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Top ten London gigs in April

Check out the cream of the capital’s gigs taking place this spring


Fuse ODG

Critics' choice

British-Ghanaian Afrobeats and dancehall don Fuse ODG (aka Nana Richard Abiona) is the UK’s chief ambassador for Azonto. If you’re unsure what that is: it’s a Ghanaian dance that involves bendy legs and fluid arms and hips. Check out some vids on YouTube so that when Fuse shouts ‘Azonto all on da floor’, you’ll know how to get down.

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Eventim Apollo Hammersmith, Hammersmith Thursday November 26 2015

Nadine Shah

Critics' choice

A childhood spent on the stormy coast of north-east England seems to have bred a glowering intensity in Nadine Shah, or rather in the dramatic gothic ballads she writes and performs. Sometimes singing solo behind a piano and sometimes backed by minimal, Bad Seeds-style alternative rock, Shah began her career as a jazz vocalist – hence the superb vibrato that’s one of the many great things about her debut album ‘Love Your Dum and Mad’. She launches the follow-up, ‘Fast Food’, in London tonight.

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Union Chapel, Canonbury Thursday October 1 2015


Critics' choice

Do you like Morrissey? What about traditional Mexican music? If the answer to both is a big old ‘¡Sí, señor!’ then you're in luck tonight. At this concert as part of La Linea festival, a band of Mexican musicians (led by Camilo Lara and Sergio Mendoza) will be reinterpreting the Pope of Mope's songs – and translating his sacred lyrics into Spanish, of course. We can’t wait to hear ‘Este Hombre Encantador’.

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25 Apr 2015
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