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Flaming Lips | Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 NovemberDirect from Oklahoma City, the Lips, with Wayne Coyne as a most intriguing frontman, are unrivalled for off-kilter, chemically tinged guitar songs. University, Manchester (0161-832 1111) Mon; Pyramids, Portsmouth (01705 358608) Tues

Flaming Lips | Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 NovemberDirect from Oklahoma City, the Lips, with Wayne Coyne as a most intriguing frontman, are unrivalled for off-kilter, chemically tinged guitar songs. University, Manchester (0161-832 1111) Mon; Pyramids, Portsmouth (01705 358608) Tues

Basement Jaxx | Monday 15 NovemberThe Brixton duo bring their happy, jubilant dance sounds to the gig circuit with a smattering of guest DJs including Soul II Soul's Jazzie B. Event, Brighton (01273 704704)

Royal Trux | Monday 15, Tuesday 16, Thursday 18 and Friday 19 NovemberWarped and twisted indie rock, fronted superbly by Jennifer Herrera. Fleece & Firkin, Bristol (0117-929 9008) Mon; Hungry Years, Brighton (01273 604409) Tue; Flapper & Firkin, Birmingham (0121-212 1421) Thur; Point, Oxford (01865 798794) Fri

Sugarhill Gang featuring Grandmaster Melle Mel | Monday 15 NovemberNostalgia from the Gang, celebrating the 20th anniversary of "Rapper's Delight", and sheer genius from Melle Mel. Sugarmill, Stoke (01782 207777)

Pavement | Thursday 18 and Friday 19 NovemberRenowned for sets that embrace both uninspired and truly inspirational moments, Pavement's quirky sound rarely lets down their devotees. Barrowlands, Glasgow (0141-339 8383) Thur; Academy, Manchester (0161-832 1111) Fri

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