This week, Londonist caught two bands at either end of the musical scale – American metal stars Wolves in the Throne Room @ Underworld and the ever great Elbow at an intimate Porchester Hall show. We also started offering you the chance to win tickets to see Late of the Pier on February 28th. We also previewed the forthcoming second iTunes festival, which starts this coming Thursday.
Looking forward to this week however, Monday night sees Tegan and Sara play an instore at Fopp ahead of their full UK Tour which starts on Friday. First come, first served as normal. Jimmy Eat World play a sold out show at Brixton Academy, whilst Australian old-school hard rockers Airbourne play the Borderline – tickets are £7.50 each from See Tickets.
Tuesday sees Londonist favourites The Wave Pictures play the first of two shows this week at The Enterprise – tickets are just £3 from Ticketweb so get them whilst you can. Plain White T‘s play to a sold out Roundhouse, and Electric Six bring their high voltage antics to the gay bar at Carling Academy Islington (see what we did there? Clever, eh?)
Lightspeed Champion plays a sold out Dingwalls on Wednesday night, Giles Peterson’s favourites The Heliocentrics play the Metro club and The Spill Canvas play Islington Bar Academy after their support slot with Plain White T’s on Tuesday night. Tickets are £7.50 from Ticketweb. One of this Londonista’s favourite bands of late, Denmark’s The Kissaway Trail play Bush Hall – tickets are £8.50 each.
I Am Kloot play the Halfmoon in Putney on Thursday, tickets are on sale from Ticketweb for £10 each, whilst Sum41 play Brixton Academy – join the screaming teenage girls for £20 a ticket. Nada Surf play Scala, which is sold out it appears.
To round out the week, the NME Awards tour rolls into Brixton Academy on Friday night, with The Cribs, Does It Offend You, Yeah?, The Ting Tings and Joe Lean and the Jing Jang Jong all playing. A few tickets are left at £15.60 each from See Tickets. Alternatively, for a slightly moe dancy / pop evening, pop along to the Hammersmith Apollo to catch Mark Ronson belting out his tunes. A handful of tickets are available from See Tickets for £23.50 each.
Throughout the week, the NME Awards shows continue. This week sees Hadouken! play Koko on Monday night, We Are Scientists play Sohue Revue Bar for “an intimate evening without protection” on Wednesday night, The Gutter Twins play Koko with Envy Corps on Thursday, whilst Vampire Weekend play ULU at the same time.
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.