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Percy Sledge

The voice has diminished hardly at all, and last year's "Blue Night" was a soul purler. Catch him while the honey drips. From Mon, London Jazz Cafe (0171-344 044)


Outrageously ambitious pop kids whose eight-minute single "This Month's Epic" sets its sights on the stars and beyond.

Tues 9pm, London Camden Palace (0171-387 0428)


Tindersticks/ Baby Bird

From Tindersticks: sumptuous torch songs that hang in the air like ghosts. From Baby Bird: wayward lo-fi pop that hangs around your stereo like a dribbling lunatic. Both make the mind boggle, in different ways. Fri 19 Jan, London Astoria (0171-434 0403)