Gigs Of The Week
As a figure heard for Australia’s DIY scene, it’s fair to say that Jen Cloher doesn’t hold back. The co-founder of Milk! Records – whose roster includes the likes of Courtney Barnett and Fraser A Gorman – she’s passionate about artist rights and, with the recent release of her fourth, self-titled album, she’s fine-tuned all of that into something more poetic. Completely barbed, always sharp witted and brutally honest, she’s a fascinating listen. See at the Lexington on Monday 25 September.
Announcement Of the Week
Convergence festival returns next year for its fifth outing. A series of concerts, talks and exhibitions celebrating the latest technological developments in culture, art and society, this year the show piece will be two nights of career-spanning sets from John Cale, with a little help from the London Contemporary Orchestra. Tickets for those shows – at the Barbican on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 March 2018 – are on sale now, with the rest of the six-day programme to be announced over the coming months.