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Review: Pop

BESIDES A FEW cracking festival appearances, it's been a while since the Alabama 3 freak show took to the road, but, now they're back, it's time to celebrate one of the most in-your-face live acts that this country has produced for a while. Led on stage by the soulful Larry Love and the manic Rev Dr D Wayne Love, they know exactly how to get a house moving to their fusion of blues, techno and good old country-inspired sounds.

Riverside, Newcastle (0191-261 4386) 8pm

After a couple of sensational dates earlier in the year, Dr John, the voodoo prince of N'Awlins, looks a cert to entertain tonight with a set heavy with classics from his many years in the business, plus some surprisingly good new material from the Anutha Zone album. Tomorrow night sees the end of his three-date tour with a show at London's Forum.

Arts Centre, Warwick (01203 524524) 8pm