f I Potean Crash. Cotton Club. Scott Street. 3320712. llpm. £3 (£2 student). Ceilidh band making a return to Crash for a bit of a partner-swinging departure from the club‘s dance/pop norm. Ceilidh will start at llpm sharp.

v I Sunken Rags Traders. Glassford Street. 526246. 10pm. Free. Formerly Backdoor Stranger. if that means anything to you. I The Primevals Bay Hotel. Pierhead. (iourock. 0475 31244. 10pm. £3. Dirty rock‘n‘rolI fused with a strong blues

leaning and even some country elements to complete their American pastiche. This is how to doit.

I Ouartz The Hippodrome. Kilmarnoek.

. 056321210. 10.30pm. £3. Thiserew recently had a hit with a disappointing

. version of Carole King‘s ‘lt'sToo Late‘ and are trying again for chart success with the breathv Naked Love‘. both featuring

the vocal talents of pouting Dinah Carroll. : Babies WCC Red Bar. Edinburgh College

I Electric Daisies Christie‘s. Main Street. Alexandria. 0389 57799. 9.30pm. Free. See Sat 29.


I DMD Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 557 2590. 7.30pm. £10. £8. A weird moment of synchronicity here: OMD recorded a version of Kraftwerk‘s ‘Neon Lights‘ for their new album. and now they're crossing paths with their old influences on the live circuit. Well. well. Even a dyed-in-the-wool OMD-hater like yours truly can only stand back and gaze in wonder at the splendour of their hit ‘Seven Seas Of Blue‘ the best OMD single for almost a decade and refrain from giving this the automatic thumbs-down he once would.

I Econochrist. One By One and The Matter








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Of Art. Lauriston Place. 229 I442. Hardcore band Econochrist hail from San Francisco‘s Bay Area - the home. we‘re reminded. of punk bible Maximum

Rock 'n ‘Roll— and are supported by One By One. from the North East (ofEngIand. presumably) which boasts members ofthe late Generic and PVC. The Matter Babies. ofeourse. should prove to be a loud. melodic and fairly accessible opening act.

I The Ragga Twins Pure. Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. Touring to promote their fourth single. ‘Hooligan 69'. a remixof their first ever release not to be found on the Reggae Owes Me Money LP. Playing at several West Coast clubs over the next few nights.

I The Mutiny Strings Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free. Backon the live scene again. after guitarist Hugh Duggie and drummer Martin Fleming spent six months co-writing and playingon the forthcoming Lowlife album. Sun

A rilorium. I The Delta Liars Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after9pm. i


I Elephant Noise Argyll Bar. Princes ' Street.0324 23179. See Sun 30.

SATURDAY 6 j Glasgow '

I Captain America and Badgewearer lrn Bru Rox. Third Eye Centre. Sauehiehall Street. 332 7521 . 9pm. £4 (£3). See Sat29 for Captain America. The fab Badgewearer deal out some thinking man‘s thrashpop with a sting in its tail.

I Hugh Reed And The Velvet Underpants. The Flavours and Jet Rink Renfrew Ferry. Clyde Place Quay. 429 2683. More high jinks from the amusing jailbreakersand all-round rip-off merchants. who accidentally purloined a warder‘s hat on their recent trip to Barlinnie and thought. as they say. their number was up. Both support acts are from Cumbernauld. and BigJohn of Goodbye Mr Mackenzie comperes.

I The Ragga Twins Tunnel. Mitchell Street. 204 1000. 1 1pm. £7. Rub-a-dub

rap. plus DJ Colin Hudd from London‘s

Land of ()2.

I Econochrist Traders. Glassford Street. 552 6246. 10pm. Free. See Fri5.

I Clockwork Orange Chisholm's. Shuttle Street. Paisley. 889 6867. 9pm. £1 . lftheir demo is any yardstick. Clockwork Orange harbour a love for early 80s synthpop. even New Romanticism. Ah. the stuffof many a bygone school disco.

I Alan Pall Cumbernauld Theatre Bar. Cumbernauld. ()236 732887. 8pm.£1.50. I The Inserts Christie‘s. Main Street. Alexandria. 0389 57799. 9.30pm. Free.


I The Shadowland Basin Street. Haymarket Terrace. 337 1006. Sixties-influenced garage beat songs. Debut LP. Kaleidoscope. out now. Possible support from The Driscolls.

I Bo‘Weevil Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 aftcr9pm. Blues.

I Head In The Sand Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.

I Live music Queen Street Oyster Bar. Queen Street. 226 2530. 9pm. Free. See Sat 29.

SUNDAY 7 Glasgow '

I The Robert Cray Band and The Memphis Horns Barrowland. Gallowgatc. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £10 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. L‘nion Street. 226 4679. One of the many young blues guitarists influenced by BB King. Robert Cray is now almost as well respected as his mentor. This guy's guitar bleeds. man.



IThe Ragga Twins Hyper.The j Hippodrome. Kilmarnoek. 0563 21210. 10.30pm. £3. See Sat 6.

I Rhythm Hill The Clubhouse. Old Sneddon Street. Paisley. 8894706. 8.30pm. £1 .50 (advance). £2 (door). See Fri 28.


I Wild Spirit. The Light. Marcha Fresea and The Right Stuff Pavilion. Esplanade. ()292 265489. 4pm—2am. £4.50. An ‘all-day‘ rock extravaganza. with two Ayr bands also on the bill. D.ling by Cathouse Rock Club.


I The Basement Pelican. The Cowgate. 225 5413. 9pm. Free.

I JD And The Wildcats Negociants. Lothian Street. 2256313. 9.30pm. Free.


I FM and Rift Mayfair. Sauehiehall Street. 332 3872. 7.30pm. £5.50 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just The Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. Promoters Renegade assure us that ‘for a change‘ they‘re putting on a ‘nice‘ heavy rock band. What. so all the other rock bands they put on are horrible‘.’ And rock bands aren‘t supposed to be nice. They‘re supposed to gob at their audience and swill copious amountsofale. [)o anythingin fact that will distract the punters from their lacklustre output.


I Maya's Voice Preservation l Iall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free. Interesting ethereal sounds. sometimes compared with Clannad.

I Ask Alan Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.


I Adam 812 Traders. Glassford Street. 552 6246. 10pm. Free. All-girl rock group.


I Since Yesterday Negoeiants. Lothian Street. 2256313. 9.30pm. Free.

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I The Mutiny Strings Venue. (‘alton Road. 557 3073. See Fri 5. Possible supports

from The Scissormen and Scatter. I Ideal World Negociants. Lothian Street. 7 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.

THURSDAY 11 ( Glasgow 1

I Rue And Cry and Jackie Ouinn Glasgow ' Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 5 332 3123. SOLD OUT. First oftwo l sold~out nights for the local smoothsters. 3 Publicly-minded Pat and philandering ; Greg— much as they abhortheir I stereotypical portrayal. you‘ve got to ' admit it‘s good selling point. The new i album. Stars Crash [)UH'II. will provide a good appetiser for an evening ofslick soul pop (as ever). Wouldn‘t you just love Pat to hit a bum note one of these days‘.’

I Krartwerlt Barrowland. (iallowgate. 552 4601 . 7.30pm. £9 plus booking fee. Ticketsf from Just The Ticket. Virgin. l'nion Street. 2264679. See preview. IThe Church Grims ('I'B(‘)Traders. I Glassford Street. 5526246. 9pm. £1.50 (donation). What with The Close Lobsters; and The Submarines playing. this isa fortnight for real indie band nostalgia. I always found The ( 'hureh (irims irrepressibly boring. but the years may have been kind to them I The Radium Cats 1 tall Bar. \\ ootllantls

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