Dates listed below are tor one-oft shows: see separate section for residencies. Gigs are listed by date, then by city. Dates wiilbe 1 listed, provided that details reach ourotiices at least one week betore publication. Rock

and Blues Listings compiled by Alastair Mabbott and Fiona Shepherd.

Shore, 553 5153. 9.30pm. Free. Four-piece blues band.

I Live music Variety Bar. Chalmers‘ Close, off High Street, 557 5150. 9.30pm. Free.

I Live music Leith Oyster Bar, Burgess Street, 554 6294. 9pm. Free.

SATURDAY 10 Glasgow

I The Lemonheads and Walt Mink Cathouse, Brown Street, 248 6606. 7pm. £5.30 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just The Ticket. Virgin. Union Street,226 4679. and 23rd Precinct, Bath Street,332 4806. See preview for The Lemonheads. Walt Mink are an American band said to plough the same furrow as the mighty

, Smashing Pumpkins.



I Mudhoney, Leathertace and The Joyriders g Barrowland. (iailowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £7 plus booking fee. £8 on door. Tickets fromJust The Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. The originals and the best when it comes to messy garage noise and yobbo shoutalong choruses. Previous shrinking violets have been known to headbang ferocioust when ; confronted with the cesspool ofteen frustration that is Mudhoney live. Sunderland‘s Leatherface bury what are basically pop tunes underneath sub-metallic guitars and Frankie Stubb‘s gruff voice. and have found favour with The Kids via the tried and tested transit-van-and-a-coupie~tii- novelty-cover-versions method. Edinburgh‘sJoyriders. a recent addition to the bill. completethe line-up with their own gritty melodies.

I Chapter And The Verse 1 lustle. Strathclyde University L'nion. John Street, 552 1895. 9pm. £4. Studentsand guests. Highly thought-of rap crew with a lamentably low profile appear at Strathclyde Uni‘s new dance club.

IThe Popinjays and Mindtlake KingTut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street.221 5279. 9pm. £4. Cheesy. colourful indie poptrio with more fizz than a shaken-up bottle of lrn Bru. lfyou've no objections to insubstantial froth. The Popinjays area fun proposition. Mindflake play poppy indie music too, but with a lower bubblegum factor.

IThe Noctumals The Dunny. Bogle Stone, Glassford Street. 553 1638. 10pm. Free.

I Eazi Nice‘n‘Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm.

I The Snouts Cottiers, Hyndland Road. 357 5827. 9pm. Free. 'Beatbox country piekers‘. it says here.

I Storm Gordon Cottiers. llyndland Road. 3575827. 11pm. Free. A relaxed late-night session in the company ofStorm Gordon and her soothing \ oice.

I Easy Does It MacSorleys. Jamaica Street, 221 8499. 9pm. Free. Blues.

I Don't Talk Legends, Thorn Brae. Johnstone, 0505 35818. 9pm. Free.


I Scatterl Subway. Cowgate, 225 6766. 11pm. £2. Local band promote their newly-released debut single. ‘Burn A Hole In Me‘.

I Texas Breakfast Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1 .50 after 9pm. Electric blues.

I Fiaere Ocean Mist. The Shore. Free. One ofthree gigs this month that the American songstress is playing on board this floating bar.

I Bluennger Pleasance Bar. The Pleasance, 556 6550. 9pm. Free.

I Beltane Code Negociants. Lothian Street, 225 6313. 10pm. Free.

I The Dangerous Brothers Lord Darnley. West Port, 229 4341. 10pm. Free.

ITbe Delta Breakers Trading Post. The

I Perspex White Out and Thrum Strathclyde

L‘nivcrsity Union. John Street. 552 1895. 9pm. £3. Students and guests. Two

1' Glasgow bands on the up with dirty guitars

to the fore but stong melodies cutting

; through. I’WO have a three-track

one-sided single forthcoming on Imaginary Records. I The Orchids and Tarte King Tut‘s Wah

i \\'ait um. St Vincent Street, 221 5279.

9pm. £3.50. Spot-on placid, pleading pop.

: garnished as ever by James Hackett‘s achy

breaky vocals. Support from a new band

brought to you from the sante stock as

Anton and the Moon and The Colour Wheel.

I The Pralines Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9pm. Free. Cud's

; favourite Scottish support act who echo

the Leeds band’s twisty pop outlook but bypass the ‘imaginative' dress sense. A

single is released by Avalanche Records

later in the month.

I Hermon Batista Cottiers, Hyndland Road. 357 5827. 9pm. Free. Latin and acid Jazz

I The G-Men, The Muldoons and The Joytull Niee'n‘Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street, 333 9637. 9pm. £2.

I Degrees at Motion Tunnel, Mitchell Street. 204 1000. 11pm. £7 (£3.50). PA.

I The Snouts Cathedral House, Cathedral

Square. 552 3519. 9pm. Free. See Fri9.

I Sunny Boys Blackfriars, Bell Street, 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free.

I Felah MacSorleys, Jamaica Street, 221 8499. 9pm. Free.

5 I Moonstorm Clubhouse, Old Sneddon

Street. Paisley, 889 4706. 8.30pm. £1 .50. I Dark Heaven and The Catch Paisley

3 L'niversity Union, Hunter Street, Paisley,

889 9940. Free. Students and guests. The headliners recently won a Battle OfThe

: Bands competition at the Union. . I The Boardwalk Blues Band Dugout. Cathcart Street. Grecnock. 0475 27918.

9.30pm. £2.50.

> Edinburgh

; I The Popiniays Music Box, Victoria Street. 225 2564. See Fri9.

I The Action Swingers and The Stayrcase Lord Darnley. West Port. 229 4341 . 9pm. Former Sonic Youth drummer Bob Bert whacks the skins for this abrasive crotch-level US punk rock band, fronted by the soon-to-be—legendary Ned Hayden, who so impressed Wiija Records that they broke their Brits-only policy to sign them. The band deny being particularly malicious. but . . .

I The Cakes Bakery Club. Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh College of Art. Lauriston Place. 229 9311. Soulful and funky sounds from a band which basically comprises the remains of Rhythm Chillun with a new singer and Kith And Kin‘s brass section. I Bluelinger Platform One. Rutland Street. 225 2433. 9pm. Free. See Fri9.

I Little Wolves Preservation Hall, Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1.50 after 9pm. Blues.

I The (:0me Chairs Subway. Cowgate, 225 6766. 10pm.

I Live music Negociants. Lothian Street, 225 6313. 10pm. Free.

I Live music Variety Bar. Chalmers‘ Close. off High Street. 557 5150. 9pm. Free.

SUNDAY 11 Glasgow

I Manic Street Preachers Mayfair. Sauchiehall Street. 332 3872. 7pm. £6.50 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just The Ticket, Virgin. Union Street. 2264679. The big question surrounding the Manics now is. do we pillory them for violating their vow to split up or do we love them for continuing to be a highly entertaining rehash of every rock cliche in the book? They‘ve proved themselves adept at punk narcissism. bailsy rock and panoramic balladry will they be as effective as rawk dinosaurs in years to come'.’

I Rubicon and The Dream Disciples Cathouse. Brown Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £5. Fields Of The Nephilim minus Carl McCoy basically. though whether this means they'll temper the grim attitude and subsonic vocals and stop bathing in a vat of talcum powder before taking to the stage remains to be seen.

I Head In The Sand Nice‘n‘SIeazy. SauchiehallStreet. 3339637. 9pm. Urgent Edinburgh three-piece. An album should be appearing from them on Incredible Shrinking Records later in the year.

I Perdido (‘ottiers. llyndland Road. 357 5827. 9pm. Free. Latin and jazz.


I The Lemonheads and Walt Mink Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 9pm. See preview. I The Johndoes and Babydolphinkiller Calton Studios, (‘aiton Road. 556 7066. A showcase for the Aberdeen label Pop Art Records. which should have releases by these hands out by the end of the year. Also playing at The Subway tomorrow night.

I Hard Station Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 2263816.

I Wanted Negociants.1.othian Street. 225 6313. 10pm. Free.

I The Fabulous Bambinos Bertic‘s. Merchant Street. 225 2002. 11pm. Free. I The Volunteers Ryrie's‘. I laymarket Terrace. 337 7582. 9pm. Free.

I Live music Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766.

10pm. Livingston

I The Pralines Waverley Bar, Almondvale Centre. 0506 33551. See Sat 10.

MONDAY 12 Glasgow

I The Saw Doctors and Andy White Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £7 plus booking fee. Tickets from JustThe Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. See preview. Support. Andy White. is a sharp Belfast troubadour with just the right balance of the personal and the political in his warm wittyset.

I Pltcbshirter and Drill King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £3.50. A branch of industrial metal with gruff Napalm Death-style vocals. To be fair. their new mini-album Submit (on Earache Records. appropriately) has some tense. atmospheric moments.


I Rubicon and Big Guitar Yeah Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 9pm. See Sun 11. I The Johndoes and Babydolphinkiller Subway. Cowgate. 2256766. See Sun 11. I Texas Breakfast Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 2263816. 10pm. Free.

I Crazy People Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 10pm. Free. Singer-songwriter Fjaere and her band in ‘a wild and unusual acoustic thrill-park ride.‘ Yipes!

I Prick Up Your Ears Bertie‘s. Merchant Street, 225 2002. 11pm. Free.



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