Music Listings: 17th August – 23rd August

Gigs of the Week • Monday, Tuesday, Music Days!

Written by Katie Weatherall

Monday 17th August
The XX and Trailer Trash Traceys
Hoxton Hall, London

Prepare to ponder life’s big questions against a white noise soundtrack from melancholic pop rockers, The xx, who are cornering the market with their sterling recent debut LP release and newcomers Trailer Trash Traceys.

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Tuesday 18th August
Pearl Jam and Gomez
O2 Arena, London

Some say we’re due nu-grunge as a genre?! Whether this be the case or not, a bit of nostalgic singing along to Pearl Jam, from behind your greasy fringe never goes out of style. Feel free to be less enthusiastic about their support, Gomez.

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Wednesday 19th August
Junior Boys
The Garage, London

Canadian electro-bleepists, Junior Boys, fulfil a demand for the intellectual and underground whilst producing a tune that the best of us can tap our toes to.

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Thursday 20th August
Animal Collective and Gang Gang Dance
Brixton Academy, London

Ahead of headlining Green Man (look out for the festival review next week) this weekend, the epically fantastic Animal Collective are kind enough to treat London to one of their amazing live outings. With NYC art-noisers Gang Gang Dance – genius programming!

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Friday 21st August
Beach House, Vetiver and The Papercuts
Union Chapel, London

Lush girl-boy Baltimore duo, Beach House fill this church venue with their spine chillingly beautiful pop, and with the equally atmospheric Vetiver and The Papercuts on the bill, you’ll be sure to have a spiritual experience.

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Saturday 22nd August
Duke Garwood and The Ladywoodsmen, The Exploits of Elaine and Sixtoes
Café Oto, London

Continuing our love of all things Dalston, spooky blues man Duke Garwood gives us a delectable excuse to return to E8. The avant-folk support acts, of Elaine and Sixtoes, only add to the allure.

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Sunday 23rd August
Alabama 3, Kate Miller-Heidke and Sam Lewis
Open Air Theatre, London

Provided the weather is grand, this should be a fine weekend closer with A3 providing swamp rock, bluegrass, Aussie alt songstress Miller-Heidke pulling up the pop corner and Nashville’s Lewis sprinkling some country-soul.

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