MIISIB ROCK & BLUES
I Wollstone Motherwell Music Festival, Motherwell Concert Hall. 8pm. £5, £4. Folk-rockers from I nverness who play their own interpretations of traditional reels. Fans of Runrig and their ilk are advised to check out their Unleashed album.
I Carol Laula and The Honeychurch East Kilbride Village Theatre, 03552 48669. Touring to promote her forthcoming album Still with a band including Love and Money‘s Gordon Watson and Hue and Cry‘s Nigel Clark.
I Moonsiorm Clubhouse, Old Sneddon Street, Paisley, 889 4706. 9.30pm. £1.50. I Chicago Blues Brothers Dugout, Cathcart Street, Greenock, 0475 27918. 9.30pm. £2.50.
I Live Music Biackfriars, Bell Street, 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free.
I Five Band Blues ll Assembly Rooms, George Street, 220 4349. 2pm—1am. £6 advance, £7 at door, weekend ticket £10. Tickets from Ripping, South Bridge, Backbeat, Candlemaker Row and Live Music, Leith Walk. The second day of bluesy festivities brings us (deep breath) The Rootsies Duo, The Rab Howatt Band, Hogwash, The Elevators, The Hideaway Blues Band, Boardwalk, Big George And The Business, Mojo Pep and special guests The Hamsters, a hard blues-rock band whose repertoire ranges from BB King-style blues to the sounds of Jimi Hendrix and 22 Top. Fully licensed bar and ‘Blues Cafe‘ operating all day, and entertainment laid on for children. Look out for the glass-blowing wizard. Weekend ticket-holders are entitled to attend a closing night party in the Preservation Hall tomorrow.
I Afghan Whigs Venue, Calton Road, 557 3073. 7.30pm. Note early start. See Fri 2. I Eugenlus and Superstar Heriot Watt University, Riccarton Campus, 449 51 l 1. Students and guests only. A fairly stonking double-bill here. Two bands from the Bellshill Talent Pool, both of which have had their debut LPs released recently, both of which know how to treat two guitars, bass, drums.
I 0i Polloi, Swine Flu and Bub The Buddha Lord Darnley, West Port, 229 4341 . 9pm. Poonk night at the Darnley, by popular request. Oi Polloi have been active in Edinburgh for years, and deserve a decent turnout for perseverance if nothing else. I Loose Cut Preservation Hall, Victoria Street, 226 3816. £1.50 after 9pm.
I Wish Negociants, Lothian Street, 225 6313. 10pm. Free.
I Shibboleth Platform One, Rutland Street, 225 2433. 9pm. Free. Classic rock covers.
I The Mutiny Strings Subway, Cowgate, 225 6766. 10pm.
SUNDAY 4 . Glasgow
I The Stranglers Barrowland, Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7.30pm. £10 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just The Ticket, Virgin, Union Street, 226 4679. A leap in venue size back to the sort of places they filled with case when Hugh Cornwell was still vocalist. Difficult to predict how they‘ll be greeted, as most of the sane world seems to have consigned The Stranglers to the history books, but their following was among the most loyal you could find a while back, so maybe they‘re as tenacious as ever.
I Glrlschool and Dunderlunit KingTut‘s Wah Wah Hut, St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 9pm. £5. After L7, this lot are going to look like some sort of Spinal Tap joke, but who could forget their seminal work with Motorhead . . . what was itcalled again? So potentially awful, that it might just be worth going to, and there‘s always Dunderfunk to cheer things up with their funk metal and winning humour.
I The James Taylor Duanet Tramway,
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Albert Drive. 10.30pm. £7.5()(£5). Tickets from the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs, 227 5511. Dig out your dancing shoes for this one, as those acid jazz stalwarts show the youth of today how to use 3 Hammond effectively. For an instrumental band, they can have an enormous hold over their audience. Sponsored by Bacardi Gold.
I Eat This, The Snakabelts and Cat Ballou The Dunny, The Bogle Stone. Giassford Street, 553 1638. 8pm. Free.
I Sputnik Cottiers, Hyndiand Road. 357 5827. 9pm. Free.
I Carol Laula And The Gypsies and Jane Wiedlin Motherwell Music Festival, Motherwell Theatre. 8pm. £4. £3. Touring to promote her forthcoming album Still with a band including Love and Money's Gordon Watson and Hue and Cry‘s Nigel Clark. And, yes, that is the Jane Wiedlin, ex-Go-Go supporting her.
I Blodwyn Pig Dugout, Cathcart Street. Greenock, 0475 27918. 9pm. £5. Mick Abrahams, has been on the blues and rock scene since the late 50$. Blodwyn Pig is his most acclaimed achievement, reformed and back on the road.
I Brazil Legends, Thorn Brae , Johnstone. 0505 35818. 4pm. Free. -
I Don’t Talk Legends, Thorn Brae. Johnstone, 0505 35818. 8pm. Free.
I Live Music Nice‘n‘Sleazy, Sauchiehall Street, 333 9637. 9pm.
I Sugar and Venus Beads Venue. Calton Road, 557 3073. See preview.
I Five Band Blues ll Preservation Hall, Victoria Street, 226 3816. 9pm. Admittance to weekend-ticket holders and artists only. Weekend tickets £10 from Ripping, South Bridge, Backbeat. Candlemaker Row and Live Music. Leith Walk. Blues from The Dave Taylor Band and guests.
I Reverend Brown And The Early Birds Negociants, Lothian Street, 225 6313. 10pm. Free. See Fri 25.
I Greed Subway. Cowgate, 225 6766. 10pm.
MONDAY 5 Glasgow
I Sugar Mayfair, Sauchiehall Street, 332 3872. 7.30pm. £6.50 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street, 226 4679. See preview.
I Suede King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 9pm. £4.50. See feature.
I Peter Sarstedt Motherwell Music Festival, Motherwell Theatre. 7.30pm. £5.50,£4.50. Woooooii ‘Where Do You Go To My Lovely?’ - what a song! ! Erm. that’s all we know about Peter Sarstedt,
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sadly. I Jimmy Riii Whistler‘s Mother, Byres Road. 9.30pm. Free. See Wed 30.
I Bud Edinburgh University Union. Teviot Row. Students and guests only. See preview.
I The Acoustic Bivar Detectives Queen Margaret College, Clerwood Terrace, 317 3000. Students and guests only. At last, it looks like there will be a new River Detectives album in our hands in November, produced by Runrig producer Chris Harley, and no doubt as melodious as the last.
I The Craze Preservation Hall, Victoria Street, 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free.
I Billy Rivers Negociants, Lothian Street. 225 6313. 10pm. Free. Blues.
I Sandyman Smugglers, Cowgate, 557 3768. 10.15pm. Free.
I Live music Bertie‘s, Merchant Street. 225 2002. 11pm. Free.
TUESDAY 6 Glasgow
I Bad Manners Cathouse, Brown Street, 248 6606. 8pm. £7. Fifteen Top 30 singles in fourteen years as a band is not bad going, so call Bad Manners ‘washed-up' at your peril. especially when there‘s a new album, Nearly Essex, to come and Doug ‘nicest man in pOp‘ Trendle is involved. No man who now owns the home ofhis boyhood heroes (Bluebeat Records) can be written offlightly.
I New Fast Automatic Dartodiis King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut, St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £5. Rescheduled from late August. Back and biting with an insidious rhythmic monster ‘It‘s Not What You Know', all Joy Division basslines and upfront percussion. New FADs are proving they can still do their jagged indie funk thing and still sound fresh and distinctive.
I Glasgow Songwriters featuring Tom Cushley Biackfriars, Bell Street, 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free. Plus open platform.
I Crosby, Stills And Nash Playhouse Theatre, Greenside Place, 557 2590. 7.30pm. £13, £1 1. lfyou’ve ever read any science fiction stories about the past. present and future all leaking into each other and getting jumbled up, you‘ll have got a strange feeling of déjd vu when this gig was announced. Another old group into whom a new generation has been initiated by a TV commercial (‘Our House‘ on a building society ad). Beautiful harmonies though, and it‘s an acoustic concert.
I Suede Venue. Calton Road, 557 3073. See feature.
I Live music Bertie's, Merchant Street, 225 2002. 11pm. Free.
I Live music Negociants, Lothian Street, 2256313.10pm.
I Live music Smugglers, Cowgate, 557 3768. 10.15pm. Free.
WEDNESDAY 7 Glasgow
I Paul Weller Barrowland, Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7.30pm. £9.50 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just The Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. Seems that Paul Weller can do no right now in some people‘s eyes, just because he‘s not nineteen and angry anymore, and because he betrays his influences so unashamedly now. His eponymous debut solo album divides its time between beingjazzy. funky and groovy.
I The Dilrians The Dunny, The Bogle Stone, Giassford Street, 553 1638. 8pm. Dance rhythms allied to more traditional pop arrangements.
I Glasgow Songwriters MacSorieys. Jamaica Street, 221 8499. 9pm. Free.
I Live Music RGs. Queen Street,22l 2200. 10pm. Free.
I Live Music Pythagoras. Sauchiehall Street, 332 3495. 9pm. Free.
I Bad Manners Venue, Calton Road, 557 3073. See Tue 6.
I The Receiving End Negociants, Lothian Street,225 6313. 10pm. Free. Kirkcaldy-ites, whose sparkling independently-released guitar-pop CD-EP, That’s The Way I Operate.’, is reason enough for taking the time to go to see them.
I Live music Bertie‘s, Merchant Street, 225 2002. 11pm. Free.
THURSDAY 8 Glasgow
I EMF Barrowland, Gallowgate, 552 4601 . 7.30pm. £7.50 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just The Ticket, Virgin, Union Street, 226 4679. Under-18$ admitted, even though EMF don‘t seem that comfortable with the teeny mantle. They‘ve been in a constant state offiux since they made their debut splash. This week’s obsession is industrial metal and with the patronage of the likes ofJim ‘Foetus‘ Thirlwell, they‘re succeeding in coming across like a softer, more digestible version of Ministry.
I Keziah Jones and Balance KingTut‘s Wah Wah Hut, St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 9pm. £4. Singer/songwriter who blends soul and funk elements.
I The Ocean, Baby and Balndance Cathouse, Brown Street, 248 6606. 8pm. £2. A triple-bill featuring Baby Stafford (ex-Gun) and his new band.
I The Passengers Halt Bar, Woodlands Road, 332 1210. 9pm. Free.
I Jimmy Bill Pythagoras, Sauchiehall Street, 332 3495. 9pm. Free. See Wed 30. I Bad Manners (TBC) Dugout, Cathcart Street, Greenock, 0475 27918. 9pm.
I Brazil Legends, Thorn Brae,Johnstone, 0505 35818. 9pm. Free.
I Live Music Twa Corbies, Kilbowie Road, Cumbernauid, 0236 727473. 9pm. Free.
I The Works Lord Darnley, West Port, 229 4341. 10pm. Free.
I Emily Subway. Cowgate , 225 6766. 10pm.
I Live music Negociants, Lothian Street, 225 6313. 10pm. Free.
I Live music Bertie‘s, Merchant Street, 225 2002. 11pm. Free.
I Live music Variety Bar, Chalmers‘ Close, off High Street, 557 5150.10pm. Free.
36 The List 25 September — 8 October 1992