|Adam Ant by LunixKing|
I have my eyes set, pretty predictably, on Soho's Sister Ray for live Adam Ant and Edwyn Collins (those, plus Slowclub will also join Rough Trade West) - and then I'll pretty much head towards any open record store in sight (luckily, the area has a few).
Go prepared, with good coffee, agony snacks and a friend with diametrically opposite music taste along (speaking from experience - I still can't get over that rare Nick Cave/Lydia Lunch live release my friend bagged, within seconds, right before my eyes).
Shop with your ears, a bit of your eyes and your occasional deaf-dumb-and-blind faith to your favourite childhood band.
May the weather and the queues be favorable..
Related viewing: Last Shop Standing: The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of the Independent Record Shop.