Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

The Bells Ring Out

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

The Bells Ring Out

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GIGS OF THE WEEKEND DAVID SMYTH SLEIGH BELLS This free Saturday night show by one of the most hyped American bands of the year is sure to cause a road block (they've already sold out The Lexington on Monday). Derek Miller and Alexis Krauss could be dismissed as Brooklyn's answer to The Ting Tings -- a man providing sample-heavy pop-rock while his glamorous partner sings sweetly over the top, but this pair have a harder edge.

Tomorrow, Old Blue Last, EC2 (020 7739 7033, theoldbluelast.com) BEBEL GILBERTO The huge-selling Brazilian star has taken the bossa nova sound of her father Joao Gilberto and added subtle touches of electronica to bring it up to date and win over a large Western audience. This is her first London show in three years. Tonight, Koko, NW1 (0870 432 5527, koko.uk.com) TINARIWEN Peddling an extraordinary electric blues sound, these Tuareg nomads have been together for over 30 years and deserve their current status playing larger western venues. The similarity to the American blues sound may explain their initial appeal, but with their traditional costumes and Tamashek lyrics they're also unique.

Tomorrow, HMV Forum, NW5 (0844 847 2405, kentishtownforum.com) DANDY WARHOLS The Portland indie pop band haven't had a hit in a while but are nonetheless touring to promote a new hits collection, The Capitol Years 1995-2007. It should remind casual observers that while they never made a classic album, as a singles band they punched well above their weight. Bohemian Like You won't be the only standout this evening. Sunday, Koko, NW1 (0870 432 5527, koko. …

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