POP: THE FIVE BEST GIGS
Saturday 24 April 1999
Orbital + Cornelius tonight
April's Peel Sessions Live boasts the strongest double bill so far with Orbital celebrating the success of their new album and Japan's Cornelius.
Queen Elizabeth Hall, London SE (07-960 4242)
The Cardigans Mon, Thur
Sweden's pop rockers play a very short UK tour, drawing heavily on the Gran Turismo album which has spent six months near the top of the charts.
Civic, Wolverhampton (0902 5522) Mon; Royal Albert Hall, London SW7 (07-589 822) Thur
From Tucson, Arizona comes this blend of mariachi-flavoured workouts, desert vibes and burrito rock with support from Chicago's Handsome Family and Londoners White Hotel.
Embassy Rooms, London W (07-387 244)
Godspeed You Black Emperor! Mon, Tue
The flavour of the moment on the orchestral guitar underground, the best-named band in Canada are over here for a few dates.
Pavilion, Brighton (0273 709709) Mon; Embassy Rooms, London W (07- 387 244) Tue
Happy Mondays Tue-Thur
Selling out three nights at the Academy is a mark of how much the famously sloppy Mancunians have been missed.
Brixton Academy, London SW9 (07-77 2000) Tue-Thur
... AND FIVE REASONS FOR GUITARS
Fugazi Hardcore's flagship band, still as vital as ever after a dozen years.
Wulfrun, Wolverhampton (0902 5522) Fri
Sleater Kinney Highly acclaimed US female trio.
Garage, London N5 (07-607 88) Tue
El Nino/Medal/One Lady Owner A good breadth of styles (poppy, slow and loud) from three bands.
Esquires, Bedford (0234 277) tonight; Fleece & Firkin, Bristol (07- 929 9008) Tue; Garage London N5 (07-607 88) Wed
Astrid & Remy Zero Exquisitely fresh poppy rock from Scotland and a new buzz band from the US.
Barfly @ the Falcon, London NW (07-482 4884) Thur
Oslo Intelligent atmospheric rock from a Brighton band attracting a posse of A&R heads.
Barfly @ the Falcon, London NW (07-482 4884) Tue
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