Rough Trade East is also hosting some great free instore gigs this week, with TOY on Monday, Race Horses on Wednesday and Calexico on Thursday.
On Monday The xx play at Shepherd’s Bush Empire, but if you fancy something a bit more upbeat, Rod Thomas – aka Bright Light Bright Light – brings his brand of club pop to The Old Queen’s Head on Wednesday.
Patti Smith plays at the Troxy on Thursday, while Dexys play their recent album, One Day I’m Going to Soar – which we gave four stars and called a “triumph” – in its entirity before a set of fan favourites a the Barbican on Sunday.
The Features will be playing tracks from their new album Wilderness, which is out this week, at Bush Hall on Wednesday while Welsh singer/songwriter Cate Le Bon plays at Electrowerkz.
Indie popsters of the moment Allo Darlin’ and Tigercats play at KCLSU on Thursday, while Swedish rockers The Soundtrack Of Our Lives play their last ever UK show at Heaven.
Beirut, whose album The Rip Tide was one of our top 50 albums of 2011, wraps up the working week with a show at Hammersmith Apollo on Friday.