Gigs of the week, with Calva Louise, Guru, Lee Gamble and more

By Emma Millward

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Herfest 2019 will be celebrating female-identifying musicians in Leeds on Saturday. It’s free but best to get a ticket in advance as the bill features Calva Louise, The Orielles, Dilettante and more. Womxn in music are also being celebrated at the Boudica Festival in Coventry on the 19, including music from Ghum, Los Bitchos, Pretty Vile and lots of others.

There’s a tonne of music in Norwich this weekend because of the Wild Paths Festival. A highlight looks like it’ll be the Karma Kafe on Saturday, where Beach Riot, Gaffa Tape Sandy, SuperGlu and more are due to play.

Not sure what it is with festivals this week but there is also BadPond in London, featuring The Physics House Band, Palm Reader, CLT DRP and other good stuff.

I’m so glad that there’s a band called Fatberg. I’m also glad that they will be playing alongside Cherry Pickles and Black Mekon at the Shacklewell Arms on Thursday.

Fatberg are also supporting when Fabricators release their Apocalypse Noodles EP on Friday at Off The Cuff. Free entry.

Things will be getting loud at Moth Club on Saturday with music from Bad Breeding, The Cool Greenhouse and Subdued.

Celebrate 15 years of Hyperdub at Village Underground on Friday with Kode9, Lee Gamble, DJ Spinn and more.

Free entry at the Old Blue Last on Friday for Guru, Social Contract and The Shuks.

Also free entry at Bar 42 in Worthing on Saturday for music from Failed Psychics, Hidden Palace and more.

Dead Naked Hippies have gigs around the country for the rest of the month, starting this week with shows in Middlesbrough and Liverpool.

Good things in Glasgow on Saturday with a double venue all-dayer. Acts include Yowl, bdrmm, The Vanities and lots of others.

The C33s are gigging with Catholic Action for the next week or so. This week sees them in Birmingham, Manchester and Southampton.

And a final free thing as SPQR, Wutip, Self Help and Forever Overhead play on Wednesday at Paper Dress Vintage.

WED 16 OCT / SPQR @ Paper Dress Vintage – London

THU 17 OCT / Cherry Pickles @ The Shacklewell Arms – London

FRI 18 OCT / Guru @ The Old Blue Last – London

FRI 18 OCT / Fabricators @ Off the Cuff – Herne Hill, London

FRI 18 OCT / Hyperdub @ Village Underground – London

FRI 18 OCT / The C33s tour

FRI 18 OCT / Dead Naked Hippies tour

SAT 19 OCT / Bad Breeding @ Moth Club – London

SAT 19 OCT / Beach Riot @ Karma Kafe – Norwich

SAT 19 OCT / Yowl – Glasgow

SAT 19 OCT / Failed Psychics @ Bar 42 – Worthing

SAT 19 OCT / Herfest 2019 @ Brudenell Social Club – Leeds

SAT 19 OCT / Boudica Festival 2019 @ The Herbert Art Gallery – Coventry

SUN 20 OCT / BadPond 2019 @ Bush Hall – London

Cover photo: Calva Louise by Keira Anee