Music Choice: 31 May - 6 June

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Last Updated 31 May 2010

Music Choice: 31 May - 6 June

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Happy Bank Holiday! Your shortened, less-taxing work week is a perfect excuse to go to a gig.

Swedish jazzy psych rockers Dungen will be at the Luminaire tonight. Lo-fi new wavers the Notes are playing their debut London show at the Old Blue Last. At the Windmill, you can catch the folk of the Balky Mule perfectly paired with the anti-folk of Jeffrey Lewis. We've caught Jeff a couple times over the years, and he's worth your trip to Brixton.

On Tuesday, chilled-out electronic artist Washed Out will be at Cargo. His fellow Georgians (American, not former Soviet) Dead Confederate will be at Barfly. If you fancy some free entertainment, L.A. hip-hop artist Aloe Blacc will be at Phonica Records.

Wednesday is the requisite busy evening of the week. At Union Chapel, Texan Micah P Hinson will be playing his brand of dark roots music. For something less rootsy but still country influenced, Dan Sartain will be at the Garage. And for further subdued acoustic tunes, Klak Tik will be at the Luminaire. Angular pop singer LoneLady will be at the Lexington. For proggy guitar noise, catch RX Bandits at Underworld. Finally, the Climbers, whose latest release is 'Good Ship,' will rather appropriately be at Tamesis Dock.

Thursday sees the return of the Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster. They played a tiny, secret gig a few weeks back, this time they're playing a not-at-all-secret show at the Garage. The Miserable Rich are launching their new album, Of Flight and Fury, at St Giles Church with support from Silje Nes.

Friday gives you a chance to be adventurous; electro artists Chrome Hoof is headlining a club night at Bocking Street Warehouse. Judi Chicago, the Atlanta rock band in no way affiliated with the feminist artist, are still in town: You can catch them at Barfly on Friday or Ginglick on Saturday.

Folk rocker Richard James, formerly of Gorky's Zygotic Mynci, will be solo at Bar Academy on Sunday. There's also a budget-friendly (read: free) album launch for Edinburgh's Mersault at the Old Queen's Head.