Previews

Jónsi & Alex Somers, Kronos Quartet, Jane Weaver… This Week In Gigs

by Steven Johnson

This week gets off to a strong start with a show at the Barbican on Monday by Jónsi & Alex Somers who will be playing…



Turning Tides Festival, The Soft Cavalry, Xylouris White… This Week In Gigs


This week sees yet another festival squeeze itself into the crowded London itinerary but it looks to be an intriguing one. Turning Tides take place...

Preview: UK Festivals 2019


We’re only a few weeks away from the summer UK music festivals getting underway in full. If you fancy experiencing the thrills of live music...

Lucy Dacus, Jambinai, Tame Impala… This Week In Gigs


Lucy Dacus has been busy of late. Last year she released her second album The Historian and also featured alongside Phoebe Bridgers and Julien Baker...

Preview: Daylight Music – Summer 2019


Earlier this year Daylight Music celebrated their tenth anniversary and their 300th show. If you’re not familiar with the event it is a series of...

Filthy Friends, Carly Rae Jepsen, Melanie De Biasio… This Week In Gigs


Some of the best gigs we’ve been to have been those by artists playing venues that are frankly *way* too small for them. There’s a...

Big Thief, Aldous Harding, Saint Etienne… This Week In Gigs


Two of the most positively received albums released over recent weeks have been UFOF by Big Thief and Designer by Aldous Harding and both play...

Preview: London Festivals 2019


Another excellent selection of festivals takes place in London this year, featuring both established names and promising newcomers. As it’s that time of year when...

These New Puritans, Soap&Skin, Marissa Nadler… This Week In Gigs


These New Puritans are a classic example of a band that gets better with each album they release. Fourth album Inside The Rose was released...

Beirut, Robyn, Sleeper… This Week In Gigs


This week’s gigs in London seem to strike a perfect balance between those by new, exciting, buzz-generating artists and those featuring experienced, much-loved outfits that,...

Midori Takada & Lafawndah, Steve Gunn, Hannah Peel… This Week In Gigs


The back end of this week is loaded with gigs we’d like to be at. The Barbican have had an excellent few years on the...

Africa Express, Doves, Sauna Youth… This Week In Gigs


This week sees Damon Albarn’s Africa Express project reach London with a show on Friday at Wanstead Flats. The show is part of Waltham Forest’s...

Vampire Weekend, Charlotte Adigéry & Sarah Davachi…This Week In Gigs


It feels like London has been in need of a shot of sunshine and warmth for a while now and the return of Vampire Weekend...

Blick Bassy, You Tell Me & Ibibio Sound Machine… This Week In Gigs


1958 by French-Cameroonian artist Blick Bassy could well be the album released so far this year with the most interesting story behind it. It focuses...

Oneohtrix Point Never, Kristin Hersh, Gemma Ray… This Week In Gigs


Daniel Lopatin has built up a reputation as one of the most progressive and experimental artists working in the field of electronic music as Oneohtrix...

Late Junction Festival, The Twilight Sad, Snapped Ankles… This Week In Gigs


Late Junction is Radio 3’s flagship music programme for all things experimental, left of centre and below the radar. Now entering its twentieth year it...

Nitin Sawhney, Kathryn Joseph, Kel Assouf… This Week In Gigs


Spring has finally arrived in London with lighter evenings and warmer temperatures and the gig scene continues to warm up nicely also. It’s been impossible...

Yo La Tengo, Poppy Ackroyd, Neneh Cherry… This Week In Gigs


This week sees Yo La Tengo return to London to play two shows at EartH. The first is on Sunday 17th and will no doubt...

The Residents, Beak>, Anna Calvi… This Week In Gigs


This week sees a rare appearance in London by seminal American avant-gardists The Residents. Now into their 45th year the mysterious quartet will be performing...

Low, Field Music, Shirley Collins… This Week In Gigs


After a relatively quiet start it feels like this week is the moment that London gigs get fully back on track in 2019. Our album...

Preview: Pitchfork Paris 2018


As the leaves turn brown and the nights draw in, you could be forgiven for taking your mind off the subject of music festivals for...