The line-up for January's NME Premier Award Shows is now almost complete. Red Snapper, perhaps the most dynamic live act from the dance world, kick the series off on 18 January and the next day sees an incredibly good bill with Sebadoh headlining. They're backed by Elliott Smith, many people's tip to break through in 1999, plus Hefner and Quasi, both of whom have a growing number of admirers for their off-kilter sounds. The Bluetones headline on 20 January, Mercury Rev are sure to sell out quickly on 21 January as will Mansun on 22 January. Mogwai headline on 23 January while Unkle, Idlewild, Delakota and the Llama Farmers close the series on 24 January. All gigs take place at the Astoria in London (0171-434 0403) and the awards will be announced on Steve Lamacq's show on Radio 1FM on 25 January.