Chemical Brothers Tue, Thur & Fri
Forget the dodgy vocals on their recent records; live, the Chemical Brothers know just when to lay down the beats.
See Pop Preview, page 2. Aston Villa LC, Birmingham (02-328 5377) Tue; Brixton Academy, London SW9 (07-77 2000) Thur, Fri
Basement Jaxx Wed
The Brixton duo kickstart their jubilant dance sounds for the last show of this current tour, with lots of guest DJs including Soul II Soul's Jazzie B.
Forum, London NW5 (07-344 0044) Wed
The Mavericks Wed
Enlivened by the Havana Horns, this gig promoting the new Greatest Hits album promises to be a seriously good serving of rock'n'country gumbo.
Hammersmith Palais, London W6 (08-74 8626) Wed
One of the most prodigious metal outfits of all time, Lemmy's guys are a treat live, and these nights at the Astoria (they also play on 4 Dec) are their only UK shows this year. Astoria, London W (07-434 0403) Fri
Nine Inch Nails Mon & Wed
Trent Reznor brings the industrial beats of NIN's current double album, The Fragile, to the capital for two over-subscribed shows. Brixton Academy, London SW9 (07-77 2000) Mon & Wed
FIVE ARENA TOURS
The Cranberries Ms O'Riordan's voice can grate but The Cranberries can still make pleasant music. Wembley Arena (08-902 0902) tomorrow; NEC, Birmingham (02-780 433) Mon
Eurythmics Dave and Annie present their less-than-convincing new material, plus all the hits.
Wembley Arena (08-902 0902) Fri
B*Witched The best of the pop acts aimed at the pre-teen market bring their lively show on the road. Wembley Arena (08-902 0902) Tue & Wed
Boyzone Ronan Keating and his fellow warblers unveil an evening of maudlin ballads. NEC, Birmingham (02-780 433) today & tomorrow
Steps This has been sold out for ages. But why? Wembley Arena (08- 902 0902) todayReuse content