You complained about the British weather from January right up until last week. Then you complained it was too hot. Now you want the sun back, whilst simultaneously trying to recover from a raging dose of rookie error sunburn. Careful around our Gigs of the Week. They’re scorchio.

Thursday 10th May

Raevannan Husbandes
Raevennan Husbandes

Raevennan Husbandes + Granfalloon + Mike Dennis – Grain Barge
You’ve heard her collaborate with the likes of Lisa Hannigan, The Exiles and The Unthanks. You’ve seen her as one of the Moulettes. It’s time to appreciate Raevennan Husbandes as a soloist. The Grain Barge is the place to do it. More here:

Twisted Wheel + The Delinquents – The Lanes
The wheel has not so much been twisted with this band, but broken, disassembled and then reconstructed – now ready to roll. Their tour is called ‘Snakes and Ladders.’ Let’s assume they’ll be on the ascent with some fearless rock and roll on Thursday night. More here:

Friday 11th May

Port Erin
Port Erin

Port Erin + The Malago Ballroom – The Lanes
Last year’s Ocean Grey had a distinctly cinematic demeanour, but still retained Port Erin’s optimistic-feeling core and soothing composition. Although a three-piece, you will spend a lot of the gig trying to fathom how they create such an all-encompassing sound out of such a small number of musicians. More here:

Dogeyed – Specialist Subject Records
You can see their interview in print in the latest edition of BLM and you can read their EP’s review in that very edition, but if you want to hear Throw The Bones played live, check the link as to how you could be there, or watch it as a live stream on Facebook. More here:

The Plainviews + Frauds + Heavy Lungs + Twisted Ankle + Sugar Horse – Exchange
The Plainviews consist of Adam Devonshire and Jon Beavis of IDLES and Damien Sayell of the St. Pierre Snake Invasion. Launching their A Million Ways of Saying Nothing at All EP, they’ll show how they can make alt-rock songs out of anything. Or nothing. Or both. More here:

Stella Donnelly

Stella Donnelly + Annabel Allum – Louisiana
If we said ‘unapologetic, cage-rattling Aussie singer-songwriter,’ you might reply, ‘Courtney Barnett?’ But there’s a new stirrer in town and her name is Stella Donnelly. If you caught her 2017 EP, Thrush Metal, you know the score. If not, catch up now. More here:

Muncle EP Launch + Robi Mitch + The Blunderbuss Press – At The Well
There aren’t enough shows in launderettes. Fortunately, Muncle is launching his Off EP with the help of Robi Mitch and a rare outing from The Blunderbuss Press. Guaranteed to soften the fabric of your furrowed millennial mind. More here:

Saturday 12th May


Slonk + Cagework + Langkamer – The White Rabbit
The White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland was renowned for worrying about being late. If there’s something to make sure you don’t miss on Saturday, it’s this Breakfast Records triple bill, led by bedroom-pop wonder boy, Slonk. More here:

Sunday 13th May

Sweaty Palms + Radiators + Gork – Old England
Touring to launch their new album, this sonic barrage of rumbling raucousness will go through your mind like a bottle of Buckfast, sealed with a Glasgow kiss. You’ll have considerably more than sweaty palms by the end too. More here:

Monday 14th May

Ratboys + Wild Pink + Woahnows + The Beths – Louisiana
Julia Steiner and Dave Sagan’s post-country indie rock sound brought us the beautiful album, GN last year and the follow-up EP, GL in February. You can make your own luck and guarantee great music by securing a ticket for Monday night. More here:

Tuesday 15th May

Cousin Kula + Dirty Nice + Beverly Shrills – Exchange
Bristol’s own Cousin Kula come to the Exchange as part of their extensive UK tour. If you don’t know them, check out their Oodles EP. You’ll find psychedelia, pop and jazz combining in the most pleasingly ambient of ways. More here:

Wednesday 16th May

Japanese Breakfast

Japanese Breakfast + Fear of Men – Thekla
Last year’s second album from Japanese BreakfastSoft Sounds From Another Planet, took their expansive beauty into a new, spacier dimension. Check out our interview with Michelle Zauner in this month’s BLM. More here:

Carmody + Chaouche – Crofters Rights
Carmody is a singer-songwriter from South-East London who has collaborated with the likes of Tom Misch and Alfa Mist. Her haunting sound lands somewhere in the sweet spot between folk and pop. With Chaouche in support, it’s vocal bliss. More here:


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