MIISIB ROCK & BLUES
ROCK & BLUES
Dates listed below are ior 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 betore publication. Rock and Blues Listings compiled by Alastair Mabbott and Fiona Shepherd.
FRIDAY 25 Glasgow
I Angel Heart and Beyond the Rain King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £3. Chaotic fusion ofblues and funk with a touch of psychedelia and just about every other sub- genre you care to mention popping up at some point. all topped off with a larger-than-life stage presence. The mind boggles.
I Babel Traders (upstairs). Glassford Street. 552 6246. 10pm. Free. Gentle moody songs delivered in velvet vocal tones. Soul without the dubious connotations perpetuated by some of Glasgow‘s current pretenders.
I The Sichi Brothers Trade rs (downstairs). Glassford Street. 552 6246. 10pm. Free. I Thrum Mandela Bar, Strathclyde University Union. John Street. 552 1895. 10pm. £1.50. Students and guests. The door price covers entry to all the union’s discos and bars. as opposed to being your ticket to see just the band. We‘d better whisper this. but ifThrum didn‘t feature the upfront gutsy vocals of Moni. they would bear a remarkable resemblance to Teenage Fanclub. One day this comparison will be a death knell to Glasgow bands. but fortunately at the moment it appears to be a considerable advantage.
I Glasgow Songwriters Montrose Bar. Carrick Street. 221 7564. 9pm. Free. Trios. duos and soloists from the co-operative.
I Me And My Monkey and Panic Clubhouse. Old Sneddon Street. Paisley. 889 4706. 8.30pm. £1 .50 (advance). £2 (door).
I Jeopardy Magoo‘s. Croft Street. Kilmarnock. 0563 38940. 1 1pm. £2.
I Rebels Without Applause Legend's. Thorn Brae. J ohnstone. 0505 35818. 8.30pm. Free. Pur-lease!
I Hilton Rabbits Club and Dream Disciples Subway. Cowgate. Expect to see knotsof the local goth community along for Dream Disciples. who open for the more
straightforwardly rocky Hilton Rabbits Club.
I Texas Breaktast Preservation Hall . Victoria Street. 226 3816, £1 after 9pm. Blues.
I June Frost Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.
I Rise Lord Darnley. West Port. 229 4341. 10pm. Free. Heavy rock.
I Live Music Queen Street Oyster Bar.
Queen Street. 226 2530. 9pm. Free. A new ;
residency is starting up here. but the identity of the act is so far undecided.
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I World 01 Twist Queen Margaret Union. University Gardens. 339 9784. 7.30pm. £5. Students and guests. Despite the departure of the charming ifredundant MC Shells. World ()f'I‘wist still offer more of an intrinsic visual spectacle than most bands. and that‘s before you witness their tacky celebration of a stage set. Strip away the effects and you have a delightful pop band. but it‘s their wholesale embracingof kitsch stagecraft and their galactic gurgles that elevate them to the furthest realms of the stratosphere. it's only a matter oftime before they arrive onstage in a bubble car. I Spirea X and Static Strathclyde University Union. John Street. 552 1895. 9pm. £3. Students and guests. Despite reports to the contrary in the press. Spirea X never confirmed with their record company 4AD that they would undertake the two Scottish supports for Chapterhouse. making this their only Scottish appearance. This gig ties in with the release of their debut album Fireblude Skies. Support act Static will be no mystery to discerning indie punters with a stream of convincing cacophonic appearances already under their belt.
I Captain America King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £4. A deal with Paperhouse and the prestigious support slot on the Nirvana tour will probably work wonders for Captain America's already high profile. as well as (hopefully) allow them todeveiop an identity above and beyond the Teenage Fanclub comparisons that have dogged them since day one. We‘ve said it before— Captain America peddle a great line in killer riffs and are generally harder than their Creation-residing pals.
I There Goes The World Traders. Glassford Street. 5526246. 10pm. Free. I Wedgewood Halt Bar. Woodlands Roads. 332 1210. 9.30pm. Free.
I Bo‘Weevil Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free. Rock'n'roll and R&B.
I Wish 7 Renfrew Court. 332 6231 . The Shelter resumes its live music policy but drops its name. Tonight‘s band play enthusiastic pop. bound to go down well with a home audience.
I The Rednecks Richard's Basement. West Regent Street. 221 ()1 16. 8pm. Free.
Mooted as a Hallowe‘en celebration. so fancy dress recommended.
I The 08 Band Magoo‘s. Croft Street. Kilmarnock.0563 38940. 11pm. £2.
I Handle With Care Tudor Lodge Hotel. Burnbank Road. Hamilton. 0698457277. 9.30pm. £1 .
I The Crypilticlter Five and The Sonictones Basin Street. llaymarket Terrace. 337 1006. 8pm. £2. The Sonictones were guests at a couple of recent Scottish rock'n'roll festivals. The Cryptkicker Five include among their ranks ex-Styng-Rite George Miller. Basin Street‘s very own Cal. some wigs and a clutch of garage punk
I Loose Cut Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 2263816. £1 after9pm.
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 And The Bunnymen obsession.
I Blueiinger Lord Darnley. West Port. 229 4341. 4pm. Free. Rock'n‘roll from the 50s and 60s plus a few originals. Bluefinger now have a tape on sale with some ofthe favourites from their set. includinga word-perfect ‘La Bamba‘.
I Dream Disciples Tap O‘Lauriston. Lauriston Place. 229 4041. 10pm. Free. Rock band tipping a toe in gothicterritory. I Head In The Sand and Sam Harlet Subway. Cowgate.
SUNDAY 27 Glasgow
I Chapterhouse. The Belltower and Penn Queen Margaret Union. University Gardens. 339 9784. 8pm. £5.50plus booking fee. Tickets from Just The Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. and from Virgin and Ripping in Edinburgh. Another somcthing-for-everyone triple bill headed by Reading's finest anorexia cases currently sparring with unkind national press. distracted from their quest to ‘create a complex and beautiful place to escape to‘. The Belltower‘s current EP quashes fears that they are a turgid effects-blighted muso guitar outfit and proves instead that they're a sparkling pop band. just not very inspiring live. And can we once again take this opportunity to rave interminably about the wonders of Fenn'? They‘re displaying a remarkable readiness to take on the big league. so hand them a record deal someone and let's really shake up the indie chart.
I The Saw Doctors Strathclyde University Union. John Street. 552 1895. 8pm. £6. Students and guests. An lrish phenomenon which. judging from their rather seornful reception on these shores. doesn‘t travel too favourably. And well may they scoff— a singalonga novelty pub band doesn‘t sound like it would be an attractive proposition even in an advanced
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state of incbriation. However. their messianic profile in Eire is not to be toyed with lightly. lreland‘s answer to Runrig. anyone?
I Fini Tribe, Botany 5 and Ege BamYasi Mayfair. Sauchiehall Street. 332 3872. 8pm. £6 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just The Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. Postponed from 13 October. as ifthe Finis haven‘t been beset with enough problems already. Ifthe administrative side of being in a band can seem an endurance test at times. Fini Tribe must have won the gold medal by now. Lacking the money to put on the full show originally planned. they present a scaled-down version of their visually striking danceable humour. Should be a goody if their Shamen support appearance was any gauge. Slam‘s Orde Meikle DJs along with Trevor Price and Iain Paterson of Dream.
I The Prayer Boat Good Vibe Club. Cotton Club. Scott Street. 3320712. 11pm. £2(£1 student). Raggle-taggle pop to appeal to fans ofThe Waterboys and such like.
I The Blaggers and Di Polloi Traders (downstairs). Glassford Street. 552 6246. 9pm. £2. Two contrasting faces ofpunk from tonight's bands. just for those ofyou who thought punk was a completely unadulterated musical style. While ()i I’olloi are straight-down—the-line Spirit of '77 merchants. headliners The Blaggers make things a bit more interesting with a ska element. A Glasgow Musicians‘ Collective gig.
I The Straight Men Richard‘s Basement. West Regent Street. 221 ()1 16. 8pm. Free. I Bass Heads Tunnel. Mitchell Street. 204
I The Joyriders Wendell Gee's. Kilmarnock. ()563 22920. Striving to satisfy the indie fan‘s ultimate obsession for the marriage of melody and noise. Joyrider pull off their Husker Du-style warbling with panache.
I The Spiky Dream Flowers Clubhouse. Old Sneddon Street. Paisley. 889 4706. 8.30pm. £1 .50 (advance). £2 (door).
I The Answer Tudor Lodge Hotel. Burnbank Road. Hamilton. 0698 457277. 9.30pm. £1 .
I Jatia Legend's. Thorn Brae.Johnstone. 0505 35818. 8.30pm. Free.
I Wollsbane Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. By their own admission. the bass goes daba daba daba. the guitar goes wecdly weedly wee . . . and the puntersgo apeshit. Hard rock band on the way up. who were selected to play on the rock night ofthe Great British Music Weekend. The new LP is called Down Fall The Good Guys. and they‘re the only band from Tamworth signed to DefAmerican. which must be some kind ofgood sign.
I Electric Love Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.
I The Brothers Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free.
35 The List 25 October — 7 November 1991