A major gig to raise money for Artists Against Apartheid is taking place In Glasgow Barrowlands on Fri 5 and Sat 6 September. The benefit has been organised by Lloyd Cole and the Commotions’ manager, Kerek Mackillop, and came about as a direct result ol the Commotions having to pull out of an Artists Against Apartheid benefit in Manchester earlier this year, due to recording commitments.

The Big Dish are performing on the back oi their new single ‘Slide’ on Virgin, and are to release their debut album ‘The Swimmer' at the end of this month.

Love and Money are in the unenvlable position ol having released

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0 Misconception Preservation Hall, Victoria Street. 9pm. Free.

0 The Charge Jailhouse, Calton Road. 10.30pm. Free.

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0 Borag Thung Shadows, Bath Street.

: 9pm. Free. BoragThung are named after an ancient Celtic warrior. I understand.

0 ll Bites Mayfair. Sauchiehall Street. 10.30pm. £1.50. Doesit?

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0 Motorhead with Zodiac Mindwarp and the Love Reaction Playhouse

Theatre. Greenside Place. 7.30pm. . £6, £5.50. They‘re back! Without

question one of the loudest bands in the entire cosmos, and with a line-up

i that Lemmy thinks is their best yet,

they could actually annihilate large sections of their audience tonight. Support Zodiac have been lumbered with a ‘Next Big Thing” tag, questionably deserved. Same area as Motorhead but with more colourful attire and sexual bragging. Not as fast either.

0 Housemartlns (To be confirmed) Coasters. West Tollcross. The fourth

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is . . .’ on Memory, which hasn’t managed to dent the Top 100. They are, however, an excellent live act, and James Grant’s exaggerated stage presence should provide a sharp contrast to the quiet candour oi Lloyd Cole.

Lloyd Cole and the Commotions are possibly Scotland's best band, and should have some new material on display. But you knew that anyway, didn’t you?

The identity at the ‘Secret Special Guest Star’ is unconilrrned, but it's very likely to be Billy Bragg, which should keep the ldeologlcally sound amongst us happy. At only £5, is there really anywhere else you‘d rather be? (Stuart

best band in Hull, as they modestly proclaim themselves, who brought a little sunshine into our lives with the smash hit, ‘Happy Hour’. You know the ones.

0 Dancing Bears Jailhouse, Calton Road. 10.30pm. Free.


0 AiterElght Mince Preservation Hall, Victoria Street. 9pm. Free. Enjoyable and proficient jazz-funk group.

0 Banacanteen Jailhouse, Calton Road. 10.30pm. Free. Boppy p0p with African and reggae tinges.

O The Fauves Clowns, High Street. 9pm. Free.

0 Al Jarreau Playhouse Theatre, Greenside Place. 7.30pm. £8.50, £7.50. Smooth, smoochy soul from a prestigious singer. Lacks roughage, but we all need a treat occasionally.


0 New Era Rooftops, Sauchiehall Street. 10.30pm. £2. Old Hat.

0 Camlno Real Midas bar, 142 St Vincent Street. 9pm. Free.

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