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The Gig List 3: Anthony Chalmers lines up the week's best London gigs

This is the new blog that tells you the sweetest London gigs for the next seven days. God don't like it, but we do. Here's the hardest music Elf since Little Richard...Anthony Chalmers

Right I'm busy! Got that! Busy! So let's get straight in!


Tonight I'm at Old Blue Last for A Genuine Freakshow, Hryst & One Fathom Down. It's all free entry and 3 v good bands. Bit of Post-rock, bit of Surf, bit of experimental rock. All good stuff!

There is also the amazing Peggy Sue with Tristram & Curly Hair on The Tamesis Dock for Rockfeedback's Xmas party but thats just about sold out I think so not point plugging that one too much! Also Devendra Barnhart, A Place to Bury Strangers & The Forest & the Trees all playing!


On Wednesday there is a lot of good stuff on but one show boaststhe best line ups of the year I think! It's the End of the Road Xmas Party at Cargo. Headlined by a rare live show by Lift to Experience frontman Josh T Pearson with one of my favorite bands of the year Joe Gideon and the Shark as main support (Check out their album Harum Scarum is amazing) and Esben & the Witch first up who will be one of my favorite bands of next year no doubt! Definitely a night not to be missed.

Apart from that The Wave Pictures at The George Tavern is bound to be lovely.


On Thursday I'l be heading up to The Luminaire for the Songkick Xmas party with Special guests playing who I can't announce but it will be ace! Think there is still list available if you email the chaps at Songkick not sure about that though!

Seems to be quite a few other ace gigs round and about with Amiina at Shoreditch Church which will be lovely and Slow Club's Xmas show at Union Chapel with Lulu and Lampshades also playing who are brilliant.

Also if fancy a night off from bands and want more of a club atmosphere check out A Rebours at Catch which in no time at all has become a must go night for East London clubbers and fashion types. Is full of gorgous people and decent music without being overly pretentious and everyone has a good time.

(editor's note: 'A Rebours' pretty much means 'up your bum' in French and is the title of an influential, decadent novel by JK Huysmans. Run-Riot, keeping the wolves of ignorance from your (back) door)


On Friday is only ONE place to be and that's my Xmas party! Really realy excited about it! We have Hook & the Twin, Drum Eyes, Teeth of the Sea & There Will be Fireworks all playing live plus DJ's from GDLI, Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump, A Rebours, Glimmer Sisters, Offset & Experimental Circle Club!! Basically massive good times. Opens at 9 goes till late.

There is some other ace things on but I'm not going to give em a mention! Okay okay if you don't fancy that I'd say the Bearded Magazine Xmas party at 93 Feet East as Misty's Big Adventure are playing AND it's free!


On Sat I'm Djing somewhere or another in Whitechapel was a bunch of other friendly face. Can't remember where or what it is to be honest but it's my friend Jody's night and looks like will be good times!

Apart from that and generally feelings of wanting to die with hangover after Friday there doesn't seem to be tons on... I'm sure there just I'm not seeing it to be honest my internet keeps on cutting out so can't check it out ho-hum. Just leave it there then ay!


Sunday is one of those days with just soooooooooo much on! I think I'm going to go to the Forum to see The Horrors with HTRK & Lung Rotter & Seven which should be REALLY good. Apart from that is the Dice Club Xmas party with Romance and some other bands which looks like good fun.... was one other thing I thought looked ace on the 20th.. Can't find out as no internet... ah well those two are winners anyway!


By the 21st things are really starting to wind down before Xmas but I've got one last show and that's an experimental sound art noise night at Catch with 4 artists doing brand new compositions to celebrate the Winter Solstice. Not for the faint hearted but if you go in with an open mind you might just enjoy it a lot! Free entry too.

That's about it! I've just confirmed the amazing Jookabox to play in London on 25th of Feb at Queen of Hoxton check out his brilliant video here:


If you want to get in touch with me for one reason or another you can drop me a line anthony@goddontlikeit.com or on my'seb'site ...

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