Music Choice: Monday 7th - 11th January 2008

By London_Phil Last edited 131 months ago
Music Choice: Monday 7th - 11th January 2008

The first full week back at work, and with that we start to get a few decent gigs happening. The Spice Girls continue their record-breaking run of nights at the O2 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Tickets are still available from See Tickets and Ticketmaster for all three nights, and for the rest of their shows this month in London.

If you like your music a lot heavier than some camp pop, then you might like to pop over to Shepherds Bush Empire on Tuesday night for Hellish Rock 2007/2008, where you can catch German power metallers Helloween, Gamma Ray and Axxis. Tickets are available for £20 from Ticketweb.

Alternatively, catch the "gipsy acid bullshit" (their description, not ours) of The Clientele at the Luminaire. Tickets are £5 for an evening of blissed out sounds to help ease you into the new year.

On Thursday night if you haven't already got tickets for American funny-man Chris Rock at Brixton Academy, then why not go North of the river to Kilburn to see Club 8 at the Luminaire again. They'll be playing their chilled out Sweedish Electronica along with eccentric Brits the Would-Be-Goods and Welsh Pipette's sound-alikes The School. Tickets are available from We Got Tickets.

Friday sees the Pet Shop Boys putting in an appearance at the Barbican, along with the BBC Concert Orchestra, to perform the music of the classic film "Battleship Potemkin". A few tickets are still available from the box office. Alternatively, Monkey Swallows The Universe play their last gig of acoustic indie pop goodness before going on an indefinite hiatus. Tickets are £5 from We Got Tickets or Ticketweb.

We always recommend ethical gig trading site Scarlet Mist as your first port of call for tickets particularly when they're sold out, so check them out and beat the touts. Failing that Gumtree is always a friend.

Last Updated 06 January 2008