october gig guide
nadine shah

Trying to keep track of all the gigs you want to go to and remembering to nab tickets before they sell out definitely requires some good organisational skills and some fast mouse work. Thankfully we’ve got Nadine Shah to do all the leg work for you…she’s picked out her top ten shows you need to be at this month and we’ve put it into one handy little guide.

FLAMINGODS
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Tues 3rd October
The Jazz Cafe
5 Parkway, London NW1 7PG
flamingods.com
“The Bahrain multi-instrumentalists bring their freak-out-folk to London to make your mind move as slinky as they do your limbs. Wear your best shoes. Shoes are very important.”
SNAPPED ANKLES
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Weds 4th October
The Shacklewell Arms
71 Shacklewell Ln, London E8 2EB
snappedankles.com
“You like a post-punk art-rock waterfall with a Krautrock rainbow overhead? Of course you do! Expect homemade instruments out of logs and shamanistic Moss Monsters whirling around an intimate stage. Wear your best foliage picked from a haunted forest.”
SLOWDIVE
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Fri 13th October
The Roundhouse
Chalk Farm Rd, London NW1 8EH
slowdiveofficial.com
“Legendary shoegaze royalty doing exactly what they do best…making your best dreams float out of amplifiers like a thick dusting of aural hugs. Wear your best sunglasses, yeah, even indoors.”
ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE
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Sat 14th October
Tufnell Park Dome
2A Dartmouth Park Hill, London NW5 1HL
acidmothers.com
“Japanese psychedelic time wizards with a back-catalogue that would shame The Fall. No idea what to expect from this gig other than some far-out brilliance of cosmic proportions! Wear your best broomstick.”
NADINE SHAH
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Thurs 19th October
Islington Assembly Hall
Upper St, London N1 2UD
nadineshah.co.uk
“It’s me and it’s going to be 100% FIRE! Hull punx LIFE will be supporting and the venue has a sprung dancefloor so there’s no excuse for this to be anything other than the greatest night of your existence. Wear pure love.”
THE BIG MOON
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Fri 20th October
KOKO
1A Camden High St, London NW1 7JE
thebigmoon.co.uk
“Everyone wants to be in their gang because they make what they do look so much goddamn fun! Indie-pop with bitter slang instead of candy floss tooth rotters. Wear your best gang vibes.”
TRAAMS
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Sun 22nd October
Moth Club
Old Trades Hall, Valette St, London E9 6NU
traams.bandcamp.com
“Total weirdo noise-pop with beats so motorik your guts will be in transit. Buy their records while you’re there because what’s contained within is just as banging as the artwork on the outside. Wear your best earplugs unless you like the torture of tinnitus.”
THE PROPER ORNAMENTS
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Weds 25th October
The Lexington
96-98 Pentonville Rd, London N1 9JB
theproperornaments.bandcamp.com
“West Coast dream pop cultivated in the bleaker climates of London. If you need storm clouds wringing out of your soul like a wept upon dishcloth then these melodies are your mangle.
Wear your best Breton top.”
JANE WEAVER
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Thurs 26th October
Islington Assembly Hall
Upper St, London N1 2UD
janeweavermusic.com
“Ever wanted to feel like you’re in a possessed swimming pool in the future while a spectral force serenades you as you drown? Obviously, yes. This gig will not disappoint because Jane Weaver is the boss. Wear your best inflatables.”
ROOTS MANUVA
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Fri 27th October
Troxy
490 Commercial Rd, London E1 0HX
rootsmanuva.co.uk
“Everyone should already have tickets for this gig anyway, so I’ll just remind you to turn up. Tickets to Roots Manuva gigs should be given away on the NHS because it most definitely will improve your health. Wear your best whatever the hell you like!”