MUSIC ROCK & BLUES
ROCK & BLUES
Dates listed below are lor one-oil shows: see separate section lor residencies. Gigs are listed by date. then by city. Bates will be listed. provided that details reach ourortices at least one week belore publication. Rock and Blues Listings compiled by Alastair Mabbott and Fiona Shepherd.
FRIDAY 21 Glasgow
I Fenn Apollo. Renfrew Court. 332 6231. 9pm. Free. Fresh from their contribution to the Stewart McKean Leukaemia Fund benefit gigs. Fenn play it fast and dense at their spiritual home. There's a rush of energy to be found here. especially if you've never seen them before.
I The Way Bogle Stone. Glassford Street. 553 1638. 10pm. Free.
I One Law Nice‘n‘Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street.333 9637. 1()pm.£l.
I llerrnon Batista Cottier‘s‘. Hyndland Road.'357 5827. 8.30pm. Free. Latin jazzy grooves providing light summer relief.
I Thunder Road Legend‘s. Thorn Brae. Johnstone. 0505 35818. 9pm. Free.
IAvalon Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 .50 after 9pm. After keeping the Caledonian end up at various European festivals. Avalon have just released their third LP. HigheanmmI. on lona Records. With lots ofelemental.
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very Scottish folk-rock songs redolent of ' mountains and mists. interspersed witha ' few electric reels. it should sell by the skipful. First oftwo nights.
I the Basement Lord Darnley. West Port.
2294341. 10pm. Free. Solid but atmospheric Glasgow band. formed in 1989. who have spent all but the last six months in and out of the studio polishing their sound. Highly melodicand country-tinged in places. but the emotive. , often raw-throated singer Derek Lang is
. firmly in the rock tradition.
I Angeline Subway. Cowgatc. 225 6766. 10pm.
I My Little Pony Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 10.30pm. Free.
I Bay BonnerJoIIy- Farmer. Moredunvale Road. 664 7214. Free.
I Live music Variety Bar. Chalmers' Close. off High Street. 557 5150. Free.
I Live music Terrace Inn. Montrose Terrace. 661 7565. 8.30pm. Free.
I Wedgewood Line Renfrew Ferry. Clyde Place. 429 2683. 8pm. £4 (£3). Tickets from the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 227 551 l . Their ‘Ashes and Sparks' EP is available at the moment. featuring four examples of typical but catchy Scotrock with an annoying tendency to lodge in the brain when you try to shake them off.
I Eight Miles High Apollo. Renfrew Court. 3326231. 9pm. Free. Dub sounds from a group who plan to issue theirown white label.
I Francis Anthony And The Underworld Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9pm. Free.
I Bootsie Tootsie Duo Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free.
I Wish Nice‘n‘Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 3339637. 10pm.
I Smile Dugout. Cathcart Street.
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Greenock. 0475 27918. 9.30pm. £2.50. Edinburgh group whose pop tunes seem to have been rapidly embraced by way of their recent single.
I Misdemeanour Tudor Lodge Hotel. Burnbank Road. Hamilton. 0698 457277. 8pm. £1.
I Live Music Richard's Basement. West Regent Street. 221 01 16. 9pm. Free.
I Live Music Pythagoras. Sauchiehall Street. 332 3495. 9pm. Free.
I Chill FM Soma Club. The Vaults. Niddry Street. 558 3146. l 1pm—4am. £4 (£3). The first live act that Soma have put on.it
' seems. and a rousing way to start. The
Scots rave group with strong'ITF connections have an essential dance purchase called ‘Elevation' on United Rhythm Records. out now.
I Avalon Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 .50 after 9pm. See Fri 21.
I Fenn and Chickweed Lord Darnley. West Port. 229 4341. 9pm. £2.50. Rare east coast gig for Glasgow's Fenn powerful indie guitar noise with a twist in its tail that doesn‘t fall into the grunge trap. Edinburgh three-piece Chickweed blast away in roughly the kind of American indie-rock territory dominated by Hiisker D0 and co.
l The Mutiny Strings and The Crash Giants Subway. (‘owgate. 225 6766. 10pm. Whether rattling along like an express train or laying down powerful swathes of sustained guitar. The Mutiny Strings have grown immensely since their early demos. I Bluelinger Platform ()ne. Rutland Street. 225 2433. 9pm. £2. Edinburgh‘s hardest-working 50s- and 60s-style rock'n'roll band. A cassette ofsome ofthe favourites from their set. includinga word-perfect ‘La Bamba‘. should still be available from the main record stores.
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I Malia Cavendish. West Tollcross. 228 3252.
I June Frost Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 9.45pm. Free.
I Billy Rivers Trader Vic‘s. Victoria Street. 225 3326. 5pm. Free.
I The Very Thing Lord Darnley. West Port. 2294341 . 4pm.
I Live music Abbey. South Clerk Street. 8.30pm. Free.
l SUNDAY 23
l The Crows. Adam 812 and lie-Al Cathouse. Brown Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £1 .50. The first of two showcase gigs featuring a sample of the bands on the (fat/wring ()j The (’luns Cl) project. Tonight‘s bill leans towards the more traditional end ofthe rock market featuring familiar faces from (ilasgow. lidinburgh and Dundee. and also promising a special mystery guest band. See preview.
l Vomithead. Disatlect, Sedition. Ex-Cathedra. Sparta and 36 Crazylist Apollo. Renfrew Court. 332 6231 . 6pm. £2. An extensive good-value bill for this ‘punk picnic‘ which pulls together most of the city‘s more prominent high-velocity. high-decible-count types.
I The Worry Dolls (TBC) Nicc'n'Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 10pm. £1. I Fiaere Nilssen Cottier's. llyndland Road. 357 5827. 8.30pm. Free. Hardworking singersongwritcr with engaging tunes and presence.
I Instinct Tudor Lodge Hotel. Burnbank Road, Hamilton. 0698 457277.817111Ll.
I Andy White and Nan Vernon Dream Tent. The Meadows. 226 2428. 8pm. £6(£5 ). See Festival Preview.
l Cheesegrater and Crush Zone Frottage Club. Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073.
B4 The List 21 — 27 August 1992