MUSIC ROCK & BLUES
ROCK & BLUES
Dates listed below are for one-oil shows: see separate section tor residencies. Gigs are listed by date. then by city. Dates will be listed. provided that details reach our oilices at least one week belore publication. Bock
and Blues Listings compiled by Alastair Mabbott and Fiona Shepherd.
FRIDAY 13 Glasgow
I Dire Straits SEC‘C. Finnieston Quay. 248 3000. SOLD OUT. Is there some unwritten law stipulating that in order to shift cartloads of (‘Ds you have to distil the most boring elements of rock history. the worst guitar effects. and vocals with as much verve as a free-wheeling combine harvester? Just who buys Dire Straits records'.’ Who helps sell out their concerts‘.’ Why don't they crawl out ofthe woodwork and own up'.’ At least Runrig fans admit where their preferences lie.
I Carnival Art King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut.St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £4. it seems that funk metal acts front the American West ('oast are two-a-penny these days. but Los Angeles' Carnival Art appear to be happy melting down the same inﬂuences as Living (‘olour eta/and
spewing them out again in the shape of their debut album 'I‘hrumdronc. And they have the audacity to call it 'original‘! Probably worth seeing for their brassneck value.
I The Thieves and Go! Crash. Cotton Club. Scott Street. 3320712. 10pm. £3 (£2 with any club flyer). Glasgow stalwarts some years back now. who have been
forced to work from the bottom again. The '
Thieves were once the butt ofeveryone's complaints about the stagnant ‘Glasgow sound'. an all-too-easy target. A few years on. and guess what'.’ Nothing's changed! We're still slagging them mercilessly.
I Southside Traders. (ilassford Street. 552 6246. 10pm. Free.
I Roolsie Tootsie Blues Band Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free. Blues — hence the name.
I Hooligan X Sexativity. 1 lippodrome. Kilmarnock.056321210. 10pm. £4.
I The Honeychurch (‘hisholms Shuttle Street. Paisley. 889 6867. 9pm. £1 .50. The lloneychurch have obviously been fed on a staple diet of the worst of Scottish pop from the 80s. The distressing thing isthat they could go places. A track on the Honey .»1!'I‘/tc(‘urc compilation is a step in the right direction.
I No Frontiers Legend's. Thorn Brae. Johnstone. 0505 35818. 9pm. Free.
I Banana Republic Christie's. Main Street. Alexandria. 0389 57799. 9.30pm. Free.
I The Mutiny Strings and High Foxes Subway. (‘owgato 9pm. £1 .50.'1‘he Mutiny Strings (what does that name mean?) are usually a popular draw. and a competent rock band. though the debate now is whether they can keep theirold fans while increasing the ‘bigness' oftheir
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I The Wishing Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9pm. First gigfor this melodic rock band. formed from the ashes of Free‘n‘liasy with the addition of excellent new female singer.
I Rock Hound Dogs Negoeiants. l.othian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.
I Live music 1 .ord Darnley. West Port. 2294341. 9pm. Free.
SATURDAY 14 Glasgow
I Dire Straits SF.(‘(‘. Finnicston ()uay. 248 3000. SOLD OUT. See Fri 13.
I Electric Daisies King 'I‘ui‘s Wait Wait Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £3. Rapidly eating our words on funk metal a few paragraphs back. it must be said that when confronted with the infectious power (yes. it is possible to be infectious and powerful) ofthe I’ileetric Daisies it becomes easy to distinguish them from the morass of bands chancing their arm doing a similar thing. Hard to believe they‘ve only been around a year. but this istheir first birthday celebration. Bring a party popper.
I Lowlife Traders. (ilassford Street. 552 6246. 10pm. Free. With the much-delayed release of their Sun A nrurrum album. l.owlife go all diverse on us. Sure. there's Craig1.orentson's eyer-vclvetine vocals and Will lleggic‘s deep rumbling bass sound to end all deep rumbling bass sounds underpinning the whole thing. but the band demonstrate that there's a place for a good rock-out amongst all the ethereal meandering.
I The Fiances Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free.
I The Straight Men Richard's Basement. West Regent Street. 221 01 16. 9pm. Free. I Eddie Baskerville and The Fayre Chisholm's. Shuttle Street. Paisley. 889 6867. 9pm. £1.50. Who knows what guise the chameleon-like l‘iddie will churn out tonight. but it certainly won‘t involve taking him seriously.
I One World Christie‘s. Main Street. Alexandria. 0389 57799. 9.30pm. Free. Typical Glasgow pop. but stretches the imagination slightly further than othersof their ilk.
I The Joyriders and The Pact Basin Street. llaymarket Terrace. 337 1006. Rock with melodies (as opposed to the ‘melodic rock' above) with the fiery energy ofhardcore. featuring remnants of the lamented Cateran. When The Joyriders really get to grinding and belting away at those guitars. the effect can be pretty uplifting.
I Bluetinger Platform ()ne.Rut1and Street. 225 2433. 9pm. Free. Having notched up more gigs than Manic Street Preachers have stitches. Bluefinger have now made available a tape with songs from their set: some originals. but mostly ballads and rockers from the 50s and 60s. including a word—perfect ‘La Bamba'.
I The Shadowiand Negoeiants. l.othian Street. 225 6313. 10.30pm. Free. Withthe Kaleidoscope LP warmly received. The Shadowland. of impeccable mod pedigree. are now preparing a video and a rarities cassette of their oils-inﬂuenced. Hammond-augmented sound.
I The TCS Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after9pm.
I The Honeymoon Killers Tap ()'l..auriston.
Lauriston Place. 229 4041. 10pm. Free. I The Poor Souls Subway. (‘owgato 9pm. £2.
I Makossa l.ord Darnley. West Port. 229 4341. 3.30pm. Free. ()ne of lidinburgh‘s favourite dance bands. playing an intoxicating brew of reggae. soul and African pop.
I The Borders Rock Festival Walkerburn Rugby Football (’lub. (‘apcrston l laugh. 1.30-10pm. £12 including booking fee from T()( "TA. all Borders reeoi'd shops and Walkerburn RFC. ('hildrcn tinderten £4. For information call 089 687 403. The first attempt at a Borders rock lcstiy al. with (‘apcrcaillio The Key in .‘ycherntott ()rchestra. Big (ieoige And The Brisiness. Kith And Kin. (‘harlie And 1 ler Sheepdogs and Red October. with the inimitable Robbie The Pie! as M(i..'\los1 of the proceeds w ill go to local charities ~ a multiple sclerosis group in Peebles. kidney and cancer charities at the Borders general hospital. ()APs“ transport in the Borders and children‘s playgroups with 25 per cent going to national charities Shelter and Scotland Against Nuclear Dumping. The site has a 5000 capacity and car park. beer tents and food.
I Foreheads In A Fishtank. Death By Milktloat and Subliminal Girls‘l’raders. (ilassford Street. 552 5924.9pnt. £1.50. A thrashingthreesome par excellence r and we're not just talking about their names. I Side 3 Richard's Basement. \Vest Regent Street. 221 01 16. 9pm. Free. Three-piece R& B outfit.
I Shaggy Drum and Monkey . 1 lope Street. 332 1893. 10pm. Free.
I Dove l lippodrome. Kilmarnock.0563 21210. Dead trendy at the moment ~ Andy Weatherall‘s been taking them round the country on club 1’.\s and seems about to do a remix for them -- with asingle. ‘Fallen‘. coming out on Slam‘s Soma label. and the possibility that Boy's ()wn might pick it up for wider distribution. Dove are fronted by Dot. w ho spent a short time with The ()range (irove. and reputedly includes former members ofThe Bluebells and Altered images.
I Dave Sharp Hunting Lodge.(i|encairn Square. Kilmarnock. ()r togive it itsfull