I The Big Easy Negociants. Lothian Street, 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free. American-influenced band, with a soulful edge, from Dunferrnline.

I Cuttln’ A Hug Lord Darnley. West Port, 2294341. 10pm. Free.

I Live music Trader Vic's, Victoria Street. 225 3326. 9.30pm. Free.

SATURDAY 13 Glasgow

I The Lost Soul Band Strathclyde University Union, John Street, 552 1895. 9pm. £3. Students and guests. See Fri 12. I The eelltower, Thrum and Fjaere Irn Bru Rox, King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £5. An eclectic but not confusing association to round off 1m Bru Rox. The Anglo-American Belltower know how to deliver those soaring guitar sculptures on record. but live they don‘t seem to spark. Thrum usually have no problem drawing you in with their raucous pop tunes and grungey guitars. just as long as Mr Sound Engineer is behaving himself. Fjaere Nilssen relies on neither effects nor volume to cut through with her stripped-back sound.

I Chumbawumba and Shudder To Thinlt Cathouse, Hollywood Studios. Brown Street, 248 6606. 8pm. £5. See preview for Chumbawumba. Support from an American band receiving a lot of attention at the moment. surprise. surprise. But wait! Could it be because they have achieved the ever-rarer feat of managing to sound like nobody else on the planet (least of all Nirvana, thank goodness) and feature remarkable falsetto vocals?

I Sheep On Drugs Glasgow Polytechnic. Cowcaddens Road, 332 0681. 9pm. £4.50 (advance), £5 (door). Students and guests. Visually a walking disaster area two Goths old enough to know better with a penchant for spray paint and butchers aprons- but musically pretty involving,

l delivering promising techno sounds with an air of camp. I At: Acoustics, Long Fin Klllie, Static and i Spacehopper Apollo. Renfrew Court, 332 6231. 9pm. £2. Otherwise known as Save ; the Sound System. A way cool local bill ; encompassing indie pop/rock of varying . spaceyness and hectic folk all playing with ' the honourable intention of raising some

money for New Era PA Hire who recently I

had all their equipment nicked. I Happy But Twisted N ice‘n'SIeazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 8.30pm. Spunky indie pop. I I Revelation Halt Bar, Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9pm. Free. I The Flat Stanleys Richard‘s Basement. 1 West Regent Street. 221 0116. 9pm. Free. ; I Zutl La Chute Cathedral House. Cathedral Square, 552 3519. 9pm. Free. Cajun. I The Katz Traders. Glassford Street. 552 6246. 9pm. Free. I The Humour Clubhouse. Old Sncddon ‘. Street, Paisley. 889 4706. 8.30pm. I Rough and Ready Dugout. Cathcart i Street. Greenock. 0475 27918. 9.30pm. £2.50. I Gilt OI Vision Legend‘s. Thorn Brae, Johnstone. 0505 35818. 9pm. Free. I Live Music Blackfriars. Bell Street . 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free.

3 Edinburgh

I Mlners' Gala Meadows. Noon—5pm. Assembling on Regent Road at 10.30am. a march will make its way to the Meadows. live music beginning at noon. Lending their talents are the great Dick Gaughan. The Carol Laula Band. Ciancio featuring Trish James. Kith And Kin. The Beat Poets and Stu Who? Also. the Musicians Union Jazz Band. Ian Turbitt Puppet Theatre. Magic Bob and Bus Car Willie will all be on hand. and there‘s further entertainment in the shape of rides. stiltwalkers. jugglers. a brass and pipe

, band competition, the obligatory speakers


and an undoubtedly welcome beertent.

I Joe Louis Wallter Ross Theatre, Princes Street Gardens. 1pm. Free. American bluesman.

I Vatican Shotgun Scare and Ran Lord Darnley. West Port. 229 4341. 9pm. After stumbling across some rather attractive and upful tunes lately. Vatican Shotgun Scare have changed bassists. and appear tonight for the first time with their new bassist Yazz (no relation we think). Ran. from Sunderland. have exchanged a few gigs with VSS. and include a former member of Leatherface in their ranks.

I The Squlnts Subway. Cowgate, 225 6766. Loud thrashcore stuff.

I ilonit Negociants, Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.

I Bluetinger Platform One. Rutland Street. 225 2433. 9pm. Free. Edinburgh‘s hardest-gigging 505- and 605-style rock‘n‘roll band.

I Blueilnger Lord Darnley. West Port. 229 4341. 10pm. Free. See above.

I The Hideaway Biues Band Preservation Hall, Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9pm.

I Live music Trader Vic‘s, Victoria Street. 225 3326. 5pm. Free.

SUNDAY 14 Glasgow

I Whale Walk Kelvingrove Park. 1 lam. Free. South American percussion group Free Spirit lead offthe Greenpeace-sponsored event, with music coming from The Ruby Suit, Highlander, The Naturals, Marcha Fresca and The Linden Tree. Compete is the ubiquitous Stu Who?

I Something Happens and Smile King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut, St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £5. Part ofthc clan offeisty youngish rootsy rock bands from Ireland (see also: An Emotional Fish. Into Paradise. The Fat Lady Sings) who enjoy nothing better than interminable touring

and belting out passionate anthems.

I The Bleedlng Hearts Nice‘n’SIeazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 8.30pm. Peacock posturing. but no such adornment to the straightforward musical approach rock. rock and more rock.

I Zut! La Chute Cottier‘s. Hyndland Road. 357 5827. 8.30pm. Free. Cajun.

I Steve Campbell Band Apollo. Renfrew Court. 332 6231. 9pm. Free.

I KMA Traders, Glassford Street. 552 6246. 9pm. Free.

I Whistle Over Washington Outhouse. Cathcart Road. 649 0184. Free.

I Absolutely Legend’s. Thorn Brae. Johnstone. 0505 35818. 9pm. Free.


I Lyle Lovett Anti ills Large Band Playhouse Theatre, Greenside Place. 557 2590. 7.30pm. £9.50, £7.50. See preview.

I Whale Walk Silverknowcs Esplanade. Macumba will be leading offthe annual.

5 Greenpeace-sponsored walk, and The

Radium Cats, Dick Gaughan and AN. Other (TBC) will provide entertainment later. The organisers will be biting their nails in the hope that The Ruby Suitwill make it back in time to close the show after opening the corresponding festivities in Glasgow. Also. street theatre, busking and face-painting.

I I Chumbawumba Frottage Club. Venue.

Calton Road, 557 3073. See preview.

I Are You Banerin' My Baby? Subway. Cowgate, 225 6766.

I Hard Station Bertie‘s. Merchant Street. 225 2002. 10.30pm. Free.

I Mighty Human Generator Negociants. Lothian Street, 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.



I Lisa Slansiieltl Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. SOLD OUT. A generally artificial soul pop set. but with the odd classy orchestral number.

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35The List 5- 181une 1992