POP: THE FIVE BEST GIGS

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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

2

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

3

Wilco tonight

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

4

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

5

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

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