This week, Team Londonist Music has been super busy, catching Madge at Wembley on Thursday night, kissing girls with current number-1 sitter Katy Perry on Wednesday night whilst also getting excited about Damon Albarn's new project, Monkey's World at the O2 in November and December.
Looking ahead to this week, and Monday night sees Metallica launch their new album, "Death Magnetic" at the O2. Tickets were just £5, but have all sold out, so good luck trying to find a last minute ticket. Alternatively, Born Ruffians play Dingwalls with their indie which is "perfect for dancing circles with your purses in the club or staring wistfully at the ceiling before bedtime". Apparently. Tickets are £8.50 from Ticketweb.
Echo and the Bunnymen play their "Ocean Rain" in full with an orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday night. Tickets are priced between £20 and £37.50 each. Meanwhile, San Francisco's The Dodos play ULU with their unique brand of indie folk pop. Tickets are £9 each.
Bush Hall plays host to Austin, Texas' Shearwater and Toronto's The Constantines on Wednesday night - tickets are £10 but going quickly for those who want to try something a bit different. Alternatively if you want some dark British folk-blues, then nip on down to the Borderline for Smoke Fairies. Tickets are £6 a pop.
Thursday night sees Gym Class Heroes play Astoria 2 (tickets are £14.50 each), whilst Scars on Broadway play the main Astoria (tickets £15 here). Meanwhile if you want to catch some unsigned talent then Bo Pepper play Dingwalls with their “cheeky and fun and a little bit twisted” pop, along with a great supporting bill of other unsigned bands. Tickets are £10 a pop.
Friday night gives you a variety of (very different) options to round out your week. If you like your pop / rock pretty bland and generic then check out Nickelback at the O2 - tickets are £35 each. Alternatively, check out matter at the O2 complex in Grenwich. From the makers of Fabric, the new club venue sees UNKLE, Late of the Pier and Iglu And Hartly launch the venue - tickets are £20 a pop.
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.