I Tina Turner SECC. Finnieston Quay. 248 3000. SOLD OUT. First ofseveral major gigs this fortnight. Veteran 'sex
i goddess‘ (quotation marks optional)
11 vamps it up in the first of three nightsin
Glasgow. Whether her shows will call for ’ callous hints of the pension book or fora redefinition of the parameters of over-the-hilldom remains to be seen. but . either way let's hope for some old chestnuts in amongst the radio-friendly AOR. I The Waterboys Strathclyde Park. SOLD OL'T. Mike Scott and co (touring in support of their new album. Room to Roam) mop up in the wake oflast weekend's rave. pushing the raggle-taggle trend they virtually invented to almost parodic limits. in much the same way as we've been experiencing Manchester overload in the past few months. interesting to note the more frequent use of this ‘venue' in the search for alternative gig locations. I The Second Coming St Rollox Locomotive Works. Springburn. 8.30pm. £6.60 (£3.60). Tickets available from major record stores or postally front Regular Music. PO Box 77. GPO. Edinburgh. Credit card bookings on 041-227 5511 and reservations on 041-552 5413. Test Dept continue to drive home their sceptical comment on the heritage industry with their musical-theatrical cross-pollination involving a cast of 70. all utilising the massive performance space afforded by the St Rollox Locomotive Works. An epic achievement deserving support from anyone interested in Scotland's industrial history or simply those who will enjoy the spectacle. I A Gentle Sound King Tut's Wait Wait llut. 272a St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 10pm. £3. See Preview. I The McCluskey Brothers Cafe Bar. Glasgow's Glasgow. The Arches. Midland Street. 204 3993. 10pm. £3. Tickets from the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 227 551 1 . or on the door. Perhaps peddling the kind of sentimentalized Scottish nostalgia so disliked by Test Dept. The McCluskcys proudly display the other side ofthe heritage coin with their folky pop. Guest appearances on Celebrity Supersm! can surely not be out of reach. I The Lezii R Band Kings Court. 1 Osbourne Street. llue and Cry's keyboard 5 player continues on her solo career. 1 I Philander's Tricycle Traders. Glassford Street. 552 5826. llpm. Free. I Zenith Studio. 12 Shuttle Street. Paisley. j 8896867. 9.45pm. Free. Returningto : what looks like being a regular Friday I night slot at the Studio. afterJamie
Barnes' recent sojourn.
I Steve Earle and The Dukes Playhouse
1 Theatre. Grecnside Place. 557 2590.
1 7.30pm. £8.50. £7.50. Tickets for Earle‘s gigs have been selling particularly well in Scotland. for some reason. Perhapsthere's something deep in our collective psyche that responds to the rootsy rocker's rebel biker style. llis songs. informed by both high-energy rock and country craftsmanship and emotion. can't hurt things either. His new album. The Hard Way was praised to the hilt by the hacks. I The Soup Dragons Oueen's l lall. South Clerk Street. 668 2019. Of course it's impossible to take The Soup Dragons seriously any more (if we ever could). but that didn't stop ‘l'm Free‘ being one ofthe
Echiest singles of the year so far.
Tonight's show could well be an attempt to emphasise their transformation from indie-rock to indie-dance band — inevitably leading to some embarrassing moments- or they could chicken out and thrash their way through 20 variations of ‘Crotch Deep Trash'. l‘d plump for the former.
I The Paul Lamb Blues Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9pm
I Ten Years Gene Negoci'mts. Lothian ' Street.2256313.9.45pm.Free.
I The Rootsies Duo Globe. West Port. 229 4553. 9pm. Free. Residency. Jim Condie on guitar and Ron Tate on vocals and harmonica play blues. gospel and a smattering ofjazz.
I Las Filipinos BB‘s Basement Bar. Barony Street (off Broughton Street). 556
i 8240. 5—7pm. 8—1 1pm. Free. Residency. : every night except Sunday. Warm.
enjoyable acoustic folk front the Philippines. A variety ofinternational styles is promised.
I Los Supremos Leith Oyster Bar. The Shore. 554 6294. 9.30pm. Free. Residency. Rock covers.
I Deliverance Leadbelly‘s. South Clerk Street. 662 4731. 10pm. Free.
SATURDAY 15 Glasgow
I Tina Turner SECC. Finnieston Quay. 248 3000. SOLD OUT. See Fri 14.
I The Second Coming St Rollox Locomotive Works. Springburn. See Fri
14. I The Pearliishers. The Catherine Wheel
' and Moni Mayfair. 490 Sauchichall Street.
332 3872. 7pm. £4.50 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. L'nion Street. 226 4679. See Preview.
I The Railway Children King Tut's Wah Wah llut. 272a St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 10pm. £3.50. it looks likeThe Railway Children will be saddled with the redoubtable ‘Wigan's finest‘ label till their dying day. but if they really are the sole oasis in a musical wasteland. you still couldn‘t hope for better refreshment. Their commercial jangle pop can be gentle. can be powerful — l certainly won't forget being blown away by a powerhouse version of ‘A Gentle Sound' a couple of years back. They give ‘mainstream‘ a good
I The Jerks Burnout. Rooftops. 92 Sauchichall Street. 332 5883. llpm. £3. Despite being the second-biggest band in Oldham. The Jerks sit at odds with recent goings-on in Lancashire (need I elaborate'.’). especially with the departure of vocalist-for-threc-years John Reed this August. Since his replacement by Lee Severin there's been a high turnover of new material. on which there's bound to be an emphasis tonight. Polarised
opinions on this band abound. so check
out for yourself.
I Hardline Studio. 12 Shuttle Street. Paisley.889 6867. l0.45pm.£l.50. Melodic MOR-type rock to counter the soul bias of the Precious Organization's usual roster. Plenty ofopportunitics to see this new signing in the coming week. so it looks like they're nailing their colours firmly to the ‘live music' mast.
I Jam Session Studio. 12 Shuttle Street. Paisley. 889 6867. 3pm. Free.
‘ I The Sunclocks Halt Bar. 160Woodlands
1 Road. 332 1210. 9.30pm. Free. Blues band
I The Big Money Shelter. 7 Renfrew Court. 332 6231. 10pm. Free.
I Dave Robb and The Filmmakers Biackfriars. 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free. Edinburgh-based bouzouki-toting singer-songwriter and his band attempting to overcome ‘folkie' image.
I Jason Donovan Playhouse Theatre. Grecnside Place. 557 2590. 7.30pm. SOLD OUT. See Preview.
I Fugazi Calton Studios. Calton Road. 556 7066. One of the biggest names on Washington DC ‘5 hardcore Dischord label. perhaps even teetering on the brink of some kind of wider success. On record and live they‘re a lot more dynamic than on the rather tepid Snub- TVsnippet last
I System LWL Wilkie House. Cowgate. 11pm—3.30am. £5 with ticket. available from City Cafe. Cafe Coste. Swing and FOPP. £6 at door. Information from 229 8020/5842746. DJs and MCs from Leeds. Birmingham. Newcastle and London. plus a live set from the hotly-tipped Zulu Syndicate. who. if you can‘t make it along tonight. can be investigated in Glasgow on Sun 23.
I Sons oi the Shaking Earth and Vital Sines Bedrock Club. Venue. Calton Road, 557 3073. Fans of the Dundee-bred Sons ofthe Shaking Earth will know by now that they were formerly Lixx. and were showered with compliments by the metal press. but have dropped the old name to prevent them being classed as some ‘Amcricana sleaze outfit‘. Their new management has worked with Iron Maiden and WASP in the past. so there could be prosperous times ahead.
I Moio Pep Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 2263816. £1 after9pm.
I Sand erother Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free.
I Charlie and her Sheepdogs Leadbelly's. South Clerk Street. 662 4731. 10pm. Free. I Las Filipinas BB‘s Basement Bar. Barony Street (off Broughton Street). 556 8240. 5—7pm. 8—1 1pm. Free. Residency. every night except Sunday. See Fri 14.
SUNDAY 16 Glasgow
I Tina Turner SECC. Finnieston Quay. 248 3000. SOLD OUT. See Fri 14.
I The Second Coming St Rollox Locomotive Works. Springburn. Last chance to witness this worthwhile spectacle. See Fri 14.
I Swervedriver King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. 272a St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 10pm. £3.50. Dreaded (as in hair) quartet from Kirkliston and Oxford (home also to Creation labelmates Ride) Swervedriver effectively redress the noise/dance balance of the indie chart with their ‘Son of Mustang Ford' debut — direct. powerful guitar rock with a nod in the direction of Buffalo Tom and even Primal Scream's second album. before they got caught in the crossover vortex.
I Hardline and Barky! Barky Videodrome. 33—39 York Street. 221 0441. 8pm. £2.50. See Sat 15. Cumbernauld techno-grunge wizards Barky! Barky seem an odd choice of support in this case. but worthwhile exposure for the band with an opinion on everything. They‘ve got a soapbox and they‘re gonna use it (in a groovy kind of
I Junk Republic Scalini‘s. 51 West Regent Street (opposite the Odeon). 331 1980. 10pm. £2. Formerly I‘antara Blade.
I Black Sabbath Playhouse Theatre. Grecnside Place. 557 2590. 7.30pm. £9. £8. Twenty years on and still plugging away. the humour has gone down the drain with the novelty. Though still revered by
I many on the basis of that song. there must be just as many who smirk at the most ironically appropriate misheard lyric ever: ‘1 tell you to end your life'. Still. theirsong ‘War Pigs' remains a classic of the porcine conflict sub-genre.
I Autopsy and Paradise Lost Moshpit. Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 6.30-10.30pm. An appropriately named death metal band heads the bill tonight at the popular thrash club.
I The Great Junction Street Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9pm. Adult pop group with
l pleasant tunes. ex-members of Runrigand
The Shadowland and a guitarist apparently once shortlisted for Whitcsnake.
I Los Supremos Leadbelly‘s. South Clerk Street. 662 4731 . Free.
MONDAY 17 Edinburgh
I The Lost Soul Band Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. One of the most popular pub bands in Edinburgh. they're now moving out of the pubs and into paying gigs. Waterboys fans especially will understand their appeal.
I The Fiances Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free.
I Free'n'Easy Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free.
I The Probes Leadbelly‘s. South Clerk Street. 662 4731. 8.30pm. Free.
I Las Fillplnas BB's Basement Bar. Barony Street (off Broughton Street). 556 8240. 5—7pm. 8—1 1pm. Free. Residency. every night except Sunday. See Fri 14.
TUESDAY 18 Glasgow
I Black Sabbath Barrowland. 244 Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £9 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. See Sun 16.
I PS. The Shelter. 7 Renfrew Court. 332 6231. 10pm. Free.
I Catch 23 Outhouse. 1 155 Cathcart Road. 6490184. 10pm. Free. First ofa six-week mini residency for this AOR band.
I Acoustic 1am Studio. 12 Shuttle Street. Paisley. 889 6867. 9.45pm. Free.
I Gipsy Kings Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 557 2590. 7.30pm. £12.50. £10. it's hard for world music sophisticates to reconcile their love of the Gipsy Kings with that group‘s insistence on playing ‘My Way". but it's served them well as an attention-getter. Eighteen years together. all related. and genuine gipsies. they have performed for stars like Charlie Chaplin and Brigitte Bardot as well as conjuring up massive audiences in Europe and North Africa. The release of their first LP in 1987. though. signalled the first interest in the band over here. Has the interest that surrounded them increased in the last year. we wonder?
I The Rootsie Tootsie Blues Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free. Rockin' blues.
I The Lords ot the Flatbush Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.45pm. Free.
I Los Supremos St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. 557 2925. 9pm. Free. Rock covers.
I Cinema Leadbelly‘s. South Clerk Street. 6624731. 8.30pm. Free.
I Las Filipinos BB‘s Basement Bar. Barony Street (off Broughton Street). 556 8240. 5—7pm. 8—1 1pm. Free. Residency. every night except Sunday. See Fri 14.
WEDNESDAY 19 Glasgow
I Nug King Tut‘s Wait Wait llut. 272a St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 10pm. £2.50. Spinal tap fans note - Nug have got cucumbers in their trousers and all their amplifiers go tip to eleven. (iunning for :i panning if you ask me. 0 I The Salt Cellar and Realm of the Shopping ____1
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