DOA the other week. singing backing vocals for The Rich Kids‘ version of ‘Pretty Vacant"? Pure class. Needless to say. times have changed. and Midge is cultivating his sophisticated urban Scot image far more convincingly than his contemporary Fish. See albums for This Picture review.

I Plglace Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. The only Scottish date in a handful of European gigs. and how did they get all these people in the same play at the same time to begin with? An industrial noise terrorism supergroup which include (deep breath) the Scot Chris Connelly of Revolting Cocks and Ministry. Mary Byker from GBOA. Martin Atkins (PiUKilling Joke drummer). members of KMFDM. Skinny Puppy. Thrill Kill Cult. The Henry Rollins Band and Lab Report. Hard electric danceeore. and probably exactly the kind of sweltering gig we need on a November night.

I Electric Love Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm.

THURSDAY 14 Glasgow

'I Tesla Barrowland. Gallowgatc. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £8 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just The Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. A taste of‘Edison's Medicine‘ from the American hard rockers. who have recovered from their Acousticallam phase and brought out the electrical guitars again.

I Live Music King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. Tabloid sources prematurely spilled the beans about tonight‘s proposed gig by an established Scottish solo performer. but that‘s at the time of going to press. that's all this gig was proposed. Check nearer the time but don‘t hold your breath.

I Roundabout Traders (upstairs). Glassford Street. 552 6246. 10pm. Free. I Green Day Traders (downstairs). Glassford Street. 552 6246. 10pm. Free. I The Henry Brothers Richard‘s Basement. West Regent Street. 221 ()1 16. 9pm. Free. I Indigo Father Cellar. Miller Street. 10pm. Spirited indie pop.

I Los Supremos Cathedral House . Cathedral Square. 552 3519. 9pm. Free. Rock and blues covers.

I Whistle Over Washington Outhouse. Cathcart Road. 6490184. 8.30pm. Free. I Red Green Blues Band Twa Corbies. Cumbernauld. 0236 727473. 9pm. Free.


I Skid Row Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 557 2590. 7.30pm. £13.50. £12. A five-piece from New Jersey. Canada and New York. with a badartitude. Skid Row are all set to be one of the big rock sensations of the 90s. They make all the right moves. and have already built upa legion of fans.

I Root Love Subway. Cowgate. Some finely crafted songs from this Skye group



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who freely admit that their singer Ali Aitken has a vocal vibrato ‘like Piaf with a chest cold‘.

I Charlie And Her Sheepdogs Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free.

I Fire Escape Negociants. Lothian Street 2256313. 9.30pm.


I Midway Still King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £3.50. See preview.

I The Lost Soul Band Nice'n‘Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 10pm. Free. Popular Edinburgh folk pop types.

I Viva VanDall Crash. Cotton Club. Scott Street. 332 0712. 10.30pm. £3.50(£2 student). Confident beats and bad-mannered guitar. . . it says here.

I Rave On Blew Mandela Bar. Strathclyde University Union. John Street. 552 1895. 10pm. £1.50. Students and guests. Blues. I The Real McCoy Traders (upstairs). Glassford Street. 552 6246. 10pm. Free. For what they‘re striving to do (sound like a host of other Scottish bands it would appear). The Real McCoy manage to keep their heads above water with a stronger grasp on ye olde songwriting skills than some of their contemporaries.

I The Countrymen Traders (downstairs). Glassford Street. 552 6246. 10pm. Free. I Clockwork Orange 7 Renfrew Court. 332 6231 . 9.30pm. Free.


I The Macc Lads Calton Studios. Calton Road. 556 7066. 7.30pm. £6 plus booking fee. Note earlier start than previously advertised. The Macc Lads claim to have been banned from 300 venues to date. which seems a bit rich when you can buy Viz in practically any newsagents in the country. And as with Viz. the cruder your sense of humour. the more you‘ll enjoy The Mace Lads. Feminists and New Men are likely to be thin on the groundtonight. Unless. that is. they‘ve come to see Nutmeg (see Sat 16) or the revived Edinburgh ne‘er-do-wells A Fistful Of Arseholes.

I The Field Mice and The Wake Bubblegum Club. Potterrow. 667 0214. See preview. I The Popguns Evol Club. Wilkie House. Holyrood Road. 10.30pm—3am. Cheesy indie pop band fronted by effervescent girlie going by the name of Wendy in this

I Root Love Lord Darnley. West Port. 229 4341 . 9pm. Free. See Thurs 14.

I The Hyenas Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9pm.

I Precious Little Else Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm.


I Shadowland and Body Count Anthony‘s Hotel. West Albert Road. 0592 265627. See Fri 8.

SATURDAY 16 Glasgow

I The Field Mice King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £4. See preview.

I Big Vern And The Shootahs Renfrew Ferry. Clyde Place. 429 1625. 8pm. £5 (£4). Glasgow‘s answer to The Blues Brothers park their shades and suits on the Ferry.

I The Bootsie Tootsie Blues Band Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free. R&B. blues and rock‘n‘roll.

I Stranger Traders. Glassford Street. 552 6246. 10pm. Free.

I Fiaere Nilssen Cathedral House. Cathedral Square. 552 3519. 9pm. Free. Edinburgh-based singer-songwriter. IJohnny Turlt Maltman. Renfield Street. 3320887. 9pm. Free.

I Road Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332

1210. 9.30pm. Free. I Freebase Nice‘n‘Sleazy. Sauchiehall

I Street. 10pm. Free. See Sat9.

I Age 01 Reason Richard‘s Basement. West Regent Street. 221 01 16. 9pm. Free. I The Popguns Bay Hotel. Pierhead. Gourock. 0475 31244. See Fri 15.

I Angel Heart Christies. Main Street. Alexandria. 0389 57799. 9.30pm. Free. Without wishing to sound glib. Angel Heart offer a perplexing pot-pourri of influences- funk. blues and psychedelia mainly. and egos the size of Antarctica if the publicity for their recent King Tut‘s date is to be considered.

I Painted Harlem Clubhouse. Old Sneddon Street. Paisley. 889 4706. 8.30pm. £1 .50 (advance). £2 (door).


I Nutmeg and The Otthoolts Basin Street. Haymarket Terrace. 337 1006. 8pm. £2. Cambridge‘s Nutmeg have got so much going for them that their profile should be considerably higher in a few months‘ time. Now under the management of Doug Smith. who‘s performed the same chores for Hawkwind and Motorhead. although they don‘t sound the least bit like eitherof those bands. On-the-brink white 605 garage R&B at its least controlled. they do Cambridge proud.

I Dr Brown Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9pm. The self-confessed ‘hairiest band in Portsmouth‘ have the honour of making the Top Ten of the Italian independent charts with their unreconstructed beardie rock. Heavy Hendrix influence. and some sweet passages where the guitars pullback and let the harmonica do the talking.

I The Dream Disciples Tap O‘Lauriston. Lauriston Place. 229 4041. 9pm. Free. Rock band tipping a toe in Gothic territory.

I Cheesegrater Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Thrashy.

I Rab Howiii Lord Darnley. West Port. 2294341. Afternoon. Free. Blues.


I The Electric Barn Balquharn Farm. five miles from Stirling on the A91 . 4pm-1am. £4. Tickets from Groove Records. Falkirk. Sound Shack. Alloa, Roadshow Music. Stirling and Sound Control. Dunfermline. To raise some funds for World Aids Day (1 Dec) a number of bands from the Clackmannanshire area have grouped together to play this barn biggie: MacArthur Park. The Liquid Pub Dugs, Dangerous Brothers. KMA. Solid Gone. Filthy Mess, Happy But Twisted. Blind and Monitor Lizard. Some will be playing new material sparked off by an lnter-Act/Health Education Board competition.


I File Bock- The Live Sessions Adam Smith Theatre. Bennochy Road. 0592 260498. 2pm. £3 per session. £7 all day. A big showcase of Fife groups (and one or two based in Edinburgh) which has been organised by local promoters Smithfield Entertainments to tie in with the release of a compilation CD called The First Eleven. The largest musical event in Fife for years. they claim. and the day‘s events are divided into three sessions. 2—4.45pm: Red Line. Tom‘s New Shoes. Some Device and The Real McCoy. 5.30—7.30pm: Third Light. Roy G Biv and Elephant Noise. 8. 15-1 1. 15pm: Silent Falls. Blue On Shock. Pure Blind Panic and Seeing Red.

SUNDAY 17 Glasgow

I Fastbuclt Rooftops. Sauchiehall Street. 332 5883. 10.30pm. £4.

I Worldwide Fixx 11. Miller Street, 221 1568. 9pm. Free. Second consecutive Sunday for the group at this venue.

I Utah Saints Tunnel. Mitchell Street. 204 1000. 11pm. £5. The Leeds rave and techno crew perform a PA.

I Live Music Richard‘s Basement. West Regent Street. 221 01 16. 9pm. Free.

I Live Music Nice‘n‘Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 10pm. Free.


I Ounderhinit and Midway Still Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. Prime funk metal from Edinburgh‘s finest exponents ofthe style. For Midway Still. see preview.

I Root Love Pelican. Cowgate. 225 5413. See Thurs 14.

I The Brothers Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9pm.

I Smile Negociants. Lothian Street.225 6313. 9.30pm. Formerly Smile Orange.

MONDAY 18 Edinburgh

I Scatter. June Frost and The Clumsy Lovers Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. Local band triple-bill. June Frost are an unknown quantity to us. but both other bands are worth dropping in on.

I Texas Brealdast Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free. Blues.

I Sam Harlel (TBC) Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm.

TUESDAY 19 Glasgow

I Worldwide Nicc‘n‘Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 10pm. Free.

I The Sunny Boys Cathedral House. Cathedral Square. 552 3519. 9pm. Free.


I One Two Three Help One Two Three Help Club. Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. A new band putting on theirown club to create just the right environment for them - or something like that. Safe to assume it‘ll be something danceable.

I The Kleptomaniacs Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm.

WEDNESDAY 20 Glasgow

I The Stunning and The Prayer Boat (TBC). King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. lrish double bill. The Stunning are younger relatives ofThe Saw Doctors. in the musical as opposed to the blood sense. playing a Capercaillie to the Doctors Runrig ifyou like. with an impressive-selling album in Eire. but they‘ve still to make their mark over here. I Rhythm Rill Lounge Bar. Glasgow University Union. 339 8697. 9pm. Free. Students and guests. See Wed 13.

I The Ruby Suit RGs. Queen Street. 221 2200. 10pm. Free. Vying with fellow Edinburgh pop merchants Elephant Noise for the title of hardest working live act in Scotland.

I The Countrymen Fixx 11. Miller Street. 221 1568. 9pm. Free.

I The Citizens Couch And Slouch. Maxwell Street. 9pm. Free. See Fri 8.


I Chuck Berry Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 557 2590. 7.30pm. £14. £12. £10. What can we say. otherthanthis man was rock‘n‘roll‘s first poet. great innovator and all-round nice guy. . . well. the first two. for sure. If you missed him the last time he appeared here. don‘t make the same mistake again.

I Ozric Tentacles Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. Seriously wigged-out hippies in the best pass-the-beanbake tradition. whose last album offered plenty in the way of solace for those who only normally set foot outside their front door when the Hawkwind or Gong entourage hit town.

I Everything Negociants. Lothian Street. 2256313. 9.30pm.