Critics' choice
Rich Mix, Brick Lane Friday June 19 2015

Mobo Award-winning rapper Akala (Ms Dynamite's little brother) headlines with his soulful hip hop. He's unashamedly brainy – his lyrics are riddled with Shakespeare references, and he's written for the Huffington Post and performed in the British Library – but he's a dab hand at catchy tunes too.

Venue name: Rich Mix
Address: 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd
E1 6LA
Opening hours: Daily 9am-11pm
Transport: Shoreditch High St Overground; Tube: Liverpool St
Price: £10, £7 adv
1 person listening