The best gigs
Friday 05 May 2000
Flaming Lips | 12 May 2000
A special event to celebrate 10 years of the City Slang label, with the Oklahoma weird boys supported by Built to Spill and the up-and-coming Wheat. Royal Festival Hall, London SE1 (020-7960 4242)
Bottle Rockets | 9 May 2000
Hailing from Festus, Missouri, the Bottle Rockets 'party like itÃ¿s 1972' with their down-home, loud and humorous take on good-time rock. Borderline, London W1 (020-7734 2095)
Common | 10 - 11 May 2000
One of hip-hopÃ¿s most profound lyricists brings his brand of consciousness to the UK for two nights only, to promote his acclaimed Like Water for Chocolate album. Jazz Caf?, London NW1 (020-7344 0044)
The Clint Boon Experience! | 12 May 2000
The great Northern showman is back with his space opera pop that somehow never fails to land huge grins on the faces of all in attendance. LA2, London W1 (020-7434 0403)
Ricky Martin | 12 May 2000
The first of two nights for the bilingual superstar, keen to up his profile after the initial burst of glory following the success of 'Livin La Vida Loca'. Earls Court, London SW5 (020-7373 8141)
Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
New era of cheap oil 'will destroy green revolution'
Ukip founder Alan Sked and Nigel Farage 'begged Enoch Powell to stand as a candidate'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more