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Dates listed below are for one-oil shows: see separate section lor residencies. Gigs are listed by date, then by city. Dates will be listed, provided that details reach our otfices at least one week before publication. lloclr and Blues Listings compiled by Alastair Mabbott and Fiona Shepherd.
I They Might Be Giants King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut, St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £6. 50. A year ago. They Might Be Giants were America‘s biggest indie act and looked like they could become their biggest indie export. it probably hasn‘t happened because Britain has its own cheesy duo (Carter) singing clever-clever lyrics, frequently nauseating dittics and generally fuelling the argument to bring back National Service.
I Dream Disciples Nice’n‘Sleazy. Sauchiehali Street, 333 9637..9pm. Free. I Ruin Traders, Glassford Street. 552 6246. 10pm. Free.
I Glasgow Songwriters Montrose Bar. Carrick Street, 221 7564. [an Walker is tonight’s featured artist at the increasingly popular Montrose Bar gigs, supported by three other acts from the Glasgow Songwriters ranks.
I Lucrece Clubhouse. Old Sneddon Street, Paisley. 8894706. 8.30pm. Still ﬂying the ﬂag for that endangered (thank goodness) species, Goth.
I Transmission Network. West Tolicross, 228 3252. 10pm—4am. £10. Tickets from Ripping, Hoi Polloi and City Cafe. Ticket information on ()836 352310. Also broadcast live on Mayday Radio 100.6 FM. As a celebration ofthe launch of Edinburgh‘s new radio station and, no doubt, the good reception of the Sugar Bullet album, The Big Payack present a no-holds-barred spectacular. See Clubs preview for more details.
I Rhyme And Have Theatre Workshop, Hamilton Place, 226 5425. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). A combination of poetry and music set up to aid the magazine Scottish Child, with the musical elementcoming from Minnesotan singer-songwriter Fjaere Nilsscn. Other participants include Tom McGrath, Gentle Rants, Kim Oliver, Karen Lappin and Colin Chalmers.
I The Hyenas Preservation Hall, Victoria Street, 226 3816. £1 after 9pm. Blues.
I Coral Negociants, Lothian Street,225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.
I Jackie Lewis Chesterfields, Royal Terrace, 5566918. 9pm. Free.
I Mr Rhythm Lord Darnley, West Port, 2294341. 9pm. Free. Bluesmen Texas Breakfast under a new name.
SATURDAY 1 Glasgow
I Ghrls Whitley King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut, St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 9pm. £6.50. See preview.
I The Lost Soul Band and The Dutriders Strathclyde University Union, John Street, 552 1895. 9pm. £3. Students and guests. Edinburgh‘s Celtic-inﬂuenced longhairs oblige with a date at Strathclyde Uni originally mooted for last December. I The Ska D Dugs Apollo, Renfrew Court,
332 6231. 9pm. £2. A Unity Reggae presentation.
I Kith And Kin Halt Bar, Woodlands Road, 332 1210. 9.30pm. Free. Cross-cultural going-on from the Edinburgh band who can turn their hands to cajun, reggae and mainstream pop, often within the space of a single song.
I The Naked See Traders, Glassford Street, 552 6246. 10pm. Free. Some interesting House of Love-esque ‘guitar sculptures‘ and a singer who doesh‘t know what to do with himself during the solos, so he divides his time between impressions of Shaun Ryder and Morrisscy.
I Had Green’s Blues Band Blackfriars, Bell Street, 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free.
I Fjaere tillssen Cathedral House, Cathedral Square, 552 3519. 9pm. Free. The mad Minnesotan songstress continues the ‘acoustic rave‘ ethic. One of the most captivating and intense singer-songwriters around.
I Rhythm Hill Richard‘s Basement, West Regent Street, 221 0116. 9pm. Free. Glasgow band (with all the usual trappings that implies) who have a self~financcd single ‘Start As You Mean To Go On‘/‘i Generate J oy' due for release on theirown Daisy Music label.
I The Noctumals Nice’n‘Slcazy, Sauchiehali Street, 333 9637. 9pm. Free. A mixture of psychedelia and indie dance. I The Daes Clubhouse, Old Sneddon Street, Paisley, 889 4706. 8.30pm.
I Smokescreen Tudor Lodge Hotel, Burnbank Road, Hamilton. 0698 457277. 9.30pm.
I The Gods Di Glam Platform One, Rutland Street, 225 2433. 9pm. Free. All your favourites from the era ofpiatform shoes and stomping riffs, ‘Puppy Love‘ making a touching contrast.
I Boogalusa Preservation Hall, Victoria Street, 2263816. £1 after9pm. Caiun.
I Wedgewood Line Negociants. Lothian Street, 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.
I Jacltle Lewis Chesterfields, Royal Terrace. 5566918. 9pm. Free.
I Jordan Lord Darnley. West Port, 229 4341. Afternoon. Free.
I Shorty And The Giants Trader Vic‘s, Victoria Street, 225 3326. 4pm. Free.
SUNDAY 2 Glasgow
I Zodiac Mindwarp And The Love Reaction and Terrorvlsion The Cathouse, Hollywood Studios, Brown Street, 248 6606. 8pm. £6. Old Zode is probably only still around because of his ‘lurve for rawk‘ — it can‘t be for the lucre and the groupies because there don‘t appear to be any anymore. Amazing how 1987‘s cool idea can go so horribly stale. Probably still hilarious live though.
I Dream Frequency Tunnel, Mitchell Street, 204 1000. 11pm. £5. Currently scaling the heights with their dance hit ‘Feel 80 Real‘.
I Roundabout Fixx 11, Miller Street,221 1568. 9pm. Free. Weird mix of indie styles and histrionic vocals.
I Summertield Blues Nice’n‘Sleazy, Sauchiehali Street, 333 9637. 9pm. Free. Kirkcaidy‘s ﬁnest exponents of the old twelve-bar thang.
I Roll ’Em llawlts Dugout, Cathcart Street, Greenock, 0475 27918. 9.30pm. £2.50. Rockabilly.
I Wanted Tamiin‘s, Hamilton Road, Cambuslang, 641 3235. Free.
I Mama Mesto Tudor Lodge Hotel, Burnbank Road, Hamilton, 0698457277. 9.30pm.
I Pure Blind Panic, We Free Kings and Space Monltey Mafia Venue, Calton Road, 557 3073. 9pm. £4 (£3). With an EPready for imminent release, this is the time to check out Pure Blind Panic, at whom the description ‘punk-folk’ might be levelled
3073. See Sun 2.
but would frankly be inadequate. Rousing stuff too from old-timers We Free Kings and completely contrasting world grooves (reggae, house and African styles) from Space Monkey Maﬁa.
I Little Green Monkeys Negociants, Lothian Street, 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.
MONDAY 3 Glasgow
I Death, Pestilence and Viaggression Mayfair, Sauchiehali Street, 332 3872. 8pm. £8. Tickets from Just The Ticket, Virgin, Union Street, 226 4679. Music to be Iobotomised to from these three death metal acts. Human sacrifice is not outof the question , so virgins steer clear.
I The Dlives Apollo, Renfrew Court, 332 6231 . 9pm. F rec. First night of a two-week residency for this folk-rock band, with greater emphasis on ‘rock‘, these days.
I Gobstopper Gen Club, Paisley College of Technology, Hunter Street. 8899940. 8pm. Free. Okayish punky thrash from the band whose singer was recently refused entry to one of his own gigs because of his steel toe-capped boots, so had to do the show in his socks.
I Zodiac Mindwarp And The Love Reaction and Terrorvision Venue, Calton Road, 557
I The Pearllisbers Music Box. Victoria Street, 225 2564. Polished, soul-tinged pop from Davey Scott and the boys. A new single, ‘Hurt‘, is in the shops now, while Wooden wire, a tape of five acoustic songs, will be available at allgigs.
I Black Cat Bones Negociants, Lothian Street, 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.
I Live music Subway, Cowgate, 225 6766.
TUESDAY 4 Glasgow
I Manic Street Preachers Mayfair, Sauchiehali Street, 332 3872. 8pm. £6 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just The Ticket, Virgin, Union Street, 226 4679. Those glamorous Welsh gender benders seem to be moving further from theiroriginai Clashisms and closer to the Guns ‘N‘Roses territory they‘ve always aspired to with
the rc-recording of the fab ‘You Love Us‘, which loses some of its, ahcm, intricacies this time round. The double album to end all double albums (they say) will shortly be upon us but the real question on ' everyone‘s lips tonight is — will Richie go for the Rimmel Azure Skies or the Boots 17 Black Magic?
I The Honeychurch Apollo, Renfrew Court, 332 6231. 9pm. Free. Soul pop of the usual order.
I Davey eain Cathedral House, Cathedral Square, 552 3519. 9pm. Free.
I Gobstopper Gen Club, Heriot Watt Student Union, Riccarton Campus, 449 5111. 9.30pm. Free. See Mon 3.
I Ronk Negociants, Lothian Street, 225 6313. 9.30pm._Free.
I Live music Subway, Cowgate, 225 6766.
I Nothing But The Truth King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut, St Vincent Street, 2215279. 9pm.
I Jordan Glasgow University Union, University Avenue, 339 8697. 9.30pm.
Free. Students and guests.
I Phil elalteman and Faith Apollo, Renfrew Court, 332 6231. 9pm. Free. Ex-Farewell Parade frontman.
I Colour RGs, Queen Street, 2212200. 10pm. Free.
I Sweet Jane Negociants, Lothian Street, 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.
I Live music Subway, Cowgate, 225 6766.
I Bunrig Barrowland, Galiowgate, 552 4601. 7.30pm. £12. Tickets from JustThe Ticket. Virgin, Union Street, 2264679. The first of three nights at Barrowland for the indomitable Celtic rockers is an extra date added on top of the two sold out reschedules.
I Cuttin’ A Bug Nice‘n'Sicazy, Sauchiehali Street, 333 9637. 9pm. Free.
I The Purple Why Band Traders, Glassford Street, 552 6246. 10pm. Free.
I Fjaere Nilssen Halt Bar, Woodlands Road, 332 1210. 9.30pm. Free. Fjaere will now play the first Thursday of every month at the Halt. See Sun 2.
I Jordan Drum and Monkey, Hope Street, 3321893. 10pm. Free.
I Wedgewood Line Outhouse. Cathcart Road, 649 0184. 9pm. Free.
I Adam 812 Time Warp Music Club, Joanna‘s, Southgate, East Kilbride, 03552 47534. 9pm. £2. All-girl rock band from Dundee.
I Dissolve Dugout, Cathcart Street, Greenock, 0475 27918. 9.30pm. £1. Soul. I The Answer Twa Corbies, Kiibowie Road, Cumbcrnauld, 0236 727473. 9pm. Free.
I Manic Street Preachers Music Box, Victoria Street, 225 2564. See Tue 4.
I Red Hot And Blue Platform One, Rutland Street, 225 2433. 9pm. Free. Rock‘n‘roll. I Firing Squad Preservation Hall, Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free. Blues.
I Scatter Zoroaster Club, Subway, Cowgate, 225 6766. 11pm. £2.
I The Guilty Party Negociants, Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.
FRIDAY 7 Glasgow
I Glasgow Songwriters Montrose Bar, Carrick Street, 221 7564. Joe Meechan is tonight‘s featured artist, supported by three other acts from the Glasgow Songwriters‘ ranks.
I Bunrig Barrowland, Galiowgate, 552 4601. 7.30pm. SOLD OUT. A rescheduling of the cancelled Christmas date.
I Dunderlunlt Nice‘n‘Sleazy, Sauchiehali Street, 333 9637. 9pm. East Coast funky metallers.
I Gobstopper and A Hideous Thing Apollo, Renfrew Court, 332 6231. 9pm. Free. See Mon 3.
I Smaller Than Jesus Traders, Glassford Street, 552 6246. 10pm. Free.
I Wanted Lincoln inn, Great Western Road, 954 9164. Free.
I The Fayre Clubhouse, Old Sneddon Street, Paisley, 8894706. 8.30pm. A mixture of white soulboy vocals, funky rhythms and jangly guitars.
I The Naturals Hipster Club, Music Box, Victoria Street, 225 2564. 10.30pm. Highly listenable and charming 6OS-inﬂuenced songs with classy pop arrangements and prominent trumpet sound. Current resting place ofLenny from The Thanes and Angus from Jesse Garon.
I Adam 812 Preservation Hall, Victoria Street, 226 3816. £1 after 9pm. Ail-female rock band from Dundee.
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