triumph with at least half a song worth getting hot and bothered about.

I Wollstone City Hall, Candleriggs. 8pm. £6.50. Tickets from the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 227 5511. Electric folk outfit who do contemporary arrangements of traditional reels as well as their own material. They‘ve sneaked in the back door of the Scottish consciousness to the point where they can attract sizeable crowds and the sales of their second album The Chase should bear out their growing popularity.

I Kingmaker and Radiohead KingTut‘s Wah Wah Hut, St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £5. See Fri 30. Support from the highly promising Oxford band Radiohead. whose current single ‘Creep' is a real self-deprecating tour de force.

I Jimmy Hill Biackfriars. Bell Street, 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free.

I Francis Anthony And The Underworld Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9pm. Free.

I Hedon Nice‘n‘SIcazy, Sauchiehall Street, 333 9637. 9pm. £1.

I Code Dt Silence MacSorleys, Jamaica Street. 221 8499. 8.30pm. Free.

I Party Boys Rocking Horse, Cathcart Road, 649 0184. 10pm. £3. See Fri30.

I ao’Weevil Dugout, Cathcart Street. Greenock, 0475 27918. 9.30pm. £2.50.

I Live Music Blackfriars. Bell Street, 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free.


I The Gin Goblins Lord Darnley, West Port, 229 4341. 9pm. Rifferama with ghoulish comic overtones, as befits a band which contains former members of Gargleblud, but the Goblins are harder, sharper and less overtly pantomimic than that.

I The Saddle Tramps Preservation Hall, Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1.50 after 9pm. I Heart Industry Platform One. Rutland Street, 225 2433. 9.15pm. Free.

I Dolphins Negociants, Lothian Street, 225 6313. 10pm. Free. I Bassola Walk Subway, Cowgate , 225

. 6766. 10pm.

I Billy Rivers Trader Vic‘s, Victoria Street, 225 3326. 5.30pm. Free. Blues.

l I Live music Variety Bar, Chalmers‘

! Close. off High Street, 557 5150. 9.30pm.

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i I George Benson SECC, Finnieston Quay, 248 3000. £17.50 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street, 226 4679. Smoothy dullard who saves face with a couple of relatively inspired sugar-coated epics, notably ‘The Greatest Love Of All‘. stickily covered by Whitney Houston a few years“ back.

I Green Go Red and Miracle Legion King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut, St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 9pm. £6.50. Well-thought-ofUS folk-rockers from the same lineage as REM who command a decent following despite never having broken big. Touring to coincide with the release of their new Too Much Fun album with Miracle Legion. another cult band of similarlong standing.

I Jimmy Seville’s Wheelchair, Glen Dr Glenda and 36 Crazy Fists Nice’n‘Sleazy, Sauchiehall Street, 333 9637. 8pm. £2.

I The Rootsles Duo Cottiers, Hyndland Road. 357 5827. 9pm. Free.


I The Drop Nineteen: Venue, Calton Road, 557 3073. Doors open 8pm. £4.30in advance , £5 on door. See preview.

I Touch Subway, Cowgate, 225 6766. 10pm.

I Indigo Father Negociants, Lothian Street, 225 6313. 10pm. Free. Glasgow band with a winning combination ofgood melodies and effects-ridden guitar turns.

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The group wish it to be known that they‘re interested in playing support slots with just about any band because they want to notch up an impressive number of gigs before Christmas.

I The Gods Di Glam Bertie’s, Merchant Street. 225 2002. 11pm. Free. All your favourites from the days of stomping riffs and stonking platforms.

I Live music Preservation Hall, Victoria Street, 226 3816.

I Live music Bannerman’s, Niddry Street, 556 3254. 9pm. Free.

MONDAY 2 Glasgow

I Tom Jones SECC, Finnieston Quay, 248 3000. £17.50 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket, Virgin, Union Street, 226 4679. Tom has his work cut out for him after three nights of Cliff and one of jolly George, but he‘s a multi-faceted chameleon-like bloke. He rocks! He croons! Typically, you wait years for a

sexgod to grace Glasgow with his presence

and then three come along at once.

I Martin Stephenson And The Daintees, The Devlins and The Lost Soul Band Pavilion Theatre, Renfield Street, 3321846. 7.30pm. £9.50. Not the end ofMartin Stephenson as we know him, nor ofhis well-observed sedate pop, but certainly the last tour he‘ll do with travelling troubadours The Daintees and a good choice of venue to see him off in. Special guest support from Edinburgh Celtic soul brothers The Lost Soul Band.

I Spear DI Destiny Cathouse, Brown Street, 248 6606. 8pm. £7. And you thought former snarling pop golden boy Kirk Brandon had taken that Ultrabright grin into early retirement. It’s de rigueur to snigger at Spear Of Destiny’s over-dramatic designer punk rock anthems these days but . . . erm, there‘s no ‘but’ actually.

I Drop Nineteen: and Molly Hall Head King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 9pm. £4. See preview.


I Frog Venue, Calton Road, 557 3073. Nine (yes, nine) piece Edinburgh funk band with recent Bad Manners support slot behind them and a new single, ‘Stay', on Tiffin Records.

I Dilly Rivers Negoeiants, Lothian Street, 2256313. 10pm. Free. Blues.

I Prick Up Your Ears Preservation Hall, Victoria Street, 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free. I The Deans Smugglers, Cowgate. 557 3768. 10.15pm. Free.

I Live music Bertie's, Merchant Street. 225 2002. 11pm. Free.

TUESDAY 3 Glasgow

I Battle DI The Bands Queen Margaret Union, University Gardens, 339 9784. 8pm. £2.


I lnspiral Carpets, The Real People and Family Gotown Queen‘s Hall, South Clerk Street, 668 2019. Bless those Carpets for their complete and utter lack of regard for everything that’s bright and contemporary in popular music. Just leave them to make their cheesy organ racket in peace; they can still turn it on live when called upon to do so. Support from two bands with a similar love for untainted pop and an ‘up’ approach that will irritate aspiring misanthropes.

I Spear DI Destiny Venue, Calton Road, 557 3073. 9pm. See Mon2.

I There There Pet Negociants, Lothian Street, 225 6313. 10pm. Free.

I Live music Bertie's, Merchant Street, 225 2002. 11pm. Free.


Tickets: £12.00 Available from Just The Ticket GIasgovv,Virgln Records Glasgow and Edinburgh, Ripping Records Edinburgh and all usual TOCTA outlets throughout Scotland (sublect to 70p per ticket booking fee) Credit Cards Tel: 031 557 6969 (£1 per ticket booking fee).

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