ROCK & BLUES MUSIC
ROCK & BLUES
Dates listed below are tor one-oft shows: see 3
separate section tor residencies. Gigs are listed by date. then by city. Dates will be listed. provided that details reach ourottices at least one week betore publication. Rock and Blues Listings compiled by Alastair Mabbott and Fiona Shepherd.
I See Jazz Festival listings.
I Tom Russell and Tom Pacheco King Tut‘s- Wah Wah llut. St Vincent Street.221 5279. 9pm. £6.50. A rootsy double bill featuring Russell. who apparently co-wrotc ‘W'alking ()n The Moon' (If/i."— mnfused listings ('d ) and is regarded in knowing circles on a par with John .‘vlellencamp. Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen. while Pacheco is a highly respected lyricist from Massachusetts who now lives in Dublin.
I Hugh Reed And The Velvet Underpants and The Johndoes Nicc‘n'Slcazy. Sauchiehall Street. 3339637. 10pm. A band who'll try their hand at trashingany style going. A dash of humourand irreverence by the bucketload.
I Four On The Floor Cottier‘s. l lyndland Road. 357 5827. 8.30pm. Free. Jazz rock.
I Erasure Playhouse Theatre. (ireenside Place. 557 2590. 7.30pm. SOLD OUT. Pet Shop Boys. stand aside and make way for the most lavish pop show of the year. Into two-and-a-half hours. Erasure cram over 100costumcs. four scene changes. motorised swans and all kinds of paraphernalia — and the sight ofVince Clarke dancing! Still some tickets left for Tues 7 and Wed 8.
I Frog Chocolate City Club. The Vaults. Niddry Street. 558 3146. 11pm—4am.
Second gig for local funksoul band. said to '
be reminiscent of both The Style Council and Brand New Heavies.
I The Hyenas Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after 9pm.
I The Hundred Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.
I Bo'Weevil Lord Darnley. West Port. 229 4341. 10pm. Free. Blues. R&Band rock‘n'roll.
I Live music Trader Vic‘s. Victoria Street. 225 3326. 9.30pm. Free.
I Live music Variety Bar. Chalmers Close. off High Street. 557 5150. 9pm. Free.
SATURDAY 4 Glasgow
I See Jazz Festival listings.
I Finitribe King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £5. The Fini‘s long-awaited album An Unexpected Groovy Treat is just that. The mode. but not the message. mellows with age. They're so far now from their New Beat affiliations. it‘s hard to believe they were once mentioned in the same breath as Nitzer Ebb. Front 242. etc. NoWadaysit‘s all spacey. ambient dance. and very good with it.
I The Rootsies Duo Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free. Jim Condie and Ron Tate take time out from The Rootsie Tootsie Blues Band to play blues. gospel and a smattering ofjazz.
I Aboganza Blackfriars. Bell Street.552 5924. 9.30pm. Free.
I The Straight Men Richard‘s Basement. West Regent Street. 221 01 16. 9pm. Free. I State 0t Grace Tudor Lodge Hotel. Burnbank Road. Hamilton. 0698457277. 8pm. £1 .
I Second Coming Dugout. Cathcart Street. Greenock. 0475 27918. 9.30pm. £2.50.
I Erasure Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 557 2590. 7.30pm. SOLD OUT. See Fri 3.
I Slunlr and Goat Science Lord Darnley. West Port. 229 4341. 9pm. £2.50. Eardrum-puncturing thrasheore from Slunk. who include ex-Leatherface members in their line-up. New album just out on Nightshift. Tonight also marksthe ﬁrst (we think) gig ofGoat Science. who boast some familiar faces from the Edinburgh scene.
I Shibboleth Platform One. Rutland Street. 225 2433. 9pm. Free. Pleasant rocky songs given melodic interest by violin.
I Winston Jeggro Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 after9pm.
I Kettletlsh Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.30pm. Free.
I Rab Hewitt Lord Darnley. West Port. 2294341. 4pm. Free. Blues.
I Live music Subway. Cowgatc. 225 3326. 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.
I The Time Frequency and Oceanic Technotrancc. Barrowland. Gallowgatc. 552 4601. 6pm—2am. £15 (advance).£l6 (door). Plus DJs. including Carl Cox. A month ago this bill looked the other way round at Calton Studios. but the immediate success of TTF‘s ‘Real Love‘ has done more than enough to prove that they're capable of filling the dancehall. Unusually. for a mainstream techno band they have managed to pick up a loyal following around Scotland. Could be that there‘s a minor phenomenon brewing here.
I Badlands and Naughty Naughty Cathouse, Brown Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £7. Heavy duty American blues rock from former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Jake E. Lee and cohorts.
I Solomon Flynn Nice‘n‘Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street, 333 9637. 9.30pm. £2. Bouncy rcggacish pop/rock of the kind once favoured in the early 80s. The band are off to Europe in August.
I Billy Rivers Outhouse. Cathcart Road. 6490184. 9pm. Free. Bluesveteran.
I Smokescreen Tudor Lodge Hotel. Burnbank Road. Hamilton, 0698 457277. 8pm. £1.
THE E EDINBURGH CASTLE CONCERTS 1992
ONLY BRITISH APPEARANCE WITH
THE BBC SCOTTISH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
ON THE ESPLANADE OF EDINBURGH CASTLE
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