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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. Jess Glynne

Sing along to hits ‘Hold My Hand’ and ‘Right Now’ at Glynne’s biggest gig to date. Indigo at The O2. North Greenwich. Wed Nov 30-Sat Dec 3.

9. Norwegian Christmas Concert

Annual taster of the Norwegian classical music scene in a festive setting. St Martin-in-the-Fields. Charing Cross. Fri Dec 2.

8. Melt Yourself Down

Thrashy riffs, Nubian drums and sweaty jazz from a collective that need to be experienced live. Omeara. London Bridge. Wed Nov 30.

Melt Yourself Down © Simon Mooney

7. Soul II Soul

Finsbury Park’s Jazzie B and his classic soul-jazz collective prove those mega hits from 1989 will never sound tired. Koko. Mornington Crescent. Sun Dec 4.

6. Old Dirty Brasstards

Energetic ten-piece festival favourites add a drum and brass oomph to popular tunes. 229. Great Portland St. Wed Nov 30-Thu Dec 1.

5. Hinds

Fun all-female indie quartet bring their ferocious and ramshackle charm to a series of pithy riot grrrl tunes. O2 Forum Kentish Town. Kentish Town. Fri Dec 2.


4. The Julie Ruin

Irresistably upbeat stompers from Kathleen Hanna, legendary frontwoman of feminist punk band Bikini Kill. Koko. Mornington Crescent. Fri Dec 2.

3. Pete Tong: Ibiza Classics

The scene-shaping DJ teams up with a 60-piece orchestra for an evening of epic rave anthems. The O2. North Greenwich. Thu Dec 1.

2. Islam Chipsy & EEK

Dance-friendly and fire-hot synths from Egyptian Chipsy meet wild crashing drumbeats. Cafe Oto. Dalston Junction Overground. Wed Nov 30-Thu Dec 1.

The Cure

The best gig this week: The Cure

Robert Smith brings his big box of beautiful gloom-pop to Wembley for three mighty shows. Join the mass emotion-a-thon as the fiercely adoring crowd roar along to such seminal hits as ‘Boys Don’t Cry’, ‘The Love Cats’ and ‘Friday I’m in Love’. Wembley Arena. Wembley Park. Thu Dec 1-Sat Dec 3.

...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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