0FARMERS ARMS, Chorley Street, Bolton. Non Jovi. A tribute to Bon Jovi. Saturday April 28. Starts 9pm.

LIFE CAFE, Peter Street, Manchester. Charity Rock and Pop Gig featuring Ben Richards performing tock and pop. Tickets £10 in aid of Crusaid. Sunday April 29. Starts 8pm. Ring 0161 832 1111.

PIGEON CLUB, Bridgeman Street, off Manchester Road, Bolton. Starts 8pm. Tickets £4. Ring 528323.

THE LOWRY, Salford. Quays. Ring 0161 876 2000.

CITY HOTEL, Eskrick Street, Halliwell. Live entertainment. Every Saturday. Ring 848257.

GREENFIELDS PRIVATE MEMBERS CLUB, Wigan Road, Westhoughton. Peek-A-Boo, boy girl duo. Saturday April 28. Also, Samantha Allen, female vocalist. Sunday April 29. New members and guests welcome. Ring 01942 811380.

HALLIWELL CENTRAL REFORM CLUB, Halliwell. R W Henderson, vocalist, and Liberty Belles. Saturday April 28. Also, Tom Scott, vocalist. Sunday April 29.

MOSES GATE, Bolton Road, Farnworth. Deaf Lepard. Tonight. Also, Dark Horse. Saturday April 28. Ring 576278.

PRESTON GUILD HALL, Lancaster Road, Preston. Ring 01772 258858.

GREEN ROOM, 54-56 Whitworth Street West, Manchester. Ring 0161 950 5777.

THE MET, Market Street, Bury. Goldblade with KOHK, Coaster and The Libertines performing rock and pop. Tonight. Starts 8pm. Tickets £4. Ring 0161 761 2216.

BURNLEY MECHANICS, Manchester Road, Burnley. Ring 01282 664400.

BEEHIVE, Horwich. Live music. Every Friday. Starts 9pm. Ring 692104.

BRIDGEWATER HALL, Manchester. An Evening With Charlie Landsborough. Monday April 30. Ring 0161 907 9000.

HILLTOPS SPORTS AND SOCIAL CLUB, Hill Lane, Blackrod. Budding musicians come and play your own arrangements and compositions, Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm. Also, Free and Easy with organist and drummer fronted by Norman, ex-Wigan Railway Club. Every Saturday night. Starts 8pm. For more details ring Bolton 692702.

CLUB MISTRY, Derby Street, Bolton. Country Music featuring Deany and the DA. Every Sunday. Starts 7pm to 11pm. Admission £2 including free raffle. Also, curry and rice special at £3 per plate. Ring 524695.

THE WATERMILLOCK, Crompton Way, Bolton. Live music every Saturday from 7.30pm. Ring Bolton 591798.

BAROC CAFE BAR, Halliwell Road, Bolton. Ring Bolton 847300.

HORWICH RMI CLUB, Chorley New Road, Horwich. Ring Bolton 468085 (9am to 5pm).

GYPSY'S TENT, Deansgate, Bolton.

BULLS HEAD, Bury Rd, Breightmet.

SHARMAN ARMS, Halliwell Rd, Bolton, Saturdays, live artist.

ROSE AND CROWN, Bury Rd, Edgworth, Bolton, Saturdays, live entertainment.

THE LAMB, Blackburn Rd, Bolton, Saturdays, live entertainment.

ST GREGORY'S SOCIAL CLUB, Church St, Farnworth, live cabaret, open the box and bingo on Sundays.

THE BROOKLYN, Green Ln, Bolton, Sundays, live entertainment.

BOLTON CRICKET CLUB, Green Lane, Bolton. Jazz Club, Thursdays.

MANCHESTER ACADEMY, Oxford Rd, Manchester. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds and Dave Graney. Wednesday May 2. Tickets £17.50 in advance. Ring 0161 275 2930.

NIGHT AND DAY, Oldham Street, Manchester. Ring 0161 236 1822/4597.

THE ROADHOUSE, Newton St, Manchester. Ring 0161 237 9789.

HAWTHORNS, Spa Road, Bolton. Ring Bolton 388322.

BLUE CAT CAFE, Shaw Road, Stockport.

BAND ON THE WALL, Swan St, Manchester. Headspin. Tonight. Starts 9pm. Tickets £6. Also, Nearly Dan. Saturday April 28. Starts 9pm. Tickets £8. Also, Jose Netto. Monday April 30. Starts 8pm. Tickets £8. Ring 0161 833 0682, or 0161 832 6625.

MANCHESTER CRAFT AND DESIGN CENTRE, Oak St, Northern Quarter, Manchester. Ring 0161 832 4274.

JOSHUA BROOKS, 106 Princess St, Manchester. Ring 0161 273 7543. Mondays, Indie Night, 8.30pm. Tuesdays, House Music with Dave McCormack, 8pm. Weds, House music with Matt Hadlow, Lee Fletcher, Francis Wooff and Stephen Reilly. Starts 6pm. Fridays, Funk & soul music with Dave Glynn. Starts 9pm.

JABEZ CLEGG, 2 Portsmouth St, Manchester. Ring 0161 272 8612. Mondays, The Freestyle Factory. Starts 7pm. Tuesdays, The Big Quiz and Resident DJs. Wednesdays, funk and acid jazz. Thursdays, Super disco brakes - a night of funk and disco. Fridays and Saturdays, The Bop, a mixture of dance and pop, 9.30pm.

THE MOON & SIXPENCE, 1 Bernard Street, Glossop. Ring 01457 865203.

THE GUZZLING GOOSE, Bentinck Street, Ashton-under-Lyne. Ring 0802 581308.

IRISH WORLD HERITAGE CENTRE, 10 Queens Road, Cheetham Hill, Manchester. Ring 0161 973 5780.

BREWERY ARTS CENTRE, Highgate, Kendal.

MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY STUDENTS UNION, Manchester. Ian McNabb with Full Band. Saturday April 28. Tickets £12. Also, Kristin Hersh. Monday April 30. Tickets £10. Also, Spooks. Thursday May 3. Tickets £8. Ring 0161 275 2930.

BREWERY ARTS CENTRE, Highgate, Kendal. Ring 01539 725133.


LYRIC THEATRE, The Lowry, Salford. Ring 0161 876 2000.

WITCHWOOD, 152 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne. Whole Lotta LED, a tribute to Led Zeppelin. Saturday April 28. Starts 9pm. Tickets £5. Also, Solenoid and The Friday Jukebox. Tonight. Starts 9pm. Tickets £1 and £2. Also, Dustfly, OOM and Addiction Ln. Tuesday May 1. Starts 8pm. Tickets £3. Also, Weld, State, Doc. Wednesday May 2. Starts 8pm. Tickets £3. Also, Dupys Rusty Nuts. Thursday May 3. Starts 8pm. Tickets £5 and £6. Ring 0161 344 0321.

HOWCROFT INN, Pool Street, Bolton. Acoustic Nights 2nd and 4th Tuesday every month. Ring 526814.

MANCHESTER APOLLO. Ring 0161 832 1111.

STAR & GARTER, 18 Fairfield Street, Manchester. Ring 0161 273 6726.


BREWERY ARTS CENTRE, Highgate, Kendal. Ring 01539 725133.

ROCHDALE RUGBY CLUB, Moorgate Avenue, Rochdale. Graf Zeppelin. Admission £5. Ring 01706 646863.

ROCHDALE TRANSPORT CLUB, Baron Street, Rochdale. Ring 01706 646070.

PALACE NIGHTCLUB, Farmside Place, Levershulme, Manchester. Ring 0161 257 2484.

TRIBECA, Sackville Street, Manchester. Ring 0161 236 8300.

QUAYS THEATRE, The Lowry, Salford Quays. Ring 0161 876 2000.

CLUB MISTRY, Derby Street, Bolton. Ring 524695.

EMPRESS BALLROOM, Town Hall Street, Blackburn. Ring 07720 194 135.

CELLAR BAR, Blackburn. Dubterranea featuring Operation Sound System, Dubite, Spider and guests. First Friday every month. Starts 9pm.