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. Rival Consoles
Thoughtful, poignant electronica from Ryan Lee West to coincide with his new EP ‘Night Melody’. Rich Mix. Shoreditch High Street Overground. Sat Sep 3.
Adored by beat-heads across the world, this electronic music duo from New York pre-date Kraftwerk. Corsica Studios. Elephant & Castle. Wed Aug 31.
8. Laura Gibson
Intense acoustic melodies from Gibson’s new album ‘Empire Builder’ that curl around personal tales of heartbreak. The Courtyard Theatre. Old St. Mon Sep 5.
7. Chris Cohen
The multi-instrument-playing singer will be kept busy, creating his unsettling, bittersweet pop songs live. Cafe Oto. Dalston Junction Overground. Mon Sep 5.
6. Prom 65
A celebration of late composer Pierre Boulez, who appeared and conducted at the Proms for more than 40 years. Royal Albert Hall. South Kensington. Fri Sep 2.
Energetic tales of exile and loss told through rolling grooves and mesmeric rhythms from desert blues legends. Southbank Centre. Waterloo. Thu Sep 1.
Co-headliners perform a mix of winsome lo-fi psych-pop. Village Underground. Shoreditch High St Overground. Wed Aug 31.
3. Broken Brass Ensemble
Unrelenting New Orleans brass with an irresistible fusion of hip hop, funk, jazz and good times. 02 Academy Islington. Angel. Thu Sep 1.
2. Kath Bloom
Rare chance to catch the cultish folk singer, who counts filmmaker Richard Linklater as a fan. Battersea Arts Centre. Clapham Junction Overground. Tue Aug 30.
The best gig this week: Thee Oh Sees
The Californian avant-garage royalty released their seventeenth studio album ‘A Weird Exits’ earlier this year. Happily, those rumours of an ‘extended hiatus’ appear to be false. Go for the love of scuzzy guitar power riffs. The Coronet. Elephant & Castle. Fri Sep 2.
…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.