We've gone a bit music mad this week at Londonist towers. Last Sunday we reviewed Muse's amazing show at the Royal Albert Hall, before previewing this summer's Field Day and yesterday's Record Store Day and noise terrorists Merzbow at ULU. We also looked at this week's Ether '08 festival which goes through to 28th April. Finally, we mourned the loss of two thirds of the Pipettes and proof that music can come out of any situation: a bit of fun about Terminal Five. Phew.
Looking ahead to this week, Monday sees Blonde Redhead play Shepherds Bush Empire along with Holy Fuck. Tickets are £14 each. Amazing German soundscape star Ulrich Schnauss plays Hoxton Bar and Kitchen for what is sure to be a great evening - tickets are £5 on the door. Finally, the Long Blondes and XX Teens play the Forum - tickets are £15 each.
Interesting punctuation is the order of the day on Tuesday, when iLiKETRAiNS play Bush Hall. Make sure you get there early, as Leicester ambient electro rising stars Kyte are supporting. Tickets are £8.50 each.¡Forward, Russia! play KCLSU. Tickets are again £8.50 each.
Four Tet play the indigo2 on Thursday night as part of the "Eat your own Ears" series of gigs at the venue. Tickets are £12.50 each. Over in Kings Cross, singer-songwriter Jim Noir plays Water Rats - tickets are £8 each. Londonist favourites The Wave Pictures play the Luminaire, tickets are £6 each.
To round out the week, Friday sees We Are Scientists play a sold out show at Shepherds Bush Empire, and apart from that it's a case of picking a new band at a venue you love - we suggest the Windmill in Brixton - the night includes Screaming Tea Party, Ghost Club, Minisnap and The European. Tickets are £5 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.
Photo of Ulrich Schnauss comes from his Myspace.