Last Call

THEY MAY have been in the business for more than a decade, but the Afghan Whigs (right) still have the capacity to evade easy pigeonholing. Despite their suave suits, they are boisterous live, and the band collects ecstatic reviews of their albums while commercial success evades them. They haven't played Britain for more than two years, and although they are a band of epic proportions, you can see them at a couple of smallish venues this week before they release their sixth album, 1965, in October.

Reading Alleycat (0181-956 1116) today; London Subterania (0181-960 4590) 25 Aug