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. Twin Atlantic
Glaswegian pop-rockers play the hits that shook off all those Biffy Clyro comparisons. O2 Forum Kentish Town. Kentish Town. Wed Oct 12.
Grizzled blues man Steve Wold will no doubt wow his biggest show to date with weather-gnarled, three-stringed tales of woe. Wembley Arena. Wembley. Fri Oct 14.
Leonard Cohen-style, sensual, talk-sing-heavy-breathing odes to love and heartbreak from Maarten Devoldere. The Lexington. Angel. Wed Oct 12.
7. White Denim
Fun thuddering ’70s rock to spin an oily leather shammy to. While standing next to a motorbike. In sleeveless denim. Roundhouse. Chalk Farm. Tue Oct 11.
Instrumental, spacey soundscapes ideal for a dose of daydreaming and passionate handholding. O2 Academy Brixton. Brixton. Wed Oct 12.
Tight, stripped-down melodies twinned with astute storytelling that commands attention. O2 Forum Kentish Town. Kentish Town. Tue Oct 11.
The former trip hop stars signed up to live band shows almost a decade ago, and the horns are still blaring. Jazz Cafe. Camden Town. Fri Oct 14.
The comic LA glam metal band always ready to rawk. It would be rude not to join in with skin-tight trousers and cans of hairspray. Wembley Arena. Wembley. Sat Oct 15.
2. Jagwar Ma
Expect infectious lanky grooves at a sign-and-play of new album ‘Every Now and Then’, mixed in their new Tottenham studio. Rough Trade East. Aldgate East. Sat Oct 15
Best gig this week: Hackney Wonderland
Five venues, two days and a borough-load of great bands like Mystery Jets, Lucy Rose and Stealing Sheep. Secure a day ticket for access to all venues. Oval Space. Bethnal Green. Sat Oct 15-Sun Oct 16.
...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.