October is my favourite month – there are very important birthdays to celebrate, it’s no longer summer and I can wear jumpers again, and there are always oodles of great gigs to go to. Here’s the LOUD WOMEN top recommends for your diaries.

1 – The Primitives and The Popguns at the 100 Club, London, as part of Indie Daze Week. Info here. Very few tickets remaining, here.

2 – Cheerbleederz and Bad Idea at Wharf Chambers, Leeds. Info here.

2 – I am HER at The Islington, London. Info here.

3 – The Menstrual Cramps and Killdren at the Amersham Arms – free entry gig. Info here.

4 – ARXX continue their UK & EU tour in Bristol. Full tour info here.

4 – Salvation Jayne in Folkestone. Info here.

4 – Spit Sisters at the Hope & Anchor. Info here.

5 – All Tamara’s Parties festival at the Jericho Tavern, Oxford. With Wolfs, Rainbow Reservoir, Death of the Maiden, Drunken Butterfly, Winnie and the Rockettes, The Other Ones and more. Info here.

5 – Anarchistwood at The 100 Club for World Zombie Day. Info here.

5 – Punka presents Miss Kill, Nervous Rex, Ragdolz (14+ gig) at The Exchange, Bristol. Info here

7 – Dream Nails, The Baby Seals and Nadia Javed at The Old Blue Last, London. Info here.

9 – Suggested Friends, Witching Waves and Gold Baby at the Shacklewell Arms, London. Info here.

10 – LIINES + BIS + Bugeye at Boston Music Room, London. Details here and tickets here. This awesome threesome also head to Manchester on the 11th, Glasgow on the 13th.

11 – Get in Her Ears presents ĠENN, The Weird Things, Bitch Hunt and Breakup Haircut at The Finsbury, London. Info here.

12 – The LOUD WOMEN 4th Birthday Party at Hope & Anchor, London. With Hagar the Womb, The Menstrual Cramps, Rabies Babies, Mindframe, I, Doris, Smalltown Tigers and The Other Ones. Tickets here info here!

12 – Lunar Sounds (debut single launch), DUCK and Bad Idea at Wharf Charmbers, Leeds. Tickets here

12 – The mighty ILL kick off their tour in Manchester, supported by Glove and God Speed You Peter Andre – full dates and towns listed here

13 – The Nitty Gritty  Autumnal Hair Hopper’s Ball at The Constitution, London, with DJ Dapper D and DJ Daddy Wrong. Info here.

17 – Hurtling launch their album at The Islington, London. Info here.

17 – Deux Furieuses launch their album at the Dublin Castle, Camden. Info here.

17 – The NHS vs The Big C: In a venue next to Homerton Hospital, where her breast cancer surgery took place, Janine Booth reads extracts and poems from her new book, ‘The Big J vs The Big C’. Hackney-based comedian and activist Kate Smurthwaite aims some feminist comedy at austerity and sexism. Info here.

18 – Skating Polly and She Makes War at The Lexington, London. Info here.

25 – Weenfest at DIY Space for London. Awesome spooky punk fest featuring Irn Brunette, Breakup Haircut, Tuffragettes, Cecilia and more. Info here.

26 – T-Bitch and Anarchistwood at the Railway, Southend – halloween special. Info here.

26 – Straight Girl at The Victoria in Dalston. Info here.

30 – Eilis Frawley (of Party Fears) solo with Xylo Aria at EartH, Hackney. Info here