SATURDAY 27 Glasgow
0 World Domination Enterprises Weigh Inn. Ayr. 9pm. Fairly standard independent fodder. but just about interesting enought to see them sometime on their mini-Scottish tour.
0 Del Amitrl (to be confirmed). Halt Bar, Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9pm. Free. Should be a full house for this one. It will be interesting to see a live performance on the grounds of their excellent ‘Tears and Trickery' demo from last year.
0 Jamie Barnes and Cochise Montego Bay, Jamaica Street. 2pm. Free. Elderly pub rockers. Music to eat your lunch to?
0 Big George and The Business Platini‘s. West Nile Street. 9pm. Free. Residency by the legendary Big George who recently appeared at Radio Clyde‘s Kelvingrove music festival.
0 The Lorne Area Festival Buchanan Street. Leith. Afternoon. Free. Stalls and such. with bands playing as well. Music comes from The Powerhouse Boogie Band. The Shattered Family (who feature on the new Edinburgh compilation Wide Open. on Cracked Records). The REM/Husker stylings of Therapy. and Mandate.
O Miaow The Venue. Calton road. 557 3073. Doors open 7.30pm. See paneL
0 Bald Cormorant Lord Darnley. West Port. 229 4341. 3pm. Free. 60s R&B. country-rock. jam atmosphere.
0 After Eighl Mince Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9pm. Free. Pleasant and proficient jazz-funk combo.
o Toto and The Bostons and Mr Rhythm Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. As usual. Toto struts his stuff between 2 and 4pm. but to see Mr Rhythm will set you back a quid after 9.30pm.
0 Thick Moustaches Clowns. High Street. 9pm. Free.
0 Home is Heavenly Springs Ross Theatre Bandstand. Princes Street Gardens. 1 and 6pm. 50p. See Fri 26.
SUNDAY 28 Glasgow
0 World Domination Enterprises Rooftops. Sauchiehall Street. 332 5883. 10.30pm. Mini-Scottish tour continues.
0 Miaow Vicky’s. Croft Road. Kilmarnock. Ditto.
0 Nightshitt Third Eye Centre. Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521. £1.50. 8pm. Talented and diverse band — not to everyone‘s taste. but worth a look.
0 Trixx and Indian Summer Soundcheck Rock Club. The Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 7.30pm. Heavy metal from local bands.
0 Tam White and The Dexters Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 2263816. £1 after 9.30pm. Another Sunday session from Edinburgh‘s leading growly bluesman and his
What with their singer/guitarist Cath Carroll being a music critic herself (a freelancer for the NME for four years), it’s not hard to elicit a description of the music from the horse's, or rather pussycat's mouth: “The rhythm is a little funky, funk and reggae-based, and then a very simple linear melody.’ What goes unspoken is that she, along with bassist Ron Calne and drummer Chris Fenner, produce music in three-minute snippets that have all of pop’s charm with none of the brashness. They also use iazzier chords than is usual, and remember just enough of the 60s so as not to get bogged down in the sounds of the era. Their recent single (only their second, and theirlirst for Manchester’s Factory Records, supposedly a monolith of serious gloom), When It All Comes Down, is a gorgeous piece of work, a song that gradually and subtly works its way to the heart, which is where it ought to rest. Such a warm and pleasant change from the awful, identikit singles that pass through this
0 Billy Jones Lord Darnley. West Port. 229 4341. 9.30pm. Free. The capital‘s favourite singer/songwriter with an LP on release full of old-fashioned acoustic rock ’n‘ roll numbers.
MONDAY 29 Glasgow
0 Madeleine MacDonald Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 9pm. Free. Classically trained singer. who worked on some music for the recent Channel 4 series Brand. Part ofthe Halt's jazz week. but once again of interest to more than just the hardcore jazz fans.
0 Resurrectionists/Repercussions/ Someone Somewhere Fury Murrys. Maxwell Street. 10.30pm. Part ofa programme presenting new bands on the same bill. Haven‘t heard the first two bands. but Someone Somewhere are still very raw on tape. and a long way short of inspiring.
0 Laughing Sam's Dice Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9pm.
office on their way to the dumper, Mlaow take a less busy path. They realise that pure pop isn’t about aping the latest hip hop beat or plundering the world's music library for an undiscovered samba beat, butiust being natural. Those who’ve heard of Miaow but not heard them, and may have got the impression of rabid feminism a-gogo, shouldn’t feel disquiet. Miaow lyrics are personal, intimate and evocative, not political diatribes (when decipherable - Cath sings so softly sometimes), but like the music have a bite and depth to them that becomes apparent after a few listens.
It would be terrible to think that Miaow are destined to inhabit the indie ghetto thatThe Go-Betweens are only now, after a decade, looking like they might be able to crawl out of, so give your support. Go and see them at Weavers in Paisley on Friday 26 June and Edinburgh's Venue on Saturday 27 June. (Mab)
Free. From the name. taken from a Jimi Hendrix song. one can see at a glance that it‘s the Pres's weekly heavy rock night.
0 Driving Sideways Canny Man‘s. Morningside Road. 447 1484. 8.30pm. Free. Blues/jazz and rock ‘n' roll.
0 The Nick Robertson Band Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9pm. Free.
0 The Rootsie Tootsie Band The Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. Doors open 7.30pm. Rhythm 'n‘ blues.
TUESDAY 30 ' Glasgow
0 Bobby Wishart l lalt Bar. Woodlands Road. 9pm.Free. Residency.
0 Chicane Riverside Tavern. Gorbals. 9pm. Free. Another long-standing residency.
0 Double Trouble Canny Man's. Morningside Road. 447 1484. 8.30pm. Free.
0 The Peristalsis Brothers
Négociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9pm. Free. Swing and skiffle. 0 Bill Huggins Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9pm. Free.
WEDNESDAY 1 Glasgow
0 Janette Burns Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 9pm. Free.
0 Jalan 545 plus support LM Club. The Cavern. Cowgate. 226 5641. Eight-piece funk band from Stirling. 0 Billy Jones Canny Man’s, Morningside Road. 447 1484. 8.30pm. Free. See Sun 28.
o The Peristalsis Brothers Boston Bean Co. St James Centre. 556 ()1 1 1. Free. Swing and skifﬂe.
o Workhouse The Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. Doors open 7.30pm.
0 Hank Wangford Band STV Gateway Studios. Leith Walk. Recording of new series of the Terry Neason Show. which has live bands in every programme. Tickets are free and available now. Recording starts at 7.30pm but audience must be seated by 7pm. Music and comedy show. hosted by the singer and guests Victor and Barry.
0 Hollow Horse Midas. St Vincent Street. 9.30pm. Free. Midas is back with regular gigs on a Thursday night. and Hollow Horse are a better than average pub band. with higher aspirations.
0 Chrome Molly Rock City Club. The Warehouse. Dunlop Street. 10.30pm. Chrome Molly are unknown to me. but the name and the venue hint that they might just be a heavy metal band!
0 The First Glasgow Nightlife Awards Fury Murrys. Maxwell Street. 10.30pm. Anything could happen here. so go along and find out.
0 The Faith Brothers (to be confirmed). The Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. Doors open 7.30pm. Fairly traditional exponents of heroic guitar rock. Conjure up thoughts ofSpringsteen. Young. Weller.
o Baby's Got A Gun plus support LM Club. The Cavern. Cowgate. 226 5641. Young and snotty Stooges/Pistols fans. usually pretty ramshackle.
0 Friends of Warp Factor 10 Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 2263816. 9pm. Free. Just who these friends are isn‘t clear. but probably a rock/blues sound will result.
0 Tam White and The Dexters and Wyoming STV Gateway Studios. Leith Walk. 7pm. Playing on the Terry Neason Show. See Wed 1
0 The Faith Brothers (to be confirmed). Rooftops. Sauchiehall Street. 332 5883. 10.30an Just two months after supporting Julian Cope. the Faith Brothers are back in
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