Dingwalls (Lock 17)
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Posted: Wed Oct 3 2012
Bringing Camden the delights of guitar music since 1973, this venue in the middle of Camden Lock might largely put on bands that tend towards the lesser known, but they still manage to pull off the odd coup. Given that it's on the medium-to-small end of the gig venue spectrum (capacity is 483 punters), it attracts the odd seminally scuzzy, arty group (think Mission Of Burma, Lou Barlow, etc) as well as much-feted up-and-coming acts (Marina And The Diamonds, Mumford And Sons and White Denim all played early gigs here).
Dingwalls (Lock 17) Camden Lock, Chalk Farm Road
What's on at Dingwalls (Lock 17)
Indie rock, Folk, Singer-songwriter
- Critics' choice
When otherworldly Chicago singer Olsen isn't playing with Emmett Kelly's experimental folk-rock band The Cairo Gang, she's a bewitching folk songwriter in her own right. Her heartstring-tugging vibrato and sheer simplicity make her well worth a listen....
Punk and hardcore, Rock 'n' roll
Hard and punk-rock by the well-established band from Hungary, formed in 1978 and fronted by Nagy Fero.
Ignore the silly name: this tipped Welsh indie rock foursome are actually pretty good, packing big riffs, fuzzy bass and emotive vocals into a sound that makes them come across like a cleaner Biffy Clyro.
Post-classical, Avant-jazz and free-jazz
Solo saxophonist and multi-reedist Stetson returns to London after a successful two-day stint at Café Oto. He's played with Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, Tom Waits, TV On The Radio and Feist, but as a solo artist he specialises in uplifting, symphonic solo saxophone...
Alternative rock, Punk and hardcore
‘Sounding real raunchy and shit,’ say The Orwells of themselves, and they’re not wrong. Fans of early Black Lips and general extreme lo-fi garage rock will approve of this energetic Illinois five-piece. Fans of the author born Eric Blair may not, tho...
Pop, Punk and hardcore
- Critics' choice
Since they formed in Osaka after lead singer Naoko Yamano first heard the Ramones more than 30 years ago, cult Japanese punk-pop trio Shonen Knife have been championed by Nirvana, Sonic Youth and Matt Groening. They're still fiercely adorable and have...
Rock 'n' roll, Folk
Erstwhile backing band for ex-Faces man Ronnie Lane, Slim Chance perform the best of Lane's back catalogue.