TUESDAY 28/5

PSYCHADELIC POP

CONNAN MOCKASIN AT CONCORDE 2: 1930

New Zealander Connan Mockasin (aka Connan Tant Hosford) has spent the last 10 years living between Lewes, London, Manchester – and LA. He now lives in Japan.  A composer and multi-instrumentalist his collaborations include work with super-cool Charlotte Gainsbourg. To see him in action, click here. For venue details, click here 

Tickets: £17.50

WEDNESDAY 29/5

JAZZ

ALEX WARD/ DAVID BIRCHALL / HANNAH MARSHALL/ ANDREW CHEETHAM AT THE VERDICT: 2000
Alex Ward is a composer, clarinetist and guitarist. Hannah Marshall is a cellist, Andrew Cheetham is a drummer. What links them all is their talent for improvisation. For venue details, click here.

Tickets: £6.50 / £4

THURSDAY 30/5

ELECTRONIC / DANCE 

SAMANA AT THE LATEST MUSIC BAR: 2000

Samana is clearly a handy one-word term in Sanskrit for something a bit more detailed: one ‘who abandons the conventional obligations of social life in order to find a way of life more in tune with the ways of nature.’ Samana the performers are Rebecca Rose Harris and Franklin Mockett. Their sound is described as ‘somewhere between Nick Cave, Mazzy Star, Nick Drake and Sigur Ros.’ To get a taste of it, click here.  For venue, click here. 

POSTPUNK

THE FUTUREHEADS AT CONCORDE 2: 1930-2300

The Futureheads first met at college in Sunderland 19 years ago. To hear them play, click here. And for an interesting Guardian interview with band member Barry Hyde about mental health and the music business, click here. For venue, click here.

Tickets: £15