Archive for ICA

St. Vincent & Blue Roses @ ICA, July 8th.

Posted in Gigs, Hot Tickets, Tracks with tags , , on June 8, 2009 by musicmuleblog

St. Vincent

What? St. Vincent a.k.a. Annie Clark of Brooklyn has been accumulating rave reviews all over the shop for her latest album ‘Actor’ which is up there with my records of the year so far. A sweet voice paired up with experimental guitar tunes ranging from pop to alt-folk to prog. Miss at your peril. For Fans Of: Feist, Dirty Projectors, Grizzly Bear. Continue reading

The Temper Trap @ ICA, July 15th.

Posted in Gigs, Hot Tickets, Tracks with tags , , on May 29, 2009 by musicmuleblog

What? Eat Your Own Ears presents The Temper Trap this July. This Melbourne 5-piece are the hottest new band in the world right now. If you only see one London gig this year I’d recommend it be this one. For Fans Of: U2, TV On The Radio, Sonic Youth. Continue reading

We Have Band @ ICA, Sept 15th.

Posted in Gigs, Hot Tickets with tags , on May 28, 2009 by musicmuleblog

We Have Band by Mikael Gregorsky

What? We Have Band are an 80s tinged electro 3-piece from London. A Music Mule favourite for months now. They’re starting to pull huge crowds and expect them to really blow up after the summer festival season including a slot they won on the Other Stage at Glasto. For Fans Of: New Order, Friendly Fires, Hot Chip. Continue reading

The Local presents: David Thomas Broughton @ ICA, Sept 24th.

Posted in Gigs, Hot Tickets, Tracks with tags , , , on May 26, 2009 by musicmuleblog

David Thomas Broughton

What? David Thomas Broughton is the self dubbed ‘gypsy Freddie Mercury’ and that isn’t too far off either. He has an astounding voice and a presence that is almost menacing. Through use of guitar, loops and samples he creates a unique and powerful alt. folk experience. For Fans Of: Tunng, James Yorkston, The Miserable Rich. Continue reading

Crystal Stilts @ ICA, May 22nd.

Posted in Gigs, Hot Tickets, Tracks with tags , , , , on May 13, 2009 by musicmuleblog

crystal stilts

What? Crystal Stilts are a cool as fuck Brooklyn guitar band who play reverb heavy dark disco/surf tunes with a foot in the past but their hearts and heads pointed firmly forwards. Whatever the hell that means! Dark, danceable, sexy tunes well performed and with the ice cool delivery of front man Brad Hargett. They made one of the best albums of 2008 with their debut ‘Alight The Night’. They impressed me at The Windmill in Brixton last year.

For Fans Of: Joy Division, Deerhunter, The Jesus And Mary Chain.

Support comes from Christchurch, New Zealand easy going rockers The Bats and UK indie rockers Comet Gain who sopund like they have a bit of a Long Blondes vibe going on. Nowt bad.

When? Friday, May 22nd.

Where? ICA, The Mall.

How Much? £12.50

Tickets? ICA Website

mp3: Crystal Stilts – Crippled Croon

mp3: Comet Gain – Love Without Lies

mp3: The Bats – Crimson Enemy

ActionAId presents 6Degrees live feat: Martina Topley Bird / Micachu & The Shapes / Alessi’s Ark @ ICA, April 29th.

Posted in Gigs, Tracks with tags , , , , , , , , , on April 24, 2009 by musicmuleblog


What? Martina Topley Bird / Micachu & The Shapes / the cocknbull kid / Alessi’s Ark

Join ActionAid for an event in support of women around the world campaigning for equal rights and an end to discrimination against women.

Performing live will be some of the hottest breakthrough female acts of 2009 including Martina Topley Bird, Micachu and the Shapes, thecocknbullkid, Alessi’s Ark and some very special guests. West End party favourites Smash & Grab will be hosting the bar area, featuring DJ sets from residents Queens of Noize as well as Zezi Ifore, and a very special appearance from infamous New Yorker, Princess Superstar.

For Fans Of: Women.

When? Wednesday, April 29th.

Where? ICA, The Mall.

How Much? £10

Tickets? ICA

mp3: Micachu – Golden Phone

mp3: Alessi’s Ark – The Horse

Lissy Trullie @ ICA, June 8th.

Posted in Gigs, Tracks with tags , , on April 16, 2009 by musicmuleblog


What? Lissy Trullie

Fashionable New Yorker Lissy Trullie leads a four-piece band who play clean riffed, danceable guitar rock. A little bit post punk, a little bit not. Lissy’s voice sometimes has shades of Nico, while her looks have more resemblance to Kate Moss. The band’s independently released first EP has been turning heads and I can see why as it’s full of accomplished song writing and it’s catchy as hell in a Libertines first album meets The Strokes kind of way.

For Fans Of: The Libertines, The Strokes, Television.

When? Monday, June 8th.

Where? ICA, Pall Mall.

How Much? £8

Tickets? ICA

mp3: Lissy Trullie – Boy Boy