Another week, another crop of ace London gigs, concerts and festivals. Out of everything that isn’t sold out, here’s our top ten. Click on the red headers to read more.
Busking gets a makeover on the Victoria line as members of the London Sinfionetta bring classical sounds to the Underground.
Victoria Line, Sunday.
9. Carol Grimes
Four decades into her career, this spirited jazz and blues singer and former proggy Canterbury type is still a delight live.
A punked-up mess with jet-black lyrics, FOTL are a riot live. Listen out for songs from new album ‘The Peace and Truce’.
Electric Ballroom, Thursday.
The ten-piece band return to the capital to recreate DJ Shadow’s cut-up hip hop masterpiece ‘Endtroducing…’ with live instruments.
© Nick Wilson
6. New Order
The Manchester legends continue their current ‘Music Complete’-fuelled renaissance at this charity gig for Teenage Cancer Trust.
Royal Albert Hall, Saturday.
The former Dr Feelgood axeman still Does It Right, defying cancer and pumping out his exciting strain of hard-driven R&B.
The Forum, Saturday.
These Bristol lads rip it up live with their grungey take on the shoegaze sound. Raucous, head-rattling stuff.
The Waiting Room. Wednesday.
3. The Fall
Mark E Smith’s enduring post-punk gang roll into town for a series of shows. They’re always a formidable live act.
The Garage, Monday
2. Bryan Ferry
The former Roxy Music man brings his distinctive croon to classic hits, and songs from new album ‘Avonmore’.
London Palladium, Wednesday.
The best gig this week: UnampliFire Festival
© Alex Boyd
The Nest Collective celebrate ten years of folk with this all-dayer in Deptford. See top acts including Bella Hardy perform intimate acoustic sets in a historic house and around the campfire.
Master Shipwright's Palace, Saturday.
…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.