Pop: The Five Best Gigs
The ubiquitous Welsh quartet, headed by pop's most notorious big- mouth, Cerys Matthews, asserts its musical sovereignty with a little help from Radio One.
Kentish Town Forum, NW2 (07-344 0044)
David McAlmont Wed
Having rightfully come to rest in the world of soul, McAlmont will be making knees knock and hearts swell with his angelic vocals on Wednesday.
Improv Theatre, W (07-387 473)
Badly Drawn Boy Wed, Thur
The sparkling invention of the It Came From the Ground EP should be followed up with a spectacular set from Damon Gough, better known as Badly Drawn Boy.
Liverpool Lomax (05-707 9977) Wed, Improv Theatre (07-387 473) Thur
Mini-Meltdown: Barry Adamson Thur
Daniel Miller's spring meltdown kicks off with bassist Barry Adamson creating a weird and wonderful soundtrack for a silent film.
Royal Festival Hall, SE (07-92 0600)
Ash Wed, Thur, Fri
The infants of indie pop continue to reap the rewards of their second album, Nu-Clear Sounds. Nottingham Rock City (05-94 2544) Wed, Sheffield Leadmill (04-275 4500) Thur, Liverpool (05-707 9977) Fri
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The guitarist from MC5 relives his glory days.
Camden Underworld (07-482 932) Thur
Ian Dury and the Blockheads
Pub-rock veterans headed by rock's most loveable rogue.
Shepherd's Bush Empire (07-77 2000) Fri
The original exponents of Kraut-rock.
Royal Festival Hall (07-92 0600) Fri
Gaelic folk-rock lives on.
Royal Albert Hall (07-589 822) Thur
Fun Lovin' Criminals
US bad boys continue to extol the virtues of Barry White.
Blackpool Empress Ballroom (0253 292029) Thur, Doncaster Dome (0302 370999) Fri
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