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PUBLISHED: 17:57 09 February 2009 | UPDATED: 13:27 24 August 2010

Mystery Jets

Mystery Jets

by Tim Cole The 2009 series of Shockwaves NME Awards Shows kicked off in earnest on Sunday at the Shepherds Bush Empire. The season was launched by Franz Ferdinand two weeks ago and this weekend The Gaslight Anthems, Frank Turner & The P

by Tim Cole

The 2009 series of Shockwaves NME Awards Shows kicked off in earnest on Sunday at the Shepherds Bush Empire.

The season was launched by Franz Ferdinand two weeks ago and this weekend The Gaslight Anthems, Frank Turner & The Polar Bear Club were first out of the blocks for the main multi-venue series of dates

The gigs offer a mix of well known names like Roots Manuva and Pete Doherty and emerging talent like Passion Pit and Little Boots.

The rest of the London shows are:

Wednesday, February 11: Ida Maria - Koko

Thursday, February 12: Simian Mobile Disco & Chrome Hoof - Koko

Friday, February 13: Mystery Jets & Little Boots - Shepherds Bush Empire

Sunday, February 15: Black Lips, Vivian Girls, The Soft Pack & Joy Formidable - Islington Academy

Monday, February 16: Secret Machines, The Big Pink, Joy Formidable & Little Death - Islington Academy

Tuesday, February 17: Iglu and Hartley - Islington Academy

Wednesday, February 18: Black Kids, Boy Crisis & Passion Pit - Koko

Thursday, February 19: Roots Manuva - Koko

Friday, February 20: Tricky - Shepherds Bush Empire

Sunday, February 22: Peter Doherty - Shepherds Bush Empire

Monday, February 23: Wombats - Shepherds Bush Empire

Monday, February 23: Spinnerette & Brody Dalle - Islington Academy

The national Shockwaves NME Awards Tour arrives at the Brixton Academy on Saturday, February 21 featuring Glasvegas, Friendly Fires, White Lies and Florence & The Machine.

tim.cole@archant.co.uk


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