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

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

10. Hackney Colliery Band

Brass-heavy goodness from the nine-piece who mix riotous horns with foot-stamping funk influences.

Under the Bridge, Friday.

9. Hans Zimmer

Hear the ‘Lion King’, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ and ‘Gladiator’  scores, all performed by the dude who wrote them.

Wembley Arena, Wednesday and Thursday. 

8. Gnod

The super-heavy space-rocking psych merchants play a two-night residency with some equally nuts support acts.

The Lexington, Saturday and Sunday.

7. Jlin

Planet Mu’s ace steelworker-turned-producer Jerilynn Patton gives the Chicago footwork sound new life with her jittery grooves.

Oslo, Wednesday. 

Swim Deep

6. Flying Vinyl Festival

Catch Swim Deep, Kagoule, Black Honey and more indie goodness, plus a stall selling FV’s special seven-inches.

Shapes, Saturday.

5. Eliane Elias

The stunning Brazilian pianist and vocalist raids her deep and brilliant catalogue over two nights in Soho.

Ronnie Scott’s, Friday and Saturday. 

4. Andrew Ashong

Soak up the hypnotic sounds of this young production wiz from Forest Hill, playing in a cosy Dalston basement.

Tipsy, Saturday.

3. Closer: Sketches 
of Miles

City of London Sinfonia pay homage to Miles Davis at a laid-back classical gig.

Village Underground, Wednesday.

Annie Mac

2. AMP Collected

Annie Mac’s latest showcase of new pop talent features aspiring stars Jordan Rakei, Kojey Radical and Louis Mattrs.

ICA, Thursday.

The best gig this week: NTS Is 5

Dalston radio dons NTS cram some of the UK underground’s best live bands into a Hackney Wick warehouse as part of their fifth-birthday celebrations. Get up-close and hella loud with Shopping, Spectres and Skinny Girl Diet. Drinks policy: BYOB.

 WAW Warehouse, Tuesday.

…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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