It seems that half the country (and Londonist staff) is on holiday at the moment. Still, here's the best of what's on musically across the capital this week.
Jazz singer-songwriter Norah Jones is the highlight of Bank Holiday Monday night, playing with M. Ward at Hammersmith Apollo. Tickets are sold out, however be sure to check out scarlet mist and other providers. Meanwhile hardcore punk stars Bane play Underworld, with £10 tickets available either on the door or on Ticketweb for box office pickup.Utah rockers The Used play a sold out Islington Academy on Tuesday night, with support from Mute Math, who claim to combine “rock, industrial, reggae, jazz, new wave, electro, rave and psychedelia, with ambient vocals” (so just about everything going). Currently riding high in the NME club chart with “Crimewaves”, Crystal Castles play Corsica Studio, with £7.50 tickets available from See tickets.Wednesday night sees Icelandic geniuses Múm play the Museum of Garden History (yup, you did hear me right) – tickets are by invitation or prize draw only, so it’s eBay or who you know to get you into this one… Progressive rock stars Aereogramme play their last ever headline show at the Luminaire. Tickets are £10 through WeGotTickets, but seem to be all sold out at the moment. Mute Math, Parlotones and Envy Corps all play Monto Water Rats for a showcase of American bands. Tickets are £10 from Ticketweb.Sonic Youth play the Roundhouse on Thursday night for the first of three consecutive nights performing their classic album Daydream Nation. As could be expected tickets are sold out. New Yorkers The Hold Steady play the Electric Ballroom, tickets are £15. Hot Hot Heat play Kings College SU, though tickets are sold out.The highlight of Friday is undoubtedly the geniuses known as Ladytron at ULU (well, for this Londonista anyway). Tickets are long gone, unless you try the usual dodgy back-waters. If you like things a tad heavier then maybe Eagles of Death Metal over at Koko would be more your sort of thing, though again tickets are long gone. Finally Drowned in Sound are holding their end of summer party at Monto Water Rats, with Russian Circles, DARTZ!, I Was a Cub Scout and Youthmovies. Tickets are £12 a pop.Photo of Ladytron is taken from Crazybobbles' flickr stream under the Creative Commons License.