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.
The libidinously charged Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme take on classic riffs with wit. O2 Forum Kentish Town. Kentish Town. Aug 26. £22.50.
9. Slum Village
Old-school, funk-driven hip hop from the legendary Detroit crew that still pack a powerful punch. Jazz Cafe. Camden Town. Aug 26-27. £20.
The producer plays tropically infused, percussion-laden beats with support from Kudu Blue and Atom Tree. Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen. Old Street. Aug 24. £7.
Dixit's unique brand of infectious, happy music transcends age, genre and even language. O2 Academy Islington. Angel. Aug 26. £18.
6. Sura Susso
Super talented Gambian kora player performs from new album 'Sila Kang'. Plus DJs spinning Afrobeat. Green Note. Camden Town. Aug 27. £10.
5. Fete Quaqua
Final day of ultra-improv sessions with 14 musicians from three different continents in various configurations. Vortex. Dalston Kingsland Overground. Aug 23. £6-£8.
Family-friendly DJ sets, live performances, a whole lot of funk. And love. Southbank Centre. Waterloo. Aug 29. Free.
A blues all-dayer featuring The Boom Band, Dove & Boweevil, Jon Amor and Marcus Bonfanti. Half Moon Putney. Putney Bridge. Aug 29. £12-£23.
Award-winning folk foursome pack guitar, fiddle, accordion, bass and hurdy-gurdy. Cecil Sharp House. Camden Town, Aug 23. £10-£18.
The best gig this week: Dan Deacon
The bespectacled, classically trained electro wizard from Baltimore gives his upbeat weird-tronica an airing. An unlikely-looking showman that knows how to reduce a crowd to a sweaty frenzy. Roundhouse. Chalk Farm, Aug 24. £20.
…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.