FRIDAY 22 Glasgow

I Deacon Blue Barrowland. 244 Gallowgate. 552 4601. SOLD OUT. A seasonal gesture to the fans in comparatively intimate surroundings. considering they can sell out any size of venue in Scotland in three seconds flat. Expect a relaxed. loose set.

I Bechaka Third Eye Centre. 346—354 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521. 8.30pm. £2.50. Eclectic and somewhat esoteric music. influenced by both jazz improvisation and classical structures. I Bhundu Boys and Joe Public Mayfair. 490 Sauchiehall Street. 332 3872. 7.30pm. £5. Up and coming Dundee band fill the support slot on the welcome return by the pop group that got everyone into the sounds of Zimbabwe in the first place. Should be stowed out.


I The Thieves and Utopia Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. Doors open 9pm. L'topia 10pm. The Thieves 11pm. One of the most popular of Glasgow‘s younger pop bands. playing in support of the new single 'September Rain‘ on their own Planetarium label. Those attending can stay on for the CFO club. 12.30—4am.

I The orthooks and The Spooks Basin Street. llaymarket Terrace. 337 1006. The Offhooks released a nostalgist '60s garage LP last year. which slotted neatly into record collections alongside The Thames. The line-up has shifted a bit since then.but we can expect more of the same. Newish group The Spooks look like becoming an interesting proposition.

I The Beiugees L‘Odeon. (ieorge IV Bridge. 225 1681. Free. Fronted by lr‘jaere Nilssen. whose country and blues-influenced work over the last few months. both solo and with The Refugees. has made her a regular feature on the

I Grey by the Gun Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9pm. A visit from the Aberdeen-based contemporary rock band.

I The Barreihouse Sheiks Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free.

SATURDAY 23 Glasgow

I The Gary Glitter Gangshow ll SECC Finnieston Quay. 248 3000. Tom Hibbert's hatchet job in this month‘s Q might have raised a few eyebrows and hackles. but it got the two important bits right: Gazza never grew up. and we love i him all the more for it. I mean. ifwe hadto choose between him and the Queen Mother. we know who most people would put up against the wall. don‘t we?

I indie nghl Saints and Sinners. 272 St Vincent Street. 221 5279. The bands appearing have yet to be confirmed.

I Angel Heart Winter Gardens. (£3 advance. £4 on door). A rather prestigious outing for the ambitious local heavy rockers. They promise us a good one.


I Trlxx Federation Bedrock. Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. Rockers Trixx (as they were) must consider themselves on a lucky streak right now they were out on tour when their Guthrie Street home exploded.

I Spiral Dance Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9pm.

I The JC Flint Bend Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free.

I Blueilnger Platform One. Caledonian Hote1.Rutland Street. Warming up their

'505 rock'n‘roll-styled pop for their Hogmanay gig at this very venue.


I The Gary Glitter Gangshow ll SECC Finnieston Quay. 248 3000. See Sat 23.

I Rock City Christmas Party Saints and Sinners. 272 St Vincent Street. 221 527‘). Bands to be confirmed. but most likely in the hard rock mould.


I General Damage and Catch Moshpii. Venue. ('alton Road. 557 3073. 7.30pm. Not much choice of (‘hristmas Eve entertainment. but you can take in a

couple of local thrash bands before

retiring early.

I The Brothers Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. Old Pres favourites add a date on to their usual Thursday residency. I Sal Paradise and Sandy Mann St James Oyster Bar. (‘alton Road. 557 2925. Aspiring Dylanesque singer-songwriter. apparently with record deal if we can believe what we hear. and light pop-style guitarist.


I Club 9 Bash Mayfair. 490 Sauchiehall Street. 332 3872. £10. With Edinburgh soul dance combo The Chimes. whose excellent CBS single ‘1 leaven‘ should be

packing the dance floors. Their recent

showcase at Fury .‘vlurry‘s‘ featured actual musicians rather than backing tapes. a revolutionary concept these studio-drenched days. Not to be missed. not only for the band. but also for the hip hop and soul disco with [Us Yogi. Stuart. ()rde and others.

I Big George and The Business and Melraux Venue. 400 Sauchiehall Street. 332 3872. 0.30pm-5am. (ilasgow's favourite blues and rock bands. plus all-night rock disco with 1)] Peter Macleane.


I Baby’s Got A Gun Napoleons. 128’ Merrylce Road. 637 5238. Hot. but still unsigned. Edinburgh band who have supported Tin Machine. Zodiac Mindwarp and most recently. The Damned.

I Tyree Cooper and Fast Eddie (‘orton Club. 5-7 Scott Street. 3320712.

I Fish Turn iiuman. Big Strauss and The Elliots Saints and Sinners. 272 St Vincent Street. 221 5279. Tonight the band. Said Florence. will be presented with asilver demo for their impressive showing in the demo chart. Don‘t miss it. And you can come along for the bands as well.


I Le Bue Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 10pm. £3. See Preview.



I The Wolle Tones Barrowland. 244 (iallowgate. 552 4601 . Figureheads for Irish national consciousness. The Wolfe Tones have seen their fortunes flourish over here in the wake of'l‘he l’ogues‘

success. This is the first of two nightsat

this venue.

I The Primevals and The Bachelor Pad Fury Murrys. or» Maxwell Street. 221 051 l. ' (irungey blues-based sounds from the

popular Primevals. and more indic—ish

guitar sounds from The Bachelor Pad.

I Honest Sam a The Dealer: Riverside ('lub. Fox Street. l~’irst gig with new drummer Dick Drake. formerly onydcco (‘eilidh band.

I Le Rue Bruce llotel. Cornwall Street.

East Kilbride. (13552 29771. See Preview. [>



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