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Looking for live music in London? You've come to the right place. Day in, day out, we keep our eyes peeled and our ears to the ground for the latest gig announcements in the capital. Check out the newest shows to be anounced below, or if you're browsing for the best gigs month-by-month, see our ultimate London concert guide here.

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Iggy Azalea

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On sale 9am, Sat Apr 19.

Hyped and rising ghetto-electro rapper Iggy Azalea brings her risqué rhymes to London, backed by dirty beats and pop hooks. Her debut album 'The New Classic' and a series of high-energy hit singles have won her plenty of support over here, so this relatively small date should sell out in a flash.

  1. O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire Shepherd's Bush Green, W12 8TT
  2. Wed Sep 17
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A headline set from Lawrence Krisna Parker, the conscious, anti-gangster hip hop pioneer (and occasional university lecturer) behind Boogie Down Productions. Expect all the big 'uns, including 'Sound of da Police' and 'MCs Act Like They Don't Know', as well as material from his new album, 'Just Like That'.

  1. Clapham Grand 21-25 St John's Hill, SW11 1TT
  2. Sun Jun 1
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Rival Sons

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The hordes of Black Keys fans will love the kind of blues-funk rock that these Californian riffmasters pump out. Rival Sons’ new record ‘Head Down’ nods to rock and roll history while achieving modern vibrancy.

  1. Scala 275-277 Pentonville Rd, N1 9NL
  2. Mon Jun 9
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Cherry Ghost

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The Manchester quintet deliver their romantic, soulful, downbeat melodies, which mix Americana with orchestral psych-pop and a dash of glitch.

  1. Islington Assembly Hall Upper Street, Islington, N1 2UD
  2. Thu Jun 19
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PF Sloan

A major musical force in the ’60s, Sloan wrote the establishment-baiting hit song 'Eve of Destruction' for Barry McGuire, before attempting a solo career and then disappearing for a few decades. He returned to recording in 2005, and arrives in London tonight not only to play some of his songs but also to launch his new memoir 'What's Exactly the Matter With Me?'. Sloan will be joined on stage by London singer Rumer, who covered the Jimmy Webb tribute song 'PF Sloan' in 2012.

  1. St James's Piccadilly 197 Piccadilly, W1J 9LL
  2. Mon Jun 23
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The Stepkids

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Terrific, fast-rising, Connecticut-based hip hop/cosmic jazz/psychedelic soul and sci-fi funk trio signed to Stones Throw show off their chops and play from their second album 'Troubadour'.

  1. Bush Hall 310 Uxbridge Rd, W12 7LJ
  2. Thu Jun 26
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M Ward

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Wonderful singer-songwriter M(att) Ward has worked both as half of She & Him, a collaboration with actress Zooey Deschanel that's yielded two albums, and as a member of Monsters Of Folk. Here he returns to creating his own scratchily atmospheric and sparsely arranged folk-pop.

  1. Islington Assembly Hall Upper Street, Islington, N1 2UD
  2. Tue Jul 15
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The Veils

The headlining four-piece are fronted by Finn Andrews, son of XTC's Barry. His more than slightly intense stage presence and melodramatic lyrics are a good fit for the band's epic, spiky brand of indie.

  1. Village Underground 54 Holywell Lane, EC2A 3PQ
  2. Tue Jul 22
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Mark Everett’s long-running alt rock project combines existential angst and melancholy with a catchy and intriguingly odd mix of alt pop, Waitsian blues, funky Beckisms and exploratory soundscaping. They’re here to play from their latest album ‘The Cautionary Tales of Mark Oliver Everett’.

  1. Barbican Hall Barbican Centre, Silk St, EC2Y 8BS
  2. Mon Jun 30 - Thu Jul 24
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George Clinton And Parliament-Funkadelic

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At 72, P-Funk frontman Clinton is still rocking out. Expect outlandish costumes and plenty of politico-funk – stuff from his last record, 'George Clinton and His Gangsters of Love', as well as the classics – and get ready to 'give up the funk, you punk'.

  1. The Forum 9-17 Highgate Rd, NW5 1JY
  2. Sat Jul 26 - Sun Jul 27
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Normally ill-served when it comes to music festivals, south-east London gets its own back this September with a two-day celebration of music and food. Trip hop kings Massive Attack and folk-rock singer Frank Turner headline Saturday and Sunday respectively, with a second stage curated by globe-trotting tastemaker Gilles Peterson on Saturday and indie label Heavenly Recordings on Sunday. There's also a food stage (featuring live cooking demonstrations and a 'Chef's Club' hosted by Gizzi Erskine), a silent disco, a farmers' market theatre, street food and boozy activities including cocktail mixing demonstrations and the inevitable craft beer tasting. Basically, On Blackheath is so 'now' it hurts – the only thing that could make this weekend more on-trend would be selfie classes with Benedict Cumberbatch – but it should be a damn good time nonetheless.

  1. Blackheath Shooters Hill Rd, SE3 0TY
  2. Sat Sep 13 - Sun Sep 14
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Band Of Skulls

The hairy, crunchy, thoroughly rocking Southampton trio play another big show. Their new album 'Himalayan' contributes plenty of new hair-raising riffs to BOS's already awe-inspiring arsenal.

  1. Hammersmith Apollo 45 Queen Caroline St, W6 9QH
  2. Fri Nov 14
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On sale 9am, Fri Apr 18.

Riffing hard since 1976, Yorkshire's metal veterans Saxon are still able to reduce a venue to a mass of bone and rubble. They're currently celebrating the release of their twentieth album 'Sacrifice'.

  1. O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire Shepherd's Bush Green, W12 8TT
  2. Sat Dec 13
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Deacon Blue

Ricky Ross's heartfelt pop-rockers play from their extensive back catalogue. They even have a new album, oddly titled 'The Hipsters', to showcase.

  1. Royal Festival Hall Belvedere Rd, South Bank, SE1 8XX
  2. Mon Dec 15
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