I Hawkwind Usher Hall.2281155.‘1‘ve got a Sewing Machine‘ was their classic anthem. The band that spawned
Motorhead and make the Shamen look
like bank clerks. Worth seeing for the fashion sense of their audience alone.
I TV Personalities and Spooks Moray House Student Union. ilolyrood Road. 556 8455. Psychedelia of a different hue from TV Personalities. who could have been contenders a few years ago. but are now doomed to ‘quirky' cult status. and poverty. Local support. Students and guests.
I Slice Venue. Calton Road 557 3073. No current product to promote. but tight poppy material that gives them the edge over most of the new crop ofScottish mainstream signings.
I Bootsies Duo Snatchers. 197 High Street. 225 7191 . Local blues duo of Ron Tait on vocals and harmonica. andJim Condie on guitar. with a varied repertoire. I Kitchen Devils Negociants. Lothian St. 225 6313. Free.
I Raygun And The Rockets Bruce Hotel. Mayfest award-winning skifﬂe from the band formed from Styngrites roadies.
THURSDAY 14 Glasgow
I The Thieves Fury Murrys. 96 Maxwell Street. 221 651 1. Promoting their current single ‘September Rain‘. which tackles the subject of political prisoners. A bit of politics that gives an interesting edge to their usual mainstream sound.
I John Martyn Sub Club. Jamaica Street 248 4600. See Wednesday 13.
I Wild, Baygun And The Rockets. The Sour Grapes Bunch and others to be confirmed. Tuxedo Princess. Radio Clyde's Cash For Kids charity bash on board a boat. Wild feature former members of 1 Icy Elastica! ifyou can remember them.
I Tim Beacon Band Outhouse. 1155 Cathcart Road. 6490814. Free. Not the most charismatic-sounding band. but then what‘s in a name?
I Melissa Etheridge Queen‘s 1 tall. South Clerk Street. 668 2019. Apparently discovered by island‘s Chris Blackwell in a Los Angeles club. Melissa promotes her new album Brave and (‘razy a blend of country pop with an idiosyncratic emotional edge.
I The Men They Couldn't Hang (‘alton Studios. Calton Road. 556 7066. English folk rockers who never quite had the songwriting skills to make it to the Pogues‘ level. and their records always sounded a little feeble. However. stirring anthems like lronmasters take on a whole different dimension performed live.
I Last Minute The Pelican. (,‘owgate. 225 5413. Free. Local rocky types.
I The Shopping Trolleys. Hate Parade. Hauss Dn Fah The Venue. Calton Road 557 3073. Showcase for bands from the Dalkeith/Newbattle area.
I Boolsie's Duo Ryrie's. iiaymarket Terrace. 337 7582. See Wednesday 13.
I Best Before Winter Oddfellows. Forrest Road 2201816. Rising Glasgow band playing polished pop (but don‘t they all?) and attracting a lot of press attention.
I The Brothers Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. Free.
FRIDAY 15 Glasgow
I The Damned Barrowland. 244 Gallowgate. 552 4601. Yet more punk memories that some of us might rather forget. The original line-up ofCaptain Sensible. Brian James. Rat Scabies and Dave Vanian try to convince usthey‘re still young enough to Smash It Up. See
I Dawn After Dark Saints And Sinners 272 St Vincent Street. 221 5279. Fairly raucous English rock.
I The Fall Queen Margaret Union. University Gardens. 339 9784. Their only Scottish date. Thirteen years old with a back catalogue as eclectic as something very eclectic indeed. Recent releases have not been up to the standard of favourites like ‘Fiery Jack' or ‘iiow 1 Wrote Elastic Man‘. Now signed to Phonogram. with a changed line up. it will be intriguing tosee what direction they will follow in the Nineties. Students and guests.
I Splodge The Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. Responsible for ‘Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps Please‘ and ‘Two Little Boys‘. as well as a rather tasteless song about bicycle seats. A night ofpunk nostalgia (there‘s a lot ofit about).
I Bad Manners Teviot Row Union.667 0214. ‘Who is that fat bastard'." in the immortal words ofAlexei Saylc. Pulp reggae-ish pop from the group responsible for the classic NeNeNaNaNu etc etc. Students and guests only.
I Maltossa Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. Soul and reggae regulars. £1 after 9pm.
I Hootsies Duo The Globe. 27 West Port 2294553. See Wednesday 13.
I The Refugees L'Odeon. 49 George [V Bridge. 225 1681. Free. Featuringthe enigmatic Fjaere Nilssen.
I His Latest Flame Bell College. Go Discs‘ hopefuls with spangling guitars. sweet pop vocals and very little success to speak of.
SATURDAY 16 Glasgow
I The Silencers Barrowland. 244 Gallowgate. 552 4601 . Competent Scottish rockers who have managed to keep a penchant for overblown epics under control. Their popularity in their home country could be a springboard to the stadia of the world. if they could develop a rather more exciting stage presence. See preview.
I Dawn After Dark and Lin Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. See Friday 15. Localglam rock favourites Lixx support.
I Bootsies Duo Ensign Ewart. 521 Lawnmarket. 225 7740. See Wednesday 13.
I Bo Weevil Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 2263816. Blues. £1 after9pm.
I Giro Freddy Negociants. Lothian St. 225 6313. Free.
SUNDAY 17 Glasgow
I David Byrne Barrowland. 244 Gallowgate. 552 4601 . Talking I lead returns to the home of his fathers with his Rci Momo band to regale us with some Brazilian-inﬂuenced stuffcurrently going down a treat on tour in the US. A man whose talent has kept ahead ofhis pretensions but only just. Those whogo along to shout for ‘Psycho Killer‘ will not be encouraged. See feature.
I Lisa Dominique (To be confirmed).The Crows. Midnight Blue and Red Dogs. Mayfair. 490 Sauchiehall Street. 332 3872. Metal chanteuse and Kerrang pin-up Lisa is supported by the Crows slightly Cult-like rock. and two other purveyors of stuffthat fits into that category that we lazy writers call heavy rock (or hard rock or AOR or. . .).
I Acid Reign. Bomb Disneyland. The Beyond The Venue. Calton Road 557 3073. More thrash of various kinds. from the minimalist to the sub-metallic. Take
I John Martyn Calton Studios. Calton Road. 556 7066. Two sets from the moody singer/songwriter. the first acoustic. the second with his band. showcasing some new material.
I Johnny Sunbeam Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. Slick adult-oriented pop.
I Sal Paradise St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. 557 2925. Free. Start 9.30pm. Sixties-ish singer accompanying himselfon guitar and harmonica.
I Brother Beyond Forum. 0506419191. No-holds-barred ‘Yondie' fever hits Livingston. Purists will screech in disagreement but this is Bros forthose disturbed by Luke and Matt‘s overly Aryan image. Give them another year or so before they ‘start looking for an adult audience‘. ie fade into obscurity.
MONDAY 18 Glasgow
I David Byme Barrowland. 244 Gallowgate. 552 4601 . See Sunday 17. I Acid Reign. Bomb Disneyland and The Beyond Rooftops. 92 Sauchiehall Street 332 5883. See Sunday 17.
I The Silencers Network. West Tollcross. 8pm. Sec Saturday 16.
I The Glitter Band Calton Studios. Calton Road. 556 7066. Sans Gary (who's in Glasgow later this week) these people were responsible for Angel Eyes (ifyou‘ve got good memories) and similar hits. Nostalgia seems to be predominating as Christmas approaches.
I Flaming Katie Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. Free.
I Elephant Noise Oblomov. North Bank Street. The Mound 2200054. Free. Promisineg raucous guitar band. using feedback in a restrained and effective fashion.
I Fiaere Nilssen St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. 557 2925. Free. Start 9.30pm. See Monday 11.
TUESDAY 19 Glasgow
I Hun Big Barrowland. 244 Gallowgate. 552 4601. Best-selling Scots beginning to make waves in other areas with Celtic sympathies. The sound of the hills. the glcns and the wide-open spaces and it's SOLD OUT.
I Steve Doherty Band Napoleon's 128 Merrylee Road. 657 5238. Formerly with Zero Zero. Steve invites comparisons with Bryan Adams.
I Los Supremos St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. 557 2925. Free. Start 9.30pm. See Tuesday 12.
WEDNESDAY 20 Glasgow
I Texas Barrowland. 244 Gallowgate. 552 4601 . Homecoming for exponents ofnew leather-clad pop. See feature.
I Yo Heave Ho and Eat The Peach The Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. Yolieave Ho represent the sound ofyoung Penicuik. whatever that is. Might be worth findingout.
I Bootsies Duo Snatchers. 197 High Street. 225 7191. See Wednesday 13.
I Ruth Ellis Oblomov. North Bank Street. The Mound. 2200054. Dubiously named indie Doosters. Free.
HURSDAY 21 G asgow I Mont. Just Add Water. Others rec Fury
Live! MAKING MUSIC HAPPEN In
BAR CHEVROLET wed 13 dec
DAVE ROBB AND THE FILMMAKERS
FAT SAMS sun 10 dec JAMES TAYLOR QUARTET
mon 18 dec
NETWORK mon 18 dec
QUEENS HALL tue 19 dec
THAT SWING THANG
BARROWLANDS iri 15 dec THE DAMNED sat 16 dec THE SILENCERS
BELL COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY iri 15 dec
HIS LATEST FLAME
THE OVERDRAFT wed 13 dee
OLD TOWN HALL sun 10 dec
RAINBOW ROCKS sun 10 dec BLUES 'N' TROUBLE THE CAKE UNIVERSITY sat 16 dec MAKOSSA
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