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

By Time Out London Music
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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. Jamie Lidell and The Royal Pharoahs 

Lidell dunked himself into '60s & '70s funk and added a loop pedal for an electro bonus. Koko. Mornington Crescent. Thu Oct 27. 

9. Twin Peaks

Not simply one of the hardest bands to google – also purveyors of sunny, cocky power pop, used to buffer against any autumn chill. Scala. King's Cross. Wed Oct 26. 

Jerry Williams photographed by Jim Templeton-Cross

8. Rising Stars 

A packed bill of fresh-faced, and currently unsigned, bands and musicians, vying for music biz attention at the former Marquee Club. 100 Wardour St. Tottenham Court Road. Tue Oct 25. 

7. Love Music Hate Racism 

Grime producer Terror Danjah is joined by punk, ska & electro acts to combat the recent rise in hate-crime with good music. Rich Mix. Shoreditch High St Overground. Sat Oct 29. 

Spring King

6. Spring King

Biggest headline gig to date for these high-energy Mancunian garage-pop maniacs who have maintained their DIY bedroom ethos. Koko. Mornington Cresent. Fri Oct 28. 

5. Wooden Shjips

Droning reverb-drenched guitars and entrancing psychedelic rock from the San Franciscan quartet. The Scala. King's Cross. Sun Oct 30.

© Maria Mochnacz PJ Harvey

4. PJ Harvey

Spectral vocals, grungey neo-blues, moody balladry and no need for a support act. She really is a national treasure. O2 Academy Brixton. Brixton. Sun Oct 30-31. 

3. Match & Fuse

The London leg of this musical interrailing tour sees musicians from 14 European countries perform across three venues. Various venues. Fri Oct 28-29. 

2. Illuminations

Let's Eat Grandma and Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood are on the bill at this experimental arts festival. Various venues. Fri Oct 28-Nov 11. 

Soweto Kinch

Best gig this week: Soweto Kinch

Brummie alto-sax playing MC has been shaking up the jazz scene since 2001 and picking up awards for his arresting sound along the way. This gig also marks the launch for his number-inspired concept album 'Nonogram'. Roundhouse. Chalk Farm. Sat Oct 29. 

...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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