Looking ahead to this week however, and Monday sees Glaswegians Sons and Daughters play Scala for a rescheduled date from last Monday. Tickets are £12 each. Alternatively, Franz Ferdinand play one of their smallest shows ever at the Macbeth in Hoxton. As you can probably work out, tickets are long since gone, but good luck blagging your way in.
Pop punkers from California Say Anything play KCLSU on Tuesday night. Tickets are £10 each. If you like things a bit quieter, US singer / songwriter Joshua Radin (as featured on films such as the Last Kiss and Garden State) plays Bush Hall. Tickets are £9.50 each but are going quickly.
The Subways play Koko on Wednesday night as they make a welcome live return. Tickets are £13.50 each. Detroit rocker Kid Rock plays Shepherds Bush Empire - tickets are a costly £25 each. Alternatively, Road to V 2007 winners Rosalita open up for Norwegian electro star Annie at Water Rats. Tickets are going quickly, but are priced at £6 each.
Scottish singer / songwriter and former Arab Strap star Malcolm Middleton plays The Luminaire on Thursday night. A few tickets are left at £8 a pop. Alternatively for something a bit more indie-centric check out The Rascals who play Dingwalls. Tickets are £9 a pop.
Friday sees Sparks finish the end of their 21 night run of playing every album in their back catalogue, as they play their new collection, Exotic Creatures Of The Deep at Shepherds Bus Empire. Tickets are £20 each. Less than Jake, Laura Marling and Gnarls Barkley all play sold out shows, at the Barfly, St James Church and Bush Hall respectively.
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 Franz Ferdinand comes from their myspace.