ROCK & BLUES MUSIC
ROCK & BLUES
Dates listed below are tor 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 ottices at least one week beiore publication. Rock and Blues Listings compiled by Alastair Mabbott and Fiona Shepherd.
FRIDAY 11 Glasgow
I T'Pau Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601 . 7.30pm. £10 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just The Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679 and the Ticket Centre. (‘andleriggs. 227 551 1. Middle of the road. radio-friendly twaddle delivered by Carol Decker with a toss of her mane and with pristine enunciation. The disturbing thing is that T‘Pau seem to be enthusiastic and committed to their work. which probably means that theywill continue to inﬂict unnecessary torture on the public for some time to come.
I Banderas Queen Margaret Union. L'niversity Gardens. 339 9784. 8pm. £5 (advance). £5.50 (door). Students and guests. See preview.
I Auntie Bose KingTut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £3. Young Glasgow band. otherwise an unknown quantity.
I Kelly Marie Bennet's. 80—90 Glassford Street. 552 5761. 11pm. £2.50. Disco diva dances herselfdizzy — see Clubs listings. I Supergroovalistic Traders. Glassford Street. 5526246. 10pm. Free. Cumbernauld funksters with a smoothish sound on tape who like to crank upthe volume live.
I Ruin (.‘hisholm‘s. Shuttle Street. Paisley. 889 6867. 9pm. £1 .50.
I Freedom Road and Bung the Bishop Christies. Main Street. Alexandria. 0389 57799. 9.30pm. Free.
I Teenage Fanclub Queen‘s Hall. South Clerk Street. 668 2019. £7.20 or £6.70. depending on method ofpaymcnt. Rescheduled from Wed 9. See feature.
I The Persuaders Wee Red Bar. Edinburgh College of Art. Lauriston Place. 229 1442. An Aberdeen-based band playing quite a few gigs in the area at the moment. Graduates of the old school of songwriting. they have a 60s soul inﬂuence to their riffing. a heavier rock inﬂuence coming from the opposite direction and a knack for melody.
I The Shadowland Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free. Withthe Kaleidoscope LP warmly received. The Shadowland. of impeccable mod pedigree. are now preparing a video and rarities cassette of their 60s-inﬂuenced. Hammond-augmented sound.
I UVU and Long Finn Killie Subway. Cow-gate. £1.50. An alternative/thrash disco from 9pm—2am. with an unusual couplingof bands: psychedelicthrash-pop supported by manic folk.
I Rockapella Lord Darnley. West Port. 229 4341 . 9.30pm. Free. An eight-piece band in the popular and fashionable Blues Brothers mode. they originated in Edinburgh as an a cappella group and have since switched to a full band line-up. I Laughing Sam’s Dice Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9pm.
SATURDAY 12 Glasgow
I The Kevin McDermott Orchestra and Nick Robertson Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601 . 7.30pm. £6 plus booking fee. A big venture for the group as they hope to confirm the growing home support for their spirited rock. and prove that you can do it without the aid of a huge record company. Following the Scottish success of their Bedazzled album comes the release of ‘Everything Is Over' from it.
I The Average White Band Pavilion Theatre. Renfield Street. 332 1846. 7pm. £8. £7. The first Scottish funk band to make an impression anywhere. let alone the States. come with a dubious line in publicity and probably beards to match. but we will forgive them everything ifonly they‘ll play ‘Pick Up the Pieces‘.
I Worldwide Pavilion Theatre. Renfield Street. 332 1846. Midnight. £7.50. Worldwide are the only band to be featured in this series of midnight cabarets at the Pavilion. Tonight they have the unusual task of supporting Cynthia Payne. Parrot and Liz Ferguson (who is so like her brother Craig. that I swear it's him in drag).
I The Family Cat and 35 Summers King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £4. Freneticindie eccentrics The Family Cat have been miaowing noisily at the back door ofthc Trendy Fraternity House for a while now with little official attention channelled in their direction. 35 Summers haven‘t been around long enough to boast any following to speak of but a clutch of spirited ifgeneric indie dance singles seems to be pointing them in the right direction.
I Marsha Fresca Strathclyde University Union. John Street. 552 1895. 9pm. £3. Students and guests. After the hype ofthc early shows. Marsha Fresca have been taking things more steadily recently. concentrating on completing their Mick McNeil-produced demo. Funk rock. but not the kind popularised by Red Hot Chilli Peppers. more INXS with a hard riffing streak.
I Solomon Flynn Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9pm. Free. The HaltBar resume their live programme after not too long a period of time. thank goodness. with a regular blues night on Sundays also planned. Tonight‘s band owes a lot to early 80s Clash.
I The Touch Traders (upstairs). Glassford Street. 552 6246. 10pm. Free.
I Cutting A Bug Traders (downstairs). Glassford Street. 552 6246. 10pm. Free. Recent Primitives support.
I The Milestones Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free.
I American Heroes Richard‘s Basement. West Regent Street. 221 ()1 16. 9pm. Free. I The Bewlay Brothers Magoo‘s. Croft Street. Kilmarnock. 0563 38940. 11pm.
I The Naked Sea Chisholm‘s. Shuttle Street. Paisley. 889 6867. 9pm. £1.50.
I Trident Christie‘s. Main Street. Alexandria. 0389 57799. 9.30pm. Free. Heavy rock.
I The Answer Tudor Lodge Hotel. Burnbank Road. Hamilton. 0698 457277. 9.30pm. £1.
I Fini Tribe Edinburgh College ofArt. Lauriston Place. 229 1442. Fini Tribe have had to stump up the cash themselves to save this Scottish tour from simply being some dates written down on a piece of paper. Hopefully the success ofthc insidious ‘ 101‘ and its similar-in-feel follow-up ‘Ace-Love-Deuce‘ will mean they can reap the rewards of theirefforts. I Emissary. Rhythm Chillun and Double Happiness Edinburgh University Student Union. Teviot Row. 8pm—1am. Students and guests only. Emissary bring their
(guess what) funk-thrash sound over from Glasgow. and this gig gives punters the opportunity to see what effect Andy Chung's departure from Rhythm Chillun has had on both parties. Chung‘s own Double Happiness is unveiled tonight. supporting the singer's old partners.
I The Jades and Lucid Basin Street. Haymarket Terrace. 337 1006. 8pm. £2. Manic noise merchants Lucid will leave your ears buzzing. btit The Jades pttmpotit an awkward funk-pop that seems around ten years too late to create much of a fuss. I Bluelinger Platform One. Rutland Street. 225 2433. 9pm. Free. Rock‘n‘roll from the 50s and 60s plus a feworiginals. Bluefinger now have a tape on sale with some of the favourites from theirset.
I Alden Bald Lord Darnley. West Port. 2294341. Afternoon. Free. Heavy rock. I The TCs Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9pm.
I Indigo Father Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free. Cheery indie guitar pop with memorable tunes and a layered guitar sound which betrays at times a bit of an Echo AndThe Bunnymen obsession.
I Fall From Grace Subway. Cowgate.
1 1pm. £2.
I Live music Tap O'Lauriston. Lauriston Place. 229 4041. 10pm. Free.
SUNDAY 13 Glasgow
I Primal Scream Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £8 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just The Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. Moved from the Plaza. which may not be the greatest decision ever made as the leap in capacity may not be huge. but the leapin atmosphere generation certainly is. However. the change in venue may be necessary now that everyone's digested the varied wonders ofthc universally-lauded .S‘creamadelicu album. lfyou get bored attempting to elevate your mind. you could always play a game of Spot Who‘s Miming.
I Fini Tribe Botany Sand Ege Bam Yasi Mayfair. Sauchiehall Street. 332 3872. 8pm. £6 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just The Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. See Sat 12 for Fini Tribe. Fellow Edinburgh dance bods. the slinky Botany Sand the eccentric Ege Bam Yasi are also in attendance. with DJs ()rde Meikle. lain Paterson and Trevor Price. Support or be damned. POSTPONIZD until Sun 27.
I Indigo Father Drum And Monkey. Hope Street. 332 1893. 10pm. Free. See Sat 12. I The Straight Men Richard‘s Basement. West Regent Street. 221 ()1 16. 9pm. Free. I The Family Cat Rico's. Ann Street. Greenock. 0475 83705. 9.30pm. £3. See Sat 12.
I PKAThe Hippodrome. Kilmarnock. 056321210. 10.30pm. £3.50.
I Handle With Care Tudor Lodge Hotel. Burnbank Road. Hamilton. 0698 457277. 9.30pm. £1.
I Extreme and King or The Hill Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 557 2590. 7.30pm. £10.50. American chart-toppers. and now that the funk-metal sound has made Number One in the States. it‘s definitely time for a change — Afro-metal and bebop-metal are definite front-runners. Or perhaps it's just that Extreme are not really the best exponents ofthc form.
I Electric Love Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.
I Texas Breakfast Subway. Cowgate. 11pm. £1. Blues.
I The Brothers Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9pm.
MONDAY 14 Glasgow
I Big Country Barrowland. Gallowgate.
552 4601. 7.30pm. £9 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just The Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 2264679. It‘s taken Big Country a decade to make even the smallest change in their approach to songwriting - we've heard ofsticking to your principles but that's taking it a tadtoo far. don‘t you think? And at this late stage. it‘s debatable whether it will earn them any new fans. btit it should satisfy old ones and stay e off stagnation for at least a fortnight.
I The Woltetones Mayfair. Sauchiehall Street. 332 3872. 7.30pm. £7.50plus booking fee. As threatened. er. promised. this is a second date for the hugely popular opinionated folkies from lreland. set up because their previous date sold out so quickly.
I The Average White Band Queen‘s 1 tall. South (‘lerk Street. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £7.50. See Sat 12.
I Faith Over Reason. Broken CirGIBSand Riverhead Venue. (‘alton Road. 557 3073. 9pm. After releasing some spellbinding and tasteful (in the best sense) songslast year. Faith ()ver Reason return. hopefully lugging some more vinyl with them too. Singer Moira can tttrn a song into a blissful experience. Totally contrasting support from Broken Circles (the half of Spirea X that isn't in Spirea X any more. and Edinburgh‘s American-tinged Riverhead. I The Persuaders Music Box. Victoria Street. 225 2564. See Fri 1 l.
I Another Bendy Window and Howl Moray House Student Union. llolyrood Road. 556 8455. 9pm. £2.
I The Hyenas Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free.
I Cactus Club Negociants. Lothian Street. 2256313. 9.30pm. Free.
TUESDAY 15 Edinburgh
I Mary Black Queen‘s l lall. South Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £7. See preview. I Jim Diamond and The Pearltishers Music Box. Victoria Street. 225 2564. The firstof two gigs at the Music Box this week which are being recorded for broadcast by Radio Forth. Tickets are available only be listening to Forth and then diallingthe given number at the right time. Might be worth doing it for Jim Diamond‘s admittedly soulful voice. The Pearlfishers could well attract a reasonable crowd all on their own.
I Lazy Fair Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.
WEDNESDAY 16 Glasgow
I Don McLean Pavilion Theatre. Renfield Street. 332 1846. 7.30pm. £1 1 .50.£9. A stalwart ofthc folk scene for many years. but enshrined in rock mythology forever thanks to his hits oftwenty years ago. Such has been his standing ever since that his lyrics. too. are enshrined on monuments and gravestones in the USA. And ‘Killing Me Softly With His Song' was written about him. (More obscure Don McLean facts available on request.) I The Cramps Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601 . 7.30pm. £8 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just The Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. See preview. I Salil Keita Glasgow University Union. University Avenue. 339 8697. 7.30pm. £8 (advance). £9 (door). £1 concession for students. Tickets from the venue and from Just The Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226
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