Reviews: THE FIVE BEST MUSIC

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THE LINDSAYS

(The Sage, Gateshead)

The legendary ensemble begin their complete Beethoven string quartet cycle with the Op 18 No 1 and the Op 59 No 1. (0870 703 4555) Sun 3pm

JAMES YORKSTON

(The Faversham, Leeds)

The folky Scottish acoustic musician plays some quiet tunes from his album Just Beyond the River. King Creosote supports. (0113-243 1481) Sat

NME AWARDS TOUR

(The Guildhall, Southampton)

The Killers, Futureheads, Bloc Party and Kaiser Chiefs rock on this Best of 2004 tour. (023-8063 2601) Sat; Cardiff University (029-2038 7421) Sun

ZAFRICA JAZZ ALLSTARS (QEH, London)

The 10 soloists of Africa's greatest jazz orchestra mix township rhythms, afrobeat, soukous, mbalax and hi-life. (0870 380 0400) tonight

SIX BY SEVEN

(Highbury Garage, London)

The slimmed-down trio have added moody sound-bites to their traditional spiky guitars and sharp tangents. (020-7607 1818) Sat

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