café Oto

Theremin viruoso, Pamelia Kurstin teams up with award-winning composer, pianist, multi-instrumentalist and producer Pete Drungle in this premier live performance in a lovely Dalston setting. Kurstin creates layer-upon-layer of exotic otherworldly noises and haunting improvised melodies, with an almost operatic, voice-like quality. A sound to behold!

Tuesday 13th October, Alan Pownall, Pure Groove

This guy looks set to be the next young Londoner to make it big. All the credentials are there; signed to Young & Lost, backed by Adele, DJ support provided by Laura Marling, has opened for Florence & the Machine and he does a blinding cover of Beyonce’s Singles Ladies, above. Not to name drop or anything.

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Wednesday 14th October, David Gest, Hammersmith Apollo

This is so bizarre, that it’s got Amelia’s Magazine’s backing. Weirdo Gest hosts an evening of music including classic soul and R&B singer, Ben E ‘Stand By Me’ King, free newspaper pin-up Peter Doherty and indie boys, The Rumble Strips, above. You couldn’t make this stuff up.

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Thursday 15th October, Micachu and the Shapes, Scala

Guildhall-trained Micachu triumphantly brings her alt.pop grime-y electro self along with The London Sinfonietta on the tour of her dazzlingly inventive debut album, ‘Jewellery.’ Support comes from fellow sonic pioneers and Mercury music prize nominated, The Invisible.

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Friday 16th October, The Slits, ULU

Amelia’s Magazine are overjoyed to have the original female punk band back on our stereos – read the album review here – and think this gig will be unmissable. Support is in the form of chaotic, darkwave pop from former Test Icicles man Rory Brattwell’s new band Kasms and instrument-swapping, all-gal group Pens.

Peta Webb & Ken Hall

Saturday 17th October, Kit & Cutter, The Deptford Arms

Venture to this South East and you will experience the most unique night out of your life. Playing at this ramshackle folk night are north London husband-and-wife duo Peta Webb and Ken Hall singing unaccompanied traditional Irish and American songs presented in a warm and beguiling way, ably assisted by folk activist and banjo player Ed Hicks.

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Sunday 18th October, Oxjam, New Cross Inn

Staying South East, why not pay your dues to Oxjam and check out Rubella, punky girl rockers fond of dressing in school uniform, along with riffy alt.rockers We The Faceless and pop-punkers Stick Man Army. That’ll round your gigging week off nicely.

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