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Róisín Gadelrab’s music news: Jedward; Peter Doherty; Jocelyn Brown; One Ok Rock

09 May, 2019 — By Róisín Gadelrab

Charly Bliss play The Garage on May 13

I STAND to be corrected but here’s one listing you probably never saw when Camden Assembly was Barfly: Jedward. Yes, the crazy Irish twins who first caught attention on The X Factor all those years ago, are playing two whole nights at Camden Assembly this week (May 13 and 14). With limited meet-and-greet tickets at £75, we can only expect this to be something Camden is not expecting.

• Unloved, the musical project of David Holmes, Keffus Ciancia and vocalist Jade Vincent, evolved out of a late-night Hollywood bar in 2015, going on to win a BAFTA for the soundtrack to Killing Eve. They play Scala on May 15 with support from Liz Lawrence and a DJ set from David Holmes.

• Ever evolving, Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres play The Forum on May 12. Famed for his work with The Libertines and Babyshambles, Doherty is back with his band, The Puta Madres, to celebrate the release of their self-titled debut album.

Up-and-coming acts can test out their songs at Live Music, a night for emerging musicians at The House, Dartmouth Park Hill, on Wednesday night, billed as an opportunity for new artists to play live and meet or collaborate with other musicians.

• Faustus, an established name in the English folk scene made up of three well-known English folk musicians – Paul Sartin (Bellowhead, Belshazzar’s Feast), Benji Kirkpatrick (Bellowhead, Seth Lakeman Band), and Saul Rose (Waterson: Carthy, Whapeazel, War Horse) – bring their EP launch tour, Concert Cotton Lords “Five Songs of the Lancashire Cotton Famine”, to The Slaughtered Lamb London on May 15. For the last few months Faustus have been sifting through publications and journals of the 19th-century Lancashire Cotton Famine period, as part of a project at the University of Exeter to archive, preserve, and rehabilitate the poetry of this chapter of working-class history.

J Mascis

Dinosaur Jr frontman J Mascis plays his rescheduled date at Islington Assembly Hall tomorrow (Friday).

• R&B legend Jocelyn Brown returns to the Jazz Cafe for three nights from May 11-13. Bristol singer Cassa joins on support.

Japanese emo-rock band One Ok Rock play the Roundhouse tomorrow (Friday). Anteros supports.

• Serbian blues guitarist and singer Ana Popovic play the Borderline on May 11.

The Family Dog – five north London Italian-Irish brothers, by the surname of Dogliani, and fronted by 12-year-old Hector – continue their tour with another Camden date, this time at The Monarch on May 14.

• Renowned Austin, Texas-based folk-Americana singer-songwriter Danny Schmidt stops off at The Water Rats on May 14, in support of new album, Standard Deviation.


Drugdealer, the collective led by LA-based Michael Collins, play The Dome on May 15.

Emily Breeze

• Bristol-based chanteuse Emily Breeze, dubbed a 21st-century Patti Smith by BBC Radio 6 Music’s Tom Robinson, plays The Lexington on May 12.

NYC artist Riz LaVie plays Camden Assembly tomorrow (Friday).

• Following a series of packed shows at this year’s SXSW, NYC’s Charly Bliss play The Garage on May 13.

Siobhan Miller 

BBC Folk Award Winner Siobhan Miller performs an intimate show at The Slaughtered Lamb on May 13.

• Melbourne’s G Flip play The Garage on May 15.


Breaking Montreal quintet Pottery are lining up one of their first UK shows at The Sebright Arms, on May 16.

• Notable Gigs this week: Graham Day and the Forefathers, The 100 Club (May 10); Fat White Family, The Forum, (May 15); Theatre of Hate, 229; The Murder Capital, The Lexington; Samantha Fish, The Garage (May 16).


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