Published: 28 April, 2011
by ROISIN GADELRAB
A QUICK reminder to anyone not heading for the Camden Crawl that you can still feel like part of the festivities by catching Graham Coxon, Marques Toliver and more at their Levi’s Crawl set at Proud Camden on Sunday for a separate £10 ticket. Entry free to Crawl wristband holders. And in case you didn’t see my appeal in our final preview, remember to tweet any Crawl news, sightings, gossip or secret gig rumours to me @roisingadelrab. I’ll be reporting the whole weekend live on Twitter.
• Really sorry to hear about the death of X-Ray Spex frontwoman Poly Styrene. Poly, whose real name was Marianne Elliot-Said, rejoined the band for a one-off show at Camden Roundhouse in 2008. In a tribute this week, Jonathan Ross told how X-Ray Spex were the first live band he ever saw – at the Hope & Anchor in Islington.
• Coming up at the Union Chapel is Paloma Faith’s special charity show (May 5) to help raise funds for a friend who suffered brain damage in an accident. She will be joined by Noisettes, her X Factor favourite Rebecca Ferguson, Michael Nyman, Claire Maguire, Rox, Alfie Boe, David Arnold and Ricky Wilson. The night will be hosted by Keith Lemon.
• Remember when James were great? Maybe Tim Booth can recreate some of their heyday magic when he headlines Koko on Tuesday.
• Former Record of the Week contenders and all-round new favourites Warehouse Republic play The Bowery on Wednesday.
ª• Anyone got a golden ticket for Hugh Laurie’s Union Chapel show on Wednesday? Let me know, is he a better musician or actor?