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Paisley. 889 6867. 9pm. £1 .51). Down but not out after their unceremonious departure from Arista. wounds well and truly licked. The Right Stuffare back in the business of kicking up a live storm — if. indeed. you feel they ever did that in the first place.
I Holocaust Moshpit. Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. A locally-based thrash group this week. whose year-old LPon Chrome Records holds up pretty well against American practitioners ofthe genre.
I The Great Junction Street Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9pm. Adroitly performed adult pop.
I Guaranteed Pure Rutland No 1.Rutland Street. 2293402.
I Blade Serenade St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. 557 2925. 9pm. Free. 1 I The Spanners Trading Post. The Shore. I 553 5153. Free. Lunchtime residency. See 1 Sat 8. l
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I INXS and Absent Friends SECC. E Finnieston Quay. 248 3000. £14. £12 plus i booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket. : Virgin. Union Street. 2264679. Only ; single seatsleft. See Sun 9. ' I Absent Friends King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. 272a St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 10pm. 1NXS support getting on down in the 1 int in the name ofan after-gig jam— or is it for the benefit ofsome A&Rtypes‘.’
I Kilh and Kin Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. An evening spent listening to tracks being mixed in the studio is going to nail them into your brain anyway. but there‘sa catchiness. adventurousness and fun to
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Kith and Kin‘s new material that suggests it‘s going to stand up on its own two feet without the benefit of repeated playing through pro equipment. Cajun hoedowns - in dub?! -— plus accessible. assured songs that put their previous tape. Shining Through in the shade. Also playing Calton Studios on Thurs 20 as part of 1 leartbeat‘s Christmas party.
I The Cactus Club Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.
I Driving Sideways Bannermans. Niddry Street. 556 3254. 9pm. Free.
I Alastair Mathieson Leith Oyster Bar. The Shore. 554 6294. 9pm. Free.
I Live music Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free.
I Live music Leadbelly's. South Clerk Street. 662 4731.9pm.
I Live music Green Tree. Cow-gate . 225 1294. Free.
I Willy Logan Monty‘s. Guildhall Street. 0383 731018. 10pm—1am. Covers.
TUESDAY 11 Glasgow
I Thunder Barrowland. 244 Gallowgatc. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £7.50 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. Every cliche in the 11M hit-making manual. and not a shred of integrity to spot their own banality. Just think. they take up places in the chart which could be better occupied by the likes ofTrev’n'Simon.
I Marsha Fresca Tunnel. 84 Mitchell Street. 204 1000. 11pm. £3.50(£2 student/UB40). Up till now. Marsha Fresca have chosen to reveal their intriguing funk/rock hybrid only to a precious few Paisley residents. However. they feel The Tunnel is the right place to unveil the science of Frescology — taking hard rock riffs into a club atmosphere by way of a predominantly bass-driven sound. Thunder fans note — your heroes are dead meat.
I Glasgow Songwriters Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free. Soloists. duos and trios from the co—operative.
I Hideaway Blues Band Curlers. 256 Byres Road. 334 1284. 9pm. Free. Residency. See Fri 7.
I Iron Maiden and Anthrax lngliston Exhibition Centre. £12. £10. Bruce Dickinson wisely sticks to what he knows best: the sound ofthe cavalry storming over the hills playing souped-up Les Pauls as they gallop. The literary scene might be a nice place to visit. Bruce. but you don’t wanna live there — even if they‘d have you. Mildly surprising to see Anthrax as a mere
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I The 800 Radleys and The Impossibles Floral Riot. Network. West Tollcross. 228 3252. 9pm—4am. £3.50. Tickets from Avalanche or on the door. Floral Riot and North‘s Christmas Party. See preview. The lmpossibles. two female ex-Edinburgh students. create sweet harmonies over the simplest ofpop melodies and lyrics.
I The Olives Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. Formerly known as Tonight at Noon. an interesting and often rewarding
I The Rootsie Tootsie Blues Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free. Residency. Rockin' blues band.
I The Fiances Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free. Residency.
I Fiaere Nilssen Queen Street Oyster Bar. Queen Street. 226 2530. 9.30pm. Free. American R&B. country and rock‘n‘roll fan Fjaere plays a solo gig. possibly joined by sax on a few numbers.
I Los Supremos St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. 557 2925. 9pm. Free. Rock and blues covers.
I Live music Leadbelly's. South Clerk Street. 662 4731 . 9pm.
I Live music Green Tree. Cowgate. 225 1294. Free.
I Runrig Forum. £10.60. See Fri 7.
WEDNESDAY 12 Glasgow
I The Boo Radleys Videodrome. 33- 39 York Street. 221 0441. 10pm. £3.50. See preview.
I Rollin‘ Joe and the Jets Curlers. 256 Bytes Road. 334 1284. 9pm. Free. Residency. Fifties rock‘n'roll.
I The Liberties St Andrews College. Bearsden. 943 1424. 8pm. £3 students. £4 non-students. Signing in available. Only just announced. the first of four December gigs for the country-orientated Fdinburgh songstcrs.
I Red Hot and Blue Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free. No connection with the Aids consciousness-raiser of the same name.
I Guaranteed Pure Rullitnd No1.Rutland Street. 229 3402. Free.
I Pertect Day Pelican. Cowgate. 225 5413. Free.
I The Night Kitchen Bannermans. Niddry Street. 556 3254. Free. Residency. Rootsy bluesandskifﬂe.
I Roby Lang Queen Street Oyster Bar. Queen Street. 226 2530. 9.30pm. Free. Residency. 1)ylan- and Lennon-type covers. plus own material.
I Phil Craig Raeburn House 1 lotel. Raeburn Place. 332 1707. 8— 1 1pm. Free. Residency. Country. rock and blues.
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I Live music Green Tree. Cowgate. 225 1294. Free.
THURSDAY 13 Glasgow
I A Gentle Sound Champion. 56 Oswald Street. 248 6486. 9pm. £3. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. in a recent Barrowland debacle. i AGS romped home considerably clear of : headliners Northside. tripping gleefully all 5 the way back to lnverness. Now they’re i l
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drone. with the result that they're as i bouncy as a space hopper. And gentle they i ain't either. Pitts Slam DJs. I The Right Stuff King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. 272a St Vincent Street. 221 5279. lllpm. £3.50. See Sun9. I Runaway Train and Fast Layne Studio55. Bruce Hotel. Cornwall Street. East Kilbride. 035 522 9771. 8pm. £2. Airdrie's Runaway Train recently took part in at Riverside Studios showcase (they recorded their ‘Heavenly Monday" single there) and are popular down Radio Clyde way. having won their Best Band Award. I Bravo Halt Bar. 160 Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9.30pm. Free. I The Basement Trio Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free. I Willy Logan ()uthouse. 1155 Cathcart Road. 649 0184. 10pm. Free. Cover versions. I The Liberties ()ddfellows. Forrest Road. 2201816. Free.()nlythe second gigin their hometown since being signed. and sure to be busy.
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I The Ruby Suit Pelican. Cowgate. 225 5413. Free. Much improved and somewhat expanded from their early Beautiful Suit days. they're turning out to : be a good live act. with a growing list of attractive songs to drawon.
I Maltossa .‘vloray House Student Union. liolyrood Road. 556 8455. 9pm-«2am. £1.50(£1). A steaming brew of reggae and soul with African inﬂuences. 1 predict severe difficulties in stopping the feet twitching at thisone.
I The TCS Platform ()ne. Rutland Street. 225 2433. Soul and Rev B. of the sort favoured by The Blues Brothers.
I The Charlie Davidson Rand Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm, Free. Bluesy.
I The Hitsville Grease Guns Negociants. Lothian Street. 2256313. 9.30pm. Free.
I The Rootsies Duo Ryrie's. l layrnarket Terrace. 337 7582. See Fri 7.
I Alter Eight Mince St James Oyster Bar. Calton Roati. 557 2925. 9pm. Free.