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Music Choice: Monday 28th April - Friday 2nd May

By London_Phil Last edited 106 months ago
Music Choice: Monday 28th April - Friday 2nd May

A slightly later Music Choice, due to an unorganised Londonista. Three big events have dominated Londonist's musical week: The Camden Crawl last weekend (review of day 1 here, and day two here), we reviewed Radio Soulwax at this week's Ether 2008 festival, and previewed Meltdown festival, both at the Southbank Centre.

White Rabbits

Looking ahead to this week however, if you still have nothing to do this Monday night, then M83 and Sébastien Tellier both play sold out shows at Cargo and Scala respectively, whilst hotly tipped indie-poppers Frightened Rabbit play Brixton Windmill (tickets are £5 each).

Tuesday at the Borderline is host to New Yorker indie rockers White Rabbits - tickets are £7 each. If you like things a bit more toned down, then scottish singer/songwriter Edwyn Collins plays Shepherds Bush Empire - tickets are £20 from See Tickets.

The highlight of Wednesday night is the return to London of the marvellous Hotel Cafe tour to KCLSU, with Tom McRae being joined by Catherine Feeny, Brian Wright, Jim Bianco, Cary Brothers, and Greg Laswell. It's a great evening, and if tickets weren't sold out I'd tell you to hop along for the best evening of live music you could ask for. Alternatively, you can see current NME favourites These New Puritans at 93 Feet East (tickets £8.50 from here), or Air Traffic at Shepherds Bush Empire - tickets are £12.50 each available from here.

Matchbox Twenty play Wembley Arena on Thursday night for their biggest UK show to date - tickets are £27.50 each. Old school blues rocker Johnny Winter plays the Astoria - tickets are £20 a pop.

If you like things a bit harder music wise, then Friday night at the Underworld is where you need to be for death mettallers Anaal Nathrakh. Tickets are £10 a pop. For more traditional indie rockers, 90's underrated Leeds band CUD play Scala - tickets are £12.50 each.

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.

Photo of White Rabbits is taken from their myspace.

Last Updated 28 April 2008