Hard to keep up with live music, isn’t it? Tickets seem to be released a good decade before a gig, then instantly snaffled by the super-diligent. Plus you don’t have the foresight to wash your T-shirts, let alone make a music-buying schedule. Well, there are some awesome events you can still get to this week. The first is from super-skilled MC Novelist, who’s at XOYO on Thursday. You’ve also got the Abstract Hip-Hop Orchestra paying tribute to production master J Dilla at the Jazz Cafe on Friday. And in the magical, unknowable future (September) Vic Mensa performs at Heaven.
The skinny-jeaned corpse of 2007 indie is risen and dragging its battered Converse to a venue near you