Monsters of Rock (Castle Donington, 0602 483456, Sat). Heavy metal's rite of summer, with Iron Maiden bill-topping, backed up by Skid Row, Thunder, WASP and Slayer, the godfathers of gore. 'If you want to bring liquid refreshments,' it says on the advertisement, 'use 1/2 gallon or 1 gallon square cordial-type containers.'
Teenage Fanclub (Glasgow King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, 041-229 5279, Thurs). Fresh from opening for Nirvana in Europe and recording a Radio 1 session with Alex Chilton, the flowers of Scotland warm up for the Reading Festival. All around the country in the next couple of weeks, top acts will be appearing in smallish venues, desperately polishing up their routines in order to avoid making fools of themselves at the impending Berkshire beanfeast. Keep an eye out for suspicious pseudonyms.Reuse content