THURSDAY 16 Glasgow

I Horse Fury Murrys, 96 Maxwell Street. 2216511. 10.30pm. Their fine debut single, You Could Be Forgiven, is out on Monday, although the stunning Sweet Thing may well be the one to focus serious attention on the band. In any case they have always been a good live band. and after an extensive period oftouringthey should be at their best here.

I Joe Publlc and The Drgsnlsetlon and Hearts and Minds Cotton Club, 5—7 Scott Street, 332 0712. 10.30pm. Third ofthe regular Cirkus Club promotions and probably the strongest collective line up to date. Joe Public are mildly entertaining pub rock; The Organisation are developing into an exciting live band and Hearts and Minds are discussed in a panel elsewhere!

I 5:88 Bend La Taniere, 15 Fox Street, 221 4844. 9pm. Free. Presumably because they were formed in May last year. But who knows. . . it sounds like the kind of name drop out Maths students would give their band.

I Capone end the Bullets Rico‘s, Greenock. Leaders of the Scottish end of the Ska insurgence.


I Big Country and Dlesel PeritWest Playhouse Theatre, Greenside Place, 557 2590. 7.30pm. £7.50, £6.50. See feature upfront.

I Dave Robb St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. 9pm. Free. Bouzouki-packing folk-influenced singer-songwriter. Going places.

I Billy Jones Lord Darnley. West Port. 229 4341. 10pm. Free. Acoustic rock‘n‘roll.

I Texas Drealdast Ryrie‘s, Haymarket. 9pm. £1. Rhythm'n‘blues.

I The Den Blocker Experience Negociants, Lothian Street, 225 6313. 9.45pm. Country.

I The Tex Flllet Five Oddfellows, Forrest Road, 220 1816. 8.30pm. Free. Country. I Johnny Steele Trader Vic‘s, Victoria Street, 225 6569. 9.30pm. Free. Acoustic singer-songwriter.

I The Brothers Preservation Hall, Victoria



I Throwing Muses and The Sundays Queen Margaret Union, University Gardens. 339 9784. 9pm. Going by their recent appearances on Snub, the Sundays part of .what is a good bill is that which is most eagerly anticipated here. Regardless of the music press hype. the 12in single of Can‘t Be Sure says everything that needs to be said about the quality of the band. I Albaroot and Pele Fire Glasgow School ofArt, 167 Renfrew Street, 3320681. 9pm. Special Anti Poll Tax benefit with two of Glasgow‘s most talked about new bands. Albaroot are interesting collision between reggae and Scottish nationalist sentiment judging by a recent live tape. I Dig George and the Buslness La Taniere, 15 Fox Street, 221 4844. 9pm. Free.


I The Four Tops Playhouse Theatre, Greenside Place, 557 2590. 7.30pm. £11.50, £9.50, £7.50. Still the original foursome after an incredible 34 years, and some of the most sublime moments of the entire Motown catalogue. Who is there now that can craft such perfect jewels as “Reach Out, I’ll Be There‘ and ‘Loving You is Sweeter Than Ever’?

I Don Ton houlez Preservation Hall, Victoria Street, 226 3816. £1 after 9.30pm. Rhythm'n‘blues.

I The llootsle Tootsle blues Bend Lord Damley, West Port, 229 4341. 10pm. Free.

Street, 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free. Residency.



I My Bloody Valentine Queen Margaret Union, University Gardens, 3399784. 9pm. A flavour of the week band from autumn last year. Does anyone still like them?

I Hee Haw Slum Club. The Buck.

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I Multl Bend Event La Taniere. 15 Fox Street. 2214844. 1pm. Free. Allday events with lots of bands in support ofthe Lockerbie Disaster Fund.


I The Crows Rock Cafe. Venue, Calton Road, 557 3073. Heads down and pass the leather trousers for another assault on The Venue‘s foundations. A group that was born to flourish sunburst Les Paul guitars before a wall of seven-foot Marshall

I Johnny Sunboam Preservation Hall, Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9.30pm. I Do'Weevil Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free.

I Bulb Cormorant Lord Darnley, West Port. 229 4341. Afternoon. Free.

I The Charge Lord Darnley, West Port, 2294341. 10pm. Free.


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I Simply Red Barrowland. 244 Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7.30pm. A late addition to their tour, I can imagine a lot of archetypal Simply Red fans not being into the idea of having to go tothe Barrowland to see them. In my book, Simply Red are a two good tracks per album band. When they are good, they are excellent but two out of ten ain'tgood enough.


I One Thousand Violins Venue, Calton Road, 557 3073. Doors open 7pm. band on 9pm approx. Return of indie stalwarts of 1986 vintage.

I Warren Peace St James Oyster Bar, Calton Road. 9pm. Free. Mainstream


I Black Market Preservation Hall, Victoria Street, 226 3816. £1 after 9pm. Soulful pop. I Jim Condle and Ron Tate Negociants. Lothian Street, 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free. See Sun 12.

MONDAY 20 Iasgow

I Hungry Heart La Taniere, 15 Fox Street. 2214844.9pm. Free. I suppose ifthey are named after a Springsteen song they can't be that bad.


I Simply Red Playhouse Theatre, Greenside Place, 557 2590. 7.30pm. SOLD OUT. Ticket sales for tonight suggest that the day of the randy red-haired urchin with the wicked voice is far from over. With such a seamless, airbrushed sound, ideal for the bedside CD player, why do 1 keep thinking ofJoe Cocker?

I Eesterhouse (TBC) Venue, Calton Road, 557 3073.

I Johnny Sunbeam Negociants. Lothian Street, 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free.

I Mr Jones Preservation Hall, Victoria Street, 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free.

TUESDAY 21 Glasgow

I Four Brothers and The EIIlots Fury Murrys, 96 Maxwell Street, 221 6511. 10.30pm. One of four Scottish gigs forthe Zimbabwean band who are not brothers, but who have been together for over ten years. Their compilation album, Makorokoto, out last year on Cooking Vinyl serves as a good appetiser for this









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