ROCK & BLUES MUSIC
ROCK & BLUES
Dates listed below are tor 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 oltices at least one week belore publication. Rock and Blues Listings compiled by Alastair Mabbott and Fiona Shepherd.
FRIDAY 8 :
I Maylest. See separate listings.
I Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine. Holy Joy and Fabulous Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £7 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just The Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. See feature for Carter. Holy Joy have dropped the ‘Band Of. . .‘ prefix and returnedto continuing acclaim for their thoughtful lamentations.
I Fabulous and Radiohead King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £4. Legging it swiftly from Barrowland. Regular readers of the music press will be over-familiar with the inﬂammatory antics ofpunk resurrectionists Fabulous. a group fabricated largely from NMl-jemployees. who believe they can beat the music industry at its own game. However. if you're not a music press devotee. Fabulous will mean about as much to you as that bit of mouldy cheese in the larder — a situation which won‘t change until they match their mouth with their music. Their recently-signed deal with PWL should do the trick.
I Here And Now Cathouse. Hollywood Studios. Brown Street. 248 6606. 7.30pm. £5. Formerly Planet Gong's Here And Now. so you know what to expect from another Gong permutation.
I Melody Dog and Stephen Pastel Centre For Contemporary Arts. Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521. 1 1pm. £3 (£2). Melody Dog‘s first gig in a long while.but particularly expedient now with the simultaneous release of two singles. Featuring Katrina Pastel and Pat hammering away on a plethora oftoy instruments— remember Pianosaurus. obscure indie fans? Support from the enigmatic Mr Pastel.
I Acoustic Night Apollo. Renfrew Court. 332 6231 . 9pm. Free. Featuring Phil Blakeman. Gwen Stewart. Faith. Sub. Murmur and The Honeychurch.
I Big George And The Business and Billy Rivers Traders. Glassford Street. 552
6246. 9pm. Free. Billed as a blues festival. 3
with two of the most tenacious and respected blues acts in the city.
I Free Airways Radio Nice‘n‘Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 8.30pm. Gutsy soul which sounds like it would be better received down south.
I Andronicus Tunnel. Mitchell Street. 204 1000. 11pm. £5. PA.
I Nightshitt Legend‘s. Thorn Brae. Johnstone. 0505 35818. 9pm. Free.
I Strange Fish and King Liberty Coatbridge College Theatre. 8pm. £2.
I Glasgow Songwriters Montrose Bar. Carriek Street. 221 7564. 9.30pm. Free. Tonight‘s featured soloist is Ian Walker. supported by three other acts from the Songwriters' ranks.
I Velvet Crush Bubblegum Club. Potterrow Student Union. Potterrow. 650 2656. US trio (no. not that sort of US trio)
who came together from the remnants of the scrumptious Choo Choo Train and The Springfields to give their earthly voice to the music of the spheres. etc. And Teenage Fanclub like them. so they must be good. right kids? Possible support from Perspex White Out.
I Papa's Magic Beard Vaults. Niddry Street. Eight-piece funk band and Tribal Funktion DJs. POSTPONED until Fri 22. All existing tickets valid.
I Hilton Rabbits Club Lord Darnley. West Port. 229 4341. 9.30pm. Free. Leathery rock.
I Little Wolves Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9pm.
I Big Bedroom Noise Negoeiants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.
I Creed Trader Vic‘s. Victoria Street. 225 3326. 9.30pm. Free.
I Live Music West End Oyster Bar. West Maitland Street. 225 3861. 9pm. Free.
SATURDAY 9 Glasgow
I Mayiest. See separate listings.
I Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine and The Frank and Walters Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £7 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just The Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 2264679. See feature for Carter. A formative education in (‘ork has clearly sent The Frank and Walters to the edge. and they're standing there laughing at themselves. Fortunately the world is laughing with them. Tonight‘s show also promises another nobody‘s-to-know-who support.
I Velvet Crush King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £4. See Fri 8.
I The Outriders. Wedgewood Line and Jordan Ferryfest. Renfrew Ferry. Clyde Place. 429 3766. 8.30pm. £5 (£4). Tickets from the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 227 551 l . and the Ferry booking office.429 2683. Spirited rootsy pub rock.
I Frontier Nicc‘n‘Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 8.30pm. Sturdy Americanised rock from Prestwick. I‘ll never understand the draw ofthe mid-Atlantic.
I Fiaere Nilsen Cathedral House. Cathedral Square. 552 3519. 9pm. Free. And by contrast. an American singer/songwriter domiciled in Scotland. and an increasing draw these days.
I Free Airways Radio and LarkTraders. Glassford Street. 552 6246. 9pm. Free. See Fri 8 for Free Airways Radio. Support in the shape of an acoustic set from ex-Yellow Earth vocalist Susan Mahoney. I The Rebels Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9pm. Free.
I Red House Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free.
I Wampus Richard‘s Basement. West Regent Street. 221 ()1 16. 8.30pm. Free. Late licence for Mayfest.
I Suede and Our Lost Souls Rico's. Greenock. 9.30pm. £3. Sassy Cockney four-piece. fresh from supporting The Fall in Glasgow. who have a h - 1p of hyperbolic press to live up to. Even the flimsiest encounter with their music suggests Bowie and Bolan obsessions abound.
I Powerhouse Boogie Band Dugout. Cathcart Street. Greenock. 0475 27918. 9.30pm. £2.50.
I Crisis Sparks. Motherwell. 11pm. impish thrash metal band.
I Sneakers Legend‘s. Thorn Brae. Johnstone. 0505 35818. 9pm. Free.
I Michelle Shocked Queen‘s Hall. South Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7 3"pm. £8 plus
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the set with enough old favourites to save the day. Be on the lookout for impromptu appearances around town to coincide with this gig. maybe at the university or in a record shop or on the street.
I Airhead and Bedazzled Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 7.30pm. Music for the moments when Simon Bates feels a bit daring (thus deserving of automatic culling). or charming and straightforward jangle-pop? The List is divided on thisone - casting vote. anyone?
I Anhreln and Nyah Fearties Lord Darnley. West Port. 229 4341. 9pm. Long-serving militant Welsh language band with a latent power behind their punky approach. West Coasters Nyah Fearties are a madcap. brain-damaging experience not to be missed.
I Pureland Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766.
I The Lost Soul Band (TBC) Heriot-Watt Student Union. Riccarton Campus. 229 9311. Rootsy sounds from the Edinburgh band who recently signed a deal with Silvertone Records — erstwhile home of The Stone Roses and still the label that puts out John Lee Hooker‘s records over here. There still should be plenty ofcopies of their two indie singles around town. though.
I The Blaze Fakers Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9pm.
I June Frost Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.
I Shibboleth Platform One. Rutland Street. 225 2433. 9pm. Free.
I Shorty Rogers And The Giants Trader Vic‘s. Victoria Street. 225 3326. 5pm. Free.
I BluelingerTiekled Trout. Lanark Road. Edinburgh‘s hardest-gigging 50s and 60s-style rock‘n‘roll band.
SUNDAY 10 Glasgow
I Maytest. See separate listings. I Michelle Shocked Barrowland.
Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £8plus booking fee. Tickets from Just The Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 2264679. See Fri9. I Donovan Strathclyde Suite. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £9 (£8). Tickets from the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 227 5511. Dippy trippy drippy hippy with fabsome and groovesque back catalogue and. hey. enough love and peace to go round everyone. although these days Donovan is fabled to walk with his feet touchingthe ground. An alternative means ofchilling out that doesn't involve the humiliation of wearing a baseball cap backwards.
I Airhead and Bedazzled King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £4.50. See Sat 9.
I Fudge Tunnel and Trumpetworm Cathouse. Hollywood Studios. Brown Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £5. Ah. the subtleties. the nuances. the fragility of Fudge Tunnel‘s works. . . not!Thumping. graceless. punked-up thrash. and a lotof fun it is too. Trumpetworm get bonus points for managing to squeeze a trumpet into their mangled soup ofsound.
I Big Guitar Yeah Nicc‘n‘Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 8.30pm. Ex-members of Goodbye Mr Mackenzie and Finitribe come together. meeting each other halfway musically with an industrial rock sound.
I Slam Richard‘s Basement. West Regent Street. 221 01 16. 8.30pm. Free. Late licence for Mayfest.
I Cirmhor Cottier‘s. Hyndland Road. 357 5827. 8.30pm. Free.
I Gift Of Vision Legend‘s. Thorn Brae, Johnstone. 0505 35818. 9pm. Free.
I Sanity Falls and Alter Ego Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 7.30pm. Edinburgh- based ‘progressive thrash'. ie. they‘re just as thrashy. but the songs go on a lot longer.
I Swine Flu Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. 10pm.
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