Upcoming gigs - the 2017 edition


So we’re now into a fresh year of gig going. So what have you got marked on the calendar?

Mixed bag for me, veering from twee indie-folk to classic American rock via thrash metal, garage rock and tone deaf mancunians.

Aberfeldy @ Hug & Pint
Randolphs Leap @ Broadcast
Anthrax @ Barrowland
Michael Cassidy @ King Tut’s
Pulled Apart By Horses @ King Tut’s
Japandroids @ The Garage
The Stone Roses @ Hampden (my mate really wanted to go, ok)
Tom Petty @ Hyde Park

There’s a few mibbes as well including Helmet, New Model Army and Enter Shikari and whatever Radiohead are doing on Glasgow Green.

Now step forward those with better taste and bigger plans…


I saw Randolph’s Leap in a church a few years ago at Long Division in Wakefield. He has some really great lyrics so it was nice to see him do an acoustic set in a quiet building, was definitely a standout of the day.

Only gig on the horizon at the moment is The Hotelier at the Wardrobe in Leeds. Might see if anyone I know is up for seeing Beach Slang as they’re in Leeds soon. Hoping to find a good festival to go to this summer, maybe somewhere abroad.


Oh, I already have such a list and there are other things cropping up all the time.

  • Camera and Spectres 12th January @ Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Brighton
  • LewesPsych Fest 21st January, Lewes
  • The Telescopes 25th January @ 100 Club
  • Boss Hog 3rd February @ Oslo
  • Teenage Fanclub 6th February @ La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris
  • Teenage Fanclub 17th February @ Luxor, Cologne
  • Teenage Fanclub 926th February @ Shepherds Bush Empire
  • Moon Duo 17th March @ Heaven
  • Spectres and Giant Swan 23rd March @ Birthdays
  • Factory Floor 30th March @ Heaven
  • Jesus and Mary Chain 5th April @ Shepherds Bush Empire
  • Damo Suzuki 10th May @ Moth Club
  • Loop 28th May @ Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
  • Buffalo Tom 9th June @ Islington Assembly Hall


just one booked so far…


Future of the Left/USA Nails - Cardiff
Grandaddy - Bristol
Part Chimp - Bristol


Nick Cave, Wellington (Jan)
PJ Harvey, Wellington (Jan)
The Pixies, Wellington (March)
Patti Smith, Melbourne (April)

Trying to decide if I can afford to see Springsteen in Auckland in late February.


27/1 - Steve Mason @ Barbican (although Fews are also playing Ramsgate that night, and I’d kind of prefer to go to that. So if anyone wants a Steve Mason ticket, give me a shout)
7/3 - Hamilton Leithauser @ Village Underground
10/3 - De La Soul @ Roundhouse
3/4 - Grandaddy @ Roundhouse
3/3 - Field Day
31/8-3/9 - End of the Road


Yip, a few so far.

Grandaddy in Newcastle.
Baby Chaos @ Tuts
Pulled Apart By Horses @ Tuts
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes somewhere in Glasgow
Ryan Hamilton - Hug N Pint.


Girl Band @ Summerhall Edinburgh
Pet Shop Boys @ clyde auditorium
Bob Dylan @ clyde auditorium


Oathbreaker - Brudenell 26th January
Oathbreaker - Star and Garter 27th January
Demdike Stare - Soup Kitchen 28th January
Trentemøller - Elysée Montmartre 31st January
The Radio Dept. - La Maroquinerie 1st February
The Flaming Lips - Bataclan 2nd February
Lindstrøm - Nuits Fauves 3rd February
Carla Dal Forno - Soup Kitchen 6th February
Touche Amore - Brudenell 21st February
Wild Nothing - Deaf Institute 24th February
Daphni - Soup Kitchen 2nd March
Austra - Deaf Institute 24th March
Francois and the Atlas Mountains - Soup Kitchen 29th March
Jens Lekman - Brudenell 30th March
Jens Lekman - Band on the Wall 31st March


The Radio Dept @ Scala
Mitski @ Electric Circus
Angel Olsen @ The Roundhouse

Probably the Factory Floor @ Heaven show too.


I have two gigs planned this year, which is precisely double the number of gigs I managed to attend last year.

The Divine Comedy @ London Palladium
Olly Murs @ Sussex County Cricket Ground


An unusually sparse list at the moment:

The Rural Alberta Advantage / The Lexington
The Radio Dept. / Scala
Meursault /The Lexington
Ben Frost and Daniel Bjarnason / Barbican Centre
Yann Tiersen / Royal Albert Hall

  • A bunch of Grateful Dead auxiliaries playing a classic 1967 live album in full, in a pub, in Derby.
  • John Cale doing The Velvet Underground and Nico in Liverpool
  • Glastonbury
  • Radiohead in Manchester

I’m also definitely going to get myself a Liverpool Psych Fest ticket.


Generación Suicida, Lughole, Sheffield, 9/1/17
Dillinger Escape Plan, Academy 2, Manchester, 20/1/17
The Hotelier, Gorilla, Manchester, 23/1/17
Oathbreaker, Star and Garter, Manchester 27/1/17
Pale Kids, AAE, Sheffield, 1/2/17
Tegan and Sara, Manchester, 14/2/17


Your France trip sounds amazing!


Thanks, it’s definitely a good week to be in Paris!


Got a couple which are a little way off, but I’m nonetheless excited about:

Black Peaks, early Feb
Foxing, mid March

Both at The Cookie in Leicester, which is becoming a really good little venue for attracting decent bands.


Only got 2 booked so far - De La Soul and KRS-One.

Hoping to see Dr Syntax & Pete Cannon in a few weeks too.

Oh and ArcTanGent again in the summer.


18/02: Omni - Shacklewell Arms
28/02: Jenny Hval - Rich Mix
17/03: Underworld - Alexandra Palace
23/03: Car Seat Headrest - Electric Ballroom
22/04: Clark - Electric Brixton
19/05: Metronomy - Brixton Academy
30/05: Primavera
21/06: Glastonbury
29/09: Justice - Brixton Academy