Gigs of the Week, 5 October

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Welcome to our weekly round-up of shows happening in the grand concert halls, dimly lit basements, airy cafes 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 got an Ether Festival special featuring the likes of Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble, Apparat and iamamiwhoami, with a couple of extras thrown in from the likes of Why? and Angel Haze for good measure.

Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble @ Queen Elizabeth Hall, London 05/10

The Berlin based 10-piece techno project effortlessly wrap electronic beats around classical structures and instruments, producing a minimal yet wonderfully organic sound.


 Tickets are available now. RSVP via Facebook. Check out more dates here. 

Ghostpoet/Soap&Skin @ Royal Festival Hall, London 05/10

The Mercury nominated singer and the experimental Austrian artist is not some obscure fairytale but what you can expect from tonight’s show at the Southbank Centre from Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam man Obaro Ejimiwe and 22 year old Anja Plaschg.


 Tickets are available now. RSVP via Facebook. Check out more dates here.

Apparat @ QEH, London 06/10

Having cancelled a couple of dates earlier in the summer to get himself back on track, Berlin’s Sascha Ring returns to London with Apparat to unleash the sumptuous and engaging tunes from 2011′s The Devil’s Walk, and hopefully a couple from Walls, the mesmerising album that made us fall un love with Apparat in the first place. 


Tickets are available now. RSVP via Facebook. Check out more dates here.

Radiohead @ Manchester Arena, Manchester 06/10

In the midst of a string of European tour dates, Radiohead head to Manchester to bring their eclectic and unmistakable blend of soaring vocals, majestic melodies, off kilter rhythms and eccentricity to the famously friendly Manchester crowd.


Sold Out. RSVP via Facebook. Check out more dates here.

For John Cage by Morton Feldman @ Purcell Rooms, Southbank Centre London 08/10

In celebration of John Cage’s centennial year, Darragh Morgan and John Tilbury interpret Morton Feldman’s specially inspired work For John Cage. Having taken this performance around Europe, the pair are now set to adorn the stage of the Purcell Rooms to give this special performance a London airing.

Tickets are available now. RSVP via Facebook.

Angel Haze @ Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, London 08/10

“I run New York” is the chant running through the American rapper’s latest tune, so let’s see what the 21 year old musician makes of London. Incredibly talented, and with an the ability to twist and spit words like nothing we’ve seen or heard, this show is set to be intense and very memorable.

Sold Out. RSVP via Facebook. Check out more dates here.

Tyondai Braxton and London Sinfonietta @ QEH, London 09/10

Ex-Battles man and bona fide solo artist Tyondai Braxton will join forces with the London Sinfonietta to perform a special concert at London’s Ether festival, handing the experimental American composer the tools to demonstrate his musical prowess alongside one of the most respected chamber orchestras in the world.

Tickets are available now. RSVP via Facebook. Check out more dates here.

LCMDF @ The Social, London 09/10

Finnish sisters LCMDF – full name Le Corps Mince de Françoise – are returning to London for a series of dates around town, and to unveil tracks from their forthcoming series of EPs. Gallantly energetic and an irresistible live proposition, we can’t wait to hear the new tunes they have in store.

Free Entry. RSVP via Facebook. Check out more dates here.

Balam Acab @ Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh 09/10

Pennsylvania’s Balam Acab heads to Edinburgh in the midst of his European tour, to showcase the mesmeric, ghostly mixes and entrancing soundscapes that have made him one of the most exciting electronic artists around.

Tickets are available now. RSVP via Facebook. Check out more dates here.

Aphex Twin @ Barbican, London 10/10

Let’s now move from a new electronic artist to an absolute musical institution, as Aphex Twin presents the first UK performance of his Remote Orchestra concept, with help from the Heritage Orchestra and Choir. This event is very much sold out, but if you’ve already got a ticket, you’re set to witness something incredibly special.

Sold Out. RSVP via Facebook. Check out more dates here.

iamamiwhoami @ QEH, London 10/10

A performer that has used the tool of YouTube to present her sonic and visual works to an audience of hungry music fans, this show,  part of the Southbank Centre’s Ether festival, marks Swedish singer-songwriter Jonna Lee’s first UK performance.


Tickets are available now. RSVP via Facebook. Check out more dates here.

Anna Meredith & Horsebox @ Purcell Room Southbank Centre, London 10/10

A young but highly acclaimed composer, Anna Meredith will be performing her mesmeric productions alongside her band, Horsebox. Having supported the likes of These New Puritans, Broadcast and James Blake on tour, Meredith’s performance at Ether festival is set to show how she’s well on her way to becoming a compositional icon of her generation.

Tickets are available now. RSVP via Facebook. Check out more dates here.

Why? @ The Fleece, Bristol 11/10

Celebrating the release of their new album, Mumps, Etc. Yoni Wolf and co. are set to take the UK by storm with their tales of love, life, sex, death and…other things.. If you’re feeling a bit blue Bristol, get yourself down to The Fleece for this performance which will make you laugh, gasp, smile and dance, all within the space of about an hour.

Tickets are available now. RSVP via Facebook. Check out more dates here.

Boy it’s a good week for shows huh?