It seems most of the music business is recovering from their massive holiday hangovers this week, so there aren't that many gigs worth seeing this week. However, it is a chance to catch some smaller, more obscure bands as the big boys sleep off their excesses.
The Luminaire plays host to some great gigs at the best of times, but this week sees a better than usual lineup, with indie rockers The Broken Family Band on Tuesday night (sold out), singer / songwriter Darren Hayman on Wednesday. Support comes from Londonist favourites The Wave Pictures, and tickets are £8 each. The Clientele play their cinematic art-pop on Thursday (tickets £8), and self-proclaimed "sissy popstars" The Ballet play Friday night (tickets £6 each).
Elsewhere, Peter Doherty plays The Rhythm Factory on Thursday - Saturday nights. Tickets are long gone however. The Old Blue Last plays host to math poppers and indie rockers Tubelord, Pulled Apart By Horses, Calories and Colour - tickets are £6.25 each.
Other than that, it's a very quiet week. Are you going to a gig that we haven't mentioned? Mention it in the comments section below.
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