Dreaming of payday already? Here’s five awesome gigs happening this week that you can actually afford…
Perfect summer jams by the hip east Londoners, who aren’t a million miles from Jagwar Ma. Surya. Angel Tube. Sat Jun 28. £5.
South: Voodoo Love Orchestra
Afrobeat, funk, ska, highlife and more brassy grooves from both sides of the Atlantic. Southbank Centre. Waterloo Tube. Fri Jun 27. Free.
West: Polaroid 85
Can the Clean Bandit violin-pop trick work again? This four-piece’s chilled, soulful, strings-enhanced electronic offerings boast some solid, radio-friendly tunes. The Elgin. Ladbroke Grove Tube. Thu Jun 26. Free.
East: MFC Chicken
If back-to-basics rock ’n’ roll gets you going, then don’t miss these feral garage stompers. Perfect for a wild Saturday night. Blues Kitchen Shoreditch. Old Street Tube. Sat Jun 28. £5, free before 9pm.
Central: Ashleigh Ashley + VV Brown
The regular Ruby Sings night at Ronnie’s hosts young electro-pop singer Ashley, plus an acoustic set by the ever-impressive Brown. Ronnie Scott’s. Tottenham Court Rd Tube. £8 adv. Tue Jun 24.
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