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'The Gig List' : Goddontlikeit's Anthony Chalmer's New Weekly Blog

Rioters, there is a new voice amongst us. We wanted more music on the site, we wanted a weekly recommendations of the best gigs. So we chatted up man about town and 'God Don't Like It' promotional whirlwind Anthony Chalmers. Take it away Chalmers, let's take this blog for a walk!

So to introduce myself. My name's Anthony Chalmers I'm a London based promoter, DJ, label owner, gig goer & general music guy!

Tuesday 1st December I went down to the Betsy Trotwood for The Allotment. Run by bloggers Lynn (For Folks Sake) & Anika (Anika in London) host this monthly night has great folk acts and lots of goodies. Home made cakes, bags, art & all sort of things!

This month Caitlin Rose was headlining with what I think is her second UK show. Signed to 'Names' label (Alela Diane & She Keeps Bee's) with support from Tristram & Maryland who were both damn good too.

In fact it was great all round! Watch out for Caitlin and the Allotment in future.

If folk isn't your thing and want something a bit more experimental then Deer Tick are playing at The Bordline with support from Megafaun. I heard brilliant things about Deer Tick's support slot from Port O'Brian at Scala earlier this month.

What else? Hmm. Wednesday? No, no seem can't see anything too exciting! Moving on!

No stop the press! Wednesday lives. Let's give Brave Exhibitions a shout who are doing a night at Catch. Certainly not everyone's cup of tea but they are doing something that no one else is really doing and thats gotta be commendable! They focus on No-Wave, Cold Wave & out there Dark Electro.

Then Thursday there is one gig that is a massive not to missed. The mighty Yo La Tengo playing an 'instore' at Rough Trade East. Doors are at 7:00 but I'm going to be there on the dot of 6:00 to stand a chance of getting a wristband. It's free entry too.

After that I'm off to DJ downstairs at Old Blue Last but apart from that if you want to see some bands I reckon The Victorian English Gentleman's Club with Tap Tap supporting at The Lexington is the one to go to.

Friiiiiday... think it's all about School of the Seven Bells at The ICA who until the other day I thought were pretty overrated but I've been won over!

Saturday there is a couple of big shows with some amazing bands, Fever Ray at The Kentish Town Forum has got to be the best one and there is an afterparty till late with the chap from FR on playing tunes till half 1 at the Lock Tavern and thats free for everyone.

On Sunday it's one of mine and it's a good'un! It's the end of year party for my folk nights The Moonshine Jamboree. Playing live are Left With Pictures, Jake Bellows (of Neva Dinova), Tristram, Dry the River & Mathew and the Atlas.

Everything will be done up nice with Xmas décor, mince pies, game and the like. Starts early at 4:00.

Monday Dec 7th is probably one of the most clashing days for gigs this year I think with at least 7 or 8 gigs I'd love to go to! But narrowing them down to a couple.... A Place to Bury Strangers are playing an 'instore' at Rough Trade East which is bound to be loud and amazing and Dirty Three & Josh T Pearson playing at the Queen Elizabeth Hall.

One last shout out! I gave a shout to one of my acts earlier, Tristram.

Here he is playing Freebutt in Brighton. But if you wanna see more check out ... or just come to the Jamboree on Sunday. I'll see you there!

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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