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CROWDED HOUSE

Highly recommended. Ever-expanding (in popularity) Kiwi melodic rockers.

Tonight Dublin Point; Fri Glasgow SECC; Sat Whitley Bay Ice Rink; Mon Birmingham NEC; Tue, Wed London Wembley Arena

THE AUTEURS

See review above

Fri Glasgow Garage; Sat Newcastle Uni; Mon Leeds Metropolitan Uni; Tue Manchester Uni

COCTEAU TWINS

Four Calendar Cafe (Phonogram) is the CD.

Tonight Edinburgh Usher Hall; Fri Bristol Victoria Rooms; Sat Warrington Parr Hall; Sun London Royal Festival Hall

ERIC GABLE

Hot glossy soul singer from New Orleans. Plus lashings of extra urban contemporary from Black Girl, Harris Brown and Terri & Monica. Big night out.

Sat Manchester Free Trade Hall; Sun Wolverhampton Civic Hall; Mon London Astoria;

BLUR

Catchy if sloppy pop rock. Great fun live. Plus the wonderful Sleeper.

Tonight, Fri Shepherd's Bush Empire; Sat Southampton Guildhall; Sun Norwich UEA; Tue Leeds T&C; Wed Aylebury Civic Centre

DMI GOSPEL AWARDS

Organised by Deliverance Ministries International, this is London's proper gospel night, a sit-down do where all are welcome. Performing will be Nu Colours, hot soul duo Dawkins & Dawkins, Soul Freedom, Georgian Banov a refugee from Bulgaria, N-Daze UK rappers, David Grant ex-chart soul singer and several others. A nice cross between street wisdom and the good book.

(Info 081-558 5000 daytime; cc 0374 220269)

Fri London Regent St Cafe Royal pounds 38.50 for dinner, or pounds 16.50 for cocktails and show

CARNIVAL AGAINST THE NAZIS

The Levellers, Manic Street Preachers, Credit to the Nation, Incognito, Urban Species, African Head Charge and Achanak.

Sat Brockwell Park, London SE24 1.00- 8.30pm. Free. Transport info: 071-924 0333

INDIGO GIRLS

Folk grrrls, now with the bassist from the B52s. Check out the 'massive gay following'. Tue Newcastle Riverside; Wed Glasgow Pavilion

GLENN TILBROOK

The Squeeze geezer, as he's affectionately known. Unplugged pub rock.

Sat Brixton George Canning (071-738 4959)

COUNTRY, FOLK, JAZZ & WORLD

BAHIA FESTIVAL

Very probably four of Brazil's best musicians of the last 30 years. Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Gal Costa, and Maria Bethania. Superb value, if you can still get a ticket.

Wed London RAH

BUSI MHLONGO

South African soul songstress: she can do Zulu click song or a Billie Holiday cover. What can you do? Check her out for starters.

Tonight Shrewsbury Buttermarket; Sat Somerset Chard Guildhall (0460 62425); Sun London Ronnie Scott's; Mon Canterbury Northgate Penny Theatre (0227 455137)

EMMYLOU HARRIS

Great country music.

Sun Hammersmith Apollo

BATH INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

Sat Guildhall Improv and free jazz from Marilyn Crispell, Eddie Provost (percussion) and Evan Parker (tenor and soprano sax); Sun Pavilion Dirty Dozen Brass Band from the Big Easy; Mon Pavilion Celtic and Northumbrian fiddle music by the Boys of the Lough, and Hungarian Zengo. Wed Guildhall Louis Sclavis Acoustic Quartet: very Mediterranean French jazz. Festival continues until 12 June

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