We list hundreds of London gigs every week, to help you find the very best of the city’s vast and thriving music scene. Here are our picks of the best gigs and concerts in London over the next seven days – click the link below to view full listings for the week. Happy gigging!
The best gigs in London this week
Walthamstow grime MC Bizzle sure has the gift of the gab – he even convinced Dame Judi Dench to wear a cap emblazoned with 'Stay Dench' (Dench being the name of his fashion range). But here he's back to his first line of bizznizz, picking up the mic and causing all kinds of merry mayhem.Read more
Trumpeter Chris Batchelor, pianist Liam Noble, baritone saxophonist James Allsopp and drummer Paul Clarvis are Pigfoot: an impressive quartet who breathe new life into forgotten corners of jazz history. At this ‘1972’ show they’re taking a dizzying span of music from that year – anything from Ornette Coleman to Black Sabbath – and turning it inside out.Read more
In a praiseworthy attempt to put some of the underground thrill back into London’s rock ’n’ roll scene, east London indie label Fluffer Records are putting on a series of shows in a secret warehouse venue. There’s no stage: the bands (drawn from the London scene and beyond) play on the floor in the middle of the room, making for a thrillingly loud and sweaty gig experience. The Wytches play two nights in late April and May’s instalment is a huge all-dayer with The Black Lips and Bo Ningen.Read more
The capital's premier festival of stoner rock and doom metal returns. It's run by the promotion company Desertscene, who have been putting on heavy, heavy music in the capital since 2009, and has a sister event in Berlin. This year's line-up features a host of hairy guitar-wielders – Corrosion Of Conformity, Russian Circles, Godflesh, Crowbar, Truckfighters and more – across three days and five venues. Raise those horns and get stuck in.Read more