ROCK & BLUES MUSIC
ROCK & BLUES
Dates listed below are for one-on shows: see separate section lor residencies. Gigs are listed by date. then by city. Dates will be listed. provided that details reach our offices at least one week before publication. Rock and Blues Listings compiled by Alastair Mabbott and Fiona Shepherd.
FRIDAY 19 :
I Buddha Grass Harbour King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £4. Soft rock exponents hopingto make a splash with their debut single ‘Soul Sister‘. The Joshua Trio gig originally planned for tonight has been cancelled.
I The Time Frequency Mardi Gras. Dunlop Street, 221 3623. See preview.
I Smiles And Harmonies—A Fittieth Birthday Tribute to Brian Wilson Apollo. Renfrew Court, 332 6231. 9pm. Free. though donations will be taken for the work of Strathclyde Orchestral Productions. An evening of groovy light entertainment where a host oflocal artistes take Beach Boys classics and ‘make them their own‘. Bandsappearing include The Pearlfishers (who open and close the night). The Beat Poets.The Colour Wheel. Thrum and The Bill Wells Band. There will also be a display of photos and information on Brian Wilson. I Wedgewood Line Nice‘n'Sleazy. Sauchichall Street. 333 9637. 8.30pm. The highlight of the Kelvingrove Festival. according to Bryan Burnett. Wedgewood Line follow up a couple ofdates with Frankie Miller with the release oftheir new CD single. ‘Ashes And Sparks“.
I The Tattie Bogle Blues Band Traders. Glassford Street. 552 6246. 9pm. Free.
I Flaere Niissen With Crazy People Cottier‘s. Hyndland Road. 357 5827. 8.30pm. Free. The popular solo performer pops up this time with a group to back her. I Brazil Legend‘s. Thorn Brae. .lohnstone. 0505 35818. 9pm. Free.
I Crowded House and The Voice OtThe Beehive Playhouse Theatre, Greenside Place. 557 2590. 7.30pm. SOLD OUT. We thought we knew what naggingly catchy singles were. But we reckoned without Crowded House. who have pursued the form to greater extremes than just about anybody currently working. Not as enticing as a Right Said Fred tour. but a singalong occasion nonetheless. Personally. we prefer Voice OfThe Beehive‘s sumptuous ﬁrst album. so it‘s just as well they‘re on the bill too.
I Mary Coughlan Queen’s Hall. South Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £7.50. See preview.
I Superstar and Starway Teviot Row Student Union. Teviot Row. 650 2656. Free. Students only. Joe McAlinden‘s stripped-down follow-up to the marvellous Groovy Little Numbers shows Edinburgh just what it‘s made of. Like everyone else these days. it seems. they‘re signed to Creation. and the new release. Greatest Hits Vol I. delivers much of the promise of the title. As far as snappy tunes go. McAlinden could give Crowded House a run for their money.
I Festival Of Music French Institute. Randolph Crescent. 225 5366. 6pm. A very mixed programme of music. from traditional Scots to sacred and secular vocal music, jazz. and a slim pop quota provided by Double Happiness.
I Art College Hevel Edinburgh College Of Art. Lauriston Place. 229 931 1. 10pm-4am. Doors close lam. Tickets £5 in advance. £6 on the night. Students and guests only. The college ends the academic year with one of its famous revels. The (eminently danceable) blurring of musical divisions by local heroes Kith And Kin is probably the main attraction. with other bands includingThe Cakes. Also: cabaret. comedy. food and a chill-out room upstairs.
I The Blue Hyenas and The Castle Horns Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after9pm.
I The Hundred Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.
I The Basement Lord Darnley. West Port. 2294341. 10pm. Free.
I Jeopardy Trader Vic‘s. Victoria Street. 225 3326. 9.30pm. Free.
I Los Supremos Variety Bar. Chalmers Close. off High Street. 557 5150. 9pm. Free. Rock and blues covers.
I Live music Smuggler‘s Bar. Cowgate. 10pm. Free.
I Live music Bev‘s Bar And The Basement. Morrison Street. Free.
I The Humpft Family Pennies Club. Coasters Arena. Grangemouth Road. 0324 24101 . A Falkirk College of Technology production with acoustic mayhem from the ever-popular Humpffs. The joint will be jumping — and hopefully heaving too.
SATURDAY 20 Glasgow
I The River Detectives and Eden Strathclyde Park. 11am-4pm. Free. Additional attractions come in the shape of a number ofother local bands as yet unconfirmed. If it‘s a nice day. you could do a lot worse.
I Pele and The Hoovers King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £4. A night ofradio-friendly- but-quite-bearable-actually cheery frenetic pop. Pele‘s sound is tinged with rootsy and folk elements. and Liverpool‘s Hoovers fit all too neatly into the 90s Merseybeat mould.
I The Humptt Family and The Tattie Bogles Apollo. Renfrew Court, 332 6231.9pm. £3. Number three in a series offour Humpffs gigs at The Apollo this month. Their chaotic cajun brew is complemented by the crazed Celtic strains of The Tattie Bogles.
I Hugh Heed And The Velvet Underpants Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9pm. Free. The kings ofself-promotion blaze their usual irreverent lunatic trail through a variety of musical styles.
I Best 01 Glasgow Songwriters Cathedral House. Cathedral Square. 552 3519. 9pm. Free. A selection of Glasgow Songwriters acts play literally acoustic sets. without even the benefit of a microphone. NB: This is the gig that was erroneously trailed for6 June in the last issue.
I Summertleld Blues Nice'n‘Sleazy. Sauchichall Street. 333 9637. 8.30pm.
£1 .50. Blues from the thriving musical hotbed that is Kirkcaldy.
I lied Green’s Blues Band Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free.
I Because Richard‘s Basement. West Regent Street. 221 01 16. 9pm. Free.
I Alan Tail Cottier‘s. Hyndland Road. 357 5827. 8.30pm. Free.
I Glasgow Society of Musicians Cathedral House. Cathedral Square. 552 3519. 9pm. Free.
I The Sonictones Dugout. Cathcart Street. Greenock. 0475 27918. 9.30pm. £2.50. Rock’n‘roll.
I Biofeedback Tudor Lodge Hotel. Burnbank Road. 0698 457277. 8pm. £1 .
I Cabin Fever Legend‘s. Thorn Brae. .lohnstone. 0505 35818. 9pm. Free.
I The Shadowland and Carbon Based Unit Lord Darnley. West Port. 229 4341.9pm. The Shadowland return to the Edinburgh scene after a bit ofa break. and nodoubt their mod roots will still be on prominent display. Their LP. Groove Tunnel. was acclaimed in the quarters where ‘Hammond Organ' means more than just a synthesiser setting.
I Miraclehead and Sea Monkey Subway. Cowgate, 225 6766. 9pm—4am. £2. Miraclehead are favourites of the guys who run the Garbage And Honey club here, and Sea Monkey is the new name undertaken (after a false start or two) by Kirkcaldy‘s The Twist. who released a credit-worthy indie single last year.
I Shibboleth Platform One. Rutland Street. 225 2433. 9pm. Free.
I Laughing Sam's Dice Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9pm. I Kettletish Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm.
I Bab Howltt Lord Darnley. West Port. 2294341. 4pm. Free. Blues.
I Bluetinger Bev's Bar And The Basement. Morrison Street. 3pm. Free. Edinburgh‘s hardest-gigging 505- and 605-style rock‘n’roll band.
I Live music Trader Vic‘s. Victoria Street. 225 3326. 5pm. Free.
I Live music Variety Bar. Chalmers Close, off High Street. 557 5150. Free.
SUNDAY 21 Glasgow
I Def Leppard and Gun SECC. Finnieston Quay, 248 3000. 7.30pm. £15 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just The Ticket, Virgin, Union Street, 226 4679. One of the last bastions of feeble cock rock. and sadly they don‘t look like being dethroned just yet, with the current Adrenalize album selling mountains on both sides ofthe Atlantic. It‘s up to youngsters like Gun to
point out the possible course for the future ‘
(ifonly they would).
I Rubber Boom and Shakin‘ Shug And The Sideboards Nicc‘n‘Sleazy. Sauchichall Street. 333 9637. 8.30pm. The headliners are a mystery. and the support band may like to remain one, but rewind a day tothe gig at the Halt Bar for a blatant clue as to who‘s behind this rock‘n‘roll pastiche.
I Vivid Apollo. Renfrew Court. 332 6231. 9pm. Free. Another potential feast for funk metal fans.
I The thmes Halt Bar, Woodlands Road, 332 1210. 9pm. Free. Ayrshire blues band.
I Little Green Monkeys Cottier‘s. Hyndland Road. 357 5827. 8.30pm. Free. I Cuttln' A Bug Outhouse, Cathcart Road. 649 0184. Free. Rockabilly.
I Fantasy Shift Solstice Celebration Clubhouse, Old Sneddon Street. Paisley, 889 4706. 8.30pm.
I Whistle Over Washington Tudor Lodge Hotel, Burnbank Road, Hamilton, 0698 457277. 8pm. £1 .
I Gift Of Vision Legend‘s, Thorn Brae. Johnstone, 0505 35818. 9pm. Free.
The Crows I The Crows. Dundertunk. Adam B12 and Crisis Venue. Calton Road, 557 3073. A rock night, in no uncertain terms. The Crows, who have been chewing on their own stick of Edinburgh rock for at least six years, seem to have decided that their moniker‘s similarity to that ofThe Black
Crowes isn’t really any hardship and have reverted back from the name Wild Spirit. Dunderfunk. the witty thrash-funkers, have captured a large Scottish audience and are probably quite bewildered that their fame hasn't spread further. The all-female Adam 812 from Dundee are now regular attractions in the Central Belt. And Crisis would have it known that they are by no means ‘an impish thrash band’. Got it?
I Blue On Shock Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free. Whether they’ll shake off , or live up to. the ‘vintage Dexy's meets Happy Mondays‘ blurb. you have to admit it‘s a curiosity-piquing description. Another band from the thriving Kirkcaldy scene. who plan to release their ﬁrst album on the Widetrax label later this year.
I Big George And The Business Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9pm. Glasgow's
Parkhead Stadium 28th June
BRYAN ADAMS Parkhead Stadium 11111 July
ROXETTE S.E.C.C. Glasgow 18th July
SIMPLY RED Gateshead Stadium 25th July
PLUS MANY, MANY MORE
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