ROCK & BLUES MDSIB
ROCK & BLUES
Dates listed below are tor one-on shows: see separate section for residencies. Gigs are listed by date, then by city. Dates will be listed. provided that details reach our oltices at least one week betore publication. Rock and Blues Listings compiled by Alastair Mabbott and Fiona Shepherd.
I The Scottish Sex Pistols Nice ‘n‘ Sleazy Sauchiehall Street, 333 9637. £2. What more natural reaction to the likes ofThe Australian Doors? Members ofWray Gunn And The Rockets and Capone And The Bullets get together theirown soundalike version of the band that changed the world. Any Malcolm McLaren lookalikes are probably part of the show.
I Dance Attack Barrowland, Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7.30pm. In place 0fthe cancelled 2 Unlimited show, this extravaganza feature Bassheads and Joi, plus a host ofDJs.
I The Lost Soul Band and Better Ways King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 9pm. £3.50. Not an obvious East Coast coupling — The Lost Soul Band‘s rootsier approach may sound raw next to Better Ways cosmopolitan electro pop.
I One Dove Loco, The Arches, Midland Street. 221 9736. Tipped mellow dance trio from Glasgow play the ﬁrst night ofa new Slam club.
I Sunscreem Tunnel, Mitchell Street, 204 1000. 1 1pm. £4. Tipped new rave outfit from down south.
I Don't Talk Trade rs, Glassford Street, 552 6246. 10pm. Free.
I Warren McIntyre, Union Blues and B Borland Band State Bar, Holland Street. 9pm-
I Glasgow Songwriters Montrose Bar, Carrick Street, 221 7564. 9.30pm. Free. Tonight‘s feature soloist is Rick McManus, supported by three other acts from the Songwriters‘ ranks.
I Big Bedroom Noise Negociants, Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.
I Adam 812 Preservation Hall, Victoria Street, 226 3816. £1 after 9pm. Female hard rock band from Dundee with the occasional blues break.
I Coral Trader Vic‘s, Victoria Street, 225 3326. 9.30pm. Free.
I Mustang Sally Lord Darnley, West Port, 229 4341 . 9. 30pm. Free.
I Live music West End Oyster Bar, West Maitland Street, 225 3861 . 9pm.
I Wollstone King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut, St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 9pm. £4. Ceilidh-rock band from the Borders, who incorporate reels, jigs and polkas into their sound. Gathering a fast-growing audience.
I Adam 812 Nice‘ri’Sleazy, Sauchiehall Street, 333 9637. 8.30pm. £2. See Fri 10. Late licence till 1am.
I The Rhymes and Councelled Out Renfrew Ferry, Clyde Place, 429 3766. 9pm. £5. Blues band from Ayrshire.
I The Buthvens Traders, Glassford Street, 552 6246. 10pm. Free. Twee, bouncy and odd pop with family ties.
I The Countrymen Halt Bar, Woodlands
Road. 332 1210. 9pm. Free. Tuneful but vigorous hard-edged songs. Worth a look. I Wampus Blackfriars, Bell Street, 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free.
I Flaere Nilssen Cathedral House, Cathedral Square, 552 3519. 9pm. Free. The accomplished singer/songwriter from Minnesota.
I Whistle Over Washington Richard‘s Basement, West Regent Street, 2210116. 9pm. Free.
I Hitsville Greaseguns Dugout, Cathcart Street, Greenock, 0475 27918. 9.30pm. £2.50. Rockabilly.
I tiarcoma Tudor Lodge Hotel, Burnbank Road, Hamilton, 0698457277. 8pm. £1 .
I The Lost Soul Band Music Box, Victoria Street, 225 2564. Early show. With theink now well and truly dry on their Silvertone c0ntract,The Lost Soul Band plan to deliver their debut LP in early summer. In the meantime, here‘s a live appearance to whet appetites (and perhaps try out forthcoming material?), chock full of rock-roots and, indeed, soul.
I The Thanes and Jetboy Lord Darnley, West Port, 229 4341. 9. 30pm. The reliable old Thanes whip out those Vox Teardrops — or whatever arcane 60$ instruments they‘ve got stored away — and regale us with pre-hippie garage sounds. Are they still as big in the Netherlands? I think we should be told.
I Bab Howitt Lord Darnley, West Port, 2294341 . 4pm. Free. Blues.
I The Bad Men Trader Vic‘s, Victoria Street, 225 3326. 9.30pm. Free. Bad Taste Men more like, since their notoriety derives entirely from such ditties as ‘Rock Hudson‘s Dead (Because He Slept With Men In Bed)‘. Like the sound ofthat? They‘ve got a whole set‘s worth.
I Jimmy Savile’s Wheelchair Subway, Cowgatc, 225 6766. 10pm. £2. Electric folk types. with English and European tours coming up.
I The Gods 01 Glam St James Oyster Bar, Calton Road, 557 2925. 9pm. Free. All your favourites from the era of stomping riffs and stonking platforms.
I Black Cat Bones Negociants, Lothian Street, 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.
I The Jolly Boll Bend Preservation Hall, Victoria Street, 226 3816. £1 after 9pm.
I Shorty And The Giants Trader Vic‘s, Victoria Street, 225 3326. 4pm. Free.
I Shibboleth Platform One, Rutland Street, 225 2433. 9pm. Free. Pleasant rocky songs lent melodic interest by violin. I Live music Queen Street Oyster Bar, Queen Street, 226 2530. 9pm. Free.
I Indigo Father and Vivid Apollo, Renfrew Court, 332 6231 . 9pm. Free. Tunes with potential; indie guitars we’ve heard before, but aren‘t tired ofyet.
I Ollrians Nice’n'Sleazy, Sauchiehall Street, 333 9637. 8.30pm. £1.
I Freak Show Tudor Lodge Hotel, Burnbank Road, Hamilton, 0698457277. 8pm. £1 .
I Dundertunlt, Cheesegrater and The Squirts Venue, Calton Road, 557 3073. A night of Dunderfunk‘s occasional Frottage (oh dear) Club. Lighthearted funky metal in the Chili Peppers mould from the headliners— totally Americanised, but still sweaty and raw. Perhaps the fact they display their sense of humour so prominently has kept away the men with the big cheque books.
I The Brothers Preservation Hall, Victoria Street, 226 3816. £1 after 9.30pm.
I Sluetoot Negociants, Lothian Street, 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.
I The Volunteers Ryrie’s, Haymarket Terrace, 337 7582. Free.
I For Gone Subway, Cowgatc, 225 6766.
I Hard Station Bertie‘s, Merchant Street,
225 2002. 10.30pm. Free.
MONDAY 13 Glasgow
I Orchestre Murphy Apollo, Renfrew Court, 332 6231 . 8.30pm. £2.50 (£2). The unfettered sound of an avant-garde tradition that throws together jazz, rock and everything else that comes to hand in one. Semi-improvised music that often seems like undisciplined caterwauling but is capable of lifting the top off your head when it all comes together. ‘House band‘ at London‘s adventurous Club Integral.
I L7 Calton Studios, Calton Road. 556 7066. Gutsy kickass rock‘n‘roll, as if you expected anything different from this highly-rated LA four-piece. With a new London Records deal, the melodic sense ofThe Bangles, and Nirvana producer Butch Vig at the controls of their new single, ‘Pretend We‘re Dead‘, there‘s every reason to suspect they‘ll crack it in this country. The ex-Sub Popsters won the ‘Best hard rock band on an indie label‘ category in February's LA Music Awards. I Texas Breakfast Preservation Hall, Victoria Street, 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free. Electric blues band, now reverted to their original name after ﬂirting with the moniker Mr Rhythm.
I Tybum Tree Negociants, Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.
I Sluetoot Bertie‘s, Merchant Street, 225 2002. 10.30pm. Free.
I The Fabulous Bambinos L‘Attache.
TUESDAY 14 Glasgow
I The Four Tops Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Sauchiehall Street. 6.30pm. £16.50, £14.50, £1 3. 50. Tickets from the Ticket Centre, Candleriggs, 22.7 5511. What do you say about living legends such as these? There‘s four of them? They’re the tops? Not as good as the Isley Brothers, but let‘s not quibble, at least they‘re still around.
I The Australian Doors Barrowland, Gallowgate, 552 4601 . 7.30pm. £7 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just The Ticket, Virgin, Union Street, 2264679. Last year‘s glut of Doors nostalgia, which stretched many fans‘ patience, doesn‘t seem to have alienated this bunch. Like Bjorn Again they‘ve mastered the leap from small to large venue in a matter of weeks. And there‘s more where they came from. Stand by for Australian carbon copies of B-52s, REM, Meat Loaf, Milli Vanilli, The Village People . . . we kid you not.
I Doctor Pop Apollo, Renfrew Court, 332 623 1 . 9pm. Free. Metallic funk.
I The Thin Men Fixx 11, Miller Street, 221 1568. 9pm. Free.
I Paul Maguire Cathedral House, Cathedral Square, 552 3519. 9pm. Free.
I Captain America Venue, Calton Road, 557 3073. How many bands do you know that can boast Kurt Cobain as a groupie? Helped along in no small way by the Nirvana frontman‘s idolising patronage, and the release of their second single
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Scottish alternative stakes. I The Gutter Angels Subway, Cowgatc, 225 6766.
I Live music Maxies, West Nicolson Street, 667 0845. Free.
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