The Sunday Preview: Rock

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Sheffield Sound City (Sheffield Leadmill and Hallam University Students Union, info on 0891-333464, tomorrow to Sat). A week-long music industry beanfeast of seminars, workshops, discussion groups and films. Bands playing in the evenings include Ned's Atomic Dustbin, Stereo MC's, Jamiroquai, Living Colour and The Wedding Present.

Lemonheads (Kilburn National, 071- 328 3141, tomorrow to Tues; Manchester Academy, 061-271 4815, Wed; Sheffield Leadmill, 0742-754500, Thurs; Glasgow Barrowlands, 041-226 4679, Sat). Country rock goes supernova courtesy of the shameless Evan Dando.

Tiger (Bradford Maestro, Wed; Birmingham Hummingbird, Thurs; Bristol Malcolm X Centre, Fri; Nottingham Marcus Garvey Centre, Sun; Hammersmith Le Palais, Mon; info on all dates 0836-648669). After Shaggy, the deluge. The less than unassuming Tiger will be joined by fellow ragga luminaries Terror Fabulous, Sanchez and Daddy Screw. Expect more grit than Snow.

FURTHER AHEAD

Having brought the curtain down with some style on the old Town & Country Club, Van Morrison will open up its successor The Forum on 4 May; credit card bookings, 081-963 0940. Even more outrageously, the reclusive but still sprightly Leonard Cohen is threatening to emerge blinking into the spotlight. The date is 10 May. The place is the Royal Albert Hall, 071-589 8212. Party hats are optional. Somewhat less surprisingly, Prince has announced two outdoor dates in the summer. The dainty wizard plays Edinburgh Meadowbank Stadium, 031-557 6969, on 29 July, and Wembley Stadium, 081- 900 1234, on 31 July.

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