ROCK & BLUES MUSIC
Ticket, Virgin, Union Street, 2264679. The walking cosmetic factory tries to convince us that not everything about her is synthetic, while she systematically distances herself from the person she used to be. And what was wrong with that yellow kaftan and the green cord ﬂares? At least they were more aesthetically pleasing than the AOR bilge she currently punts.
I Flsh King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £6.50. First of two nights. His Internal Exiletook him toJute City. and. . .aaaarrr. no more awful crossword clues. The piscine one, as his singles have shown. is edging away from his previous progressive infatuations, suggesting both that he might end up penning some pretty good stuff eventually, and that this very low-key gig might be just the right place to previewit. Yer man has also built a state of the art studio in Haddington. Good on him.
I The Wildhearts and Auntie Rose Cathouse, Hollywood Studios, Brown Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £4. Majorlabel hopes The Wildhearts recently supported Manic Street Preachers. play hoary rock, toss their hair a lot and are horrible. Support from local metal funketecrs Auntie Rose.
I Long Fin Killie and Fuzzbum Apollo. Renfrew Court. 332 6231. 9pm. Free. A kind ofcxtended family of players performing frenetic folk.
I Julie Nice'n‘Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street, 333 9637. 8.30pm. £1. American-style AOR with embellishing brass to alleviate the grimness.
I The Corleone: Drum And Monkey. Hope Street, 332 1893. 10pm. Free. Yet more ska, but this time tempered with a mainstream pop strain.
I The Front Halt Bar. Woodlands Road, 332 1210. 9pm. Free.
I Ragged Laughter Traders. Glassford Street, 552 6246. 9pm. Free.
I Mister Means Solid Rock Cafe, Hope Street, 221 1105. 9pm. Free.
I Foolish Hit (TBC). Rooftops, Sauchiehall Street. 332 5883. 10pm.
I Big Guitar Yeah Time Warp Music Club, Joanna‘s, Southgate. East Kilbride, 03552 47534. 9pm. £2. See Tue 28.
I The hideaway Blues Band Legend's. Thorn Brae, Johnstone. 0505 35818. 9pm. £1.50. Blues and soul.
I The Rootsie Tootsie Band Twa Corbies, Kilbowie Road, Cumbernauld, 0236 727473. 9pm. Free.
I The Olives Subway, Cowgatc, 225 6766. 10pm. Free. As Tonight At Noon, no one could decide whether to plonk them in the ‘folk‘ or ‘rock‘ category, and that hasn‘t become any easier in their current incarnation.
I Double Happiness St James Oyster Bar, Calton Road, 557 2925. 9pm. Free. Current band of Andy Chung, formerly of Rhythm Chillun and The New York Pigfunkcrs.
I The Rah Hewitt Band Preservation Hall, Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free. Blues.
I The Kleptomaniacs Negociants. Lothian Street, 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.
I One Fine Weekend Bertie's. Merchant Street, 225 2002. 10.30pm. Free.
I Live music Morrison‘s, Morrison Street, 229 6683. Free.
FRIDAY 1 Glasgow
I Mayiest. See separate listings.
I Cher SECC. Finnicston Quay. 248 3000. £20, £18 plus booking fee. A few seats (mostly single) left. Tickets from Just The Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 2264679. See Thurs 30.
I The Levellers Barrowland. Gallowgate . 552 4601. 7.30pm. £6.50p1us booking fee.
Tickets from Just The Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. and Virgin. Princes Street. Edinburgh. 031 2200925. The crusty population of Glasgow converge. Sorry. forgot that everyone denies being a crusty as though it hasto necessarily be a pejorative term. and The Levellers themselves are the worst offenders. Uncomfortable in any pigeonhole. they cover all areas from folky pop to poppy folk.
I Fish King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £6.50. Second of two nights. See Thurs 30.
I The Klingonz. The Rednecks. Sell-Destruct and The Condemned Nice'n‘Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 7pm. £5. ‘An exciting bill filled with psychobilly. cowpunk. punk rock and many other retro sounds you never thought would see the light ofdayagain.‘ Thus runs the blurb. and who are we to refute it'.’
I Sunscreem Tunnel. Mitchell Street. 204 1000. 11pm. £4. Two-ycar-old techno ‘Circus' signed to Sony. who aslonis‘h ravers by actually playing live sets.
I Glasgow Songwriters Montrosc Bar. Carrick Street. 221 7564. 9.30pm. Free. Tonight's featured soloist is Neil Thomson. supported by three other acts from the Songwriters' ranks.
I Jamie Barnes and Cochise Traders. Glassford Street. 552 6246. 9pm. Free. Blues.
I The Mislits Cottier's. Hyndland Road. 357 5827. 8.30pm. Free.
I The 8 4 G-Men Clubhouse. Old Sneddon Street. Paisley. 889 4706. 8.30pm.
I Hawkwind Playhouse Theatre. Grecnside Place. 557 2590. £8. (iood grief. Hawkwind seem to be playing here every other week. which testifies to their incredible endurance in surviving while so many of their crap contemporaries have deservedly bitten the dust. (iiven a shot in the arm by the rise in fashionability of hallucinogenics in the last few years. no doubt. the band look like they'll have a residency here until at least 2030.
I The Bantu Bash Assembly Rooms. George Street. 220 4348. 8pm—2am. £15 includes buffet. Black tie or tribal dress. Tickets available from Student Union shops. Ripping Records. A benefit in aid of Frontier Africa. which carries out conservation projects in East Africa. Lending their support are Double Happiness. The Ska B Dugs. a third band still to be confirmed and [)Js from Chocolate City and The Arch.
I Natural Lite Music Box. Victoria Street. 225 2564. 7pm. From out of the raves and onto the airwaves come Natural Life. seven chaps from the organic hippie squatter corner rather than the phalanx of baggy or techno acts. Their early singles were less than fabulous. but they refuse to temper their grooves with samples and click tracks. which is a pleasing development. And they're eco-friendly.
I The Ruby Suit and The Light ch Red Bar. Edinburgh College of Art. Lauriston Place. 229 931 1 . The Ruby Suit are sounding stronger and sweeter than ever. their enchanting melodies being played with greater energy than ever before. Be sure to refer to their debut EP. Noted fans of REM. The Stooges and The Doors (they recorded a version of l lyacinth House which was remixed by the Slam boys). The Light's ascent to world domination hit a few hitches just when it should have been taking off. And from here?
I The Big Easy Negociants. Lothian Street, 2256313. 9.30pm. Free.
I Mustang Sally Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after9pm.
I Jordan Lord l)arnley. West Port. 229 4341. 9.30pm. Free.
I Live music Trader Vic‘s. Victoria Street. 225 3326. 9.30pm. Free.
SATURDAY 2 Glasgow
I Maylest. See separate listings.
I The Primitives and Pulp Glasgow Polytechnic. (‘owcaddens Road. 332 0681. 9pm. £5. Students and guests. Like Echo And The Bunnymen. The Primitivesare probably past their commercial prime. but still in it for the sheer love ofit all. Pertinent pop. they call it. witltthe not-so-seeret weapon ofpreening frontwoman Tracey. Their new material is as immediate as ever. but more skin-deep than before.
I The Humpli Family and Little Green Monkeys Ferryfest. Renfrew Ferry. Clyde Place. 429 3766. 9pm. £5. Tickets from the Ticket Centre. (‘andleriggs. 227 551 l . and the Ferry booking office. 429 2683. Part of the Renfrew Ferry‘s alternative programme to Mayfcst (which also includes Friday night ceilidhs). tonight‘s bill features good-time country and cajun
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from some local favourites. I Natural Lite KingTut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £5. Attempts to describe Natural Life have so far not done them justice. so don‘t expect us to remedy the situation . . .Theylook like hippies. they express hippy ideals. but they align themselves with the London dance circuit.
I Thrum Strathclyde University Union. John Street. 552 1895. 9pm. £3. Students and guests. Fronted by the little Monica with the big voice.'1‘hrum blend country vocals and loose indie noise to highly infectious effect. Definitely one of the best young bands in the city.
I Indigo Father Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9pm. Free. indie band with hooky choruses and spiralling guitars.
I Zut! La Chute Cathedral House. Cathedral Square. 5523519. 9pm. Free. Cajun.
I Hideous Thing Nice'n'Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 3339637. 8.30pm. £1. I First Dew Richard‘s Basement. West Regent Street. 221 (ll 16. 9pm. Free. Blues.
I Colour'l‘raders. (ilassford Street. 552 6246. 9pm. Free. (‘olour's demo covers much of the soft rock spectrum — sometimes Celtic-inﬂuenced. sometimes pomp-rock — with raucous female vocals. I The Pearltishers Paisley Arts Centre. Davie Scott's Scotpop brigade limber up for their Mayfest appearance.
I Some Like It Hot Dugout. Cathcart Street. (ireenock. 0475 27918. 9.30pm. £2.50.
I Brazil Legend‘s. Thorn Brae. Johnstone. 0505 35818. 9pm. Free.
I Live Music Blackfriars. Bell Street.552 5924. 9.30pm. Free.
I Fish Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £6. Tickets available from
GLASGOW B THURSDAY 14th MAY 7.30pm Tickets:£8.00 Available from Virgin Records Glasgow 3. all usual TOC‘T A agents (subject to 70p per ticket booking fee) Credit CardsTel:031 557 6969 (£1.00 per ticket booking tee)
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