Bit of a slow week for live music with most larger bands travelling around Europe doing the festival thing. However, what better time to go and see a band you haven’t heard of – you might get a nice surprise!
Monday night sees Dwarves bring their simple loud, yet nuanced punk repertoire to Monto Water Rats. Tickets are still available at £13 each. If free things are of more interest, woman of the moment Kate Nash plays a free in store at HMV Oxford Street at 6pm. Expect massive queues and many unhappy punters.
Californian singer-songwriter Grant-Lee Phillips brings his melancholy to play Dingwalls on Tuesday night. Tickets are £13.50 each and still available. The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster play Scala. Tickets at £10 are still available.
Virgin Megastore on Oxford Store is holding the first Kerrang Day Of Rock on Wednesday with Enter Shikari, Turisas, Fightstar, The Answer and Kids In Glass Houses playing the all dayer. Tickets to the event had to be won through the Kerrang website, though it may be possible to hear it through the rest of the store. Gang Gang Dance bring their experimental sounds from Brooklyn, NYC to Cargo. We Got Tickets has about 20 tickets left at £9 each, so expect them to shift quickly.
Fridge plays their post-rock at Barden's Boudoir on Thursday night, with support coming more than ably from Foals. Tickets are £8.50 each. The Dead 60’s play Dingwalls, though unfortunately tickets are sold out. 93 Feet East plays host to The Rips, Rosie Oddie and The Odd Squad (yes, its Bill Oddie’s daughter) and Wrong Animal. Plenty of tickets are available from We Got Tickets at £5 each.
The Underage festival takes place on Friday in Victoria Park from midday through to 8pm, with the likes of Patrick Wolf, mercury nominated Young Knives, Tiny Dancers and Goodbooks amongst others. Its for under 18’s only, and no adults are being allowed in the site except for bands and security. More information from the Underage festival website. If you’re a bit older than 18 though don’t worry – you’re not completely out of touch. Silverchair play Brixton Academy, and whilst tickets are long gone you may be able to pick up a bargain from Scarlet Mist or other murky backwaters. Municipal Waste brings their thrash metal to play Underworld, with £8 tickets still available.
Photo of Patrick Wolf (who plays the Underage Festival on Friday) is taken from Tim Broddin's flickr stream under the Creative Commons License.