Haim | Gig
Since their triumph on the ‘Sound Of’ poll, their star has risen exponentially. They’ve a debut album in the works for later this year, one of 2013’s most hotly anticipated, and after this small show on the banks of the Thames, they’ll be back in London for an even bigger show at Koko next month. Get in at the start!
Heaven | WC2N 6NG
April 24 | Doors at 7pm | £10
Tube | Embankment
Converse Get Dirty | Gig
The scruffed-up sneaker company synonymous with rock (see The Ramones for proof) put on this trio of gigs with indie-punks The Cribs (right) up first, then Ghostface Killah, followed by the retooled and gingerless Gallows on the final night. Pre-registration has closed for tickets though, so best hunt and cross your fingers.
The 100 Club | 100 Oxford Street, W1D 1LL
April 17-19. | 7pm | Free
Tube | Oxford Circus
Supernova Ibiza Send Off | Club
Edwin Oosterwal (Rejected), Andrea Oliva (Cadenza/Be At One) and Anton Pieete (Rejected/Drumcode/Sci+Tec) hit up room one, with Neverdogs, Alex Flatner (Circle Music) and Patrick Podage (Noir) next door, and S/H/E Collective taking the reins of room three for the send-off for this season’s Balearic hedonism.
Egg | 200 York Way, Kings Cross, N7 9AX
Sat, Apr 20. | 10pm-11am | £15+
Tube | King’s Cross
Pink | Gig
The punk-popper plays not one but four dates here as part of her The Truth About Love Tour. After a brief stint as an ill-conceived R’n’B artist, Pink was reborn as a rocky, punky, solo pop star, and has found legions of fans with her stridently independent tunes and lyrics. She’s the pop minx with credibility, and attitude to burn.
The O2 | Peninsula Square, Greenwich, SE10 0DX
Apr 24-28. | 6.30pm | £40+
Tube | North Greenwich
The Date | Club
Danny Krivit and Greg Wilson (above) both drop in to play three-hour sets in the disco lounge, with Date resident Tim Keenoy in support. The downstairs of The Loft will be turned into a full-on house room, as well, with Zepherin Saint, Master K, Dave Jarvis and Stuart Patterson kicking out the tunes at this sixth in the series.
The Loft | 77-81 Scrubs Lane, NW10 6QU
Sat, Apr 20. | 9.30pm-5am | £17.50+
Tube | Kensal Green
James + Echo and the Bunnymen | Gig
It’s like the Nineties never left with this ace indie double-header. Ian McCulloch’s Bunnymen, whose last album, The Fountain, was out in 2009, support Tim Booth’s boys, who are sure to be offering up hits She’s A Star and Sit Down amidst cuts from 2009 and 2010’s mini-albums, The Night Before and The Morning After.
Brixton Academy | 211 Stockwell Road, SW9 9SL
Apr 19 & 20. | 7.30pm | £38.40
Tube | Brixton