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The best gigs in London this weekend.

Monday 12

Anna Jane Casey Showtunes, cabaret and classic pop from
the West End performer.
The Pheasantry, Kings Rd, SW3 4UT
(020 7351 5031). £20.

Tommy Fleming The well-established Enniscrone-based vocalist performs folk and pop.
O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Shepherd’s Bush Green, W12 8TT
(020 8354 3300/cc 0844 477 2000). £25.

Jay Stapley Band The singer-songwriter leads his acoustic rock and roots combo.
Bull’s Head, Lonsdale Rd, Barnes, SW13 9PY
(020 8876 5241). £10.

Damien Jurado The Seattle-based singer-songwriter and musician plays indie-folk.
Cargo, Rivington St, EC2A 3AY
(020 7739 3440). £12.50.

Lloyd, Bluey Robinson R‘n’B by the singer from Atlanta.
The Jazz Cafe, Parkway, NW1 7PG
(020 7485 6834/cc 0870 060 3777). £25.

Ben L’Oncle Soul French vocalist Benjamin Duterde sings nu-soul.
Koko, Camden High St, NW1 7JE
(0870 432 5527). £20.

Mic Righteous, Josh Kumra, Kal Lavelle, Charlee Drew London-based grime and hip-hop artist.
XOYO, Cowper St, EC2A 4AP
(020 7729 5959) £12, adv £6, guestlist £8.

Scratch Acid Noise rock and punk from the Texan four-piece.
The Garage, Highbury Corner, N5 1RD
(0870 060 3777/cc 0844 847 1678). £18, adv £16.

Tuesday 13

The Dubliners Irish folk-rock by the veteran band from Dublin.
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, SW7 2AP
(0845 401 5045). £25-£42.50
.

Rebecca Ferguson Soulful pop from the Liverpudlian vocalist and 2010 X Factor finalist, promoting her debut album, Heaven.
Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, Catherine St, WC2B 5JF
(0844 412 2955). £22.50-£42.50.

Mark Lanegan Band, Creature With The Atom Brain The gravel-voiced American singer-songwriter leads his outfit for a performance of alternative rock in support of the album Blues Funeral.
O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Shepherd’s Bush Green, W12 8TT
(020 8354 3300/cc 0844 477 2000). £18.50.

Jeff Mangum Lo fi indie-pop from the American singer-songwriter and former Neutral Milk Hotel frontman.
Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, N1 2UN
(020 7226 1686). £25.

Sing Inspiration! 2012: Carleen Anderson The American singer is joined by British youth and adult choirs in performing soul and gospel.
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX
(020 7960 4200/cc 0844 875 0073)
. £16-£25, concs £8-£12.50.

Suffocation, Cattle Decapitation, Hate, Blood Red Throne The New York-based band plays brutal, technical death metal.
The Underworld, Camden High St, NW1 0NE
(020 7482 1932). £18.50.

Wednesday 14

Awale Afrobeat and Latin by the London-based band.
Hoxton Square Bar And Kitchen, Hoxton Sq, N1 6NU
(020 7613 0709). £8, adv £6.

Boots Electric Los Angeles-based musician and Eagles Of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes performs groove-laden glam pop and playful electro-rock in support of his album Honkey Kong.
The Garage, Highbury Corner, N5 1RD
(0870 060 3777/cc 0844 847 1678). £13.50.

Fem Fel, Kyra, Lily McKenzie, Deja, In’sight, Lois Davina, Ella Marie Hip-hop and grime from the South London-based rapper.
Cargo, Rivington St, EC2A 3AY
(020 7739 3440). £15, adv £10.

Nanci Griffith Country and folk from the Texan singer-songwriter.
O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Shepherd’s Bush Green, W12 8TT
(020 8354 3300/cc 0844 477 2000). £29.

Hed PE, Spindle Sect, Silent Descent Punk and metal by the Californian band.
O2 Academy Islington, Parkfield St, N1 0PS
(020 7288 4400/cc 0844 477 2000). £13.

Luke Leighfield, Lauren Aquilina Pop-rock from the Southampton-based singer-songwriter and pianist.
The Barfly, Camden, Chalk Farm Rd,
NW1 8AN (0844 847 2424). £7.50.

Mad Dog Mcrea The Devon-based outfit plays folk.
The Borderline, Orange Yard, Manette St, W1D 4JB
(0870 060 3777/cc 0871 231 0842). £9.

Three Trapped Tigers Alt rock instrumentals by the London-based outfit.
Village Underground, Holywell Ln, EC2A 3PQ
(020 7422 7505). £11.50.

Veronica Falls The London-based four-piece performs playful indie-pop.
The Scala, Pentonville Rd, N1 9NL
(020 7833 2022/cc 0844 477 1000). £9.50.

The Vodka Martinis Soulful rock ‘n’ roll outfit.
Dover St Restaurant And Bar, Dover St, W1S 4LQ
(020 7629 9813). £8, free before 10pm.

Wideboy Generation, We Stole Fire The outfit plays Brit pop and punk-rock.
Dublin Castle, Parkway, NW1 7AN
(020 8806 2668). £6, concs £4.50.

Thursday 15

3 Doors Down Pop-rock and Americana by the US-based band.
HMV Apollo, Queen Caroline St, W6 9QH
(0843 221 0100). £23.50.

All American Rejects Pop-rock by the band from Oklahoma.
The Garage, Highbury Corner, N5 1RD
(0870 060 3777/cc 0844 847 1678). £15.

The Answer, The Union The Downpatrick-based four-piece plays classic rock.
Electric Ballroom, Camden High St, NW1 8QP
(020 7485 9006). £16.50.

Anthrax, Diamond Plate The veteran New York-based band plays heavy metal.
O2 Academy Islington, Parkfield St, N1 0PS
(020 7288 4400/cc 0844 477 2000). £20.

Brand New Heavies Mainstream R‘n’B and soul outfit.
East Wintergarden, Bank St, E14 5NX
(0207 418 2725). £20.

Metropolis High energy soul six-piece.
Dover St Restaurant And Bar, Dover St, W1S 4LQ
(020 7629 9813). £12, free before 10pm.

The Miller Test The London-based band plays blues and folk-rock.
Nambucca, Holloway Rd, N7 6LB (020 7281 8877). £7, adv £5.

Ria Ritchie Acoustic pop and R‘n’B from the London-based singer-songwriter.
Hoxton Hall, Hoxton St, N1 6SH
(020 7684 0060). £9.

Rizzle Kicks Indie-influenced hip-hop from the Brighton-based twosome.
O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Shepherd’s Bush Green, W12 8TT
(020 8354 3300/cc 0844 477 2000). £12.50.

Deborah Rose The singer-songwriter performs Welsh folk from her album Song Be My Soul.
Lauderdale House, Highgate Hill, Waterlow Park, N6 5HG
(020 8348 8716). £10.

Brendan Shine Folk and country singer-songwriter.
Millfield Arts Centre, Silver St, N18 1PJ
(020 8807 6680). £17, adv £16, concs £15, adv concs £14.

Talk In Colour, Renu, Corina Piatti The London-based five-piece plays electronic indie-pop.
Ronnie Scott’s, Frith St, W1D 4HT
(020 7439 0747). £10, adv £8.

Zemfira Rock from the Russian singer and musician. HMV
Forum, Highgate Rd, NW5 1JY
(020 7344 0044). £32.50-£55.

Friday 16

Joan Baez The veteran American singer-songwriter, musician and activist plays folk-rock.
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, SE1 8XX
(020 7960 4200/cc 0844 875 0073). £25-£45, concs £12.50-£22.50.

Blue Harlem The swing and jive septet from London plays golden era jump blues.
Boisdales Of Canary Wharf, Cabot Hall, E14 4QT
(020 7715 5818). £15-£35.

Martin Carthy Folk from the singer-songwriter and electric guitarist.
Kings Place, York Way, N1 9AG
(020 7520 1490). £12.50, adv £9.50.

The Cuban Brothers Latin funk with a twist of humour from the London-based outfit.
The Jazz Cafe, Parkway, NW1 7PG
(020 7485 6834/cc 0870 060 3777). £13.50.

Inspiral Carpets Garage-influenced indie-rock from the veteran outfit.
Koko, Camden High St, NW1 7JE
(0870 432 5527). £19.50.

Peatbog Faeries Celtic rock outfit from the Isle of Skye.
Artsdepot, Nether St, Tally Ho Corner, N12 0GA
(020 8369 5454). £16, concs £14.

The Presidents Of The United States Of America Pop-punk by the Seattle-based band.
HMV Forum, Highgate Rd, NW5 1JY
(020 7344 0044). £20.

Elvis Presley In Concert A live band accompanies classic video footage of the king of rock ‘n’ roll.
The O2 Arena, Peninsula Sq, SE10 0DX
(0844 856 0202). £35-£38.50.

Matthew Robins The stories of Scissor Leg Paul, the Alien-Soap-Opera and Salady Brighteyes, told through original songs, short films and animations, from performer-musician Matthew Robins.
The Little Angel Theatre, Dagmar Passage, Cross St, N1 2DN
(020 7226 1787). £12, concs £10.

Slim Chance Original members Steve Simpson and Charlie Hart from the 1970s band rejoin to perform folk-rock songs by frontman Ronnie Lane.
The Borderline
, Orange Yard, Manette St, W1D 4JB
(0870 060 3777/cc 0871 231 0842). £17.

Jah Wobble Dub and alt rock performed by the London-based singer-songwriter.
The Vortex Jazz Club, Dalston Culture House, Gillett St, N16 8JH
(020 7254 4097). £14.50.

Xiu Xiu Experimental electro and indie-pop from the American outfit.
Rich Mix, Bethnal Green Rd, E1 6LA
(020 7613 7498). £12.50.

Saturday 17

Angel Witch, Grand Magus Classic metal by the veteran London-based band.
The Garage, Highbury Corner, N5 1RD
(0870 060 3777/cc 0844 847 1678). £15.

Damien Dempsey The Dublin-born singer-songwriter plays Celtic folk.
HMV Forum, Highgate Rd, NW5 1JY
(020 7344 0044). £15.

Four Men And A Dog The collective plays traditional Irish folk.
Irish Cultural Centre, Blacks Rd, W6 9DT
(020 8563 8232). £15 & £18.

The Leo Green Experience Party band fronted by saxophonist Green.
Dover St Restaurant And Bar, Dover St, W1S 4LQ
(020 7629 9813). £15, diners free before 10pm.

JJ Grey & Mofro Funky blues-rock from the American outfit.
The Borderline, Orange Yard, Manette St, W1D 4JB
(0870 060 3777/cc 0871 231 0842). £15.

Bill ‘Watermelon Slim’ Homans Rootsy blues by the Boston-based singer-guitarist.
Brook’s Blues Bar, The Telegraph, Telegraph Rd, SW15 3TU
(020 8788 2011). £15.

Jaguar Skills The mysterious ninja DJ and producer spins live electronic mash-ups.
The Scala, Pentonville Rd, N1 9NL
(020 7833 2022/cc 0844 477 1000). £15.

Kim Larsen & Kjukken Rock singer-songwriter and band from Copenhagen.
O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Shepherd’s Bush Green, W12 8TT
(020 8354 3300/cc 0844 477 2000). £28.

Camille O’Sullivan, Damien O’Kane The singer and actress performs dark, sultry, cabaret interpretations of alternative songs by vocalists including Jacques Brel, Nick Cave and Tom Waits.
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Rd, NW1 8EH
(0844 482 8008). £17.50, NUS/unwaged £15.

Los Pacaminos The band, led by vocalist Paul Young, plays Americana.
Half Moon, Putney, Lower Richmond Rd, SW15 1EU
(020 8780 9383). £12.

The Selecter Ska from the veteran outfit.
229 The Venue, Great Portland St, W1W 5PW
(020 7323 7229). £20.

Sunday 18

Fisz Emade The Polish brothers perform experimental hip-hop and rap from the album Zwierze Bez Nogi.
Cargo, Rivington St, EC2A 3AY
(020 7739 3440). £13.

Mike Gordon Alt rock by the Burlington-based bass-player from Phish.
The Borderline, Orange Yard, Manette St, W1D 4JB
(0870 060 3777/cc 0871 231 0842). £15.

Vain Glam metal by the band from San Francisco.
The Underworld, Camden High St, NW1 0NE
(020 7482 1932). £13.50.

Paul Weller The singer-songwriter and former frontman of The Jam and The Style Council plays songs from his new album Sonik Kicks.
Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Rd, NW1 8EH
(0844 482 8008). £38.50.

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