Jesse Malin | Mon 3 Jul | Mama Roux’s | £13.20
You might not know One Little Indian signee Jesse Malin, but he’s been around, an underground troubadour working with Ryan Adams here, creating a Green Day side-project there, picking up praise from Bruce Springsteen and Martin Scorsese alike. As you do. Find him in Mama Roux’s channeling his inner Stooge with the new EP, ‘Meet Me At the End of the World’. seetickets.com
The Danberrys | Tue 4 Jul | Kitchen Garden Café | £11
If you’re longing for a dash of humble bluegrass and old-time country in the vein of Hiss Golden Messenger or Cass McCombs, try out this Nashville husband-wife duo (and backing band), touring in support of last year’s ‘Give and Receive’ album. The Danberrys don’t rewrite the folk rulebook, but they do make a pretty perfect cocktail out of their influences. ents24.com
Joyce Sims | Thu 6 Jul | Hare & Hounds | £12
To a certain generation of music fans the mere mention of Joyce Sims will bring back memories of scuffing your new Dunlop Greenflash on the youth club disco dancefloor, perfecting your localised waist-up moves, and pimping your soul casuals look with a ‘wide leg’ denim panel. An intimate evening with this cultural heavyweight – see our full preview here.
Soweto Kinch | Fri 7 Jul | Town Hall | £8
International jazz star and local flyover revivalist, award winning alto-saxophonist, MC, jazz and hip hop master and producer, Soweto Kinch is undeniably one of the most exciting and versatile young musicians out there – this time he’s presenting and performing among some of the best young jazz combos and big bands the UK has on offer. thsh.co.uk
Matthew Logan Vasquez | Sat 8 Jul | Actress & Bishop | £6
Vasquez has dropped two solo albums in as many years: this year’s LP is literally called ‘…Does What He Wants’. Despite that title, Vasquez’s tired-of-this-shit blues is pretty focused, rolling together country-rock, Motown strings and piano ballads into an intoxicatingly smooth smoke. See our full preview here.
Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival | 7-9 Jul | Moseley Park & Pool | £22-45
Chaka Khan, the Pharcyde, Soul II Soul, St Paul and the Broken Bones, The Comet is Coming – these are just a few names from the outstanding Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival line-up. Limited Friday tickets are all that’s left, so scrape one up if you can. See our full preview here.
Published on: Sat 1 Jul 2017