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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. OTO Christmas Fair

Impressive list of independent labels ply their stock at this perfectly-timed record fair. Cafe OTO. Dalston Junction Overground. Sat Dec 10. 

9. Emmy the Great

Brilliantly brittle singer performs before joining Chinese music exchange programme in 2017. Village Underground. Shoreditch High St overground. Tue Dec 6. 

Emmy the Great

8. Madness

These merry dads of ska pop roll out their dynamic live show and race through forty years of classic material. O2 Arena. North Greenwich. Sat Dec 10. 

7. Lydia Lunch - Retrovirus 

Provocative star on the '70s no wave scene returns to run through her riotous career highlights. O2 Academy Islington. Angel. Sun Dec 11. 

6. Against Me

Politically-charged, emotionally raw yet catchy punk-rock from a band who still want to set the world on fire. Electric Ballroom. Camden Town. Thu Dec 8. 

Against Me © Ryan Russell

5. Shura

This singer has nailed that winning formula of '90s R&B, '80s Madonna and contemporary electronica. O2 Forum Kentish Town. Kentish Town. Wed Dec 7. 

4. Kate Tempest 

Carefully drawn tales of urban malaise with an undercurrent of hope from the South London spoken word star. Roundhouse. Chalk Farm. Sun Dec 11. 

Kate Tempest © India Cranks

3. Allo Darlin' 

Penultimate last gig from the breezy Anglo-Australians who have spent years honing gorgeous indie pop. Moth Club. Hackney Central Overground. Sat Dec 10. 

2. Talib Kweli 

Rare chance to catch the free-flowing rhymes, and symphonic samples from the Brooklyn native. Islington Assembly Hall. Highbury and Islington. Wed Dec 7. 

The best gig this week: Super Furry Animals 

To celebrate 20 years since the Furries released landmark albums 'Fuzzy Logic' and 'Radiator' they are taking their oddball, stoner-smiling tunes back on tour. Roundhouse. Chalk Farm. Thu Dec 8. 

Super Furry Animals

...and here are loads more gigs this week. Don’t say we’re not good to you.

All events were available to book at time of writing.


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