Pick of the Week: London: Rock and Pop

Bob Dylan | Yeah Yeah Yeahs | Amadou & Mariam | Girls Aloud | The Juan Maclean

Bob Dylan
O2 Arena, SE10, Saturday 25 Apr; Roundhouse, NW1, Sunday 26th
The Never Ending Tour continues. A new album Together Through Life sees Bob return with accordion-led tales of keeping it together in dark times.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs
O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, W12, Saturday, Sunday 25-26 Apr
Karen O leads the trio in their brave new "keyboards" direction. New album It's Blitz confirms the wisdom of the move.

Amadou & Mariam
The Jazz Cafe, NW1, Sunday 26 Apr
The Malian pair bring their sweet but never cloying take on African guitar pop.

Girls Aloud
O2 Arena, SE10, Sunday 26 Apr
Band increasingly known as "Cheryl Cole and the other ones" celebrate their continued stay in the pop person's affections. New album Out Of Control offers more feisty confections.

The Juan Maclean
Madame JoJo's, W1, Tuesday 28 Apr
DFA massive! John Maclean and sometime LCD Soundsystem member Nancy Whang continue their fine campaign of stout electropop.

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