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)
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...
Rock 'n' roll
Danny George Wilson and co showcase their sweetly gritty, generally downbeat and wistful blend of country-soul/folk pop.
Weekend comedy club chain Jongleurs is back in full force, opening up more gigs after taking over the Highlight Comedy brand. In other words, Jongleurs is back at Camden's Dingwalls building, with line-up shows every Friday and Saturday night. To see...
New York-based singer-songwriter Arthur continues to plug his Dylan-with-effects stylings.
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...
Categories, Pop and rock
The jangly, folky fuzzheads from Brooklyn play from their new album 'With Light and With Love'. File next to Thee Oh Sees and Wye Oak, and remember to wear your burnous.