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Dunderfunk's own club presents a couple of bands in a similar rock-funk vein.
I The Reverend Brown And The Earlybirds Negociants. Lothian Street. 2256313. 10.15pm. Free. Gutsy bluesand I power-shanties from the string-shredding Rev and crew. who‘ve came all the way from the Midlands for this. (.‘opies oftheir LP. Well Bless My Sou/f. will most likely be available afterwards.
I Pete Jagger Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 2263816. 10.30pm. Free.
I Blueltnger Rutland No l.Rutland ; Street. 229 3402. See Sat 22. N I The Squlnts Subway. (‘owgate. 225 6766. 10pm. Thrash.
I Ray Bonner Young‘s. (iorgie Road. 8.30pm. Free. I
MONDAY 24 Glasgow
I Oundertunk, Crisis, Doctor Pop and Gobstopper Caithouse. Brown Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £1.51). 1 he second Gathering ()f The (Tans showcase bill bringstogether a largely funk metal bill. plus (iobstopper who play heavy indie thrash along the same lines as Leathcrface. See preview.
I A Chocolate Morning Apollo. Renfrew Court. 332 6231. 9pm. Free. An important date on ACM‘s British tour in that thisgig coincides with the release of their second self-financed single. a double A-side "This Isn‘t Mine'/‘lf You Want Me'. which continues their quest to prove that traditional jangly guitar pop tunes can still I be refreshing. ' I Eugenius Dugout. ('athcart Street. i Greenock. 0475 27918. 9pm. £4. ()ne ofa handful of warm-up dates for their appearance at the Reading Festival. where Eugene guested last year with Nirvana for a version of '1 he Vaselines' ‘Molly‘s Lips'. Still some Vaselines' material in the Eugenius set plus all your favourites from their rip-roaring ()omalama LP. Plus surprise guests.
I Goodbye Mr Mackenzie Music Box. Victoria Street. 225 2564. Midnight. First ofthree late-night gigs from the Edinburgh band who have trodden the line between powerful mainstream rock and the uncompromising underground for at least eight years. Commendably. they haven't lost their attitude and gone for the easy option even after all that time.
I Oluellnger Platform ()ne. Rutland Street. 225 25433. 9pm. £1.50. See Sat 22. I Billy Rivers Negociants. Lothian Street. 2256313. 10.30pm. Free.
I Jeggro Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free.
I The eewlay Brothers Subway. (‘owgate . 225 6766. 10pm.
I The Fabulous Bambinos L'Attache. Rutland Street. 10pm. Free.
I Live music St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. 557 2925. 9pm. Free.
I Live music Smugglers. (‘ow gate. 557 3768. Free. Acoustic rock. ;
TUESDAY 25 Irvine
I The Wonder Stuff Magnum Leisure Centre. The Harbour. 0294 78381 . £10 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just The Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 2264679. and also from Paisley Record Market and Up Records. Ayr. Top indie poptunes from the scabrous pen of Miles I lunt. Reports suggest their new material sees them back on the trail of the electrieguitar and moving away from the more acoustic-based and folky material they've produced in more recent times. Irvine. beware a mass invasion of today's youth with the nice long hair.
I The Milltown Brothers and Static King Tut's Walt Wah llut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £5. '1 he return ofthe fresh-faced pop kids who last played here over the course of two nights last year. Like many others. they take theirlead from those Stuffies. but avoid sounding too generic because they're not too frightened to target the mainstream. Interesting support from Static who are sounding more varied. poppy and direct these days.
I Lies Damned Lies. Calvin‘s Dream and DB McGIynn Apollo. Renfrew ('ourt. 332 6231. 9pm. £1.51). A Sticky Music showcase featuring 1.ies Damned [.ies who recently put out an album on the label. and two other acts with releases- forthcoming.
I Goodbye Mr Mackenzie Music Box. Victoria Street. 225 2564. Midnight. See Mon 24.
I The Scottish Sex Pistols Venue. ('alton Road. 557 3073. 9pm. Free. 9pm. Johnny MacRotten. Sid MacVicious and their merry men electrify another audience of punk nostalgists and inquisitive onlookers. The tribute band that started as a joke aimed at tribute bands now being taken seriously as a going proposition.
1 low long before they do the decent thing and self-destruct'.’
I Andy White and Nan Vernon Dream Tent. The Meadows. 226 2428. 6pm. £6(£5). See Festival Preview.
I The Humptt Family La Belle Angele. llastie's ('lose. ('ow gate (behind 369 (iallery). 225 2774. 9.3Upm-~4am. No festive occasion seems to be complete these days without '1 he llumpffl-‘amily’s acoustic frenzy. See them and find out why the band is one of the most reliable crowd-pleasers in Scotland.
I BTI. Southside (‘ommunity Centre. South ('lerk Street. llpm. £2(£l .50). (‘ommereially-orientated rock’n'reggae. I Shibboleth Platform ()ne. Rutland Street. 225 2433. 9pm. £1.51). Pleasant rocky songs given melodic interest by violin.
I Emily Subway. (’owgate. 2256766.
1 1pm. £2.
I Big Eyed Beans Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 10.30pm. 1 rec. Blues and soul.
I Precious Little Else Bertie‘s. Merchant Street. 225 21102. I 1pm. Free. Punchybut thoughtful combo. Worth checking out. I Live music Queen Street Oyster Bar. Queen Street. 226 2531). 10pm. Free.
I Live music Smugglers. (‘owgate. 557 3768. Free. Acoustic rock.
I Tom Robinson and Lark Renfrew Ferry. Clyde Place. 429 2683. 8pm. £6(£4). Tickets from the Ticket Centre. ('andleriggs. 227 5511. Previous to a spate of dates at the Edinburgh Festival. the perennial troubadour runs through a set of old faves and new material. as featuredon his new live album which takes a
pared-down approach to performance. In other words. Tom's turned Luddite for a spell. Support act Lark is ex-Yellow Earth singer Susan Mahoncy who plays charming. thoughtful acoustic songs which will complement Robinson's more rumbustious approach.
I Kinky Machine and Junkyard East Apollo. Renfrew Court. 332 6231. 9pm. Free. Brash indie pop from a band who may struggle to distinguish themselves from the gaggle of bands doing similar things. Their debut single ‘(ioing Out With God‘ was a favourite on evening radio playlists. ('omplementary support from Junkyard East. who have a similar devil-may-care attitude.
I The K-creative Horizontal . The Volcano. Benalder Street. 337 I 11X).
1 1pm. £2. ()ne ofthe newer acts on Gilles Peterson‘s trendy. good-taste 'I alkin' Loud label.
I Wild Monkey Strictly Rhythm. Fury
Phil McIntyre presents
ABERDEEN MUSIO HALL suquv 23rd AUGUST
Tickets available from Box Office tel: (0224) 641122
LIVINGSTON FORUM MONDAY 24th AUGUST
Tickets available from Box Office tel: (0506) 419191, Virgin Records - Edinburgh & Glasgow, plus all TOOTA agents
IRVINE MAGNUM lElSURE CENTRE TUESDAY 25th AUGUST
Tickets available from Box Office tel: (0294) 78381, Ayr-Up Records, Paisley Record Market, Virgin Records - Glasgow
FOR COACH TRAVEL INFORMATION PLEASE CALL (0382) 561133
HUE AND CRY
Tickets available from Playhouse Box Office, 031-557 2590
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