The big release for this week has to be Radiohead's two dates at Hammersmith, which go on sale tomorrow from 9am. A chance to hear new material, and a welcome return for a band who've become a considerably entertaining live force of late, whilst undertaking an ever more perplexing attitude to their studio work. It's going to be fastest fingers first, since a fanclub presale brought their own, generally well regarded, site down.
Not so much a booking ahead as a week next Thursday, but there are still tickets left for The Secret Machines (one of last year's Glastonbury highlights for a couple of us here at Londonist HQ) at Shepherd's Bush. The video for their latest single Lightning Blue Eyes can be watched from here.
Another welcome return for Massive Attack, whose current single sees them return to familiar soulful trip-hop roots, whilst maintaining the dark urban production that's characterised their later output. And although not a London show, it could be well worth a trip out to Westonbirt Arboretum in Gloucestershire on July 30. Part of the Forestry Commission’s annual Forest Shows, Terry Callier will be joining 3D and whoever else is tagging along for the ride. Occasionally stunning, the setting may well bring out the best in everyone.
They're joined by The Pet Shop Boys who play Thetford Forrest, High Lodge, Suffolk on July 21, and tickets for both are out now.
Also on sale now, presented for your delectation are Sheffield's pomp rockers Def Leppard, whose covers album is almost finished, at Hammersmith on June 18, Basement Jaxx at Wembley Arena on December 2nd, and the Beautiful South who re-emerge at Shepherd's Bush on 31st May and 1st June.