Gigs

StandUp Tragedy: Thursday 4th July, Dogstar

Half the Slate Islands (Polly and Andy) will be playing at the rather fine Stand Up Tragedy night, which is basically a variety night featuring storytellers, comedians, poets, musicians and others all performing work based (loosely or otherwise) around the theme of tragedy. Also on the bill will be Josie Long, Nish Kumar, Emily Capell, Daniel Barker, Frog Morris, Daniel Simpson and Jen Adamthwaite. Thursday 4th July, 7.30pm at the Dogstar, 389 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW9 8LQ. Tickets £5 in advance from www.standuptragedy.co.uk or £7 on the door.

Saturday 18th May: The Songs of The Incredible String Band

Polly will be making a solo appearance at the Green Note on Saturday 18th May, as part of a special event in which a range of acts will perform songs by the Incredible String Band to mark the launch of the 2013 edition of 'Be Glad: an Incredible String Band Compendium'. (New, revised, tenth-anniversary edition of this acclaimed book, edited by Adrian Whittaker.) On the bill will be Malcolm Le Maistre, Norman Lamont, Jowe Head and the Demi-Monde, Joe Murphy (from Sergeant Buzfuz); and others to be confirmed. Copies of the book will be on sale at a reduced price on the day. Tickets are £8 in advance from WeGotTickets. Green Note, 106 Parkway, Camden, London NW1 7AN. Saturday 18th May, 2-5pm.

Monday 20th May: Under The Influence of Eurovision

We're big fans of the monthly Under The Influence nights at The Boogaloo, so we're delighted to have been given the chance to guest host the night on May 20th. The theme will be Eurovision, with each act playing two of their own songs plus one Eurovision number. Updates to follow concerning which other acts will be playing. Under The Influence @ The Boogaloo312 Archway Road, London N6 5AT (Highgate tube). Monday 20th May 2013, 8pm, £3 entry.

Saturday 18th May: The Songs of The Incredible String Band event

Polly will be making a solo appearance at the Green Note on Saturday 18th May, as part of a special event in which a range of acts will perform songs by the Incredible String Band to mark the launch of the 2013 edition of 'Be Glad: an Incredible String Band Compendium'. (New, revised, tenth-anniversary edition of this acclaimed book, edited by Adrian Whittaker.) On the bill will be Malcolm Le Maistre, Norman Lamont, Jowe Head and the Demi-Monde, Joe Murphy (from Sergeant Buzfuz); and others to be confirmed. Copies of the book will be on sale at a reduced price on the day. Tickets are £8 in advance from WeGotTickets. Green Note, 106 Parkway, Camden, London NW1 7AN. Saturday 18th May, 2-5pm.

Friday 8th March: Milfords

Our first gig of 2013 - and our first gig in ages - will be a Dogfishtrombone night at Milfords, London WC2. Also on the bill will be Sister Mercedes, Chris Macorkindale and Hungry Dog Brand. Upstairs at Milfords, 1 Milford Lane, London WC2R 3LL (off the Strand). Friday 8th March - doors 7.30pm; Slate Islands on around 10pm. £5 entry.