We've been busy this week at the Londonist music team, previewing Big Wheel Sundays In The Park on Monday with the likes of Kathryn Williams, Seth Lakeman and Jose Gonzalez all playing Sunday shows at the end of August. On Tuesday we caught They're Playing Our Song at Menier Chocolate Factory, whilst Wednesday saw us catch Red Blooded Women at Water Rats, along with unmasking the mysterious Burial. To round out the week, we gave you a look at Underage Festival, which most of us couldn't get to for being too old, and Catherine Anne Davies at Bush Hall. Phew.
If you're stuck for ideas of what to do this week, then look no further than Red Light Company who play the Camden Barfly on Monday evening. Sounding like a bizarre mix of Arcade Fire, Editors and early Placebo, and having received airplay with Jo Whiley and Steve Lamacq, they could be ones to watch - tickets are £6 each. Meanwhile Noah and the Whale and Cold War Kids play sold out shows at the Roundhouse and Bloomsbury Ballroom respectively.
Psych-folk-popsters The Dodos play the 100 Club on Tuesday night - tickets are £8 each. If you want something a bit more youthful, then Go:Audio play the Camden Barfly with their unique emo rock-pop mix, with a hint of synth. Tickets are £8 each.
Wednesday night sees Lenny Kravitz come to London to play Brixton Academy. Tickets are still on sale at a rather extortionate £35 each. Alternatively, 70's rockers Diamond Head play Dingwalls - tickets are £12 each. Finally, arty drama types Grammatics play the Camden Barfly - tickets are £6 each.
The big guns are out on Thursday, when Oasis play a show for competition winners at the Roundhouse, and Kings of Leon play a sold out show at Brixton Academy. If you like something a bit smaller, then head on over to Monto Water Rats where there's a five band bill of some pretty good artists.
To round out the week, pop on over to the Camden Barfly (again) where The Parlotones play on Friday night. We caught them last August, and hopefully they've improved a bit, so could be ones to catch - tickets are £7 each. Finally, for something a spot quieter then maybe catch talented Australian singer-songwriter Lior at the Borderline? Tickets are £10 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.