MIISIC ROCK & BLUES
ROCK & BLUES
Dates listed below are lor one-on shows: see separate section tor residencies. Gigs are listed by date, then by city. Dales will be listed, provided that details reach our ottices at least one week betore publication. Bock and Blues Listings compiled by Alastair Mabbott and Fiona Shepherd.
I The Saw Doctors Mayfair, Sauchiehall Street. 332 3872. Tickets from Just the Ticket, Virgin, Union Street. 2264679. 7pm. £6.50 plus booking fee. See preview. I A Certain Ratio King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut, St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 9pm. £5.50. A Certain Ratio can rightly claim to have lent a guiding hand in the development ofwhite funk in this country over the past decade. With a precedent like theirs. it‘s no surprise that Manchester has also thrown up the likes of the Happy Mondays. Their most recent stuffis sounding as groovlicious as ever.
I The Naked Flames Nice‘n‘Sleazy, Sauchiehall Street. 10pm. Free. New Glasgow band with a sound that encompasses a few of the current indie trappings.
I Fuel Mandela Bar, Strathclyde University Union, John Street, 552 1895. 10pm. £1.50. Students and guests. Door price includes admission to the Union disco. This Dundee band have an EP, Tripping Of The Colours. and an album First Divinity A venue out now, both produced by Robin Guthrie and betraying strong Cocteaus‘ influences.
I Glasgow Songwriters Montrose Bar, Carrick Street, 221 7654. Slight change of format for the Songwriters this week, in that (instead ofthe half-dozen acts) one of their number. Joe Meechan. gets to do a full set, with a couple of other singers as support.
I The Rhymes Trade rs. Glassford Street, 552 6246. 10pm. Free.
I Bunrig Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 557 2590. 7.30pm. SOLD OUT. The band of the year cap their annus mirabilis with an intimate show in a cosy venue (ie one with a roof) and the publication of Tom Morton‘s rockography, if you will. Going Home. A roof-raising celebration is guaranteed.
I Crazyhead Madisons Rock Club, Greenside Place. 10pm—4am. £3 before 11pm. £4 after. Far from being disbanded. as some had thought, Food Records‘ contribution to grebo culture are still slogging up and down Britain‘s highways. They could have been bigger than Zodiac Mindwarp. . .in fact. without adoubt, they are.
I The Mutiny Strings Subway. Cowgate. They‘ve taken us to task for pointingout their ‘epic‘ tendencies in the past. butwhat the hell? We meant it in a nice way. Guitarist Hugh Duggie and drummer Martin Fleming spent six months co-writing and playing on the Lowlife album, San Anrorium. last year.
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 oftheir His-inﬂuenced. Hammond-augmented sound.
LI Elephant Noise lieriot Watt Union.
Riccarton Campus, 449 5111. Edinburgh guitar combo (with new keyboard player) stimulating record company interest in London after three years of frequent gigging up here and their recent far-from-disposable EP. Inclined to be a bit heavy-handed in their presentation, but they‘re learning.
I The Liz McEwan Group Preservation Hall, Victoria Street, 226 3816. £1 after
9pm. I Cactus Jack Lord Darnley, West Port, 229 4341. Free.
SATURDAY 7 Glasgow
I New Kids On The Block SECC, Finnieston Quay, 248 3000. £16.50 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket, Virgin. Union Street, 226 4679. Try this quick psychological test: who is your favourite New Kid? Is it Donnie Wahlburg? Relax, you‘re in good company and display an inordinate amount of good sense. Is it any of the others? No taste alert! Seek help, you poor creature! Guess who I‘m saving my underwear for, Blockettes.
I Crazyhead and Lucrece Glasgow Polytechnic, Cowcaddens Road, 332 0681. 9pm—3am. £5 (advance). See Fri 6.
I The Pearllishers and Nathan Detroit Strathclyde University Union, John Street, 552 1895. 9pm. £3. Students and guests. The Pearlfishers will soon be following up the local success of their Sacred EP with another single of smooth professional pop.
I The Orchids, Indigo Father and CuttingA Bug King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut, St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £3. Placid but often affecting indie pop from Glasgow‘sfine Orchids, heading this triple bill of local bands. Indigo Father‘s strong melodic edge and House Of Love guitars could steal the show.
I The Beltanes Nice‘n‘Sleazy, Sauchiehall Street, 333 9637. 9pm. Free.
I Hideaway Blues Band Traders, Glassford Street, 552 6246. 10pm. Free. Blues and soul.
I Bo'Weevil Halt Bar, Woodlands Road, 332 1210. 9pm. Free. R&B,rock‘n‘roll, blues.
I Colour Blackfriars, Bell Street, 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free.
I The Dutrlders Couch and Slouch, Maxwell Street, 248 6085. Free. First in a series of residency-type gigs forthis vibrant rocky crowd.
I Elephant Noise Christie‘s, Main Street, Alexandria, 0389 57799. 9.30pm. Free. See Fri 6.
I Flavours Richard‘s Basement. West Regent Street, 221 01 16. 9pm. Free. A warm-up for the forthcoming Silencers support at Barrowiand.
I Zut La Chute Cathedral House, Cathedral Square. 552 3519. 9pm. Free. I Michael Marra Lesser Ballgreen Hall, Strathaven. 7.30pm. £3. This benefit from the respected folky is a bit out of the way but worth attending for the cause alone— leukaemia research. For more details call Robert on 0357 21274.
I Zulu Syndicate Clubhouse, Old Sneddon Street. Paisley, 889 4706. 8.30pm. £3. Popular Edinburgh rap crew.
I Moio Pep Dugout, Catheart Street, Greenock, 0475 27918. 9.30pm. £3.
I The Saw Doctors Calton Studios. Calton Road. 556 7066. 7-10pm. Note early start. See preview.
I The Orb Calton Studios, Calton Road, 556 7066. 11pm—8am. No entry after 2am. £15 plus booking fee. A very special all-nighter. with those kings of all things ambient and danceworthy. DJs Alex Paterson, Thrash, Waxman, Dynamic (D) MC, Eggi and IAD will be on hand to fine-tune the vibes. and further special guests are promised.
I The Pact Basin Street, Haymarket Terrace. 337 1006. 8pm. £2. Hard core
rock, with possible support from Vasily Rats.
I Bluelinger Platform One, Rutland Street, 225 2433. 9pm. Free. Rock‘n‘roll from the 505 and 605 plus a few originals. Blueﬁnger now have a tape on sale of some of the favourites from their set.
I Avalon Preservation Hall, Victoria Street, 226 3816. £1 after 9pm. Popular folk-rockers.
I The Gods Di Glam St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road, 557 2925. 9pm. Free. All your faves from the era of platform heels and stomping riffs.
I Bab Nowltt Lord Darnley, West Port, 2294341. Afternoon. Free. Blues.
I Wedgewood Negociants, Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.
SUNDAY 8 Glasgow
I New Kids On The Block SECC, Finnieston Quay, 248 3000. £16.50 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket, Virgin, Union Street, 226 4679. See Sat 7.
I Conchita, PKA, Frankie Bones and Jimmy Crash Tunnel, Mitchell Street. 204 1000. 11pm. £5. Plus DJ Larz.
I Big George And The Business Nice’n‘Sleazy, Sauchiehall Street, 333 9637. 9pm. £1 . Heavy blues from the established trio.
I Dandy People Richard‘s Basement. West Regent Street, 221 0116. 9pm. Free.
I Paul Young Playhouse Theatre, Greenside Place, 557 2590. 7.30pm. £1 1, £10. Never gone a bundle on Paul Young‘s voice or records meself, and I‘m not alone in that, but he‘s a reliable old soul and a man to be respected for his self-effaeing dedication to his craft.
I Bad Manners and Space Monkey Malia Calton Studios, Calton Road, 5567066. 9pm. £6. Yes, indeed, still treadingthe boards, and no doubt resisting any temptations to go all contemporary on us. Though it’s been many years since Bad Manners had a hit, the grassroots support for Buster Bloodvessel and his merry crew is still strong. The eight-piece Space Monkey Mafia (which includes former members of Bananas) pump out an eclectic blend of reggae. house and African styles.
I Carcass and End Of City Moshpit. Venue. Calton Road, 557 3073. 7.30pm. A cheery evening‘s entertainment from thrash metal band Carcass who have recently been cleared of obscenity charges. Their album Necrotism — Descanring The lnsalubrious is every bit as unsavoury as its anatomically precise titles suggest. Local thrashers End Of City sound like a breeze in comparison.
I Jam session Negociants, Lothian Street, 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free. All comers welcome.
MONDAY 9 Glasgow
I Electronic Barrowiand, Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7.30pm. £10 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket, Virgin, Union Street, 226 4679. A coupling made in heaven - the laconic Bernard Sumner and the dexterous Johnny Marr — who succeeded in bringing us one of the best singles of the year with ‘Get the Message‘ and an album whose excellence didn't help dispel rumours that New Order were splitting up for good. You could say there is a bit of a buzz about this gig, ifyou wanted to understate the case grossly.
I Carcass and Holocaust Cathouse. Hollywood Studios, Brown Street, 248 6606. 8pm. £5 (advance), £5.50 (door). See Sun 8.
I Canaan Lane Music Box, Victoria Street, 225 2564.
I Cactus Club Negociants, Lothian Street, 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.
TUESDAY 10 Glasgow
I Kith And Kin Nice‘n‘Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. £1 . Cajun and folk from the riotous east-coasters.
I Carol Laula Cathedral House, Cathedral Square, 552 3519. 9pm. Free. Solo set of Carol‘s folk-inﬂected sounds.
I .058 The Amazing Jimmy Brock Experience Johnny Scobie's, London Road, 552 6863. 830-1 1pm.
I Sam Harlel Music Box. Victoria Street. 225 2564. The last chance to see the diverse Edinburgh band for three or four months as they‘re taking a break. They‘re just back from a tour of Ireland. where they played the famous Baggot inn and did a live TV appearance.
I Green Day and Decline Wee Red Bar. Edinburgh College of Art. Lauriston Place. £3.50 (£3). Green Day are the latest mosh-inducing band to emerge from Frisco‘s fertile Bay Area. compared with Husker Du. Bad Religion. Leatherface and Snuff (and also. more tenuously. Buzzcocks and Undertones). slogging away on an eleven-week European tour. I Space Monkey Malia Faze 1.Lothian Road. 9.30pm. Free. See Sun 8.
I Live music Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.
WEDNESDAY 11 Glasgow
I Adam Tunnel, Mitchell Street. 204 1000. 10pm. £6. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. 23rd Precinct, Bath Street, 332 4806. and lchi Ni San. Bell Street, 552 2545. A benefit event for eleven-year-old bone-cancer sufferer Adam Weir and the Yorkhill unit treating him, which has so far incurred no expense whatsoever. Artists, crew. venue. have all lent their services for nothing. Marcha Fresca provide the stomping musical interlude while lchi Ni San are secretively setting up a fashion show which promises some great surprises.
I Angel Heart RGs. Queen Street. 221 2200. 10pm. Free. Some well-()TF antics when Angel Heart take the stage. However. tonight‘s gig will be an acoustic set. so it‘s doubtful ifthey‘ll repeat their encore-in-the-scud exploits of the recent KingTut‘s gig.
I Barky! Barky. Auntie Rose and The Gilhooleys Queen Margaret Union. University Gardens. 339 9784. £3. AIDS benefit which unfortunately clashes with the Yorkhill benefit above. but does have the always-entertaining Barky boys to recommend it, as well as Glasgow‘s latest funk/rock sensations, Auntie Rose.
I Green Day, Decline and The Grubs Traders (downstairs). Glassford Street. 552 6246. 9pm. American melodic hardcore with a neat vocal twist.
I Babel Fixx II, Miller Street. 221 1568. 9pm. Free. Sparse. haunting pop
'showcasing the melliﬂuous vocals of
I Tredegar Lounge Bar. Glasgow University Union. University Avenue. 339 8697. 9pm. Free. Students and guests.
I Better Ways Edinburgh College ofArt . Lauriston Place, 229 1442. Students and guests only. Slinky pop group from Edinburgh with big things ahead ofthem begin a string ofdates.
I Touch. Fall From Grace and The Russia House Venue, Calton Road. 557 3073. Triple-local band package.
I The Mlstils St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road, 557 2925. 9pm. Free. Popular female duo from Glasgow.
I Lazy Lake Negociants, Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.
38 The List 6— 19 December 1991