A round up of music and music business events happening in the next seven days…
Pussy Riot appeal. The appeal hearing for the three members of Pussy Riot convicted of hooliganism and religious hatred after staging a protest in Moscow’s cathedral earlier this year will get under way on Wednesday. The appeal had been due to begin last week, but before it could get going one of the three, Yekaterina Samutsevich, reportedly argued with the judge, complaining that her request for a different defence lawyer had been ignored, leading to the week long adjournment.
City Showcase. This year’s City Showcase festival, which commandeers shops up and down London’s Regent Street as well as various venues around the city for new band showcases, begins tomorrow. There will also be a series of music industry panels and seminars in the Apple Store and Gibson Guitar Studio. Full details of the event, plus interviews and more can be found in the handy guide published by CMU’s sister website ThisWeekLondon.com, which you’ll find here.
New releases. Norwegian musician Susanne Sundfør’s latest album, ‘The Silicone Veil’, finally gets its UK release this week, and you should absolutely rush out to buy it. Other albums you should most definitely be putting in your shopping basket this week are the new records from Converge, Why?, Tall Ships and Josephine. Then, if you wish, you may also check out the following: Ellie Goulding, Xzibit, Coheed & Cambria, Daphni (aka Caribou’s Dan Snaith), MellowHype, Ty Segall and Fink, the latter of whom is releasing a live album. Annie Mac also has a new compilation out, which has an exclusive track by AlunaGeorge on it. By complete coincidence, AlunaGeorge’s new single ‘Your Drums, Your Love’ is also out this week, and there’s a new EP from Rhye.
Gigs and tours. Azealia Banks will bring her Mermaid’s Ball to the London Aquarium this Saturday, while on Wednesday Aphex Twin will be conducting his ‘Remote Orchestra’ at the Barbican, and Radiohead, Marina And The Diamonds and Bloc Party will all kick off UK tours. Also doing the live thing this week are Hot Chip, Ren Harvieu, Bo Ningen, Nine Black Alps, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Why?, Slash, Spector, Boys Noize, Kid Koala, Jack Beats, Egyptian Hip Hop, PINS, Angel Haze, Tall Ships and Wave Machines.
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