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THEY MIGHT not be selling as many records as in the days of Different Class, but the live reputation of Pulp (right) remains intact. In Jarvis Cocker they have the most charismatic figure of Britrock and their set is peppered with singalong anthems, none more so than "Common People". Accompanying them on this tour around the nation's arenas are maverick Californian doomsters Eels, and Island Records' quirky punkers, Tiger.

Doncaster Dome (01302 370999) 7.30pm

Texan roots singer Nanci Griffith has built up a loyal UK following since she first toured here in the mid-1980s. In that time, she's shifted from country-rock numbers like "Ford Econoline" to a more folky sound which embraces the traditions not only of her own country but also has strong Celtic influences. Her recent album Other Voices Too (A Trip to the Bountiful) may not be her strongest, but, accompanied by the Blue Moon Orchestra, the delicate vocal displays of this songstress never fail to invoke a warm, feel-good factor.

Armadillo, Glasgow (0141-287 7777) tonight and tomorrow, 7.30pm