The best gigs

Asian Dub Foundation | 27-29 March 2000

The best live act in the country start a short tour to promote their excellent new album Community Sounds. Concorde 2 Brighton (01273 730499) Mon; Waterfront, Norwich (01603 764764) Tue; Colosseum, Coventry (01203 226176) Wed

Rollins Band | 25 March 2000

Henry and folk are back in town and the guitars are heavier than ever. Expect inter-song banter of the highest quality. Forum, London NW5 (0171-344 0044) today

Elliott Smith | 30 March

In the run-up to the release of his new Figure 8 album, the critic's favourite singer-songwriter plays a one-off acoustic performance. ULU, London, WC1 (0171-664 2030) Thur

Sting | 27-29 March 2000

Even back in the Police days he liked to ad-lib and drag things out on stage, but the fans still keep coming. The superb Nitin Sawhney supports. NEC, Birmingham (0121-780 4133) today; Royal Albert Hall, London SW7 (0171-589 8212) Mon, Tue, Wed & Fri