RIDAY 25 Glasgow
I Close Lobsters and Perspex White Out King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. 272a St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 10pm. £3.50. First gig for the new Close Lobsters line-up. but they‘re still sure to be pumping out their neat indie pop tunes — nothing startlingly original. but pretty groovy nonetheless. Support band Perspex White Out are currently one of the best bets for convincing the south that there's life beyond Teenage Fanclub in Glasgow. having succeeded in luring a couple of record companies to this gig to witness their snail-paced but hard-hitting grunge. I Kinky Alro Studio. 12 Shuttle Street. Paisley. 889 6867. 10pm. Free. Obviously a new band. judging by the name. but as yet an unknown quantity.
I Hideaway Blues Band MacSorleys. Jamaica Street. 221 8499. 8.30pm. Free. Residency. Blues and soul.
I EMF and The Stereo MCs (‘alton Studios. Calton Road. 556 7066. SOLD OUT. Sec Sat 26.
I The Ruby Suit Moray l louse Student Union. Holyrood Road. 556 8455. Open to general public. Attractive guitar-based pop from the steadily improving Suit.
ROCK & BLUES
I Moio Pep Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9pm.
I Precious Little Else Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.
I The Spanners Trading Post. The Shore. 553 5153. 9pm. Free. A duo with drum machine. keyboards and guitars doing a whole range of covers.
I The Hoolsles Duo Globe. West Port.229 4553. 9.30pm. Free. Residency. Taking
time out from The Rootsie Tootsie Blues
Band. Jim Condie on guitar and Ron Tate on vocals and harmonica play blues. gospel and a sprinkling ofjazz.
I Gordon Campbell Blue Lagoon. Angle Park Terrace. 337 9922. Residency. Known chieﬂy for his work at R.E. L. Studios and West Lothian Music Management Course. Campbell is also an experienced and accomplished songwriter.
I Los Supremos Leith Oyster Bar. The Shore. 554 6294. 9pm. Free. Residency. Rock and blues cove rs.
I Heart Industry and Amanda Chesterfields. Royal Terrace. 556 6918. Free. Residency.
I Live music Cafe Biarritz. Frederick Street. 225 5244. Free.
SATURDAY 26 Glasgow
I EMF and Stereo MCs King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. 272a St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9.30pm. SOLD OUT. EMF-fever sweeps a nation as the naughty boy scouts from the soon-to-be-hip West Midlands sell out every (far too) small venue quicker than you can say what theirinitials stand for. Thank goodness that the records make it all worthwhile: the poppier-than-thou Jesus Jones pastiche of ‘Unbelievable‘ and the current belter ‘1 Believe'. even busier and more infectious than its predecessor. See Clubs preview
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I The Revolting Cocks. Silverﬁsh and Bomb Everything College of Building and Printing. 60 North Hanover Street. 331 1355. 9pm. £6 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. Open to general public. See feature for Revolting Cocks. First Scottish appearances for Camden's Silverfish: straightforward hardcore dipped in sweat from the yelping Lesley and the rest of her crew. Their album Far Ax! is doing the rounds just now. Same idea from Bomb Everything with no let-up in the noise department.
I Kenny Thomas Tunnel. 84 Mitchell Street. 204 1000. 11pm. £6. Cooltcmpo Records present the ‘outstanding' Kenny Thomas — well. that‘s the name of his hit single anyway.
I lied Brick Tent and Criminal Minds Studio. 12 Shuttle Street. Paisley. 889 6867. 9.30pm. £1. Criminal Minds feature ex-members of l leavy Pettin‘. so expect the same old ideas from them.
I Do'Weevil Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free.
I Barty! earlty and The Electric Daisies Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. The Barky‘s debut EP of last year. Animals. was top-notch for a Scottish independent single. and live they are just as compelling. with the added bonus ofbeing pretty watchable too.
I The Refugees Pelican. (‘owgate. 225 5413. 9.30pm prompt. A long-awaited showcase for the songs of American/Scottish songwriting team Fjacre and Calais. The Refugees have been off the boards for a numberof months. so they're determined to make this a night worth remembering. not least to impress any music biz VlPs who might have crossed the Atlantic for the occasion.
I The Thanes and Space Family Robinson Basin Street. Haymarket Terrace. 337 1006. 8pm. £1. Space Family Robinson l includes Paul. ex of Sharlot and The ‘ Rogues. and you should all be familiar with The Thanes andtheir i pschedelia-tinged . . . er. beat music.
I Woodrow's Louder Than Hype Platform One. Rutland Street. 225 2433. No doubt to be fronted by the locally-based soul and R&B singer Woodrow Wilson. and thus worht seeing.
I Summerlield Blues Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.
I The Junkyard Angels St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. 557 2925. 9pm. Free. Residency. Oyster Bar favourite Sandyman joins forces with Lost Soul Band members for a folky. harmonious acoustic set.
I Gods Dl Glam Cafe Biarritz. Frederick Street. 225 5244. Free. Residency.
I Heart Industry and Amanda
Chesterfields. Royal Terrace. 5566918. Free. Residency.
I The Strat Boys Globe. West Port . 229 4553. 9.30pm. Free. Residency. Rockand blues covers.
I Buy Me an Umbrella Queen Street Oyster Bar. Queen Street. 226 2530. 9.30pm. Free. Residency. Spanish rhythms. bongos. electric and acoustic guitars.
I The Hicktown Hobos Royal Archer. Jeffrey Street. 5566338. Free. Residencv. Blues. ’ I Live music Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9pm.
I Live music Trading Post. The Shore. 553 5153. 9pm. Free.
SUNDAY 27 Glasgow
I Cartney Laird Studio, 12 Shuttle Street. Paisley. 889 6867. 9.30pm. Free.
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34 The List 25 January — 7 February 1991