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Gigs of The Week, 17 May

17 May 2013, 11:32 | Written by The Line of Best Fit

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 Empress Of, The Postal Service and Blue Hawaii.

Wolf People @ The Think Tank, Newcastle Upon Tyne 17/05

On their second album, Wolf People amplify the healthy appreciation of English and Scottish folk song traditions (as interpreted by the late ’60s British folk-rock movement) that has bubbled under their prog-fuelled fuzz-rock templates on past releases.



Tickets are on sale now.
RSVP via Facebook. Check out more Wolf People shows.

The Postal Service @ Manchester Academy 2, Manchester 18/05

Ben Gibbard’s legendary outfit have reunited for a string of shows to celebrate the re-release of their debut album Give Up.

SOLD OUT. RSVP via Facebook. Check out more The Postal Service shows.

TRAAMS @ 100 Club, London 19/05

Sussex three-piece and recent Fat Cat signings are joining Parquet Courts at the legendary West London venue this week to shwocase their thunderous Rory Atwell recorded sounds in the flesh.

SOLD OUT. RSVP via Facebook. Check out more TRAAMS shows.

Empress of @ The Shacklewell Arms, London 20/05

Double Denim shining star Lorely Rodriguez – aka Empress of – promises to treat us to the slinky minimal pop of her recent ouvre.



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. RSVP via Facebook. Check out more Empress of shows.

Lubomyr Melnyk feat. Gregory Euclide @ The Village Underground, London 20/05

Ukrainian pianist and Continuous Music pioneer Lubomyr Melnyk will be joined by American contemporary artist Gregory Euclide for two very special London shows at the Village Underground as part of his Corollaries Tour. Euclide will create new paintings on porcelain coated steel boards using sumi ink, inspired by Melnyk’s piano playing live on stage.

Tickets are available now. RSVP via Facebook. Check out more Lubomyr Melnyk shows.

Blue Hawaii @ Birthdays, London 21/05

Untogether is a beautiful album and we just hope this little East London basement will be able to do justice to the gentle nuances of their minimal pop sounds.



Tickets are on sale now.
RSVP via Facebook. Check out more Blue Hawaii shows.

The Flaming Lips @ Brighton Dome, Brighton 22/04

Anyone who has ever read anything about The Flaming Lips knows they know how to put on a show, we’re sure the Brighton Dome won’t be any different.

SOLD OUT. RSVP via Facebook. Check out more The Flaming Lips shows.

Fenech-Soler @ Electric Ballroom, London 22/05/13

With their second album Rituals due out on 2 September via Warner Bros. the electro-pop four-piece are back with more punchy synths and impossibly addictive hooks.

Tickets are available now. RSVP via Facebook. Check out more Fenech-Soler show.

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