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Best Gigs in East London

BY ED GIBBS

TUESDAY 4 SEPTEMBER

Shannon and the Clams

Hailing from Oakland, California, the quirky three-piece sounds like a 1960s doo-wop band with a dose of garage-punk thrown in for good measure. Frontwoman Shannon Shaw handles vocals and bass, aided and abetted by Cody Blanchard on guitar (and vocals), and Ian Amerson on drums (and vocals). Check out The Boy on YouTube to get an idea of what’s in store. It’s glorious, vintage Americana with a fresh, contemporary swagger to boot. We are so there. Don’t be late.
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The Garage
20-22 Highbury Corner, London N5 1RD
020 7619 6720 / 0844 847 1678
thegarage.london

 

THURSDAY 6 SEPTEMBER

Sahbabii

The 21-year-old Atlanta rapper is a force of a nature with a monster hit already under his belt. Expect to hear last year’s Pull Up Wit Ah Stick in all its glory, along with a slew of diverse cuts that tread the path between “nasty and nice”. There’s Watery, a fresh effort, to check out through his major label Warner Brothers. Plus a wealth of other cutting lyrics to make the floor bounce. Support comes from Yung Fume, Daniel OG and Jamo Beatz +AAA. This is an over-16s event. Nuff said.
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Islington Assembly Hall
Upper Street, London N1 2UD
020 7527 8900
islingtonassemblyhall.co.uk

 

FRIDAY 7 SEPTEMBER

Fenster

The Berlin wunderkinds descend on Moth Club to launch their upcoming album The Room. Blending dance grooves, kraut-beats and psych-pop sensibilities, the female-led four-piece occupy a uniquely funky space that’s infectious and unpredictable. Check out their Bandcamp page to preview The Room and uncover more. They’re uber-talented and they’re coming our way very soon. Be ready.
Moth Club
Old Trades Hall, Valette Street, London E9 6NU
020 8985 7963
mothclub.co.uk

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