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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. Out of everything that isn’t sold out, here’s our top ten – just click on the red headers to read more.

10. Cara Dillon

Too soon for Christmas carols? Nah. Especially when sung with Dillon’s shiver-inducing folk vocals. Union Chapel. Highbury & Islington. Thu Nov 24.

9. Girli

Unpredictable, seething and fun teen rapper whose self-aware verses cover tampons, Tumblr and bunking off school. Camden Assembly. Camden Town. Thu Nov 24.


8. Hannah Peel

Delicate, whispering melodies drawn from the skeleton of lyrical Northern folk and sea shanties. Shoreditch Church. Liverpool St. Thu Nov 24.

7. Afrobeats Live

The latest instalment of this live Afrobeats music party promises comedy, awards and a lot of dancing. Jazz Cafe. Camden Town. Sun Nov 27.

Hannah Peel © Adam Patterson

6. Being a Don

Choral piece on contemporary masculinity in Mozart opera ‘Don Giovanni’ and that classic love rat Don Juan. Southbank Centre. Waterloo. Sat Nov 26.

5. First Fifty

First glimpse of The Great Escape 2017 festival line-up. LA Salami headlines two days of gigs across five venues. Various venues in east London. Tue Nov 22-Thu Nov 24.

4. M83

Anthony Gonzalez packs an epic electro-rock punch but still has a whimsical way with a melody. O2 Academy Brixton. Brixton. Wed Nov 23.


3. Independent Label Market

A must for vinyl fans as nearly 100 labels ply their finest releases. Bring a sturdy bag and arrive early. Old Spitalfields Market. Liverpool St. Sat Nov 26.

2. Soundcrash

Submotion Orchestra and hip hop legends The Pharcyde headline this spectacular mini festival. Royal Albert Hall. South Kensington. Tue Nov 22.

Yellosphere © Helen Sobiralski

The best gig this week: Yellosphere

These Swiss electronic pioneers were light years ahead of the electro-pop game. Here they present a pick ’n’ mix set from the past four decades played through Ministry’s epic soundsystem, and are joined by DJs like Andrew Weatherall and Carl Craig. Ministry of Sound. Elephant & Castle. Thu Nov 24

...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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