MUSIC ROCK & BLUES
ROCK & BLUES
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FRIDAY 12 """ Glasgow
I Has And Cry Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 332 3123. 6.30pm. SOLD OUT. The brothers Kane belt out a slick set of their boil-in-the-bag soul berated by ntany for its synthetic aftertaste. but as tonight's ticket sales prove. lapped up in liberal doses by plenty others.
I The Saw Doctors King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £5. The Saw Doctors are well popular in their native Eire with extraordinary sales for their ‘l Useta Lover' single which will probably be repeated with their LP IfT/tis ls Rock 'n 'Ro/il Want My Oidlob Back— an album replete with manic folkiness of a high foot-stompabiiity.
I Hugh need And The Velvet Underpants Traders. Glassford Street. 552 6246. 10pm. Free. Musical reprobates ofa diverse and disrespectful nature. whose latest moves include voicing support for Screaming Lord Sutch. Does this mean that we will soon see Hugh fulfilling his obligations for the Standing At The Back Dressed Stupidly And Looking Stupid Party?
I Rona Topaz Chisholm's. Shuttle Street. Paisley. 889 6867. 10pm. Free. Talented London-based songstress playing several venues over the next few days.
I Rollln' Joe And The Jets idolizc tent. Glasgow Green. 10pm. £3.50(£2). Rock‘n‘roll.
I Coid Shoulder Christie‘s. Main Street. Alexandria. ()389 57799. 9.30pm. Free.
I The Shadowland Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free. Sixties-inﬂuenced garage beat songs. Debut LP. Kaleidoscope. out now.
I Texas Breakfast Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 aftcr9pm. Blues.
SATURDAY 13 Glasgow
I Elvis Costello And The Rude Five and Sam Phillips Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £10 plus bookingfee. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 2264679. See feature.
I The Mask Turtles and The Apples Mayfair. Sauchiehall Street. 332 3872. 7pm. £5.50 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. See preview for Mock Turtles. The Apples continue their quest for the most unsuitable support slot they can find by setting their upfront commercial dancey chants next to the Turtles understated 60s-inﬂuenccd pop.
I Top King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £4. Jolly
; poppy Scouse squad. drawing its members E from various fondly remembered ‘Pool acts. Heard it all before. but Top still
manage to sound freshand enthUsiastic.
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I saidilorence Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9.30pm. Free. Recent lrn-Bru Roxers and extremely affable Bellshill blokes whose career to date has been going swimmineg by all accounts (theirs mostly). A distinctive but
; odd-sounding mix of epic keyboards. funky bass and chanty vocals. Part ofthe
Tower Promotions circuit. I The Lezll 8. Band Blackfriars. Bell
: Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free. Former
Hue And Cry keyboard player with her own band.
I The Cactus City Beatles Penny Geggie. Glasgow Green. 9pm. Free.
I The BMX Bandits Clubhouse. Old Sneddon Street. Paisley. 889 4706. 8.30pm. £3. The band who launched 1000 offshoots manage to gather their straying flock to deliver a set of twee anthems. But as ever with The BMX Bandits. you can never be too sure what's going to happen next.
I The Atterthought. 4 Hero. TTF and 00? Freedom. Motherwell Civic Centre. 0698 66166. 10pm. £15. Tickets from Justthe Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 2264679. 23rd Precinct. Bath Street. 332 4806. and Impulse Records in Motherweli and Hamilton. Freedom all-nighter featuring the above hands. some playing live. some doing PAs. and the combined talcntsof the likesof Larz. Flash and Lex on the turntables. See Clubs listings.
I Four Men And A Dog and Bone Topaz Chishoim's. Shuttle Street. Paisley. 889 6867. 8.30pm. £2. See preview.
I Freedom Road. Adult Laughter. Pleasure Pain and Bung the Bishop Christie‘s. Main Street. Alexandria. 0389 57799. 6pm. Free. An expanded bill. as a complement to Alexandria‘s Highland games.
I MrJones Tudor Lodge. Burnbank Road. Hamilton. 0698 457277. 9pm.
I Howl and The Mutiny Strings Basin Street. Haymarket Terrace. 337 1006. The register of Robert Jones' voice gives a slight TV Personalities feel to the three-piece Howl. and it wouldn‘t be too surprising if Howl were to admit a fondness for said band. They and the tight. accessible. no-frills Mutiny Strings should go well together. although the latter. having just spent six months co-writing and playing on the new Lowlife LP. move in a somewhat differentarca.
I Woodrow's Louder Then iiype Platform One. Rutland Street. 225 2433. Excellent local soul singer.
I The Broadcasters Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9pm. Blues.
I The Lords 01 The Ftatbush Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free. I Live music Queen Street Oyster Bar. Queen Street. 226 2530. 9pm. Free. Various acts are being tried out over the next few Saturdays.
I The Thin Men Fireball Club. Complex Hotel. Jackson Street. Penicuik. 7175513. 9pm-1am. £1.50.
I Third Light. The Merchants and Some Device Albany Hotel. North Street.0592 752292. 8.45pm. Glenrothes band with ‘a Lou Reed slant‘ headlines.
SUNDAY 14 Glasgow
I Strasbourg Clubhouse. Old Sneddon Street. Paisley. 889 4706. 9pm. £2.
I Solo Hyper. The Hippodrome. Kilmarnoek. 0563 2121i). 10.30pm. £3.
I Handle With Care Tudor Lodge. Burnbank Road. Hamilton. (1698 457277.
I Elvis Costello And The Rude Five and Sam Phillips Playhouse Theatre. Grecnsidc
Place. 557 2590. 7.30pm. £12.50.£10.50. See feature. '
I Whale Weill Silverknowes Esplanade. 1-5pm. Free. To entertain those who have come to show their concern for the plight of the beleagured whale. a rather good line-up. which comprises Anton And The Moon. Pure Blind Panic. Rhythm Chiilun. Ruby Suit and The Hitsville Greaseguns. I T MCD Pelican. The Cowgate. 225 5413. 9pm. Free. Pleasant. unrufﬂing pop.
I J0 And The Wildcats Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.
MONDAY 15 Glasgow
I 18118 and Jesus Jones SECC. Finnieston Quay. 248 3000. A few seats left forthose prime Antipodean exports. at longlast rescheduling the dates cancelled due to the snow in December like the decent chaps they are. Funky pop that inspires many wannabees. but still nobody does it better. Jestts Jones are surely beyond the support band stage by now. but seem content to swallow their pride on the offchance that their energetic pop might capture the imagination of lNXS‘ teeny audience.
I The Cactus City Beatles Penny Geggie. Glasgow Green. 9pm. Free.
I Hue And Cry and Jackie Quinn Playhouse Theatre. Grecnsidc Place. 557 2590. 7.30pm. Sec Fri 12.
I Big George And The Business Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free. Maximum blues heaviosity from guitar wizard George Ross Watt (checkout his new album on Burn One Records) and band.
I The Poor Souls Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.
TUESDAY 16 Glasgow
I mxs and Jesus Jones SECC. Finniestor Quay. 248 3000. £14. £12 plus bookingfee Tickets from Just The Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. See Mon 15.
I Bonnie Reitt Pavilion Theatre. Renfield Street. 332 1846. 7pm. £9. £8. See preview.
I The Thin Men Traders. Glassford Street. 5526246. 10pm. Free. Fairly vibrant local crowd with a host of decent support slots underthcir belts. Part ofthe Tower Promotions circuit.
I Baison D'Etre Zutz Bar Cafe. Miller Street. 221 1586. 9pm. Free.
I One World Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free. Yeraverage ‘Glasgow sound‘ rock-pop band. but a minor cut above the rest if their demo is anythingto go by.
WEDNESDAY 17 Glasgow
I Peach County’s New Stetson Club idolize tent. Glasgow Green. 10pm. £3.50(£2). Cajun. country and bluegrass.
I The Amazing Jimmy Brock Experience Johnny Scobies. London Road. 552 3204. 9pm. Free. Acoustic guitarist and singer playing mainly his own songs in the style he calls ‘al dcnte'.
I Deborah Harry Assembly Rooms. George Street. 226 2428. 7.30pm. £9.30 plus booking fee. Tickets from Virgin and Ripping. Sultry siren and pop goddess of yore whose voice remains as flexible as ever. but whose musical quality control is ﬂagging. One for incurable nostalgists certainly . bttt perhaps only for the buzzof seeing the chanteuse in the ﬂesh.
I The Lords 0i The Flatbush Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.
I Deborah Harry Barrowland. Gallowgate. 5524601. 7.30pm. £9.30 piusbookingfee. Tickets from Just The Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. See Wed 17.
I The Beyond and Dundertunit King Tut‘s Wah Wilt‘l Hut. St Vincent Street.221 5279. 9pm. £4. The Beyond'sthrashfunk can be a bit hit and miss: sometimes exhilarating. sometimes monotonous. but still leagues ahead of most heavy metal bands. The old prog-rock label Harvest was revived specifically for Beyond records. Dunderfunk. already well appreciated in Edinburgh. hope to transmit that enthusiasm on the West Coast too.
I Tennents Special Wild Party Night ldolizc tent. Glasgow Green. 8pm. £3.50(£2). Get down and get crazy with Big Vern And The Shootahs and The Special Agents.
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I Anton and the Moon Venue. Sauchiehall Street. 332 3872. Causing rippiesof interest in all quarters. this group should have a single out shortly.
I Vatican Shotgun Scare llait Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9.30pm. Free. Good clean punky fun from an Edinburgh group who recently supported The Wendy's at irn-Bru Rox. Part ofthe Tower Promotions circuit.
I Worldwide Mission. Battlefield Road. 10pm. Free. Fresh front a couple ot'rccord shop acoustic PAs. Worldwide are gathering an ever-enthusiastic reception for both their electric and acoustic set-ups. Tonight's gig will feature a set ofthe latter variety.
I The Ruby Suit Zutz Bar Cafe. Miller Street. 221 1568. 9pm. Free. Slick contemporary pop from an Edinburgh band who've been doing the rounds for quite a time now. Lesser bands would be jaded by now . but apparently The Ruby Suit are improving all the time. having added a new guitarist and overhauled their style to a degree.
I The Journeyman Traders. Glassford Street. 552 6246. 10pm. Free. Folk-inﬂuenced pop of a Watcrboys disposition.
I Glasgow Songwriters Curlers. Byrcs Road. 334 1284. 9pm. Free. Eight or so acts playing a fistful of songs each. ' Glasgow Songwriters are currently looking to expand their roster with performing songwriters. so call Alex on 041647 6406.
I Johnny Favourite Pier 39. Custom House Quay Gardens. Clyde Street. 221 0021. 9pm. Free.
I Bone Topaz Brewery Tap. Sauchiehall Street. 339 8866. 8.30pm. Free.
I Lucrece Clubhouse. Old Sneddon Street. Paisley . 889 6867. 8.30pm. £1.50 (advance). £2 (door). A bitgoft'. wethinks.
I Sneaky Liberty Twa Corbics. Cumbcrnauld. 0236 727473. 9pm. Free.