THE FIVE BEST MUSIC

THE BRAVERY

(Zodiac, Oxford)

A 1980s rehash job or the new Cure? These New Yorkers, probably the biggest-hyped band of 2005 so far, have a lot to live up to. (01865 420042) Sat

CANDIDE

(Royal Festival Hall, London)

The American tenor sensation Michael Slattery makes his UK debut in Leonard Bernstein's philosophical romp. (0870 380 0400) tonight & Sat

CHELTENHAM FOLK FESTIVAL (Town Hall, Cheltenham)

Taffy Thomas, Crucible, Harriet Barlett, Sharon Shannon and the Fraser Sisters are on the bill. (01242 227979) to Sun

ZJAZZ BRITANNIA (Barbican, London)

Gilles Peterson appears tomorrow as part of this two-night celebration of British jazz. Courtney Pine headlines on Sunday. (0845 120 7550) Sat & Sun

THE MAGIC NUMBERS

(Cockpit, Leeds)

This hirsute boy-girl quartet ply dreamy tunes that meld country rock and folk with a smidgeon of jazzy vibes. (0113-244 1573) Sat

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