I Dig George And The Business Outhouse. 1155 Cathcart Road. 649 0814. Free. Almost a Glasgow institution by now with their brand of R’n‘B and soul.
I The Bombshells Saints And Sinners. 272 St Vincent Street. 221 5279. Led by Becky. nee Becky Bondage of Vice Squad fame('.’). the Bombshells are an erstwhile punk band now sounding rather more metallic.
I Kitchens Dl Distinction and The Twist The Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. Yet another exciting prospect from Manchester. Sec preview. Support is from Kirkcaldy‘s Twist.
I The Relugees L'Odeon. George IV Bridge. 225 1681. Free. Including Fjaere Nilssen.
I The Winston Gregory Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. Soul-based sounds. £1 after 9pm.
I Zoom And The Moonmen Oblomov. North Bank Street.The Mound. 2200054. Free. Apparently this is a mysterious pseudonym for rockabilly types.
I Wildcat Negociants. Lothian St. 225 6313. Free.
SATURDAY 9 Glasgow
I Faster Pussycat Barrowland. 244 Gallowgate. 552 4601. Grungey American rockers with a particularlyadolescentline in ‘raunchy’ lyrics. Is there still an audience for this sort ofthing'.’ Sadly yes.
I Shoot To Kill Halt Bar. 160 Woodlands Road. 332 1210. Indie-style pop. Free. I Glasgow Saints And Sinners. 272 St Vincent Street. 221 5279. Glasgow isone ofthe first of the New Wave Of Glaswegian Heavy Metal. but shouldn't be judged by recent imitators.
I James Taylor Quartet and Slice Calton Studios. Calton Road. 556 7066. The very popular Hammond organ sound ofthe eight-piece quartet returns. not to be confused with that schmaltzy
singer, songwriter of the Seventies. Support from Slice. now reunited with singer Nick Robertson after his support slot on the Maria McKee tour.
I The Bombshells and Seeing Red Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073.
I Chumbawumba and Archbishop Kebab Moray House Student Union. Holyrood Road. 556 8455. Militant. uncompromising and unlikely to play the Birdy Song. (‘humbawumba are probably for the converted only. Support from competent and adventurous locals Archbishop Kebab. Students and guests onlv.
I Kitchens 0t Distinction Bay Hotel. 0475 31244. See Friday 8.
I Happy Mondays Barrowland. 244 Gallowgate. 552 4601. Yet another stage in the Manchester world domination plan. Sec Preview. Support comes from MC Buzz-Bee.
I Ronnie Cosley, Rolling Joe, George Miller Halt Bar. 160Woodlands Road. 332 1210. aka Elvis Presley. Jerry Lee Lewis and Eddie Cochrane starring in ‘Rock Around The Christmas Tree‘. a charity show for the Cash For Kids appeal.
I Slammer and Treason The Moshpit. Venue. Calton Road 557 3073. Slammer are in the top five of British thrash bands apparently. Makes you wonder how these things are judged.
I Sandy Mann St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. 557 2925. Free. Start 9.30pm. Local light pop-style guitarist.
I Blues And Trouble Rainbow Rocks. Baker Street. The tight. professional.did someone say dull'.’ blues combo.
I Curiosity Killed The Cat Barrowland. 244 Gallowgate. 552 ~1601.There‘s nothing sadder than a teenybop band whose audience has grown up. as those who witnessed the last Duran Duran tour will confirm. Ben Silly Surname and his cohorts try to recapture the heady daysof those hits that no one can remember anymore.
I Status Duo SIiCC Finnieston Quay. 248 3000. Idolsofa different type of adolescent. with a lasting. ifsomewhat unlikely appeal. See preview.
I Slammer and Treason Rooftops. 92 Sauchiehall Street. 332 5883. See Sunday 10.
I Paris Preservation Hall. Victoria Street.
I Johnny Sunbeam Negociants. Lothian St. 225 6313. Free. Pristine pop ofan adult-oriented nature.
I Shadowland Oblomov. North Bank Street. The Mound. 2200054. Free.
I Fjaere Nilssen St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. 557 2925. Free. Start
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TUESDAY 12 Glasgow
I Deal Heights Cajun Aces Napoleons. 128 Merrylce Road. 657 5238. Edinburgh‘s boys from the Bayou can usually guarantee a good time. particularly if you‘ve got a smattering of Louisiana French.
I Buzzcoclts Barrowland. 244 Gallowgate. 552 4601. Seminal twangy guitars and confessions of an Orgasm Addict. from the band that inspired a thousand Indie dreams. See preview.
I Bobby Wishart Halt Bar. 160 Woodlands Road. 332 1210. Free. Saxaphone sounds in a soul/jazz vein.
I Dr Feelgood Preservation Ilall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. Living proof that the road to Benﬂeet isn‘t the only good thing to come out of Canvey Island. the Feelgoods still manage to inject hoary old R ‘n‘ B with a dose of healthy irreverance. Milk and Alcohol with an emphasis on the latter. Tickets £4.
I Tex Fillet Five Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. Free. Localsindulgingin pseudo-country spoofs.
I LDS Supremos St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. 557 2925. Free. Start 9.30pm. Popular local country rockers.
WEDNESDAY 13 Glasgow
I Dr Feelgood Venue. 472 Sauchiehall Street. 332 3872. See Tuesday 12.
I John Martyn Sub Club. 22 Jamaica Street. 248 4600. Unpredictable folk rock singer/songwriter with a fanatical following. New material will be on show. Early start at 7pm.
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