This month’s best gigs
From Marianne Faithfull to Tame Impala, here are London’s best gigs this February
The Last Shadow Puppets
Alex Turner and Miles Kane revive their retro rock side-project
Gigs and concerts this week
Effortlessly striking Malian singer and guitarist Traoré recruited PJ Harvey producer John Parish and drummer Seb Rochford for her typically...
The Australian psych gang hit Ally Pally
BBC Symphony Orchestra/Renée Fleming
Renée Fleming, America’s leading lyric soprano is in residence at the Barbican to introduce a film, chair a discussion, lead a masterclass and...
The awesome foursome from north London pump out lashings of reverb-heavy indie-grunge-pop, which has earned them critical acclaim and adoring fans up and down the country. This’ll be their biggest home town show to date and a fitting showcase for their superb debut album ‘My Love Is Cool’.
Kevin Parker’s psychedelic rock gang are coming back to London early next year for a huge show, where you’ll hear epic workouts from their new Top Five album ‘Currents’, 2012’s excellent ‘Lonerism’ and their debut long-player ‘Innerspeaker’, which first set out their woozy world of driving, fuzz-encrusted, psychedelic rock and tripped-out pop and nodded to the likes of Blue Cheer, Dungen and Cream. Very groovy, maaan.
This manufactured trio from Japan combine the popular 'idol' style of J-pop with crushing heavy metal. The result: three cute teenage girls performing upbeat vocals and dance moves, interspersed with punishing riffs and drumming. It's just as bizarre as it sounds, but millions of YouTube viewers can't be wrong, right? Read our Babymetal interview.