Sacred steel slinger Robert Randolph hasn't been the same since he heard Stevie Ray Vaughan. Bring some earplugs - Randolph likes it loud.
Enjoy the sweet sounds of South African choral music as Ladysmith Black Mambazo return for another spirit-raising vocal exhibition.
Poor Jason Stollsteimer has recovered from the Jack White pummelling only to face a musical drubbing from the Deadly Snakes, who share a riotous bill with the Von Bondies. See feature, page 45.
Gang Starr fans are in for a night of bangin' hiphop and soulful R&B classics when DJ Premier rocks the Klinik. See feature, page 55.
Find out why this quirky-jerky Glasgow dance-rock quartet is currently the hottest new band in the UK. It could be your only chance to catch them in a club. See feature, page 46.
You'll need to get tickets on the double if you want to catch Beth Ditto and the Gossip get loose at Lee's. Their rip-snortin' shows are certain sell outs.
If she thinks her milkshakes are better than yours, we're not going to argue with Kelis.
Having spent the last few years in France, Lhasa De Sala returns to present the transfixing songs from her fab new disc, The Living Road, over three nights. See feature, page 42.