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The ten best gigs this week… that you can actually get tickets for

James Manning

Up for some spontaneous gig action this week? There are plenty of great shows and concerts with tickets still available. Here’s our top ten – click on the red headers to read more.

10. Folk of the Wood: St Patrick’s Ceilidh

Celebrate St Paddy in West Norwood with guest dancers from the Mulvihill Academy.
Portico Gallery. Friday.

9. Joanna Gruesome

Mixing fuzzy punk and indie, the cracking Cardiff crew play two Bermondsey shows in one day.
DIY Space for London. Saturday.

8. Anna Von Hausswolff

The Swedish singer enlists the St John’s church organ to perform bewitching ‘funeral pop’ sounds.
St John Bethnal Green. Friday.

7. Delilah

A welcome return for the Paris-born Londoner who writes soulful pop tunes with a club edge and featured on the latest Prince album.
XOYO. Tuesday.

6. Glen Hansard

Former busker Hansard, from ‘The Commitments’ and ‘Once’, sings raw folk-rock with much on-stage soul-baring.
London Palladium. Wednesday.

5. Colin Stetson

Arcade Fire and Bon Iver sax man Stetson performs his uplifting, symphonic solo compositions. His shows are (literally)breathtaking.
Scala. Wednesday.

4. Bettye Lavette

 The cracking cult soulstress from Detroit plays a rare London gig with Latin funk crew Da Lata as support.

Nell’s Jazz & Blues. Saturday.

3. The Coral

The Wirral’s prime jangly guitar-poppers are back to play new and old songs. Their hit ‘Dreaming of You’ hasn’t aged a day.
The Forum. Wednesday.

2. Roundhouse Rising

The Roundhouse presents some great new acts, plus a day of free talks for anyone who wants to work in music.
Roundhouse. Wednesday-Sunday.

And the best gig this week is…
Fluffer Pit Parties All-Dayer

The latest in Fluffer Records’ series of sweaty warehouse shows, with bands playing in the middle of the room, is an all-day bonanza starring Kagoule and USA Nails. Hang up your hang-ups and get stuck right in.
A secret venue in Manor House. Saturday.

And that’s not all, folks: there are loads more gigs in London this week.

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

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