The Forum, NW5, Saturday 22
After his triumphant showing on Newsnight (Obama's victory "all down to hip-hop", apparently), Dizzee promotes current, quite old school LP Maths + English.
The Scala, N1, Sunday 23
The "Planetarium Of The Soul" tour sees the masked Liverpudlians do their minimal indie thing with assistance from live animation. New single Tomorrow: good.
The Luminaire, NW6, Sunday 23
The man from decent nu-folkers Espers heads out on his own. Occasionally eerie business from Meg Baird's partner in crime, from his new album The Hive.
Shepherd's Bush Empire, W12, Wednesday 26
The former Pulp frontman comes out to play, celebrating 30 years of Rough Trade records. Indie anthems from the genre's only aesthete.
The Old Blue Last, EC2, Thursday 27
London pub debut for winningly clattersome, bearded blue-collar punkers from New Jersey. Fine, Clash-like moves on their forthcoming Airing Of Grievances LP.