GIGS

GOING OUT - CRITICS' CHOICE
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Autechre

, of broody techno label Warp, headline the final ever Megadog at The Rocket. club, which helped unify 1990s counter culture under the one day-glo prog-techno banner, departs from its north London home with a strong bill, also including Ultramarine.

London The Rocket, N7, 24 Feb

Drugstore (below)

Sharply melodic rock threesome fronted by lushly evocative female. Single "Solitary Party Groover" follows the tour, support for which comes from Velo Deluxe.

Bristol The Brewhouse, tonight; Southampton Joiners, 22 Feb; Tunbridge Wells Forum, 23 Feb; London The Water Rats Splash Club, 24 Feb

The Go-Go's

Is it possible to put the clock back? The Go-Go's were early 1980s wild, beach-babe pop punks who disintegrated rather notoriously. Now the five- piece original band is back together, 10 years older, and hopefully a lot wiser.

London Shepherd's Bush Empire, W6, 23 and 24 Feb

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