This month’s best gigs
Don’t miss Four Tet, David Byrne’s Meltdown and Visions Festival this month
Get ’em while they're hot: here's our weekly list of the capital's latest top tickets to be released
Gigs and concerts this week
Two days of bands, booze and barbecue in one of Camden's best venues, hosted by London promoters Clockwork. Saturday's bill has raucous garage punks Arrows...
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).
If you’ve lost your libido, forget Viagra and shell out instead on a ticket for this big London date with US R&B superstar Miguel. He just dropped his new album ‘Wildheart’, so this big London show is a chance to hear him croon fresh material alongside epic babymaking anthems like ‘Adorn’. His silky tones and deft songwriting could get a crumbling statue in the mood for sexy-time.
Florence + The Machine
Florence Welch and her band have notched up a third consecutive Number One album with their mighty new album ‘How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful’, and to celebrate they’re playing no fewer than four enormous Ally Pally shows. ‘Restraint’ isn’t a word many would associate with Florence + The Machine, so count on a huge stage spectacle to go with the new material and, of course, a flawless performance from Flo and co.