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Ten great gigs happening this week (that you can still get tickets to)

By Time Out London Music

Another week, another crop of ace London gigs. Out of everything that isn’t sold out, here’s our top ten. Click on the red headers to read more.

10. Rival Consoles

Thoughtful, poignant electronica from Ryan Lee West to coincide with his new EP ‘Night Melody’. Rich Mix. Shoreditch High Street Overground. Sat Sep 3.

9. Silver Apples

Adored by beat-heads across the world, this electronic music duo from New York pre-date Kraftwerk. Corsica Studios. Elephant & Castle. Wed Aug 31.

8. Laura Gibson

Intense acoustic melodies from Gibson’s new album ‘Empire Builder’ that curl around personal tales of heartbreak. The Courtyard Theatre. Old St. Mon Sep 5.

7. Chris Cohen

The multi-instrument-playing singer will be kept busy, creating his unsettling, bittersweet pop songs live. Cafe Oto. Dalston Junction Overground. Mon Sep 5.

6. Prom 65

A celebration of late composer Pierre Boulez, who appeared and conducted at the Proms for more than 40 years. Royal Albert Hall. South Kensington. Fri Sep 2.

5. Terakaft

Energetic tales of exile and loss told through rolling grooves and mesmeric rhythms from desert blues legends. Southbank Centre. Waterloo. Thu Sep 1.

4. Eleanor Friedberger/Dr Dog

Co-headliners perform a mix of winsome lo-fi psych-pop. Village Underground. Shoreditch High St Overground. Wed Aug 31.

3. Broken Brass Ensemble

Unrelenting New Orleans brass with an irresistible fusion of hip hop, funk, jazz and good times. 02 Academy Islington. Angel. Thu Sep 1.

2. Kath Bloom

Rare chance to catch the cultish folk singer, who counts filmmaker Richard Linklater as a fan. Battersea Arts Centre. Clapham Junction Overground. Tue Aug 30.

The best gig this week: Thee Oh Sees

The Californian avant-garage royalty released their seventeenth studio album ‘A Weird Exits’ earlier this year. Happily, those rumours of an ‘extended hiatus’ appear to be false. Go for the love of scuzzy guitar power riffs. The Coronet. Elephant & Castle. Fri Sep 2.

…and here are loads more gigs this week. Don’t say we’re not good to you.

NB. All events were available to book at time of writing.


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