Who needs Ozzy Osborne when you've got Cathedral supporting? Black Sab, the original heavy-metallers, are back and itching to cash in on the Teenage Fan Club / Nirvana-led revival of their stock. Godspeed open.
Mon Manchester Apollo; Tue Wolverhampton Civic Hall; Wed London Hammersmith Apollo
Tonight Belfast Limelight; Fri Dublin Tivoli
CREDIT TO THE NATION
Made-for-mainstream rap act from the West Midlands with a line in anti-fascism. Quite good. Support is rock, though - Collapsed Lung.
Wed Manchester Boardwalk
Four-hour show featuring The Four Tops 'Reach Out (I'll Be There)', Jimmy Ruffin, Junior Walker, The Temptations and Martha Reeves & The Vandellas. Plus an audio visual tribute to Marvin Gaye.
Tue Birmingham NEC; Wed Manchester G-MEX
Bring back the drum machines.
Tonight Cardiff Uni; Fri, Sat (with George Clinton), Sun Brixton Academy; Mon Brighton Event
Acoustic jazz singer from Jackson, Mississippi.
Tonight, Fri, Sat London Jazz Cafe; Sun Birmingham Ronnie Scott's
SHORTER THAN MILES
More of the old acid jazz / funk vibe musicians who've played with Jamiroquai and the BNHs.
Sun London Ronnnie Scott's
Hip hop. He of the track 'Ghetto Jam', mate of Snoop, and collaborator with one Cat. Plus the UK's soulful Darkman, and DJs Dave Morrison and Ras Kwame. Late.
Tonight London Subterania
The Gypsy Woman woman, only this time (forthcoming CD Storyteller) she's written more lyrics. Late, late PAs.
Sat (ie Sunday morning) London Heaven 1.15am; London Ministry Of Sound 3.15am
COUNTRY, FOLK, JAZZ & WORLD MUSIC
Razzamatazz C & W. Garth - a musically flabby Bush-era entertainer - just keeps on getting bigger. Two dates should be enough for his British audience - council house cowboys and a new white collar wing. Support comes from Kansas newcomer Martina McBride. See feature.
Sun Birmingham NEC; Mon Wembley ArenaReuse content