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Gigs & tours round-up: Parquet Courts, London Modular launch and Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball

By | Published on Thursday 7 November 2013

Parquet Courts

Punk favourites the world over Parquet Courts (pictured) have laced 2014’s first quarter with a trio of bigtime shows. Said shows are at Brighton’s Concorde 2 (14 Feb), Manchester’s Academy 2 (15 Feb) and London’s Electric Ballroom (16 Feb), and will mark a joint victory lap for the band’s very good LP, ‘Light Up Gold’, and newer EP, ‘Tally All The Things That You Broke’. Find all the relevant live details at this link.

And now, such info as is public on the live launch of London Modular, a Hackney-based shop and showroom for all-things, and all-synths, um, modular. Whilst the shop is already open, the venture will officially take off with a live ‘revue’ consisting of improvised and purely analogue sounds from TBA Hessle Audio, Clone and R&S Records-signed acts. The revue is set for 9 Nov at the Crate Brewery in Hackney Wick. Details here.

And finally, Capital FM has convinced Katy Perry, James Arthur, Naughty Boy, Ellie Goulding, Rizzle Kicks, Olly Murs, Union J, Disclosure and Tinie Tempah to appear at day one of its holly jolly Jingle Bell Ball, which is at London’s O2 Arena on 7-8 Dec. Bag tickets to both the Saturday and the Sunday line-ups, the latter of which is still TBC, from Friday, via the Capital site.