It's Wednesday so it must be the middle of the week and time for the Mid Week Music News. We're thinking of calling this column: We Read The NME So You Don't Have To. Let us know whether you're in favour.
So the big news, not that we care, is that Oasis are playing some club dates in London in support of new album: Don't Believe The Truth. Tickets go on sale this Friday, will probably sell out in seconds and if you want to know the details then they're on the XFM site. They've also announced that Noel Gallagher will be voting labour. And Londonist would like to announce that Saturday will follow Friday. Again!
A.N. Other event for which you won't be able to see the tickets go for blinking will be the first in a series of instore gigs at the Apple Store on Regent Street. And who's going to be waving the flag of the future? The Stereophonics. Tickets are available through various competitions which I'm sure you can find on the web if you look hard enough and there will even be a few on the door. Check out Drowned in Sound for the full story.
A couple of noteworthy events for you now.
Plum Promotions have just annnounced a show at the Marquee this Friday in support of the Trade Justice Movement. Kicking off at 9pm and finishing in Downing Street for Tony's breakfast alarm call - don't forget to bring the morning papers.
(The) night forms part of an all-night vigil and protest
organised by the Trade Justice Movement as part of Make Poverty History.
Featuring: Gruff Rhys (Super Furry Animals), Martin Carr as Brave
Captain (Ex Boo Radley’s) The Superimposers (Rough Trade), Richard James (ex Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci), Weird MC (Nigeria) DJ sets from Bobby Friction and Nitin Sawhney and Max Reinhardt PLUS VERY VERY SPECIAL GUEST TBC.
You can find full details on their site.
More information about the Trade Justice Campaign here. Oh, and Thom Yorkes's going to be going (did they say VERY VERY SPECIAL GUEST?). Whoever turns up it's going to be a very special event all round.
There's also another shot of Health And Happiness, the recommended monthly intake of country, bluegrass, blues and other music for uplifting gourmandizers with a live performance by William Elliott Whitmore and record playing by Ben and Richard from The Eighteenth Day Of May. If the good Lord's willin' and the creeks don't rise it'll happen on the nineteenth day of April. Which is a Tuesday by the way. 7pm till 12 at The Social on Little Portland Street and it's FREE.
And finally if you want to try and win tickets to see Coldplay's secret MTV gig on April 19th then The Guardian are offering 10 for grabs.