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 a rather London centric collection of dates from the likes of Patti Smith, The Breeders and Kate Boy.
The Breeders @ Vicar Street, Dublin 14/06
Having just announced her departure from The Pixies, you can catch Kim Deal with The Breeders on their 1993 classic Last Splash tour this week.
James Holden @ Corsica Studios, London 15/06
Taking Corsica Studios for the entire night, Border Community boss James Holden knows how to celebrate an album release in style.
The Wytches and The Fresh & Onlys @ Broadcast, Glasgow 15/06
San Franciscan five-piece head to the UK in support of their recent fourth album Long Slow Dance.
Elvis Costello @ York Barbican, York 17/06
Ahead of his collaborative album Wise Up Ghost the legend that is Elvis Costello will be touring some of the UK’s best venues this week.
Patti Smith @ Shepherd’s Bush, London 18/06
Another legend for our listings, Patti Smith’s performances are as energetic, passionate and forthright as they ever were.
Kate Boy @ Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, London 19/06
Australian/Swedish collaborations have been producing some pretty incredible things of late, Kate Boy being one of them. Head along if glacial electronic sonics are your thing.
Scout Niblett @ Buffalo Bar, Cardiff 19/06
Emma Louise Niblett always delivers the most spine tingling, intimate live folk performances and with new albums numbers in her increasingly impressive arsenal we expect something rather special.
Outfit @ Sebright Arms, London 20/06
Returning favourites Outfit look set to give us a further taste of the kaleidoscopic, brooding, dour sounds of their forthcoming album Performance.