ROCK / Gig Guide

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GENESIS

Pomp rock to soft pop, in a non-stadium atmosphere.

Tonight Edinburgh Playhouse; Fri Manchester Apollo

METALLICA

Still the mainstream metal gig of the year.

Fri Dublin Point; Sun Sheffield Arena; Tue Manchester G-Mex; Wed, Thur 5 Nov Birmingham NEC

JULIAN COPE

One of pop's real characters: Pagan man with a concience about fur, a library full of arcana and a head full of pharmaceutical memories.

Tonight Manchester Academy; Sat Bristol Uni; Sun Cambridge Corn Exchange; Tue Birmingham Institute; Wed London T&C

SMOKEY ROBINSON

First UK tour in over a decade. If you can't make it, check the new Greatest Hits: 'Tears of a Clown', 'Tracks of My Tears', 'I Second That Emotion'.

Tonight Bradford St George's Hall; Sat London Hammersmith Odeon; Sun Brentwood Centre; Mon Southampton Mayflower; Wed Croydon Fairfield Halls

STEREO MC'S

White hip-hop's equivalent of the Shamen. Fat beats, crazy doggerel, party atmosphere. Must see.

Fri London Marquee

TASMIN ARCHER

'Sleeping Satellite' and others. Support from Sam Brown and Voice of the Beehive.

Sun London Borderline

GIL SCOTT-HERON

Still tells how it is like no other.

Tonight, Fri London Camden Centre (info 071- 388 1394)

MY DYING BRIDE

Out of death metal comes stenchcore, an obsession with decay. A bit like Autopsy.

Sat Dewsbury Black Tulip (0924-461930)

EARWIG

Sweet female vocals, bitter themes, sequencers, drum machines and guitars all adding up to 'avant-pop'.

Fri London Powerhaus; Tue London Borderline

GREEN ON RED

Fun country-pop from a terminally unhip band. New CD Too Much Fun (China) is amusing and catchy.

Tonight Windsor Old Trout; Fri Manchester Uni; Sat Sheffield Leadmill; Sun Glasgow King Tut's; Mon Birmingham Breedon Bar; Tue London Mean Fiddler; Wed London Clapham Grand

CLIFF RICHARD

Tonight, Fri, Sat Glasgow SECC; Mon, Tue, Wed London Wembley Arena

FOLK, JAZZ & WORLD MUSIC

SHAB-E-MAUSEEQI

Which means a 'night of music', to celebrate the festival of light, diwali, with UK singers Mohan Jutley, Rati Rattan and Sahid Sunny. Followed at 10.30pm by bhangra artist Sangeeta.

DOCKLANDS JAZZ FESTIVAL

Tonight Courtney Pine and Django Bates.

Tonight-Sun London E14 Cabot Hall (071-418 2418)

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