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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 and festivals. Out of everything that isn’t sold out, here’s our top ten. Click on the red headers to read more.

10. Cate Le Bon

With her beguiling voice and bewitching psych-folk-pop, the Welsh singer can charm the pants off a crowd.

Oval Space. Thu May 26.

9. Gondwana Orchestra

Mancunian trumpeter Matthew Halsall brings his his stunning large ensemble to town.

St John-at-Hackney Church. Thu May 26.

8. Clap! Clap!

The Italian producer headlines a warehouse show, with extra intoxicating beats by Anglo-Mauritian producer Mo Kolours.

Shapes. Sat May 28.

Hear No Evil

7. Hear No Evil

This mini-festival marks the bank holiday with music, beer and comedy. Proceeds go to Macmillan Cancer Support.

London Fields Brewery. Sun May 29.

6. Raw Power

Tufnell Park’s trippiest festival returns for three more days of loud psychedelic fun, with Melt-Banana, Teeth Of The Sea and lots more.

The Dome. £15-£60.

Cee Lo Green

5. Cee Lo Green

The Atlanta soul man with the extraordinary set of lungs performs from his latest solo album and drops some hits.

London Palladium. Thu May 26.

4. Levelz

The dynamic Manchester hip hop collective drop eclectic bass beats, topped off with an irreverent and surreal take on street life.

Shapes. Fri May 27.

3. Spring King

Manc producer Tarek Musa brings his merry band of garage-pop maniacs to the stage for a high-energy London show to launch their debut LP.

Scala. Thu May 26.

2. Portico

The Mercury-nominated post-jazz band have moved into electronica and alt rock territory, here headlining the refurbed Jazz Cafe.

Jazz Cafe. Mon May 30.

The best gig this week: Roy Ayers

Roy Ayers

The US jazz-funk vibist returns to London to give his much-sampled rare groove classics
a whirl, backed up by a jazz fusion organ master: Lonnie Liston Smith. Get on down in Kentish Town!

The Forum. Sat May 28.

…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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