Thurston Moore. Photograph: Vera Marmelo

Merzbow and Thurston Moore

Never before have Japanese noise musician Merzbow, Hungarian drummer Balázs Pándi, Swedish saxophonist Mats Gustafsson and Sonic Youth great Thurston Moore performed live together. Or at least until now. The four solo artists released acclaimed ‘avant album’ Cuts of Guilt, Cuts Deeper last year. And this month they are set to perform it live for the first time at St John at Hackney.

28 September
St John at Hackney, Lower Clapton Road, E5 0PD
stjohnsessions.co.uk

The Invisible

South London three-piece The Invisible will be at Oslo this month, playing songs from their impressive third album Patience. The group have defined their music as ‘experimental genre-spanning spacepop’ with front-man Dave Okumu’s impressive CV including production credits for the likes of St Vincent and Amy Winehouse.

28 September
Oslo, Mare Street, E8 1LL
oslohackney.co.uk

Sing for Samaritans

Vintage clothes boutique Paper Dress Vintage is to host a night of live music in aid of Central London Samaritans this month. Indie rockers Belle Roscoe and singer-songwriters Will Connor and Nadia Rae are confirmed for the fundraising event, with some ‘very special guests’ yet to be announced…

7 September
Paper Dress Vintage, 352a Mare Street, E8 1HR
paperdressvintage.co.uk

Hairy Hands

Hairy Hands, the moniker of electronic musician James Alexander Bright, will be playing a free gig at the Sebright Arms this month for the launch of his album Magic. If the rest of the album is anything like single ‘YNA’ then expect watery synths, liquid funk and sultry melodies.

21 September
Sebright Arms
31–35 Coate Street, E2 9AG

Opera Cabaret

Mezzo-sopranos Lore Lixenberg and Lucy Stevens will be performing songs and arias by baroque maestro Henry Purcell at The Old Church this month. The Opera Cabaret describes itself “a spectacular celebration of music and fun”and will feature Elizabeth Marcus on harpsichord.

Music for a While
10 September
The Old Church, Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 9ES
theoldchurch.org.uk

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