POP: GIG HIGHLIGHTS

ROOTS ALL-DAYER @ brixton academy

Lee Scratch Perry, the Mad Professor and Asian Dub Foundation are just some of the bass abusers at this reggae/global techno megabash.

Stockwell Road, SW9 (0171-924 9999) 25 May

JAMES TAYLOR QUARTET @ the

The Zeppelin-loving, Hammond organ-mangling James Taylor steps out to show off material covering many years from the new live album, Whole Lotta Live. Highgate Road, NW5 (0171-344 0044) 24 May

GORKY'S ZYGOTIC MYNCI @ dingwall's

Welsh surrealists with a pop touch continue to charm with their new single "Sweet Johnny", and will tantalise with new songs from their forthcoming album.

Camden Lock, NW1 (0171-267 1577) 28 May

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