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
The most recent recordings by the legendary Celtic soul mystic have flitted between big band jazz, R&B, skiffle and folk, but on stage nowadays he’s been dipping deep into the blues as well as raiding his deep, deep discography (including cuts from his seminal ‘Astral Weeks’ and ‘Moondance’ albums). But don’t count on hearing ‘Brown Eyed Girl’.Read more
A cast of cool indie acts hit several venues in Hackney for the second year of this autumn festival. The chance to see headliner Bat For Lashes in a church is a highlight, and there’s an excellent-looking support bill too included Allah-Las, The Coral’s Bill Ryder-Jones and US punks Fucked Up and Diarrhea Planet.Read more
If you're into reverb-drenched, droning guitars and heavy motorik drive, you can't do much better than this. Circuitously weaving entrancing psych-rock spells and throbbing, fuzzed-up ragas, the headlining San Francisco quartet will go down a storm with aficionados of My Bloody Valentine, Spacemen 3, Suicide and Can – and of course Moon Duo, the side-project of Wooden Shjips guitarist Ripley Johnson.Read more
The beatboxer extraordinaire and festival favourite brings his seemingly physically impossible vocal talents to this outdoor gig. He not long ago invented a new bit of software, the Beardytron 5000, to loop, sample and manipulate his hip hop, D&B and electro mouth-beats with even more precision and flexibility, and he’ll be showing it off tonight.Read more