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

By Time Out London Music

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. Underline

Busking gets a makeover  on the Victoria line as members of the London Sinfionetta bring classical sounds to the Underground. 

Victoria Line, Sunday.

9. Carol Grimes

Four decades into her career, this spirited jazz and blues singer and former proggy Canterbury type is still a delight live.

Vortex, Saturday. 

Future Of The Left

8. Future Of The Left

A punked-up  mess with jet-black  lyrics, FOTL are  a riot live. Listen out  for songs from new album ‘The Peace and Truce’.

Electric Ballroom, Thursday.

 7. Introducing

The ten-piece band return to the capital to recreate DJ Shadow’s cut-up hip hop masterpiece ‘Endtroducing…’ with live instruments.

Koko, Friday.

New Order© Nick Wilson

6. New Order

The Manchester legends continue their current ‘Music Complete’-fuelled renaissance at this  charity gig for Teenage Cancer Trust. 

Royal Albert Hall, Saturday. 

5. Wilko Johnson

The former Dr Feelgood axeman still Does It Right, defying cancer and pumping out his exciting strain of hard-driven R&B.

The Forum, Saturday. 

4. Spectres

These Bristol lads rip it up live with their grungey take on the shoegaze sound. Raucous, head-rattling stuff.

The Waiting Room. Wednesday.

3. The Fall

Mark E Smith’s enduring post-punk gang roll into town for a series of shows. They’re always a formidable live act. 

The Garage, Monday

2. Bryan Ferry

The former Roxy Music man brings his distinctive croon to classic hits, and songs from new album ‘Avonmore’.

London Palladium, Wednesday. 

The best gig this week: UnampliFire Festival

Bella Hardy© Alex Boyd

The Nest Collective celebrate ten years of folk with this all-dayer in Deptford. See top acts including Bella Hardy perform intimate acoustic sets in a historic house and around the campfire.

Master Shipwright's Palace, Saturday. 

…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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