Dates listed below are tor one-ott shows: see separate section tor residencies. Gigs are listed by date, then by city. Dates will be listed. provided that details reach our ottices at least one week belore publication. Rock and Blues Listings compiled by Alastair Mabbott and Fiona Shepherd.


' Glasgow

I Enutt Z'nuti Barrowland. Gallowgate.

552 4601. £6 plus booking fee. Tickets

from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. Versatile hard rockers

i from Chicago.

I The Milltown Brothers King'rut’s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 2215279.

f 9pm. £4.50. Two shows for this recent La's

support act. proving that they‘re managing to progress unhurriedly. building on three minor hits all sounding like not-so-distant cousins ofeach other. and an album which contains gutsy chartbound pop with the ubiquitous Hammond organ breaks. Heard it.

I The Dylans and White Out Bay Hotel. Gourock. 0475 31244. 10pm. £3.30 (advance). £3.50 (door). Tickets from Rhythmic Records. Greenock. 0475 892736. The Dylans' new single ‘Lemon Afternoon‘ is hideously titled. but like the last single ‘Godlike’ has a distinct hook and a definite charm. lfthey keep toform. they might just manage to surmount the easy prejudice against their sparkling but utterly unoriginal indie pop. White Out are on home turftonight. but could easily build support for their Pink Floyd/Syd Barrett-drenched pop tunes wherever they play. Time is on their side.

I The Wild River Apples Crash. Cotton Club. Scott Street. 3320712. 10pm. £4

(£3.50with a ticket). Allis not gloom and

despondency in the Wild River Apples camp. despite their recent unceremonious ejection from the Chrysalis stable. One single may not be much of a legacy. but the band can still draw on a live reputation in Glasgow that stretches back a good few


I Dolphin City Glasgow School of Art. Renfrew Street. 332 9797. 9.30pm. £2

(£1). A benefit for African famine relief.

I T. McD Traders. Glassford Street. Free. Flyweight funk-popsters. possibly

harbouring Steely Dan-like ambitions.

I Scuds Christie‘s. Main Street.

Alexandria ()389 57799. 9.30pm. Free.


52 The List radius 1991


Edinburgh I Curve and Basti Calton Studios. Calton Road. 556 7066. 9pm. Basti are more than

equal to the task of opening for the latest indie (or is it semi-indie) wonders. so pick

up a copy oftheir rather interesting album 5'

ifyou get the chance. On the strength of Curve‘s profile in the comics lately. this should be busy: and judging from their recorded output so far it will be just grand. Note change ofvenue.

I The Realm or The Shopping Trolley and The Probes Moray House Student Union. Holyrood Road. 556 8455. 9pm. £2.50. Winners of a statuette for being the most popular band in the 1990 Demo Discos. the Trolley boys celebrate with an ‘extra huge‘ lighting rig for this one. Planning further gigs around the country. possibly supporting The Cardiaes.

I The Blue Smarties Edinburgh University

Student Union. Teviot Row. Twee and rather young-sounding local group. reflecting a variety of influences but without much real punch.

I Eat The Seats Edinburgh University Student Union. Chambers Street. 8pm—lam. £2.50 (£2). Open toall. Stevenson College May Dance. kept hopping with Eat The Seats‘ bluesy rock. I Bockin' Blue Hound Dogs Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9pm.

I Dave Hughes Trading Post. The Shore. 5535153. 9 m. Free.

I Precious Little Else Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.

I Live music Chesterfield's. Royal

Terrace. 556 6918. Free.



5 I MC Hammer and Snap SECC. Finnieston

i i i | l

Quay. 248 3000. £15 plus booking fee.

Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin.

Union Street. 226 4679. The most cars. the i priciest adverts. the biggest trousers. . .

hardly surprising that MC Hammer is such

a huge star in the States when he stands for such a catalogue ofextremes. Fortunately for us. that means we can expect no-holds-barred spectacle from his live set-up. See preview for Snap.

I The Wedding Present and Buttan Tom Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £6.50 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. Following the abrupt departure of guitarist and generally ace person. Pete Solowka. The Wedding Present will be touring with the assistance

' of Paul Dorrington (ex-AC Temple) this

time round. However. the new album Seumortsrers will be coming out as planned this month and will no doubt be packed with those demented pop gems we expect and love. Sec preview for Buffalo Tom.

I Special Beat Queen Margaret Union. University Gardens. 339 9784. 8pm. £5.50 (advance). £6 (door). Students and guests.

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SATURDAY 25th MAY 8.00 pm Tickets: £11.00 & £9.00 Available from Just The Ticket Lost in Music Glasgow and all usual TOCT A agents (Subject to a booking fee).


See preview.

I The Mllllown Brothers King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £4.50. See Fri 17.

I Gang Starr Tunnel. Mitchell Street. 204 1000. 1 1pm. £7. Innovative American rap duo who skilfully merge jazz samples with hard rhythms. Their current LP. Step Into The Arena. places them on a par with The Dream Warriors and De La Soul.

I Spiritualized Toledo Junction. Crosshore Street. Greenock. Jason Pierce‘s Spiritualized may find themselves with an augmented audience these days. Following the death ofSpacemen 3. this offshoot is the obvious replacement in the ambient psychedelia stakes. Worth seeing for a game of ‘spot a flicker ofemotion on Jason‘s face'.

I Race Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free.

I The Thin Men Clubhouse. Old Sneddon Street. Paisley. 889 4706. 8.30pm. £1 .50 (advance). £2 (door). Self-styled ‘entertaining and energetic young guitar bandX

I Loveless and The Barllies Chisholm‘s. Shuttle Street. Paisley. 889 6867. 9pm.

I Pretixed Emotions Tudor Lodge Hotel. Burnbank Road. Hamilton. 0698 457277. 9pm. £1 . Motherwell band described as Waterboys meets Wet Wet Wet.

I Arbitrary Christie‘s. Main Street. Alexandria. 0389 57799. 9.30pm. Free.


I The Helltire Club and Marsha Fresca Bedrock Club. Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. Sure to be busy tonight. as Def America signings The Hellfire Club are made up of ex-members ofThe Cult (bassist Jamie Stewart). Zodiac Mindwarp and The Psychedelic Furs all good bands for at least some oftheir careers. but what sort of noise do they make now?

I The Dead Flowers and The Dtthoolts Basin Street. llaymarket Terrace. 337 1006. Basin Street welcomes back The Dead Flowers from Newcastle. but the lion‘s share ofthe punters will be there forThe Offhooks. now using the old Sharlot And The Rogues rhythm section. who. while slavishly moulding themselves to fit the template of the 60s garage beat group (with JJ Burnel on bass'?). nevertheless do it better than just about anyone.

I Bluetinger Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9pm. Fifties- and 60s-influenced pop from one ofthe hardest-working rock'n’roll bands in town.

I The TCs Trading Post. The Shore. 553 5153. 9pm. Free.

I Live music Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. Lothian Street. 225 6313.

I Live music St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. 557 2925. 9pm. Free. Guest night. I Live music Chesterfield's. Royal Terrace. 5566918. Free.



I The Hellfire Club and Crisis Time Warp Rock Club. The Venue. Sauehiehall Street. 332 3872. 9pm. £4. See Sat 18. Crisis are a particularly jolly thrash band. I The Cottonlield Boys Renfrew Ferry. Clyde Place Quay. 429 2683. 10.45pm. £4(£3). Tickets from the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 227 5511. Fusing 50s rock‘n'roll. R&B and rockabilly influences.

I Rough And Ready Tudor Lodge Hotel. Burnbank Road. Hamilton. 0698457277. 9pm. £1. Blues.


I The Special Beat Calton Studios. Calton Road. 556 7066. See preview.

I Heads Up! Moshpit. Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. Brooklyn funk-thrashers who recently released the Duke LP on Emergo Records.

I Revolver St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. 557 2925. Afternoon. Free.

Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9pm.

! I The Brothers Preservation Hall. Victorj]

j I The Dirty Reds (TBC) Tap O‘Lauriston. i Lauriston Place. 229 4041. Free.

5 I Live music Bistro. Pelican. Cowgate.

i 225 5413.

3 I The Tex Fillet Five Negociants. Lothian

; Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free. First night ; of three for the tongue in cheek country group. i

MONDAY 20 ’Glasgow

i I Alison Moyet Barrowland. Gallowgate.

552 4601 . £10 plus booking fee. Tickets

, from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union

I Street. 226 4679. Back after a lengthy

break with a new album. which should

5 easily re-establish her as one of Britain's

most popular and accomplished female vocalists. Her material is becoming

i increasingly geared towards the coffee

table market. so who knows what the yuppies will make of a non-seated yenue'.’ I The Mighty Lemon Drops King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £5. Another return from the brink of

; obscurity. and a most welcome one at that.

In their heyday The Mighty Lemon Drops made some of the most compelling indie

jangle sounds around. coupled with

. fabulous choppy basslines. which worked

wonderslive. [doubt the masses willhaye forgotten. so arrive early.

' I Special BeatToledoJunetion.

J Crosshore Street. Greenock. See Sat 18.

3 Edinburgh

9 I The Wedding Present and Butialo Tom

I Queen's Hall. South Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.30pm. See Sat 18 and preview.

I Pure Blind Panic and Tom's New Shoes

; Wilkie House. Cowgate. 9pm—lam. £3.50 3 (£2.50). The List/McEwans Lager demo

9 competition prize winners headline a date J in aid of Linkup Community holidays for

children~residentialtherapeuticholidays l

, for Lothian children who aren‘t ready for total independence from adult supervision. Money is needed for training courses for the staff and the cost ofthe

holidays.which are intendedto be feasible

for families on lowincomes.

? I UVU. Vasily Bats and Kiss The Bride

Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. Local band package.

I The Smokehouse Blues Band

1 Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226

: 3816.9.30pm. Free.

. I The Tex Fillet Five Negociants. Lothian

Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free. Second of

I three nights.

1 I Live music Bistro. Pelican . Cowgatc.

l 2255413.



I I New Fast Automatic Dattodils Mayfair.

, Sauehiehall Street. 332 3872. £5.50plus

booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. The New FADS current single ‘Get Better'. remixed off their great Pigeonlmle album. is as good a point of introduction as anyto their quirky. funky indie pop. Rhythm is the key with bass and bongos almost as upfront as the relentlessly jangling guitars. Not the easiest of bands to get into. but worth it eventually. as witnessed live late last year at the Tunnel.

I The Humptt Family Renfrew Ferry. Clyde Place Quay. 429 2683. 10.45pm. £5 (£4). Tickets from the Ticket (.‘entre. Candleriggs.227 551 1. Extremely popular C&W/cajun madmen. and recent NB stars.

I The Ruby Suit Zutz Bar Cafe. Miller Street. 221 1604. 10pm. Free. Typical Seotpoprock with powerful female vocals and a stage presence growing more confident due to a regular live schedule.

I The Amazing Jimmy Broclt Experience Brewery Tap. 1055 Sauehiehall Street. 339 8866. 9pm. Free.