MUSIC ROCK & BLUES
BOOK & BLUES
Dates listed below are for one-oil shows: see separate section for residencies. Gigs are listed by date. then by city. Dates will be listed. provided that details reach our offices at least one week betore publication. Rock and Blues Listings compiled by Alastair Mabbott and Fiona Shepherd.
I Beats lntemational Crash. Cotton Club. Scott Street. 3320712. 1 1pm. £4. To mark the launch of the Crash Saves The World green campaign — a stunning venture to promote unity. liberty and justice. to bring about world peace. to stop the famine in Africa. to give John Major some charisma (that last one‘s a virtual impossibility. I‘d say) — patrons proffering club flyers for recycling purposes will have to part with just £3. Only a personal appearance from Beats International. but live vocals from the luurvely Lindy Layton. Expect her solo material alongside Beats International‘s rather fab dubbystuff. Bags first in the queue for Norman Cook‘s autograph.
I Go! King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £3.50. ‘Fresh invigorating splashes ofpower-pop tainted with a hint of menace' — must be the sort of thing that goes down well at Tut‘s because this is Go!‘s third appearance here.
I The Pertume Garden Traders. Glassford Street. 552 6246. 10pm. Free.
I Rhythm Hill Christie‘s. Main Street. Alexandria. ()389 57799. 9.30pm. Free. Like many other Scottish bands at the moment. Rhythm Hill are channelling their energy into the production ofan independent single in July.
I Red Hot And Blue Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9pm. Rock‘n'roll.
I Boundabout Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.
SATURDAY 29 Glasgow
I Delinition Of Sound and Paradise Orchestra Tunnel. Mitchell Street. 204 1000. 11pm. £7. Definition Of Soundon stage at 1.30am and Paradise Orchestra at 2.30am. See Clubs preview.
I Chapterhouse. Thousand Yard Stare and Spitfire Glasgow Polytechnic. Cowcaddens Road. 332 0681. 9pm. £5 (advance). £5.50 (door). Studentsand guests. The angelic. the cute and the sexy respectively provide an evening of excessive hormonal activity for Glasgow‘s discerning female population. and.
well. . . a role model for the hapless ladsin the audience if nothing else. Chapterhouse satiated all expectations with their varied Whirlpool album but. hey. what about some movemenlonstage to really give us something tosalivate over'.’ Those waifs from Slough. Thousand Yard Stare. attempt to justifytheir copious columns of music press with some pristine pop and Spitfire lay about our very souls with their blistering 60s-inspired guitar assault.
I Close Lobsters and The Submarines King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £3.50. Charming Westof Scotland indie pop. held in sUspended
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animation since 1987. The last Close Lobsters performance 1 saw was actually the best one yet. The Submarines. aftera period as Compass Flow and then a lengthy sabbatical. return to reclaim the faithful (ifthey‘re not out oftheir face at the techno club down the road). Time can be cruel. y'know.
I The Joumeymen Traders. Glassford Street. 552 6246. 10pm. Free.
I Captain America The Dugout. Cathcart Street. Greenock. 0475 27918. 10pm. £3.50 (£2.50 members). Are they justThe Vaselines minus Frances? Are they the next Teenage Fanclub'? Will they sign to Sub Pop'.’ Will Eugene Kelly fit his head through the door tonight following his recently acquired sub-messianic status'.’ All this and more answered tonight as Captain America set out to prove they‘ve earned their stripes.
I The Acoustic River Detectives Kilmarnoek Palace Theatre. Green
' Street. 0563 23590. Apparently. this is still - going ahead. despite recent uncertainties
surrounding River Detectives gigs.
I Electric Daisies Clubhouse. ()ld Sneddon Street. Paisley. 8894706. 8.30pm. £1 .50 (advance). £2 (door). The Electric Daisies haven't taken longto convince that they are worthy ofheadline slots. with a King Tut's sell-out under their belts before they hit their first birthday. Funk metal. and meant to be good ofits type.
I One World Christie's. Main Street.
Alexandria. 0389 57799. 9.30pm. Free. Yer average ‘Glasgow sound' rock pop band. but a minor cut above the rest if
. their demo is anything to go by. I The Bewlay Brothers and One By One
Chisholm's. Shuttle Street. Paisley. 889 6867. 9pm. £1 .
I Byan's Express Tudor Lodge Hotel.
Burnbank Street. Hamilton. 0698 457277. 9pm. £1 .
I Blues‘n'Trouble Preservation Hall.
Victoria Street. 226 3816. No doubt the Pres will be packed to the rafters forthis one. as Edinburgh‘s distinguished bluesmen knock ‘em dead with a set of driving RétB.
I The Crypt Kicker Five Basin Street.
, Haymarket Terrace. 337 1006. George
Miller. once ofThc Styng-Rites. Cal from
' The Oflhooks. some wigs and a bunch of
garage punk covers. Some bizarre variety
I Moon Negociants. Lothian Street. 225
! 6313.9.30pm. Free. I Bill Paul Norton Tavern. lngliston. 333
5143. 7.30pm. Free. Rock. R&B.country. I Live music Queen Street Oyster Bar. Queen Street. 226 2530. 9pm. Free. Buy
Me An Umbrella are away back to Spain.
so the Oyster Bar is using the next while to
try out various artists on Saturday nights.
‘ I Beats lntemational and Solo Hyper.
Hippodrome. Kilmarnock. 0563 21210. 10.30pm. £3. See Fri 28 for Beats International. Solo is the alias of a local keyboard ‘wizard‘.
I The Watermill Ballerinas and Davie Gray The Clubhouse. Old Sneddon Street.
Paisley. 8896867. 8.30pm. £1 .50
(advance). £2 (door).
I MrJones Tudor Lodge Hotel. Burnbank Street. Hamilton. 0698 457277. 9pm. £1 . I Thrill Margin Bay Hotel. Pier 1 lead. Gourock. 0475 31244. 10pm. £2. Previously seen supporting at the (iourock gigs of Bleach and The Dylans.
I Vanilla Ice Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 557 2590. £13.£1 1.50. 7.30pm. Free. Facing the prospect ofa
possible one-year jail sentence — for
brandishing a 9mm pistol outside a Hollywood supermarket — with his usual
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equanimity.1ce comes amongst us mere assholes to promote his new live album. [it'rremely Live (uh-huh) and video. Play That Funky Music White Boy. Er. yes.
I Elephant Noise Tap O‘Lauriston. Lauriston Place. 2294041. 9.30pm. Free. Regular giggers anyway. Elephant Noise have extra incentive in that they have to promote their newly-released. melody-soaked EP.
I Guilty Party Pelican. The Cowgate. 225 5413. 9pm. Free.
I The Tex Fillet Five Negoeiants.1.othian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free. Spoof countrv.
I THURSDAY 4
; Centre. Candleriggs. 227 5511.andJust the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 ‘ 4679. This is a special live preview forthe
I The Groovy Little Numbers and saidtlorence lrn Bru Rox. Third Eye Centre. Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521. 9pm. £4 (£3). Kickingoff an impressive line-up for the third lrn Bru Rox week to be held in Glasgow are Motherwell‘s finest exponents ofsouped-up brassy pop The Groovy Little Numbers and. from just down the road. Bellshill'ssaidﬂorence trying to make sense ofa combination of funky bass. rocky guitars and 70s-slyle keyboard breaks.
I Chapterhouse. Spitfire and Thousand Yard Stare Calton Studios. Calton Road. 5567066. See Sat 29.
I The Jelly Roll Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free. I The Yosemites Negociants. Lothian Street. 2256313. 9.30pm. Free.
TUESDAY 2 Glasgow
I The Orange Grove and Clan Spamborsltee lrn Bru Rox. Third Eye Centre. Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521 . 9pm. £4 (£3). With a transcendent NB appearance to their credit and a trail of A& R men beating a path to their door. it shouldn'tbe long before The Orange Grove‘s dreamy dance pop reaches a wider audience. Oh and by the way. did we mention that they were The LisiMcEwan's Lager demo competition winners? Just checking. Spamborskee‘s line-up can never be confidently vouched for. but whoever graces the stage tonight will certainly be doing something of a mad and rhythmic nature.
I The Bain Brothers Traders. Glassford Street. 5526246. 10pm. Free. Folky pop featuring an ex-member ofThe Bachelor Pad. apparently.
I One World Zutz Bar Cafe. Miller Street. 10pm. Free. See Sat 29.
I Guilty Party Negociants. Lothian Street. 2256313. 9.30pm. Free.
I The Almighty and Cheap And Nasty Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £7 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. See preview for The Almighty. Support band Cheap And Nasty are just that.
I Electric Daisies and Static lrn Bru Rox. Third Eye Centre. Sauchiehall Street.332 7521. 9pm. £4 (£3). See Sat 29 for Electric Daisies. See preview for Static.
I Vatican Shotgun Scare. UVU and Kiss The Bride Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073.
9pm. A triple whammy of unsigned local bands. of which VSS have been around the longest. UVU are. however. beginningto exert a bit of pulling power themselves
I The Lords OI The Flatbush Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.
‘indie' banner but more likely toplease
Ocean Colour Scene and Saint Etienne at 1 l-lammersmith Palais' ‘Try Another
I Pure Blind Panic and The Mystreators Pier
the usual format of about eight acts doing
I BB King Glasgow Royal Concert Ilall. Sauchiehall Street. 332 3123. 6.30pm. SOLD ()UT.
I Love and Money City I Iall. Candleriggs. 7.30pm. £5.50. Tickets from the Ticket
band's long-awaited Dogs In The Traffic LP. The current single ‘My Love Lives In A Dead 1 louse' is a fairly successful bash at a blues-swing pastiche and should have the masses flocking in curious droves.
I The Rhythm Kittens and White Out Irn Bru Rox. Third Eye Centre. Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521 . 9pm. £4 (£3). Diverse i sounds from the two bands tonight. 1n fact.The Rhythm Kittens are diverse in themselves. usually discussed under the
fans of mainstream Scottish pop. White Out return hopefully triumphant from their appearance with World OfTwist.
Flavour' extravaganza to blast some beaty 60s-sty1e pop in our direction.
39. Custom House Quay Gardens. Clyde Street. 221 0021. 9pm. Free. Varied bill tonight. Pure Blind Panic. third prize winners in our spiffing demo competition. play strongly folk-influenced pop music. Ilardly surprising as they include ex-members of We Free Kings and lrah Hayes in their line-up. The Mystreators have their head well and truly in the 60s with an authentic beaty garage sound.
I Harmony Bow Traders. Glassford Street. 5526246. 10pm. Free. Mooted as a‘booze and blues night‘. A worthy combination indeed.
I There Goes the World Twa (.‘orbies. Cumbernauld. 0236 727473. 9pm. Free. I Glasgow Songwriters Hudson’s. Cornwall Way. East Kilbride. 9pm. Free. A rare out-of-town job for the group. but
a fistful of songs each.
I The Henry Brothers Pelicanfl‘he Cowgate. 225 5413. 9pm. Free. ; I Hard Station Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free.
I Moon Negoeiants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.
i FRIDAY 5
Glasgow ! I Hawkwind. Daevid Allen’s Magic Brothers. The Disco Hippies and DrPhibes And The House 0t Wax Equations Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601 . 7pm. £8 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just The
Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 2264679. .
Old lags return like an unwanted boomerang for some seriously weird experimental rock. They‘re only in it for the money. you know. Liverpool‘s Dr Phibes titillated with their tremendous debut album Whirlpool. Their heady ’ combination ofpsychedelia. funk and ; straightforward rock could provide a more fittingsupportthartmightatfirstappear. j I The Wendys and Vatican Shotgun Scare : lrn Bru Rox. Third Eye Centre. j
Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521. 9pm. £4 (£3). The only thing connecting these bands is their friendship. The Wendys' album Gobbledygook has received mixed reviews but houses some pleasant chunks of indie pop which betray early 80s inﬂuences as much as the oft-mooted late 80s ones. Vatican Shotgun Scare are barbed. spiky. serrated and other sharp sounding adjectives.
I Creaming Jesus King Tut‘s- Wah Wah Ilut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £3.50. Heavily gothic band who have supported the gruesome Fields OfThe Nephilim in the past.