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NEW ZEALAND songwriter Neil Finn (right), the force behind Crowded House, goes out on the road under his own name for the first time in what is one of the most anticipated tours of the autumn. Always good value live, he'll be playing songs from throughout his career as well as the great poppy rockers that appear on his current album, Try Whistling This. Be sure to get there early to catch Arnold, the perfect complementary support act.

Apollo, Oxford (01865 244544) 7.30pm

Flushed with the success of "Morning Afterglow", which has spent a few weeks in the singles chart, West Country quintet Electrasy are approaching the midway point of their extensive British tour. Playing songs from their very worthy Beautiful Insane album, they're more exciting, varied and charismatic than the other, more-hyped Britrock bands.

University, Bradford (01274 233266) 8pm

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