Róisín Gadelrab’s music news: Slipknot; 6Music Festival; Kitty Daisy & Lewis
24 January, 2020 — By Róisín Gadelrab
Kitty Daisy & Lewis
YOU never know who’s going to pop up in Camden Market next – hang around long enough and sure enough a cult band, classic singer or a teen heartthrob will set up a stall of collectibles that’s gone before you know it. This weekend, the frenzy is around US masked metalheads Slipknot – who will be signing bottles of their No 9 Iowa Whiskey on Saturday (Jan 25) before playing their biggest ever UK headline show at the O2 Arena. The shop, which will also sell exclusive merch and a 12 x 12 print vinyl bundle, will open from 12-6pm on Sat with Slipknot expected to appear at 3pm. Also open on Sunday from 12-5pm.
• BBC 6Music Festival is taking over Camden from March 6-8, with a strong line-up including shows from Michael Kiwanuka, Róisín Murphy, Kate Tempest, Bombay Bicycle Club, Kojey Radical, Ghostpoet, Hot 8 Brass band and many more, playing across the Roundhouse, Dingwalls, Electric Ballroom and Fest. Tickets go on sale at 10am tomorrow (Friday). Visit www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4FtsmGnnG2t3SGLQbf2qqNJ/tickets-venue-information for tickets and info.
• The London SS have a revered reputation amongst the UK punk scene of the 1970s. While they never officially released any material, they are credited with having a huge influence on the burgeoning punk movement. Former members of the band went on to form the Clash, The Damned and Generation X. They play The Dublin Castle on Jan 25 with support from Daddy Those Men Scare Me.
• Independent Venue Week begins next week (Jan 27-Feb 2) with countless gigs across the country to highlight the need to support the many independent music venues or lose them for good. For full details, visit www.independentvenueweek.com/
• Kentish Town siblings Kitty Daisy & Lewis play The Macbeth on Jan 30.
• Soul-blues vocalist Martha High was part of the James Brown Revue for over 30 years. She plays a special concert at The 100 Club on Jan 24 backed by the Italian Royal Family with whom she recorded new album Nothing’s Going Wrong.