POP: THE FIVE BEST GIGS
Saturday 27 March 1999
Orbital Tonight and tomorrow
The Hartnoll brothers wind down their tour with a pair of gigs previewing their excellent new album, The Middle of Nowhere, which is out on 5 Apr.
Brixton Academy, London SW2 (07-77 2000) tonight and tomorrow
Nick Cave Tue
A one-off solo performance from Mr Cave, with support from the under-rated Dirty Three.
Royal Festival Hall, London SE (07-960 4242) Tue
Somewhat prone to mood swings on stage, Wilco should none the less pack the place out on the strength of their universally acclaimed new album, Summerteeth.
Shepherd's Bush Empire, London W2 (07-77 2000) tonight
PJ Harvey/Echo & the Bunnymen Thur
Harvey is joined by John Parrish while support comes from the veteran Scousers on the comeback trail.
Improv Theatre, London W (07-387 244) Thur
Ocean Colour Scene Fri
The band who have long lain in the shadow of Oasis set out on an extensive tour to see if their retro vibes are still in vogue.
Leisure Centre, Hereford (0432 27878) Fri
Is the comedy album making a comeback?comedy
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Sabina Altynbekova, the girl branded 'too good looking' for volleyball, says social media obsession with her is a 'bit much'
- 2 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 3 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
- 4 'Women should not laugh in public,' says Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister in morality speech
- 5 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire
Led Zeppelin to release alternative Stairway To Heaven after 43 years
Freddie Prinze Jr on 24: 'Kiefer Sutherland was the most unprofessional dude in the world – I hated every moment of it'
Guardians of the Galaxy review: A superficial and half-hearted Marvel film
Great British Bake Off 2014 contestants revealed: Meet the baker's dozen
R Kelly 'dropped' from Ohio music festival following backlash
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us
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