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 RÃ¶yksopp. Her live performances are renowned for being a little on the theatrical and wacky side, and are sure to be quite an experience.
Placebo 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.