Music Choice: Monday 25th - Friday 29th August

By London_Phil Last edited 119 months ago
Music Choice: Monday 25th - Friday 29th August

This week we've been letting you know about a variety of upcoming events. On Monday we introduced PKO BP London Live, London's first Polish music festival at Wembley Arena, on Tuesday we gave you the chance to win Bestival CDs and on Thursday we told you about an (almost) free Pipettes gig at Koko. Oh, and we also caught LINDSTRØM at Rough Trade East and Ray Gun & The Adjitators @ Hoxton Bar & Grill.

Conor Oberst

Looking ahead to this week, and if you're not at home recovering from Reading festival, then why not check out former Mercury nominees Polar Bear at the Roundhouse on Monday night - tickets are £12.50 each. Alternatively, George Michael is playing what is touted to be his last ever live UK show at Earls Court - tickets are almost sold out, with a few at the extortionate price of £75 or £100 left.

Tuesday night sees Be Your Own Pet play their last ever show before they split up for good. Tickets are all sold out, with ticket touts making a killing out of it. Meanwhile over at the Borderline, Mark Olson (a founding member of the Jayhawks) plays a rare UK show. Tickets are £10 each.

Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst play a sold out show at the Electric Ballroom on Wednesday with his Mystic Valley Band. Meanwhile, for those of you that like something a bit harder, Hoover bring their post-hardcore punk to the Underworld, with support from Bluetip. Tickets are £12 each. Hopefully we'll also be bringing you coverage of New York state's new rising indie stars Ra Ra Riot at Monto Water Rats. Tickets are £6 each.

Thursday sees All Tomorrows Parties present Big Star and Robyn Hitchcock at Shepherds Bush Empire. Tickets are £17.50 each. Alternatively, the remenants of Field Music, The Week That Was play Camden Barfly - we previewed it here, and tickets are £7 each.

To round out your week, Johnny Clegg plays his African world music at the second of two shows at the Forum on Friday night - tickets are £25 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 Conor Oberst comes from his official website.

Last Updated 24 August 2008