POP: FIVE KEY READING WARM-UP GIGS
Saturday 22 August 1998
Afghan Wigs Cincinnati's soulful rocking geezers promise two special nights with a two-hour set mixing new material with favourites.
Alleycat, Reading (08-956 6) 25 Aug; Subterania, London, W0 (08- 960 4590) 26 Aug.
Alabama 3 Larry, the Rev D Wayne and the rest of the Love family bring their maniacal message, set to a soundtrack of southern-fried techno.
Barfly at the Falcon, London NW (07-482 4884) 28 Aug.
Gomez Since getting nominated for the Mercury Music Prize, Gomez have become one even hotter ticket. Live, they're a fun fusion of psychedelic rock, bayou blues and dancey rhythms.
Subterania, London W0 (08-960 4590) 25 Aug.
Yo La Tengo New Jersey's rootsy pop-rockers have an intensely loyal following and this should be another mobbed-out event. The excellent Quickspace support. The Garage, London N (07-607 88) 26 Aug.
El Nino This young, melodic and energetic quartet from Bloomington, Indiana made a good impression on their recent UK debut
Water Rats, London WC (07-837 7269) 27 Aug.
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Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by police in Ohio park
- 2 To help fuel their propaganda machine against the poor, our government has now decided to redefine the word 'welfare'
- 3 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
- 4 Naked free runner captured in breathtaking photographs above London's streets
- 5 Manchester United named Premier League's loudest fans despite late push by Chelsea according to 'Smart Meter' app
Hitler painting sells for 130,000 euros at auction despite controversy over Nazi dictator's artworks
Strictly Come Dancing results: Steve Backshall sent home after dance off with Sunetra Sarker
Naked free runner captured in breathtaking photographs above London's streets
Marilyn Manson denies involvement in shocking leaked clip of Lana Del Rey rape video
Band Aid 30: 'Do They Know It's Christmas' storms to number one
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Green Party Caroline Lucas interview: 'We could be on the edge of something very big'