Gigs of the Week

It’s another week of top live shows around the capital, but the stand-out for us is taking place at our favourite London music den The Windmill in Brixton on Wednesday night, where this year’s Joyfest headliners Rat The Magnificent will be excoriating the ears of all present with their abrasive noise-punk.  They’ll be joined by the wondrous post-punk sounds of Hurtling, whose recent single ‘Summer’ has been on heavy rotation at Joyzine HQ.  Also on the line-up are Human Leather, who by the description on the events page of “brutally grinding” will be a good fit with the headline act, and Horace, whose gradually building post-rock instrumentals should be a fine way to prepare for the chaos that will be unleashed as the night progresses.

Rat The Magnificent, Hurtling, Human Leather + Horace
Wednesday 5th September at The Windmill, Brixton
Tickets £4, doors at 7.30pm
Full details can be found here

There are plenty more great shows going on in London this week, here’s our pick of the best:

Friday 31st August
Mishti Dance Presents Ms. Mohammed + Dhangsha at Poplar Union

Saturday 1st September
Big Scary Monsters’ Big Day Out – Tangled Hair, Talons, Kamikaze Girls, Cassels + many more at venues around Hackney
Dirty Water Club – The Cavemen, M. Rutt + Night Shades at The Finsbury

Sunday 2nd September
The 5.6.7.8’s, The Masonics + Abjects at The 100 Club

Monday 3rd September
Oh Sees, Beak> + Flatworms at O2 Forum Kentish Town

Tuesday 4th September
Lee Bains III and The Glory Fires, Ghostcar + Dexy at The Windmill

Thursday 6th September
CTMF, Johnny Moped + The Shadracks at Koko
Luna, Fear of Men + Gaygirl at O2 Academy Islington
Take Apart Your Head Presents: JOHN, Witch Fever + Italia 90 at Bermondsey Social Club

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