Get ’em while they're hot: here's our weekly list of the capital's latest top tickets to be released
This month’s best gigs
Patti Smith, Hot Chip and more great shows this month
Gigs and concerts this week
Carl Barat & The Jackals, Toy, Tom Vek, Bo Ningen, Dutch Uncles, The Sunshine Underground, To Kill A King, Frankie & The Heartstrings, Little Barrie, The...
Fearne Cotton’s charity festival moves to Waterloo for a sixth year of music and fun
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.
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.