Monday night sees mad Australians Architecture in Helsinki come to the capital to play Koko after a stop off at Bestival this weekend. Tickets are £12.50 each and still available for box office collection. Faithless play the first of two nights in the capital at Shepherds Bush before moving on to Brixton on Tuesday night, which is mostly sold out though there are some balcony seats left. KT Tunstall plays an instore at HMV on Oxford Street, which is sure to be popular, so get there early.
Brian Wilson starts a six night run at the Royal Festival Hall on Monday night going through to Sunday, with Thursday night off. Tickets are available for some nights at between £35 – £55 a seat. Apparently “he will be presenting a four-movement piece called, That Lucky Old Sun (a Narrative). The piece will consist of four ’rounds’, with interspersed narrative. In addition Brian will be performing several Beach Boys songs that have never been performed live as well as some other surprises” (according to the Southbank website)
American pop punk stars Less than Jake start the first of a 6 night stint at the Astoria 2 (formerly the Mean Fiddler) on Tuesday through Sunday, with tickets available for most nights at £14 each. The Go! Team play an instore at HMV Oxford Street as well.
Teen show The OC may have finished, but one of the bands it helped catapult to the big time, Rooney, are still going, playing a sold out show at the Borderline on Wednesday night. Orlando’s Anberlin play Underworld as well for a distinctly average evening of rock. Tickets look to be sold out. The Go! Team also play a sold out show at the Electric Ballroom.
Adam Pierce brings his experimental electronica/post-rock of New York’s Mice Parade to Cargo on Thursday evening, with tickets £10.50 each. House of Love performs their classic self-titled debut at Koko. We would go into detail, except when they were big this Londonista was barely old enough to talk, let alone listen to yet another guitar band. Tickets are £17.50 each for this re-union show. American alternative-country singer-songwriter Josh Ritter plays the first of two sold out nights at Monto Water Rats.
Beth Ditto and her sweatiness (otherwise known as The Gossip) play the second of a two night stand at the Forum on Friday night, though both nights are sold out. Feeling like some emo-rock? Don’t worry, your need can be quenched by 30 Seconds To Mars who play Brixton Academy. Mercury Prize Nominees a couple of years back, Polar Bear play the Museum of Garden History as part of the Capital Jazz Festival at the Garden Museum. Tickets are £10 – £18 each. Van Morrison plays a sold out Royal Albert Hall for the first night of a quick UK tour.
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