Pop: The five best gigs

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Lucinda Williams Tomorrow

Sole UK performance from the great roots-rock songwriter. See Preview, page 2.

Shepherds Bush Empire, London W2 (07-77 2000) tomorrow


Asian Dub Foundation Tonight, tomorrow

Loud fusion of dub, hip-hop, rock and Asian traditional sounds that works a treat live.

Anson Rooms, Bristol (07 929 9008) tonight; Junction, Cambridge (0223 55) tomorrow


Alabama 3 Wed, Thur

Brixton's weird and wonderful messengers for the Church of Elvis.

University, Bristol (07 929 9008) Wed; Electric Ballroom, London NW (07-485 9006) Thur


Bjork Fri

Bjork knows how to command a crowd. Expect a show made up of wonderful stage settings, dramatic outfits, not to mention her superb vocals.

Symphony Hall, Birmingham (02 23 3333) Fri


Reef Wed, Thur

Reef's powerful rock excites their audience like few others.

Brixton Academy, London SW9 (07 77 2000) Wed; Riviera Centre, Torquay (0803 206333) Thur