I Dlil and Corrosion of Conlormity Moshpit. Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. See Sat 21.
I Modus Operandi Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9pm. Countrylblues.
I The Chinese Laundry St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. 557 2925. 9pm. Free. I The Rootsies Duo J. D. Walker’s. South Clerk Street. 662 4731. Residency. See Fri 20.
I Live music Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free.
MONDAY 23 Glasgow
I The Acoustic River Detectives and Carol Laula Greenock Arts Guild. Campbell Street. Greenock. 0475 23028.
I Savana Lamar and Seven Colours Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. A real meetittgof cultures here. Savana Lamar's roots lie in Barcelona. from whence they brought their Latin-tinged pop. and tonight they face off against Seven Colours front the Highlands. The Scottish Highlands. that
I The Refugees Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free. The Refugees. fronted by the agreeably batty Fjaere Nilssen. have excited at great deal of interest among all the right people. Fjaere’s voice hits almost Kristin Hersh-like notes at times. but her musicis rooted in blues. country and rock'n'roll. I Irah Hayes Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free. Small acoustic group with shades ofcountry and folk. fronted by Lucy Johnstone.
I 7/11 Black‘s Bar. Portobello 1 ligh Street. 669 5504. 8.30—1 1.30pm. Residency. Rock and blues.
I Las Filipinas BB's Basement Bar. Barony Street (off Broughton Street). 556 8240. 5—7pm. 8—1 1pm. Free. Residency. See Fri 20.
TUESDAY 24 Glasgow
I Inspiral Carpets and Baby Ford Barrowland. 244 Gallowgate. 552 4601. £6.10. Dragged intothc ‘Manchester’ thingie with the Mondays and the Roses. but undeservedly because they share little in common soundwise with either group. preferring to rely more on keyboards than dancey tom tom rhythms. And yes. they have bowl haircuts and wear flares.
I Highlander King Tut‘s Wah Wah l lut. 272 St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 10pm. £1.50. Kilted heavy rockers from Kirkcaldy. who raise a few eyebrows when they play in their full regalia a la Jesse Rae.
I One Little Tribe The Shelter. 7 Renfrew Court. 3326231.
I The Alice House Trader's. Glassford Street. 552 8730. A well-known band on the Edinburgh scene for some time. now back after a break recording their new demo. A bit like a funkierT'l’au. with some nice brass work.
I Saaba Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. Paisley. 887 1010. 7.30pm. £2. Programme of African music and dance performed by African children. See Preview.
I The Acoustic Blver Detectives and Carol Laula George Square Theatre. George Square. The ‘Tecs are not doing so well as a lot of people hoped. but ‘Will You Spin Me Round‘ sounds like a hit to me. Carol Laula may or may not sing her recently recorded Russian version of ‘Standing Proud'. the official song for 1990.
I Los Supremos St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. 557 2925. 9pm. Free.
Residency. Wide range of covers front blues-based band.
I The Fiancees Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free.
I Las Filipinas BB's Basement Bar. Barony Street (off Broughton Street). 556 8240. 5 -7pm. 8- llptn. Free. Residency. See Fri 20.
I Hit Rat Rutland No l. Rutland Street. 229 3402. Chart covers.
I Live music Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free.
WEDNESDAY 25 Glasgow
I The Notting Hillbillies PavilionThcatre. 121 Renfield Street. 332 1846. SOLD OUT. See feature.
I The Motorcycle Boy King Tut's Wah War Hut. 272 St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 10pm. £3.50. Lead vocalist Alex usedto be in the Shop Assistants. They‘ve released three singles. none ofwhich did anything. but the first one ‘Big Rock Candy Mountain' was quite good.
I The Acoustic River Detectives and Carol Laula James Moir 1 lall. 3 Granville Street (enter by Mitchell Theatre). 552 5961 . See 'Tues24.
I Cheba Fadela anti Rokoto Paris Africa Club. Tramway Theatre. Albert Drive. 423 9527. £6 (£3). See Preview.
I Endangered Species The Shelter. 7 Renfrew Court. 3326231 . £6.50. Droll handle for a collection of ‘60s rock and R&B luminaries. namely the venerable Zoot Money. Chris Farlowe. Boz Burrell. Miller Anderson. Tony Ashton and Pete York.
I The Supernaturals Minstrels. 66 Broomielaw. 204 3698.
I Rollin' Joe Gillespies. 26 Cheapside Street. Broomielaw. 221 7704. 10pm—2am. Free. Residency. Bring your jivin‘ shoes!
I New Kids on the Block Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 557 2590. 7.30pm. SOLD OUT.
I We Free Kings Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. Back after a temporary split. the brash and joyous Kings mingle folk and rock in a way that few others in these parts can manage.
I The Passkeepers and The Wheel Finsbury Park. South St Andrew Street. 556 1020. 9pm. £1 . Two more bands plus detno disco. The Passkeepers are about to embark on a short tour of Scotland and the north of England. The Wheel are a new and powerful hard rock band from Glasgow.
I ﬂew Deal St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. 557 2925. 9pm. Free. Bluesy.
I Haile Suspect Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free. Good name — still to experience the pleasuresof them in the flesh.
I Double Trouble Globe. West Port. 229 4553. 9.30pm. Not the Rebel MC's partners-in-rap but an acoustic duo.
I Cadillac Chesterfields. Royal Terrace. 556 6918. Free. Stripped-down Bluefinger offshoot.
I The Rootsies Duo Bannerman‘s55 Niddry Street. 556 3254. See Fri 20.
I Las Fllipinas BB‘s Basement Bar. Barony Street (off Broughton Street). 556 8240. 5—7pm. 8—1 1pm. Free. Residency. See Fri 20.
THURSDAY 26 Glasgow
I Adeva Barrowland. 244 Gallowgate.552 4601. CANCELLED.
I The Cateran King Tut's Wah Wah l lut. 272 St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 10pm. £3.50. News ofthe Cateran split has sent mighty tremors through the world ofshow business. and. indeed. it seemsthat sometime soon the boys will be going their separate ways. But not yet. as you'll see frotn tonight's listing.
O m MUSIC PRESENTS
EDINBURGH PtAYHouse SAT srh MAY
ABERDEEN CAPITOL TUES 2% MAY
EDINBURGH PLAYHOUSE WED 30th MAY
GLASGOW BARROWLANDS THURS 3m MAY
GLASGOW SECC TUES 19th JUNE
EDINBURGH PLAYHOUSE WED 20% JUNE
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