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The Guide: John Etheridge Presents London: St John Sessions London: Gruff Rhys On tour: Proms Saturday Matinee 3 London: Freddie Gibbs On tour: Festival No 6 Portmeirion

August 30, 2014

Observer critic Dave Gelly once said that if the guitarist John Etheridge weren't so brilliant, he might be more famous. Etheridge's bewildering multiple talents have made him virtually unbrandable o

Pizza Express Jazz Club, W1, Tue to 6 Sep

As great as he obviously is performing with regular collaborators (Neon Neon or Super Furry Animals, say), singer Gruff Rhys is probably best on his own. Rhys has historically devised interesting ways to work solo - such as sampling his voice - but on this occasion we'll be witnessing the fruits of his "investigative concert tour" of America, during which he researched his ancestor John Evans, who left Wales for Baltimore in search of a Welsh-speaking Native American tribe. The resulting multi-platform project (film, app, album, show) is called American Interior and is growing cumulatively.

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End Of The Road Festival, Salisbury, Sat; Mareel, Lerwick, Thu; O2 ABC, Glasgow, Fri; touring to 21 Sep

Cadogan Hall,

SW1, Sat

O2 ABC2, Glasgow, Sat; XOYO, EC2, Sun; Komedia, Brighton, Mon; The Institute, Birmingham, Tue; Deaf Institute, Manchester, Wed; Twisted Pepper,

Dublin, Thu

Portmeirion, Fri to 7 Sep

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Source: Guardian (UK)

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