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Gigs & Tours Round-Up: DJ Snoopadelic, Beirut, Tom Vek, First Aid Kit, Freddie Gibbs and Nagoya Fest

By | Published on Wednesday 14 May 2014

Freddie Gibbs

Rounding up the latest gig news…

Snoop Lion/Dogg, who’s on a ‘tekno’ hype at the moment, will play a series of sets as DJ Snoopadelic, his dance alias circa 2012, later this year.

The four nicely-spaced club dates, which follow on from a Snoop Dogg/Lion show at London’s Brixton Academy, are at Birmingham’s Gatecrasher (5 Jun), Control in Leeds (7 Jun), the Tup Tup Palace in Newcastle (9 Jun), and the Cardiff-based DC (12 Jun). Peace.

On to Beirut-themed gig news, Zach Condon and band have announced a rare headline date at the Albert Hall in Manchester. It’s on 14 Aug, and will be Beirut’s only UK appearance this year, aside from a slot at this year’s Green Man festival. Or at least, it is at the minute. Hurry up and buy tickets from this Friday until they’re all gone, via this link.

Tom Vek has tacked a new list of shows – ten in total – to his calendar, and all. The first is on 3 Oct, at the Falmouth Pavilions, and the last is at Koko in London on 15 Oct. Buy into the shows, which go to add a bit of promotional shine to Tom’s forthcoming album ‘Luck’, from this coming Friday.

Now it’s over to sister-sister folk salvos First Aid Kit, who’ve this week piled a heap of new dates on their site behind their new LP, ‘Stay Gold’, which is released on 9 Jun. Check the band’s updated tour listings, which now feature shows in mid-September in Glasgow, Belfast, Manchester, Bristol and London, here, and appraise the brand new clip for lead ‘Stay Gold’ single ‘My Silver Lining’ here:

Next, hip hop MC Freddie Gibbs (pictured) is flying over on a British sightseeing trip soon-ish, visiting Glasgow’s ABC 2 on 30 Aug on the first stop in a five-date tour of the UK. Gibbs’ motivation is doing so is twofold, since he has two feature-heavy LPs, Madlib collaboration ‘Pinata’, and his and DJ Fresh’s impending project ‘The Tonite Show’, to push. You’ll find the full listings, if you’re curious, on this page, and the video for Freddie and Madlib’s ‘Pinata’ track ‘Thuggin’ right here:

Finally, and saving the best for last, a trio of DIY J-pop bands – Cecile Tiger Again, No Cars and Kero Kero Bonito – who’ll play a super-cute split bill as part of this year’s Nagoya Fest. An all-night – well, 7-10.30pm – dance party (the likes of which are banned in Japan at the moment, though soon might not be) so named because all the acts, and stand-up Yuriko Kotani, are native to the Japanese city of Nagoya, it’s this Saturday (17 May) at The Pipeline in London.

Get details and tickets to the event here, and see Cecile Tiger Again singing their hit, ‘Shonen Ramones’, here:

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