Pick of the week: London: Rock & pop

London: James Blackshaw | The Jesus Lizard | Telepathe

James Blackshaw
Watermans, TW8, Saturday 9 March
Mesmeric guitar picking from the British guitarist. Psychedelic ragas and string-based systems music from forthcoming LP The Glass Bead Game.

The Jesus Lizard
HMV Forum, NW5, Monday 11 March
Occasionally selfdestructive American rockers return. Precision guitar from Duane Denison; deranged bellowing from David Yow.

Telepathe
93 Feet East, E1, Monday 11 March
Brooklyn band bring an off-kilter, casual take on the borough's hip and atmospheric pop. David Sitek supplies the soundscapes on their debut album.

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