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The ten best gigs this week that you can actually still 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. Oxbow

The Californian hardcore band return after ten years with new material. They join doom metal trio Sumac. The Dome. Tufnell Park. Tue Apr 25.

9. Pharmakon

Brutal noise artist Margaret Chardiet is back to fuck our ears with looping screams, rasps and feedback. Nice. Electrowerkz. Angel. Tue Apr 25.

8. Youssoupha

Celebrated French conscious rapper who recently guested on scorching Parisian trap track ‘Grand Paris’. The Garage. Highbury & Islington. Tue Apr 25.

7. Her

Victor Solf and Simon Carppentier lay their seductively soulful voices over dreamy, sensual French R&B. The Borderline. Tottenham Court Rd. Wed Apr 26.

6. Elvis Depressedly

Stunning lo-fi lushness from the Florida duo (and actual couple) whose fuzzy, sad tracks also manage to be pure joy. Kamio. Old St. Wed Apr 26. 

5. Jaws

Surf-pop done Birmingham-style. This four-piece pack sweet, melodic choruses and a healthy chunk of reverb. Scala. King’s Cross. Wed Apr 26.

4. Chinah

The Danish three-piece return with more catchy synth-pop that subtly soundtracks heartbreak. Birthdays. Dalston Kingsland Overground. Wed Apr 26.

3. Arca & Jesse Kanda

The go-to producer for Kanye and FKA Twigs teams up with innovative filmmaker Kanda for a live show. Roundhouse. Chalk Farm. Fri Apr 28.

2. Desertfest

Three glorious, riff-heavy days of unadulterated stoner, doom, psychedelic and black metal. Day tickets are available. Camden venues. Camden Town. Fri Apr 28-Sun Apr 30.

1. Rejjie Snow

Snow has been pouring out brilliantly bleak, nihilistic tracks with his trademark scratchy, lo-fi production for the last five years. His hotly anticipated debut album ‘Dear Annie’ is set to drop any minute now. O2 Forum Kentish Town. Kentish Town. Fri Apr 28.

...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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