Heavy rock fans will only have eyes for one of this morning's on-sales. But there's plenty of variety, from American indie banter to loud electro-dance.
- Californian hard rockers Queens of the Stone Age will play a special gig at The Roundhouse on 17 May. Josh Homme will lead the band through their first album of heavy riffs and growling vocals. Not to be missed, so snap up tickets from 9am.
- Their Mercury-nominated album 'Two Dancers' featured regularly in critics' choice lists for 2010, and their falsetto vocals certainly stand out from other post-punk art-rock bands. Now the fuss has died down (a bit), 11 or 12 May might be an ideal time to see Wild Beasts - especially as they're playing in the faded splendour of Wilton's Music Hall. Tickets available here.
- London dance-rock duo Underworld will play a homecoming show as part of South West Four on Clapham Common. They're headlining the electronic dance festival on Saturday 27 August - tickets for that day go on sale this morning. Lots of other acts are still to be announced.
- We Are Scientists haven't yet managed to top their 2005 album, but their live show still has a lot to recommend it. Catchy songs are interspersed with so many wisecracks and jokes that gigs tend to become something of a variety act. They bring their solid back catalogue to Koko on 15 June. Tickets right here.