GIG REVIEW: Jake Shears at the Scala

WORTH A LOOK?: ***

WHERE?: Scala

WHEN?: 15/8, tour runs to 24/8/18

SETLIST: Good Friends; I Can’t Decide; Big Bushy Moustache; Fit Ain’t One Thing; Laura; Sad Song Backwards; Everything I’ll Ever Need; Take Your Mama; Clothes Off; S.O.B; The Bruiser; Palace In the Sky; I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’; Creep City; Mississippi Delta

The line: ‘The Londoners are swell, and they seem like they adore me’ from new song Mississippi Delta is received rapturously here – and with good reason.

  • Read on for reasons including how¬†Jake Shears sounds very Scissor Sisters

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LIVE REVIEW: Lake Street Dive

WORTH A LOOK?: ***

WHERE: Scala

WHEN: 26/4

SETLIST: Godawful Things; I Don’t Care About You; Side Pony; Clear A Space; Mistakes; Stop Your Crying; Spectacular Failure; Lola; How Good It Feels; Saving All My Sinning; Hell Yeah; What I’m Doing Here; Don’t Make Me Hold Your Hand; Elijah; Just Ask; So Long; You Go Down Smooth; Bad Self Portraits; 17; Call Off Your Dogs.

Lake Street Dive are musical magpies – we think we can hear strains of songs as diverse as The Nolans’ I’m In The Mood For Dancing and the Jim’ll Fix It theme tune at times during their set.

  • Read on for an exclusive picture from the gig

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LIVE REVIEW: Hurts

Worth a look?: ***1/2

Where: Scala

When: 16/6/15

Setlist: Surrender; Some Kind Of Heaven; Miracle; Somebody To Die For; Rolling Stone; Evelyn; Nothing Will Be Bigger Than Us; Weight Of The World; Blood, Tears and Gold; Wonderful Life; Sunday; Better Than Love; Illuminated; Stay.

A 12-strong choir joins Theo Hutchcraft and a newly bearded Adam Anderson on stage for their 1st London gig for 20 months.

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