Haven't Snow Patrol done well for themselves? By exchanging the one last chance nothing spared push of The Final Straw for a more of the same efficiency on whatever the new one's called, they've only gone and upgraded themselves to arena band status. If you can get anywhere near the front of Wembley Aircraft Hanger on December 18th, you'll see that Gary Lightbody still looks close to tears each time the audience sings Run back at him. Reason enough to give them a chance if they ever decide to play somewhere sensible again.
Lost Prophets find themselves at Brixton on July 7. With an average audience age of about eleven and a knack for catchy pop-metal hittery, expect to be more than pleasantly surprised if that's your kind of thing.
Chas and Dave. 100 Club. May 19 and 21. Blame The Libertines. Or not.
One of the Minus 5's side projects seems to be R.E.M. (they just hire in singer and bass player). Scott Peter and the other Bill without the bald guy play Dingwalls on July 7.
Blink 182 were almost fun for an album once. Then they got serious. Then they split up. Then the one with the piercings and the tatoos formed another band, Angels And Airwaves and they play Brixton on June 13th. Quite honestly, we really don't care.