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Cheap thrills: Five great gigs this week for a tenner or under

Posted at 10:15 am, June 24, 2014 in Music & Nightlife

Dreaming of payday already? Here’s five awesome gigs happening this week that you can actually afford…

North: Paradise

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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