ROCK & BLUES MUSIC
ROCK & BLUES
Dates listed below are lor one-ell shows: see
separate section tor residencies. Gigs are listed by date, then by city. Dates will be listed, provided that details reach ouroltices at least one week belore publication. Rock and Blues Listings compiled by Alastair Mabbott and Fiona Shepherd.
FRIDAY 22 Glasgow
I The aelltower and The Nocturnals King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street.
221 5279. 9pm. £3.50. The Belltower's mix
of girly indie pop tunes and effects-laden mantras is not as interesting as itsounds. Despite the excellence of the current single ‘Lost In Hollow" they've yet to emerge as the vital live act they have long promised to become.
I Better Ways Mandela Bar. Strathclyde University Union. John Street. 552 1895. 10pm. £1.50. Students and guests. Tipped Edinburgh outfit formed from ex-members of Savana Lamar and Steelchain and playing laid-back dance p0p with subtle Latin inﬂuences. The admission charge includes entry to the union discos.
I The Hemingways (upstairs) Traders. Glassford Street. 552 6246. 10pm. Free. I Rough And Ready (downstairs)Traders. Glassford Street. 552 6246. 10pm. Free. I Wish Nice‘n‘Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 10pm. Free. Strong Glaswegian pop
sounds with feisty female vocals.
I Glasgow Songwriters Montrose Bar. Carrick Street. 221 7654. Five acts playing six songs each. Occasional guest appearances, such as the recent show by Jesse Rae. who even dragged his playback equipment and video screen along for the occasion.
I Jetboy 7 Renfrew Court, 332 6231. 9.30pm. Free. No-frills guitar pop from the outfit that formerly called itself Jailhouse.
I K-Klass Sexativity. Hippodrome. Kilmarnock. 0563 21210. 10pm. £4. Underground dance act who‘ve just broken big with their ‘Rhythm Is A Mystery' single. Its success is a mystery. more like.
I Eddie Baskerville Christie‘s. Main Street. Alexandria. 0389 57799. 9.30pm.
Free. Ex-Ed Banger And The Nosebleeds .;
man in continued solo effort . . . a story so familiar by now that a nation repeats it in its sleep.
I The Naked Sea Clubhouse. Old Sneddon Street. Paisley. 889 4706.
I The Suns Alchousc. Shuttle Street. Paisley. 848 7403. 8pm. Lame. inoffensive. generic Scottish pop.
I The Persuaders Magoo‘s. Croft Street. Kilmarnock. 0563 38940. An Aberdeen-based band who‘ve played quite a few gigs in the area recently. Graduates of the old school of songwriting. they have a 60s-soul influence to their riffing. a heavier rock inﬂuence coming from the other direction and a knack for melody.
I The Pastels and Jad Fair 1 Iipster Club. Victoria Street. Nice to see a burst of activity from a Scottish band who seem to have weathered every trend and stayed defiantly themselves. integrity intact. In the last few weeks. we‘ve seen two singles and a tour in quick succession. plus coverage in some ofthe grown-up papers.
Tonight. they’re playing with Jad Fair. whose address book must read like a Who's Who of the American underground (HalfJapanese. Maureen Tucker. etc). If you‘ve never tried the sadly underrated Pastels before. perhaps through being put off by the legions of cuties that sprung up in their wake. now is the time.
I Revolver and Penn Venue, Calton Road. 557 3073. A trio of pretty adolescents from London who unleashed their fairly-good- but-not-about-to-set-the~world.alight ‘Heaven Sent An Angel' debut a few months ago. They‘ll be out to demonstrate they have more than one song totheir name (we hope) and to prove they owe their lightning recognition to more than their fringes. effects pedals and proximity to the national music press. Likely to be outclassed by the wondrous young Glasgow band Fenn.
I Barty! Bartry Marine Bar. Bath Street. Portobello. 669 1780. Cumbernauld‘s greatest contribution to popular culture since Stu Who? lost his voice. the Barkys are two brothers who work offtheir cosmonaut obsession with no little musical expertise, accompanied by pre-programmed drums. Accessible. unpretentious. irreverent and fun.
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 a rarities cassette of their 60s-influencc. Hammond~augmented sound.
I The Wolverines Lord Darnley. West Port. 229 4341. Free.
I Tea Dance Smlth Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9pm.
SATURDAY 23 Glasgow
I Sting and thx SECC. Finnicston Quay. 248 3000. £15.50, £12.50. Tickets from Just The Ticket. Virgin, Union Street. 226
4679. It’s probable that Sting‘s detractors have allowed the offputting muso connotations of his music to spread too far. Lest we forget. Sting has penneda host of tenacious songs. from the more inspiring end of the rock spectrum to the less pseud-orientated end of the jazzy spectrum. But he has written some stinkers too. Not the place to turn for excess and anarchy. Support comes from Vinx. former Olympic track and field star turned percussionist.
I Revolver and Live King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut, St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £4. See Fri 22.
I Dodgy Strathclyde University Union. John Street. 552 1895. 9pm. £3. Students and guests. Another London trio who have already earned favourable comparisons with the celectically-minded likes of Five Thirty. Dodgy recently embarked on a self-assembly tour. whereby they picked the date and the town and the punters picked the venue. Reports that their Glasgow gig took place in the public toilets next to the Balomock Scout Hall were greatly exaggerated. Check out their epic. mind-contorting single ‘Easy Way' for the best tour advertisement possible.
I Boogalusa and Zut La Chute Renfrew Ferry. Clyde Place. 429 1625. 8pm. £4 (£3). A night of cajun romping on the Ferry.
I First Dew Traders. Glassford Street. 552 6246. 10pm. Free. Blues.
I The Outriders Halt Bar, Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9pm. Free. Uplifting infectious rock.
I Richie Henderson Cathedral House. Cathedral Square. 552 5319. 9pm. Free. Former Liberties singer/guitarist goes solo.
I Five Past Midnight 7 Renfrew Court. 332 6231 . 9.30pm. Free.
I Score Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free.
I Rhythm Hill Richard‘s Basement. West
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