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Róisín Gadelrab’s music news: The Good Ship; The Selecter; DJ Shadow

05 October, 2017 — By Róisín Gadelrab

The Good Ship

WE knew it was coming but it didn’t make it any less sad to receive the last ever industry and press message from The Good Ship last week. The venue will close on October 29 with a set from The Smyths, after a licensing review reduced its opening hours last year. Still, owner John McCooke has urged visitors to continue to support the remaining bands due to play at the venue over the next few weeks. He said: “We don’t want to dwell on misery and instead want to celebrate the last month where, as ever, we have an amazing array of great things to see and listen to.” Amongst the bands on October’s roster are garage pop ‘n’ roll band Self Help (Oct 13), singer-songwriter Ali Warren (Oct 25) and ferocious London duo Tokyo Taboo (Oct 28), as well as a number of other bands and comedians.

It seems Eastbourne pop-punks ROAM (above) just can’t stay away. They support New Found Glory at The Forum (Oct 6), Electric Ballroom (Oct 7) and The Underworld (Oct 8) before returning to play a headline set at The Dome on December 8.

• Masters of 2 Tone The Selecter + The Beat play The Roundhouse on Oct 6. The venue’s basement tunnels were the scene for The Selector’s 1981 promotional video Celebrate The Bullet, while The Beat recorded their first two albums in The Roundhouse Studios.

Musician Luke Haines (above) has a rich musical history. The singer, songwriter and author, of The Auteurs, Baader Meinhof and Black Box Recorder, appears at Dingwalls for An Evening with Luke Haines on Oct 12 where he will give a selection of readings around a live solo music set drawing on his extensive back-catalogue.

• Twenty-one years after DJ Shadow released his 1996 debut album, Endtroducing, he returns with a new live show at The Roundhouse on Oct 7 weaving Endtroducing-era classics into his newer material, from Run The Jewels featuring track Nobody Speak, to Bergschrund, featuring composer Nils Frahm, against a dramatic visual backdrop.

French techno icon Laurent Garnier (above) celebrates his 30-year DJ anniversary with an exclusive four-hour set at Egg LDN on Oct 7.

• Expect to see the indie kids of the 90s (a little older these days) trekking up to The Forum on Oct 7 for the annual indie music festival Indie Daze, featuring Voice of The Beehive, Miles Hunt & Erica Nockalls, Salad, Bis, Apollo 440 and more.

The Barbican hosts an evening of music drawn from the life and times of American artist Basquiat, featuring Kid Creole & the Coconuts and Arto Lindsay, on Oct 7. The musicians, who inhabited ‘70s and ‘80s New York City sharing the same cultural sphere as Basquiat, have put together a performance combining influences from jazz to disco via numerous subcultures of punk and new wave, emanating from this creative period.

• Notable gigs this week: Habitats, Dingwalls; Blancmange, 229 (Oct 6); Dipper Malkin, Union Chapel; Shaking Chains, Sebright Arms (Oct 7); Triggerfinger, 100 Club; The Xcerts, Scala (Oct 10); Faustus, Kings Place; Miguel, Islington Assembly Hall; Jessie J, Koko (Oct 11).


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