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

Tight, horn-heavy, funk-infused hip hop fronted by Dr Syntax and Sparkz. Islington Assembly Hall. Highbury & Islington. Fri May 12.

9. Melt Yourself Down

Those jazzed-up punked-out mavericks always perform mindbending jams. Battersea Arts Centre. Clapham Junction Overground. Fri May 12.

8. The Tuts

Super fun punk pop from this three-piece, currently on their Something Worth Voting For tour. The Victoria. Dalston Kingsland Overground. Sat May 13.

7. C Duncan

Lovelorn melodies arc over shapeshifting beats from the Glaswegian composer. Islington Assembly Hall. Highbury & Islington. Wed May 10.

6. Buttering Trio

The Snoop Doggendorsed band play bassy psychedelic beats with KerenDun’s heavenly, jazzinflected vocals. Camden Assembly. Chalk Farm. Fri May 12.

5. Kokoroko

Afrobeat collective led by Sheila Maurice-Grey whose trumpet playing is soulful and oozes personality. Foyles. Tottenham Court Rd. Fri May 12.

4. Theme Park

Since 2011, this London trio have continued to craft laidback, pretty, indiepop waiting to fill your summer playlist. Oslo. Hackney Central Overground. Tue May 9.

3. Shame

New postpunk band from Deptford. And responsible for ‘Visa Vulture’: a filthy ode to the PM. The Dome. Tufnell Park. Thu May 11.

2. Tamikrest

Twirling Malian desert blues with potent messages of unity and belonging. No doubt the band will play songs from album ‘Kidal’. Cafe Oto. Dalston Junction Overground. Tue May 9.

The best gig this week: Kishi Bashi

Extraordinary multi-instrumentalist who creates ingenious, textured, looping violin electro-pop that shows off an affecting falsetto. A wonder to behold live. Oslo. Hackney Central Overground. Sun May 14.

...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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