A fairly quiet time for Londonist music, but this week saw us introduce you to The Wave Pictures on Thursday, catch indie up-and-comers Parka at the Borderline on Tuesday, and suggest you catch "J-Dilla changed my life" at Cargo this evening.
Throughout the week, NME favourites play their three week series of Awards shows, and this week sees Babyshambles play Brixton Academy on Monday night, Richard Hawley and Mercury nominated Maps play the Astoria on Tuesday, whilst New Young Pony Club play Koko. Wednesday sees Simian Mobile Disco play the Astoria and Black Francis plays Koko, Justice play the Astoria on Thursday and Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly plays Koko on Friday. Tickets for all dates are going exceptionally fast, so hop on over to your local box office or the likes of See Tickets to try and get yours now.
Monday night also sees Seattle hardcore rap/rockers Furious Styles play the Underworld - tickets are £7.50 from See Tickets or Ticketweb, whilst Noah and the Whale play a sold out show at the ICA. Finally, Queens of the Stone Age play a sold out show at the Hammersmith Apollo.
Atlanta, Georgia's indie rockers Manchester Orchestra play the Scala on Wednesday night, tickets are £10 from See Tickets. Meanwhile over at Shepherds Bush Empire, R'n'B star Angie Stone plays tickets are a rather steep £30 each from See Tickets.
Thursday sees Sheryl Crow play an intimate show at Scala, though as could be expected tickets are long since gone. Hardcore punk stars Fucked Up (who really do live up their name live) play the Camden Barfly, tickets are £8, whilst post-rockers The Strange Death of Liberal England play the Old Blue Last, tickets are £5 for what looks set to be a great evening.
Finally, to end out the week in a soothing way then you may want to catch New Yorkers Asobi Seksu who play their amazing dreamy shoegaze at ULU on Friday, with support from one of the kings of ambient, Ulrich Schnauss. Tickets are £10 from We Got Tickets, though there is only a handful left. Alternatively, for some more traditional acoustic stuff, catch Turin Brakes at Cadogan Hall, where they play both Friday and Saturday nights - tickets are £18.50 from See Tickets. Finally, The Raveonettes play 229 Great Portland Street, tickets are £10 each from See Tickets.
We always recommend ethical gig trading site Scarlet Mist as your first port of call for tickets particularly when they're sold out, so check them out and beat the touts. Failing that Gumtree is always a friend.