Previews

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…



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...

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


Rival Consoles @ EartH, Tuesday 2nd October Persona by Rival Consoles is one of the best electronic albums of 2018 and Ryan West is developing...

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


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....

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


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...

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


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...

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


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...

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


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 –...

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


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...

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


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...

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


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...

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


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...

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


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...

Preview: London Festivals 2018


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...

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


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...

Preview: Festivals 2018 – UK


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...

Japanese Breakfast, Snail Mail, Ólafur Arnalds… This Week In Gigs


Japanese Breakfast is the name of the current project of Oregon-based musician Michelle Zauner. She released her second album, the aptly named Soft Sounds From...