ROCK & BLUES MUSIC
New York Pigfunkers). I Red Hot And Blue Platform One. Rutland Street. 225 2433. 9pm. Free. Rock‘n'roll.
I Charlie And tier Sheepdogs Preservation
Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free.
I Bluelinger Penguin Cafe. Frederick Street. 225 4385. 9pm. Free. See Sat 14.
I Red House Roosters Lord Darnley. West
Port. 2294341. 9.30pm. Free.
I Live music Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.
I Live music Bertie‘s. Merchant Street. 225 2002. 10.30pm. Free.
FRIDAY 20 1
I The Fall Queen Margaret Union. University Gardens. 339 9784. 8pm.
£6.50. Students and guests. The Fall‘s new
single ‘Free Range' sees them again ﬂirting successfully with the dance technology that Cold Cut pumped into their superb ‘Telephone Thing‘ single. Otherwise it's business as usual — pumping guitars and beats. sardonic observations sung in the blueprint Mancunian twang. and silly song titles. Tonight‘s gig is part of the OM's end of term Mad March Ball.
I Daisy Chainsaw. Sheep On Drugs and Elephant Witch Mayfair. Sauchiehall Street. 332 3872. 7pm. £5.30 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just The Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. See preview. Note that this is a continuous-running production. which starts as soon as the doors open. so no turning up at 9pm and expecting to be in time for the headliners! I Nine Below Zero and Hideaway Blues Band King Tut‘s Wah Wah llut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £6. The blues veterans return for more blood. sweat and tears-soaked passion. supported by Glasgow favourites the llideaways. A must for anyone who dares to call himself a blues fan.
I Barky! Barky and Chairman Mouth Crash. Cotton Club. Scott Street. 33207 I 2. 10pm. £4 (£2). Celebrating the release of their second single ‘Valentina' and following up their Young Gods support appearances. Barky! Barky dish out more heavy duty guitars coupled with synthetic beats. Chairman Mouth offer the more traditional guitar/bass/drums set-up and play rousing indie music with vaguely anthemic tendencies.
I A Man Called Adam Tunnel. Mitchell Street. 204 1000. 11pm. £4. Plus guest DJ Lisa Loud.
I The Colour Wheel Nice‘n'Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 8.30pm. £1 . See Fri 13.
I The Joumeymen Traders. Glassford Street. 552 6246. 10pm. Free.
I Glasgow Songwriters Montrose Bar. Carrick Street. 221 7564. 9.30pm. Free. Tonight‘s featured artist is Neil Thomson. supported by three other acts from the Songwriters‘ ranks.
I Smell Mercies Shakespeare Street Youth Theatre. Maryhill. 7.30pm. £2.50. Plus disco.
I Dundertunk Dugout. Cathcart Street. Greenock. 0475 27918. 9.30pm. £2.50. Edinburgh funk metallers.
I The Joytul Clubhouse. Old Sneddon Street. Paisley. 889 4706. 8.30pm.
I Major Motley Tudor Lodge Hotel. Burnbank Road. Hamilton. 0698457277. 8pm. £1.
I The Rocky Honor Show Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 557 2590. 7.30pm.9.30pm. £6.50—£14.50. First of two nights. See Theatre.
I Catherine Wheel. Penn and The God Machine Potterrow Student Union. Potterrow. 650 2656. Catherine Wheel’s recent LP. Ferment. was a bit slow-moving. at its worst coming across like Pink Floyd on Sub Pop. The God Machine were the main support band for Swans at the Town & Country recently.
and signed to Fiction ‘because they had the vibe'. For Fenn see Thurs 19
I The Hamsters Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9pm. If you want to find out what the earlyJimi Hendrix Experience might have sounded like in a small club. cry those in the know. then check out The Hamsters. However. there's more to this blues triothan Hendrix covers (despite their Electric Hamster/and LP). as the punters who‘ve seen them play (they're about to notch up their thousandth gig) will attest. Bob Harris session in April.
I Tommy Beavitt And The Night Kitchen Lord Darnley. West Port. 229 4341. 9.30pm. Free. Skifﬂe and rock'n’roll. Ask him if he can sing the third harmonicyet. I Charybidis Trader Vic‘s. Victoria Street. 225 3326. 9.30pm. Free.
I Live music Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.
SATURDAY 21 Glasgow
I Philadelphia II The Pavilion. Renfield Street. 332 1846. 8pm. £11.50.£10.50. £9.50. Subject to rescheduling due to flooding at the Pavilion. Apparently. the Philly sound revisited. with the helpof The Three Degrees. Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes and The Trammps.
I Catherine Wheel and The God Machine Glasgow Polytechnic. Cowcaddens Road. 3320681. CANCELLED.
I The Frank And Walters and Thrill Margin King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £4. Colourful Cork trio who profess to know very little about music. hardly ever see any bands play live. yet still make terrific happy pop. Not ‘happy‘ in the irritating ‘bounce around a lot and the world grins back at you' sense but in the dippy and uplifting sense. Mind you. can we really trust a band with song titles like ‘1 lumphrey”?
I saidllorence and Better Ways Strathclyde University Union. John Street. 552 1895. 9pm. £3. Students and guests. A 'I'ennent‘s Livelshowcase. See Wed 18.
I Inner City Tunnel. Mitchell Street. 204 1000. 11pm. £7. A rescheduled appearance for House innovator Kevin Saunderson‘s project.
I Smile Nice‘n‘Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 3339637. 8.30pm. £1. Smile frontman Dean Owens has an enviable knack for sewing together classic rock‘n‘roll riffs and rhythms into bouncy. immediate new songs. Destined to be Big In Scotland shortly.
I The Henry Brothers Richard‘s Basement. West Regent Street. 221 ()1 16. 9pm. Free. I Roundabout Traders. Glassford Street. 5526246. 10pm. Free.
I Tommy Beavitt And The Night Kitchen Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210.
9pm. Free. Rock‘n'roll.
I The Smokehouse Blues Band (TBC) Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free.
I Richie Henderson and Stuart Nesbitt Cathedral House. Cathedral Square.552 3519. 9pm. Free. Both ex-Liberties men. I Fastlayne Dugout. Cathcart Street. Greenock. 0475 27918. 9.30pm. £2.50. See Tue 17.
I Five Band Blues Assembly Rooms. George Street. 220 4349. 2pm—late. £5 (£4 unwaged). Tickets from Assembly Rooms. Live Music (Leith Walk) and Ripping. A stirring line-up of blues talent from Unicorn Promotions. with Tam White. Nine Below Zero. Big George And The Business. The Rootsie Tootsie Blues Band and Boardwalk Blues. and other ‘special guests‘ promised. Attendees have the option of chowing down on home cooking and cruising the craft stalls.
I The Rocky Horror Show Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 557 2590. 7.30pm. 9.30pm. £6.50—£l4.50. Second of two nights. See Theatre.
I Electric Daisies and End or City Lord Darnley. West Port. 2294341. See Thurs
I The Rootsie Tootsie Blues Band Lord Darnley. West Port. 229 4341. 3.30pm. Free.
I Makossa Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9pm. The sounds of Africa. Jamaica and the US of A from this eclectic. joyous combo.
I Bluelinger D’Arcy‘s. Waverley Market. 1pm. Free. See Sat 14.
I Bluelinger Platform ()ne. Rutland Street. 225 2433. 9pm. Free. See Sat 14.
I Bluelinger Morrison‘s. Morrison Street. 2296683. 11.15pm. Free. See Sat 14.
I Honk Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.
I All Shook Up Abbey. South Clerk Street. 667 3023. 8pm. Free. Rockabilly.
I Dr Ruth Variety Bar. Chalmers Close. offlligh Street. 557 5150. 4pm. Free.
SUNDAY 22 Glasgow
I Rickie Lee Jones Pavilion. Renfield Street. 332 1846. 7.30pm. £10'£9. See preview. Due to the recent flooding at the Pavilion. this show may have to be moved. Check venue nearer the time.
I Shakespear‘s Sister and Candyland Strathclyde University L'nion . John Street. 552 1895. 8pm. £7. Studentsand guests. Where would the Glimmer'l‘wins be without their kohl pencil and panstick'.’ Ten years in pop has obviously taught Siobhan Fahey a thing or twoabout marketing. ()h. and she's had a fewdecent musical ideas too; ones which will hopefully gel in a way that they haven‘t quite achieved yet.
I Candy Says and Wedgewood Line Apollo. Renfrew Court. 332 6231. 9pm. Free.
I Ken Fixx ll. Miller Street. 221 1568. 9pm. Free. Local group who combine pop. rap. comment and the industrial in much the same way as 25th of May.
I Smokescreen Tudor Lodge 1 lotel. Burnbank Road. Hamilton. 0698457277. 8pm. £1 .
I The Frank And Walters Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. See Sat 21.
I The Ruby Suit and The Clumsy Lovers Music Box. Victoria Street. 225 2564. 8.30pm. See preview.
I Bluelinger D'Arcy's. Waverley Market. 9pm. Free. See Sat 14.
I Go Ask Alice Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.
MONDAY 23 Glasgow
I The Basement and Lesley Robertson Nice‘n'Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 8.30pm. £1. Support from former Hue and Cry keyboard player. who's been a bit quiet oflate.
I Dr Robert And The Blow Monkeys and Southside Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. Thrusting himself into the spotlight as a solo artist after the demise of the original Blow Monkeys. Dr Bob. as well as producing various new bands. is touring to promote his new single. ‘A Simpler Place And Time' and album. The Rea/ms ()f (in/d.
I Big Bedroom Noise Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.
I Nitzer Ebb Mayfair. Sauchiehall Street. 332 3872. 7.30pm. £6.50 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just The Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. and Virgin. Princes Street. Edinburgh. 031 2200925. ilardcore industrial rnetalheads who. like The Young (iods. seem to be rocking up their sound more and more these days.
Their last single ‘Godhead‘ sounded like some vicious thrash record come to make war on the medium cool indie climate of Mark Goodier '5 Evening Session.
I Lowlife Apollo. Renfrew Court. 332 6231. 9pm. Free. The core of Lowlife's sound remains the same — sombre bass. reverberating guitar. and full and rich vocals — but there were some surprising bursts of energy on San Antorium which may be continued in their live shows.
I The Amazing Jimmy Brock Experience Drum And Monkey. Hope Street.332 1893. 9pm. Free.
I Doctor Robert and the Blow Monkeys
Rico's. Greenock. See Mon 23. Edinburgh
I Loud and Ain't No Saint Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. Rockers with a portentous streak that no doubt appealed to Jaz Coleman enough for him to offerto produce them.
I Eat The Seats Music Box. Victoria Street. 225 2564. 9pm. £3. A fusion of ceilidh. bluegrass. rock and jazz. Very strange and completely unclassifiable.
I The Countrymen Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free. Mostly original material. but the fact that their cover versions are as diverse as ‘Sheena Is A Punk Rocker' and ‘lt's A Fine Day'says a lot about what you can or can‘t expect.
I Rollercoaster SECC. Finnieston Quay. 248 3000. 6.30pm. £12.50 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just The Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. The much-publicised package tour featuring the Jesus and Mary Chain (see feature). the dizzy distortion of My Bloody Valentine. the top funky 60s pop ofBlur.
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