MUSIC ROCK & BLUES
I The Persueders Dugout. Cathcart Street, Greenock. 0475 27918. 9pm. £2.50. See Sun 1.
I Big George And The Business Twa Corbies, Kilbowie Road, Cumbemauld, 0236 727473. 9pm. Free. Heavy blues from the regular gang.
I PJ Harvey and Gila Monster(TBC) Potterrow Student Union, Potterrow, 667 0214. Probably the hottest up-and-coming new act, according to the national press, but the signs are that this gig will be postponed due to ‘scheduling' problems. I Mouth Music Music Box. Victoria Street. 225 2564. 9pm, on stage 9.30pm. £5. After attracting a great deal of praise in roots/world music quarters. losing a singer, gaining a band and recordingthe music for a Drambuie advert, Martin Swan‘s style of resetting traditional Gaelic vocal styles to contemporary backing tracks seems to have run aground a bit on their new EP Blue Door Green Sea. This show will feature up to three vocalists and loads of percussion.
I Papa’s Magic Beard Chocolate City Club, Venue, Calton Road, 557 3073. 11pm—5am. £3. Seven-piece funk band.
I lied lioth Blue Platform One. Rutland Street, 225 2433. 9pm. Free. Rock‘n‘roll. I Fire Escape Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free.
I The Guilty Party Negociants. Lothian Street, 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.
I Southside Bertie’s, Merchant Street, 225 2002. 10.30pm. Free.
I Live music Variety Bar. Chalmers Close. off High Street. 557 5150. 8pm. Free.
I N Hervey (TBC) King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut, St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £4. See Thurs 5.
I Big George And The Business Nice’n'Sieazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 8.30pm. £2. See ThursS.
I New Atlantic Tunnel, Mitchell Street. 204 1000. 11pm. £4. PA.
I Glasgow Songwriters Montrosc Bar. Carrick Street. 221 7564. 9.30pm. Free. Tonight's featured artist is Andi Watson. supported by three other acts from the Songwriters‘ ranks.
I The Supernaturals Traders. Glassford Street, 552 6246. 10pm. Free.
I The Misfits Blackfriars. Bell Street . 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free. Acoustic female duo. I Blues'n‘Trouble Hamilton Town Hall. Lower Auchingramont Road. 0698 282323/286493. Scotland’s leading get-down blues merchants.
I Fantasy Shitt Clubhouse. Old Sneddon Street, Paisley, 889 4706. 8.30pm.
I Woodrow Wilson Dugout, Cathcart Street. Greenock, 0475 27918. 9.30pm. £2.50. Excellent Edinburgh-based soul singer.
I A House Evol Club, Wiikie House. Cowgate. Revitalised irish band (iabelmates to the equally daffy Frank and Walters) whose idiosyncratic catalogue of talents past and present ‘Endless Art’ was never off the radio last year. Their Edwyn Collins-produced [Am The Greatest LP received plaudits galore for its sparky jangly pop sound and things are generally looking a lot more focused for them these days.
I Blueiinger Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9pm. See Fri 28. I The Honeymoon Killers Trader Vic‘s. Victoria Street, 225 3326. 9.30pm. Free. I Mr Rhythm Lord Darnley, West Port. 229 4341. 9.30pm. Free.
I Live music Negociants. Lothian Street. 2256313. 9.30pm. Free.
I Live music Variety Bar. Chalmers Close. off High Street, 557 5150. 8pm. Free.
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I Sepuilura Barrowland. Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7.30pm. £8.50 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just The Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. Doom-laden thrash band from South America who know how to beat the Yanks at theirown game.
I The Bhundu Boys and The Ska B Dugs Strathclydc University Union. John Street. 552 1895. 9pm. £3. Students and guests. As you will remember. The Bhundu Boys were at one point the leading musical export from the African continent. Since then. they‘ve lost Biggie Tcmbo to the lure of solo stardom and bassist David Mankaba to AIDS. but are still pushing ahead in some surprising directions. considering that they‘ve been recording with both Latin Quarter and that king of cornball country. Don Williams. Support from Glasgow‘s Ska B Dugs: ska — hence the name (sorry. those cliches just spill out involuntarily).
I A House King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut, St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £4. See Fri
I The Beat Poets Apollo. Renfrew Court. 332 6231. 9pm. £2. History in the making tonight as The Beat Poets join a galaxy of stars— well. James Brown and Status Quo anyway - in recording a Live A! The Apollo album. A veritable feast ofLink Wray guitars. kitsch surf homages and matching tartan suits awaits. but keep those heckles clean kids — they're being recorded for posterity.
I Botany 5 (TBC) Nice‘n'Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 8.30pm. Smoochy. urbane. cocktail bar concession to dance music from Edinburgh‘s Gordon Kerr. Last year's debut LP Into the Night sounded. depending on your predilection. either dull as dishwater or full of poise and sophistication.
I Blodwyn Pig Renfrew Ferry. Clyde Place, 429 3766. 8pm. £5. Featuring Mick Abrahams. Not gone for good. however much you might have hoped they would never resurface. it'll be a Greenslade reunion next.
-' I indigo Father Halt Bar. Woodlands
Road. 332 1210. 9pm. Free. Local indie band with some strong tunes to their
I lied Green’s Blues Band Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free.
I lie-Al Richard‘s Basement. West Regent Street. 221 ()1 16. 9pm. Free.
I Zuti La Chute Cathedral House. Cathedral Square. 552 3519. 9pm. Free. Cajun band from Dundee.
I The Fltth Man Annie Miller’s. Ropework Lane (between Howard Street and Clyde Street). 9.30pm. Free.
I Midnight Crisis Dugout. Cathcart Street. Grecnock, ()475 27918. 9.30pm. £2.50.
I Live Music Traders. Glassford Street. 552 6246. 10pm. Free.
I Barry White Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 557 2590. 7.30pm. £14. £12. The walrus of lurve brings his not inconsiderable thang to town and there won‘t be a dry seat in the house by the end. Or so Mr White firmly believes. Some might see a talent squandered — they may be right - but Barry clearly has no intention of deviating from the comic sublimity of his Dr Ruth with a hard-on style.
I Wollstone Queen‘s Hall, South Clerk Street, 668 2019. 7.45pm. £6.60. Tickets from Ripping Records and box office. The fast-rising band that provides the bridge between rock and ceilidh culture headline a benefit, the proceeds from which will be split between Holy Corner Community Playgroup and Simpson’s Special Baby Care Unit. As well as the band, there‘sa
ceilidh for those who wish to indulge.
I Botany 5 (TBC) Music Box. Victoria Street. 225 2564. Doubt surroundsthis date. as it may have been jeopardised by Botany 5‘s recent appearance at the Network with Zulu Syndicate and Makossa. Since they‘re also pencilled in to play Glasgow today (see above). it's doubly uncertain that this will go ahead. Make enquiries nearer the time.
I Barky! Barky Lord Darnley, West Port. 229 4341. With ex-Basin Street people now promoting at the Darnley, expect a sharp increase in the pulling-power ofthe bands appearing on Saturdays. Cumbernauld‘s best band Barky! Barky are always worth catching, their powerful guitar and bass lines underpinned by well-programmed drum tracks and accompanied by the Barky brothers musings on life. the universe and the canine space race.
I Jordan Lord Darnley. West Port . 229 4341. 3.30pm. Free.
I Blueiinger D‘Arcy's. Waverley Market. 1pm. Free. See Fri 28. First ofa back-breaking triple for the band today. I Blueiinger Platform One. Rutland Street. 225 2433. 9pm. Free. Fri 28.
I Blueiinger Morrison’s. Morrison Street, 229 6683. 11.15pm.
I Bo'Weevii Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9pm. R&B. blues. rock‘n‘roll.
I Honk Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.
I Live music Trader Vic‘s. Victoria Street. 225 3326. 4pm. Free.
I Live music Abbey. South Clerk Street, 667 3023.
SUNDAY 8 Glasgow
I Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 6.30pm. £16.50. £15.50.£14.50. Tickets from the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 227 5511. A recent NME Bands With Numbers in Their Name feature had this to say ofThe Four Seasons: ‘one tight-trousered frontman (Frankie Valli); three decades ofsuccess'. Can‘t really top that. can you?
I Adeva Tunnel. Mitchell Street, 204 1000. 11pm. £5.50. A benefit gig featuring a live appearance by the elegant soulster. 50p from the door price goes to adisabled children's charity.
I Wedgewood Line Fixx ll. Millchtreet, 221 1568. 9pm. Free.
I Europe and Pink Cream 69 Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 557 2590. 7.30pm. £10. £9. The pernicious effect of Europe‘s blow-dried metal has yet to be fully calculated. Nevertheless. ifdropping trade barriers is going to mean more of this sort of thing coming over here. .. grumble. grumble . . .
I Curve Queen's Hall. South Clerk Street, 668 2019. Still determinedly ploughing their chosen furrow and still doing it pretty well, as the new ‘Fait Accompli' single shows. intense. moody indie-rock with relentless steamhammer-pumping drum tracks and an overwhelming visual accompaniment ofdry ice and strobes.
I The Bhundu Boys Venue. Calton Road, 557 3073. See Sat 7.
I Smile and The Harmonies Music Box, Victoria Street. 225 2564. 9pm. £3. Smile frontman Dean Owens has an enviable knack for sewing together classic rock‘n‘roll riffs and rhythms into bouncy, immediate new songs and the band have a confidence and presence that completely masks their lack of experience on big stages. Destined to be Big in Scotland very soon.
I Exclaim Negociants. Lothian Street, 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.
I Bluelinger D‘Arcy's, Waverley Market. 9pm. Free.
I The Gods 0t Glam Bertie’s, Merchant
36 The List 28 February - 12 March 1992