ROCK & BLUE_S_§I_U_S£______
FRIDAY 19 Glasgow
I The Silencers Barrowland. (iallowgatc. 5524601. 7.30pm. S()l.l) ()L'T. Bigin Scotland and France. spurned by the Iinglish — The Silencers' large-sounding. Confident pop rock is good of its type and well executed. suggesting that they'll succeed in keeping at least a baby step ahead of the pack ofsoundalikes.
I Shack and The Candyskins King Tut's Wah Wah Itut. St Vincent Street. 221 527‘). 9pm. £4. Like Kitchensof Distinction and The Mock Turtles. Liverpool's Shack w rite understated pop gems and provide an unassuming stage presence. allowing the power oftheir Bcatlesquc melodies to carry them through their gigs rather than any false posturing. As a result. they're nev er less than brilliant.
I The Sound 01 The Blues Brothers ( ilasgoys University l'nion. L'niversity Avenue. 3398697. 9.30pm. £3.50. Studentsand guests. Time to don the trilbies and the shades for what has become a highly marketable venture. The populariton The Blues Brothers film has spawned many Belushi Aykroyd imitators. and it sounds like tonight will involve some similar ritual massacring of many a great Motown song.
I The Ancestry Rooftops. Sauchichall Street. 332 5883. 11pm. £2.50. Three humans and a drum machine pretentioust known as The Ancestor who. along with bands like Rosetta Stone. are endeavouring to move away from the doom and despondency image ofgothic music by using clcctro backing. But then. The Sisters of Mercy tried that ten years ago and look at them today.
I Peach County ( ilasgow School Of Art. Renfrew Street. 332 9797. 9.30pm. £3 (£2). New country in the l.y1c I.ovett vein. I Blyth Power l lalt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9.30pm. Free.
I Bo'Weevil Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free. Rhythm and blues. I One World (’hristic's. Main Street. Alexandria. 038‘) 5779‘). 9.30pm. Free. (‘onfident and competent Scottish pop'rock.
I The Boo Radleys Venue. (‘alton Road. 557 3073. Rightly at the forefront ofthe Liverpool indie scene. the Ichabod and] mini-LP saw them display sub-Sub Pop leanings but. like Swervedriver. they maintain a distinctly British character. ()n the current livery Heaven F.P they keep the strong melodies but instead of
shrouding them in grungey guitars. they
' indulge in the current infatuation for Banshee-esque swirly effects. And unlike the similar-sounding (‘hapterhouse and
Slowdive. they succeed in projecting some
sort ofstage presence when they play live.
I The Lost Soul Band and Savana Lamar
('alton Studios. (‘alton Road. 5567066.
10pm. £5 (£3.50). A (ircenpeacc benefit.
which is enough of a good reason forgoing
along. even if two promising (very
promising in The Lost Soul Band's case)
local bands weren't playing. (‘omparcd many times over with The Waterboys and The Ilothouse Flowers. the band have
songs stored tip which surpass their sole
single to date. ‘(‘offee And 1 lope’.
Anglo-Spanish group Savana Lamar have
been playing in Edinburgh under various
guises for quite a while now. and anyone
who lists both Paul Weller and [)urutti (‘olumn among their inﬂuences must be on to something pretty unusual.
I The Elevators Preservation Ilall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9pm. 1
Highly praised by.amongothers.the I n d y
producer of Radio 2's Pun/Jones RR” 1) Show. the Fife-based sextet have a '1' I / EDINBURGH THE VENUE 24th APRIL GLASGOW SUB CLUB 25111 APRIL
repertoire that ranges from ('hicago-style
blues to storming rock'n'roll. I Shibboleth Negociants. [.othian Street. GLASGOW MAYFAIR
225 6313. 9.30pm. Free. Pleasant rocky . JOth MAY
songs given melodic interest by violin. I Live music ('hcstcrfield's. Royal 'lierrace. 5566918. Free. The live programme for the next fortnight hasn't been sorted out yet. but will feature'l‘he Spanners. lleart Industry and Paul (iaynor. Phone for details.
SATURDAY 20 Glasgow
I AC/DC and King's X S1i('(‘.Finnieston ()uay. 248 3000. £13.50. £1 1 plusbooking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. L‘nion Street. 226 467‘). The dirtiest. .srnclliest. meanest. dumbest. most malevolent (these are all compliments. by the way) rockers in town. None ofyour namby pamby Bon Jovi candytloss here -- A(' l)(‘ perform undiluted heavy metal. not a weedy. gimmicky hybrid. Which is. of course. why their guitarist is still in short trousers.
I Adeva Tunnel. Mitchell Street. 204 1000. 1 1pm. £8. Rescheduled from the previous Saturday »- and she‘ll still have those dancers with her. as promised. Storming the charts with her current collaboration with Monie Love.
I The 800 Badleys King Tut's \Vah Wah llut. St Vincent Street. 221 527‘). 9pm. £4. See Fri 1‘).
I Loose Cut 1 lalt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 12 10. 9.30pm. Free. Blues rock.
I The Huxleys Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free. Jolly countrified pop. of a type with The Liberties and Wild River Apples.
I West Coast Spirit Christie's. Main Street. .»\le.sandria. 038‘) 5779‘). 9.30pm. Free. As always. (‘hristie‘s are eagerto
1 81h MAY hear from any bands who wish to play
QUEENS HALL . z I I 20th MAY Edinburgh = ITheUKSubs.DeadFlowerSandJailhouse Eﬂiiﬂ tﬂim Basin Street. IIaymarket Terrace. 337 " IIEIU rnsr
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16th MAY GOUROCK BAY HOTEL
101 16. £3.50. No matter how hard you kick MAYFAIR
‘em. they still keep coming back for more. Which is. ofcourse. as it shotild be. 1 lave
the Subs bought a sampler and a floppy disc of James Brown beats'.’ I lave they bloody hell as like! Punk rock. the way you (used to) like it. Plus support. from Newcastle and (ilasgow respectively.
I UVU. Tom‘s New Shoes and Long Fin Killie .‘yloray l louse. liolyrood Road. 556 8455. 9pm. £2. Three local acts. Tom's New Shoes especially making the prospect an cnticingone.
I The Hucksters Negociants. [.othian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free. Wishaw's very own response to the chiming guitars of'l‘he Byrds and R.F...\rt. . with two recommended LPs out.
I Mainline Bedrock (‘lub. Venue. ('alton Road. 557 3073. New lidinburgh rock band.
I Makossa Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 2263816. £1 after 9pm. A delicious swirl of reggae. soul and African styles.
I Woodrow Wilson‘s Louder Than Hype Platform ()ne. Rutland Street. 225 2433. Free. (‘urrently appearing every other fortnight. the outstanding soul and R6213 singer.
I Free Airwave Radio St James Oyster Bar. ('alton Road. 557 2925. 9pm. Free. 9pm. Free. (iood reports from this band who play around with rock. funk and soul. and reckon their main inﬂuences to be in the region of Sly Stone and Prince.
I Live music (‘hesterfields Royal Terrace. 5566918. See Fri 1‘). *
GLASGOW MAYFAIR 28th MAY
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All. TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM JUST THE TICKET VIRGIN UNION STREET, GLASGOW. RIPPING I VIRGIN EDINBURGH, AND ALL TOCT A OUTLETS THROUGHOUT SCOTLAND. CREDIT CARDS 031-557 6969 POSTAL 8. OTHER INFO 031-556 1212
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