WEDNESDAY 29TH FEBRUARY
**ORGAN RECOMMENDS** BAD FOR LAZARUS, TO THE BONES, BUFFALO INC, LAMO @ The Macbeth, Hoxton, 20.00, £5flyer £6door - DJs Stu Plimsoles + Igor Volk.
'BAD FOR LAZARUS: From bits of various bands including Eighties Matchbox, forged together like Frankenstein’s creature, came a band called Bad for Lazarus, following on from a variety of misadventures in the field of rock and roll, Bad For Lazarus grouped together to share their love of roadside services, small vans and the assured destruction of every onstage monitor and mic-stand in the country. They are said to like Motown and we like Richard Hell... they say they sound like Motown Hell.. Old Organ favourites (and ORG records recording stars) TO THE BONES are back from the dead "To The Bones are a heavy metal Pixies homage who conjure up histrionic slabs of exhilarating, white-hot squall.... If the imagery is fantastical, the riffs are plain fantastic." (NME)/ "The sort of righteous, riff-heavy noise that makes you wonder where QOTSA would have ended up if Josh Homme hadn't swapped Nick Olivieri for the Hollywood Hills ... some of the best throttle rock anthems we've heard all year... thrilling, unpredictable, rough round the edges, and all the better for it" (The Fly) "To The Bones make scuzzed up, fuzzed out, full blooded future rock filled with enough experimentation to make it intriguing and enough hooks to make it compelling. It’s surging, frenetic stuff that needs a mosh pit and a sweaty grin to be truly appreciated" (BBC Introducing)'
ALBANY DOWN, THE ELECTRIC MODERN plus more @ The Bowery, New Oxford St, 19.30
ARABROT, POINO, THRONE @ The Shacklewell Arms, Shacklewell Lane, Dalston, 20.00, £5adv
'Poino are an abrasively angular mathy post-punk delight, they're awkwardly good, they're prog rock for noiseheads who don't like prog rock (and for those of us who do), their debut album is one of the vital releases of recent times, everyone should have it. (Organ)'
ATARI TEENAGE RIOT @ The Garage, Highbury Corner, 19.30
BURNING BEARD, AMBER STATES, YOUTH IMPERIAL @ The Wilmington Arms, Roseberry Avenue, 20.00, FREE
CAAN, ALEX CLARE plus guests @ XOYO Cowper St, Old St, 19.30
CHARLENE SORAIA @ The Enterprise, Camden, 19.30
CHRIS SMITHER @ Cecil Sharp House, Regents Park, 19.30, £12.50adv £15door
D-A-D @ Underworld, Camden, 19.00, £12.50adv
DYLAN WALSHE, GEORGE FRAKES plus more @ Filthy MacNasties, Amwell St, Angel, 19.00, FREE
'Multi-instrumentalist, troubadour and Strummerville featured stompin' one man band harmoniser Dylan Walshe will entrance and entertain you with his captivating stories carried all the way from Dublin to London'
THE FIRCONES, SADIE JEMMETT, WILL KEVANS, HARRY KEYWORTH - Campfire Collective @ 12 Bar Club, Denmark st, 20.00
GOTYE @ Shepherds Bush Empire, 19.30
GRAEME CLARK (Wet Wet Wet) @ Upstairs at The Garage, Highbury Corner, 19.30
GUN CRIME, THE BLACK TAMBOURINES, BRUTES, WARS plus DJs @ Power Lunches, 446 Kingsland Rd, 19.30, £3
'Gun Crime aim to create brave, eloquent and uncompromising music. And make people dance while they do it.'
HHYMN plus more @ 229 The Venue, Grt Portland St, 20.00, £5adv/flyer £6door
THE I.D, STICKMAN CARTEL, THE ROMANTIC MANIFESTO @ The Monarch, Camden, 19.30, FREE
JAMES LEVY AND THE BLOOD RED ROSE plus more @ The Lexington, Angel, 19.30, £8.50adv
James Levy and The Blood Red Rose 'a romantic yet playful collection of jaunty pop and bruised ballads, imbued with stunning vocals and wrapped in a variety of velvet strings, suave horns and lush arrangements.'
JONATHAN RICHMAN @ Bush Hall, 19.30, £20
JONQUIL (Album launch) @ Hoxton Sq Bar & Kitchen, 20.00, £6adv
Jonquil celebrate release of new album 'Point Of Go'
MAIA, NICK MULVEY @ The Old Queens Head, Islington, 19.30, £6adv £8door
'Maia, formed in Autumn 2009, is a 4 piece alternative, acoustic band from Huddersfield playing all sorts of disco sci-fi folk pop on ukulele, cajon, trumpet, banjo, mandolin or whatever else is lying around!'
NATIVE TONGUE (single launch), IVORY SEAS, EVERYTHING BY ELECTRICITY @ Old Blue Last, Grt Eastern St, 20.00, FREE
POLARIS CONDITION, DEGREES, CULSH, AMPHIBIC @ 93 Feet East, Brick Lane, 19.30, £5adv £7door
PORTICO QUARTET @ Barbican, 19.30
PYTHIA @ The Borderline, Manette St, Soho, 19.30
THE RAMSHACKLE UNION BAND, DAN RAZA BAND @ The Birbeck Tavern, Leyton, 20.30, FREE with collection
THE RISK, THE SHARKS, MAX MCLAREN plus more @ The Good Ship, Kilburn, 19.30, £5
THE ROVES @ Jazz After Dark, Greek St, Soho, 20.00
RUE ROYALE, DOG EARS @ The Vortex, 19.30, £7.50adv
SHARON VAN ETTEN @ Rough Trade EAST in-store, Brick Lane, 19.00, FREE
'The shimmering sound of Sharon Van Etten's Jagjaguwar debut album, Tramp, both defies and illuminates the unsteadiness of a life in flux...Tramp contains as much striking rock...as pious, minimal beauty...it can be as emotionally combative...as it can sultry' (Rough Trade)
THE STATIC JACKS, FOLKS, COASTAL CITIES @ Barfly, Camden, 19.00, £6adv
Time Out Live presents night feat. New Jersey’s the Static Jacks who 'have forged a unique blend of punk, garage, and soul sounds for a sonic punch to the gut and heart'...
WAYTER, HEY NOSTRADAMUS, CANUTE @ Buffalo Bar, Islington, 19.30, £5adv £6door
THE WINCHESTER CLUB, CLORINDE plus more - Leap Night! @ The Windmill, Brixton, 20.00, £4adv £5door
THE WINCHESTER CLUB "...the last whisperings between Mogwai’s frail mother and Godspeed You Black Emperor’s great-grandfather" (Dazed and Confused)