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

By Time Out London Music
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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. Muse

Okay, so we gave their last album a one-star review, but Muse’s epic live shows are rarely disappointing. There are a few tickets left.

The O2, Sunday.

9. Blanck Mass

Ben Power, one half of mighty electronic duo Fuck Buttons, plays euphoric, cosmic and tranced-out solo synthscapes.

 Oslo, Thursday.

8. The Pharcyde

The brilliant LA crew best known for freewheeling mid-’90s anthems like ‘Drop’ perform their ‘Labcabincalifornia’ album in full.

Electric Ballroom, Friday. 

7. Principal Sound

Seven concerts in tribute to the American minimalist Morton Feldman, whose long, slow works seem to suspend time.

St John’s Smith Square, Friday.

6. Marcel Khalifé

The Lebanese oud master and his Al Mayadeen Ensemble (which he formed back in ’78) perform traditional music from the Near East.

Barbican Hall, Saturday.

5. Courtney Pine/Zoe Rahman

British jazz sax stalwart Pine and young piano star Rahman perform their ‘Song’ project – a beautiful collection of ballads.

Kings Place, Thursday.

4. Rick Ross

The suave, heavyweight MC from Miami headlines an enormous London show with French Montana and YG in the support slots.

Wembley Arena, Sunday.

3. Babymetal

J-pop meets crushing heavy metal in the hands of three Japanese teenage girls. Bizarre and postmodern it may be, but it’s a lot of fun.

Wembley Arena, Saturday.

2. Krept & Konan

The south London sensations mix up hip hop, grime and house in impressive fashion.

O2 Academy Brixton, Friday.

The best gig this week: 

Charles Bradley

This extraordinary soul singer started his recording career in 2002, after decades of bad luck which included his first band all getting drafted into the Vietnam War. Now he finally has his place in the limelight. It’s no wonder his shows are so triumphant. 

The Forum. Wednesday.

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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