Previews

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

by Steven Johnson

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 Point Never over recent years and this week sees him…



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

by Steven Johnson

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 is broadcast three nights a week (Tuesdays to Thursdays from...

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

by Steven Johnson

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 to escape from the interminable subject of Brexit recently and...

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

by Steven Johnson

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 feature tracks from last year’s excellent There’s A Riot Going...

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

by Steven Johnson

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 a new show entitled In Between Dreams. Last year’s Intruders...

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

by Steven Johnson

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 of 2018 was Double Negative by Low and they return...

Preview: Pitchfork Paris 2018

by Max Pilley

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 a few months. But there is one last hurrah in...

Rival Consoles, Tim Hecker and Mark Lanegan & Duke Garwood… This Week In Gigs

by Steven Johnson

Rival Consoles @ EartH, Tuesday 2nd October Persona by Rival Consoles is one of the best electronic albums of 2018 and Ryan West is developing a reputation for putting on memorable live shows also which...

The Cornshed Sisters, Janelle Monáe, Neneh Cherry… This Week In Gigs

by Steven Johnson

This week sees the return of Daylight Music, the hugely rewarding series of gigs that take place at Union Chapel on Saturday afternoons between 12:00-14:00. The autumn/winter season opens with a show on Saturday by The...

St Vincent, Juanita Stein, Michael Price… This Week In Gigs

by Steven Johnson

Summer festivals have now pretty much drawn to a close and it’s no coincidence that London sees its busiest week for gigs in a fair while. Tuesday stands out in particular with several artists calling...

Kaleidoscope, Amadou & Mariam, Pram… This Week In Gigs

by Steven Johnson

This week seems to be the one where the festival season starts to fully take its toll on London gigs. There might not be as much happening as usual but there’s still a few shows...

Rokia Traoré, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, MGMT …This Week In Gigs

by Steven Johnson

This week opens with a show by Malian artist Rokia Traoré at the Barbican. She’s built up a reputation as a captivating performer over the years (we’ve saw her play there back in 2009 and...

Somerset House Summer Series, The Cure, Oneohtrix Point Never… This Week In Gigs

by Steven Johnson

This week sees another one of London’s key gig calendar events, namely Somerset House’s Summer Series, get underway. They always feel enjoyably unique events – outdoor shows where you can enjoy the security of cobbled...

Jack White, Gilberto Gil, Let’s Eat Grandma… This Week In Gigs

by Steven Johnson

It’s a somewhat quieter week in London, as the capital’s venues seem to take some time out after a particularly heavy recent schedule. That’s not to say there’s nothing happening however. There’s the small matter...

Bushstock, David Byrne, Hackney Arts Centre… This Week In Gigs

by Steven Johnson

Festival season is now well and truly upon us and Saturday 23rd June sees Bushstock, now in its 8th year, return once again to Shepherd’s Bush. The festival has a reputation as the place to...

Meltdown Festival, Beyoncé & Jay-Z, HAIM… This Week In Gigs

by Steven Johnson

Robert Smith‘s Meltdown Festival finally gets underway at the Southbank Centre this week. Big names to appear over the first few days include shows at the Royal Festival Hall by Psychedelic Furs on Friday, Placebo...

Courtney Barnett, Laura Veirs, The The… This Week In Gigs

by Steven Johnson

Two albums likely to feature in ‘best of’ lists later this year are those recently released by Courtney Barnett and Laura Veirs. Tell Me How You Really Feel by Courtney Barnett has attracted much praise....

The Breeders, The Goon Sax, Frankie Cosmos… This Week In Gigs

by Steven Johnson

It’s a week the end of which is dominated by festivals. Field Day takes place at Brockwell Park on Friday and Saturday with The Mighty Hoopla taking over the space on Sunday, All Points East...

Preview: London Festivals 2018

by musicOMH

In this second part of our 2018 festival season preview (read the first part focusing on England and Wales beyond London here), we focus on that sprawling metropolis called London, and the events to be...

Susanne Sundfør, Phoebe Bridgers, Field Music… This Week In Gigs

by Steven Johnson

There is, quite frankly, a ridiculous amount of gigs happening in London this week. The pick of Monday’s shows sees Norwegian singer Susanne Sundfør play the Barbican. She’ll be performing last year’s Music For People...

Preview: Festivals 2018 – UK

by musicOMH

There may be no Glastonbury this year, but there’s still a plethora of other music festivals taking place across the UK which will be creating memories, defining summers, giving some artists their big break and...