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18 May 2014 | Free & Cheap, Music | By: Londonist

Best Free Gigs To See In London: 19-25 May 2014

Tom Du Croz from LondonGigGuide selects five free gigs around town this week.

Monday 19 May

French for Rabbits, The Finsbury, Manor House

https://soundcloud.com/french-for-rabbits/goat

We first chanced across this band a couple of weeks ago and this track really staye with us. Despite the name, French for Rabbits are a New Zealand band, who will be heading home soon, so don't miss them at the Finsbury. It is a free gig but you need to get tickets in advance from this link. @FrenchforRabbit, @TheFinPub.

Tuesday 20 May

Climbing Boys, Shacklewell Arms, Dalston 

https://soundcloud.com/climbingboys/bone-house

This is dreamy post punk from east London. The free gig is to launch their new single 'Conjoining Rite'. @climbingboys, @ShacklewellArms

Friday 23 May

High Tyde, The Monarch, Camden

https://soundcloud.com/wearehightyde/get-up-tonight

This track is from the 'Trixx' EP, which is available for free download from the band's Soundcloud page. They're a brilliant band from Brighton who will perform in Camden tonight. @wearehightyde, @camdenmonarch

Saturday 24 May

Tankus the Henge & Gypsy Dynamite, The Hootananny, Brixton 

https://soundcloud.com/tankusthehenge/whos-gonna-catch-ya

https://soundcloud.com/gypsy-dynamite/ill-see-you-in-my-dreams-isham

This weeks DOUBLE BILL. Tankus the Henge - purveyors of excellent carnival/gypsy/baltic swing. They are know for their rabble rousing live performances. Gypsy Dynamite - playing a wide repertoire of gypsy jazz, spanish and Italian music all rearranged in and performed with gusto! The gig is free if you arrive before 10pm. @tankusthehenge, @GypsyDynamite, @HootanannyBrix

Sunday 25 May

Mara Simpson, The Harrison, Kings Cross

https://soundcloud.com/mara-simpson/whiskeysong

This track is this week's shameless favourite. Listening to this woman's voice is like being wrapped in a warming inviting quilt, you should definitely see her performance at The Harrison. @MaraDMusic, @theharrisonfolk

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