Another week, another crop of ace London gigs. Out of everything that isn’t sold out, here’s our top ten. Click on the red headers to read more.
10. Pharoahe Monch
Queens’s hip hop lyricist Troy Donald Jamerson (of Organized Konfusion) returns with some fresh material. Jazz Cafe. Wed Aug 10.
The veteran Jamaican reggae star runs through his lovers rock back catalogue: just the thing for summer. O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire. Sun Aug 14.
Chichester’s answer to Parquet Courts perform some of the most down-home US slacker rock since Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. Old Blue Last. Wed Aug 10.
7. Morgan Delt
The Californian baroque pop singer brings his sunny psychedelic tunes to Hackney. Pond and Tame Impala fans, don’t miss out. Moth Club. Mon Aug 15.
One of the world’s top qawwali vocalists sings Sufi devotional music to a huge audience in Greenwich. The O2. Sun Aug 14.
Gershwin comes to the Proms, with Wilson’s band playing plenty of George and Ira’s hits and a few lesser-known classics. Royal Albert Hall. Sat Aug 13.
The avant-garde electronic wizard plays a set in Ron Arad’s Curtain Call installation. Roundhouse. Wed Aug 10.
Hear a Motown legend in concert and in conversation at the former Talk of the Town club. Hippodrome Casino. Thu Aug 11.
A celebration of Carnival legends with music by Rico Rodriguez’s All Stars, Gaz Mayall and more. Portobello Green. Sun Aug 14.
The best gig this week: Sons Of Kemet
One of the best live jazz bands in London right now, SOK mix up New Orleans, African, Caribbean and dub sounds, and feature UK jazz stars Seb Rochford and Shabaka Hutchings. Catch their double-drumming wallop at BAC’s Borderless series. Battersea Arts Centre. Thu Aug 11.
…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.