ROCK & BLUES MUSIC
ROCK & BLUES
Dates listed below are tor one-olt shows: see separate section tor residencies. Gigs are listed by date. then by city. Dates will be listed, provided that details reach our oltices at least one vveek belore publication. Rock and Blues Listings compiled by Alastair Mabbott and Fiona Shepherd.
I Goodbye Mr Mackenzie and The Joyriders Strathclyde University Union, John Street, 552 1895. 9pm. £6.50. Students and guests. Two sides of the coin from Edinburgh to kick off a full term’s activity at Strathclyde Uni. Goodbye Mr Mackenzie have some three-quarters- decent tunes and a bit of suss, and if you‘re still craving garage pop American-ster , then The Joyriders' highly melodic take on the oh-so-familiar sound should please.
I The Godfathers and The Thin Men Cathouse, Brown Street, 248 6606. 8pm. £4. The Godfathers used to make like the Kray Quins and make terriﬁc muscular alternative rock which seemed to owe little to anyone or anything beyond a certain lip-curling attitude. Then they siphoned off the 605 inﬂuences but kept the macho attitude, and nowadays no one seems particularly sure what they’re doing, but it’s probably butch and angry. I The llaked Flames, Johnny Turk and The Nocturnals King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 9pm. £3. A triple bill of indie bands: The Naked Flames wield plangent guitars and last time around The Nocturnals were blending psychedelic inﬂuences with an indie dance sound.
I Balance Glasgow School Of Art, Renfrew Street, 332 0691. 9.30pm. £3 (£2.50). Students and guests. The Art School’s freshers’ ball, with DJ ing from the Unity Reggae crowd.
I The Thanes Cellar 605 Bar, Miller Street. 8pm. Free. There was a time when a Thanes gig in Glasgow was as common an occurrence as you could wish for, but an appearance by the 605 beatmasters is now something to be cherished. They appear tonight at a regular evening for Obsessives of the golden musical decade.
I Spiral Records Night Dunny, Bogle Stone, 5521638. 8pm. £2(£1). Another showcase evening for bands on the mooted Spiral Records compilation. Tonight’s line-up is Wish, Indigo Father, Roundabout, The Hemingways and Wedgewood Line.
I Ska B Dugs Nice‘n'Sleazy, Sauchiehall Street, 333 9637. 9pm. £2.50. Glasgow‘s own ska exponents.
I The Henry Brothers Cottiers, Hyndland Road, 357 5827. 9pm. Free. Infectious folk-inﬂuenced racket.
I Easy Does It MacSorleys, Jamaica Street, 2218499.9pm. Free. Blues.
I Don’t Talk Legends, Thorn Brae , Johnstone, 0505 35818. 9pm. Free.
I The Frank And Walters and Radlohead Venue, Calton Road, 557 3073. 7.30pm. Note early start. Now this lot are mad — ever read any of their interviews? Is this Planet Earth? Fortunately , they keep some of their insanity aside to infuse into their slightly angular pop songs, before pouring all the rest into their performance. The stage costumes are
cute, sure, but their entertainment value is more than skin deep. Oxfordian support , Radiohead, have just had their second EP. Creep, released by Parlophone.
I Reverend Brovrn And The Early Birds Variety Bar, Chalmers’ Close. off High Street, 557 5150. 9pm. Free. Gutsy blues and power-shanties from the string-shedding Rev and crew, who have upped sticks from their native Midlands for a short Scottish tour. Copies of their LP, Well, Bless My Soul!, will most likely be on sale afterwards.
I The Linden Tree Lord Darnley, West Port, 2294341. 10pm. Free.
I The Mississippi Shelks Preservation Hall, Victoria Street, 226 3816. £1.50 after 9pm.
I Beltane Code Negociants. Lothian Street, 225 6313. 10pm. Free.
I Slip Subway, Cowgate, 225 6766. 10pm. I Live music Mission. Victoria Street, 225 3326. 10pm. Free.
SATURDAY 26 Glasgow
I The Frank And Walters and Radiohead King Tut’s Wah Wa'n Hut. St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 9pm. £4.50. See Fri 25. I Superstar and AC Acoustics Strathclyde University Union. John Street, 552 1895. 9pm. £3.50. Students and guests. Two great Glasgow bands — Superstar have the lush pop tunes and sweet harmonies; AC Acoustics have the adrenalin rush and guitars that torch. Both are hopefully on the ascent.
I Wish and Angel Claire Nice‘n‘Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street, 333 9637. 9pm. £1 . Local popsters, currently helping to organise the Spiral Records compilation. I Painted Harlem Cafe Loco. The Arches. Midland Street, 221 9736. 11pm. £5. Plus Northern Soul disco.
I Big George And The Business Studio One. Aitken Street, 554 4246. 3pm.
I Road Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9pm. Free.
I Storm Gordon Cottiers, Hyndland Road. 357 5827. 11pm. Free. The silky-toned ex-Babel vocalist performs some light night music.
I Blgmouth Pythagoras, Sauchiehall Street, 332 3495. 9pm. Free.
I Cabin Fever MacSorleys, Jamaica Street. 221 8499. 9pm. Free.
I Perspex White Out and Chapter 12 Rico’s. Ann Street, Greenock, 0475 83705. 9.30pm. £3. One act still to be conﬁrmed to support Glasgow’s laidback janglers. I Faze 4 Clubhouse, Old Sneddon Street, Paisley, 889 4706. 9.30pm. £1 .50.
I Reverend Brown And The Early Birdch Dugout, Cathcart Street, Greenock, 0475 27918. 9.30pm. £2.50. See Fri 25.
I Live Music Blackfriars, Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free.
I Papa's Magic Beard and The Pralines Lord Darnley, West Port, 229 4341 . 9pm. The, ahem, ‘eight-piece car-chase funk band' are building up quite a following. so see them in these intimate surroundings while you have the chance. Keep an eye open for The Pralines debut Avalanche single too, out some time in October.
I Kettlelish Negociants, Lothian Street, 225 6313. 10pm. Free. Formerly The Poor Souls, Kettlefish achieved a fair degree of exposure when Goodbye Mr Mackenzie chose them as the support band fortheir Festival gigs at The Music Box. Rhythms varying from rock to reggae.
I Texas Breakfast Preservation Hall, Victoria Street, 226 3816. £1 .50 after 9pm. Electric blues.
I The Russia House Subway, Cowgate, 225 6766. 10pm.
I Lights Out By tiine Platform One, Rutland Street, 225 2433. 9pm. Free. Soul.
I Live music Variety Bar. Chalmers Close, off High Street, 557 5150. 10pm. Free.
I Live Music Legends. Thorn Brae. Johnstone. 0505 35818. 9pm. Free.
I Babes In Toyland, Polvo and Jacob's Mouse Queen‘s Hall. South Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £6 advance. £7 on door. Only Scottish date. These Minnesotan Peel favourites chalked up thirteen weeks in the Top Ten ofthe indie charts last year. and this year's follow-up, l-kmmnelle. was. according to our resident expert. ‘A coarse. caustic. volcanic gush. hauled from the bowels of a particularly vengeful spleen.‘ Well. That‘s all right.then. Jacob‘s Mouse are a hairy trio from Suffolk who are rumoured to be planninga tribute to World Domination Enterprises. Stop them. quick!
I Hugh Reed And The Velvet Underpants Subway. ('owgate. 225 6766. 10pm. (ilasgow japesters (of ‘Six Tae Wan' and ‘Walk On The (‘Iydc Side‘ fame) pay another of their increasingly frequent visits to this side of the country.
I The Gods 0t Glam Berties. Merchant Street. 225 2002. 1 1pm. Free. Allyour favourites front the era ofstomping riffs and stonking platforms.
I Hogwash Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 2263816. 9.30pm. Free.
I Heart Industry L‘Attache. Rutland Street. 9pm. Free.
I The Volunteers Ryrie's.1laymarket Terrace. 337 7582. 9pm. Free.
I Straight Line Young‘s. Gorgie Road. 9pm. Free.
I Live music Negociants, Lothian Street. 225 6313. 10pm. Free.
MONDAY 28 Glasgow
IJawbreaker and Lugworm Dunny. Bogle Stone, (ilassford Street. 553 1638. 8pm. £3. A Glasgow Music Collective gig. US band supported by ex-members ofThe Subliminal (iirls.
I Summertield Blues, The Groovy Cellar Band and The Elevators Parkway 1 iotel. Abbotshall Road. 0592 262143. 9pm—midnight. doors open 7.30pm. £3 advance. £4 on door. The hard-gigging Fife blues band headline a Scotland United consciousness-raiser.
SUNDAY 27 Glasgow
I Martin Stephenson And The Daintees and Rug Strathclyde University Union. John Street. 552 1895. 8pm. £6. Students and guests. A Tyneside bill. comprising the ever-popular slick. intelligent and laid-back pop of Martin Stephenson and the appealing poppy churn of Hug who have the unusual line-up quirk ofa Japanese rapper to stir up their sound a bit
I The Colour Wheel and Junk Republic King Tut's Wah Wah liut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £4. How many more gigs at King Tut‘s before The Colour Wheel are officially recognised as their house band? A smooth and rather obvious cocktail of typical Scotrock styles.
I The Bachelor Pad and The Hucksters Nice‘n‘Sleazy, Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. £3. A double bill featuringtwo bands who deserve more luck than they've had in recent times. The Bachelor Pad are still making a mad. sloppy psychedelic stew and The Hucksters fuse the inﬂuence of REM. The Byrds and Neil Young with some strong. melodic songs.
I CJ Mackintosh Tunnel. Mitchell Street, 2041000.11pm.£7.
I Big Bird, Sonic Sanders and One Law Dunny. Bogle Stone. Glassford Street. 553 1638. 8pm. Free.
I Glasgow Songwriters Cottiers.1iyndland Road. 357 5827. 9pm. Free.
I The Godlathers Dugout. Cathcart Street. Greenock, 0475 27918. See Fri 25.
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