Pop: The Five best gigs

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1

Lo Fidelity All-Stars Mon & Tue

A "Punk Paste" mix of funk, hip-hop, house and breakbeats - wild on stage.

Event, Brighton (0273 709709) Mon; Shepherd's Bush Empire, London W2 (07-77 2000) Tue

2

Therapy? Mon

Andy Cairn's rockers are on as good form as ever. Expect a slew of tuneful rock numbers, old and new, plus lots of sweat and noise. Excellent.

Astoria, London W (07-434 0403) Mon

3

PJ Harvey Fri

Touring with the recent Is This Desire? album. Support comes from the turbulently magnificent Dirty 3.

Colston Hall Bristol (07-922 3673) Fri

4

Arnold Tue

Their Hillside Album was one of the most touching British releases of 998. Live they rock out, as well as putting across what made the album so special.

Improv Theatre, London W (07-387 244) Tue

5

Massive Attack Mon & Fri

Hit and miss live, but the Bristolians are touring their Mezzanine album.

International Arena Cardiff (0222 224488) Mon; NEC, B'ham (02-780 433) Wed; Brighton Centre (0870 900 900) Fri

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