Hands up who has missed out on a gig because they missed tickets going on sale? Yes, yes we have all been there. Unless you are extremely organised or read Time Out every week, you may well miss tickets to some corking great shows. Not any more. Every week, we are going to bring you five hot recommendations of gigs to book right now. It may seem like ages in advance, but trust us, buy your tickets now and reap the rewards later.
Francois And The Atlas Mountains, Village Underground, Oct 25
Francois the Frenchman, who emigrated to Bristol in 2003 to make it in music, plies his dreamy, indified chanson.
Alfie Boe, Royal Albert Hall, Apr 8-9 2013
The much loved British jazz tenor plays to promote his most recent album, ‘Alfie’.
Labrinth, O2 Academy Brixton, Oct 20
Timothy Mckenzie, aka the slick rhyming MC, remixer and producer Labrinth, heads up yet another date with his punchy grime-pop.
Django Django, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Dec 21
Both of their Heaven dates sold out fast, so grab tickets to see this Beck- and Bon Iver-melding London four-piece while you still can.
Grizzly Bear, O2 Academy Brixton, Oct 22
Brooklyn’s pschy folk-rock quartet play to promote their third LP, ‘Veckatimest’.
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