The Best Gigs In London This November

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The Best Gigs In London This November

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Cult Indie band — and John Peel faves — The Wedding Present will be headlining Refugee Rock at The Borderline.

Looking for musical entertainment with a difference in London in November? We've got that covered, from charity gigs to jazz tasting, classic rock to electro.

Dance with a cause

Want to help the refugees in camps over the Channel in Calais? Like music? This is for you: an all-day fundraiser headlined by 90s cult indie heroes The Wedding Present. There's also Kraut/punk rockers USA Nails, post-rock multi-instrumentalist Mothlite, moody Blackpool new wave from Twin Graves, and lounge rockers Scandinavia. Clearly there's something for almost everyone (unless you love Miley Cyrus, in which case, move along) — and you can help raise £10,000 while you dance, sway, or just prop up the bar.

The Borderline, £15, prebook, Sunday 1 November, 2.30pm-10.30pm

Day of the dead good

Black Loops spice up this Day of the Dead party with electronic funk and fresh house beats. Their 90's influenced deep, tech and funky house will take you back down memory lane and remind you of your greatest moves from the decade. The day/night event of high energy music and dancing is set to be another success for the Berlin duo.

Cafe 1001, free before 7.30pm, £3 after, prebook, 1 November

Keeping it classic

Glenn Hughes will be performing his rock hits from his days with Deep Purple and blending funk-infused rock with songs from Trapeze as well as Black Country Communion, California Breed and new solo material. Hughes certainly has the versatility to put on an impressive eclectic show with his unique voice and solo band including ex-Whitesnake guitarist, Doug Alrich, and drummer Pontus Engborg.

Electric Ballroom, £20, prebook, Sunday 1 November, 7pm

An old and modern mash-up

Old meets new at the Electro Swing Rendezvous where you can shake your thang to a mix of 1920s-1940s swing music combined with uptempo electro beats. Electro swing is a modern and dance-floor focused sound which retains the feeling of live brass and energetic excitement of classic swing. For the inexperienced, there's a free swing taster class from 9pm or for those already familiar with swing dancing, polish up your skills with a class at 7.30pm for £5.

Looking Glass Cocktail Club, free/£5, register,Wednesday 4 November, 7.30pm

See the father of Ethio-Jazz Mulatu Astatke and sample some of the country's cuisine.

Pioneering Ethio-Jazz

Not only can you hear the father of Ethio-Jazz, Mulatu Astatke, but there's chance to sample some of the best food from the east African country at this rare treat of a show. Think you don't know Astatke? He's been sampled by artists such as Nas, Damian Marley, Kanye West, Cut Chemist, Quantic, Madlib and Oddisee. His 70s records are especially treasured by crate-diggers.

Porchester Hall, £25, prebook, Thursday, 5 November, doors open at 7pm

A night of bangers

The Amersham Arms will be blowing up on 5 November with explosive big house, hip-hop and RnB from the DJs at Movement. The party is set to be a cracker, so we'll see you on the dance floor.

Amersham Arms, £4, prebook, Thursday 5 November, 10pm-3am

Party on a roundabout

Get down to heavy basslines, elegant rhythms and atmospheric leads, right in the heart of Silicon Roundabout at this showcase from labels Inside Out and Motek. Hear a taste of their well-known names alongside latest signings in progressive house and techno. The wide-ranging line up includes deep house from internationally-known DJ Stevie R, the best of electronic from Alex Zed and the diverse style of Si Tew which ranges from hiphop to house to broken beat.

The Magic Roundabout, free entry before 3pm, £5 after, prebook, Saturday 14 November, 12noon-11.30pm

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Last Updated 30 October 2015