ROCK / Gig Guide


Lock up your daughters (assuming you don't already) - Florida's top Satanic / death metal band are in town. Give Glen Benton the finger. Emperor (severe church- burning-type Norwegians) and Sinister support.

Sun London Astoria.


Welsh punk rockers, desperate to impress the impressionable. Gold against the Soul is the sophomore CD they thought they'd never have to make - music to do your homework to.

Tonight Leeds T&C; Fri Manchester Academy; Sat Glasgow Queen Margaret Union; Sun Newcastle Mayfair; Mon Notts Rock City; Wed Southend Cliffs Pavilion


Big selling, stomping UK metal. Local acts support.

Tonight London Hammersmith Apollo; Sun Derby Assembly Rooms; Mon Newcastle City Hall; Tue Edinburgh Usher Hall


The Dire Straits man teams up with Croker for an acoustic night, to save the Aire Valley, Yorks, from having a shopping centre built in it. Plus the Silver Donkey Band.

Sat Leeds T&C


Californian highly rated college radio hard gigging cutting edge jangly pop. Puzzle (EMI) out now.

Tue Newcastle Riverside; Wed Birmiingham Jug of Ale


Ex-Husker Du man Bob Mould's twentynothing rock. With Bivouac, Madder Rose and Come.

Mon London Brixton Academy


Girl-fronted hardcore. EP '69 Hayloft Action' out now.

Sat Sheffield Leadmill; Tue Plymouth Cooperidge; Wed Oxford Jericoh Tavern


With Offspring, both Californian hardcore bands on Bad Religion's Epitaph label. Plus Cowboy Killers (Welsh) and Burning Heads (French).

Tonight London Islington Powerhaus


Cure crossed with Sonic Youth.

Sun London Bull & Gate


See Deicide; plus Cradle of Filth (death) and Mourn (doom).

Wed London Tufnell Pk Dome


Tottenham's jazzy rappers, with conscious themes.

Wed London Jazz Cafe


Friendly roots reggae with pop and Caribbean edges. Committed (Mercury) is the latest spiritual offering.

Tonight London Clapham Grand; Fri Manchester NIA; Sun Birmingham Hummingbird; Mon Nottingham Marcus Garvey; Wed Bristol Colston Hall


The latest youth TV show tapes at a club near you now: dancers and poseurs Q here.

Fri Romford Hollywoods; Sat Derby Progress



An excellent 10 days of jazz things in the centre of the city. Including (Fri) Stan Tracey Octet, (Sat) Dionne Warwick, Keith Tippett & Alex McGuire, (Sun) Tommy Smith, Chick Corea, (Tue) Ahmed Jamal, (Wed) Nina Simone, Brecker Bros Band, Madeleine MacDonald Trio. Continues to 11 July.

Dionne Warwick also plays London RFH 4 July.

1-11 July, call 041-552 3572 for venues, info)


Legendary SA jazz pianist, plus Alec Dankworth, George Johnson and Horace Young. Jazz on a stick.

Wed London Forum


Extended jazz, cajun, reggae and folk bash, including Jools Holland, Tom Robinson, Danny Thompson, Ron Kavana.

Fri,Sat,Sun Bracknell Ringmead South Hill Park (0344 484123)


Persistent, and consistently good, London C & W group.

Sat London Islington Garage


Mr Greenaway's sound-track man plays tracks from his new CD Time Will Pronounce (Argo) . . . the usual stuff: piano, violin, cello, squeaky voices, lots of arpeggios, and also from The Essential Michael Nyman Band.

Tonight London Royal Festival Hall


Jazz and blues singer still turning on the style.

Mon Birmingham Town Hall; Tue Manchester Ritz; Wed London Clapham Grand

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