ROCK & BLUES MUSIC
ROCK &. BLUES
Dates listed below are tor one-oil shows: see separate section for residencies. Gigs are listed by date. then by city. Dates will be listed, provided that details reach our ottices at least one week before publication. Rock and Blues Listings compiled by Alastair Mabbott and Fiona Shepherd.
I Thousand Yard Stare and A Chocolate htoming King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £4. The Thousand Yard Stare was the name given to the vacant expression of 'Nam veterans who never recovered from their ordeal. or indeed to describe the effect ofa lifetime in Slough listening to James records. Sprightly indie pop delivered with warmth and self-effaeement. well complemented by the janeg sounds of Glasgow‘s A Chocolate Morning.
I Capone And The Bullets Nice‘n'Sleazy. Sauchichall Street. 333 9637. 8.30pm. £1 . Capone And The Bullets‘ infectious ska should induce spontaneous grooving among the assembled slush puppiesthis Valentine's Day.
I Worldwide and Bruised Arcade Apollo. Renfrew Court. 332 6231. 8pm. £2. Another Valentine‘s Day special with lots of icky romanticism promised.
I Wanted Mandela Bar. Strathclyde University Union. John Street. 552 1895. 10pm. Free. Students and guests. Heavy rock.
I The Filth Man Traders. Glassford Street. 2215279. 10pm. Free.
I Glasgow Songwriters Montrose Bar. Carrick Street. 221 7564. 9pm. Free. Tonight’s featured artist is De/Brus. plus support from three of the Songwriters team.
I The Joylul Clubhouse. Old Sneddon Street. Paisley. 889 4706. 8.30pm.
I Jeopardy Alehouse. Shuttle Street.
' Paisley. 848 7403. 8.30pm.
I Tori Amos Music Box. Victoria Street. 225 2564. 7pm. One woman. her piano and a lot of passionate soul-searching. All human life is here — or all ofTori‘s. anyway. Those of a nervous disposition. be warned.
I A Valentine Dance Old St Paul‘s Hall. Jeffrey Street. information: 4476187. 8pm—late. £4 (£3). Open House Music presents: Edinburgh‘s spirited Pure Blind Panic. whose first slab ofvinyl should be hitting the shops soon; Peter Jagger And The Jaggernauts. a blues band from London with a superb harmonica player: and Big Huge Massive. who are mainly known at the moment for their covers of songs by bands like The Levellers and Men They Couldn‘t Hang. which probably isn't fair to them at all.
I The Wishing Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1.50 after 9pm. Melodic rock combo now. by the sound of it . starting to absorb a slight folk inﬂuence into their tunes. Ofits type.worth investigating.
I Texas Breakfast Lord Darnley, West Port. 229 4341. 9.30pm. Free. After dallying. confusingly. with the name Mr Rhythm. Tex Brek have now reverted to their original name. Widely reckoned to boast one of the finest electric blues
I Jackie Lewis Chesterfields. Royal Terrace. 5566918. 9pm. Free.
I Live music Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.
SATURDAY 15 Glasgow
I Lush. Spitfire and Fuel Queen Margaret Union. University Gardens. 339 9784. 8pm. £6 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just The Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. Lush onstage at 11pm to accommodate the Wolfgang Press gig at King Tut's. Some people seem to expect the moon and the stars from Lush. or at the very least a celestial choir asonstage accompaniment. Me. 1‘11 settle for a passionate run through the chiming melodies of their terrific debut album Spooky. Brighton‘s Spitfire should provide a charged alternative to their shimmering veneer with some dirty retro grunge and hipswivelling antics. while Dundee‘s Fuel should fit in more snugly with the headliners. Fuel have just signed a publishing deal with Rhythm King music and have an EP. Songs In The Key OfE. out now on Midnight Music and an LPby early March. I River City People Strathclyde University Union. John Street. 552 1895. 9pm. £3. Students and guests. Crossing a hippy ethic with an overgenerous smattering of Laura Ashley frilliness. River City People only succeed in making AOR pop ofthe kind that thirtysomethings would describe as ‘fresh and vibrant‘. All About Eve without the goth element. I The Wolfgang Press and Terminal Power Company King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £4.50. Band onstage at 9.30pm. so punters can hotfoot it to the Lush gig. See preview. I Inner City Tunnel, Mitchell Street. 204 1000. 11pm. £6. Pioneering dance outfit led by Kevin Saunderson. I The Hemingways and Dexter Slim And The Pickups Apollo. Renfrew Court. 332 6231. 9pm. Free. I Hideaway Blues Band Nice’N‘Sleazy. Sauchichall Street. 333 9637. 8.30pm. £1 . Blues and soul. I Frontier Traders. Glassford Street. 552 6246. 10pm. Free. I Wedgewood Line Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9.30pm. Free. I The Hootsies Duo Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free. Jim Condie on guitar. and Ron Tate on vocals and harmonica take time out from The Rootsie Tootsie Blues Band to play blues. gospel and a smattering of jazz. I The Henry Brothers Richard‘s Basement. West Regent Street. 221 01 16. 9pm. Free. I Fiaere Hilssen Cathedral House. Cathedral Square. 552 3519. 9pm. Free. The mad Minnesotan continues to propogate the ‘aeoustic rave' ethic. One of the most captivating and intense singer- songwriters around. I The Carol Lauia Band Dugout. Cathcart Street. Greenock. 0475 27918. 9.30pm. £2.50. Now with full band backing. following her successful and well-received Tron mini-residency. so a fuller sound to those tales of life. the universe and everything. I Caboose Tudor Lodge Hotel. Burnbank Road. Hamilton. 0698 457277. 9.30pm.
I Shibboleth Platform One. Rutland Street. 225 2433. 9pm. Free. Pleasant rocky songs given melodic interest by violin.
I Rhythm iiill Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free. The white soul sound of mid-805 Glasgow refuses to die. independent single. ‘Start As You Mean To Go On‘. out now.
I Jackie Lewis C hesterf ields. Royal Terrace. 556 6918. 9pm. Free.
I Shorty And The Giants Trader Vic‘s. Victoria Street. 225 3326. 4pm. Free.
I Rab Hewitt Lord Damley. West Port. 2294341. 4pm. Free. Blues.
I Live music Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1.50 after9pm.
I Live music Abbey. South Clerk Street. 667 3023. Free.
I Jimmie Dale Gilmore Bianeo‘s. Princes Street. 0738 23035. ‘Often perceived as too cerebral for mainstream eountry.‘ reads the blurb. which perhaps gives a misleading impression of Gilmore‘s talents. After twenty years in the business. the Texan has honed his art down to afine point ~ so dismiss all the reservations engendered by the above description and listen to his excellent Elektra LP. After
A while. considered one of the best country LPs of last year. Remember Bob Dylan talking about his ‘secret heroes"? This is probably the one he forgot to mention. First oftwo nights.
SUNDAY 16 Glasgow
I Big George And The Business Nicc'n'Sleazy. Sauchichall Street. 333 9637. 8.30pm. £2. Heavy blues from the evergreen trio.
I Jonny Satellites. Type and The Rubber Room Apollo. Renfrew Court. 3326231. 9pm. Free.
I The Basement Fixx ll. Miller Street.221 1568. 9pm. Free.
I The Hype Tudor Lodge Hotel. Burnbank Road. Hamilton. ()698 457277. 9.30pm.
I Lush. Spitlire and Fuel Queen‘s Hall. South Clerk Street. 668 2019. £6.70 (£7.20 by credit card). See Sat 15.
I Ain't No Saint. Sons 01 The Shaking Earth and The Squints Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. Three local heavy rock bands plus. if we‘re lucky. the largest drumkit in Scotland (allegedly). Sons OfThe Shaking Earth. for those who‘ve forgotten. used to be Lixx.
I The Brothers Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. Free.
I The Kleptomaniacs Bertie‘s. Merchant Street. 225 2002. REM covers. amongst other material. \‘
I The Volunteers Ryrie‘s. Haymarket Terrace. 337 7582. 9pm. Free.
I Live music Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm.
I Live music Pelican. Cowgate. 225 5413. I Live music Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766.
I Jimmie Dale Gilmore Bianco's. Princes Street. ()738 23035. See Sat 15.
I The Young Gods and Barky! Barky Mayfair. Sauchichall Street. 332 3872. 7.30pm. £6 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just The Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. The Young Gods return to left-ﬁeld aggression with their new album TVS/(y after last year‘s mellower The Young Gods Play Kurt Weill. Their brilliant. brutal live show is parried by the poppier approach of Cumbernauld‘s Barky! Barky. called in because original tour support Cathedral are expecting a baby soon.
I Jimmie Dale Gilmour and Butch Hancock King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £6. See Sat 15.
I Ex-Cathedra Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9pm. Free. Local punky outfit.
I Fenn and Fassbinder Gen. Paisley College of Technology. Hunter Street. Paisley. 889 9940. 8pm. Free. See preview for Fenn. Fassbinder are Glasgow‘s other brightest hopes. combining the relentless guitar assault and languid. atonai vocals of The Wedding Present with the rhythmic quirks of Pixies. Except they sound far better than that might suggest.
I Scorpio Rising Music Box. Victoria Street. 225 2564. Liverpudlians with guitars at the ready. Their nechP. If . . . promises a powerful live sound and suggests an intention to knock similarly guitar-based contemporaries like Power Of Dreams and Levitation into the box marked ‘also-rans‘. Worth keeping an eye on. but haven‘t quite forged themselves an identity yet.
I Black Cat Bones Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.
TUESDAY 18 Glasgow
I Rhythm Hill Biko Bar. Queen Margaret Union. University Gardens. 3399784. 9pm. Free. Students and guests-See Sat 15.
I The Colour Wheel Apollo. Renfrew Court. 332 6231. 9pm. Free. Soon to appear on N8. and their debut EP Primary is on the cards too.
I The Stairs Dugout. Cathcart Street. Greenock. 0475 27918. 9.30pm. £2. Groovy Scouse beat combo digging the Mersey scene 30 years too late. It‘s either that or they‘ve been caught in some freak time loop causing them to regard mono recordings as the latest sonic innovation. Bowl cuts and Chelsea boots are de rigueur.
I Fairport Convention Queen's Hall. South Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7pm. £7.50. See preview.
I The Cardiacs and The Last Minute Venue . Calton Road. 557 3073. Dipstick quartet (well. there were only four ofthcm last time we looked) who can unleash some powerful and unusual guitar numbers amongst the quirks. Levitation‘s Bic Hayes used to play with them and they number Blur amongst their insanely loyal fans. A cult band ifever there was one. In all their years together they‘ve never played Scotland before. so even in this month of great gigs they’re well worth a look-in. We should also mention the support. The Last Minute. whose long-playing tape. Poles Apart. is on sale at gigs. Remember to take along enough cash to buy it should the band grab you. I Kith And Kin and Pure Blind Panic Music Box. Victoria Street. 225 2564. 9pm. An inspired pairing of two local bands who both. in their separate ways. have taken elements of folk music (from around the world in Kith And Kin‘s case) and grafted them to a sturdy rock‘n‘roll base. giving them potentially wide appeal.
I Fassbinder Gen Club. Heriot Watt Student Union. Riccarton Campus. 449 5111.9.30pm. Free. See Mon 17.
I Honk Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.
I Live music Bertie's. Merchant Street. 225 2002.
I The Stairs King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £4. See Tue 18.
I The Cardiacs Nice‘n'Sleazy. Sauchichall Street. 333 9637. 8.30pm. £2. See Tues 18. I The Pearilishers and The Sea Cotton Club. Scott Street. 332 0712. 10pm. £4 (£2). SouLtinged pop as per usual from both acts. the latter featuring Moira Rankine of His Latest Flame. A crowd- puller to be sure.
I The Suriing Gnomes Rooftops. Sauchichall Street. 332 5883. 9pm. £2.50. I Worldwide Lounge Bar. Glasgow University Union. University Avenue. 3398697. 9.30pm. Free. Students and guests. Actually. just a solo performance from Johnny of the band.
I The Duiet Men Fixx 11. Miller Street.221 1568. 9pm. Free.
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