ROCK & BLUES MUSIC
Sauchiehall Street. 332 3872. 9.30pm. £4. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. See Mon 10.
I Jerry krishna and Puppytat KingTut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £1. The Glasgow contingent Jerry Krishna play fast. spikey and manic, while Newcastle band Puppyfat feature a singer who recalls The Stretcheads‘ Fat Bastard in girth. attitude and vocal prowess, although musically they're not as hard on the ear. Plus demo disco.
I Live Music Queen Margaret Union. University Gardens. 339 9784. Students and guests. The QM promise an event featuring lots of local groups. Phone for details nearer the time.
I The Amazing Jimmy Brock Experience Brewery Tap. Sauchiehall Street. 339 8866. 9pm. Free.
I The Pearltishers and Riverhead Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. With their debut EP (as The Pearlfishers) on the racks. and a recent Daily Record feature. Mark Goodier session and NB appearance behind them. the troubled ship that Davey Scott started out as Hearts And Mindsin 1986 may be on course for smoother waters now. For a long time considered one of the best unsigned bands in Scotland. they may revive flagging attentions.
I The Tex Fillet Five Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.
I Live music Bistro. Pelican. Cowgate. 225 5413.
WEDNESDAY 12 Edinburgh
I The Naturals and Sparkwood Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. Doors 9pm. £2.50 (£1 .50 with invite). A double showcase gig. as quite a bit of interest has grown around Sparkwood. fronted by Jenny DeVivo. who previously served time in Botany 5 and Slice. and The Naturals. The latter were described by one London record company scout as ‘the weirdest band I‘ve ever seen‘. which probably gives the wrong impression. Unlike most 605-influenced types around Edinburgh. .who tend to ape a garage band sound.The Naturals conjure up a sophisticated. swaying pop sound. with brass and epic sentiments. They‘ve even managed to convince Lenny from The Thanes to join and adopt the generic Naturals haircut.
I McEwans Lager Rhino Rave Network. West Tollcross. 228 3252. 8pm—late. £9 (£7 with student ID). The excellent Taxi Pata Pata. from Zaire. play in aid ofCare For The Rhino. whose population has declined by over 90 per cent in the last twenty years. To make up for the eyebrow-raising door charge. McEwans Lager is 70p per pint all night.
I Little Green Monkeys Negociants.
Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free. a I Live music Trading Post, The Shore. 553 i 5153. 9pm. Free. Country and western. ' I Live music Bistro. Pelican. Cowgate. 225 5413.
THURSDAY 13 Glasgow
I The Primevals Pier 39. Custom House Quay Gardens, Clyde Street. 221 0021. 9pm. Free. Glasgow‘s most resilient and pretty-brilliant-in-most-respects group. who still manage to avoid stagnation. Their fired blues and country-inﬂuenced rock has won them a lot of respect overthe years. and I‘ve yet to see a performance which is anything less than great.
I The Sea Urchins Rooftops. Sauchiehall Street. 332 5883. 10pm. £3 (advance). £4 (door). Tickets from 23rd Precinct. Bath Street. 332 4806. Missing Records. Oswald Street. 248 2495. and Lost In
Music, De Courcey's Arcade. Cresswell
Lane. 339 8155. Far too long. no hear. Of all the embarrassing twee bands of the mid-805. The Sea Urchins were without a doubt the wettest. But they were also the best. Rumour has it they‘ve toughened up since their Sarah heyday - maybe they sound like The High now. One not tobe missed by any self-respecting indie kid. I know I‘ll be there. stripey T-shirt and all. I Jacob's Ladder Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9.30pm. Free.
I Adam 812 Solid Rock Cafe. Hope Street, 221 1105. 10pm. Free. All-girl rock group.
I Clockwork Orange and The Ruby Suit Chisholm’s. Shuttle Street. Paisley. 889 6867. 10pm. £1.50. Clockwork Orange play energetic electro-pop. Tacky but catchy. The Ruby Suit are slicker and the emphasis is much more on good old~fashioned guitar pop.
I Dirty Dollar Studio 55. Bruce Hotel. Cornwall Street. East Kilbride.03552 29771. 8pm. £2. Countriﬁed rockabilly. I Criminal Minds Twa Corbies. Cumbernauld. 0236 727473. 9pm. Free. See Sun 9.
I Time Tudor Lodge Hotel. Burnbank Street. Hamilton. 0698 457277. 9pm. £1.
I Womack And Womack Playhouse Theatre, Greenside Place. CANCELLED.
I We Free Kings Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. See Thurs 6. The Jack Officers date has been postponed until August due to the proverbial ‘commitments’.
I The Sheepdogs Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free. I Fall From Grace Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.
I Live music Chesterfield‘s. Royal Terrace. 556 6918. Free.
BOOK & BLUES
The following details are tor regularweekly dates: see main listings for one-oil shows. Gigs are listed by city, than by day. Residencies will be listed, provided that up-to-date details are supplied to us. All events are tree unless otherwise stated. Rock and Blues Residencies Listings compiled by Alastair Mabbott and Fiona Shepherd.
I The Hideaway Blues Band MacSorleys. Jamaica Street. 221 8499. 9pm. Free. Blues and soul.
I Glasgow Songwriters Traders. Glassford
Street. 9pm. Free. At least eight musicians from the group will perform.
I The Plerlights Trade rs. Glassford Street. 9pm. Free. Folk rock. Plusguests. I Jamie Barnes and Cochise MacSorleys.
Jamaica Street. 221 8499. 9pm. Free. Blues rock. i
1 I Billy Rankine Solid Rock Cafe. Hope 5 Street. 221 1105. 9.30pm. Free. ? Ex-Nazareth guitarist performing his own i material.
I Snakeskin Shimmy Johnny Scobie’s. London Road. 552 3204. 8pm. Free. 1 Good-time blues and folk. 1 I Splash Legend‘s. Thorn Brae. l Johnstone. 0505 35818. 8pm. Free. Paisley l
pop band. Tuesdays
I The Hideaway Blues Band Curlers. Byres Road. 334 1284. 8pm. Free. Blues and soul.
I Glasgow Songwriters Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free.
I Jam Session Richard‘s Basement, West Regent Street. 8pm. Free. Musicians wishing to play must register by 7.15pm. Amps and drums supplied. Drummers just need to bring sticks and cymbals.
I Rollin' Joe and the Jets Curlers. Byres Road. 334 1284. 8pm. Free. Fifties rock and roll.
I Blueiinger Madogs. George Street. 225 3408. 9.30pm. Fifties- and oils-influenced pop from one of Edinburgh’s hardest-working rock‘n‘roll bands.
I The Rootsies Duo Globe. West Port. 229 4553. 9pm. Jim Condie on guitar and Ron Tate on vocals and harmonica take time off from The Rootsie Tootsie Blues Band to play blues. gospel and a smatteringof jazz.
I Los Supremos Leith Oyster Bar. The Shore . 554 6294. 9pm. Rock and blues
I Alter Eight Mince Winnocks. Waterloo Place. 556 2839. Skilled jazz-funk fusion band. Continuing until at least 15 June.
I Lost Weekend Leith Oyster Bar. The Shore. 554 6294. 9pm. Country and cajun.
I Sal Paradise St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. 557 2925. 9pm. Singerfrom The Lost Soul Band in a solo set.
I Fiaere Nilssen L‘Odeon. George [V Bridge. 220 4950. 9.30pm. Happy space cadet who falls into trance mid-song. Not long for Edinburgh. so catch her while you
I Woodrow Wilson Madogs. George Street. 225 3408. 9.30pm. Excellent soul/R&B singer.
I Bluelinger Winnocks. Waterloo Place. 556 2839. See Fri.
I The Brothers Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 2263816. £1 after9pm.
I The Junkyard Angels Cooler. beneath The Venue. Calton Road. Sandyman joins forces with members of The Lost Soul Band for a folky. harmonious set.
I Fiaere Nilssen Oblomov‘s. North Bank Street. The Mound. 220 0054. See Sun.
I The Lost Weekend St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. 557 2925. 9pm. Country and ca jun.
I The Rootsie Tootsie Blues Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Rockin‘ blues and R&B band. incorporating. naturally enough, The Rootsies Duo.
I Fjaere Nilssen Queen Street Oyster Bar, Queen Street. 226 2530. 9.30pm. See Sun. I Los Supremos St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. 557 2925. 9pm. Rock and blues covers.
I The Mountains 01 Holland Cooler. beneath The Venue.Ca1ton Road. Cooler regulars chill out and jam.
I The Misfits St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. 557 2925. 9pm. Acoustic female duo. incorporating well-known Glaswegian singer.
I Lucian Lee Queen Street Oyster Bar. Queen Street. 226 2530. 9.30pm. Free.
I Los Supremos Malt Shovel. Cockburn
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