JUST THREE years ago, the youthful quintet BR5-49 (right) were still playing continuous four-hour sets - without toilet breaks - in Nashville bars. By reviving the good-time honky-tonk sound and infusing it with 1990s attitude, BR5-49 are on the other side of the country coin from the nose-jobs and wigs on display at the recent CMA Awards. This short visit to the UK (with a London gig tomorrow night at the Shepherd's Bush Empire) plugs their latest album, Big Backyard Beat Show.
Corn Exchange, Cambridge (01223 357851) 7.30pm
Unlike most dance outfits, Red Snapper believe in playing totally live without the aid of computers, samplers or other such gadgetry. Acclaimed many times over as one of the country's most exciting live acts, they are on the road to promote their excellent and eclectic new album, Making Bones.
Leadmill, Sheffield (0114-275 4500) 8pm