This week saw Londonist get incredibly excited about a few live music events. First up, was French pop sensation Yelle, who played an intimate show at the Old Blue Last. Then, we had the Camden Crawl line up which, as ever, is pretty amazing for those of us who value music over sleep. Finally, Sally got (understandably) excited about The King Blues @ the 100 Club.
Once we've come down from our excitement of last week, it looks like this week's going to be even better. On Monday Jimmy Eat World play a sold out Roundhouse, Ko?n play Brixton Academy (tickets £27.50), Gallows play the first of four sold out nights at the 100 club, whilst one of the highlights of the night will be Uh Huh Her at Shepherds Bush Empire, when they bring their haunting electro tinges over the Atlantic from the US. Tickets are £13.00 each.
Tuesday sees Autechre play 7-11 Hearn Street, which is apparently a car park. Tickets are all gone, but it looks set to be one of the hot tickets of the night as they play their electro blips 'till the small hours. Meanwhile, for the more mainstream of you catch Goldfrapp play a sold out show at the Union Chapel, Islington. The ingeniously named Psychedelic Horseshit hopefully don't live up to their name when they play Barden's Boudoir - tickets are £6 for those intrigued enough to pop along.
Canadian indie-pop lesbian identical twin sister sensations Tegan and Sara play a sold out Koko on Wednesday night, whilst Editors play the first of two shows at Allie Pallie (with tickets still available for Thursday's show). Newton Faulkner and the Hoosiers also play sold out shows, at the Roundhouse and Shepherds Bush Empire respectively. If you want a show that isn't sold out, then Hijak Oscar and Royworld play the Borderline - tickets are £6.50.
Neil Young returns to the Hammersmith Apollo on Thursday for a sold out show, whilst power metallers Symphony X play the Astoria - tickets are £16.50 each. Twee pop fans rejoice, as The Boy Least Likely To play Water Rats on Thursday - tickets are £7 each.
To round off the week, Friday night sees Rihanna play the O2 (seats are £30 each from here). If pop isn't your thing, Finnish syphonic mettallers Apocalyptica play the Forum (tickets are £13.50 each). Northern Ireland's finest punk stars Stiff Little Fingers play the Astoria (tickets are £18.50 each), or if you like some retro 60's psychedelic rock then The Zombies play Shepherds Bush Empire - tickets are £27.50 each.
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.