ROCK & BLUES
Dates listed below are lor one-oil shows: see separate section tor residencies. Gigs are listed by date. then by city. Dates will be listed. provided that details reach our offices at least one week beiore publication. Rock and Blues Listings compiled by Alastair Mabbott and Fiona Shepherd.
I The Cure Barrowland. Gallowgate.552 4601. 7.30pm. SOLD OUT. Pop chameleon (choke) and recent Mary Whirehouse Experience guest star Robert Smith attempts to throw offhis despondent shackles with the help ofhis usual playmates. a new album Wish positively bursting with levity and New Order snatches. and a tour of the country‘s mid-sized venues.
I Revolver King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 226 4679. 9pm. £4. Currently doing a good job ofkecping their heads down and ignoring jibes by the press, Revolver return with a new single ‘Venice‘. a slightly. darker. heavier affair than their previous swirly pop efforts. Fine ifthat’s your bag.
I Cami Lauia Cottier‘s. Hyndland Road. 357 5827. 8.30pm. Free. Recently seen bluesing it up a bit on NB.
I The Beltanes Nice'n’Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 8.30pm. £1.
I Peter Goes To Particlt Traders. Glassford Street. 552 6246. 9pm. Free.
I The Hoovers Dugout. Cathcart Street. Greenock. 0475 27918. 9.30pm. £2.50. Chirpy Liverpudlian troupe (now where have we heard that before?) currently resident on The Farm‘s Produce label. Must be something in the water down Mersey way.
I Glasgow Songwriters Montrose Bar, Carrick Street. 221 7564. 9.30pm. Free. Tonight‘s featured soloist is Tom Cushley. supported by three other acts from the Songwriters‘ ranks.
I lied Brle Tent Clubhouse. Old Sneddon Street. Paisley. 889 4706. 8.30pm.
I Sioux Nation. Wanted and Nuns’n’Moses Tudor Lodge Hotel. Burnbank Road. Hamilton. 0698 457277. 8pm. £1. Quite the worst pun we have ever encountered. I Gift 01 Vision Legend‘s. Thorn Brae. .Johnstone. 0505 35818. 9pm. Free.
I Maltossa Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9pm. A stirring brew of African pop. reggae and soul.
I Blg Bedroom Noise Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.
I The Squints Trader Vic‘s. Victoria Street, 225 3326. 9.30pm. Free.
I Firing Squad Lord Darnley. West Port. 2294341. 9.30pm. Free.
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I Bad Manners and Ska B Dugs Strathclyde University Union. John Street.5521895. 9pm. £4. Students and guests. A Specials live album and now The Selecter and Bad Manners touring— maybe there is a genuine ska revival on the cards thistime. rather than all the false starts we‘re used to. The ska megamix goes down rowdily every week on Level 8, ensuring a rapturous reception for the pantomime dames in person.
I Hall Japanese and Dugtas Divine. Glasgow School of Art. Renfrew Street.
332 0691. 10pm. £4. Students and guests. A welcome appearance for the cult band‘s cult band. the one that launched 1 ad Fair towards (some kind of) fame and is a touchstone for an American underground scene that goes all the way from Moe Tucker to Dinosaur Jr. Eloquently described by one astute critic as ‘the part of The Stooges that The Ramones threw away. ' This rare Scottish gig is probably. in part at least. a result of the datesJad Fair played with The Pastels some months past.
I A Chocolate Morning and Juice King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £3.50. Pleasant janeg indie pop from A C hocolatc Morning who are planning a second independently released single in the near future. Listen out for the building ‘Today Is Today‘ in their set.
I Capone And The Bullets Apollo. Renfrew Court. 332 6231. 9pm. £3. Followingin The Beat Poets‘ steps. this crowd ofska enthusiasts plan to record this performance to release as a LiveAt The Apollo album.
I Murmur Nice‘n'Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 8.30pm. £1. Returned from showcasing in London, Murmur run through a breezy set ofjangling pop.
I Wanted Traders. Glassford Street. 552 6246. 9pm. Free.
I The Nocturnals Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9pm. Free. An anachronistic but entertaining mix of 605-inf1uenced guitar pop and indie dance numbers.
I Revelation and Mandrake Root Richard‘s Basement. West RegentStreet. 2210116. 9pm. Free. Sixties-influenced garage and beat sounds. not to be confused with a heavy metal crowd of the same name also doing the rounds.
I Fiaere Nilssen Cathedral House. Cathedral Square. 552 3519. 9pm. Free. Singer/songwriter from Minnesota with accomplished songs and magnetic delivery.
I Willy And The Hand Jive Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free.
I Degrees 01 Motion Tunnel. Mitchell Street. 204 1000. 11pm. £7.
I Rollin' Joe And The Jets Dugout. Cathcart Street. Greenock. 0475 27918. 9.30pm. £2.50. Fifties rock’n‘roll.
I Whistle Over Washington Tudor Lodge Hotel. Burnbank Road. Hamilton. 0698 457277. 8pm. £1.
I Sneakers Legend’s. Thorn Brae. Johnstone, 0505 35818. 9pm. Free.
I Jayne County And The Electric Chairs and Lucid Lord Darnley. West Port. 229 4341. 9.30pm. Wayne/Jayne hasn‘t been idle in the last decade. although she was touring with backing tapes for a while as a result of pecuniary setbacks. Tonight. though.she will be back up to strength with a band. and may just toss a few ofthe old favourites yer way. We suspect. though. that the ragged. sloppy vitality of Lucid may have the edge.
I Laughing Sam's Dice Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9pm.
I Rab Howltt Lord Darnley. West Port 229 4341 . 4pm. Free. Blues.
I Shibboleth Platform One. Rutland Street. 225 2433. 9pm. Free. Pleasant rocky songs lent melodic interest by violin. I Black Cat Bones Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.
I Plan 9 Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. 10pm.
I The Guilty Party St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. 557 2925. 9pm. Free.
I Toni's Beach Trader Vic‘s. Victoria Street. 225 3326. 9pm. Free.
I Shorty And The Giants Trader Vic's. Victoria Street. 225 3326. 9pm. Free.
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I Sham 69 and Ex-Cathedra Mayfair. Sauchiehall Street. 332 3872. 7.30pm. £6
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