Because I need music like an alcoholic needs alcohol, or a coffee fiend needs coffee, or a squirrel needs nuts, or leaves need trees… (etc etc) I have a few planned shows lined up:
11/11/08: Okkervil River @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire: They’re playing with The Dodos, who are also supposedly very good; I need to give them a proper listen. This gig was a bit of an impulse buy. I hadn’t got much lined up next week, so I thought I might as well pay out and go to this. I’ve never seen Okkervil River live before, but judging from the videos I’ve seen it should be an amazing show. The only thing I dislike is that it’s at Shepherd’s Bush, which isn’t in walking distance (most shows are). Sheperd’s Bush is also quite big and doesn’t allow professional cameras, so no photos from me for this one.
Emmy the Great @ Rough Trade East 13/11/08: I’ve liked Emmy for ages so it’ll be great to finally hear her to play. I love Rough Trade for putting on all these instores.
Chairlift @ Pure Groove 18/11/08: A lunch time instore to wedge in between the 3 hours of Economics I have that day.
Jay Jay Pistolet @ Pure Groove 18/11/08: An evening, post-economics, show. Similarly to Emmy the Great, I’ve liked Jay Jay for ages now, so I’m looking forward to hearing him play.
Andrew Bird @ St Giles Church 20/11/08: This sold out pretty quick, so I’m glad I got a ticket. I’m really excited about hearing Mr Bird, especially in a church. The acoustics will be beautiful, I’m sure.
I’m From Barcelona @ Scala 25/11/08: I haven’t got a ticket yet, but I’ll probably go. It’s on a Tuesday and I have Wednesdays off, so I might as well go. I haven’t heard their new record but I love their old stuff, and I’m sure it’ll be a party. I’ve never been to Scala before but I think it’s in walking distance and I think it allows photography, so that’s good enough for me.
Women @ Pure Groove 26/11/08: I’ve only heard a few of their songs but they seem like they’ll be fun, and it’s free and 10minutes walk away. I love Pure Groove.
Beach House + Jana Hunter @ Cargo 2/11/08: I’m so ridiculously excited for this! I love Beach House, and Cargo is a pretty nice venue in walking distance from me. I almost saw Jana Hunter in March, so it’ll be nice to hear her play too. I’m hoping Beach House bring their LP with them for me to buy. It’s one of my favourite records this year and I don’t even own it.
Pure Groove sometimes have to cancel/move their instores around, they did have Florence & The Machine and Soy Un Caballo listed, I’m not sure what happened. I’ll probably go to any other instores that come up. Loney, Dear are doing a show at Old Blue Last which I might go to, and Slow Club are playing at Union Chapel, so I might get a ticket for that too.