Thursday, February 25, 2010

Gigs. Gigs. Gigs. This is a post about gigs.

There's a bucket full of great gigs on in Birmingham next week (w/c 1st March) and, although I'm normally too darn lazy to do such a thing, here's my personal pick:

Monday 1st March - Los Campesinos / Swanton Bombs / Islet @ The Rainbow, Digbeth (Los Campesinos play ace perky indie pop...and some equally ace miserable stuff as well. Music to dance and slit your throat to. Now that's value. Backing comes from the hotly tipped and rather mysterious Islet)

Tuesday 2nd March - Heaven 17 @ Leamington Spa (performing all of their classic album Penthouse & Pavement...lack of finances, a failure to blag a guestlist reviewer's place and logistical considerations make this one look so close and yet so far. Maybe they'll come to Brum next time?).

Wednesday 3rd March - Girls / Spectrals / Circus Town @ The Hare & Hounds (San Fran fuzz pop from former 'Children of God' cult member).

Thursday 4th March - The Miserable Rich / Dan Whitehouse @ The Glee Club (The Miserable Rich are, quite possibly, my favourite band in the WORLD right now. Go and see them and find out why...I'll be the one in the front row, rocking backwards and forwards gently).

Friday 5th March - The XX @ Academy (Boy meets girl. Boy sings to girl. It's a new wave boy / girl thing).

Saturday 6th March - Nick Harper @ The Hare & Hounds (acoustic legend - and son of Roy - keeps it real).

There's probably a whole heap more gigs next week, for some reason everyone seems to come out of the woodwork in March, but that's enough for any chap (or chappette) to cope with. Enjoy.

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