Summer is definitely here. Boy, is it here! So too are some excellent cheap gigs in London. Here’s our faves.
Bringing his catchy Hip-Hop to London, 20 year old LA rapper Duckwrth will have you up on your feet and dancing to all of his back catalogue. His song MICHUUL, begins with a young Duckwrth being asked what he wants to be when he grows up and he replies ‘Michael Jackson’, so expect a fun gig, full of energy with a dash of moonwalking.
For fans of Pharrell Williams and Anderson Paak.
Mon 9th July, 7.30pm: Duckwrth
FREE – click here for tickets
Birthdays, 33-35 Stoke Newington Road, N16 8BJ
Get your finger firmly on the pulse at The Future Bubblers, an annual showcase of up and coming talent. All acts have been hand-picked by DJ and BBC Radio 6 Music presenter Gilles Peterson.
There’s a mixture of genres from Indie to Hip-Hop and anything in between. This year the night includes solo house and techno producer Slash Three, jazz, hiphop singer Aaaliya Esprit and RnB experimentalist, Wilroy.
Wed 25th July, 7pm: The Future Bubblers
The Pickle Factory, 13 -14 The Oval, E2 9DU
FREE – For tickets click here
If you’ve had BBC Radio 2 on the go in the last few months, then you’ve definitely heard of Apollo Junction. Presenters Graham Norton and Janice Long are big supporters of this band – and with good reason.
They’re five school mates from Leeds making refreshing indie-electro pop music. Their tunes are full of drums, guitar and the compelling voice of their lead singer, Jamie Williamson. It’s upbeat music that you’ll definitely be stamping your feet to.
Fri 26th July, doors from 7.15pm: Apollo Junction
Dublin Castle, 94 Parkway, Camden Town, NW1 7AN
£6/5 on the door – click here for ticket information
Notion Magazine Summer Party
Notion Magazine has put together a fantastic line-up for its summer party. You’ll be able to enjoy performances from chart topping artistes Anne-Marie, MO and RAYE. Tickets to the event are FREE but the magazine asks that you make a £5 donation, with all proceeds going to the fabulous music therapy charity, Nordoff Robbins.
Not only will you be seeing some absolute rising stars from the pop world, but you’ll be helping a good cause at the same time.
Sat 27th July, doors from 6.30pm: Notion party
Troxy, 490 Commercial Road, E1 0HX
£5 – Click here for tickets