Pop: The Five Best Gigs

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REM Tue, Wed

A couple of cosy Glastonbury warm-up sessions, with Stereolab supporting on Tuesday and the mighty Wilco the following night.

Earls Court, London SW5 (07-373 84) Tue, Wed


Everlast Wed

The ex-House of Pain rapper builds on the success of his rustic hip-hop Whitey Ford Sings The Blues album with this one-off show.

Astoria, London W (07-434 0403) Wed


Hole Thur

Courtney Love is back with some of her most polished work to date but apparently the stage persona is as abrasive as ever.

Brixton Academy, London SW2 (07-77 2000) Thur


Built to Spill Thur

At last America is waking up to the woozy rocking sounds of Idaho's superb BTS, with the UK showing growing interest too. The Webb Brothers support.

Dingwalls, London NW (07-267 577) Thur


Jamiroquai tonight & Sun

Final two nights of the arena tour tying in with the release of their current global hit album Synkronized.

Wembley Arena (08-902 0902) tonight and tomorrow