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Album: Miike Snow, Miike Snow, (Columbia)

Miike Snow is not a man. Miike Snow is, in fact, two men: the band alias of Swedish duo Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg, whose CD sleeves are annoyingly damage-prone cut-outs of the mythical jackalope.

Green Day, SECC, Glasgow

Punk rockers have a grey day

Pixies, Brixton Academy, London

Living legends still in heaven

The Pixies, Brixton Academy, London

Wave of inspiration

My Fantasy Band: Brody Dalle, Spinnerette

Vocals - Kathleen Hanna
My teenage years were filled with the sound of Bikini Kill. I love Kathleen's voice. I would want her shouty shrieks and screams all over this band. Her politico-sexual female empowerment is just what this band needs.

The Shawl, Arcola, London<br/>Punk Rock, Lyric Hammersmith, London<br/>Katrina, Bargehouse, London

No psychic powers are needed to see that Amelia Nicholson's engrossing production deserves a West End transfer

My Fantasy Band: Brace Paine, Gossip

Vocals - Ari Up
She was the lead vocalist of The Slits and she has such an incredible, weird voice. She's amazing and always does a good job.

Gang of Four, Macbeth, London

Perfect time to gang up again

DVD: Beautiful Losers (15)

In the 1990s a gallery in New York, Alleged, became the centre for a new collective of American artists.

Observations: Bronx are a hot band with the Mex factor

Raise your tequila glasses to the Bronx, a Los Angeles punk outfit that have found a novel way to make acoustic sets interesting – with the help of some jalapeño heat. For rather than lamely play a quieter set, they have discovered some unheralded Mexicano roots with their uniformed alter ego – Mariachi el Bronx.

Album: The Cave Singers, Welcome Joy (Matador)

Formed from the debris of three Seattle post-punk bands too obscure to mention by name, the Cave Singers are another trio working in the nu-folk wake of Bon Iver and Fleet Foxes, with all the accompanying growth of facial hair that entails.

Album: Jay Reatard, Watch Me Fall, (Matador)

Jay Reatard is the insanely prolific gonzo-garage rocker who knocks out EP after EP of optimistic, up-and-at-'em punk rock tunes (14 in three years). Watch Me Fall, his second solo album, is no departure. Reatard, real identity Jay Lindsey of Memphis, typically makes a Buzzcockian power-pop racket with fuzzy synth chords behind his blur-wristed guitar thrashing, and there's a case to be made that when you've heard one you've heard 'em all. In practice it's like opening a packet of Haribo - before you know it you're a dozen down

Album: Acoustic Ladyland, Living with a Tiger (Strong and Wrong)

Since 2006's 'Skinny Grin', nu-jazz combo Acoustic Ladyland have lost a couple of members, the remaining duo of saxist Peter Wareham and drummer Seb Rochford being joined by new bassist Ruth Goller and guitarist Chris Sharkey.

Album: The Lemonheads, Varshons, (Cooking Vinyl)

Some 99 per cent of the justification for The Lemonheads' existence is predicated on the idea that their lead singer is inherently charming.

The Rapture, By Liz Jensen

Apocalyptic environmental disaster is hard to convey convincingly in fiction. The printed page can seem at odds with the sort of titanic chaos and destruction which involves submerged continents, seas on fire and mankind wiped out. But Liz Jensen's compelling eco-thriller The Rapture makes a good fist of conjuring that doomsday scenario.

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