ROCK & BLUES
BARROWLANDS 16th JANUARY
GLASGOW BARROWLANDS 8th MARCH
ONLY SCOTTISH snow
& THE MEMPHIS HORNS
EDINBURGH PLAYHOUSE 20th JANUARY
Byres Road, 334 1284. 9pm. Free. Residency. See Fri 11.
I Glasgow Songwriters Blackfriars, 36 Bell Street, 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free. Soloists, duos and tries from the cooperative.
I Scandal Studio, 12 Shuttle Street, Paisley, 889 6867. 10pm. £1. Heavy rock.
I Love/Hate and Little Big Horn Network, West Tollcross, 228 3252. Oversexed, overexcited and over here! Love/Hate have only played occasionally in Britain before, but will probably be headlining arenas on their next visit. From LA, but in awe of British bands like The Beatles, the Stones, Led Zeppelin and The Who (a common enough pattern), they've got all the right qualiﬁcations for monster metal mania. And they‘re ‘the stoopidest band in the world’, to boot.
I The Hootsie Tootsie Blues Band Preservation Hall, Victoria Street, 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free. Residency. Rockin‘ blues band, incorporating, naturally enough, The Rootsies Duo.
I The Fiancee Negociants, Lothian Street, 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free. Residency.
I Flaere Niissen Queen Street Oyster Bar, Queen Street, 226 2530. 9.30pm. Free. Residency. American singer-songwriter playing solo for the moment and letting her folkier side show through in places. Joined on sax for some songs. Her residency here could be changed to Thursday, but this hasn‘t been confirmed yet.
I Los Supremos St James Oyster Bar, Calton Road. 557 2925. 9pm. Free. Residency. Rock and blues covers.
I Live music Green Tree, Cowgate , 225 1294. Free.
WEDNEDAY 16 Glasgow
I Iggy Pop Barrowland, 244 Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7.30pm. £10. Tickets from Just the Ticket, Virgin, Union Street, 226 4679. Forget the ropey ducts of recent months, forget the sub-gothic-metal preoccupation of recent years — when I ggy takes to the stage with all his reptilian charm and charisma there are few who can touch him. His last show in Scotland combined the best of the new with the greatest of the old and was a talking point for months afterwards. A couple of years older, probably none the wiser, but every bit as hungry as before — that’s Iggy bythe way, not me.
I Bollln' Joe and the Jets Curlers, 256 Byres Road, 334 1284. 9pm. Free. Residency. Fifties rock‘n’roll.
I One Fine Weekend, That hlood Indigo and Absoluter Venue, Calton Road, 557 3073. Triple bill of local talent.
I Shibboleth Negociants, Lothian Street, 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free. Pleasant rocky songs given melodic interest by violin. IThe Nighl Kitchen Bannerman‘s, Niddry Street, 556 3254. Free. Residency. Rootsy blues and skifﬂe.
I Roby Lang Queen Street Oyster Bar,
Road, 557 2925. 9pm. Free. Guest artist. I Live Music Trading Post, The Shore, 553 5153. 9pm. Free. Country and western night, band still to be conﬁrmed.
I Live music Green Tree, Cowgate , 225 1294.
THURSDAY 17 Glasgow
I The Stretchheade King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 10pm. £3.50. Ear-bashing thrashing given a lift above average by sheer velocity. larger than life stage presence and a line in patter that cuts ‘Mr Voluble‘ Norman Blake down to size.
I Babel Halt Bar, 160 Woodlands Road, 3321210.9.30pm. Free. Acclaimedtrio whose luscious pop sound is dominated by the extraordinary voice of Storm Gordon. I The Sex Gods and Dolphin City Studio, 12 Shuttle Street, Paisley, 889 6867. 10pm. £1.50. You‘ll either find The Sex Gods highly amusing or highly offensive — take your pick. They are no relation, by the way, to the ex-Balcony Dogs.
I A Chocolate Morning Twa Corbies, Carbrain, Cumbernauld, 0236 727473.
I Red Hot and Blue Platform One, Rutland Street, 225 2433. Rock’n'roll.
I The Pele Bowie Band Preservation Hall, Victoria Street, 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free. I The Tax Fillet Five Negociants, Lothian Street, 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free. Spoof country.
I Alter Eight Mince St James Oyster Bar, Calton Road, 557 2925. 9pm. Free.
J azz-funk group of sessioneers who know their stuff and can turn in some impressive playing.
I The Rootsies Duo Ryrie’s, Haymarket Terrace, 337 7582. See Fri 11.
I David Valentine and Murray Inna: Blue Lagoon, Angle Park Terrace, 337 9922. 9.30pm-12.30am. Free. Residency. Vocals and sax.
I The Last Detail Scottie Lounge, Abercorn Gardens, 669 7244. Free. Residency.
I Karaoke night Trading Post, The Shore, 553 5153. 9pm. Free.
FRIDAY 18 Glasgow
I The Painted Word King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut, 272a St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 10pm. £3.50. This lot seem to have been knocking about forever and a day without making any sizeable dent in the pop kids' conscience; maybe because their ﬂoaty, inoffensive pop is so transient that it’s hardly worth making a fuss over. Time to come down off their cloud and create some impact.
I Gargleblud Studio, 12 Shuttle Street, Paisley, 889 6867. 10pm. £2. East coast sickos (well they would be, wouldn‘t they?) gleefully playing up to the controversy being built around them at the expense oftheir musical ‘integrity'. Not that that should mean any sort of compromise - apart from not knowing the meaning ofthat word, their visual
I ‘experience’ has always been more
important than their songs.
I Hideaway Blues Band MacSorleys, Jamaica Street, 221 8499. 8.30pm. Free. Residency. See Fri 11.
I Do'Weevll Preservation Hall, Victoria Street, 226 3816. £1 after 9pm. Rockin' blues band.
I Spank Negociants, Lothian Street, 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.
Queen Street, 226 2530. 9.30pm. Free. Residency. Dylan- and Lennon-type covers, with own material.
I Live music Rutland No 1,Rutland Street, 229 3402. Free.
I Live music St James Oyster Bar, Calton
I The Spanner: Trading Post, The Shore, 5535153. 9pm. Free. See Frill.
I The Rootslea Duo Globe, West Port, 229 4553. 9.30pm. Free. Residency. See Fri
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l 38The List 11—24 January 1991