Mark K’s April Gig Guide!

Mark Kelly knows his current alternative music (if you don’t believe us check all the reviews he’s written for us!) but we thought you might want a look ahead as well as a recommend for next time. So he’s put together his ultimate guide to the gigs he wants to see in April – as if money and the inherent problems of bilocation, trilocation et al were no object! CPP - Mark K
All great stuff but look out for his personal Top Ten picks which feature also on our LONDON EVENTS page. Links go on to booking info, more images to come…

 

Date
Artist
Comments
Venue
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01/04/2015
Rival Sons
American heavy rock for the 21st Century
Chalk Farm Roundhouse
Therapy?
Ulster’s finest alternative metallers [*** cheeky bonus pick by Tim! ***]
Kings Cross Scala
MKA - Therapy (TB)
02/04/2015
The Subways
Ten years on from debut Young For Eternity, the Welwyn rockers promote their self-titled newie.
Shepherds Bush Empire
Hero Fisher
Unsigned folky dreampop *** MK’s TOP 10! ***
Bethnal Green Sebright Arms
MKA - Hero Fisher
Wolf People
Dark, progressive, psychedelic folk.
London 229 Club
03/04/2015
Wolf Alice
Grungey alternative rock.
Shepherds Bush Empire
04/04/2015
The Men They Couldn’t Hang
Agitprop folk rock *** MK’s TOP 10! ***
Shepherds Bush Empire
MKA - TMTCH
The Darling Buds
1980s Welsh indie
Kings Cross Lexington
Enablers
San Francisco based avant supergroup
London Electrowerkz
05/04/2015
The Darling Buds
1980s Welsh indie
Kings Cross Lexington
08/04/2015
The View
Scottish indie rock
Camden Koko
The Vaccines
The saviours of indie rock???
Brixton Electric
The Bohicas
Ambitious, arresting rock ‘n’ roll *** MK’s TOP 10! ***
London Social
MKS - The Bohicas
09/04/2015
Superfood + Yak + Black Honey
Superfood: Bouncy indie from Birmingham
London Heaven
10/04/2015
System Of A Down
Intelligent American metal
Wembley Arena
The Smyths
Much rated Smiths tribute band
London 229 Club
Nik Turner & the New Space Ritual
Hawkwind by any other name
London Borderline
11/04/2015
Robin Trower
Hendrix inspired purveyor of Trower Power!!!
Shepherds Bush Empire
13/04/2015
Sinead O’Connor
Controversial star promotes her I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss album *** MK’s TOP 10! ***
London Barbican
MKA - SO
14/04/2015
Daniel Lanois, support from Rocco DeLuca
Producer of U2 and Bob Dylan on the road with his own material
Islington Assembly Hall
Seasick Steve
Grizzled bluesman
Hammersmith Apollo
Wire plus Tomago
Re-formed pioneers of post punk
The Lexington, Kings Cross
The Airborne Toxic Event
American indie rock
Camden Koko
15/04/2015
Wire
Re-formed pioneers of post punk
Kings Cross Lexington
The Bohicas
Ambitious, arresting rock ‘n’ roll
London Social
George Clinton & Parliament / Funkadelic
The legendary master of funk!!! *** MK’s TOP 10! ***
Camden Koko
MKA - George Clinton
16/04/2015
Wire
Re-formed pioneers of post punk
Kings Cross Lexington
17/04/2015
Heaven 17
Early 1980s offshoot from The Human League who became successful in their own right.
Camden Jazz Café
The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
Reunion of multi-genre art-rock band from the late 1960s *** MK’s TOP 10! ***
Camden Koko
MKA - The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band
Wire
Re-formed pioneers of post punk
Kings Cross Lexington
18/04/2015
Heaven 17
Early 1980s offshoot from The Human League who became successful in their own right.
Camden Jazz Café
Wire
Re-formed pioneers of post punk *** MK’s TOP 10! ***
Kings Cross Lexington
MKA - Wire
19/04/2015
Toyah and the Humans
1980s pop poppet whose band The Humans appears to include her husband, the great Robert Fripp
London 100 Club
20/04/2015
Laura Marling
Exquisitely talented singer-songwriter *** MK’s TOP 10! ***
London Queen Elizabeth Hall
MKA - Laura Marling
21/04/2015
Laura Marling
Exquisitely talented singer songwriter
London Queen Elizabeth Hall
Matthew E White
American singer songwriter
Shoreditch Village Underground
22/04/2015
Of Montreal
Often experimental American rock band
Islington Assembly Hall
Blues Pills
Swedish blues rock
Islington Academy
The Bohicas
Ambitious, arresting rock ‘n’ roll
London Social
23/04/2015
Lynyrd Skynyrd
The kings and originators of Southern Rock!
Hammersmith Apollo
Joanna Gruesome
Welsh noise pop *** MK’s TOP 10! ***
Kings Cross Scala
MKA - Joanna Gruesome
24/04/2015
Stornoway
Scottish indie folk
Islington Assembly Hall
The Fall
The curmudgeonly and erratic art of Mark E Smith
Brixton Electric
Junius + City Of Ships
American metalgaze band
Camden Barfly
26/04/2015
Wilko Johnson
Rockin’ r’n’b survivor!!! *** MK’s TOP 10! ***
Shepherds Bush Empire
MKA - Wilko Johnson
29/04/2015
Sharon Van Etten
American singer songwriter
Shepherds Bush Empire
Robben Ford
Super-talented American blues, rock and jazz guitarist
Islington Academy
Laura Marling
Exquisitely talented singer songwriter
London Queen Elizabeth Hall
The Bohicas
Ambitious, arresting rock ‘n’ roll
London Social
Femme
Electro-pop from singer songwriter Laura Bettinson
Kings Cross Lexington
30/04/2015
Theory Of A Deadman
Canadian hard rock band
Kings Cross Scala
Moon Duo
Krautrock influenced side project of Wooden Shjips guitarist and singer Ripley Johnson
Shoreditch Village Underground
Laura Marling
Exquisitely talented singer songwriter
London Queen Elizabeth Hall