MIISIO ROCK & BLUES
remembered from their previous band , Gargleblud (and, likely as not, from The Exploited before that).
I Gila Monster Delirium Club, Music Box, Victoria Street, 225 2564. 10.30pm—3am. £2. Plus other bands, still to be continued, but the main reason for turning up is Gila Monster, playing what some say could be their last gig- certainly. the chances of another before the end of the year are slim. But with ‘Stickbastard‘ becoming one of the top-selling import singles in Edinburgh for quite a while, and a mini-LP in the ofﬁng from the US-based Behemoth Records, they may ﬁnd ways to regroup for further shows.
I Two Weeks In June Bertie’s, Merchant Street, 225 2002. 11pm. Free. Those who would like their nerves calmed after reading the above entry are better off coming here. Undemanding pop.
I Fool Circle Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 10.15pm. Free.
THURSDAY 23 Glasgow
I Vivid Apollo, Renfrew Court, 332 6231. 9pm. Hard rock.
I Touch Nice'n'Sleazy, Sauchiehall Street, 333 9637. 10pm.
I The Dain Brothers Halt Bar. Woodlands Road, 332 1210. 9pm. Free. Above average folk-pop.
I Wild Monkey Drum And Monkey, Hope Street. 332 1893. 10pm. Free. Ex-Real
McCoy and Killing Time members try a spot of soul funk.
I The Do’Weevils Twa Corbies, Kilbowie Road, Cumbernauld, 0236 727473. 9pm. Free.
I Sioux Nation Tudor Lodge Hotel. Burnbank Road, Hamilton, 0698457277. 8pm. £1. Billed as a ‘bikers’ party'.
I Sons DiThe Shaking Earth Demoniac Club, Music Box. Victoria Street, 225 2564. 9.30pm—3am. £2 before 10.30pm,£3 after. Perhaps known better to some in their previous incarnation as Lixx. Hard rock aimed steadily at groin level.
I Supemature Negociants, Lothian Street, 2256313. 10.15pm. Free.
I Texas Breakfast Bertie‘s, Merchant Street, 225 2002. 11pm. Electric blues.
I A Dog Called Floyd Raeburn House Hotel, Raeburn Place, 332 2348. 8pm. Tickets £3 (£2) from Theatre Workshop. Making their ﬁrst Edinburgh appearance (it says here), as part of the Stockbridge Festival.
I The Brothers Preservation Hall, Victoria Street, 226 3816. 10pm. Free.
I Live music Lord Darnley, West Port, 229 4341. 10pm. Free.
I Live music St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road, 557 2925. 9pm. Free.
I Live music Variety Bar, Chalmers Close, off High Street, 557 5150. Free.
FRIAY 24 _ . Glasgow
I Des’ree King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut, St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 9pm. £6. See preview.
I Wollstone Briggait, Clyde Street. 9.30pm. £6 (£4.50). Tickets from Glasgow Fair, 550 2104, or Ticket Centre. Candleriggs, 227 5511. Traditional folk-rock making encouraging inroads into the mainstream.
I Dig Bottoms And Dell Bottoms Apollo. Renfrew Court, 332 6231 . 9pm. Free. in a probably misguided attempt to reﬂect the seminal inﬂuence of Spinal Tap on today‘s snake-hipped young rockbeasts, Landfall. Doctor Pop, Stereo Sound Gimp, Eintracbt Cowdenbeath, Gone, Roundabout and Just Another Dream pay tribute to the mighty Tap with various painstakingly chosen cover versions. Worth bearing in mind that we’re talking about a ﬁctional group here.
I The Collective Approach Apollo,
Renfrew Court, 332 6231 . 12.30pm. Free. A live acoustic concert from the Glasgow Songwriters Collective to be broadcast on Radio KLT.
I The Lost Weekend Cottier’s, Hyndland Road, 357 5827. 8.30pm. Free. Ex-Liberties.
I Cabin Fever Legends, Thornbrae, Johnstone, 0505 35818. 9pm. Free.
I elueﬂnger Preservation Hall, Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1.50 after 9pm. See Sat 18.
I Surge Subway, Cowgate, 225 6766.
I Tommy Beavitt And The Night Kitchen
Lord Darnley, West Port, 229 4341 . 10pm.
Free. Rootsy rock‘n’roll and skifﬂe. I My Little Pony Negociants. Lothian Street, 225 6313. 10.15pm. Free.
I Seven Eleven Leith Oyster Bar. 554 6294. 10pm. Rock. blues and country.
SATURDAY 25 '
I The McClusltey Brothers Briggait, Clyde Street. 9.30pm. £4.50 (£3). Tickets from Glasgow Fair. 550 2104. or Ticket Centre, Candleriggs, 227 5511. What with a spate of back catalogue releases and ncwfound adulation in Japan. the McCluskeys seem to have marked their name back on the agenda. The ﬁnal gig in the Glasgow Fair rock week.
I FM Cathouse, Brown Street, 248 6606. 7.30pm. £5. Perennial AOR crowd who‘ve been silent (snoozing, probably) for a while, but may have the decency to wake up before they take the stage tonight for an acoustic set.
I Eden King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 9pm. £3. Three-quarters ofThe Wild River Apples make a fresh start.
I Elias Apollo. Renfrew Court. 3326231. 9pm. Free. Traditional 70$ funk is the main touchstone here. the raw rather than the smooth.
I The Dazes Nice‘n‘Sleazy, Sauchiehall Street, 333 9637. 10pm. Free. Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed young upstarts from Coatbridge with a wide range of contemporary influences showing through in their as yet unfonned set. The attitude’s the thing though, and there‘s apparently a demon charge to be got from their performances.
I Murmur Halt Bar, Woodlands Road, 332 1210. 9pm. Free. See Mon 20.
I Best Di Glasgow Songwriters Cathedral House. Cathedral Square. 552 3519. 9pm. Free.
I Cuttin’ A Bug Dugout. Cathcart Street, Greenock. 0475 27918. 9.30pm. £2.50. Rockabilly.
I Spaced Dut Roundabout and Funbum Tudor Lodge Hotel. Burnbank Road, Hamilton, 0698 457277. 8pm. £1 .
I Live music Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924.
I Kith And kin and Bwana Devils Lord Darnley, West Port, 229 4341. 9pm. £2.50. Since Bwana Devils comprise ex-members of Sam Harlet and Finnegan‘s Footstompers, you can expect something both rocky and rootsy. Which is not a bad way of describing Kith And Kin themselves, who recently augmented their line-up with a not-inconsiderable smidgeon of brass.
I Band Extravaganza Subway, Cowgate. 225 6766.
I Blueﬂnger Platform One, Rutland Street, 225 2433. 9pm. Free. See Fri 24.
I June Frost Negociants. Lothian Street. 2256313. 10.15pm. Free.
I Tea Dance Myth Preservation Hall, Victoria Street, 226 3816. £1.50 after 9pm. I Tea Dance Myth Lord Darnley, West Port, 229 4341. 4pm. Free.
I Rab Hewitt Bev‘s Bar And Basement. Morrison Street, 228 6784. 3pm. Free. Blues.
I Billy Rivers Trader Vic’s, Victoria Street, 225 3326. 5pm. Free.
I Live music Abbey. South Clerk Street, 667 3023. 8.30pm. Free.
I Live music Partridge. West Nicolson Street, 667 4268. 10pm. Free.
I Summertield Blues Ollerton Hotel. Victoria Road, 0592 264286. 9pm. £1.50.
SUNDAY 26 Glasgow
I The Mock Turtles King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut, St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £5. An unashamed psychedelic heritage and a willingness to let those guitars jangle rather than grunge might not make you the most fashionable of creatures at the moment but. as The Mock Turtles have shown, it does tend to aid the production of charming pop songs.
I Diclt Banovich and Spider Mackenzie Halt Bar. Woodlands Road, 332 1210. 9pm. Free. Blues.
I Cuttin’ A Bug Outhouse. Cathcart Road. 6490184. 9pm. Free. Rockabilly.
I The Adored Tudor Lodge Hotel, Burnbank Road. Hamilton. 0698457277. 8pm. £1 .
I Looking For Adam The Dugout. Cathcart Street. Greenock. ()475 27918. 9.30pm. £2.50.
I James Ray's Gang War and Dream Disciples Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. For the moment. we‘re pretty much in the dark about this American combo. But ‘some dark. stubbly. dirty. low-down rock dragged scowlin g out of the garage' probably wouldn‘t be far offthe mark. Local support. Dream Disciples. shattered all preconceptions earlier this year by producing a goth album that was both iistenable and accomplished.
I lied HotAnd Blue Rutland N01. Rutland Street. 229 3402. 9.30pm. Free. Rock’n‘roll.
I One In Five Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. Keyboard-heavy, and white-knuckled with it. One of that select number ofbands who could possibly cite Ultravox as an inﬂuence.
I Hard Station Bertie‘s, Merchant Street. 225 2002. 11pm. Free.
I Thin Negociants. Lothian Street, 225 6313. 10.15pm. Free.
I Rab Hewitt Bev‘s Bar And Basement. Morrison Street, 228 6784. 3pm. Free.
I Live music Preservation Hall, Victoria Street, 2263816.
I Live music West End Oyster Bar, West Maitland Street, 225 3861. 10pm. Free. Likely to be Sundogs offshoot.
I Live music Young‘s, Gorgie Road. 8.30pm. Free.
MONDAY 27 Edinburgh
I Papa's Magic Beard, Green Blade and Doctor Octopus Music Box, Victoria Street. 225 2564. A multitude of Edinburgh funksters, some bringing their 705 gear with them. all in one place at the same time. Don‘t miss.
I Memphis Detour Negociants. Lothian Street, 225 6313. 10.15pm. Free.
I Texas Breakfast Preservation Hall, Victoria Street. 226 3816. 10pm. Free. Electric blues.
I Billy Rivers Subway. Cowgate, 225 6766. I Live music Bertie‘s. Merchant Street, 225 2002.11pm.
TUESDAY 28 Glasgow
I The Naked Flames and Yintz Apollo. Renfrew Court, 332 6231 . 9pm. Free. Competent local indie crew who don't fall into the ‘one song spread thinly’ pit.
I Glasgow Songwriters featuring Stuart
McAllister Blackfriars. Bell Street, 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free. Plus open platform.
I lied Eye Bertie‘s. Merchant Street. 225 2002. 11pm. Free.
I Big Eyed Beans Negociants. Lothian Street, 225 6313. 10.15pm. Free. Blues and soul.
I Chawbdis Subway, Cowgate , 225 6766.
WEDNESDAY 29 Glasgow
I Nanci Grittith Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. SOLD OUT. Despite resembling a prissy schoolmistress. with the increasing gravity of her material and outlook, Nanci Grifﬁth has had no problems ﬁlling the vast, sober Concert Hall — the ideal grandiloquent environment for her bitter-sweet country laments.
I The Pale King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 9pm. £3. A&M‘s new Irish signing— a trio plus drum machine with an energetic pop sound. not a million times removed from that oftheir countrymen Power Of Dreams and The
Four Of Us.
I The Receiving End Negociants. Lothian Street,225 6313. 10.15pm. Free.
Arguably the best of the currently-thriving
Kirkcaldy scene — though Dariingheart and Blue On Shock might have something to say about that — with the nifty guitar-pop of their indie single ‘That'sThe Way 1 Operate!‘ (Trend Records) to prove It
I Fiaere Cooler. beneath The Venue. Calton Road, 557 3073. Virtually a residency. but only if no one is playing upstairs in The Venue. Anyway, expect a low-key fun set from the Minnesotan songstress, with the possibility of some unusual covers.
I The Lowdown Johns Bertie‘s. Merchant Street, 225 2002. 11pm. Free.
I Nanci Griffith Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm.£11, £10. Tickets from Ticket Centre, Candleriggs, 227 5511. See Wed 29.
I Just Another Dream and Gigantic Apollo, Renfrew Court. 332 6231. 9pm. Free. Wearing an obvious inﬂuence on their sleeve, Gigantic were formerly Death Ride 69. and before that comprised part of The Rhythm Kittens line-up.
I Marshall Curtis Halt Bar, Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9pm. Free. Pleasing. uplifting pop with brassy arrangements. I Because Drum And Monkey, Hope Street, 332 1893. 10pm. Free.
I Nuns'n'Moses Tudor Lodge Hotel, Burnbank Road. Hamilton, 0698457277. 8pm. £1 .
I One Foot One Twa Corbies, Kilbowie Road, Cumbernauld, ()236 727473. 9pm. Free.
I Anti-Nazi League gig Venue, Calton Road. 557 3073. For those of you who haven‘t heard yet. the ANL is back, and the intention of this gig, at least in part, is to draw attention to growing BNP activity in the area by pulling together some ofthe biggest local names in dance and some prominent acts from down south. Thus we have The Ragga Twins appearing with Sugar Bullet and possibly Zulu Syndicate, with the chance that The Orange Grove and Egc Bam Yasi might be appearing too. DJ-ing is by The Big Payback and Nomad Soul from Soul ll Soul. Unite and ﬁght!
I Seeing lied Demoniac Rock Club, Music Box, Victoria Street. 225 2564. 9.30pm—3am. £2 before 10.30pm, £3after.
32 The List 17 — 30 July 1992