ROCK / Gig Guide

DEICIDE

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.

MANIC STREET PREACHERS

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

LITTLE ANGELS

Big selling, stomping UK metal. Local acts support.

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

KNOPFLER & CROKER

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

DADA

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

Tue Newcastle Riverside; Wed Birmiingham Jug of Ale

SUGAR

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

Mon London Brixton Academy

DIE CHEERLEADER

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

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

NO FX

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

Tonight London Islington Powerhaus

GORGEOUS SPACE VIRUS

Cure crossed with Sonic Youth.

Sun London Bull & Gate

EMPEROR

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

Wed London Tufnell Pk Dome

URBAN SPECIES

Tottenham's jazzy rappers, with conscious themes.

Wed London Jazz Cafe

THIRD WORLD

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

HYPNOSIS

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

Fri Romford Hollywoods; Sat Derby Progress

COUNTRY, FOLK, JAZZ & WORLD MUSIC

GLASGOW JAZZ FESTIVAL

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)

ABDULLAH IBRAHIM QUARTET

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

Wed London Forum

BRACKNELL FESTIVAL

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)

ROCKINGBIRDS

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

Sat London Islington Garage

MICHAEL NYMAN

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

GEORGIE FAME

Jazz and blues singer still turning on the style.

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

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