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Neat and tie-dye

The Nineties nostalgia trip takes inspiration from rave culture with a return to acid wash denim. Glow sticks optional, says Naomi Attwood

Album review: Dawn McCarthy & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, What the Brothers

On their tribute to The Everly Brothers, Bonnie “Prince” Billy and Faun Fables' Dawn McCarthy avoid the obvious hits in favour of more unfamiliar items from the brothers' repertoire – most strikingly, a chugging rockabilly version of the Spencer Davis Group's hit “Somebody Help Me”, which Billy sings with a fervour unmatched anywhere in his vast catalogue.

Gary Barlow, Royal Albert Hall, London

"A sax has arrived on the stage, it can only mean one song... yes, 'Careless Whisper'," quips the sprightly, diminutive singer before "A Million Love Songs", from 1992's Take That and Party.

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Sadie And The Hotheads, Troubadour, London

Her chosen entrance is presumably rare at a basement dive whose claim to fame is Bob Dylan once played here. Once a mainstay of the sixties folk boom, The Troubadour is nowadays off the beaten track, but as the Hotheads ease into their opening number, their singer Elizabeth McGovern sashays on stage, all guillotine cheekbones and starry glow.

The Voice suffers ratings blow

Kylie Minogue's guest appearance failed to be so lucky for BBC1's The Voice as the programme had its worst results show audience so far.