MUSIC ROCK & BLUES
I Whumtlt Preservation Hall, Victoria Street, 226 3816. £1 after 9pm.
I Preelous Little Else Negociants. Lothian Street, 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.
I Texas erealttast (TBC) Lord Darnley. West Port. 2294341. 10pm. Free. Blues. I Live music Queen Street Oyster Bar, Queen Street. 226 2530. 9pm. Free.
I Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine and The Senseless Things Barrowland. Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7.30pm. £7 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just The Ticket, Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. Nothing. it seems, can halt the march ofthe unstoppable Carter towards untold fame and riches. Well. I’ll be frank - [can‘t fathom the appeal of two charisma deficients dressing up worthwhile issues in clever-clever punning lyrics and gutless electro backing, but thousands would howl me down if 1 dared utter the profound maxim that Carter Are Crap. To these cars support band The Senseless Things have a much firmer grasp on the wacky pop ethic with their cartoon-like presence, irresistible clashing melodies and kitsch titles.
I Vibe Tribe and Better Ways King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £3.50. See Fri 1 for Vibe Tribe and preview for Better Ways.
I Supergroovallstlc Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9.30pm. Free. Supergroovalistic- they‘re slightly bassy with a funk underbelly.
I Freebase Traders (upstairs). Glassford Street. 552 6246. 10pm. Free.
I Loose Cut Traders (downstairs). Glassford Street. 552 6246. 10pm. Free. I Willy And The Hand Jive Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free.
I Babel Richard‘s Basement. West Regent Street. 221 (ll 16. 9pm. Free. See Fri 25.
I Top and The Cranberries Bay Hotel. Pierhead. Gourock. 0475 31244. Mark Goodier favourites (and don‘t his listeners suffer for it?) who appear to have a monopoly on. if not mediocrity. then at least half-measures — they're passable live and bearable on record. but despite their intrinsic lack of pretension they owe a lot of their acceptance to fashion. More fun than tidying your handkerchiefdrawer. The Cranberries are Cork‘s answer to the Thames Valley atmosphere chiseller. but a pretty standard reply at that. despite mountains of favourable press so far.
I Billy Rivers Magoo's. Croft Street. Kilmarnock. 0563 38940. 11pm. £2. Blues maestro.
I Elkie Brooks Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 557 2590. 7.30pm.
£1 1 .50. £10.50. £9.50. Sandpaper- larynxed chanteuse with a good line in hair-tossing emotive theatrics perfected through her years in the music biz. She even managed to survive the ignominy of being in a band called Vinegar Joe.
I The Levellers and The Sandkings Calton Studios. Calton Road. 556 7066. See preview.
I Avalon Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9pm. Popular and long-running folk-rock combo.
I The Cheesegraters Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free. Thrashy band starting to attract a noticeable crowd.
I Rab Howitt Lord Darnley. West Port. 229 4341 . 4pm. Free. Blues.
I The Squints Tap O‘Lauriston. Lauriston Place. 229 4041. 10pm. Free.
I Live music Basin Street. Haymarket Terrace. 337 1006. 8pm.
I Live music Platform One. Rutiand Street. 225 2433. 9pm. Free.
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SUNDAY 3 Glasgow
I Elkie Brooks Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 6.30pm. Single seats at £14.50 left. Tickets from the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 227 5511.See Sat 2.
I The Levellers and The Sandkings King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £5.50. See preview forThe Levellers. This‘ll be a curious experience for The Sandkings. relegated to a support slot when they‘ve appeared on many occasions at Tut's as the headline band. Not the most inspired crowd of cheesy fragglers but the dispensability oftheir records is alleviated live by their supremely infectious performance.
I Neutron 9000 Tunnel. Mitchell Street. 2041000. llpm.£5.
I Johnny Turlt Drum and Monkey. Hope Street.221 1105. 10pm. Free.
I Cornerstone Richard‘s Basement. West Regent Street. 221 01 16. 8pm. Free. Belgian R&B band.
I Neutron 9000 and T99 Tunnel. Mitchell Street.2041000. llpm.£5.
I Top and The Cranberries Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. See Sat 2. I Dr Feelgood Preservation Hall. Victoria .Street. 226 3816. Another gig at the Pres by Dr Feelgood — followed by a further appearance on Wed 6! Why don‘t they just announce a residency and be done with it? The band that many thought were goingto eat the world. and had they not been upstaged by punk. it might well have happened. Top-ﬂight British R&B. (By the way. I do miss Wilko. Sorry.) I Better Ways Music Box. Victoria Street. 225 2564. See preview. I Smile Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free. I The Volunteers Ryrie‘s. Haymarket Terrace. 337 7582. 9pm. Free.
MONDAY 4 Glasgow
I The Levellers and The Sandkings King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £5.50. See preview forThe Levellers. See Sun 3 for The Sandkings.
I Top and The Cranberries Sub Club. Jamaica Street. 248 4600. £5 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. See Sat 2.
I Kylie Minogue Playhouse Theatre.
Greenside Place. 557 2590. 7.30pm. £14.
£12. Australia‘s greatest cultural export since Skippy (and about as taxing on the grey matter as her cuddly predecessor) is suddenly basking in the glow ofa newly-won credibility. How? Why? And does this mean that the audience of tonight’s show will now be composed largely of aspiring Late Show presenters? I Sam Harlet Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free. One of Edinburgh’s most diverse and adaptable bands. Worth seeing.
I The Hyenas Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free.
I Live music Music Box. Victoria Street. 225 2564.
TUESDAY 5 Glasgow
I James and Thousand Yard Stare Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £8 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just The Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. See preview for James. Thousand Yard Stare have been lambasted in recent times for their celebration ofultraordinary indie pop. but live it‘s hard not to be consumed by their charming. self-effacing patter and insidious wee tunes. And bear in mind that they have had to bearthe
albatross of a formative existence in Slough — enough to induce the thousand yard stare in the liveliest ofsouls.
I The Tragically ﬂip and The Real McCoy King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £4. Canada's Tragically Hip return to King Tut‘sto promote their single ‘Little Bones‘ and deal out more of their rock'n‘roll — REM play the blues. apparently. The Real McCoy have always seemed reminiscent of Del Amitri with their hybrid of mid-Atlantic rock and folk-like melodic work. but very competent at that.
I Get Ballou Traders. Glassford Street. 552 6246. 10pm. Free.
I Discharge Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. Hardline punk stalwarts who became thrash messiahs. Many of the big American thrash bands pay homage to their influence. although they were largely ignored here at the time. Now enjoyinga second lease of life. needless to say.
I The Last Divide and The Normal Dead Moray House Student Union. Holyrood Road. 556 8455. 9pm. £2.
I The Kleptomanlaes Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.
WEDNESDAY 6 Glasgow
I James and Thousand Yard Stare Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601 . 7.30pm. £8 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just The Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. See preview for James. See Tue 5 for Thousand Yard Stare.
I Babel Lounge Bar. Glasgow University Union. University Avenue. 339 8697. 9pm. Free. Students and guests. See Fri 25.
I The Noctumals RGs. Queen Street. 221 2200. 10pm. Free. Embracingthe stylistic trappings of the 60s— notably the ubiquitous Hammond — but draggingtheir sound into the contemporary world.
I Johnny Turk Fixx 11. Queen Street. 221 1568. 9pm. Free.
I Dr Feelgood Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 2263816. See Sun 3.
I Natural Life Potterrow Student Union. Potter Row. 667 0214. 8pm—1am. Students and guests only.
I Everything Negociants. Lothian Street. 2256313. 9.30pm. Free.
I Hometown Music Box. Victoria Street. 225 2564.
I Live music St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. 557 2925. 9pm. Free. Possibly Dean Owens' new band. or Boogaloosa.
I Supergroovalistic Gen. Heriot Watt Union. Riccarton Campus. 449 5111. 9pm— 1 am. Students and guests only. See Wed 30.
THURSDAY 7 Glasgow
I Tin Machine Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601 . 7.30pm. £9 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just The Ticket. Virgin, Union Street. 226 4679. Bowie and crew plug the second of their LPs (how many of you thought they wouldn't even make it this far?). Despite cool response so far. their combined talent is quite extraordinary. and after much touring. they seem to be settling in to the ‘band’ vibe. Doubtless worth seeing. ifonly by virtue of being one of the oddest loud rock bands around.
I Roundabout Drum and Monkey. Hope Street. 332 1893. 10pm. Free.
I Cornerstone Traders. Glassford Street. 552 6246. 10pm. Free. See Sun 3.
I The Booth Tape Polar. Pig and Firkin, Buchanan Street. 9pm. Free.
I Worldwide Outhouse. Cathcart Road. 6490184. 8.30pm. Free. Worldwide take their energetic pop sound to the suburbs. I Live Music Richard‘s Basement. West
3B The List 25 October — 7 November 1991