Time for us to bang a few heads together and see whether we can recommend any weird and wonderful gigs for next week. And yes we can...
Friday: Still time to get yourself down to Cargo this evening to catch Brixton's finest dance-indie mash-ups, Clor, supported by The Envelopes for Eddie Temple Morris's XFM Remix night.
If you don't fancy going out this evening, Babyshambles will be playing tracks form their underwhelming mess of a new album on Later with Jools Holland.
Saturday: It's sold out but worth looking for tickets for Motorhead's Brixton show. If anyone out there wonders whether they'll still be able to rock at 60 then the indestructible Lemmy should be a symbol of hope for us all. One of the greatest and loudest rock'n'roll bands ever. 'Nuff said.
Sunday: The Colonies are back in town as a late addition to the Grand Day Out all-dayer at the Clapham Grand. Tickets a tenner and things kick off at 3. Dorp, Arno Carstens and Livingston also on the bill.
We remember once spending a couple of days thinking up band names for a friend. After we realised such chart busting possibilities as The Ron Jeremy Fanclub and Stinkpalm he settled on Lovefield?. So thank your maker for Fuckshovel who should achieve greatness on their name alone. Lots of noisy agit-punk-metal to go with at their debut gig at the Dublin Castle.
And now time for a reader recommendation. The Brothers (Of Invention) play as part of the Raison D'etre mini festival at Cargo. Described as The Ramones meets early Stevie Wonder we can't help wondering what they're going to do to an evening of relaxing soul.
Tuesday: Second showing this week for The Colonies, this time in the quiet confines of the upstairs room at the Marquee as they support The Weight on their final tour of the show. It's an acoustic affair so leave the bouncing shoes at home.
The, we-really-can't-tell-you-enough-how-supremely-beautiful-these-guys-are, Teenage Fanclub are at Koko this evening, tickets still available. If you have to ask any further then we're really not sure we can be friends any more.
Wednesday: The Musos are apparently, the only awards ceremony voted for only by fellow musicians, which we suppose will have to explain a nominations list that includes: Arctic Monkeys, Babyshambles, Carl Barat, Bloc Party, Clor, Coldplay, the Coral, Graham Coxon, the Cribs, Dogs, Franz Ferdinand, Futureheads, Goldfrapp, Gorillaz, Hard Fi, Kasabian, Maximo Park, Oasis, Ordinary Boys, the Paddington’s, the Rakes, Razorlight, Supergrass, the Tears, the Zutons and many more. A limited number of pleb places are available for the Koko floor from this well known ticket agency.
Thursday: If you've ever wanted to know what it feels like to be mown down by the after burners on an F14 Tomcat then we suggest you head down to Water Rats to catch the blizzard of noise-core that is the mighty TODD as part of the 4AD bash with Celebration.