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(£4). Tickets from Just The Ticket, Virgin, Union Street , 226 4679. Now‘s the time to see if punk nostalgia has really made its mark on the public. You‘ve bought the compilations, now will you rush out to see the bands? Sham 69 were (and still are) regarded as the cartoon contingent of punk but vocalist Jimmy Pursey was recently invited to sing on Die Totenhosen's new album - a sign that he still has some slavering fans out there. Support from local punk band.

I Taro Tribes and Adam 812 Cathouse, Hollywood Studios, Brown Street, 248 6606. 8pm. £4. Support Adam 812 are sometime soft blues rockers, sometime rocked-up Beverley Cravens.

I Candy Says and This Bitter Kiss Apollo, Renfrew Court, 332 6231. 9pm. Free.

I The Countryrnen Nice'n‘Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street, 333 9637. 8.30pm. £1. I Arron Bede Cottier’s, Hyndland Road, 357 5827. 8.30pm. Free.

I Sticky Fingers Tudor Lodge Hotel, Burnbank Road, Hamilton, 0698 457277. 8pm. £1 .

I Guess Legend‘s, Thorn Brae, Johnstone, 0505 35818. 9pm. Free.


I EMF and Silverfish Queen‘s Hall. South Clerk Street , 668 2019. J umped-up pantry boys or enfanrs terribles? For all the teeny audience they attract, there’s still a good deal of debate over EMF. Their cover of The Stooges‘ ‘Search And Destroy‘ on the current single suggests they prefer the latter description. Poppy but powerful, and mountains Of exuberance. Silverfish are heavier, louder, faster . . . and probably sexier and more fun. This is the first of three opportunities to catch them in Scotland in as many months.

I Bad Manners and Capone And The Bullets Music Box, Victoria Street, 225 2564. 9pm. See Sat 25.

I Hall Japanese and Dollfuss Lacuna Head, Moray House Student Union, Holyrood Road, 5565184. 8.30pm-lam. £4. See Sat 25.

I Barkyl Barty Venue, Calton Road, 557 3073. Dunderfunk‘s occasional Frottage Club is graced by the underestimated Cumbernauld duo whose new single is the first on Bruce‘s Records. See Singles.

I The Kleotomanlacs Subway, Cowgate, 225 6766. 10pm.

I The Nocturnal: Negociants, Lothian Street, 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.

I The Volunteers Ryric‘s, Haymarket Terrace, 557 7582. Free.

I The Fabulous Bamblnos Bertie's, Merchant Street, 225 2002. 10.30pm. Free.

MONDAY 27 Glasgow

I EMF and Silverfish Plaza, Eglinton T011, 423 3077. 7.30pm. £7 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just The Ticket, Virgin, Union Street, 226 4679. See Sun 26.


I The Acoustic River Detectives and Nick Robertson Venue, Calton Road, 557 3073. We may. after a lengthy break, soon be hearing fresh material from The River Detectives, as they have laid down several tracks for a proposed album. Even after dropping out of the spotlight, having been dropped by Wamers, they should still be able to pull a crowd with their finely-wrought melodies. Nick Robertson, who should be able to swap tales of unfair record company treatment with them backstage, keeps his new band The Cooler in the wings and plays an acoustic set.

I Sham 69 and Bleeding Hearts Music Box, Victoria Street, 225 2564. 9pm. To set some of our younger readers straight, it wasn't actually Sham who gave punk 3 bad name. No, Jimmy Pursey's heart was usually in the right place , their songs were anthems of youth united against the forces of oppression and you’d be surprised at

how many wrinklies light up at the mention of ‘Hurry Up Harry’. lt wasthe crap bands who formed in their wake that really put the lid on it. (And Mensi is Morrissey‘s new confidante . . . funny old world.) Support band Bleeding Hearts were previously known to one and all as Baby‘s Got A Gun.

I Real Bertie's, Merchant Street, 225 2002. 10.30pm. Free.

I The Hundred Negociants. Lothian Street, 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.

I Live music Morrison‘s. Morrison Street. 229 6683. Free.

TUESDAY 28 Glasgow

I The Hoovers, Superstar and Chairman Mouth Cotton Club. Scott Street, 3320712. 9pm. £3. See Fri 24 for The Hoovers. Support comes from Joe MacAlinden‘s (ex-Groovy Little Numbers and long-serving BMX Bandit) new group— a single on Creation Records is imminent— and Bite The Wax presenter Mark Percival‘s stolid indie crew.

I Adorable Hollywood Studios. Brown Street As yet, we‘ve only had second-hand opinions to go on with this tipped Creation quartet. A chance now to go out and sec for yourself.

I Big Guitar Yeah Apollo. Renfrew Court. 332 6231 . 9pm. Free. Edinburgh group featuring some ‘cxperienced‘ and ‘familiar‘ faces from Finitribc and Goodbye Mr Mackenzie, who seem to meet their former bands‘ sounds halfway. I Paul Magulre Cathedral House. Cathedral Square, 552 3519. 9pm. Free.


I The Joyriders. Third Surf and Happy But Twisted Venue, Calton Road, 557 3073. Be sure to bolt your heads on tight beforehand, 'causc The Joyriders don‘t mess around once they get on stage. Dynamic hardcore-influenced songs. with a single coming out on Avalanche very

I Miracle Head and NectarSubway. Cowgate, 225 6766. 10pm.

I Kings In Disguise Negociants, Lothian Street, 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.

I Live music Morrison‘s. Morrison Street. 2296683. Free.

WEDNESDAY 29 Glasgow

I UFO Rooftops. Sauchiehall Street, 332 5883. Hard rock stalwarts grit their teeth and wave their manes about a bit. Blast from the past.

I Frontier King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 9pm. £3. Prestwick's big hopes in familiar American-rock-with-soulful-vocals scenario.

I Jordan RGs, Queen Street, 221 2200. 10pm. Free.

I The Cloud Assassins Fixx 11, Miller Street,221 1568. 9pm. Free.

I Fell: Flagship, Great Western Road. Anniesland, 958 0712. 9pm. £2. A six-piece who play commercial rock.


I Adorable Venue, Calton Road. 557 3073. See Tue 28.

I Jet Set Subway. Cowgate, 225 6766. 10pm.

I Sweet Jane Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.

I Three's A Crowd Noble‘s. Constitution Street, 554 2024.

I Live music Variety Bar, Chalmers Close, off High Street, 557 5150. 8pm. Free.



I Cher SECC , Finnieston Quay, 248 3000. £20, £18 plus booking fee. A few seats (mostly single) left. Tickets from Just The

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