Time to line up a few recommendations for the gig going glitterati amongst you for the cold winter's days ahead.
Tonight: If you're staying in then The Rakes, David Gray and the rather awesome The National are on Jools at 11.35.
Saturday: nu metal is probablythe music critics all time favourit genre so expect to see a full turn out from the OMM and NME amongst others as nu metal pioneers Korn make a surprise appearance at Fopp from 6 signing their current single Twisted Transistor.
A little earlier, London singer songwriter Chris T-T will be playing an instore at the Rough Trade store at 2pm. Definitely less hair.
NYC's Tim Williams plays The Playroom.
Monday: It's teen titans, Smoosh at Cargo. We mentioned it last week, and no we're mentioning it again. Because we're good like that.
Tuesday: Brighton's indie guitar popsters Kooks are at the Garage; kind to old ladies, Fuckshovel continue on their quest to upset a nation at the Hope & Anchor and post-rock shoegazers Your Black Star are at the Islington Academy.
Alternatively the Sonic Cathedral opens its doors to the penitent shoegazer with Erol Alkan and Danny from Ladytron celebrating the night that celebrates itself. 7 till 1 at The Legion, 348 Old Street and a fiver on the door.