Image of Javelin by the author.
Australian indie mainstays Smudge are playing a one-off UK show at the Windmill. More indie pop awaits at Water Rats with Cardiff's Toy Horses. Former Blood Brothers Jaguar Love missed their Stag and Dagger slot Friday when their van broke down. They're making up for lost time at the Hoxton Bar and Kitchen. Toronto folk pop artist Peter Katz is playing the Slaughtered Lamb. And if you didn't catch her last night, Nina Nastasia is playing her second night at Café Oto.
Avi Buffalo's Monday show at Old Blue Last is sold out, but if you get a wrist band in time you can catch them at Rough Trade East Tuesday night. Jon Spencer's Heavy Trash are at Garage. A Place to Bury Strangers (whom we've mentioned before) will be spreading tinnitus at Heaven. Soulman Mayer Hawthorne will be bringing his groove to ULU. For a little left field indie, the Ruby Suns will be at Hoxton Bar and Kitchen. Or, if you want to kick it 80s style, complete with boom boxes (and let's be honest, who doesn't?), check out Brooklyn's Javelin at Barden's Boudoir.
If you want more psych than mod on Wednesday, Dead Meadow are visiting Bush Hall from LA. If the weather holds out, the ever-haunting Mariee Sioux will be on the Tamesis Dock. And for something altogether gruffer, Bad For Lazarus will be at the Gaff.
Thursday has lots of opportunities to catch mellow music, so pick the singer-songwriter of your choice. Leif Vollenbekk and Sam Amidon will be at Bush Hall. Idlewild guitarist Rod Jones is taking his solo show to the Flower Pot. For something with a little more energy, Wild Palms are playing the Village Underground. For something with a lot more aggression, Liars will at Shepherd's Bush Empire with support from the less sinister Fol Chen.
If you're feeling adventurous on Friday, experimental noise makers Wax Fang will be at Koko as part of Club NME. Friday is also your first of two chances to get your dancing shoes on with electro act Judi Chicago at Proud. The band, who are neither female nor from Illinois, will also be at Barfly on Saturday.
But because we have to offer you a wildly different alternative, those of you not inclined to dance on Saturday can get a dose of sea chanteys courtesy of David G Cox at the Windmill.
On Sunday, the vocanicly displaced electronica artistBen Frost makes it to the Luminaire. The most tradtional rock group we'll mention this week, Ten City Nation will be at Inn on the Green in Ladbroke Grove. If we were you, though, we'd probably head down to the Half Moon in Herne Hill to check out the masters of fuzz and vintage synths, Clinic. Surgical attire is optional.