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Living in London, you can get yourself to a gig every night (multiple gigs a night if you’re savvy enough!) The best part (for the audience anyway) – some of the greatest gigs (best music, most intimate shows, and liveliest crowds) are cheap, and often FREE! Here are a few ideas for the week ahead…

Sunday, 19.01.2020 (TONIGHT!)

Elijah Miller, The Old Blue Last

Elijah Miller (Photo: Amelia Sonsino)

The London based singer-songwriter will be headlining The Old Blue Last in Shoreditch, performing some of his feel-good tunes for his growing number of fans.

With support from The White Lakes and Crystal Tides. Tickets £5.50 from Dice.

Tuesday, 21.01.2020

Brothers Moving, The Islington

Brothers Moving (Photo: Anders Rye Skjoldjensen)

From humble beginnings as New York City street performers, Brothers Moving are a band who have retained raw and honest songwriting, sound and performance. Videos of their live performances (in venues and on the streets) have gone viral, with millions of views and a growing fanbase. With a variety of genres and instruments, the gig at The Islington is one for lovers of all types of music.

Tickets are £15.20, and can be booked here.

Hello 2020: Working Men’s Club, The Old Blue Last

DIY Magazine have teamed up with The Old Blue Last to bring a showcase of the best UK music every Tuesday this January, kicking off the year and decade in the best way possible!

Working Men’s Club (Photo: Rosie Ann Butcher)

This week you can catch Working Men’s Club at the top of the bill. The Yorkshire band are ones to watch. Since releasing their debut single ‘Bad Blood’ last year, the band have gone from strength to strength, being covered in national press, and playing gigs upon gigs upon festivals. Catch them at The Old Blue Last on Wednesday with supporting sets from Mealtime, Tiña, and Walt Disco.

Free tickets here.

Wednesday, 22.01.2020

New Moons January: Toothpaste, The Victoria


Killing Moon Live presents a three date, three venue line-up to get the year going. On Wednesday, Toothpaste are headlining at The Finsbury. The four-piece’s bio reads:

“Plucked from various London indie projects, Toothpaste now aim to provide wistful melodies adorned with pop sensibilities in a shoegaze soundscape…”


And the three singles released so far only add to the mounting anticipation for the band’s upcoming debut EP.

With Support from Birthday Card and Suds, you’ll want to catch this one. Tickets are FREE and can be found here.

Thursday, 23.01.2020

Silvertwin, Strongroom

London-based Silvertwin have been playing together for only a year, but already sound like a mature, well-rehearsed band. To celebrate the release of their debut single ‘Ploy’ on January 22, Silvertwin are playing the Strongroom in Shoreditch on January 23, doors 7:30pm.

The night is FREE, so you’ll have plenty of spare change to buy a pint or two – just book here.

Friday, 24.01.2020

Aaberg, Sebright Arms

Another FREE gig for you. And on a Friday night – woohoo!

Catch Aaberg headlining The Sebright Arms with support from Outdoor Scene and A Paranoid King.


“Committing hushed memos and spartan beats to cassette in his South London kitchen, Aaberg brings his lo-fi tape studies north of the river for a night of Odd Pop.”


Get your free tickets here!

WILSN, Folklore

WILSN (Photo: @re._stacks)

Between supporting The Teskey Brothers on their European tour, Melbourne singer WILSN will be squeezing in an intimate gig at Folklore on January 24 2020.

The show is free, and one not to be missed if you have a space free in your diary (and it’s January, so we all know you do!). With soulful music and vocals compared to the legendary Amy Winehouse, you will want to catch WILSN at a venue this size while you still can. Supporting WILSN is Essex singer-songwriter Mabes and London-based singer-songwriter Alex White.

Grab your free tickets from Dice now!

Saturday 25.01.2020

Strong Island Recordings Free All Dayer, The Shacklewell Arms

Mystic Peach (Photo: @alphabet__p0ny)

Kick off 2020 with the Strong Island family for an all-dayer at The Shacklewell Arms. Free entry, and a line-up not to be missed:

Book free tickets HERE.

Enjoy a week full of music x

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