This week sees the iTunes festival continue, with Chic featuring Nile Rogers supported by Janelle Monáe heading up a star-studded seven days that also sees Elton John, Arctic Monkeys, Kings Of Leon, Avicii,Vampire Weekend and Jake Bugg taking to the stage at the Roundhouse. If you fancy something a little more subtle, the brilliant Keaton Henson is playing at the Emmanuel Centre in Westminster on Thursday. We fell in love the last time we saw him around the time of the release of his second album, Birthdays, in Sigmund Freud’s living room (this is not a joke).
Double AIM award winners Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are at Brixton Academy on Monday, while Babyshambles stumble into town to play at the same venue on Saturday.
Monday 9 September
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis – Brixton Academy
Arctic Monkeys + Drenge – Roundhouse
Tuesday 10 September
London Grammar – Rough Trade East
Jake Bugg + Valerie June – Roundhouse
Wednesday 11 September
Sky Needle – Café OTO
Kings Of Leon + Jimmy Eat World – Roundhouse
Tall Ships – Barfly
The Strypes – Rough Trade East
Thursday 12 September
Elton John + Tom Odell – Roundhouse
Caitlin Rose – Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Keaton Henson – Emmanuel Centre
Anna Calvi – Wilton’s Music Hall
Darren Hayman – Vortex Jazz Club
Wire – Barfly
Friday 13 September
Aurora Orchestra – Kings Place
Avicii + Henrik B – Roundhouse
Saturday 14 September
Chic featuring Nile Rogers + Janelle Monáe – Roundhouse
Caro Emerald – Royal Festival Hall
Babyshambles – Brixton Academy
I Was a Cub Scout – Borderline
Tired Pony – Barbican
Sunday 15 September
Leonard Cohen – 02 Arena
Vampire Weekend + The Olms – Roundhouse
London troubadour Luke Sital Singh has toured with likes of Martha Wainwright, Kodaline, Villagers and The Staves. Now he’s taking to the road on his own, with a tour that will call in at the Tabernacle on 5 November.
Fair Ohs bring recent album Jungle Cats to Servant Jazz Quarters on 7 October.
Following a sold out show at the Village Underground earlier this year, Neko Case returns to the capital for a show at the Forum on 12 December. Check out the lyric video for her new single, Night Still Comes, here.