Top 10 gigs in london this autumn

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Our critics' pick of the season's concerts in London

  • Tinariwen + Eliza Carthy

    Wed Oct 26, Koko

    One of the world's most enthralling live acts, the 11-strong Tinariwen are a band of Tuaregs from the Sahara who perform in their traditional robes, sing mostly in French and Tamashek...

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  • Britney Spears + Joe Jonas

    Fri Oct 28, The O2

    Kids, cutesy, t-shirt-wearing grown women, gay men and the nation's assembled tabloid hacks congregate the catch a glimpse of the one-time American Lolita, who, after a somewhat turbulent career, continues to keep climbing...

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  • Arctic Monkeys + The Vaccines

    Sun Oct 30, The O2

    Ferociously talented, hugely popular Sheffield quartet headline with their blend of full-tilt, sinewy and sussed kitchen-sink alt.pop and grungey, textured, hard-driving rock, which is constantly undergoing genuinely...

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  • PJ Harvey

    Mon Oct 31, Royal Albert Hall

    Ms Polly Jean Harvey - easily one of this country's most consistently creative singer-songwriters - takes to the RAH stage for the first time to play from her Mercury-nominated 'Let England Shake'...

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  • Lykke Li

    Tue Nov 1, Roundhouse

    Swedish popster with the sweetly parping and groovily melodic, synth- and electronica-driven style that made her 2008 debut album 'Youth Novel' such a hit.

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  • Amadou And Mariam

    Fri Nov 4, York Hall

    Brilliant Malian couple who met at an institute for the blind, undoubtedly dipping into 2008's 'Welcome to Mali' LP, which extended the boundaries of African music hugely by fusing it with blues-rock, electronica and pop.

  • Professor Green + Rizzle Kicks

    Thu Nov 3, Roundhouse

    Hackney-based MC Green has been such a success since his cheeky, INXS-sampling single 'I Need You Tonight' and his charming appearance on 'Never Mind the Buzzcocks' that his tours keep selling out, so don't miss this one.

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  • Tinie Tempah + J Cole

    Fri Nov 4, The O2

    Charming grime-dance popster with a penchant for nerd specs tours in support of his Number One debut album 'Disc-Overy'. Expect chart hits like the synth and Auto-Tune slathered soul of 'Pass Out'...

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  • Doom + Ghostface Killa

    Sat Nov 5, Roundhouse

    Uber-hip alt.hip hopper and metal mask-wearer Doom has worked with both Madlib (as Madvillain) and Dangermouse (as Danger Doom), on countless records made under numerous aliases.

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  • Wanda Jackson

    Mon Nov 7, Scala

    Jackson was arguably the first female rock 'n' roll singer in the USA, releasing her debut record in '56, and is often hailed as the Queen Of Rockabilly (she recently got inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame).

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Poppy

Interesting stuff