As the start of the festival season rolls around once again, many big tours are finished for the summer, leaving plenty of chances to catch that small indie act you missed so you could catch Mika that night… we give you the best of the bands this week to see.Monday brings Ozzie shoe-gazers Architecture in Helsinki to Kings College, for a gig that is sure to be many a discerning music fans year-to-date highlight. Tickets are long gone, however be sure to check the usual places to find a last minute deal.Tuesday is when you can catch Captain at ICA, however tickets are long since gone, though you may be lucky through some of the other channels like Scarlet Mist. Los Campesinos play Scala, bringing their Welsh alternative indie pop to the capital for all those fans of Architecture in Helsinki and Broken Social Scene. Tickets are £9.50 each. Alternatively, if you like your music a bit heavier, why not give Velvet Revolver at Hammersmith Apollo a go? This is once again sold out. Finally, if you want a unique evening, get yourself some tickets for the World Environmental Day Concert at Koko with Guillemots and Pull Tiger Tail both performing, as well as Sam Duckworth of Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly DJ-ing, with money raised going to help Save Chinas Tigers, Population and Sustainability Network, Trees for Life, London Wildlife Trust and The Wilderness Foundation UK. More information is available here, and tickets are available here.Wednesday sees a massive choice musically, with Madchester favourites The Happy Mondays playing the Astoria (tickets still available at £25 each), Calvin Harris at Scala (tickets £7 and still available), New Young Pony Club at Koko (tickets £12.50 and still available), Pet Shop Boys bring their stunning new tour to the Hammersmith Apollo (tickets still available at £29.50) and finally the only Spice Girl who could actually sing well, Melanie C plays Mean Fiddler (tickets still available for £18.50 each).Ryan Adams plays Koko on Thursday night (clearly Koko is the place to be this week for decent music), though tickets are long since gone.For fans of their music a bit than most of the other bands listed here, why not give Hadouken a go at ULU on Friday, a hotly tipped five some who could be just your sort of thing. XFM’s Music:Response evening once again happens at Islington Bar Academy, tickets are £5 to pre-book. Photo of Architecture In Helsinki at ULU in 2006 taken from acb's flickr stream.
Music Choice: Monday 4th - Friday 8th June
Last Updated 03 June 2007