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Lady Gaga

  • Critics choice

If you missed out on Her Gaganess’s iTunes Festival show last year, here’s another chance to catch her in London as she brings her artRave tour to town. The last time she played a big show here, back in 2012, the set featured a full-sized castle, mechanical horses, motorbike pianos, pregnant aliens and meat sofas. Will she be able to outdo herself this time around? Grab a ticket and find out for yourself.

  1. The O2 Peninsula Square, SE10 0DX
  2. Thu Oct 23 - Sun Oct 26
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Jake Bugg

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Retro-but-refreshing young singer-songwriter Bugg burst from his hometown of Nottingham to the top of the charts in 2012. His brand of indie country-folk mixes a Dylan-esque rasp with Miles Kane's brand of mordant Mod-rock, plus a dollop of Americana on his latest album 'Shangri La'.

  1. Union Chapel Compton Terrace, N1 2UN
  2. Thu Oct 23
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Rubberbandits – Continental Fistfight

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The Limerick-based plastic-bag wearing musical comedy duo – responsible for YouTube sensation 'Horse Outside' and Chortle Award winners in 2012 – return to Soho Theatre with their latest show, 'Continental Fistfight'. Of course, the Bandits don't describe themselves as musical comedy at all, they reckon they're 'hardcore gangsta rap'. Go see them and decide for yourselves. Expect a bunch of high-energy new songs – including the ridiculously good 'Dad's Best Friend' – and

  1. Soho Theatre 21 Dean St, W1D 3NE
  2. Wed Oct 22 - Sun Oct 26
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Agnes Obel

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The Danish singer-songwriter supports her second album, 'Aventine', with a set of haunting, intricately harmonised, piano-led songs. As well as the stripped-back sound of just Obel and her piano, there's also a sly, folkish twang to some songs and a hint of Joanna Newsom's exploratory melodies in others.

  1. O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire Shepherd's Bush Green, W12 8TT
  2. Wed Oct 22
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David Gray

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The enormous success of his 'White Ladder' album in 1998 meant that throaty, head-wobbling singer-songwriter Gray was the man to blame for the early-noughties 'new acoustic movement'. That's all water under the bridge now, though – 16 years on from 'Babylon', he's here performing from his hefty back catalogue and his new album, 'Mutineers'.

  1. Union Chapel Compton Terrace, N1 2UN
  2. Wed Oct 22
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St Vincent

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The amazing Annie Clark arrives in London to perform her alluringly nuanced songcraft. Her material ranges from Disney soundtrack-worthy ballads to beautiful, complex, Robert Fripp-esque guitar abuse – all delivered with a hefty load of tightly-wound emotion.

  1. Roundhouse Chalk Farm Rd, NW1 8EH
  2. Sat Oct 25
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We Are Scientists

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Guitarist Keith Murray, bassist Chris Cain and (nowadays) former Razorlight man Andy Burrows on drums are We Are Scientists, the Californian indie band who are much bigger in the UK than at home. Tonight they play from their new album 'TV en Français', which treads the same catchy new wave grooves as old hits like 'Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt'.

  1. Brooklyn Bowl London The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, SE10 0DX
  2. Wed Oct 22
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Old Crow Medicine Show

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OCMS’s music has been variously described as old-time, alt country, bluegrass or Americana, but all you really need to know is that this ass-kickin’ string band are one of the most exciting live acts currently playing anywhere this side of Tennessee. ‘Aren’t they like an American Mumford & Sons?’ is the question an uninformed fool might ask. No, they’re not. They may play banjos and fiddles, but there the similarity ends. These boys explode on stage as if driven by

  1. Roundhouse Chalk Farm Rd, NW1 8EH
  2. Fri Oct 24
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The Antlers

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The Brooklyn trio headline with their hazy psych-folk and intricate, brass-speckled indie rock. The set list here will focus on their new album 'Familiars': downbeat, hypnotic stuff that's strange and moving.

  1. Hackney Empire 291 Mare St, E8 1EJ
  2. Fri Oct 24
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Kiss FM Haunted House Party

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Example, Clean Bandit with Jess Glynne, Professor Green, Fuse ODG, Rizzle Kicks, Ella Eyre, Gorgon City with MNEK and Laura Welsh + more tba. Spooky times in Hammersmith as pop-loving radio station Kiss FM crams a load of contemporary chart-raiders into the Apollo. Beat-mashing MC/vocalist Example tops the bill, with hitmakers such as Clean Bandit and Gorgon City already announced, and more still to come.

  1. Eventim Apollo Hammersmith 45 Queen Caroline St, W6 9QH
  2. Fri Oct 31
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Oxjam Balham

Raheem Bakare, Abbey Bowden, Gareth Esson + more. Balham's Oxjam takeover line-up is packed with young singer-songwriters, with some serious talent on display: don't miss butter-smooth R&B singer Raheem Bakare. Abby Bowden's ghostly folk is also well worth your hard-earned.

  1. Various venues in SW12
  2. Sat Oct 25 - Sun Oct 26
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OneRepublic

The Coldplayish pop-rockers from Colorado with one of the worst band names around – seriously, it makes them sound like they should be manufacturing and selling crap T-shirts and pre-distressed denim – headline another big London show.

  1. The O2 Peninsula Square, SE10 0DX
  2. Wed Oct 22
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Barrio Big Band

  • Free

Joe Chiari leads the band as they play a range of funky, big band and Motown hits along with modern day tunes and classics.

  1. Barrio Central 6 Poland Street, W1F 8PS
  2. Tue Oct 21 - Wed Nov 26
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BLUESFEST: Van Morrison

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The legendary Celtic soul mystic's more recent output has flitted between blues, big band jazz, R&B, skiffle and folk. Tonight, though, Van The Man returns to Bluesfest for the third year running to sing – as you might expect – the blues, incorporating both his own hits and the rich rhythm & blues of other artists which helped shape him. It's an area in which he's well versed from his early days throatily leading the Belfast garage band Them. Perhaps there'll also be some

  1. Royal Albert Hall Kensington Gore, SW7 2AP
  2. Tue Oct 28
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Teleman

  • Critics choice

This great new outfit, featuring former members of Pete And The Pirates, fuse classic psychedelic songwriting in the Syd Barrett vein with tasteful synths and sparse guitar.

  1. Heaven Under the Arches, off Villiers St, WC2N 6NG
  2. Wed Oct 22
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