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The pick of London's gigs. This list of London gigs is updated every Sunday.
If you have a show that you'd like to submit for inclusion, email howdoesitfeel@btinternet.com - make sure you title your email "Gig Entry" and ensure your submission is in the exact style of the list, so we can cut and paste it directly. If the submission is incorrectly titled or in the wrong format, it won't be added to the list. Do not attach any flyers, jpgs or mp3s to your submission.

HDIF's Gig Of The Week
Fri Apr 18 - The Velvelettes + Brenda Holloway at 229
Held as part of Modstock, a weekend festival celebrating 50 years of mod in London, this remarkable gig brings together two genuine Motown legends, Brenda Holloway and The Velvelettes. Youtube videos of The Velvelettes in action in 2006 capture a slick, slightly too showbizzy operation, but there's no denying the power of these songs. Brenda Holloway, in contrast, seems to offer a more heartfelt live show. However the performances turn out, though, this is an unmissable pairing of two genuine legends.

Sun Apr 13 - The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die + Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) + Nai Harvest at Lexington
Mon Apr 14 - Tim Hecker at Oval Space
Tues Apr 15 - Joan As Police Woman at Village Underground
Tues Apr 15 - Peggy Sue at Oslo
Tues Apr 15 - Labyrinth Ear + Jade Blue at Madame Jo Jos
Tues Apr 15 - Sleepy Sun + Carlton Melton at Corsica Studios
Tues Apr 15 - Dead Flowers at Green Note
Tues Apr 15 - The Electric Soft Parade at Borderline
Weds Apr 16 - Cut Copy at Forum
Weds Apr 16 - Lottie Zttarr + The Actions at Paper Dress Vintage
Weds Apr 16 - The Ex at XOYO
Weds Apr 16 - Timber Timbre at Scala
Weds Apr 16 - Thomas Truax at Ivy House
Weds Apr 16 - Aidan Knight at Sebright Arms
Weds Apr 16 - Fear Of Men at Birthdays
Thurs Apr 17 -  Strangefruit + The Undivided + Stella & The Shakes + Ethan Ash  at AAA
Thurs Apr 17 - Eugene Chadbourne at Cafe Oto
Thurs Apr 17 - The Space Lady at St Pancras Old Church
Thurs Apr 17 - These New Puritans at Barbican
Thurs Apr 17 - Mistys Big Adventure at Windmill
Thurs Apr 17 - AK/DK at Old Blue Last
Thurs Apr 17 - Playlounge at Power Lunches
Fri Apr 18 - Shopping + Flamingods + Just Handshakes + The Graphite Set + Ampline + Witching Waves at Windmill
Fri Apr 18 - The Wave Pictures Islington Town Hall
Fri Apr 18 - Darren Hayman at Vortex
Fri Apr 18 - Ex-Easter Island Head at Cafe Oto
Fri Apr 18 - Standard Planets at Waiting Room
Fri Apr 18 - Atari Teenage Riot at Heaven
Fri Apr 18 - Brenda Holloway + The Velvelettes at 229
Fri Apr 18 - Of Mice And Men at Koko
Sat Apr 19 - The Darling Buds at Borderline
Sat Apr 19 - Mike Watt And The Missingmen at Lexington
Sat Apr 19 - Bloody Knees at Power Lunches
Sat Apr 19 - The Men They Couldn't Hang at Shepherd's Bush Empire
Sat Apr 19 - September Girls at Hoxton Bar And Kitchen
Sat Apr 19 - How Does It Feel To Be Loved? 12th Birthday Party at The Phoenix
Sun Apr 20 - Bellowhead at Albert Hall
Sun Apr 20 - Evans The Death + Heathers + Wolf Girl + Cassels at Alleycat
Sun Apr 20 - Beans On Toast at Oslo
Sun Apr 20 - The Sha La Las at 100 Club
Mon Apr 21 - Painted Palms at Birthdays
Tues Apr 22 - Exit Calm + Air Formation + Adam Franklin at Lexington
Tues Apr 22 - Ian Siegal + Trevor Moss and Hannah Lou at Power Lunches
Tues Apr 22 - The Fresh And Onlys at Victoria
Tues Apr 22 - East India Youth at Barfly
Weds Apr 23 - The Actions + Alex Butler & The Opals at Proud Camden
Weds Apr 23 - Ziggy Marley at Electric Brixton
Weds Apr 23 - The Mor Paranoids at Power Lunches
Thurs Apr 24 - King Khan And The Shrines at Scala
Thurs Apr 24 - Suvi + Sebastian Lind at Lexington
Thurs Apr 24 - Anti Nowhere League at 100 Club
Thurs Apr 24 - Laetitia Sadier Trio at Water Rats
Thurs Apr 24 - Monkey Puzzle at Cafe Oto
Thurs April 24 - The Harlots + Affairs + Vinyl Staircase + Malory Torr at AAA
Thurs Apr 24 - Comet Gain + Heathers + Fever Dream at Buffalo Bar
Fri Apr 25 - The High Llamas at Islington
Fri Apr 25 - Fuck Buttons at Barbican
Fri Apr 25 - Funeral For A Friend at Islington Academy
Fri Apr 25 - Her Name Is Calla at St Pancras Old Church
Fri Apr 25 - Sleaford Mods at 12 Bar Club
Sat Apr 26 - Alkaline Trio at Forum
Sat Apr 26 - My String Theory at Waiting Room
Sat Apr 26 - Toy + Proper Ornaments at Shepherds Bush Empire
Mon Apr 28 – Big Sugar at The Borderline
Mon Apr 28 - Lily Allen at Shepherd's Bush Empire
Tues Apr 29 - Pontiak + Broken DC at Birthdays
Tues Apr 29 - Micah P Hinson at Union Chapel
Tues Apr 29 - Wildflowers at Sebright Arms
Weds Apr 30 - Daman Albarn at Rivoli Ballroom
Weds Apr 30 - Blood Red Shoes at Electric Ballroom
Weds Apr 30 - Shearwater at XOYO
Weds Apr 30 - The Twilight Sad at Hoxton Bar And Kitchen
Weds Apr 30 - Umberto + GRIMM GRIMM + Channel Normal + Paper Dollhouse + Raagnagrok at Courtyard Theatre
Thurs May 1 - Billy Bragg at Hammersmith Apollo
Thurs May 1 - Damon Albarn at QMU
Thurs May 1 - Witching Waves at Power Lunches
Fri May 2 - Korn at Brixton Academy
Fri May 2 - Manhatten Love Suicides at Power Lunches
Fri May 2 - Atomic Suplex at Windmill
Fri May 2 - Devendra Banhart at Barbican
Sat May 3 - The Spook School at Macbeth
Sun May 4 - Kid Canaveral at Lexington
Mon May 5 - The Hold Steady at Bush Hall
Mon May 5 - Gruff Rhys at Soho Theatre
Tues May 6 - The Sonics at Koko
Tue May 6 - Lets Wrestle at Cargo
Weds May 7 - Bo Ningen at Heaven
Thurs May 8 - Dingus Khan at Dalston Vic
Sat May 10 - Nervous Twitch + False-Heads + Into The White + Screaming Violet at Aces and Eights Saloon Bar
Mon May 12 - Quimby + Ian Siegal at Scala
Weds May 14 - The Handsome Family at 100 Club
Fri May 16 - Sharon Jones at Roundhouse
Sun May 18 - Shonen Knife at Dingwalls
Sun May 18 - Anguish Sandwich + Dog Legs + Giant Burger at Power Lunches
Mon May 19 - Slowdive at Village Underground
Weds May 21 - La Femme at Scala
Thrus May 22 - Thumpers at Scala
Fri May 23 - Neutral Milk Hotel at Roundhouse
Fri May 23 - The Undertones at Koko
Sat May 24 - The Monochrome Set + The Fallen Leaves at Half Moon Putney
Mon May 26 - Hospitality at Sebright Arms
Tues May 27 - Cloud Nothings at Scala
Tues May 27 - Hot Feet + Hilang Child at Old Queens Head
Tues May 27 - The War On Drugs at Koko
Weds May 28 - Melt Banana at Heaven
Fri May 30 - Velvet Morning + Courtly Love at Sebright Arms
Fri June 6 - Arcade Fire at Earls Court
Fri June 6 - Polyphonic Spree at Clapham Grand
Fri June 20 - The Brilliant Corners + The Tony Head Experience at Lexington



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If you have a show that you'd like to submit for inclusion, email howdoesitfeel@btinternet.com - please title your email "Gig Entry" and ensure your submission is in the style of the list, so we can cut and paste it directly.

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