LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 01: Elly Jackson of La Roux performs the group's first London gig in four years at Conway Hall on July 1, 2014 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Gus Stewart/Redferns via Getty Images)
Performing as La Roux, Elly Jackson brings her sleek synth-pop to Birmingham tonight

La Roux, November 8, The Institute, Birmingham

La Roux’s Elly Jackson took five years to make the follow-up to her first album, during which collaborator Ben Langmaid quit acrimoniously. But Trouble in Paradise makes light of the turmoil with sleek, colourful synth-pop, better structured and more consistent than the debut. Trouble suits her. Ludovic Hunter-Tilney, 0844 844 0444

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Ty Segall, November 10, Gorilla, Manchester, then touring

Ty Segall doesn’t stray far outside his comfort zone of vintage garage rock. But with results as good as recent album Manipulator why should he? The Californian has packed his guitars and effects pedals and headed over to the land of The Who to tour his latest material, alongside cuts from a prolific back catalogue. LHT, 0161 407 0301

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East India Youth, November 13, Heaven, London

After a deserved Mercury nomination for his album Total Strife Forever, East India Youth’s William Doyle heads out on the road: a modern one-man band with guitar, electronics and a quicksilver musical imagination in which krautrock, dance music and homespun psychedelia share common ground. LHT, 0844 847 2351

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War Requiem, November 14, St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast

Britten’s impassioned call for peace and reconciliation takes on a special resonance. This performance of the War Requiem not only marks the centenary of the first world war, but also presents a unique cross-border collaboration between the Ulster Orchestra and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra from the Republic of Ireland, supported by choirs from Belfast and Leeds. Richard Fairman, 028 9023 9900

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Glare, November 14-22, Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, London

Alex is a young man looking for love who becomes suspicious that his seemingly perfect girlfriend is actually a robot. Danish-German composer Søren Nils Eichberg’s new opera promises to explore a tense web of human relationships. Thaddeus Strassberger is the producer and Geoffrey Paterson conducts the Chroma ensemble. RF, 020 7304 4000

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Philip Glass Ensemble, November 8, Colston Hall, Bristol, then touring

The Philip Glass Ensemble makes Bristol the initial stop on a short tour in which it will be giving the first UK performances of the “Retrospective” programme, an overview of Glass’s music. RF, 0844 887 1500

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EFG London Jazz Festival, November 14-23, various venues

A densely packed programme includes Abdullah Ibrahim headlining the strand “South Africa 20 Years On”, a star-laden celebration of Blue Note Records’ 75th anniversary, and a special concert to mark bassist Coleridge Goode’s 100th birthday. Branford Marsalis has added a late show for his first-night gig, and Marcus Miller premieres his new album on November 21. Mike Hobart

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Tamikrest, November 9, Scala, London, and touring

With Tinariwen in acoustic limbo, the mantle of leading Touareg guitar band rests on the shoulders of Tamikrest, who toughen up the smouldering dry palette of the Sahara with tricks from western indie rock. David Honigmann, 020 7833 2022

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