Camden Town has more than its fair share of iconic music venues. Up near Chalk Farm station, The Roundhouse has hosted Pink Floyd and Jimi Hendrix, and Koko (formerly Camden Palace) was the home of Britpop. But these days the best gigs in Camden tend to happen on small pub stages, at places like The Barfly, where up-and-coming indie bands keep the racket going seven nights a week. Here are the best places to catch gigs in Camden.
Camden's best gig venues
Camden's best upcoming gigs
Egg hunts? Sunday lunch with the family? Church? No way – easily the best way to spend your Easter weekend is in one of Camden's best pubs, watching some really great bands. This year the Lock Tavern once again hosts four days and nights of fun from Maundy Thursday to Easter Sunday, with live music and DJs plus street food. Cracking stuff.
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. Pick up her smouldering new album 'Burn Your Fire for No Witness' and catch her playing songs from it tonight.
Australian cult trio The Necks improvise every show they play, inspired by the audience, the venue and the different environments they find themselves in. Although no two performances are ever the same, the trio – pianist Chris Abrahams, drummer Tony Buck and bassist Lloyd Swanton - do have their own inimitable style that marks them out as distinctive voice in jazz and improv.