MUSIC ROCK & BLUES
ROCK ? &. BLUES
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5 at least one week belore publication. Rock
1 and Blues Listings compiled by Alastair Mabbott and Fiona Shepherd.
§ FRIDAY 30 ; Glasgow
. I The Wild River Apples and The Colour
. Wheel King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St
“ Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £4.
j Without a record company. but certainly not fanless. WRAstill command a strong home following for their folk and country-tinged AOR. Support from The Catherine Wheel ofold. nobly deferring to their Norwich namesakes and returning with a modified moniker.
I Poteen Crash. Cotton Club. Scott Street. 3320712. 10pm. £3 (£2 with any club ﬂyer). Another return visit to the Cotton Club for Potecn — Crash goes ceilidh for at least part of the evening.
I Dynamic Traders. Glassford Street. 552 6246. 10pm. Free.
I Kingmaker and Thrill Margin Bay Hotel. Gourock. 0475 31244. 10pm. £3.50. Apart from a penchant for punchy guitar pop (try Power Of Dreams as a comparison ) and serpentine song titles. Hull's Kingmaker can boast the distinction ofbeing the only band to appear on Friday A! The Dome who escaped with their integrity intact. Local support from Thrill Margin — influenced by Fugazi. Firehose. Minutemen et al. which sounds no bad thing.
I David Icke Disciples Hunting Lodge. Glencairn Square. Kilmarnock. Well. it had to happen. really . . .turquoise shellsuits mandatory. All gigs that were scheduled for Magoo‘s this fortnight have been moved to The Hunting Lodge.
I Wedgetvood Line La Verte Wine Bar. New Street. Paisley. 9pm. Free. Acoustic rock.
I No Frontiers Legends. Thorn Brae. Johnstone.0505 35818. 9pm. Free.
I Requiem Christie's. Main Street. Alexandria. 0389 57799. 9.30pm. Free.
I The Tam White Band Queen‘s Hall.
South Clerk Street. 668 2019. 11pm. £10. £8.50.£7.50. £6. Edinburgh‘s finest. gruffest blues singer (with the lead role in a BBC play under his belt as well) rounds offthe Festival with his stirring. top-drawer band.
I Lowliie and Honey Beretta Basin Street. Haymarket Terrace. 337 1006. Having just released the most accessible. and probably best. LP of their career so far in San Anrorium. Lowlife may at last see their fortunes take a turn for the better. Their stock-in-trade is big sweeping songs. which sound as though they should be enshrouded in clouds of dry ice. Be sure to arrive in time for the hotly-tipped Honey Beretta.
I Vatican Shotgun Scare and Crane Subway.Thc Cowgate. Dark. mordant
i and barbed sounds from the long-running
I Roll’em Hawks Tron Tavern. Hunter Square. 220 1550. 3pm. Record Hop
‘ 8pm—late. Rock‘n‘roll.
I Avalon Preservation Hall. Victoria
40 The List 30 August — 12 September 1991
Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9pm. First oftwo
3 nights at this venue for the popular local folk-rockers.
I Alden Bald Lord Darnley. West Port. 229 4341. 9pm. Free. Heavy rock.
I Lords Of The Flatbush Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.
SATURDAY 31 Glasgow
I Kingmeker and The Tambourines King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £3.50. See Fri 30.
I Bo'Weevil Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free.
I The Touch Traders. Glassford Street. 552 6246. 10pm. Free.
I There Goes The World Drum And Monkey. Hope Street. 332 1893. 10pm. Free. Hard rock.
I Shout and Tamed Insanity Chisholm‘s. Shuttle Street. 889 6867. 9pm. £1 .50.
_ I The 08 Band Hunting Lodge. Glencairn
I The Mechanics Christie‘s. Main Street.
Alexandria. 0389 57799. 9.30pm. Free. I Sessionhead Cumbernauld Theatre
737235. 8pm. £1.50. I The Amazing Jimmy Brock Experience, Carbeth Inn. Blanetield. 0360 70382.
I Rock'n’Roll All-Dayer Tron Tavern. Hunter Square. 220 1550. With Roll ‘em Hawks. er. rollin' 'em at 3pm. and the Sonic Tones playing too. the live musicis being supplemented by a rock‘n‘roll karaoke from 10pm~late and a Chicken Shack Record Hop in the function room at the same time.
i I Planet Pop and Static Basin Street.
Haymarket Terrace. 337 1006. While ex-Rezillo and Revillo Eugene‘s kitschy I pop style has its undeniable appeal. most
eyes tonight will be fixed on Glasgow‘s Static. who have now got record companies seriously interested in their floaty songs built on hypnotic fuzz guitar progressions — especially evident on one song they had the grace to title ‘Loopish‘. I Capone And The Bullets St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. 557 2925. Excellent Glasgow-based ska/2-Tone-style band whose genuine passion for the music is reﬂected in their energetic sets.
I Bluetinger Platform One. Rutland Street. 225 2433. Free. Having notched up
more gigs than Manic Street Preachers
have stitches. Bluefinger now have a tape
out with songs from their set: some originals. but mainly ballads and rockers 1 from the 50s and 60s. includinga
word-perfect ‘La Bamba‘
I I The Mutiny Strings Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free. Judging
from comments overheard at a recent
I Basin Street gig. The Mutiny Strings are
getting a little ‘epic' for some oftheir
! original followers. That's what comesof
: playing on a Lowlife LP. perhaps. and in
the right venue. such tendencies should
. seem quite natural and effective. Whether
Negociants is the best place for their
bigger music remains to be seen. I Avalon Preservation Hall. Victoria . Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9pm. Second
night at this venue for the popular local folk-rockers.
I Rockapella Lord Darnley. West Port. 2294341. 6pm.
I Rockapella 369 Gallery. The Cowgate.
; 225 3013. llpm. Playing as part ofaparty night.
I Bjorn Again Pavilion Theatre. Renfield Street. 332 1846. 8pm. £7.£6. See preview.
I Unemployed Workers Charter Concert Burgh Hall. Maryhill Arts Centre.
I Gairbraid Avenue. 945 3995. 6pm—late.
£4 (£1 unwaged). Tickets from Maryhill Arts Centre and Scotia Bar. On the eve of
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their annual lobby of the TUC conference.
at which the TUC will be urged to ‘end all collaboration with Tory cheap labour schemes'. ‘fight all harassment ofthe unemployed‘ and ‘organisc the unemployed‘. the UWC present an evening of music. comedy and theatre. The show includes contributions from Freddy Anderson. The Blues Poets. Bobby Christie. Jim Ferguson. Frank Hewitt. James Kelman. Maryhill Writers Group. David McKay. North Staffs Miners‘ Wives Action Group. The Proles and Gary Stevenson.
I Andy Weatherall, Soul Family Sensation and Dove Tunnel. Mitchell Street. 204 1000. 11pm. £5. See Clubs preview for
Soul Family Sensation. Dove are the latest
development in the Slam empire and Andy Weatherall — well. he's got his ﬁnger in so many pics at the moment. he makes Slam look redundant.
I GUSH Drum And Monkey. Hope Street.
3321893. 10pm. Free.
I The Rednecks Richard‘s Basement. West Regent Street. 221 ()1 16. 9pm. Free. I Captain America Hunting Lodge. Glencairn Square. Kilmarnoek. Ex-Vaseline Eugene‘s new band are quite
the ﬂavour of the month — often compared
with Teenage Fanclub. sometimes considered far superior. Bigthings lie in wait.
r‘; I I Goodbye Mr Mackenzie Queen‘s Hall. South Clerk Street. 668 2019. Tickets for this have been slow in selling. mainly because the publicity was buried behind several layers of hardening Fringe posters before it was even dry. Even so. space to breathe inside will doubtless be at a premium as their popularity in Edinburgh can hardly have diminished. After a warm-up in Dingwall. the Mackenzies return to their native city as one of the few local rock bands to have managed to achieve and retain distinction and individuality. They put on a good show too. needless to sav.
. u “K I Boltthrower and Paradise Lost Moshpit. Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. Two leading Brit-thrash bands on one bill. The highly impressive Boltthrower habitually play in the company of bands with names like Carcass. Pestilence and Autopsy. but their fascination with all things grim is more a boys“ thang than a genuine lust for murder and disfigurement. judging from their past collaboration with fantasy game manufacturers The Games Workshop. Phcw. .
I Rock'n'noll Karaoke Tron Tavern. Hunter Square. 220 1550. 3—7pm. The Hitsville Grease Guns will also be making an appearance. we‘re told.
I The Brothers Preservation Hall, Victoria
Street. 226 3816. £1 after9pm.
I Smile Orange Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.
I Rockapella ()ddi‘ellows. Forrest Road. 220 1816. 9pm. Free.
i I The Mutiny Strings Negociants. Lothian i Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free. See Sat l 11 l - ' , l i I T McD Preservation Hall. Victoria
' Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free. 1
lnoffensive. fairlv pleasant poo-funk.
I Flowered Up and saidilorence Tunnel. Mitchell Street. 204 1000. 10pm. £6.50 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 2264679. The Tunnel should suit the burrow boys
downtothe ground. In the past they've
. managed what is probably the "NM
i effective cross-breeding of rock and dance l’ve witnessed. and for all the loutish attitude and grating vocals. they are incrediblyentertaining live. Arrive early to avoid being turned away in favour of
one of the band‘s innumerable
I Worldwide Traders. Glassford Street. 5526246. 10pm. Free. Local outfit intheir , acoustic folk mayhem mode tonight. I The Amazing Jimmy Brock Experience Monty‘s. Argyle Street. 334 8907.
I Ghosts Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.
I Elephant Noise (nitshy‘s. Kirkgate. oss.‘ 721833.
WEDNESDAY 4 5 Glasgow
I Hugh Reed And The Velvet Underpants RGs. Queen Street. 221 2200. lllpm. Free. Permanent Glaswegian fixtures with more than a smattering of local humour— obvious. but it works.
IJohnny Turk Fixx ll. Miller Street.22l 1568. 10pm. Free.
I The Amazing Jimmy Brock Experience Rab Ha‘s. Hutcheson Street. 553 1545.
I The River Detectives and Murmur Village Theatre. East Kilbride. 03552 48669. 8pm. £5 (£2.50). More activity round the fringes for the duo in their ever-popularacoustic format. They‘re just back from recording an album in Ireland.
I T McD Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free. See Mon 2.
I Sweetmouth King Tut's Wah Wah Hut.
St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £4. Vocalist Brian Kennedy and ex-Fairground Attraction man Mark
Nevin hoping to make more ofan impression live than they do on vinyl. Shouldn't be too much ofan effort to
better the limp offerings on record so far.
I The Sonictones Drum And Monkey. Hope Street. 332 1893. 10pm. Free.
I Whistle Over Washington Outhouse. Cathcart Road. 6490184. 8pm. Free. 1; I Billy Rivers Hunting Lodge. Glencairn Square. Kilmarnock. Blues.
I David Taylor Twa Corbies. Cumbcrnauld. 0236 727473. 9pm. Free.
I Guilty Party Negociants. Lothian Street. l 2256313. 9.30pm. Free. ’ I Red Hot And Blue Platform One. Rutland Street, 225 2433. 9pm. Free. Rock‘n‘roll. rockabilly.
I The Junkyard Angels St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. 557 2925. 9pm. Free. Various members of The Lost Soul Band
team up with Sandyman for a folky.