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

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Time Out London Music

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

10. Michael Rother

Krautrock kingpin back after a sold-out gig earlier this year to play hits from Neu! and Harmonia days. Under the Bridge. Fulham Broadway. Thu Sep 29.

9. Imagination

Anniversary show from influential  ’80s Brit-funk singer Leee John and his merry – platinum selling – band. Jazz Cafe. Camden Town. Fri Sep 30.

8. Ashley Hutchings

Immerse yourself in ’60s psychedelia with tales, poems and tunes from an actual folk rock legend. Kings Place. King’s Cross. Fri Sep 30.

7. AKKU Quartet

Swiss minimal jazz band led by drummer Manuel Pasquinelli. Usually backed by hypnotic live visuals. Vortex. Dalston Kingsland Overground. Sun Oct 2.

6. A Letter from America with Garrison Keillor

Beloved US radio personality shares stories with musical interludes. Cadogan Hall. Sloane Square. Sun Oct 2.

5. The Pigeon Detectives

Stompy, scruffy indie band return after an extended break to win us over again with their catchy ditties. The Borderline. Tottenham Court Rd. Mon Oct 3.

The Hive

4. BE inside The Hive

The musical collective perform their bee soundscape live in the giant hive. Kew Gardens. Kew Gardens Rail. Wed Sep 28-Thu Sep 29.

3. Orphy Robinson All Stars

Jazz great Bobby Hutcherson is honoured. St. James the Great Church. Clapton Overground. Thu Sep 29.

2. 67

Sparse, murky beats underscore tales of  London life from the MOBO crew, given the nod from Westwood himself. XOYO. Old St. Tue Sep 27.

The Invisible

Best gig this week: The Invisible

Frontman Dave Okumu has been a busy man – not only waving his production wand over Jessie Ware and Rosie Lowe tunes but also creating fuzzed-out electronica drenched in the sweetest reverb for latest album ‘Patience’. Oslo. Hackney Central Overground. Wed Sep 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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