It's been a quiet week musically here at Londonist as we've been out enjoying the sun instead of lurking in murky venues in our evenings. However, we did venture out and catch Raekwon & Ghostface Killah at Koko.
Looking ahead to this week however, and Bank Holiday Monday sees Scouting For Girls play a rescheduled show at Shepherds Bush Empire from late April. Tickets are £14 from Ticketweb, but are going quickly. If you like something a bit more old-school then Mark Knopfler plays the second of six shows at the Royal Albert Hall. Tickets are on sale now priced between £35 and £40 each
Dirty Pretty Things play a sold out show at the Astoria on Tuesday night. Industrial metallers Ministry play the Forum - tickets are £16.50 each. American singer/songwriter Bob Mould plays Koko - tickets are £17.50 each.
The highlight of Wednesday night is undoubtably Maxïmo Park's charity gig at the Forum, which has unfortunately sold out, but has support from the Mystery Jets, Blood Red Shoes and Pete and the Pirates. Tickets are all gone, but it's for a good cause - two cancer charities will be benefitting from the proceeds. Alternatively, Dio play the Astoria - tickets are £24.50 each, or the Dead Kennedys, the San Francisco punk stars play the Electric Ballroom - tickets are £15 each.
Does it Offend You, Yeah? play a charity gig for War Child on Thursday at Scala. Tickets are £10 and are on sale now for the gig which also sees the Rumble Strips and Kid Harpoon play. Fightstar (Charlie from Busted's not-so-new band) and the Futureheads also play sold out gigs, at the Islington Academy and Electric Ballroom respectively.
To round out the end of the week and to mark payday for most people, why not catch Bruce Springsteen at the Emirates stadium on Friday night - tickets are betwen £47.50 and £57.50 each. Boyzone play the first of three nights at the O2 - tickets are £35 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 Maxïmo Park comes from their Myspace.