This one’s more of a ‘Gigs of the Fortnight’, as Gigs of the Week has its bags packed and is ready for take-off. But before it rolls through the duty-free on its elephant-themed Trunki, and before profoundly showing continental Europe what it’ll be missing after Brexit, here’s its pre-holiday ‘To Do’ list that it’ll leave you in its absence – like a ‘Don’t forget to…’ post-it note your parents leave on the fridge, but hopefully more rewarding.

Friday 3rd August

Hush Mozey

Hush Mozey + Okay Leader + Beefywink + Pre Valentina – Rough Trade
If you want tales of bigotry, you could just pop to the shop and pick up one or two of those publications that pass themselves off as purveyors of ‘news’. You’d be better off with Tales of Bigotry, though, so you need to get along to Rough Trade. Hush Mozey are on the rise – drowsily mind you. More here…

Loud Women – Golden Lion
Imagine That presents a six-band bill that will have not a jot of difficulty satisfying the Trade Descriptions Act. Krush Puppies, The Menstrual Cramps, Slagheap, track not found, Miss Kill and Megs Emrys Band are guaranteed to grab your attention by the short and curlies. More here…

Saturday 4th August

Gorgeous Bully

Gorgeous Bully + Langkamer + Dogeyed + Gosa Vadd – White Rabbit
As interviewed in this month’s magazine by Rhys Buchanan, Gorgeous Bully are back after a year of creating with Closure, on Breakfast Records. This show at The White Rabbit gives you a chance to be the first to hear the fruits of their labours. More here…

Beverly Shrills + Parowan + Rapha Ghetti – The Lanes
Beverly Shrills‘ latest single begins with the line, “I don’t wanna let you down.” Whilst not being a betting man, it’d have to be a fairly long-odds chance of that happening. Give them your finest company at The Lanes as they sing, “Like To Be Alone.” More here…

Sunday 5th August

Estère

Estère + Mercy’s Cartel + Nepo Temko – Louisiana
You barely get any duff music coming out of New Zealand. Estère conforms to that maxim. Describing herself as a maker of Electric Blue Witch-Hop, you’ll be torn between wanting to choreograph a whole dance routine, or simply jump up and down like a loon. Horizontal or vertical movement? You choose. More here…

Monday 6th August

Deerhoof + Quodega + The Evil Usses – Thekla
Birthed from the depths of San Francisco’s experimental math rock scene, Deerhoof combine rich melodies with experimental noise to create an unmistakable sound that has ultimately propelled them towards their success in the scene of the late 2000s. Mountain Moves deservedly made appearances in the Best of 2017 lists. More here…

Tuesday 7th August

Darlingside

Darlingside – Thekla
When they turned up after midnight on the BBC coverage at Glastonbury last year playing ‘Go Back’ immaculately, in the rain, Darlingside made themselves known as creators of multi-layered indie-folk and fine vocal harmonies. Why not get below decks at Thekla for a thorough conversion to the Darlingside side. More here…

Wednesday 8th August

Waldo’s Gift Reworks Explosions In the Sky – Gallimaufry
Accomplished Bristolian noisemakers re-interpret accomplished Texan noisemakers? That sounds like the perfect double whammy. As Explosions In The Sky state, The Earth Is Not A Cold, Dead Place and this evening at The Gallimaufry will go further in confirming just that, as Waldo’s Gift continue to keep on giving. More here…

Friday 10th August
Gabe Gurnsey – Rough Trade
Having spent over a decade as part of Factory Floor, Gabe Gurnsey is going it alone, with the album, Physical. It’s a concept piece, documenting the experience of the build-up to a great night, the buzz and the come down across fourteen tracks. It’s pleasant but rare to find such a cohesive work these days. Well worth your attention in the close confines of Rough Trade’s Live Room. More here…

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