This month’s best gigs
Shura, David Gilmour, Sufjan Stevens and more great shows this month
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Gigs and concerts this week
Klezmer in the Park
This annual festival of klezmer and Sephardi music is a lot of fun, with live acts performing on the Regent's Park Bandstand as well as exhibitions and...
Talk about musique concrète! Peckham’s disused multi-storey car park is the setting for summer concerts from the 60-strong Multi-Story Orchestra under...
They’re back! After another long, long hiatus and a line-up change, Kele Okereke's emotional post-punks have finally reconvened for their fifth album. A decade after their stunning debut ‘Silent Alarm’, it’s anyone’s guess what they’ll sound like: their last LP 'Four' took in indie-disco and synthpop as well as hard grunge and blues riffs. But we’ve no doubt at all that they still know how to put on a frenetic performance. This intimate live show in Hackney will be your first chance to hear the band’s new sounds in their home town.
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.
After releasing a classically bombastic new album – ‘Sonic Highways’ came accompanied by a TV series about the history of American music – Dave Grohl and his rock ’n’ roll stadium-fillers were all set for a pair of triumphant Wembley sets to back up their Glastonbury headline slot. Then disaster struck: Dave broke his leg and the gigs had to be cancelled. But fear not: the Foos have rescheduled, performing two nights at the Milton Keynes Bowl (only, er, 40 miles away) in September. Get practising that air-punching.
The Hammersmith gyratory will be an even more maudlin place than usual for two nights this autumn, when Moz comes to town to croon Smiths classics and solo material. The Pope of Mope comes trailing a new album (‘World Peace Is None of Your Business’) and the same old dark cloud. We’ve got our fingers crossed that he’ll be on form for these London dates, where his workmanlike backing band will be helping him run through new songs alongside select cuts from a hefty and often captivating back catalogue (albeit with a noticeable dropping off of notes in his upper register).