It's all go again this week, with so many acts vying for attention, but we'll give pride of place to the two faces peering at these words. Elvis Costello & The Attractions open another tour in Newcastle on Wednesday, and continue doing the rounds for three weeks ... and Siouxsie & The Banshees are making a couple of rare London appearances, their first this year, in the hallowed precincts
of the Royal Albert Hall on Friday and Saturday.
The second Respond package tour is on the move, again topped by The Questions and Tracie — aided and abetted by A Craze, The Main T Possee, Vaughn Toulouse and, on some dates, Big Sound Authority. Initial gigs are at Leeds (Thursday), Southampton (Friday), Kingston (Saturday), Brighton (Sunday), Birmingham (Tuesday) and Liverpool (Wednesday).