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
game of thrones reviewWarning: spoilers
North London meets The Exorcist in eerie suburban drama
Filming to begin on two new series due to be aired on Dave from next year
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Lucy Hawking: Stephen Hawking's daughter writes impassioned open letter to Katie Hopkins about rights of disabled people
- 2 How the language you speak changes your view of the world
- 3 Russell Brand backs Ed Miliband: 'You gotta vote Labour'
- 4 General Election 2015: 14-year-old boy asks Nick Clegg – 'can you kill Katie Hopkins?'
- 5 Uploading pictures to find out how old you are gives Microsoft the right to post them wherever they want
The C-Word - review: Sheridan Smith shines in a warm, honest adaptation of Lisa Lynch's book about living with cancer
Top Gear: Jodie Kidd, Philip Glenister and Guy Martin 'in advanced talks' to join show
X-Men Apocalypse: First look at Jubilee and Jean Grey played by Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner
American Horror Story: Hotel Angela Bassett set to make 'lots of trouble' with Lady Gaga in season 5
Game of Thrones season 5 episode 4 - review: Sansa is in danger of becoming another footnote in Westeros' bloody history
Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents
EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: SNP and its activists 'openly racist' towards the English, Farage says
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils