MUSIC ROCK & BLUES l has shown a definite veer away from their l I The Answer Tuam Ludgc Mme"

going to press. an additional show on i j Burnbank Road. Ilamilton. 0698 457277.

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' hithertoinvigorating hardcore-influenced songs towards outright wimpery. What‘s

v going on? I Scatter and The Blue Smarties Subway.

Cow-gate. 10pm. £2. Unashamed fansof

Postcard and the Velvets. it would seem.

5 plus perhaps The Wedding Present and

things that go jangle in the night. Shout for

i Scatter’s very different version of‘What Goes On‘. I Mississippi Sheilths Preservation Hall.

Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after9pm.

I Precious Little Else Negociants. Lothian

; Street.2256313.9.30pm.Free. I Signals Lord Darnley. West Port. 229 4341. 9.30pm. Free.


I Progeny Forum. Almondvale . 0506 419191 . 8pm—8am. £18. The first oftwo

nights at this venue for The Shamen's ' travelling rave. Along with The Shamen

tonight are Orbital. A Homeboy. A

~ Hippie And A Funky Dread and Meat

Beat Manifesto. See Clubs preview.



I The Blues Band Pavilion Theatre. Renfield Street. 332 1846. 7.30pm. £8.50.

£7.50. Paul Jones and the boys celebrate the release of their umpteenth album with yet another tour.

I Labi Siffre Tron Theatre. Trongate. 552 5291. 9pm. £6. The velvet-voiced singer whose fortunes Madness revived with their cover of his inspired ‘It Must Be Love‘.

I The Wolttones Mayfair. Sauchiehall Street. 332 3872. 7pm. £7.50. Nosupport here; The Wolftones will be on at 7.30pm sharp. Hy per-patriotic Irish folk rock is still a big attraction over here. ifticket sales are anything to go by. At the tirneof


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I The Adventure Babies and Buddha Grass Harbour Strathclyde University Union. John Street. 552 1895. 9pm. £3. Students and guests. Currently resident in a ‘big blue camper van‘ as the song would have us believe. The Adventure Babies are the latest jaunty aberration to appear on the Factory Records' roster.

I Moonshalte and Fenn Traders (downstairs). Glassford Street. 5526246. 9pm. Free. See Fri 4 for Moonshake. Fenn are just brilliant. We can‘t overstate the case here really. although Radio Scotland's Beat Patrol almost manage it every time they play one of theirdemo tracks. Imagine the Jimi Hendrix Experience (same sort of line-up are this band cool or what?) playing Ride’s best songs. or vice versa. and that‘s probably nothing like what Fenn are about but as fusions go it sounds as good as Fenn‘s music does.

I Pauline Oduro ()ja. The Arches. Midland Street. 221 9736. 10pm. £5 (£3.50). Now bear with us; this all sounds like a foreign language to us - in fact it is a foreign language. would you believe it‘.’ Pauline Oduro brings her 9-piece Znuk band fresh from their lauded appearance at the Notting Hill Carnival to inaugurate the new African music club Oja.

I Rhythm Hill Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free. Featured on the Honey/1! The Core [I charity compilation and on their own forthcoming indie release. ‘1 Generate Joy'. Attendeesof recent Kevin McDermott Orchestra and Goodbye Mr Mackenzie gigs may well have caught them in action.

I Because Richard's Basement. West Regent Street. 221 01 16. 9pm. Free.

I The Linden Tree Tabak. Fenwick Road. 9.30pm. Free. A back-to-basicsacoUstic set.

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7.30pm. £3. Similar popular Scotrock sound from both bands. Part ofthe Motherwell Music Festival celebrations. I Angel Heart. Henry's Cello and Pat 00er The Valley Arc. Garnockside. Glengarnock. 11505 684225. An acoustic night for all those involved. with songs taking precedence over posturing. Don't know where that leaves Angel Ileart their larger-than-life presence is halftheir show.

I The Circus. The Dazes and Passing Strangers Coatbridge College. 8pm. £2.50. This charity gig is open to the general public.

I Billy Rivers and Baygun Magoo‘s. Croft Street. Kilmarnock. 0563 38940. 11pm. £2. Envisaged as a sort of jam session with the two artistes.

I Love Parade Tudor Lodge Hotel. Burnbank Road. Hamilton. 0698457277. 9.30pm. £1.

I The Ocean Christie's. Main Street. Alexandria. 0389 57799. 9.30pm. Free. See Fri 27.

I Freebase La Verte Wine Bar. New

Street. Paisley. 887 2818. 4pm. High

f energy rock.

1 Edinburgh

, I John Martyn Queen's Hall. South Clerk

Street. 668 2019. John Martyn playing live

5 with a band for the first time in years.and although his solo guitar and voice shows have occasionally been breathtaking. the



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chance to hear his songs played by jazz-literate musicians will make a nice change so long as it doesn't take too much of the weight off Martyn. or sendthe music spinningoff into indulgent muso realms. I Boogaloosa Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after9pm.

I The Cheesegraters Negociants. Lothian Street. 2256313. 9.30pm. Free.

I Rab Hewitt Lord Darnley. West Port. 229 4341. Afternoon. Free. Blues.

I We Free Kings Basin Street. Haymarket Terrace“ 337 11106. 9pm.

I Live music Platform ()ne. Rutland Street. 225 2433.

I Live music Subway. Cowgate. 9pm.


I Progeny Forum. Almondvale . 0506 419191. 8pm~8am. £18. The seeond night ofThe Shamen’s travelling rave features them in the company of Cabaret Voltaire. Fini Tribe and Meat Beat Manifesto.


I The Ruby Suit Complex Hotel . Jackson Street. 0968 75795. See Fri 27.

SUNDAY 6 Glasgow

I Eddi Reader Tron Theatre . Trongate. 552 4267. 8.30pm. £7. So. the precious few who squeeze into the Tron tonight to watch oor wee Glasgow songbird (it‘s your own fault Eddi - embrace a stereotype and you‘re stuck with it) are paying well forthe privilege. However. the Tron really should be an ideal environment for this sort of show.

I The River Detectives Motherwell Civic Theatre. 0698 67515. 7pm. £5. Another home gig in their ever-popular acoustic format. The support act will apparentiy be chosen from the best of the other acts appearing throughout the Motherwell Music Festival.

I Fini Tribe, Botany 5. The Orange Grove and Ege Barn Yasi Saltcoats Metropolis. 8pm. £6. See preview. The East Coast groove machine hits the West Coast and wonders why the East has all the best dance acts and the West has all the best dance events.

9.30pm. £1. I Live Music Richard's Basement. West

3 Regent Street. 221 01 16. 9pm. Free.


I Level 42 Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 557 2590. 7.30pm. £13.50. See Thurs 3.

I Pestilence. Cancer and Malevolent Creation Moshpit. Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. I need to have a showerafter just typing in that listing. so God knows what actual attendance of this death metal triumvirate will feel like. Cancer at least

have made two totally hilarioUs. if

wearing. albums. I assume roughly the same is true of Pestilence and Malevolent Creation.

I Elephant Noise Ileriot Watt L'niversity. Riccarton Campus. 449 51 l 1. See Fri 27.

I The Brothers Preservation Hall. Victoria

Street. 226 3816. £1 after9pm.

I Smile Orange Negociants. Lothian

Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.


? Glasgow

I John Martyn Tron Tneatre.Trongate.

552 4267. 8.30pm. £7. See Sat 5.

I Sons 01 Ishmael and GlueTrade rs (downstairs). Glassford Street. 552 6246.

9pm. £1.50. A Glasgow musicians'

v collective gig which looks further afield

than usual for its headliners this time Sons Of Ishmael are Canadian. we


I Saxon Motherwell Concert Hall.0698

' 67515. 7.30pm. £7. A bitofasurprise

popping tip in the middle of a provincial

music festival. but there you go. Hard rock

with a soft centre ~ I mean. their singer's called Biff. for crying out loud.


I The 251h 01 May Bay Hotel. Pier I lead.

0475 31244. Orin very slightly baggytypes who almost created a bit of outrage by

putting a distorted image of the ()ueenon one of their sleeves earlier this year. No one noticed.


I Goodbye Mr Mackenzie and The Blessing Calton Studios. (.‘alton Road. 556 7066.

7.30pm. The first oftwo shows at ('alton

Studios this week which are being recorded for broadcast by Radio Forth. Tickets are available by listening to Radio Forth and dialling the right number at the

given time. Successful applicants can then pick up tickets from reception. ’l‘liereism) : otherway(ibeIuirimgthem. It‘s unlikely

that anyone will be along for the sakeof

, The Blessing. but the Mackenzies. even

after the defection of keyboard player Rhona to The Orange Grove. are worth seeing any time. Ifthe music business wasn't so Anglocentric. they'd be massive. so there.

I The Kleptomaniacs Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free.

I Sam Harlet Negociants. Lothian Street.

: 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free. The astonishingly f versatile Sam Harlet can shift gear from a

big Kitchens Of Distinction sound to an intimate folk club atmosphere. Very confusing. which must be a good thing.



I The Black Crowes and Thee Hypnotics Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £8.50 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. Clearly a band destined to be a major stadium draw for the coming decade. and it's hard to believe the Crowes have been together only four



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I N-Joi Hippodrome. Kilmarnock.0563 21210. 10pm. £5. Large rave anthems from the crowd that brought you the. er. large rave anthem. er. ’Anthem'.

years. Others have tried. but it'sThe Black Crowes who will bring that

Stones. Faces vibe to an entire generation. Shake Your Money Maker indeed. The

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