It’s sometimes said that the summer is quiet for gigs. Well, Wimbledon has started and the sun is out, and yet… Once again, there’s a wide selection of good music to enjoy this week, whether it’s skanking to Skepta in Finsbury Park, or zoning out to acoustic psych with Grimm Grimm.
Thursday, July 6
Grimm Grimm, Servant Jazz Quarters, 7pm
As Grimm Grimm, Koichi Yamanoha sketches cloudy folk songs with an acoustic guitar and an array of effects pedals. His London shows are usually packed, so arrive early to bag a good spot.
Yellow Days, Corsica Studios, 7pm
Alternatively tonight, you could mosey over to Elephant & Castle to catch Yellow Days, the alias of Haslemere teenager George van den Broek. His earthy, DIY recordings should suit this brilliantly poky space.
Saturday, July 8
Bad Breeding + Baba Naga + Housewives, The Shacklewell Arms, 8pm
Roll up, roll up for a battering ram of punk and noise at The Shacklewell Arms. This will be sweaty, but Bad Breeding, from Stevenage, are worth it.
Skepta, Finsbury Park, 11:30am
Turning up the heat by releasing new single Hypocrisy after Boy Better Know headlined Glastonbury’s Other Stage, here’s Skepta closing Wireless Festival under his own name. You know it’ll be a riot.
Tuesday, July 11
The Horrors, Omeara, 7pm
Faris Badwan and his spindly-legged gang are back to play an intimate show in London Bridge. We’ve heard one new song so far, and a lucky sell-out crowd will hear more here.