Feature: Gig Rig

Well it”™s Friday again, which can only mean that it”™s time for another instalment of the Gig Rig, after scouring pages of t”™interweb to find the finest selection of live music coming to a town near you. Highlights this week:

Booka Shade
will be playing a one-off gig at the HMV Forum in London to make amends for their performance at the Lovebox festival, which had to be cut short due to crowd control problems. Tracks from the German duo”™s latest album, More!, have been featured in a number of playlists recently, and for good reason (it”™s frackin”™ awesome)!

Another artist who has been blogged about numerous times is Karin Dreijer Andersson (aka Fever Ray), who is also well known as vocalist for The Knife and her collaborations with Röyksopp. Her live performances are renowned for being a little on the theatrical and wacky side, and are sure to be quite an experience.

are currently on a worldwide tour playing at various music festivals across the globe, and will be stopping off in London on their travels. I”™ve found that some people seem to have an irrational hatred of the band, but personally I love their music and would love to see them live.

If shoegaze/post-rock is more your cup of tea (and you”™re in the London area) then I can thoroughly recommend This Will Destroy You and Red Sparowes.

Hit the link for this week”™s listings.

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[±] Bear In Heaven

    XOYO, London, Sat 21/08/10 @ 20:00

[±] The Besnard Lakes

    The Relentless Garage, London, Thu 19/08/10 @ 19:30

    Fleece, Bristol, Sun 22/08/10 @ 19:00

[±] Blonde Redhead

    O2 Shepherd”™s Bush Empire, London, Wed 29/09/10 @ 19:00

[±] Booka Shade

    HMV Forum, London, Fri 10/09/10 @ 20:00

[±] Feeder

    O2 Academy Bristol, Wed 27/10/10 @ 19:00

    O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London, Thu 28/10/10 @ 19:00

[±] Fever Ray

    O2 Academy Brixton, London, Wed 08/09/10 @ 19:00

[±] Graffiti6

    The Lexington, London, Wed 06/10/10 @ 19:00

[±] Imelda May

    Colston Hall, Bristol, Wed 22/09/10 @ 19:00

    HMV Forum, London, Fri 08/10/10 @ 19:00

[±] James Yuill / Silver Columns

    XOYO, London, Thu 28/10/10 @ 20:00

    Thekla, Bristol, Wed 03/11/10 @ 19:30

[±] Lau

    Colston Hall, Bristol, Sat 30/10/10 @ 20:00

[±] The Magic Numbers

    Anson Rooms, Bristol, Fri 24/09/10 @ 19:00

    O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London, Mon 11/10/10 @ 19:00

[±] Monarchy

    XOYO, London, Wed 22/09/10 @ 19:30

[±] Neon Indian

    Cargo, London, Thu 02/09/10 @ 19:00

[±] Ocean Colour Scene

    O2 Academy Bristol, Tue 28/09/10 @ 19:00

[±] Perfume Genius

    Bristol Cube, Thu 21/10/10 @ 19:30

[±] Placebo

    O2 Academy Brixton, London, Mon 27/09/10 @ 19:00

[±] Red Sparowes

    Scala, London, Sun 10/10/10 @ 19:30

[±] This Will Destroy You

    Underworld, Camden, London, Thu 30/09/10 @ 18:00


By Fozz

Fozz (real name Paul) is a lover of live music and gig-finder extraordinaire, who regularly contributes to Spotisfaction by updating the Gig Rig and submitting the occasional playlist. Fozz is often found lurking in a corner desperately clutching a 4-pack of beer. He bows to peer pressure way too easily when intoxicated, which usually results in disastrous yet comical consequences. Fozz loves burritos.