Big stars and arena shows are great, but the best thing about the London music scene is that there’s great stuff going on all over the city every night – and most of it won’t cost much at all. Here are five great gigs this week that won’t cost you more than a handful of change.
The whip-smart MC from Birmingham demonstrates her clever wordplay and part-spoken, part-sung flow. Tuesday June 2. £8.
Rising bedroom-pop star Oscar Scheller and his band bash out joyous tuneage to kickstart your summer. Tuesday June 2. Free.
Playing fuzzy but highly polished indie rock, this slick, leather-clad new four-piece from east London and Essex are rising fast. Thursday June 4. £8.
Ultra-cool, low-riding, old-school hip hop by four young Londoners. This is seriously sweet and soulful stuff. Thursday June 4. £8.
Twee-pop power couple Amelia Fletcher and Rob Pursey (Talulah Gosh/Heavenly) launch their new project. Friday June 5. £6.