Just the Ticket. Virgin. L'nion Street.226 467‘). Oh. the bitter irony ofit all. thatThe Big Dish should finally chart with what is easily their dullest single to date and it was up against some pretty stiff competition in the first place. However. it wasn't entirely purposeless; l melted down my copy and made it into a handy desk tidy. Tonight The Mc('luskey Brothers will appear irrepressibly animated by comparison.

I The Linden Tree. The Honeychurch andA Boy Called Bob King Tut's Wah Wah llut. St Vincent Street. 226 467‘). 8.30pm. (‘ompetent (in the nicest possible sense) pop from all three bands tonight. Looking at the line-up it's not surprising todiscover this is a showcase gig talk ofbiggish money has been bandied around for months with nothing concrete yet.

I Nyah Fearties and Blind Bogus Lemon D'Tremen And The Tattle Bogle Blues Men Rooftops. Sauchiehall Street. 332 5883. 9.30pm. £2. For some inexplicable reason \yah l-‘earties. the mad men of jock rock. has e decided to go by the utterly vile moniker ('ollaborator from now on. Rivals in silliness for a short timeonly. Blind Bogus etc. pool the debatable talents of various members ofSolomon Flynn. The Tremens and Lost.

I Rollin’ Joe And The Jets Curlers. Byres Road. 334 1284. 8pm. Free. Residency. Fifties rock'n'roll.


I The La's and The Milltown Brothers Network. West Tollcross. 228 3252. See preview.

I Shame and The Ruby Suit Venue. (‘altor Road. 557 3073. First of two gigs this week. with headliner band and support swappingover on Fri 15. Shame. a local group fronted by ex-TV21 man Norman Rodger. are virtually unknown at home. although WEA Canada released their album last year to great acclaim.

I Guaranteed Pure Rutland .\'o l.Rutland Street. 22‘) 3402. Free.

I The Misfits St James Oyster Bar. (‘alton Road. 55'.” 2925. 9pm. Free. A duo which includes the celebrated Glasgow singer ('arol Laula.

I The Lost Form Queen Street Oyster Bar. Queen Street. 226 2530. 9.30pm. Free. See Sat 9.

I Shibboleth Negociants. Lothian Street. 2256313. 9.30pm. Free. See Fri 8.

I Soulhside Madogs. George Street. 225 3408. 10pm. Residency.

I Los Supremos Malt Shovel. (‘ockburn Street. 225 6843. Free. Residency. Rock and blues covers.

I Phil Craig Raeburn House Hotel. Raeburn Place. 332 1707. 8—1 1pm. Free. ‘The Human Jukebox’ rock. blues and country.

I White Oak Trading Post. The Shore. 553 5153. 9pm. Free. (‘ountry and western. IT. McD Bannerman's. Niddry Street. 5563254. Free. Promising funky-rocky hand through from Glasgow. This folkie cellar bar makes for unusual surroundings. but probably worth dropping by.

THURSDAY 14 Glasgow

I Bad Manners Glasgow University Union. L'niversity Avenue. 33‘) 8697. 9.30pm. £4. Students and guests. Truly fab in their time. but astheir time wasten years ago and there has been oceans of water under the bridge since then. Bad Manners’ appeal has become tinged with the novelty factor. But they're probably the right band to capture all that end-of—term euphoria.

I Fatima Mansions King Tut's Wah Wah llut. St Vincent Street. 221 527‘). 8.30pm. £4. See preview.

I The Primevals Fury Murry‘s. Maxwell Street. 221 651 1. lt'stempting to dubThe Primevals the Grand Old Men of Glaswegian Rock. such is their ability to

produce reliably superlative blues and country-tinged rock. But that would be denying their talent for turningout fresh new material and speaking of which. can we have another reCord soon'.’

I Osmosis Rooftops. Sauchiehall Street. 332 5883. 8.30pm. £1.50. A five~piece who seem to fuse just about every musical style going. Take your pick from jazz. rock.big band. pop. latin or electro.

I 13th Floor Vendetta l lalt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9.30pm. Free. Local goth band pretty good as well. if that's your bag - whose line-up has been somewhat diminished of late to comprise two guys with long hair. guitars and a tinny drum machine. (‘arter meets The Cult. anyone'.’

I Seeing Red Solid Rock Cafe. 1 lope Street. 221 1105. Edinburgh-based melodic rock band.

I Anton and the Moon ('afe lixprcsso Bongo. Quarry Street. Hamilton. 0698 458174. 9.30pm. Free. Big Miss Behave under their new name.

I The Belltaines Studio. Shuttle Street. Paisley. 88‘) 6867. 10pm.£1.50.

I David Taylor Twa Corbics. ('umbernauld. 67 27473. 9pm. Free.


I Moon ()ddfellows. Forrest Road. 220 1816. 9pm. Free.

I Red Hot and Blue Platform ()ne. Rutland Street. 225 2433. Rock'n'roll.

I Dave Robb Pelican. (‘owgate. 225 5413. Free. See Mon 11.

I Bluelinger Madogs. George Street. 225 3408. 10pm. Free. Residency. Rock'n'roll.

I Elephant Noise Riccarton Campus. lleriot Watt University. Leading Edinburgh guitar band get epic for the students.

I The Misfits Leith Oyster Bar. The Shore. 5546294. 9.30pm. Free. See Wed 13.

I Maya's Voice Precinct. Rose Street. 225 3297. Free. Residency. Ethereal. Celtic sounds. somewhere in the region of (Wannad.

I Buy Me An Umbrella Queen Street Oyster Bar. Queen Street. 226 2530. 9pm. Free. Spanish rhythms. bongos. electric and acoustic guitars.

I The Tex Fillet Five Negociants.1.othian Street. 2256313. 9.30pm. Free. Spoof country.

I The Brothers Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free.

I The Spanners Trading Post. The Shore. 553 5153. 9pm. Free. Not only a live band. but karaoke and a Jack Daniels promotion as well.

I The Rootsies Duo Ryrie's. llaymarket Terrace. 337 7582. Free. Residency. See Fri 8.

I Mark Parry Misfits. Rose Street. 220 3933. 7—10.30pm. Free. Residency. Boogie. ballads and blues from the guitarist/singer.

I The Last Detail Scottie Lounge. Abercorn Gardens. 669 7244. Free. Residency.

I David Valentine and Murray lnnes Blue Lagoon. Angle Park Terrace. 3379922. 9pm. Free. Residency. Vocals and sax.

I Live music St James Oyster Bar. ('alton Road. 557 2925. 9pm. Free.

FRIDAY 15 Glasgow

I Gary Clail and Botany 5 Queen Margaret Union. University Gardens. 3399784. 8pm. £5. Students and guests. There's still some uncertainty over the line-up for the OM end of term ball. but it‘s likelyto include both these acts. which would suggest something of a rave atmosphere to the whole shebang. Whatever happened to good old drinking each other under the table contests?

I Fishmonkeyman King Tut's Wah Wah llut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £3.50. The latest Wirral sensations (the

only Wirral sensations in fact) poised for greater things due to a clutch of great pop songs. not least the rip-roaring Radio 1 fave ‘If I‘ve Told You ane'. anda rekindled interest in all things Merseyish. I The River Detectives (ireenoek Arts Guild Theatre. (‘ampbell Street. Greenock. 0475 23038. 8pm. £5. A low-key acoustic set from a band whose profile will sink altogether if it getsany lower.

I The Suns Traders. Glassford Street. 10pm. Free. Their sound is a tantalising mystery even to the band itself.

I The Blues Poets Blackfriars. Bell Street 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free.

I The Hideaway Blues Band MacSorleys. Jamaica Street. 221 849‘). 9pm. Free. Residency. See Fri 8.


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Student Union. llolyrood Road. 5568455.

Students and guests. See Wed 13. I Root Love and HMS Basin Street.

llaymarket Terrace. 337 1006. 9pm—1am. Free. Another Edinburgh/Glasgow combination. plus the chance to have your say in the coming week's demo chart.

I Excellent Rain Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free. Still playing very much 80s-based pop under the influence of Gabriel. U2 and the rest. I Bluetinger Madogs. George Street. 225 3408. 7—9pm. Free. Residency. See Fri 8. I The Rootsies Duo Globe. West Port. 229 4553. 9.30pm. Free. See Fri 8.

I Shibboleth (‘afe Biarritz. Frederick Street. 225 5244. 10pm. Free. Residency. See Fri 8.

I The Spanners Trading Post. The Shore. 553 5153. 9pm. Free. Residency. See Fri 8.

I Gordon Campbell Blue Lagoon. Angle Park Terrace. 337 9922. See Fri 8.

I Moio Pep (TBC) Preservation l lall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after‘)pm. I Los Supremos Leith ()yster Bar.The Shore. 554 6294. 9.30pm. Free. Residency. Rock and blues covers.

SATURDAY 16 Glasgow

I The Humpll Family King Tut‘s Wah Wah llut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £4. Infectious beyond belief. even ifrabid country'eajun footstomping ain‘t your thang. The major issue tonight is whether this extensive clan will all be able to fit on the modest King Tut‘s stage.

I The Kim Beacon Band llalt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9.30pm. Free. R&B.

I Willy And The Hand Jive Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free.

I The Pier Lights Traders. Glassford Street. 8.30pm. Free. Residency. See Sat


I Peter Goes To Particlt MacSorleys. Jamaica Street. 221 8499. 4.30pm. Free. Residency.


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