FRIDAY 4 Glasgow
I The Eirene Houston Band llalt Bar. 160 Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9pm. Free. An acoustic show from the former singer from Janet Jumps Bail.
I Big George and the Business King‘s Court. 7 Osbourne Street. 552 2250. Very popular local blues band who have just released their independent debut The Alleged Album.
I The Wheel Queen Margaret Union. University Gardens. 339 9784. 10pm. Glasgow hard rock band that is relatively new on the scene.
I Roclthouse Trader's. (ilassl‘ord Street. 552 5826. 10pm. Free. Live rock musicin some capacity.
I The Stretcheads PS'F(‘lub. Studio. Shuttle Street. Paisley. 8896867. 10pm. £1. Noisemakers of some repute — definitely an acquired taste. but it‘s nice to see them start to get some attention around the country.
I Fatima Mansions and The Band of Holy Joy Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 9pm—midnight. Fatima Mansions' (led by ex-Microdisncy frontman (‘athal Coughlan) excellent first single ‘()nly Losers Take the Bus‘ is recommendation enough for this gig. And The Band ofl loly Joy‘s dizzying rush of accordions and strings. fronted by the hyper Johny Brown is worth catching any night of the week. An excellent double-header.
I Elephant Noise. Better Backwards and The Complications Moray House Student Union. Holyrood Road. 556 8455. And a rather good triple-header here. too. for those keener on catching tip on what‘s happening locally. Opinion seems to be unanimous that Elephant Noise's latest demo isn't as immediate as the last. but that‘s not to say their newer songs aren‘t going to be growers. (‘ertainly worth trying. Better Backwards seem to be groping towards something quite interesting too. and — unusually for around here — aren‘t afraid to try out something different.
I The Spooks Edinburgh University Student Union. Teviot Row. 10.30pm. Students free. guests 50p. (‘ome early to this one. because it will be packed. as ever. The Spooks are a bunch of lovable moptops born too late for Monkeentania. and their pastiches are often sharp. always funny. Changing from their matching suits into more individual garb. they play a second. more psychedelic set. in which we see the inﬂuence ofthe dreaded ‘pot' sneaking into the Prefab Four‘s songwriting. Good between-song banter as well.
I The Refugees Preservation I lall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9pm. The Refugees. fronted by the agreeably batty Fjaere Nilssen. have excited a great deal of interest among all the right people. Fjaere‘s voice hits almost Kristin Hersh-like notes at times. but her music is rooted in country. blues and rock‘n'roll. I The Radium Cats (TBC‘) Basin Street. Haymarket Terrace. 337 1006. 8pm—midnight. Edinburgh's best-known psychobillies. Seek out their IiP Munster Madness. which might still be found.
I The Great Junction Street Band Trading Post. The Shore. 553 5153. 9.30pm. Free. Quality mainstream melodic rock. served up by a talented pool ofmusicians. probably holding most appeal to those who feel they‘ve outgrown their thunderous rock collections.
I The Rootsies Duo Globe. West Port. 229 4553. 9.30pm. Free Residency. Also seen
in the Rootsie Tootsie Blues Band. Jim Condie on guitar and Ron Tate on vocals and harmonica play blues. gospel and a hint ofjazz. Playing heaps ofrcsidencies about town.
I Las Filipinas BB's Basement Bar. Barony Street (off Broughton Street). 556 8240. 5—7pm. 8—1 1pm. Free. Residency. Straight from the Phillipines. and blending the Tagalog of their home with a variety of styles six nights a week.
I Head in the Sand Stevenson College Student Union. Bankhead Avenue. 453 5668. Band who claim to roll together 60s songwriting ability with 70s and 80s power. and have been playing constantly in (‘owgate residencies since the New Year.
I 7/11 Black‘s Bar. Portobello 1 ligh Street. 669 5504. 830-1 1.30pm. Rock and blues.
I Baby's Got a Gun Pzazz. Jarvey Street. lidinburgh rockers working on their own version of mainstream melodic metal. and gradually picking tip an audience.
SATURDAY 5 Glasgow
I The Band of Holy Joy King Tut‘s Wah Walt Hut. 272 St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 10pm. See Preview.
I Energy Orchard Strathclyde University Union. 9(lJohn Street. 552 1895. £3. L'2-ish band who have just released their debut MCA album Belfast.
I Creaming Jesus and Every New Dead Ghost Delirium 7. Rooftops. 92 Sauchiehall Street. 332 3872. 10pm. Both bands are up from London for the occasion.
I The Driscolls llalt Bar. 160 Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9pm. Free. ‘Tea Time records pop merchants' say NMIL'.
I The Hideaway Blues Band Trader‘s. (ilassiord Street. 552 5826. Free.
I Zenith featuring The Cherry Boy Minstrels. 66 Broomielaw. 204 3698. 3pm—6pm.
I Age Before Beauty Minstrels. 66 Broomielaw. 204 3698. 8pm. Free.
I Bard Studio. Shuttle Street. Paisley. 889 6867. 3pm. Free. Increasingly popular afternoon jam session.
I Splash Me I‘m Drowning Studio. Shuttle Street. Paisley. 8896867. 10pm. Accessible [Edinburgh pop band. who will be known to all now as they feature onone side of a single given away with the current issue of 'I‘I..'\'.
I Big George and the Business Village Hall. ('umbernauld. See Fri 4.
I Suzanne Vega Playhouse Theatre. (ireenside Place. 557 2590. 7.30pm. £9. £7. See feature.
I Red Dogs Bedrock Club. Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. L'p-and-coming hard rockers. tipped to follow The Ouireboys into the big money world.
I Laughing Sam's Dice Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9pm.
I The Brontes Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free. Consultation with the venue left us a little confused. lfyour name isn't The Brontes (it might even be Gerontius). please let us know.
I The Humpft Family Trading Post . The Shore. 553 5153. 9.30pm. Free. Enjoyable spoofcountry. Look out for their LP. In the Family Way.
I Dandelion Adventure Globe. West Port. 229 4553. 9.30pm. Free. The Preston-based group that's hotly tipped by Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore. which is praise enough for us.
I Las Filipinas DB‘s Basement Bar. Barony Street (off Brougbton Street). 556 8240. 5-7pm. 8—1 1pm. Free. Residency. See Fri 4.
I Texas BreaktastJ.I). Walker‘s. South (‘lerk Street. 662 4731. Electric blues. playing alternate Saturdays.
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