332 5736. Alternate weeks. Lunchtime. Cool sax music.
0 Iain McHailie Trio Kelvin Park Lorne Hotel. Sauchiehall Street. 334 4891. Evening. Guitarist. Clydeside‘s Barney Kessell.
0 Bobby Wishart Group Halt Bar, Woodlands Road. Evening. Top ﬂight playing on sax and ﬂute, with electric band.
0 Sandy Taylor/Alex Moore Duo Plus Friends Glasgow Society of Musicians, Berkeley Street, 221 6112. 8.30pm.
0 Bootsy Tootsy Blues Band Halt Bar, Woodlands Road. Evening. R&B a la Bluesbreakers.
0 The Bad Hats Hoochie Coochie Club, West Tollcross. 10.30pm. Demented rock with its R&B roots showing. Vocalist is Mark Flanagan, organiser of the El Cambalache Club. Positively their farewell appearance, so get it while it’s hot. 0 Rough Charm Jailhouse, Calton Road. 10.30pm. Free.
0 Lisa Scott and East Coast Flock Preservation Hall, Victoria Street. 9pm. Free. A decent trot through some country rock goodies,
0 Gypsy's KISS Shadows, Bath Street. 9pm. Free. Heavy Metal Amateur Dramatics.
0 Deal Heights Cajun Aces Warehouse, Kirkgate. They do for Cajun music what The Pogues do for Irish folk, so be prepared for a lot of drink and dancing. Good night out.
0 Makossa Jailhouse, Calton Road. 10.30pm. Free. Popular, nay enjoyable reggae band.
0 Leaps and Bounds Preservation Hall. 9pm. Free. Enjoyable, possibly even popular reggae. A lot of it about.
0 Bald Cormorant Lord Darnley, West Port. 3pm. Free. Used to be
the AM Band, but still playing R&B,
605’ rock. 0 Back Beat Clowns, High Street. 9pm. Free. Covers from yesteryear.
0 Watch With Mother Warehouse. Kirkgate.
0 Leaps and Bounds Jailhouse. 9pm. Free.
0 Mr Rhythm Lord Darnley. West Port. 9pm. Free.
0 Hightwaves Rock Garden. Queen Street. 9.30pm. Free. Bands that play the Rock Garden on a Sunday night all have two things in common — no one‘s every heard of them. and their parents usually turn up to see them. Phew, Rock ’n‘ Roll!
0 Scheme Rooftops. Sauchiehall Street. 10pm. £2. Due to a hectic series ofcommitments, television stars Scheme have had to cut their Rooftops residency to one night. A city suffers in silence.
O The Shrubs 46 West George Street. 10.30pm. £2 in advance, £2.50 at door. Manic pop for frantic people. Stirling
0 Pop Wallpaper, Ege Barn Yasl, The Crows, Skanga Albert Hall. 7.30pm. Rock ‘n‘ roll hits the Stirling Festival, and pretty appetising stuff it is too. Pop Wallpaper are commercial dance music with a Voice in the semi-operatic tones of Audrey Redpath; Ege Bam Yasi sport the latest in suffocation chic (James is modelling a jaunty little number in black plastic worn over the head), and play orgasmic synth funk with whipping on top; The Crows dress in black. but don‘t hold it against them, especially ifyour thing is Iggy-inﬂuenced hard rock; Skanga are bouncy reggae. POpular and enjoyable, but then you knew that already.
Atthis point in time there is no one quite like James. The Mancunian tour-piece exude a slightly monkish, slightly eccentric sense of diilerentness, one part alootness to two parts vulnerability, which marks them apart. Formed iour year's ago they have spent their time iinely tuning and developing the James-eye view at the world, now displayed in all its wayward glory on their excellent new album ‘Stutter’. James sing of disease oi cruelty, oi paranoia. The LP’s closing track ‘Black Hole’, an absolute stormer live, is an anthem of despair, culminating in a horrifying vision oi a myriad oi open graves. James are sometimes irightening.
But black-clad doomsters they are not, tor James mate their bleak lyrics
with a music that attests to the transcendent power oi the guitar and the drum. James are the spikiest janeg guitars plus the wildest drumming; the
result is a cathartic energy where doom j gives way to blood-rushing excitement. e A James live performance is one oi
epic frenzy. Vocalist Tim Booth, his iolksy tones delivering an aura oi
quaint menace, all too often seems like 7 a man plugged into the National Grid. ; This hyperactive windmill oi arms and ; legs is backed by one oi the hardest-working, tightest combos around. James push so hard they threaten to tail apart. They are almost
too much. See them in Glasgow at 46 3 West George Streei14 Aug and the ' iollowing night at Edinburgh's Hoochie Coochie Club. (TrevorJohnston) 1
Street. 10.30pm. Local lads with a record collection full of60s garage
bands, and a live sound to match.
Their Kershaw session bore
0 Martin Stephenson and The Daintees ‘
Hoochie Coochie Club, West Tollcross. 9pm. £3.50. Another visit from the band whose Boat to Bolivia album has earned much critical acclaim. Lots oftwiddly guitars and some country-ster tales ofemotion and devotion in Stephenson’s often surprisingly personal lyrics. A selection of classic songs y’all should heat
0 The Pastels and Talulah Gosh The Onion Cellar at The Mission, Victoria Street. 10.30pm. IfThe
yet, you could do worse than check out some traditional Scottish jangling guitar music. The Pastels sulk inside their anoraks because they still haven‘t become as big as they've threatened to do, while
Talulah Gosh are simply young, wild
0 The Charge Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 9pm. Free.
0 Bill Huggins Lord Darnley, West Port. 9pm. Free. C&W Blues.
0 The Green Telescope The Onion Cellar at The Mission, Victoria
repeating. Strong following as they can be devastating on a good night. 0 The Hook and Pull Gang Jailhouse,
Calton Road. 10.30pm.
Thunderingly proficient rock with a gutsy female vocalist who plays
; drums at the same time. Not
something you see every day.
; 0 Bruce Donaldson Lord Darnley, ‘ West Port. 9pm. Free.
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A 0 Dancing Bears Jailhouse. Calton
I Road. 10.30pm. Free. Daintees have been allowed off stage .
0 Small Businessmen Lord Darnley.
West Port. 9pm. Free.
0 Watch With Mother Jailhouse, Calton Road. 10.30pm. Free.
0 Touch 0i FeverTop o‘ the Walk, St James Centre. 9pm. Free.
0 Billy Jones Lord Darnley, West Port. 9pm. Free. Pop/Folk.
0 Cherry Blond Clowns, High Street. 9pm. Free.
0 D. C. Desouza Shadows, Bath Street. 9pm. Free. Fortunately the television is usually quite good on
Thursdays. . .
0 James/ The Honeymooners 46 West 3 George Street. 10.30pm. £3 in : advance, £3.50 at door. See panel. i 0 Scheme Zanzibar, Sauchiehall Street. 9.30pm. £2. The legend } continues. ?
0 Red Warehouse, Kirkgate. More ‘ white reggae, but they have
supported Aswad, The Gladiators.
and Black Roots in their time.
' FRIDAY 15 Edinburgh
0 James Hoochie Coochie Club, West Tollcross. 7.30pm. £3.50. Thrilling Mancunian combo. See
; panel 0 l-D Night Hoochie Coochie Club, West Tollcross. 11.30pm. Live music from The Northern Girls, soul
. stirrers from Scarborough who cite the Temptations and George Brassai
(French lensman); a selection of garments by the never-dull Caplan;
walls by 369 Gallery; discs flipped by the legendary Vaughn Toulouse and Dave Dorrell. It could be heaven, it
~ could be hell; but you‘ll have to go along there to find out. Tickets available from Caplan. St Mary‘s Street and Herman Brown‘s, West Port. ;
0 Strange Location and The Alice 1
‘ House Jailhouse, Calton Road. I 10.30pm. Free.
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