Pop; THE FIVE BEST GIGS
Saturday 15 August 1998
Weather permitting, a perfect setting. Asian Dub Foundation, Lionrock and the Levellers are among the top names.
Carlyon Bay, St Austell, Cornwall (01736 350 984)
Ringo Starr All-Star Band, Fri
Bearded and bespectacled Ringo and mates (including Peter Frampton) run through songs from past and present.
Shepherd's Bush Empire, London W12 (0171-771 2000)
Thin Lizzy, Sun
The Boys are back in town - minus Phil, of course - to run through their Seventies' classics. John Sykes moves to vocals, Marco Mendoza plays bass.
The Forum, London NW1 (0171-344 0044)
Supernaturals, Sat, Wed
Energetic guitar-laden pop rock from these recent visitors to the Top 30 with "I Wasn't Built To Get Up".
Zodiac, Oxford (01865 420 042) Sat; Fleece & Firkin, Bristol (0117-927 7150) Wed
Dandy Warhols, Wed, Thur
Despite wonderful singles, these Oregonians still have to prove their live potential in the run-up to V98.
Attic, Cheltenham (01242 516 465) Wed; Woughton Centre, Milton Keynes (01908 670 150) Thur
TV review Nick Hewer, the man whose eyebrows speak a thousand words, is set to leave The Apprentice
Film The critics but sneer but these unfashionable festive films are our favourites
TV We're so close to knowing what happened to Oliver Hughes, but a last-minute bluff crushes expectations
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
Peter Lik: The self-proclaimed 'fine-art photographer' whose work sells for millions
The best underrated Christmas movies from Love, Actually to While You Were Sleeping
Grace Dent on TV: The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies was a beautifully shot, immensely considered drama
The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies, review: Jason Watkins is brilliant, but real victim Joanna Yeates is reduced to a footnote
Marilyn Manson denies involvement in shocking Lana Del Rey rape video
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre