Music Choice: Monday 13th - Friday 17th October

By London_Phil Last edited 115 months ago
Music Choice: Monday 13th - Friday 17th October

We've been incredibly this week, catching tonnes of live music. On Wednesday we caught CSS and Florence and the Machine at Koko, and Bloc Party on Friday at an exclusive gig at the Apple store. For those in search of more highbrow stuff, we also caught Brodsky Quartet @ Kings Place and Beethoven's Missa Solemnis performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

of Montreal

Looking ahead to this week however and Monday night sees Queen and Paul Rodgers play the O2. Expect singalongs galore, syncronised hand claps and some new material - tickets are £39.50 to £49.50. Alternatively, those of you who have felt the pinch recently rejoice as of Montreal, the Canadian alternative popstars play Rough Trade East - wristbands will be given out 1 hour before the show starts at 7pm. More info is on the Rough Trade website.

Dirty Pretty Things have (finally) decided to call it a day, and are in the midst of their "farewell tour", playing the Roundhouse on Tuesday night. Tickets are still available at £17.50 each if you want some quick-n-dirty men with guitars style stuff. If you want something a bit quieter, the glorious Jose Gonzalez plays ULU. Tickets are £15 each, and is definately money well spent in our opinion.

Wednesday is the day of heavy rock, as The Subways roll into the Carling Academy Brixton to play a show (tickets are £15 each). Altenatively, San Marcos, Texas' post-rock instrumentalists This Will Destroy You play the Underworld in Camden (tickets are £8 each).

Oasis play the first of two sold out shows at Wembley Arena on Thursday night, so if you haven't already got tickets - good luck! Alternatively Foals play Brixton Academy with their "poly-rhythmic tapping guitars, pulsing analogue synth, vocal melodies and chopping drum-lines" (tickets are £15 each). If that's not your cup of tea then maybe check out of Montreal who play a full length show at Koko - tickets are £14.50 each.

Finally, if you've got nothing else to do on Friday and can't go and see Oasis, we'd suggest you check out the gorgeous (and incredibly talented) Jenny Lewis at Koko - tickets are £14 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 of Montreal comes from their myspace.

Last Updated 12 October 2008