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Don’t panic, there’s another bank holiday next Monday. For now, enjoy the best gigs for the week of 29 April – 5 May. Get noisy at The Social on Friday 3 May with the Iggy Pop-approved Birthday Girl, Mutes and Nothingheads. Goat Girl round out the evening with a DJ set. Free entry.

We don’t feature enough Russian darkwave, I hear you cry. Let me rectify that by pointing out that the always intriguing Shortparis finish their short European tour with shows in London and Liverpool this week.

For the very reasonable price of zero pounds, you can see the most excellent Dancehall alongside Muskets and High Praise at East Street Tap on Tuesday.

And another for our Brighton contingent: Cabbage are supported by The c33s at The Haunt on Friday 3 May.

Leeds’ own Drahla release their album Useless Coordinates at the Brudenell on Friday. Support from XAM Duo and The Shakamoto Investigation.

Get down to The Cavendish Arms on Saturday for a night of alternative rock, featuring Sinka, Boyfromthecrowd, Ryse and more.

For something a bit different, The Shacklewell Arms is hosting a vinyl playback event for Nine Inch Nail’s The Downward Spiral this Sunday.

TUE 30 APR / Dancehall @ East Street Trap – Brighton

FRI 03 MAY / Birthday Girl @ The Social – London

FRI 03 MAY / The C33s @ The Haunt – Brighton

FRI 03 MAY / Drahla @ Brudenell Social Club – Leeds

SAT 04 MAY / Boyfromthecrowd @ The Cavendish Arms – London

SAT 04 MAY / Shortparis @ Moth Club – London

SUN 05 MAY / NIN Vinyl Playback @ The Cavendish Arms – London

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