@ London Astoria

The first London date of The Bluetones' "Back in the Saddle" tour, but the capital gets a second helping later in March.

London Astoria, (0171-434 0403) 16 Mar

Guitar-plucking introspection from Hersh, plugging new album Strange Angels.

Barbican Centre, London EC2 (0171-382 638 8891) 19 Mar

Glorious anarcho pop from Leicester, aided by Scots tunesmiths The Delgados.

Dingwalls, Middle Yard, Camden Lock (0171-287 0932) 19 Mar