MONDAY 7th JUNE
An absolutely ridiculous line-up, indicative of the amount of great bands around in the city at the minute. You’re unlucky to find as many great acts about for a fiver, especially seeing as the facebook group says that this could be the last gig before the corner changes, possibly. Whatever that means, it barely matters – it’s Mazes, Dinner Party, Hyacinth Girl and a load more for less than minimum wage. Bargain.
TUESDAY 8th JUNE
Hot Club de Paris w/ support
Always engaging, it’s been nice to see Hot Club return to simpler roots by putting out a couple of EPs. Given the prestige of being Moshi Moshi’s hundredth ever release, they’ve been a staple of the label and it’s not hard to see why they’re so widely loved. Stop start, tip-toe pop at it’s very finest.
WEDNESDAY 9th JUNE
Now Wave (£10 adv.)
Bound to be unlike anything else that you’ll see this week, half of 4AD’s most renowned act Dead Can Dance, the 50 year old makes some bizarre and brilliant solo work, and this show is part of his tour to promote new album ‘Ark’.
THURSDAY 10th JUNE
Prepare to be amazing – one of Sub Pop’s newest signings, and definitely one of their most exciting, the Dalston trio are great on record but even better in the flesh. It’s nice to see them headline somewhere, especially when that means there’s the added bonus of seeing Pens for the paltry sum of £6. Often marked down as purely garage pop, anyone who’s given them a listen will know they’re a lot more than that.
FRIDAY 11th JUNE
Avoid Platt Fields.
SATURDAY 12th JUNE
An interesting use of Platt Fields park (especially given that Ian Brown will have used the same stage the day before), it’s a line-up that means there’ll be a fair amount of clueless students about, but there are enough great acts about the counteract that. That England are playing the USA need not matter either, given they’re showing the match on big screen TVs, so there’s no excuse not to get down – except for the fact it’s sold out. Which, admittedly, is quite the obstacle.
SUNDAY 13th JUNE
Slovenia vs Algeria
I’ve obviously missed a few out here – let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org