ROCK & BLUES MUSIC
ROCK & BLUES
Dates listed below are tor one-oft shows: see separate section for residencies. Gigs are listed by date. then by city. Dates will be listed, provided that details reach ourottices at least one week before publication. Rock and Blues Listings compiled by Alastair Mabbott and Fiona Shepherd.
I The McClusltey Brothers King Tut ‘s Wah Wah Hut, St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £6. Joining Ken and Dave in their new line-up is Campbell Owens. previously of Aztec Camera. and more eclectically Ted McKenna. who has played with Alex Harvey and Womack and Womack. They have a new LP Favourite Colours forthcoming.
I The Dranjees Nice‘n‘Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. £1.
I The Snouts (.‘ottier‘s. llyndland Road. 357 5827. 8.30pm. Free.
I Head In The Sand Legends. Thorn Brae. Johnstone. 0505 35818. 9pm. Free.
I Sunlight Subway. Cowgate. 2256766. 10pm. New band who see themselves in the ‘early Dinosaur/Spaeemen 3‘ mould. Original material and 60s covers in their particular style.
I The Swinging Blue Jeans Cavendish. West Tollcross. 228 3252. 9pm—3am. £5.
Sixties and 705 covers.
I Little Wolves Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 .50 after 9pm. Blues.
I Beltane Code Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 10pm. Free.
I The Boogie Brothers Lord Darnley. West Port. 229 4341. 10pm. Free.
I Billy Rivers Club 2000 and Basement. Morrison Street. Free. Blues.
I Live music Mission. Victoria Street. 225 3326. 10pm. Free.
I Chris De Burgh and Martyn Joseph SECC. Finnieston Quay. 248 3000. £16.£14.50 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just The Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. Can‘t think of anything nice. or evenjust interesting to say here. One man sat ata piano braying cliched sentiment. and one man singing about dolphins making him cry. But do watch out for the whip-and-chainsaw-in-bondage double routine at the end.
I A Chocolate Morning and Worldogood King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £3.50. Two Glasgow groups who inhabit the mellower. poppier end of the indie market. though that‘s not to say that they can‘t build up a powerful sound. it‘sjust that they do it subtly. rather than opting for the steamroller effect of many ofour grungier friends.
I MC Kinky'I‘unnel. Mitchell Street. 204 1000. 11pm. £7 (£3.50student). Tonight brings together some of the prime movers on Boy George's More Protein label. Jeremy. ex-l-laysi Fantayzee (remember? socially challenged haircuts and observations about John Wayne) DJs and MC Kinky squawks her way through a few ragga raps while looking nifty in all the latest gear.
I Wish. The Ruby Suit and The Hemingways
The Dunny. Bogle Stone. Glassford Street. 553 1638. 7pm. Free. Ten bands appearing tonight. with the line-up still to be finally confirmed.
I The Revolution and Dream State Nice‘n‘Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. £1.
I The Outriders Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9pm. Free.
I Wray Gunn And The Rockets Scotia Bar. Stockwell Street. 552 8681. 3.30pm. Free. I Storm Gordon Cottier’s. IIyndland Road. 357 5827. 11pm. Free. Storm was. until recently. the vocalist with the mellow Babel. Her silky tones are ideal fora late-night session like this.
I On The Level Pythagoras. Sauchiehall Street. 332 3495. 8.30pm. Free.
I Live Music Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free.
I Live Music Richard's Basement. West Regent Street. 221 01 16. 9pm. Free.
I The Four Tops Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 557 2590. 8pm. £16.50. £14.50. £12.50. Postponed from April because of Levi Stubbs‘s urgent dental problems. this will be a reminder to many just why they love pop music so much. Even ifall they had released was'Reach Out. I‘ll Be There‘. The Four Tops would have earned their place as one of the finest groups ever to pass through Motown's hallowed halls. But as we all know. they did much. much more.
I The Cowboy Set and Sublime Unemployed Workers Centre. Broughton Street. 8.30pm—lam. £3. Advance tickets only: available from the Centre. A benefit for Anti-Fascist Action and Edinburgh Unemployed Workers Centre with ‘Edinburgh's answer to The Chameleons’. The Cowboy Set and melodic hardcore band Sublime. Guest DJs Chris and Grant from Sex Beat and Soma and The List‘s own Donny Allan. Blaggers ITA. originally on the bill. have been
summoned to London to oppose a gig by Skrewdriver (who I thought were festering in a German jailanyway).
I Whining Pig Dervish and Forlteye Lord Darnley. West Port. 229 4341. 9pm. Two bands making a lot of noise in theirown very different ways. Whirling Pig Dervish are slightly shambolic and completely deranged. On one of their previous visits to the city. they covered ‘IfThe Kids Are United’ and ‘John Wayne Is Big Leggy‘ in their own inimitable fashion. Forkeye. on the other hand. redefine ‘mid-Atlantic‘ by placing themselves somewhere between NYC noisecore and Swiss body beat. Intense. and a little grim. but the heaviest band in Edinburgh.
I Shibboleth Platform One. Rutland Street. 225 2433. 9pm. Free. Pleasant rocky songs given melodic interest by violin.
I Texas Breakfast Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 .50 after 9pm. Blues.
I Kettletish Negoeiants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 10.30pm. Free.
I The Bewlay Brothers Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766.
I Live music Variety Bar. Chalmers Close. off High Street. 557 5150. 10pm. Free.
I The Davey Williams/Steve Noble Combo Centre for Contemporary Arts. Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521. 9pm. £3 (£2.50). Ex-Rip Rig And Panic percussionist Steve Noble joinsthe free-improvising American guitarist. comparable to Eugene Chadbournc. for an evening of stunning jazIJques based music with a wild and humourous edge. I Wedgewood Line and Roundabout Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 6pm. Free. Plus a mystery guest performer.
I Black Bob And The Priapisms Cottier's.
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