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.
Hear Caroline Polachek’s wondrous voice up close as she and her partner-in-synths Patrick Wimberly headline.
Electric Ballroom. Thu Jun 9.
Eric Sermon and Parish Smith (alias Eric And Parish Making Dollars) drop some stone-cold old-school hip hop classics.
Brooklyn Bowl London. Thu Jun 9.
8. Cass McCombs
The nomadic Californian singer-songwriter switches between lonesome folk and expansive, shimmering rock.
The Lexington. Mon Jun 13.
This boundlessly energetic jazz trio are one of the most exciting groups on the UK scene, with a massive sound and bold grooves.
Cadogan Hall. Sun Jun 12.
6. Adam Ant
The whooping and clattering new wave star plays the Ants’ breakthrough album ‘Kings of the Wild Frontier’ right through.
O2 Academy Brixton. Fri Jun 10.
NYC’s punk scene veterans can still kill it on stage, slicing through fluid guitar jams and cryptic lyrics despite Richard Lloyd’s departure.
Electric Brixton. Sun Jun 12.
4. Busta Rhymes
Two decades in the game, ‘Bussa Bus’ is still one of the most inventive personalities in hip hop and a top live performer.
Indigo at The O2. Fri Jun 10.
3. The Chills
Indie fans, rejoice: the cult Kiwi pop heroes are back with a new album of chiming guitars, heart-melting chords and misty romance.
Koko. Wed Jun 8.
2. Neil Young
Ol’ Neil rails against corporate greed and the trials of love with as much fire as ever, backed at the moment by the young band Promise Of The Real.
The O2. Sat Jun 11.
The best gig this week: Found Festival
The one-day dance festival returns to Brockwell Park with a superb range of house and techno selectors: Kerri Chandler, Derrick May, Theo Parrish, Marcellus Pitman and dozens more. Tip: tickets are cheaper if you arrive before 1pm.
Brockwell Park. Sat Jun 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.