ROCK & BLUES MUSIC
Vincent Street, 221 5279. 9pm. £4. See preview.
I The Scottish Sex Pistols, ExoCathedra and Distorted anth The Venue , Sauchiehall Street. 332 3872. 8pm. £4. Tickets from Just The Ticket, Virgin. Union Street, 226 4679. See Fri 5.
I Dave ealn Nice‘n’Sleazy, Sauchiehall Street, 333 9637. 8.30pm. Acoustic night. I Hideous Thing and Clockwork Orange The Apollo, Renfrew Court, 332 6231 . 9pm. Free.
I Full Flight Rooftops, Sauchiehall Street, 332 5883. 9pm. Last night of this band’s three-week mini-residency.
I Steve Campbell Band Outhouse. Cathcart Road, 649 0184. Free.
I Nightshilt Legend‘s. Thorn Brae, Johnstone. 0505 35818. 9pm. Free.
I Larlr In The Park Ross Theatre, Princes Street Gardens. 1.30—5.30pm. Free. After a two-year break (and some wrangling with the Council over the wording of Section 28). Edinburgh‘s lesbian , gay and bisexual festival returns. Taking part on the eclectic musical side are Archbishop Kebab, Elephant Noise, Singe Yer Socks, Karen Mitchell, Fjaere Nilssen and Zan Wright. Stalls with various goodies are also on the site, which is fully wheelchair-accessible.
I The Telescopes and Some Have Fins Venue. Calton Road, 557 3073. See Sat 6. I Demise Subway, Cowgatc, 225 6766.
I Auntie Rose Negociants, Lothian Street, 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free. Glaswegian funky pop with metallic overtones.
I The Volunteers Ryrie’s, Haymarket Terrace. 557 7582. Free.
I Shibboleth Bertie‘s. Merchant Street, 225 2002. 10.30pm. Free.
MONDAY 8 Glasgow
I Redd kross and SuperstarCathouse, Hollywood Studios, Brown Street, 248 6606. 8pm. £5. ‘Zany‘. ‘wacky' (cringe) US collective beloved of Teenage Fanclub. Once you get beyond their gaudy garb they play, erm, camp 705 stuff. Style and content in perfect harmony it would appear. See Fri 5 for Superstar.
I The Shanks and Whining Plg Dervish Apollo. Renfrew Court, 332 6231. 9pm. £3. A Glasgow Music Collective gig featuring Dutch band The Shanks. with support from Glasgow’s WPD who play vicious twangy punk and generally have a birrova lark onstage.
I The Dangerous Brothers Negociants, Lothian Street, 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free. I Firing Squad Bertie‘s. Merchant Street, 225 2002. 10.30pm. Free.
TUESDAY 9 Glasgow
I Joan Armatrading Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £13.50, £1 1 .50. Tickets from the Ticket Centre, Candleriggs, 227 5511. See prevrew.
I The Poozies Renfrew Ferry, Clyde Place, 429 3766. 8pm. £4 (£3). Tickets from the Ticket Centre, Candleriggs, 227 5511, and the Ferry booking office, 429 2683.
I Eden and Graham neuron Apollo, Renfrew Court, 332 6231. 9pm. Free. Ex-Wild River Apples supported by soloist who normally plays with Sub.
I Smile Nice’n‘Sleazy, Sauchiehall Street, 333 9637. 8.30pm.
I Glasgow Songwriters with Ian Walker Blackfriars, Bell Street, 552 5294. 9.30pm. Free. Plus open platform if you turn up with a song in your heart and an instrument under your arm.
I Redd Kross and Superstar Venue, Calton
Road, 557 3073. See Mon 8.
I Do The Cards Negociants, Lothian Street, 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.
I lleairen Subway, Cowgatc , 225 6766. I Two Weeks In June Bertie's, Merchant Street, 225 2002. 10.30pm. Free.
WEDNESDAY 10 Glasgow
I Diana Ross SECC, F innieston Quay, 248 3000. SOLD OUT. The glamorous diva shimmers with the aid of her purpose-built wall-of-sequins garb, indulging her ‘living legend’ status to the max. No complaints about the artiste, it’s just the way that she wastes her talentson slushy middle-of-the-road bailadeering. I The Disposable lleroes or lllphoorisy and Fenn lm Bru Rox, King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut, St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £5. lrn Bru Rox kicks off with the most interesting and apposite line-up of the week. The Disposable Heroes rose to prominence a couple of months ago with a reworking of their old band The Beatnigs ‘Television‘ and are consolidating now with an album that is full of righteous anger without threatening to kick your head in. Penn, now a three-piece once more, wield aggressive guitars but seek to exhilarate rather than intimidate.
I The Wildhearts and Auntie Rose Cathouse, Hollywood Studios, Brown Street, 248 6606. 8pm. £4. Duff hard rock band, fond of synchronised mane-tossin g. Support from local crowd with a more varied approach to rock.
I The llumprl Family and Solomon Flynn Apollo, Renfrew Court, 332 6231. 9pm. £2.50. The second night of The Humpff Family‘s month-long residency at The Apollo. There will be a different support band on each night, and if you purchase tickets tonight for either of the Saturday shows yet to come you will be entitled to a 50p reduction in the price.
I The Rhymes Fixx 11, Miller Street, 221 1568. 9pm. Free. Ayrshire blues band who supported (wait for it) The Blues Band during Mayfest.
I Silverﬁsh and Hair And Skin Trading Company Venue , Calton Road, 557 3073. Taut, thrashy tunes and confrontational yelping from the Livingston fizzbomb Lesley, the diminutive dreadlocked Fuzz and the other two. You’ll probably have caught them at the Fugazi show (seeing as how the whole population of Scotland turned out); now’s your chance to witness them without the sauna conditions. Hair and Skin Trading Company feature Neil and John from Loop and will therefore be brilliant.
I Precious Little Else Bertie‘s, Merchant Street, 225 2002. 10pm. Free.
I Fool Circle Negociants, Lothian Street, 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.
I Live music Oddfellows, Forrest Road, 220 1816. Free.
THURSDAY 11 Glasgow
I Silverﬁsh and Hair and sun Trading Company Cathouse , Hollywood Studios, Brown Street, 248 6606. 8pm. £5. See Wed 10.
I Sensittte and Sunshot 1m Bru Rox, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £5. One band are from the north-east and want to be Eight-Legged Groove Machine-era Wonderstuff; the other are from London and sound like they don’t wash often. But can you guess which is which?
I Shriek and Sessionhead Apollo, Renfrew Court, 332 6231. 9pm. Free. Err-Rhythm Kitten Roz Caimey gets her strong vocal style behind some strident indie rock songs. Could be something worthwhile developing here, and Clawﬁst Records seem to think so having offered
them the chance to record a single while the group are still in their infancy.
I The Olives Halt Bar, Woodlands Road, 3321210.9pm. Free. Folk rock.
I Splky Dream Followers Drum And Monkey, Hope Street, 332 1893. 10pm. Free.
I Sense 0i Touch Nice'n’Sleazy, Sauchiehall Street, 333 9637. 8.30pm. I Nothing Inspires Traders. Glassford Street, 552 6246. 9pm. Free.
I Gobstooger Time Warp Music Club, Joanna‘s, Southgate, East Kilbride. 03552 47534. 9pm. £2. Relentless (often grim) punky thrash. It's been done better.
I Sidewalk Legend‘s, Thorn Brae, Johnstone, 0505 35818. 9pm. Free. Scotland’s answer to Pavement. Well, maybe not.
I The Mississippi Shakes Twa Corbies. Kilbowie Road, Cumbernauld. 0236 727473. 9pm. Free.
I Zulu Syndicate (TBC) Snipe Club, The Vaults, Niddry Street, 558 3146. Should this come off, it will just be the duo and DJ rather than the full band.
I Toni's Beach Subway. Cowgatc , 225 6766.
I Two Weeks In June Negociants, Lothian
Street, 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free. See Tue 9.
I Raw Deal Preservation Hall, Victoria Street, 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free.
I Southside Bertic’s. Merchant Street, 225 2002. 10.30pm. Free.
I Smalr Lord Darnley, West Port, 229 4341. 9pm. Free.
I Wolfstone and The Lost Soul Band lrn Bru Rox, King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut, St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £5. This is where we get all rootsy and Celtic. The Lost Soul Band have enough of a pop
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injection to their largely folk-inspired music and a variety of influence to appeal to a wide spectrum of tastes. Wolfstone are more unadulterated folk, but risingin popularity.
I Chill FM and 06144 Glasgow Polytechnic. Cowcaddens Road, 3320681 9pm—7am. £5. Students and guests. A rave ﬂavour to this all-nighter to round off the session, featuring The Orange Grove in their more hardcore guise.
I Indigo Father and Roundabout Nice’n’Slcazy, Sauchiehall Street, 333 9637. 8.30pm. Local indie band who deal out strong poppy melodies swathed in textured guitars. A familiar approach but still a winning one.
I 100 Electra Blackfriars, Bell Street,552 5924. 8pm. Free. Debut gig from a new Cumbernauld band who play mid-paced morose indie music with the occasional burst of distortion. Accompanied by a605 garage disco.
I The Joumeymen Apollo, Renfrew Court, 332 6231. 9pm. Free. Raggle taggle
I Dog Traders, Glassford Street. 552 6246. 9pm. Free.
I Lost Weekend Cottier‘s, Hyndland Road. 357 5827. 8.30pm. Free. Comprising two ex-Liberties.
I Dolce Vita Legend’s, Thorn Brae, Johnstonc, ()505 35818. 9pm. Free.
I Sunshot and Gila Monster Wilkie House, Cowgatc. 7.30pm. Note early start. See Thurs 11 for Sunshot. After emerging from the studio with a clutch of tracks for their second American release (wot, no British takers yet'?), Gila Monster unleash their effervescent rock thingie on another unsuspecting audience.
I The Mississippi Sheiks Preservation Hall, Victoria Street, 226 3816. £1 after 9pm.
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