This week, Dave has been out and about catching Spiritualized at Rough Trade East and the Hox To Dot Festival, whilst Talia previewed the (apparently pretty darned good) Andy Burrows gig at Union Chapeland Amanda looked at War Child's Army of You.
Looking ahead to this week however, and Monday seems quite quiet musically, with Canadian indie / folk rockers The Weakerthans playing the Scala. Tickets are £12 a pop. Alternatively, electro duo Robots In Disguise play the Islington Academy - tickets are £11 each.
Tuesday is the night of up-and-comers, as Hercules and Love Affair and Santagold both play sold out shows, at the Soho Revue Bar and Scala respectively. Alternatively, you can catch Mary J Blige at the O2 arena - tickets are £30 to £35 each. If you want to go a bit further out, Rufus Wainwright plays the first of two consecutive nights at Hampton Court - tickets are available here.
Wednesday is rapidly shaping up to be the musical highlight of the week, with hotly tipped rising star Bon Iver play St Giles-in-the-Fields Church, and Avril Lavigne playing the O2 Arena, both of which are sold out. Alternatively, the Guillemots play the Forum (tickets are £16.50 each). If you just want to dance, then catch hotly tipped Swedish all female pop troupe Those Dancing Days, this Londonista's band of the week. Tickets are £8.50 for their gig at the 100 club.
To continue the dancing theme, Alphabeat play Koko on Thursday night - tickets are £10 each. Kids in Glass Houses play the Astoria 2 - tickets are £9 each. Alternatively for some indie emo, I Was A Cub Scout play Dingwalls - tickets are £8 each.
To round out the week, the first of the big summer gigs takes place as Foo Fighters take over Wembley on Friday night for the first of two nights at the stadium. Some tickets are still on sale, priced between £42.50 and £49.50 each. Meanwhile, the Pigeon Detectives continue their irritating rise to fame as they play the first of two nights at Brixton Academy. Tickets are all sold out, amazingly.
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 Santagold comes from her Myspace.