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
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
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
GORGEOUS SPACE VIRUS
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
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
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