MUSIC ROCK & BLUES
I Live music St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road, 557 2925. 9pm. Free. Guest night.
I King’s X Mayfair, Sauchiehall Street. 332 3872. 7.30pm. £6 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just The Ticket. Virgin. Union Street, 226 4679.~ Recent AC/DC support act. Can't think what they'll sound like.
I Sweet Addiction and SiealheartTimc Warp Rock Club. Venue. Sauchiehall Street, 332 3872. 9pm. £4. Sweet Addiction are a Manchester glammish rock band in the Def Leppard tradition. Stealheart make AOR-type soft rock with sweet, palatable vocals.
I Walk Don't Wait: and Worldwide Chisholm‘s, Shuttle Street. Paisley. 889 6867. 8pm. £2. W.D.W. are the brave new hapes of Precious. bringing together ex-members of Love And Money and Slice to create a syrupy. soul-pop mix. Tonight's gig is intended as a warm-up for next Friday‘s Cotton Club coming-of-age appearance.
I The Suns Clubhouse. Old Sneddon Street, Paisley, 889 4706. 8.30pm. Local (as in Paisley) band combiningthose ever-popular soul and rock elements.
I MrJones Tudor Lodge Hotel. Burnbank Road, Hamilton. 0698 457277. 9pm. £1.
I Cancer Moshpit. Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. This be what they call death metal. Ma. See Albums.
I Two Saints and The American Ruse Basin Street. Haymarket Terrace. 337 1006. Doors open 7.30pm. £2.50. Straightahead driving rock‘n‘roll from Boston‘s Two Saints, as befits former Johnny Thunders sidemen. Their new LP, 0n Bourbon Street, is raw blasting stuff that augurs well for live shows. And they‘re cool enough to cover Hank Williams too. Despite the name, The American Ruse are actually from Scunthorpe and signed, like Two Saints. to Shakin‘ Street and promise ﬁerce rock in a similar vein.
I Head In The Sand Tap O‘Lauriston. Lauriston Place, 229 4041. Energetic and melodic local band — another one whose name has mysteriously appeared on previously pristine walls.
I The Brothers Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9pm.
I Live music Negociants, Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.
MONDAY 6 Glasgow
I The Pearllishers King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 9pm. £3.50. This gig coincides with the release of their ‘Sacred‘ EP on their new My Dark Star label. which sees them as ever in infectious Scotpop mode. Should do the
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I Wendy Weatherby Johnny Scobie‘s. London Road. 552 3204. Free. Folk and blues.
I Shorty Rogers And The Giants Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free.
I Live music Negociants, Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.
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I Lenny Kravitz and Stress Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601. SOLD OUT. Even ‘ ifhe does pander too much tothe perennial Hendrix Reincarnated label. Lenny the Looker has a fundamental grasp on his musical heritage and on that all-important retro chic without losing sight of the present. as heard on his excellent ‘Always On The Run‘ single. A genuine star in a universe ofcharlatans. ! I Zut! La Chute and The Henry Brothers Renfrew Ferry. Clyde Place. 429 2683. R&B. Part of Ferryfest.
I The Amazing Jimmy Brock Experience Brewery Tap. Sauchiehall Street. 339 8866. 9pm. Free. See Sat4.
I Kindred Spirits Pelican. Cowgate. 225 5413. Rock group from Hamilton ‘ influenced by a variety of melodic sources. E R.E.M. jumping out amongthem. ' Currently on an l.M.S. scheme. they plan to releaseasinglelaterin the year. i I Lords (it The Flatbush Negociants, i Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.
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I A Tribe Called Quest Tunnel. Mitchell Street. 204 1000. CANCELLED.
I Wench King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £4. A brilliantly-named credible all-girl rock band from America.
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I The Amazing Jimmy Brock Experience Traders. Glassford Street. 9pm. Free. See
Sat 4. I Redneck Mothers Johnny Scobie‘s.
London Road. 552 3204. Free. Blues.
I Five Thirty Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. Nifty psychedelic pop from the group that brought out the trippy ‘Air Conditioned Nightmare‘ a few months back — a song so out-there in its daft Carnaby Street lyrics and so irresistible in its tunefulness that it surpassed many of the original 45s it paid homage to.
I The Gist Negociants, Lothian Street, 225
I Nine Below Zero King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £5.50. Revered contemporary blues mentors. still gigging with the services of Rory Gallagher‘s rhythm section.
I Five Thirty and The Groovy Little Numbers Venue. Sauchiehall Street. 332 3872. 9pm. £4. Tickets from Just The Ticket. Virgin, Union Street. 226 4679. 23rd Precinct. Bath Street. 332 4806. and Ripping Records. South Bridge. Edinburgh.03l 226 7010. See Wed 8.
I The Hideaway Blues Band Lounge Bar. Glasgow University Union. University Avenue. 339 8697. 9pm. Free. Students and guests. Blues and soul.
I The Lost Soul Band Pier 39. Custom House Quay Gardens. Clyde Street. 221 0865. Deservedly popular Edinburgh group. compared with Hothouse Flowers and the like, and pestered by record companies. playing a rare gig in the west. I Blue October Zutz Bar Cafe, Miller Street. 221 1604. 9pm. Free. Despitea gross lack of original ideas. Blue October‘s perky pop is so infectious you have to confess they‘re . . . quite good.
I The Last Minute Solid Rock Cafe. Hope Street. 221 1105. 10pm. Free.
I Kindred Spirit Cafe Expresso Bongo. Quarry Street. Hamilton, 0698458174. 9.30pm. Free. Blues. See Tue 7.
I Intravenous Sex Twa Corbies. Cumbernauld, 0236 727473. 9pm. Free. I Live Music Chisholm‘s, Shuttle Street. Paisley, 889 6867. 10pm.
I Billy Rivers Johnny Scobie‘s. London Road. 552 3204. Free. Rock and blues.
I The Special Beat Calton Studios. Calton Road. 556 7066. What little we know about this gig suggests that it features ex-members of The Specials and The Beat — the ones that didn‘t make it to further fame and fortune. Old-timers will get misty-eyed at the prospect, and why not? I Rhythm Chillun Chocolate City. Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. Playingtonight at a club specialising in P-Funk and rare groove-type sounds. so their customary good reception might be a shade livelier than usual.
I The Pralines Moray House Student Union, Holyrood Road. 556 8455. So hard to define these tricky blighters. asthey keep reminding us. That they practise in a bakery apparently disqualifies us from saying they play garage pop. Don‘t get us wrong, whatever you call it, it‘s rather good.
I beat Heights Merlin, Morningside Road. 447 4329. Another group that present problems. Although they‘ve dropped the Cajun Aces part oftheir name for this gig. the original material they'play under the moniker DeafHeights is nonetheless cajun-tinged. The best around here at what they do. anyway.
I Bo‘Weevil Preservation Hall, Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free. Blues, R&B and rock‘n‘roll.
I The Greaseguns Negociants, Lothian Street. 225 6313.
I Freebase Clubhouse. Coasters. Grangemouth Road. 0324 24101/24102/37144. 9pm. £2.
I The Fat Lady Sings Mayfair. Sauchiehall Street. 332 3872. 7pm. £5.50 plus booking
j fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. With their current ' single. the simple but dull ‘Arc Light‘,
being pushed to death, it‘s probably only a matter of time before The Fat Lady Sings‘ spirited lrish pop/rock slithers into the charts. The likeliest of the current crop of Celtic hopefuls, but I could live without the pretentious vocal mannerisms — Mike Scott does it better.
I The Stretchheads King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £3.50. Loved and hated in equal measure. The Stretchheads are probably the only crowd of Glasgow thrashers to have attained any degree of notoriety beyond
the city boundaries. Like a thrash version of Carter. their humour carries the day. but constantly threatens to swallow them whole.
I Walk Don’t Walk Crash. Cotton Club. Scott Street. 3320712. 11pm. £3 (£2). See
5 Sun5. I Supergroovalistic Christie‘s, Main ‘ Street. Alexandria. 0389 57799. 9.30pm.
I Five Thirty Bay Hotel, Pier Head.0475 31244. See Wed 8.
I Eric Cuthbertsom Johnny Scobie‘s. London Road. 552 3204. Free. Folk and blues.
I Front Line Assembly Pure. Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. Doors open 9pm-ish. Only Nine Inch Nails are harder. Grim. aggressive electronic dance music from the Canadian New Beat group that taught Cabaret Voltaire everything they know. Er, no. that‘s not right.
I Rarity! Barty and The Haemorrhoids Moray House Student Union. Holyrood Road. 556 8455. 9pm. £3.50 on door. £3 in advance. Cumbernauld‘s finest return with their. if it‘s not a contradiction. snappy grunge. Bring along a tube of Anusol for the support band. ifyou‘re feeling generous.
I Little Angel Negociants, Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.
I Live music Preservation Hall. Victoria Street, 2263816.
I The Realm 0i The Shopping Trolley Falkirk Technical College. Grangemouth Road. 0324 24981. A triumphant return visit from the band who were voted the favourites of 1990 by Demo Disco punters.
SATURDAY 11 Glasgow
I The Wolttones Mayfair. Sauchiehall Street. 332 3872. 7pm. £8.50 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just The Ticket, Virgin, Union Street. 226 4679. As promised. the very speedy return of the popular Irish folky crowd, for the benefit of those who didn‘t make it to the show the previous fortnight.
I Front Line Assembly Queen Margaret Union. University Gardens. 3399784. 8pm. £3.50 (advance). £4 (door). Students and guests. See Fri 10.
I The Rhythm Kittens King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8pm. £2. Designed as a launch party for Glasgow’s new lnncrstate Records, who have put out the Rhythm Kittens‘ ‘Sway‘ EP astheir first release. Label founder David Lomas will be on hand to dispense benevolence and help.