Busy week across the capital as tours come to a close and album-preview shows take a hold.
Interpol play a one off show on Monday night at the Astoria, with support coming from the wonderful Maccabees. As you can expect, this one’s been sold out since XFM announced it a few weeks ago. Bournemouth based Air Traffic play ULU, with Jacob Golden and The Sonic Hearts as supports. Tickets at £10 a pop are still available. Scrubs star Zach Braff’s favourite singer-songwriter Joshua Radin comes to London for his first headline shows at Water Rats, though tickets are sold out. 50 Cent plays Hammersmith Apollo, though again tickets are sold out. UnkleJam play Islington Academy, with £5 tickets still available.Finally, for those who want something a bit free, Ash play Virgin Megastore on Oxford Street.
Tuesday sees Bright Eyes take to Shepherds Bush Empire for the first of a two night stand, with both nights sold out. Tori Amos plays Hammersmith Apollo, with support from Joshua Radin. If you like your music a bit louder than an acoustic guitar then maybe The Blood Brothers’ brand of hardcore screamo will appeal when they play ULU. Tickets are £10 a pop. Meanwhile Liars bring their experimental post-punk sounds to Madame Jo-Jos. Finally, Ash play the first night of their four night stand at Koko. Production tickets are available for some dates at £16.50 each.
Justin Timberlake takes over the new O2 on Wednesday for the first of a run of dates that goes until 10th July which sees Black Eyed Peas’ Fergie support. All dates are sold out, as could be expected.
Sum41 grace the Astoria on Thursday, bringing their pop-punk mix to the capital once again. However, as can be expected, this is once again sold out. The Go! Team play Electrowerkz, though tickets are long since gone. Wu-Tang http://www.myspace.com/wutangClan bring their hip-hop shenanigans to play Hammersmith Apollo, with tickets priced at £25. Finally, UNKLE play their first live show at the Islington Academy. Tickets are all gone now, but it is sure to be a memorable night.
Ted Leo & The Pharmacists play the Borderline on Friday night, with plenty of tickets at £8.50 each still available. Joshua Radin plays another date at Water Rats, which is again sold out. Finally, The Hours play Shepherds Bush Empire, bringing their Elbow/Bloc Party fusion to the stage again. Tickets are £12.50.
Photo of Justin Timberlake taken from Thuy Vy's flickr stream.