Welcome to our weekly round-up of shows happening in the grand concert halls, dimly lit basements, airy cafe’s and grimy sweatboxes across the UK and Ireland. All acts featured come with the Best Fit ‘Seal Of Approval’ so you can be assured that your hard earned cash will be well spent. To tempt your wallets this week we’ve gathered dates from the likes of Philip Glass, Peggy Sue and Echo Lake.
Philip Glass at 75 @ Union Chapel, London 15/12
Through his operas, symphonies, ensembles, and collaborations with artists ranging from Twyla Tharp and Allen Ginsberg, Woody Allen and David Bowie, Philip Glass has had an incredible impact upon the musical and intellectual life of his times. Celebrating this will be the most spectacular show featuring everything you see here, presented by The Barbican.
The xx and John Talabot @ O2 Brixton Academy, London 16/12
Having released their much anticipated second album Coexist this year, The xx have been touring extensively and even now are planning their own festival. So with a handful of dates to pick from why have we chosen to list their London show, well because the added bonus of John Talabot supporting is simply too good to resist.
Peggy Sue & Landshapes @ Chats Palace, London 17/12
Having been tucked away in Wales working on their next record Peggy Sue are set to headline The See Hear Club’s Christmas special with some new jams while the charming Landshapes support in the Home Alone (Home Alone 2 will be screened) theme decorated 99 year old ex-library in Homerton.
Eaux @ The Shacklewell Arms, London 18/12
The psych-tinged dark electronic three-piece promise a set of cold, industrial ambience as hypnotising as it is abrasive.
Male Bonding @ The Sebright Arms, London 19/12
Since the release of their 2012 debut Nothing Hurts, this Dalston trio have been wrecking up small venues with their frenzied, guitar driven punk inspired sonics. So get your thrashing limbs warmed up.
Echo Lake @ Monto Water Rats, London 20/12
If you don’t know we’ve got a soft spot for these guys by now then you’ve clearly never actually read the site. Having released their long awaited debut album Wild Peace earlier this year Echo Lake will be seeing us into Christmas with one last show in London.