I Suicide The Venue. -170Sauchiehall Street. 332 3872. 10pm. Taking time off from their tour with Siouxsie and the Banshees for their only headlining Scottish date. Could be fantastic.

I Runrig Barrowland. 2-1-1(ia|low gate. 552 1601. 7.30pm. Alway s popular at Barrowland. w here parts of their current live album were recorded. this time last year.

I The Men They Couldn't Hang and James Maddock'l‘he Revue. 2-1-1 (iallowgate. 552 1601. 10pm. Also a year since thesetwo acts toured together although .lames Maddock was then a member of Fire Next Time.

I Touch Fixx. 86 Miller Street. 218 2859. 10pm. Free. ()ne of the best unsigned local bands. fronted by the excellent Carol Laula.

I Bad Manners and Skaos and Capone and the Bullets and The Braces Plaza Ballroom. Victoria Road. liglinton Toll. 9pm. £6( £5 advance) Ska night out —- and l suspect that much fun will be had by all. incidentally. the notice from which this information was cribbed also announced the impending setting up ofthe Glasgow 1 ‘niversity Ska and L'pbeat Society. Any commentsabout students‘ tastes in music is held back.

I The Waking Hour l.a'1'aniere. 15 Fox Street. 221 184-1. 9pm. Free.

I Marina’s Men 1 lalt Bar. 160 woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9pm. Free.


I Magnum Playhouse Theatre. (ireenside Place. 557 2590. 7.30pm. £7.50. £6.50.

I The Climax Blues Band ('I'B(‘ ) Music Box. Victoria Street. 220 1708. Only Scottish date for the twenty -year-old blues band. who over the last two years hav e been re-establishing themselves on the British club circuit.

I Billy Jones (iaberlunzics. Clerk Street. The first of the sitiger-songwritch last string of dates before departing for Greece to work with an English-speaking theatre group on his self-penned version of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. We should get tosee the result next Festival.

I Live band Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9pm. Free.

I Live band Cavern. Cowgate. 22656-11.

THURSDAY 15 Glasgow

I Iggy Pop and The Seers Barrowland.2-14 Gallowgate. 552 1601. 7.30pm. ()ne ofthe greatest live performers in the history of music. blah. blah. blah. and the Proclaimers. who were seen in wide-eyed amazement in the front row of an lggygig on Wired. tread the same boards tomorrow. Wow -- l'rn sure Iggy will he honoured.

I The Beat Poets and Raygun and the Rockets The Sub Club. 22 .larnaica Street. 248 4600. 10pm. The Beat Poets remain Glasgow's only surf rock instrumental group. while Raygun and the Rocketsare a Styng Rites ( RIP) offshoot.

I Run Rig Magnum Centre. lrvine. 029-1 78381. Fund-raiser for Music in Scotland Trust associated with the Prince‘sTrust.


I The Proclaimers and Win Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 557 2590. 7.30pm. £6.50. £5.50. Returning triumphant after their second masterpiece in a row. See Guest List.

I And All Because The Lady Loves Oddfellows. Forrest Road. 220 1816. Now with a well-received LP out. Nicky Rushton and Rachel Collins released a rather good EP last year on the Newcastle-based Sweet Release label. It‘s probably no coincidence that there‘s also a Newcastle Brown promotion tonight. Check them out.

I Billy Jones Lord Darnley. West Port. 229 4341. 10pm. Free. See Wed 14.

I The Dan Blocker Experience Negociants.

Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9pm. Free. Adaptable country group. who even find a place in their repertoire for a version of ‘Love Will Tear L's Apart'.

I The Brothers Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free. Residency.

I Live band Cavern. Cow gate. 226 56-11.



I The Proclaimers and Win Barrow land. 2-1-1Gallow gate. 552 -1601.7.30pm.l'd imagine there would have been a few sneers in certain quarters a mere two years ago if anyone suggested that Edinburgh pop stars to he. Win. would be supporting the then pub rocking Proccies. Funny how time changesthings v and talkingof sneering- has anyone noticed that Win‘s new single features a v ery prominent backing vocal that is a direct steal from the Blow Monkey ‘s Digging Your Scene‘.’ Subv ersive indeed.

I The Big Dish and The Neighbourhood Strathclyde L'niversity L'nion. 90John Street. 552 1895. 9pm. The big student night of the year when hands get paid extortionately inflated sums of money to entertain extremely drunk students. The Big Dish deserve the money more than most. The Neighbourhood still have to prove their worth.

I Pop Will Eat ltsell and Goodbye Mr MacKenzie Queen Margaret L'nion. L'niversity Gardens. 339 978-1. 9pm. £8. Students and guests only -— ()M's end of term all night hash. Are PWL-ll a hip hop or greho hand these days”? 1 low long will it be before they jump on the house bandwagon '.’ Will they be too late'.’ 1 lope so. Mack'enzies seem to have suffered for putting their most recent single out too soon for Christmas-~ yet everyone isjust waiting for the Rattler to be re-releascd and a huge hit to ensue. Whetheranyone will admit that is the policy remains tohe

I Nitzer Ebb The Revue. 2-1-1 (iallow-gate. 552-1601. 10pm. CANCliLlT-Ll). Due to the band's backing tapes being stolen and not returned.

I Big George and the Business La'l’aniere. 15 Fox Street. 221 -18-1-1.9pm. Free.

I Horse and Urban Moon Third liye Centre. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521. 8pm. £3. £2.

I The Thanes and Deal Heights Cajun Aces Glasgow College of Technology. 70 Cowcadens Road. 3320681. Weird Mixture. but end-of-terrn bashes seem to be like that.


I Bananas Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. Diverse. and pretty huge. Edinburgh group. knitting together strands of all kinds of what's been labelled World Music. lligh danceahility' factor.

I Shiver and Shake Preservation i fall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after9.30pm. Blues-rock.

I Live band Lord Darnley. West Port. 229 43-11. 10pm. Free.

I Live band Cavern. Cowgate. 226 5641.

SATURDAY 17 Glasgow

I The Alarm Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre. Finnieston. 2-18 3000. 7.30pm. Given their recent low profile. 1 think this may be a fairly quiet gig. despite the band's loyal following in Glasgow.

I The Fall Barrowland. 2-1-1 Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. [fiver interesting and often brilliant this is the Fall‘sbiggest Glasgow gig yet. so hopefully they will get the size of audience they merit.

I Cash For Kids Event Napoleons. Mcrrylee Road. 2pm onwards. All day event still at the planning stages although appearances by Goodbye Mr MacKenzie and Jesse Rae are expected.

I Rhyme and Reason La Taniere. 15 Fox

Street. 221 «18-1-1. 9pm. Free.

I And All Because The Lady Loves Third Eye Centre. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521 . 8pm. £3. £2. See Thurs 15.


I Seeing Red and Trademark l lard Rock Cafe. \"enuc. Calton Road. 557 3073. Good rockin‘.

I The Rootsie Tootsie Blues Band Negoeiants. Lothian Street. 2256313. 9pm. Free.

I Mr Breeze Preservation 1 1a”. Victoria Street. 2263816. £1 after 9.30pm.

I Live band Lord Darnley'. West Port. 229 13-11. 10pm. Free.

I Live band Cavern. Cowgate. 22656-11 .

E NDAY 18 _


I The B.M.X. Bandits and The Kitchen Carnival and The Snorkels Rooftops. 93 Sauchiehall Street. 332 5883. 10.30pm. What affect has Duglas’ first term of employment as a primary teacher had'.’ l-‘indout all thisand more. . . Don'tknow much about the Kitchen Carnival - but the Snorkels w ill be playing a set comprising mainly Undertones numbers. their name being taken from Feargal's favourite form ofclothing prior to the Jean Paul (iaultier suits. that is.

I Onslaught and Slammer Barrow land. 2-1-1 (iallow gate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. The names give you all the insight that you need on this one.

I Burden Blues Breakers La Taniere. 15' Fox Street. 221 18-14. 9pm. Free.


I The Solid Silver Sixties Show Playhouse Theatre. (ireenside Place. 557 2590. 7.31)pm.£8.£7.£6.

I Bo‘Weevil Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after9pm. Blues.

I Condi and Kate Negociants. Lothian





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Christmas Gigs

Thurs 15 Dec. 8pm {2.50/21 .50 ALASDAIR ROBERTSON

'A composer of finely wrought songs'-Glasgow Hera/d plus The Sirens

Fri 16 Dec, 8pm 23/22 HORSE As seen on The Tube. Debut

single You Could Be Forgiven Out 3 Jan

. plus Urban Moon

Sat 17 Dec. 8pm {3/22 AND ALL BECAUSE


A new band set lor the big time

First LP

Anything But a Soft Centre: ’Knocks spots off the big budget . LPs...they're bloody if good basica/Iy' NME 1 . plus support

346 - 354 Sauchiehall Street Glasgow 62 3J0 041-332 7521

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