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The Lawrence brothers duo Disclosure has been touted as the saviour of UK dance music, which makes one wonder at just how bad a state UK dance music must be in. Featuring track after track of drab, methodical beats plodding along laboriously behind finicky little hihat moves and quacking synth lines, it's the kind of dance music that makes dancing a dreary duty.

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The Lionheart Brothers, The Social, London

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It is 30 years ago next month that the Buzzcocks made their debut, supporting the Sex Pistols at a gig in Manchester, and last night they were honoured at the Mojo awards for surviving, thriving, and influencing acts from Nirvana to Green Day and Ash.

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Rock & Pop: America saves the day

IF THE annual doom-mongers are to be believed, music is at an all time low. Certainly, British music has seen better days. In January 1999, Gay Dad were declared by the music press as the future of rock'n'roll, though they proved little more than a pale imitation of their forebears. We also failed to put an end to revivals: Blondie have flourished and, despite having floundered badly during their London show, the Happy Mondays were victorious in their native Manchester.

Arts: America saves the day

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ROCK: Give me more block rockin' beats

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Preview: pop: the chemical brothers

Live, the Chemical Brothers' duo can win over any crowd they come up against. While recent singles have seen vocals provided by big names in the indie rock world, the Brothers' stage show template never veers much from the pair standing behind a bank of keyboards, samplers and other boxes of tricks. Add superb visuals, a stunning light show and a massive PA rig, and all is set for a party, with an inventive range of beats to pound your ears and move your feet. The pair have also confirmed a third show at Brixton Academy on 4 December, an all-nighter featuring a list of guest DJs - at the top of which is Richie Hawtin. Aston Villa LC, Birmingham (0121-328 5377) Tue; Brixton Academy, London SW9 (0171-771 2000) Thur and Fri

My night at a home for social climbers

IT IS the night we've all been waiting for, or so we're told: The opening night of "home", the UK's largest club, set to take London's clubland by storm. Big enough to hold 2,000 sweaty people and so hip it doesn't need to assert itself with a capital letter.

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