ROCK & BLUES
benefit for the Glasgow Council forthc Single Homeless. See Preview.
I The Groovy Little Numbers. The Runaway Trains and Go King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 10pm. £3.50. A Riverside Studios showcase. Norman Blake‘s coming of age should have left the Groovy Little Numbers with a monopoly on their dizzy but manic Splash One ethics, were it not forthc reformed Vaselines. One can only guess at the nature ofThe Runaway Trains. but with a name like that. ..
I The Real McCoy Halt Bar. 160 Woodlands Road, 332 1210. 9.30pm. Free. See Wed 31.
I vlilly Logan Outhouse. 1155 Cathcart Road, 649 0184. 10pm. Free.
I Big George and the Business The Studio. 12 Shuttle Street. Paisley. 8896867. 9.30pm. Free. Residency.
I Gueensryche Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place, 557 2590. 8pm. £9. £8.50. £8. Beginningtheir world tourthis very night. if I‘m not mistaken. the metal band from Washington saw nine years of work pay off when their recent EMl LP Empire entered the album charts at number 13. I Hed's Atomic Dustbin Venue. Calton Road, 557 3073. I The Charlie Davidson Band Preservation Hall, Victoria Street, 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free. That’s Charlie. who on other ~occasions is known as the one with the Sheepdogs. I The Gist Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free. Residency. I Junkyard Angels Queen Street Oyster Bar. Queen Street. 226 2530. Free. See Sat 27. I Texas Breaktast Leadbelly‘s. South Clerk Street. 662 4731. 10pm. Free. Blues. I Blue Haze Finsbury Park, South St Andrew Street. 556 1020. 9pm—midnight. Free. See Wed 31. I The Perlstalsis Trio St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. 557 2925. 9pm. Free. Residency. Swing-inﬂuenced material.
FRIDAY 2 Glasgow
I Hed's Atomic Dustbin College of Building and Printing. 60 North Hanover Street. 331 1355. 9pm. £4.50. Tickets from Just the Ticket, Virgin. Union Street,226 4679. The Neds have done more in the space of two ridiculously catchy singles
than many bands of a similar grunge pop persuasion achieve over two albums (no offence Mega City Four. but . . .). mainly because they‘ve backed them up with consistently infectious live performances. Cleaning up rapidly in the increasingly wayward wake ofThe Wonderstuff. it‘s virtually taken as read that these Stourbridge upstarts will be the next grebo gurus to gatecrash the Top40.
I BPM King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. 272a St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9.30pm. Free entry by ticket. Tickets from King Tut‘s and from BBC reception. Queen Margaret Drive. Not a gig by any stretch ofthe imagination. Tonight King Tut‘sis being taken over by Radio Scotland‘s BPM crew for goodness-knows-what kind of danceable mayhem. The show will go out live between 11.30pm and 12.30am. so have those kinky messages ready to shout in the background.
I Rosetta Stone and The Ancestry Delirium 7, Rooftops. 92 Sauchiehall Street. 332 5883. 11pm. £3. The last Friday night gig at Secrets for the indeﬁnite future. Vaguer Gothic-inﬂuenced sounds from Rosetta Stone and their tour support. but tinged with Sub Pop and New Beat. Sisters of Mercy meet The Shamen.
I The Countrymen Traders, Glassford Street. 11pm. Free. Self-styled Squeeze/Talk Talk-inﬂuenced four-piece pop band. Can‘t be a bad thing.
I Hideaway Blues Band MacSorleys. Jamaica Street, 221 8499. 8.30pm. Free. Residency. See Fri 26.
I Marsha Fresca Studio. 12 Shuttle Street. Paisley, 889 6867. 9.30pm. £1.50.
I Jamie Barnes and Cochise Studio. 12 Shuttle Street. Paisley. 889 6867. 9.30pm. Free. Residency.
I Big George and the Business Platini’s. West Nile Street. Residency.
I Suzanne Vega Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 557 2590. 7.30pm. £10, £9. As one of the few people 1 know who actually liked what DNA did to 'Tom‘s Diner‘. 1 live in hope that Suze will doa whole set with a beatbox and little else. Disappointment looms; it‘s back to sensitive songwriter-y stuff again.
I Galaxie 500 and The Assassins Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. See Preview. The Assassins. a Nigerian/Russian/American/ Irish group. release their debut on Rough Trade later this month. and considering the band‘s varied tastes (Weill. Prokofiev. Bunnymen, Syd Barret, Orson Welles). it could be interesting.
I Barkyl Barky and The Mutiny Strings Basin Street. Haymarket Terrace. 337 1006. Cumbernauld‘s finest guitar-abusers (bought their ‘Animals‘ 12in yet?) play a welcome date on this side of the country with local support. Plus the Demo Disco. I Star Club Wee Red Bar. Edinburgh College of Art. Lauriston Place. Newly signed to island. a four-piece that sprang out of a Willesdcn squat to project themselves in a way that mixes together The Beatles. Sly Stone and a healthy wadge of psychedelia. Current tracks produced by John Leckie.
I Big George and The Business Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9pm. Power trio fronted by the legendary Glasgow blues guitarist.
I Hometown Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free.
I The Blue Notes Leadbelly's. South Clerk Street. 6624731. 10pm. Free. Rock‘n‘ rollers from Manchester.
I Los Supremos Leith Oyster Bar. The Shore. 552 6294. 9.30pm. Free. Residency. Rock and blues covers.
I The Rootsies Duo Globe. West Port. 229 4553. 9pm. Free. Residency. See Fri26.
SATURDAY 3 Glasgow
I Tom Robinson Clyde Theatre. Bequhanran Street. Clydebank. 951 1200. 7.30pm. £6. Peter Blegvad has pulled out. so Tom capably goes it alone. But will it be opinion over music tonight? Either way his performance is bound to be stimulating and thought-provoking.
I Galaxie 500 College of Building and Printing. 60 North Hanover Street. 331 1355. 9pm. £4.50. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 2264679. See Preview.
I Bomb Everything and Drunken State Videodrome. 33—39 York Street. 221
0441 . 7.30pm. £4. Noise. thrash. noise. and more thrash. Bomb Everything are not the kind of band you‘d like to meet down a dark alleyway — unless Drunken State were chasing you from the other direction.
I Star Club Strathclyde University Union. 90.iohn Street. 552 1895. 9pm. £2.50. Students and guests. Island obviously have a lot of faith in this latest bunch of complete unknowns. if their megabucks deal is anything to go by. This showcase tour is designed to give them experience of decent-sized venues.
I The Lost Soul Band King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. 272a St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 10pm. £3. That‘s Lost Soul as in Cel‘ic Soul. Edinburgh‘s equivalent tothe Hothouse Flowers and bands oftheir gypsiﬂed ilk. reputed to go down a storm live.
I Deal Heights Calun Aces Cafe Bar.
Glasgow‘s Glasgow.'The Arches. Midland Street. 204 3993. 10.30pm. £3. Tickets from the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 227 5511. Glasgow's Glasgow goes out with a bang. Tonight’s manic gig is part ofthe Cafe Bar‘s final ﬂing. hosted appropriately by past live favourites here. I The Clockwork Monkeys Shelter. 7 Renfrew Court. 332 6231. 10pm. Free.
I The Little Wolves Halt Bar. 160 Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9.30pm. Free.
I Dig George and the Business Platini's. West Nile Street. Residency.
I The Tall Men Kestrel. Cumbernauld. Free.
I Jam Session The Studio. 12 Shuttle Street. Paisley, 889 6867. 3pm. Free.
I Jagged Edge and Heartland Bedrock Club. Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. See Sun4.
I Avalon Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9pm. Folk-rock. I Boo Radley Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free.
I The Junkyard Angels St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. 557 2925. 9pm. Free. Residency. See Sat 27.
I The Blue Holes Moray House Student Union. Holyrood Road. 556 8455. Rock‘n‘rollers from Manchester.
I Charlie and her Sheepdogs Leadbelly's. South Clerk Street. 662 4731 . Afternoon. Free. The Charlie Davidson Band. by any other name. They smell as sweet.
I The Rootsle Tootsie Blues Band Leadbelly’s. South Clerk Street. 662 4731. 10pm. Free. See Tues 30.
I Live music Basin Street. llaymarket Terrace. 337 1006.
SUNDAY 4 Glasgow
I Jagged Edge and Heartland Videodrome. 33—39 York Street. 221 0441. 8pm. £3. Described as ‘candy ﬂoss rock in the Bon Jovi mould'. I thought candy floss was meant to be palatable. Their tour support Heartland are of a similar melodic rock bent.
I A Chocolate Morning Altair 4. Rooftops. 92 Sauchiehall Street. 332 5883. 11pm. £2. Groovy. psychedelic indie sounds from a band who‘ve been humping round the circuit for too long without wider recognition.
I The Real McCoy Stigma.Tuxedo Princess. Anderston Quay, 204 1150. 9pm. £2. See Wed 31. And ifthat’s not enough. what about the half-price drinks? It‘s enough to make you bury your prejudices about this venue.
I Running Scared The Studio, 12 Shuttle Street. Paisley. 889 6867. 9.30pm. Free. Rock.
I The Shadows Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 557 2590. 7.30pm. £9.50, £8.50. £7.50. Hank and the boys get some serious twangcroonie done. in this. their 70th? 80th? year ofshowbiz.
I Bomb Everything and Drunken State Moshpit, Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. See Sat 3.
I The Great Junction Street Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street, 226 3816. £1 after 9pm. Adroitly-performed adult pop.
I The Spanners Foyer Bar. Maybury Roadhouse, Maybury Road. 339 1430. 8—11pm.
I The Lost Soul Band St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. 557 2925. 9pm. Free. See Junkyard Angels. Sat 3.
I Jam session Leadbelly‘s, South Clerk Street, 662 4731. Free.
I Remember Remember the 5th of
November Glasgow School of Art, 167 Renfrew Street. 332 9797. 10pm. £3.50. Tickets from Trash City Clothing. De Courcy‘s Arcade, Tower Records, Argyle Street and the School of Art. Students and guests. A virtual obligation ofa night out for anyone with discerning tastes. featuring (deep breath) Nyah Fearties, The Tremens, Capone and the Bullets. Borskee. Spamborskee. Hugh Reed and the Velvet Underpants. Sedition. Solomon Flynn. The Rhythm Kittens, Badgewearer. The Doobee Brothers (no. not those ones). We Are The Men. Subliminal Girls. Ken. Disco Biscuits and ‘much more besides‘. Fancy Dress ophonaL
I And How the World The Studio. 12 Shuttle Street. Paisley. 889 6867. 10pm. £1.
I Raining Stairs Preservation Hall. Victoria Street, 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free. Named after a ﬂight of steps in lnverness (in case it‘s been worrying you) the Stairs have an independent cassette and CD doing the rounds. Fairly orthodox wide-screen pop/rock. but a competent start for a band to develop from.
I The Kitchen Devils Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free.
I Roby Lang Leadbelly‘s. South Clerk Street. 662 4731. Free. See Wed 31 .
TUESDAY 6 Glasgow
I Battle of the Bands Queen Margaret Union. University Gardens, 3399784. 8pm. £2. Students and guests. incestuous competition between ten campus bands. Reputed to feature the kind of‘foolproof‘ voting system normally used on such occasions. In other words. ifyou take along enough of your friends. your band could walk away with the prize ofa ten-hour recording session at Tower Studios.
I The Light Studio. 12 Shuttle Street. Paisley, 889 6867. 10pm. £1. Commercial jangly pop with masses of luscious hooks, and do 1 detect the odd burst ofwah-wah guitar to bump up the credibility factor?
I Hideous Thing Shelter. 7 Renfrew Court. 332 6231. 9.30pm. Free.
I Big Ted’s Party Kestrel. Cumbernauld. Sadly not as waggish as their name suggests.
I Hideaway Blues Band Curlers. 256 Byres Road. 334 1284. 9pm. Free. Residency. See Fri 26.
I Vegas Newlands Hotel. 290 Kilmarnock Road, 632 9171. Mini-residency. See Tues 30.
I Acoustic Jam Studio. 12 Shuttle Street. Paisley. 889 6867. 9pm. Free.
I The Rootsle Tootsie Blues Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free. Residency. See Tues 30.
I The Fiances Negociants. Lothian Street, 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free. Residency. See Tue 30.
I Hobody's Business Bannerman‘s, Niddry Street. 5576 3254. 9pm. Free. Friendly blues band.
I Cream of the Blues Leadbelly‘s. South Clerk Street, 662 4731. Free. Mo‘ blues. I Mark Parry Raeburn House Hotel, Raeburn Place. 332 1707. 8.30—1 1pm. Residency. See Tues 30.
I The Psycho Surgeons and Electric Daisies Reﬂections. Cumbernauld. 8pm. Free. Renowned nutcases bring their silly costumes and sillier stage show to the Welwyn Garden City of the north. playing alongside the usual nothing-whatsoever-
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