Another week, another crop of ace London gigs and festivals. Out of everything that isn’t sold out, here’s our top ten. Click on the red headers to read more.
Mark the anniversary of one of WWI’s most tragic battles with music, poetry, film and readings. Wilton’s Music Hall. Mon Jul 11-Jul 13.
A free daytime party in Gillett Square followed by cutting-edge artists and DJs in nine local venues. Gillett Square and other Dalston venues. Sat Jul 9..
Rising jazz star Matthew Halsall brings his large ensemble – incorporating flute, harp and koto – to Camden Town. Jazz Cafe. Mon Jul 11.
Catch J-Pop’s biggest breakout star busting out her high-energy, hyper-colourful pop hits plus some truly bizarre outfits. Koko. Fri Jul 8.
Matthew Halsall and Gondwana Orchestra © Simon Hunt
Timeless Stax hits – get ready to boogie to ‘Green Onions’ – from the veteran bandleader. Brooklyn Bowl London. Thu Jul 7 and Fri Jul 8.
The South Caroline group play their epic indie tunes, loaded with reverb and folky grandeur. O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire. Tue Jul 5 and Wed Jul 6.
Dec and his band The Imposters headline as part of the Roundhouse’s punk weekender, bashing out plenty of those old new-wave hits. Roundhouse. Wed Jul 6.
3. Laura Mvula
Birmingham’s talented soul star showcases her biting voice and the exquisite arrangements of her ‘The Dreaming Room’ album, under the stars. Somerset House. Sun Jul 10.
A set of trippy neo-soul by the Melbourne band is one of the highlights of this year’s Somerset House Summer Series. Somerset House. Thu Jul 7.
The best gig this week: Sunfall
Jamie XX © Ben Stas
This ace-looking new one-dayer comprises a day of raving in Brockwell Park with Jamie XX, Benji B, Goldie, Joy Orbison, Kamasi Washington and Fatima Yamaha, followed by eight eclectic afterparties across south London. Essential summer fun. Brockwell Park and other south London venues. Sat Jul 9.
…and here are loads more gigs this week. Don’t say we’re not good to you.
NB. All events were available to book at time of writing.