Pick of the line: Listen to live music. 02/02/12 – 08/02/12

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As the weather plummets to sub-zero temperatures, its easy to giev into the temptation to stay at home and curl up by the fire. To lift the mood (even if we can’t lift the temperature) EastLondonLines has found some of the best indoor places to listen to live music this week:

Thursday: Consortium @The Troy Bar, Hackney.

Friday: The Kemistry + Kay Young + Joel Culpepper @ The Victoria, Bow.

Saturday: Anna Meredith + Leah Kardos + Mirel Wagner + Dog Ears @ The Gallery Café, Bethnal Green

Sunday: London Improvisers Orchestra @ Café Oto, Hackney

Monday: Am And Shawn Lee @ Rough Trade East, Brick Lane

Tuesday: Alan Wilkinson + Liz Bentley + The Happy Couple @ Olive, Stoke Newington

Wednesday: Lesley Garrett @ Fairfield Hall, Park Lane, Croydon


Nonclassical welcomes back club favourites Consortium5, one of the foremost recorder consorts of their generation and among the only to focus on contemporary music.


The Kemistry + Kay Young + Joel Culpepper

The Victoria’s regular music showcase is back for its first search through East London’s emerging talent 2012. With Kay Young and Joel Culpepper both on stage, you know it’s going to be a goody.


Anna Meredith + Leah Kardos + Mirel Wagner + Dog Ears

Bringing you the highest quality quiet stuff, The Local are taking over the Gallery Cafe for another one of their quality Shhh! showcases.

£7.50 (Advance Tickets)

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For a jazzy Sunday, composer and performers are selected anew each time and create and rehearse a new piece of music during the day, then perform it in the evening. The ever-changing line up includes the likes of Ian Smith, Roland Ramanam, Alan Tomlinson, Robert Jarvis, Neil Metcalfe, Terry Day and Evan Parker among many others.


£6, adv £4

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Rock atmosphere – Am and Shawn Lee are from London and Los Angeles. This duo oferring psych-leaning, chiwlwave-ish fare launch their album, ‘Celestial Electric’, which was produced across the internet.


Alan Wilkinson + Liz Bentley + The Happy Couple

If you like discovering new sounds and experimental music, this is for you. One of London’s longest-running institutions, The Klinker, has been helmed by guitarist and film-make Hugh Metcalfe since 1982 and has harboured acts that range from inspiring and challenging to just plain daft (in a putting-bacon-on-a-xylophone way). The second of the three shows sees sax improve master Wilkinson sharing the bill alongside exponents of roots, folk and spoken-word.


£6, concs £3

Lesley Garrett

To listen to classical music in Croydon: celebrated British soprano Lesley Garrett takes centre stage for an elegant and magical evening of arias and duets from your all-time favourite operas.


£12.00 (Lowest Price) – £31.50 (Highest Price)


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