This year's Technics Mercury Prize winners for the best album celebrate with a sold-out gig blending psychedelia and swampy rock.
Shepherd's Bush Empire, London W2 (07-77 2000) Thur
John Zorn Tue
A rare UK appearance from John Zorn as part of the boundary-pushing American Pioneers series.
Barbican, London EC2 (07-638 889) Tue
Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach Thur
A one-off show celebrating their new Painted From Memory album with Burt conducting a mini orchestra.
Royal Festival Hall, London SE (07-960 4242) Thur
Bernard Butler Wed
Final lap of Butler's first UK tour with excellent support from Sunhouse and Mojave 3.
Shepherd's Bush Empire, London W2 (07-77 2000) Wed
Brian May Sun
One for Queen fans with the band's guitarist playing some of their hits.
Royal Albert Hall, London SW7 (07-589 822) Sun; Colston hall, Bristol (07 922 3686) Tue; Academy Birmingham (02 200 2202)Wed
FIVE MORE NOT TO MISS
Buffalo Tom Only UK show for one of America's best live acts, supporting its new Smitten album.
Astoria, London W (07-434 0403) Tue
Bob Mould The ex-Husker Du legend's last electric tour. Mercury Rev support.
Alleycat, Reading (08 956 6) 26 Oct; Junction Cambridge (022 35 5) Tue; Waterfront, Norwich (060 363 277) Wed
Grandaddy Intelligent and eclectic pop-rockers from California ending their UK tour.
TJs, Newport (063 32 6608) Sat; Arts Centre, Colchester (020 657 730) Sun
Alvin Youngblood Hart Excellent country blues with a contemporary edge from the dreadlocked Hart.
Pump Bottom Farm, nr Chichester (024 377 3828) Sat; Ronnie Scott's, London W (07-439 0747) Sun; The Brook, Southampton (070 355 5366) Mon
Clint Boon Humourous pop with bubblegum tunes.
Garage, London N (07-607 88) Sun; Esquire's, Bedford (023 434 020) FriReuse content