Up for some spontaneous gig action this week? There are plenty of great shows and concerts with tickets still available. Here’s our top ten – click on the red headers to read more.
Start the weekend with a free show by polished and pensive jazz pianist Mitchell and his four-piece outfit.
Southbank Centre. Fri Mar 25.
Live the vintage ’60s dream with all-night parties and live acts including Bo Ningen and Jim Jones.
229. Thu Mar 24-Sun Mar 27.
8. Barb Jungr
Rochdale’s only cabaret superstar puts a surprising twist on familiar songs by Dylan, Cohen, Bowie and other greats.
Pizza Express Jazz Club. Tue Mar 22-Thu Mar 24.
The Senegalese kora virtuoso and singer brings his haunting voice to bear on the west African griot tradition.
Green Note. Fri Mar 25.
6. Mariah Carey
The platinum diva and ‘elusive chanteuse’ is in town. Get the Cristal on ice and start prepping that backstage room full of puppies.
The O2. Wed Mar 23.
Dark and shimmering alt folk by this Neil Young-lovin’ foursome from Montreal, like an angstier Fleet Foxes.
Roundhouse. Wed Mar 23.
The in-demand composer of scores for ‘Requiem for a Dream’, ‘Black Swan’ and ‘The Wrestler’ plays his film music.
Royal Festival Hall. Thu Mar 24.
Emma-Lee Moss returns at last with a new set of songs inspired by love in the time of Tinder.
Islington Assembly Hall. Thu Mar 24.
The teenage strummer from Belfast (who made last year’s Mercury Prize shortlist) performs her bold, insightful, finger-picked folk-pop.
Koko. Tue Mar 22.
And the best gig this week is…
Part of an international movement to get more women playing music, Girls Rock run a fundraiser in Hoxton with live sets by The Tuts and Lips Choir (top pic). Big fun for everyone, regardless of chromosomes.
Courtyard Theatre. Thu Mar 24.
And that’s not all, folks: there are loads more gigs in London this week.
NB. All events were available to book at time of writing.