Going Out: Pop - THE FIVE BEST GIGS

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1

Wheat Fri

After an astonishingly good London gig last month, the melodic rollercoaster rock outfit from New England is back in town for one night only. ULU, London W (07-664 2030) Fri

2

Gomez today

The Yorkshire-based banditos tie up their immensely successful Liquid Skin tour with the last of four gigs in the capital.

Forum, London NW5 (07-344 0044)

3

Flaming Lips Wed & Fri

Direct from Oklahoma City, the F'Lips, with Wayne Coyne as intriguing frontman, are unrivalled in their brand of off-kilter, chemical-tinged guitar songs. Forum, London NW5 (07-344 0044) Wed; Anson Rooms, Bristol (07-929 9008) Fri

4

Death In Vegas tomorrow

After one of the albums of the year in The Contino Sessions, this art-dance-rock crew play their only southern gig.

Shepherd's Bush Empire, London W2 (07-77 2000) tomorrow

5

Elvis Costello today, tomorrow, Mon & Wed

Old comrade Steve Nieve joins Elvis on this extensive tour, which should see him playing many of his big tunes. Symphony, Birmingham (02- 22 3333) today; Colston, Bristol (07-922 3686) tomorrow; St David's, Cardiff (0222 878444) Mon; Pavilions, Plymouth (0752 229922) Wed

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