First up, a little welcome. The eagle-eyed amongst you will have noticed the debut post yesterday by our new signing, Talia. Talia brings some much-needed pop nous to the Londonist Music Dungeon and will help to broaden the eclectic coverage we already give to music. She's also a big Pipettes fan so a long sentence in the dungeon is assured.
Before we launch into the gigs update, here's Talia's update on the MOBOs:
Little to report from last night's MOBOs other than the fact that Kanye West was refused entry to exclusive London club 'Chinawhites' afterwards. As expected Lemar picked up a couple of gongs and friend to Mike Skinner, Kano (right), won the award for Best Newcomer. Unsigned artist 'Sway' beat a myriad of big name artists to take the award for Best Hip Hop artist, and no doubt record labels will be scrambling over each other to sign him today. (T)
To the future then, but not very far ahead yet, as we update you with more immediate happenings. Liverpool electro pop outfit, Ladytron, are playing a 5 song set tonight ahead of their UK tour which starts in October. The band will be playing tracks old and new at favourite gay alternative club Popstarz in the main room at the Scala, Kings Cross. All the details can be found at www.popstarz.org, but get there early - the queues for this one are going to be huge. (T)
One of our favourite unsigned bands, The Colonies, are back in action next week. They play the venue we seem to mentioning every other day, The Social, on Monday 26th. Entry is £3 on the door. They then play the Rendition club night at Bed Bar. Tickets available for £6.35 via Ticketweb or £5.50 on the door.
If you weren't able to get to see The Kooks at the Islington Bar Academy earlier this month, there's a chance to see them at the Highbury Garage on 29th November. Tickets are £8 at Gigsandtours.com, not including postage fee. Face value is £7 so you might find it cheaper at some other outlets. There's also mysterious talk of some special event but you have to keep an eye on the Kooks' forum, so go to the rather over-designed Kooks website for that. If you like The Kooks that much, they'll be on T4 this Saturday night, at 1am.
And finally, Supergrass have announced a full-scale tour and will be playing the Hammersmith Apollo on 13th October. As far as we can tell, tickets are available online only via Gigsandtours and are £20.45 each, plus a hefty postage fee. Face value is only £17.50, if you're able to find an alternative supplier.