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THE FLUX FESTIVAL continues with Je T'aime Gainsbourg, a potentially very interesting night which offers a Scottish indie interpretation of songs by legendary French schmoozer Serge Gainsbourg. Starting with a short film, the night will include songs both well-known and obscure. Among the musicians involved are Norman Blake of Teenage Fanclub and members of Belle & Sebastian, BMX Bandits, Eugenius, the Pearlfishers, the Bathers and Octet.

Jaffa Cake, Edinburgh (0131-226 5138) 8pm

The next 10 days will see many bands fine-tuning their sets for the Reading '98 festival and one of the first off the blocks are Bis (above). Four years ago, these Scottish disco-punksters were propelled into the limelight long before they were ready to deliver the goods. Now that they have had time to regroup, they promise a more polished but still catchy set of numbers including new material.

The Falcon, London NW1 (0171-482 4884) 8pm