London gigs diary: 6 August – 12 August

90s throwback kings The Divers headline the upstairs room at Ronnie Scott’s on Tuesday.

As Olympic fever and patriotic euphoria (courtesy of Team GB’s weekend heroics) well and truly kicks in, the gig situation in London town remains quiet. However, be sure to check out The Divers at Ronnie Scott’s on Tuesday night for a nostalgia trip back to the 90s, and you could probably do a lot worse than to head down to see Escapists at The Bedroom Bar on Thursday, when they play a free entry warmup show for their slots at Reading and Leeds at the end of the month. That same night, Music Week’s monthly showcase hits Proud Camden, with Bwani Junction headlining and Jamie Parisio appearing in the acoustic stable. BT London Live in Hyde and Victoria Park remains in full swing – its highlights this week include Wall, I Dream In Colour and everyone’s favourite Aussies The Temper Trap.

Monday 6 August

Palma Violets + Childhood @ The 223 Club
Head Automatica + Worship @ The Garage

Tuesday 7 August

The Divers + Bruno Charles @ Ronnie Scott’s
Liam Bailey @ Cargo
Jade Hopcroft @ Surya (Play All The Things) FREE
The Nameless Girl + Bluebell @ Barfly
Holy Esque + Ivory Seas @ Old Blue Last FREE
Roo Panes @ Notting Hill Arts Club

Wednesday 8 August

Donavon Frankenreiter + Jake Mattison @ O2 Academy Islington
Stealing Sheep @ Rough Trade East
How To Dress Well @ Birthdays

Thursday 9 August

I Dream In Colour @ Stage, Victoria Park (BT London Live, 13:00) FREE
I Dream In Colour @ Bandstand, Hyde Park (BT London Live; 17:20 & 21:30) FREE
Bwani Junction + Eugene McGuinness + Jamie Parisio @ Proud Camden (Music Week Breakout)
Escapists @ Bedroom Bar FREE
Wall @ Bandstand, Hyde Park (BT London Live; 16:30 & 20:40) FREE
Whales In Cubicles + Fractures + Shuga @ Hoxton Bar & Kitchen

Friday 10 August

Mafia Lights + Shuga @ Power Lunches (HOME)
The Temper Trap @ Stage, Hyde Park (BT London Live; 17:25) FREE
Parakeet @ The Shacklewell Arms FREE

Saturday 11 August

Daytona Lights @ Queen Of Hoxton (This Feeling)
Zulu @ Power Lunches (Luv Luv Luv)

Sunday 12 August

Mt. Wolf @ The Lock Tavern FREE

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