UNDERAGE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

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METRONOMY
DAN LE SAC VS SCROOBIUS PIP
GOLDEN SILVERS
MYSTERY JETS DJ SET
CHEEKY CHEEKY AND THE NOSEBLEEDS
ROLO TOMASSI + TOMMY SPARKS
Scala
Saturday 20 December 2008
275 Pentonville Road London N1 9NL

£11.50 ADV

Age 14 to 18 (including 18) ONLY

After the repeated success of the greatest event of the summer, Underage Festival returns to bring seasonal cheer to a no-adults crowd at the Scala during the short, dark days of December for an Underage Festival Christmas Special, its first indoor extravaganza.



JAMES YORKSTON CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

ALASDAIR ROBERTS
The Luminaire
Wednesday 17 December 2008
311 High Road London NW6 7JR

£10.50 ADV

JAMES YORKSTON is a singer / songwriter in the best folksy tradition, weaving together a seemingly effortless mix of sweet melodies, haunting lyrics, irrelevant humour and the odd blast of harmonica.

Continuing the annual tradition, the Luminaire will play host to James in full Yuletide mode, with very special guests, hand picked by James to play alongside him for an evening of festive glad tidings to warm our wintry hearts.



JAMIE LIDELL

FUJIYA AND MIYAGI + MICACHU
O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Monday 15 December 2008
Shepherds Bush Green London W12 8TT

£16 ADV

Jamie Lidell’s second album, Multiply caught people off-guard in 2005. Few expected the restless sonic scientist to make an uplifting soul record, but he did; and audiences and critics were captivated by the fusion of his influences with deeply felt song writing, meticulous production skills, and most of all, that flipping amazing voice. According to the reviews, Jamie was at various times, Little Richard, Jimi, Otis, Sly, Prince, Marvin, Stevie or some mashed-up combo of them all. Meanwhile, his live show has become an infamously exhilarating experience, with Jamie performing on the edges of control and chaos, turning music inside out.



The End EYOE special

GRUFF RHYS (SUPER FURRY ANIMALS / NEON NEON) DJ SET
ERRORS (LIVE)
MOGWAI DJS + DJ SKURGE (UR)
TIM EXILE (LIVE)
DOMINO RECORDS DJS + EYOE DJS

SPECIAL GUESTS
The End
Friday 12 December 2008
18 West Central Street London WC1A 1JJ

£10 ADV

Eat Your Own Ears is one of the lucky few to host a closing party at legendary club The End, which has been flying the flag for underground dance music in London for 12 years. Bringing in a range of exemplary, cutting-edge acts, EYOE do their utmost to see this London luminary out in high style.
www.eatyourownears.com



JAMES YORKSTON and the Athletes

MALCOLM MIDDLETON
St Giles Church
Thursday 11 December 2008
60 St Giles High Street London WC2H 8LG

£13.50 ADV

To coincide with the release of a brand new album “When The Haar Rolls In”, which is due for release on Domino Records on the 1st of September, James Yorkston will be playing a full band show at St Giles Church, London on Thursday 11 December to celebrate…



THE PICTISH TRAIL

THE FENCE COLLECTIVE
ALEXIS TAYLOR (HOT CHIP)
PLAYER PIANO
Bardens Boudoir
Wednesday 10 December 2008
38-44 Stoke Newington Road London N16 7XJ

£8.50 ADV

With a special show to launch his new single Winter Home Disco, with remixes by Hot Chip and FOUND, Johnny Lynch, aka THE PICTISH TRAIL will offer up more stirringly subversive stuff from the Fence Collective. Lynch writes warm, welcoming tales with tiny keyboard patterns, acoustic neo-folk rumblings and all manner of undeniable oddball noises.



Bon Iver

SPECIAL GUESTS
Apollo Victoria Theatre
Sunday 7 December 2008
17 Wilton Road London SW1V 1LG

£18.50
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After sold out Shepherds Bush Empire show BON IVER plays his biggest show to date at the very special Victoria Apollo Theatre, E Warmsley Lewis’s art deco building which opened as a “super-cinema” in 1930. Shirley Bassey was it’s first performer when it became a music venue in 1975!



TELEPATHE

CHEW LIPS + PENS
Catch 22
Monday 24 November 2008
22 Kingsland Road London E2 8DA

£6.50 ADVANCE

Tv On The Radio’s Dave Sitek’s favourite band are also New York’s strangest new prospect. TELEPATHE veer from electric karaoke to instrumental noise-pop, happily cementing their position as 2008’s most intriguing band… The Brooklyn three piece deliver a live set of eerie textural music and interweave into it a rhythmic pattern that pulls the listener in, which bring to mind such outfits as Can, Gang Gang Dance, or perhaps even Animal Collective in their most spaced out hypnotic mode…



Clinic

THREATMANTICS
Scala
Sunday 23 November 2008
275 Pentonville Road London N1 9NL

£12.50 ADV

Liverpool’s Clinic present a contemporary psychedelic happening in collaboration with renowned animator Clemens Habicht, famous for his work with Franz Ferdinand and many others.

The result is a modern hallucinatory collision between animation and live music – a sensory intervention featuring the raw and ripped fluidity of Clinic’s anonymous group performances, in counterpoint to equally far out visuals. Or put more simply: a hypnotic wig out.



ANDREW BIRD

WOODPIGEON (20TH)
DEAR READER (21ST)
St Giles Church
Friday 21 November 2008
Thursday 20 November 2008
Sold Out
60 St Giles High Street London WC2H 8LG

£15.50
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Delivering mesmerizing live sets of utterly riveting songs that work their magic on their own believable terms, without a hint of cloying nostalgia or riff-fueled seduction, Andrew Bird plays strings, glockenspiel, wurlitzer and tape loops…



FOUR TET AND STEVE REID

QUEEN OF SWORDS
DAN SNAITH (CARIBOU) DJ SET
Dingwalls
Thursday 20 November 2008
Middle Yard London NW1 8AB

£11.50 ADV

Steve Reid is the legendary drummer who in 1964 at 19 years of age played on Martha Reeves & the Vandellas’ ‘Dancing In The Street’, and subsequently went on to play with Miles Davis, Fela Kuti and James Brown (think about that for a moment), not to mention Fats Domino, Sun Ra, Peggy Lee, Chaka Khan, Dexter Gordon, Dionne Warwick and many, many more. Their unique live show blends Kieran’s electronic experimentation with Steve Reid’s laid back yet complex driving polyrhythms. Tonight’s show will see them playing new material from their forthcoming release, out on Domino in October.



MICACHU

THE XX + LAUREL COLLECTIVE
Corsica Studios
Thursday 20 November 2008
5 Elephant Road SE17 3LG

£5 ADV

MICACHU is the moniker of major new talent, 21 year old songwriter, producer and MC Mica Levi. Mica studied violin, viola and composition at the Purcell School of Music before being offered a scholarship to attend the Guildhall School of Music and Drama to study composition. Her talent as a young composer has not gone unnoticed with Mark Anthony Turnage commissioning her to write an orchestral piece for the London Philharmonic Orchestra to be performed at the Royal Festival Hall on April 29th.



Cass McCombs

CONGREGATION
SPECIAL GUESTS
The Luminaire
Wednesday 19 November 2008
311 High Road London NW6 7JR

£7.50 ADVANCE

Californian born CASS MCCOMBS built his career traveling the East Coast of the US, performing at open mic nights in New York and Baltimore. His styles range from the anxious dronals of the Velvet Underground to lonesome hollowed out basement folk with many turns in between. New album, Dropping The Writ showcases a prevalence of 1980s influence a la Morrissey. His is a vivid and weary lyrical style that drifts into the high-spirited and whimsical, perfect for hearing within the intimate space of the Luminaire.