I GLASGOW CITY HALL (041 227 5511) SNO/Thomson/Beethoven, 11 Nov; SCO/Saraste/ Beethoven, 15 Nov; SNO/Hughes/Mendelssohn. 18 Nov; SNOIThomson/ Rachmaninov, 25 Nov; SNO/Thomson/Dvorak, 30 Nov, 2 Dec; SND/Nelson/ Brahms, 9 Dec; SCO/Bolton/Messlah. 15 Dec; SNO/Bamert/Brahms. 16 Dec; SNO/Carol Concert, 21,23 Dec. I GLASGOW RSAMD (041 332 5057) Songmalters Almanac. 9 Nov; SEMC. 9 Dec; John Currie Singers/Haydn, 18 Dec; Leon Splerer/Jaclt Kearney, 25 Jan; Elly Amellng/ Rudolph Jansen, 15 Feb; SEMC, 16 Feb; John Currie Singers/Weill, 26 Feb; Ralph Klrshbaum/Roger Vignoles. 15 March; John Currie Singers/Charpentier. 2 April. I GLASGOW SECC (041 248 3000) Luciano Pavarotti, 16 May. I GLASGOW THEATRE ROYAL (041 332 9000) Scottish Opera/T he Merry Widow. 6, 9 Dec; The Marriage of Figaro. 5. 7 Dec; Die Fledermaus. 29. 31 Dec. 3, 4. 6 Jan. 21 . 24 Feb; Bluebeard's Castle/Oedipus Rex, 24.27 Jan, 14 Feb,1 March; La Forza delDestino.13.17. 20, 22 Feb. 3 March; Salome, 25, 28 April. 11. 24, 29 May; Cosi tan tutte 10,12. 17. 30 May; Madame Butterﬂy, 23, 26. 31 May. 2, 5June. I GLASGOW TRAMWAY (041 227 5511) Scottish Early Music Consort, 22/23 May. I PAISLEY ABBEY (041 227 5511)John Currie Singers/Messiah, 26 Nov. I EDINBURGH DUEEN'S HALL (031 668 2019) SCO/Panulnik/Mozart. 11 Nov; Scottish Ensemble, 12 Nov; Allegri String Quartet, 23 Nov; Michael Chance & Keith Lewis, 27 Nov; SCO/ TucltvieIl/Mendelssohn, 2 Dec; Scottish Early Music Consort. 7 Dec; Scottish Ensemble, 10 Dec; Gustav Fenyo/Beethoven Sonatas. 9 Jan, 6 Feb, 6. 27 March. 1. 22 May, 19 June; Scottish Ensemble, 14 Jan; Dulte Quartet. 5 Feb; Scottish Ensemble, 11 Feb; SEMC. 15 Feb; Scottish Ensemble, 18 March; Alfred Brendel, 19 March; SEMC, 31 March; Scottish Ensemble, 8 April; Scottish Ensemble/Tommy Smith, 13 May. I EDINBURGH USHER HALL (031 225 5756) SNO/Thomson/Beethoven, 10 Nov; SCD/Saraste/ Beethoven, 16 Nov; SNO/Hughes/Mendelssohn, 17 Nov; SNO/Thomson/ Rachmaninov, 24 Nov; SNDfThomson/Dvoralt. 1 Dec; SND/Nelson/Brahms. 8 Dec; SCO/Bolton/ Messiah, 14 Dec; SND/Bamert/Brahms. 15 Dec; SNO/Carol Concert, 22 Dec.
ROCK REPORT NEXT ISSUE
RIDAY 27 Glasgow
I The Soup Dragons Strathclyde University Union. 90 John Street. 552 1895. 9pm. £3. See Singles Reviews.
I The Indian Givers Glasgow University Union. University Avenue. 339 8247. 9pm. This will be one ofguitarist Simon Fraser‘s last gigs with the band. who are still promoting the re-released ‘l latcheck Girl'. How about a single release for ‘Under The Rosc‘ in the New Year'.’
I Boom The Cotton Club. 57 Scott Street. 3320712. 10.30pm. £3.50. Band on stage midnight. See Music Preview.
I The Coca-Cola Hit Man Roadshow Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 557 2590. SOLD OUT. An under-18s only gig. with Kylie Minogue kicking out lhejams to show that she can really cut it in a ‘Iive situation'. as they say. Support comes from The London Boys. Sinitta. Sonia. Big Fun and Hazel Dean. whose name seems to come from a past era ofpop music in such company. Only a few months after Jason Donovan‘s visit as well — how can we claim to be in aculturally deprived backwater?
I The Flying Pickers Queen‘s l lall. South (‘lerk Street. 668 2019. 8pm. £6 (£5). Long time no hear from the bunch that brought us the Christmas smash ‘Only You‘. and a gig that‘s only recently been announced. How much of an audience do they still have left after the last few years'.’
I Junior Manson Slags Venue. (‘alton Road. 557 3073. The name. you might think. says it all. And you might be right. Sleaze-rock supremos bring long hair and grimy leathers totown.
I The Lezli R Band (‘ollege ofArt. Lauriston Place. 229 1442. Solo venture for accomplished and established keyboard player.
I Live music Basin Street. llaymarket Terrace. 337 1006. 8pm—midnight. Unconfirmed. but of an independent and hopefully maverick nature.
I Erii Alors Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free. lnoffensive pop. I Little Wolves Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after9.30pm. Blues-rock.
I The Rootsies Duo Globe. West Port. 229 4341. 10pm. Jim Condie on guitarand Ron Tait on vocals and harmonica run through blues. R&B and gospel.
SATURDAY 28 Glasgow
I Metraux Saints and Sinners. 272 St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. Perhaps the name gives you a clue about the music. I The Elliots and Yellow Earth Halt Bar. 160 Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9pm. Free. Ever-improving Elliots along with acousticy but pleasant Yellow Earth.
I All About Eve and Summerhill. Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 557 2590. 7.30pm. £7.50. £6.50. So Glastonbury '89 was the hippest event of the decade. The continuing rise of hippie hangover All About Eve shows that the more things are a-changin'. the more they stay the same. Boosted their credibility by singer Julianne Regan's refusal to mime on Top ofthc Pops. Half-Glaswegian support band Summerhill attracted enough attention for Polydor to snap them up. and the chiming guitars on their new single may prove quite seductive.
I The Soup Dragons Calton Studios. Calton Road. 556 7066. See Singles
I The Duireboys Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. ‘The Quireboys are at the level now that Dogs D‘Amour were six months ago. They're going to be the next British rock act to make it big.‘ Not a word [can quibble with there.
I Anti-Poll Tax Hallowe'en Party Moray House. Holyrood Road. 5568455. 9pm—2am. £2 (£1). Heard The Dangleberries‘ name in a club over a year ago. and hoped they'd take it to the stage of gigging. just so 1 could see it on posters. They‘ve actually filmed a brief slot which may make it on to Halfway to Paradise. Plus guests. disco. party games ‘and lots of fun'. Organised by several local anti-poll tax organisations.
I Bluellnger Platform One. Rutland Street. Rock‘n‘roll-influenced pop group. with original material and impressive CV of band and session work, ‘-
I Barrelhouse Sheiks Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9pm.
I Little Wolves Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free. Blues-rock.
I The Rootsies Duo Ensign Ewart. High Street. 225 7440. 9pm. Free. See Fri 27.
I All About Eve and Summemill Barrowland. 244 Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. I‘ve always had a soft spot for All About Eve. as their music certainly says more for them than either their image or their association with The Mission. Summerhill have their first single out on Polydor. ‘Here 1 Am‘. released on 5 November.
I Hearts and Minds. Brooks and Slave Trade Videodrome. 3339 York Street. 221 0441. 9pm. Although I seem to have said this every time they have played this year. it surely won‘t be long until Hearts and Minds are signed. Two strong support acts make it worth going early.
I The Duireboys The Mayfair. 47o Sauchiehall Street. 332 3872. 9pm. Glam/heavy rock. with all the attendant posturing.
I The Elevators Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free. Fife-based rhythm & blues band that has. with previous line-ups. played as backing band to artists like Stefan Grossman and Arthur ‘Big Boy‘ Crudup.
I The Rootsies Duo Sessions. The Cowgate. 226 5641. 4pm. Free. See Fri 27. I The Rootsies Duo Oasis. Victoria Street. 9pm. Free. See Fri 27.
MONDAY 30 Glasgow
I Fish and The Flame Barrowland. 244 Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. lthought the Marillion split would help me decide whether it was Fish 1 disliked or the band. In the end I think it was both.
I The River Detectives Pavilion Theatre. 121 Renfield Street. 332 1846. 7.30pm. The first gig of this size for the band. whose debut album has done good business in Scotland. despite a tepid response in the music press and south of the border.
I Johnny Sunbeam Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free. Adroitly-performed AOR from Galashiels (originally) group.
I The Rivals Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free.
I Ian Foster St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. 557 2925. 9pm. Free. Dylanish folk.
TUESDAY 31 Glasgow I Shug and Hugh Reed and the Velvet
Underpants Saints and Sinners. 272 St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. Two ofthc worst band names ever. and I mean ever. I Bobby Wishart Halt Bar. 160 Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9pm. Free. Long-running residency for the saxophonist.
I The Tex Fillet Five Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free. Spoof country.
I The Rootsie Tootsie Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free. Rockin‘ blues.
I Los Supremos St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. 557 2925. 9pm. Free. Wide range of covers from blues-based group. I Hoaltle Finoaltle Oasis. Victoria Street. 8.30pm. Southern Hillbilly.
I Ian McCulloch Barrowland. 244 Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. See Music Preview.
I Tom Robinson Band and Cry Belore Dawn Strathclyde University Union. 90John Street. 552 1895. 9pm. £3. Benefit forthe Nelson Mandela Scholarship. with the reformed TRB and a promising lrish rock band. who know how to mix subtlety with epic. grandiose sounds.
I Hullabalou Fixx. 86 Miller Street. 248 2859. 10pm. Free. First important gig fora local band. whose strongly percussive sound owes more to Santana than anyone else. Their demo suggests something refreshingly different. even ifit is still at an early stage of its development.
I Planet Pop Bruce Hotel. Town Centre. East Kilbride. 9pm. Fun rock and roll band. featuring George Miller and Eugene Reynolds.
I Naitan Halt Bar. 160 Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9pm. Free. Weekly folk session.
I The Four Brothers Assembly Rooms. George Street. 225 3614. 8—1 1pm. £5 (£3.50). First in a series ofworld music concerts at the Assembly Rooms. See Music Preview.
I The Macc Lads Coasters. West Tollcross. 228 3252. Is this still going ahead? The most banned group in Britain and rocks most unrepentantly sexist and offensive attention-seekers. can actually handle their instruments pretty well. Seems like such a fuc . . . ‘scuse me. such awaste.
I Silent Falls and Root Love Finsbury Park. South St Andrew Street. 556 1020. 9pm. £1 . Silent Falls are selling copiesof their six-track demo in their native Fife. and although it's no great recording it's certainly enough enticement to come along tonight. Root Love. from Edinburgh. provide similarly approachable songs.
I The Peristalsis Brothers Negoeiants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free. A welcome return for a band which has been in the past such a pool of local talent.
I The Rootsies Duo Snatchers. High Street. 225 7191 . 9pm. Free. See Fri 27.
THURSDAY 2 Glasgow
I Paterson's Volunteers Esquire House. 1487 Great Western Road. 334 9491. Reports so far vary from ‘brilliant‘ to ‘hilarious‘ — so I think the conclusion is that this should be seen.
I Remember Fun. The Wilderness Children and Wildhouse Admiral Bar. 72a Waterloo Street. 221 7705. 8pm. £2.50. Soundsfrom the indie end of the spectrum ofvarying quality.
I The Primitives Assembly Rooms. George Street. 2253614. POSTPONED. New date not confirmed.
I Splash Me I'm Drowning Venue. (‘alton Road. 557 3073. More poppy funk with an
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