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Your guide to forthcoming gigs in the capital


NOVEMBER:
30: Faithless, Brixton Academy, £26
30: Kathryn Williams, Bush Hall, £15 (Album review)
30: AW: Rafael Toral/Oren Marshall/Cesar Burago, Spitz, £10
30: Franz Ferdinand + Editors + The Rakes, Alexandra Palace, £23.50 (Buy tickets l Full story)
30: Katherine Jenkins, Barbican, £tbc (Feature)
30: Turbonegro, Koko, £13.50
30: Weird War + Les Savy Fav, Garage, £13

DECEMBER:
1: The Blues Band,
100 Club, £19.50
1-3: Franz Ferdinand + Editors + The Rakes,
Alexandra Palace, £23.50 (Buy tickets l Full story)
1: Dungen, Garage, £11.50
1: Bob Log III,
Spitz, £15
1 : The Proclaimers,
Shepherd's Bush Empire, £20
1: Coco Rosie, Scala, £13
1-5: Prodigy,
Brixton Academy, £26.50
2: Hatebreed + Agnostic Front + Napalm Death + more, Astoria, £15
2: Lydia Lunch, Garage, £11 (Buy tickets)
2: Robin Guthrie performs 'Lumiere', National Film Theatre, £14.50
2: The Stranglers, Shepherd's Bush Empire, £23.50
2: The Yardbirds, York House, Twickenham, £tbc (Buy tickets)
2-4: ALL TOMORROW'S PARTIES: The Mars Volta + The Kills + more, Camber Sands, £120
3: Gogol Bordello, ICA, £10
3: The South Africa Gospel Singers, QEH, £20
3-4: UB40, Wembley Arena, £32.50
4: Madness, Astoria, £27.50 (Album review)
4: Vince Neil, Astoria, £15
4 & 6: Robert Plant, Hammersmith Palais, £25 (Dec 6, Forum) (Album review)
5-6: Antony & The Johnsons, Shepherd's Bush Empire, £17.50
5: Marillion, Forum, £22
5: Tony Christie & guests, Royal Albert Hall, £26 (Buy tickets)
5-6: Feeder + Goldie Lookin Chain, Hammersmith Apollo, £25 (Album review)
5: Mastodon, Scala, £12.50
5: Mystery Jets, International Student House, £tbc
5: Paul Weller, Alexandra Palace, £30
5-9: Editors, Barfly, sold out (Album review)
5-11: JTQ, Jazz Cafe, £15
6: The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster, ULU, £10
6: Faithless, Brixton Academy, £26
6: Kubb + Leya, Scala, £tbc
6: Beth Orton, Spitz, sold out
6: Skye, 93 Feet East, £tbc
7: A-Ha, Wembley Arena, £35-£27.50
7: Richard Ashcroft, King's College, £tbc
7: The Cribs, Mean Fiddler, £9
7: Doves + Richard Hawley, Hammersmith Apollo, £20 (Album review)
7: LCD Soundsystem + Art Brut + Hot Chip, Brixton Academy, £12.50 (Album review)
7: Maximo Park + Clor,
Hammersmith Palais, £12
7: Porcupine Tree, Shepherd's Bush Empire, £17.50 (Buy tickets)
7: Dwight Trible + The Life Force Trio, Cargo, £tbc
8: The Dead 60's, Electric Ballroom, £10
8: Jont,
Slaughtered Lamb, £tbc (Album review)
8: Magnum
, Astoria, Buy tickets
8: Mercury Rev + JJ72, Shepherd's Bush Empire, £17.50
8: Beth Orton, Spitz, sold out
8: The Shortwave Set, The Luminaire, £9.50 (Album review)
8: The Yo-Yos, Garage, £tbc (Buy tickets)
9: Chemical Brothers + CagedBaby, Brixton Academy, £28.50 (Album review l Caged Baby album review)
9: Steve Harley & The Cockney Rebel, Shepherd's Bush Empire, £18.50
9: Josh Rouse, Queen Elizabeth Hall, £15
9: Stars, ULU, £9.50
9-10: Hard-Fi, Astoria, £14 (Album review l Interview)
9-12: Rod Stewart, Earl's Crt (re-scheduled from May) (Buy tickets)
10: Jamie Lidell, Fabric, £15
10: NOISE AND CONFUSION: Oasis & Foo Fighters + Coral + Razorlight + more, Millennium Stadium, £35 (Full story l Buy tickets)
10: The Saw Doctors, Shepherd's Bush Empire, sold out
11-12: XFM WINTER WARMER: Kaiser Chiefs, Hard-Fi, Editors, Dead 60s (Sun), Supergrass, Athlete, Go! Team + more, Brixton Academy, £20 NEW (Full story)
12: Bob Geldof + The Indifferents, Shepherd's Bush Empire, £25
12: NORWEGIAN VOICES: Terje Rypdal + Mari Boine + more, Barbican, £25-£15
12: Beth Orton, Spitz, sold out
12: GILLES PETERSON'S WORLDWIDE MUSIC AWARDS: Soil & Pimp + Fat Freddy's Drop + DJs, Koko, £22
12: DJ Premiere and Big Shug, Jazz Cafe, £15 NEW
12: Hayley Westenra, St John's Smith Square, £25-£17.50
12-13: David Gray, Hammersmith Apollo, £27.50 (Album review)
13: Bell X1, Cargo, £tbc
13: Ben Folds, Brixton Academy, £25
13: Fat Freddy's Drop, Hammersmith Palais, £16.50
13: Guillemots, Borderline, £tbc
13: M3 featuring Marsen, Moody and Murray, Mean Fiddler, £tbc
13: Roachford, Jazz Cafe, £20
13-14: Kiki and Herb, QEH, £20-£17.50
14-15: David Gray + Rodrigo Y Gariela, Brixton Academy, £27.50 (Album review)
14: Jon B, Shepherd's Bush Empire, £17.50
14: Bodyrockers, Islington Academy, £15 (Album review)
14: The Fugees, Hammersmith Apollo, £36
14: Nine Black Alps, Astoria, £11 (Album review)
14-16: Coldplay + Richard Ashcroft, Earl's Court, sold out (X&Y review l Full story and further tour dates)
14-15: David Gray + Rodrigo Y Gariela, Brixton Academy, £tbc
14-15: Floetry, Jazz Cafe, £25
15: Archie Bronson Outfit, Elbow Room, £5 NEW
15: Arch Enemy + Strapping Young Lad, Astoria, £15
15: Broken Family Band, 100 Club, £8
15: Chas 'n' Dave's Christmas Beano, Shepherd's Bush Empire, £19.50
15: Dogs, ULU, £8 (Album review l Interview)
15: DJ Format + MC Abdominal, Scala, £12
15: Embrace + The Bees + The Frames, Alexandra Palace, £21.50 (Album review)
15: Mike Flowers Pops, Islington Academy, £12 NEW
15: Malcolm Middleton, Bush Hall, £10
16-17: Fatboy Slim, Brixton Academy, £25 (Album review)
16: Coheed and Cambria,
Astoria, £14
16: Albert Lee + Hogans Heroes,
The Troubadour, £20
16: Levellers,
Shepherd's Bush Empire, £17.50
16: Neville Staple,
100 Club, £13.50
16-17: Stereophonics + The Subways,
Alexandra Palace, £28.50 (Story l Album review)
17-18: Foo Fighters + The Futureheads,
Earl's Court, £27.50 (Full story l Album review) Sold Out
17: Blondie,
Shepherd's Bush Empire, £30
17: INME
, Astoria, £12.50
17: The Saw Doctors,
Islington Academy, £19.50
17: Status Quo,
Wembley Arena, £tbc
18-19: Black Eyed Peas, Hammersmith Apollo, £27.50 (Album review)
18: Floetry, Jazz Cafe, £25
18: Shola Idowu, Purcell Room, £12.50
18: Shakin Stevens, Shepherd's Bush Empire, £23
18: This is Menace: Colin Doran (Hundred Reasons/ Lucky nine) + Justin Hill & Mikee Goodman (Sikth) + Jeff Walker (Carcass) + Andy Cairns (Therapy?) + more, Mean Fiddler, £tbc (Buy tickets)
18: James Yorkston, Luminaire, £10
19: Broken Social Scene, Cargo, £10
19: Human League, Forum, £22.50 (Buy tickets)
19: Ocean Colour Scene, Shepherd's Bush Empire, £20 (Album review)
19: Daniel Powter, Islington Academy, £15 (Album review)
19-24: London Community Gospel Choir, Jazz Cafe, £13.50
20: Rod Stewart, Earls Court, £tbc (Buy tickets)
20-22: Joss Stone, Hammersmith Apollo, £25
20-22: The Pogues, Brixton Academy, £27.50
21: Hawkwind, Astoria, £20
21: Nizlopi, Cargo, £tbc NEW
21: Players, Islington Academy, £tbc
21-22: Duran Duran, Earls Court, £45-£30 (Album review l Caught live: Wembley '04)
22: Delirious?, Shepherd's Bush Empire, £tbc
26: Monthly Residency @ The Social
26-Jan 1: Roy Ayers Ubiquity, Jazz Cafe, £17.50 (Dec 31, £45)
28: Jah Wobble and the English Roots Band, 100 Club, £14.50
31: Eska + DJs, Cargo, £35 (£30 before Dec 11)
31: Mr Scruff, Forum, £25


INTO 2006:
Jan 2-4: Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames, Jazz Cafe, £20
Jan 5: Alton Ellis, Jazz Cafe, £17.50
Jan 6: Desmond Dekker & The Aces,
100 Club, £18.50
Jan 9: Kurtis Blow, Jazz Cafe, £18.50
Jan 10: Green On Red, Astoria, £17.50
Jan 10: Skin,
100 Club, £12
Jan 10-13: Mogwai,
ICA, £17.50
Jan 12: David Ford,
Camden Dingwalls, £tbc
Jan 13: Stephen Fretwell,
Shepherd's Bush Empire, £tbc
Jan 14: Jamie Cullum, Hammersmith Apollo, £27.50 (Album review l Buy tickets)
Jan 17: Georgie Fame at Thunderclap R&B Spectacular & Album Launch, York House, Twickenham, £tbc (Buy tickets)
Jan 19: Coldcut, Cargo, £tbc
Jan 19-20: Roy Harper, 100 Club £18.50-£16.50
Jan 20-21: Nicola Conte, Jazz Cafe, £15 NEW
Jan 22: Athena, Jazz Cafe, £12.50
Jan 23-24: Kid Creole and The Coconut, Jazz Cafe, £17.50
Jan 24: Liam Frost, Water Rats, Camden, £tbc NEW
Jan 24: The Strokes, Shepherd's Bush Empire, £tbc NEW
Jan 24-25: Richard Ashcroft, Electric Ballroom, £20 NEW
Jan 25: John Cale and Band, Garage, £18
Jan 25: Robyn Hitchcock + The Minus Three, Scala, £tbc
Jan 25: Lovebites, Islington Academy, £tbc NEW
Jan 25: Teddy Thompson, Camden Dingwalls, £tbc
Jan 25-26: Lyrics Born, Jazz Cafe, £17.50 NEW
Jan 26: HIM, Brixton Academy, £19.50
Jan 26: Taking Back Sunday, Islington Academy, sold out
Jan 26-27: Roy Harper, 100 Club £18.50-£16.50
Jan 27: The Academy Is, Astoria, £8.50
Jan 28: Bullet For My Valentine,
Brixton Academy, £tbc
Jan 28: Neil Innes and The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band Revisited + The Rutles, Astoria, £18.50
Jan 30: Fall Out Boy, Astoria, £12.50 (Album review)
Jan 30: Bob Mould, Bush Hall, £15
Jan 31: Liam Frost, Water Rats, Camden, £tbc NEW
Feb 2: Nick Cave (solo performance), Apollo Victoria, £40 (Buy tickets)
Feb 2: Katie Melua, Hammersmith Apollo, £27.50
Feb 2: The Rakes, Astoria, £11 (Album review)
Feb 2: Test Icicles, ULU, £8 NEW (Album review)
Feb 3: Bauhaus, Brixton Academy, £20
Feb 3: Ben Lee, Islington Academy, £tbc NEW
Feb 3: The Waterboys, Shepherd's Bush Empire, £22.50
Feb 3-5: Courtney Pine, Jazz Cafe, £20
Feb 4: Coheed & Cambria vs Thrice, Brixton Academy, £15
Feb 4: Kano
, Astoria, £12
Feb 4: Thunder, Hammersmith Apollo, £22.50
Feb 7: Liam Frost, Water Rats, Camden, £tbc NEW
Feb 7: Imogen Heap,
Scala, £tbc NEW (Album review)
Feb 7: Soulfly,
Astoria, £15
Feb 7-8: The Darkness,
Alexandra Palace, £27.50 (Full story l Buy tickets)
Feb 8: Funeral For A Friend,
Shepherd's Bush Empire, £15 (Album review)
Feb 9: My Morning Jacket,
Astoria, £12
Feb 9: Mew
, Shepherd's Bush Empire, £11
Feb 9-10: Goldfrapp, Brixton Academy, £20 (Buy tickets) (Story)
Feb 10: Belle & Sebastian, Hammersmith Apollo, £20
Feb 10: Broken Social Scene, Mean Fiddler, £12.50
Feb 10: Alex Parks, Forum, £12.50 (Album review)
Feb 11-12: Simple Plan, Astoria, £13.50 (Album review)
Feb 12: Goldfrapp, Brixton Academy, £20 NEW
Feb 13: Brad Mehldau Trio, Barbican, £25-£15
Feb 13: Simple Minds, Astoria, £30
Feb 13-15: Richie Havens, Jazz Cafe, £20
Feb 14: Liam Frost, Water Rats, Camden, £tbc NEW
Feb 14: The Kooks, ULU, £tbc NEW
Feb 16: Julian Cope, Koko, £18
Feb 17: The All American Rejects, Shepherd's Bush Empire, £13 (Album review)
Feb 17: SHOCKWAVES NME AWARDS TOUR: Arctic Monkeys + Maximo Park + The Mystery Jets + We Are Scientists, Brixton Academy, £tbc NEW (Story)
Feb 17-18: The Strokes, Hammersmith Palais, £tbc NEW
Feb 18: Sparks,
Forum, £25
Feb 18-20: James Blunt, Brixton Academy, £22.50 (feb 18, sold out) (Album review l Interview)
Feb 21: Jason Mraz, Shepherd's Bush Empire, £15
Feb 22: Raul Midon, Bush Hall, £tbc
Feb 22: Reel Big Fish, Electric Ballroom, £15
Feb 22-23: Kelly Clarkson, Hammersmith Apollo, £23.50
Feb 24: Joseph Arthur, Shepherd's Bush Empire, £12.50 (Album review)
Feb 26: Violent Femmes, Shepherd's Bush Empire, £tbc
Feb 27: Africa Soul Rebels feat Amadou + Miriam, Barbican, £20-£12 NEW
Feb 27: Beth Orton, Shephed's Bush Empire, £21 NEW
Feb 28: The Boy Least Likely To, Bush Hall, £10
Feb 28: Toto, Hammersmith Apollo, £25
March 1-2: The Go! Team, Koko, £14 (Buy tickets)
March 3: Fun Lovin' Criminals, Shepherd's Bush Empire, £19.50 (Album review)
March 3-4: Jack Johnson, Hammersmith Apollo, £22.50 (Album review l Feature)
March 4: Cave In, Garage, £11
March 4: Damian Marley, Brixton Academy, £15
March 7: Delays,
Shepherd's Bush Empire, £14
March 7: Less Than Jake,
Astoria, £tbc
March 9: King Creosote,
Scala, £10.50 NEW
March 10-11: Jethro Tull,
Shepherd's Bush Empire, £29.50-£26.50
March 16: The Osmonds,
Hammersmith Apollo, £32.50 (Buy tickets)
March 18: Gary Numan, Forum, £tbc (Buy tickets)
March 18-20: The Black Crowes, Shepherd's Bush Empire, £30
March 22: Fightstar, Astoria, £13 NEW
March 24: Pitchshifter, Astoria, £14
March 28: Nada Surf, Shepherd's Bush Empire, £15 NEW
April 2-3: Depeche Mode, Wembley Arena, £30 (Story)
April 4: BB King & Gary Moore, Wembley Arena, £37.50
April 5: Katherine Jenkins, Royal Albert Hall, £23.50 (Album review)
April 7: Neil Sedaka, £39-£32, Royal Albert Hall, Buy tickets
April 10-11: Sugababes, Hammersmith Apollo, £23 (Story l Album review l Buy tickets)
April 11-12: Il Divo, Wembley Arena, £35-£20
April 13: Story of the Year, Astoria, £13.50 NEW
April 14: Bonnie Rait, Hammersmith Apollo, £30 (Buy tickets)
April 18: War of the Worlds: Jeff Wayne and the Black Smoke Band, Royal Albert Hall, £50-£30
April 20: Danko Jones, Garage, £10 NEW
April 21-22: Kaiser Chiefs, Alexandra Palace, £19.50 (Album review l Full story l Buy tickets)
April 25: Chris Rea, Hammersmith Apollo, £27.50
April 25: War of the Worlds: Jeff Wayne and the Black Smoke Band
, Wembley Arena, £45-£37.50
May 8-9: Take That, Wembley Arena, £35-£25 NEW
May 12-13: Santana, Wembley Arena, £45.58-£35.58
May 16: Texas, Hammersmith Apollo, £16.50 (Album review) NEW
May 16-17 & 19, 22-23, 25-26: Eric Clapton, Royal Albert Hall, £65-£35
May 18-19: Westlife, Wembley Arena, £30.50 (Buy tickets)
May 23: Electric Light Orchestra: Original Former Members, Part II, Shepherd's Bush Empire, £29.50
May 27-28: Genesis Convention (In the Cage & Face Value/G2 and Re-Genesis), Astoria, £tbc (Buy tickets)
June 3: Girls Aloud, Wembley Arena, £25.50 (Album review l Buy tickets)
June 6: George Thorogood + The Destroyers, Shepherd's Bush Empire, £22.50
June 11: Bon Jovi, Wembley Stadium, £60-£35 (Story l Buy tickets)
June 17: The Eagles, Twickenham Stadium, £75-£45 (Buy tickets l Full story)
June 27-28: George Benson, Royal Albert Hall, £45-£24 NEW
July 1, 2006: Luciano Pavarotti, Madjeski Stadium, Reading, £85-£45 (re-scheduled from May 11, 2005)
July 8: Luciano Pavarotti, Chatsworth House, £tbc (Buy tickets)
August 4-6: THE BIG CHILL, Eastnor Castle Deer Park, Herefordshire, £120
August 20: The Rolling Stones, Wembley Stadium, £tbc NEW (Full story)
August 26-28: Reading Festival, Richfield Avenue, £125
Sept 14-16: Robbie Williams, Wembley Stadium, £tbc (Buy tickets)
September 22: McFly, Wembley Arena, £22.50
Nov 7-9: Sir Cliff Richard, Wembley Arena, £tbc (Buy tickets)

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