Want to go out to a gig this week but feeling the pre-pay day pinch? Fret not. We’ve got you covered.
The Brighton post-punk band continue their quest for a trance-like state of musical bliss via tense, buzzy riffs. The Victoria. Dalston Junction Overground. £4 adv. Fri May 30.
Having won the mayor of London’s ‘Big Busk’ competition in 2012, Boyd’s now a bona fide rising star who’s profited from the Mumford-inspired folk-rock boom. The Garage. Highbury & Islington. £7. Wed May 28.
Kit Downes Quintet
Clever melodic lines and brilliant improv from Mercury-nominated pianist Downes and his five-piece, also featuring saxophonists George Crowley and Sam Crockett. 606 Club. Imperial Wharf Overground. £10. Wed May 28.
Occupy The Pianos
Pianist Rolf Hind curates a three-day piano series, kicking things off on Friday by playing works by Varèse, Eastman and Messiaen with Richard Utterly and the Francoise-Green Duo. St John’s Smith Square. Westminster. £7, £4-5 concs. Fri May 30.
The Baker Brothers
Led by great vocalist Vanessa Freeman, the heavy funk trio headline at a soul-leaning Wah Wah South night. Jamm. Brixton. £10 adv. Fri May 30.
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