What better to shake the January blues than some live music? There’s also one or two free gigs for those of you that went a bit crazy with your overdrafts this Christmas. As ever we’ve only put one gig for each day but most bands are touring so check their Myspace for dates near you. Monday 18th January Photobucket Start off your week with American Songstress Laura Veirs. She sings abstract and captivating songs about love and nature and she’s promoting her new album ‘July Flame’ with ten dates in the UK. Venue:The Sage, Gateshead. Tickets: Buy Here Laura Veirs’ Myspace Tuesday 19th January Photobucket Memory Tapes, play their first ever London show with Mat Riviere tonight at The Social. Venue:The Social, London. Tickets: Get them on the door (£free) Memory Tapes’ Myspace Wenesday 20th January Photobucket Jamie T’s new album has been in umpteen album of 2009 lists and this is your chance to see if lists really prove anything as he’ll be playing on a sting of dates in England. Venue: O2 Academy, Birmingham. Tickets: Buy Here Jamie T’s Myspace Thursday 21st January Photobucket It’s a common assertion that Wolfmother are about 30 years late with their brand of psychedelic rock, but at least this means we get the chance to see them live. Venue: 02 Academy, London. Tickets: Buy Here Wolfmother’s Myspace Friday 22nd January Photobucket To celebrate the launch of their new Album ‘No Hope, No Future’, Good Shoes are throwing a few one day festivals at Stags Head in London. Venue: Stags Head, London. Tickets: Buy Here Goodshoes’ Myspace Saturday 23rd January Photobucket A band that need no introduction ,Brand New are playing Wembley with support by Thrice and Glass Jaw and there are still some seated tickets left. Venue: Wembley, London. Tickets: Buy Here Brand New’s Myspace Sunday 24th January Photobucket Huw Stephens curates this afternoons showcase of music at the Lock Tavern. Playing are indie-scenesters Frankie and the Heartstrings. Venue: Lock Tavern, London. Tickets: Free Entry Frankie and the Heartstrings’ Myspace Monday 25th January Photobucket Moody and atmospheric These New Puritans are playing five dates in the UK before heading to Europe. Venue: Bush Hall, London. Tickets: Buy Here These New Puritans’ Myspace Tuesday 26th January Photobucket Quiffed Derek Meins, otherwise known as The Agitator, hosts The Soapbox, a monthly evening of stripped down musical delights. Venue: Flowerpot, London. Tickets: Free Entry. Wednesday 27th January Photobucket Twee as you like Lulu and the Lampshades play this evening with She Keeps Bees. Expect pretty, smiling girls and unusual percussion instruments. Venue: The Black Heart, London. Tickets: Buy Here Thursday 28th January Photobucket Jamie N Commons is a charming singer songwriter from South East London via Cheltenham. Tonight is one of three chances in the near future to see him play in London. Venue: The Slaughtered Lamb. Tickets: Get them on the door. Jamie N Commons Myspace Friday 29th January Photobucket For a chance to dance like no ones watching get yourself to Koko on Friday or Saturday for Reel Big Fish. They’re also playing lots of dates in the rest of England so there’s no excuses. Venue: Koko, London. Tickets: Buy Here Reel Big Fish’s MySpace Saturday 30th January Photobucket One of our ones to watch for 2010, Internet forever play in Brixton tonight. They make delightful teenage love songs you wish you could have written for your significant other. Venue: Brixton Windmill, London. Tickets: Get them on the door. Internet Forever’s MySpace Sunday 31st January Photobucket Happy, poppy and a bit daft, Stagecoach are everything you need to cheer you up on this (probably) rainy Sunday evening. Venue: TBC Tickets: TBC Stagecoach’s Myspace