ROCK & BLUES
Dates listed below are tor one-oft shows: see separate section for residencies. Gigs are
I listed by date. then by city. Dates will be listed. provided that details reach our oltices
at least one week beiore publication. Rock
: and Blues Listings compiled byAlastair
Mabbott and Fiona Shepherd.
, FRIDAY 20 . Glasgow
I The Coal Porters and Murmur KingTut‘s Wah Wah Hut, St Vincent Street, 221
I Beltane Code Negociants, Lothian Street, 2256313. 10pm. Free.
I Hogwash Preservation Hall, Victoria Street, 226 3816. £1.50 after 9pm.
I Splkey Dream Flowers Phoenix, Cowgate, 225 8382. 9pm. Free.
I Seconds Out Brewsters, South Bridge, 558 3457. 10pm. Free.
5279. 9pm.£5.50. Rootsy American outﬁt I
fronted by ex-Long Ryder Sid Grifﬁn
i returning for their third appearance at
: Tut‘s with the support slot filled by a local ! band with a crisp jangle pop sound.
; I Cottier's Night Out Henry Wood Hall,
5 Claremont Street. 8pm. £5. Tickets from
Records, Byres Road, Wind Things, Gibson Street, and Mumbo Jumbo in the Underground Gallery, Cresswell Lane (off Bytes Road), or phone 334 9563 for more info. A benefit concert for Cottiers
j theatre project featuring The Beat Poets, T Hermon Batista, Lorna Brooks, Phil
E Blakeman, Mampta Yadov, The Dominic
I Dream State and The Works Ollerton Hotel, Victoria Road, 0592 264286. 8pm. £2.50. Heavy rock double-bill.
I Rue and Cry Barrowland, Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7.30pm. £10 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket, Virgin,
the Kanes acknowledge the continued support of their fans with two shows - one at rocking Barrowland, the other at the smooth Pavilion — of their self-conscious wordy coffee-table pop.
I Chumbawumba and Papa Brittle Mayfair, Sauchiehall Street, 332 3872. 7.30pm.
1 £5.30 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just
Cottiers, Hyndland Road, 357 5827, Echo 3
SnyderQuartet,Dave Anderson,jugglers l
: Up For Grabs and Macumba, finishing up
with a ceilidh courtesy of The Snouts.
; I Marilyn Mlddleton Pollock Northbound
Blues Club, Centre For Contemporary
Arts, Sauchiehall Street, 332 7521. 8pm.
- £5 (£4). Vaudeville blues from this
' Chicago-born singer/guitarist.
I Ylntz, The Upsides and Jimmy tht
E Nice‘n‘Sleazy, Sauchiehall Street, 333
9637. 9pm. I The Wolverines MacSorleys, Jamaica Street, 221 8499. 9pm. Free. Blues. I Zutl La Chute Cottiers, Hyndland Road, 357 5827. 9pm. Free. Cajun group from Dundee.
I Storm Gordon Cottiers, Hyndland Road, .
357 5827. 11pm. Free. A late nightmusic session from the ex-Babel vocalist. I Glasgow Songwriters Blackfriars, Bell Street, 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free. Despite the lack of any entrance fee, a beneﬁt for Children In Need.
I The Cure and Cranes Playhouse Theatre, Greenside Place, 557 2590. 7.30pm. SOLD OUT. If this show‘s anything like their Barrowland gig earlier in the year, expect a healthy smattering of old favourites amongst the plentiful Wish
the Ticket, Virgin, Union Street, 226 4679. Tenacious agit pop cult, not bereft of wit, with a sense of performance to match their bustling musical mish-mash. Support Papa Brittle splice together the unlikeliest of musical combinations to create a sound which is hard to pin down, or indeed like. I The Lemon Trees Strathclyde University Union, John Street, 552 1895. 9pm. £3.50. Students and guests. Recently disparagingly described as a ‘record company band‘ and we're forced to agree, although their polite pop, as composed by ex-Waterboy Guy Chambers is not without charm.
I Gunshot and Tones Dt Twice Tankin', Glasgow School of Art, Renfrew Street, 332 0691. 11pm. £3. Students and guests. Politically correct rap group from the East End of London, capable of making music as exciting and aggressive as the masterful likes of Public Enemy. Local support Tones Of Twice used to be called the Two Tone Committee but got fed up being mistaken for a ska band. One slightly inﬂated price tonight gets you into both Tankin‘ and Divine.
I The Hideaway Blues Band and The Rootsies Duo Renfrew Ferry, Clyde Place,
' 429 2683. 8pm. £5 (£4). Tickets from the ; Ticket Centre, Candleriggs, 227 551 1 , and
material and plenty of satisﬁedcustomers.
' First of two nights. I Jimmy Rogers Queen‘s Hall, South Clerk Street, 668 2019. Mississippi Delta Blues master, who once accompanied Muddy Waters, Otis Spann and Little : Walter in what was described by one
; writer as the best blues band ever heard on i
i the earth.
; I Batter Ways Cafe Royal, West Register
' Street, 556 1884. 9pm—1am. £2. Withtheir , ﬁrst EP, Standing In The Middle, ﬁnally
E seeing the light of day on Luna Records on 1 Monday, Better Ways begin a short
1 celebratory tour lasting until
i mid-December. See Singles.
1 I The Basement Lord Damley, West Port,
i 229 4341. 10pm. Free. A big rocky Celtic
1 sound from The Basement, tracing the
i same musical lineage as Runrig, but they
have more than one slant to their sound. I Angeline Subway, Cowgate, 225 6766. 9.30pm. £1 .50—£2.
the Ferry booking ofﬁce, 429 2683. After a break of a couple of months, the Renfrew Ferry resumes its rootsy live programme with a blues and soul cocktail from the erstwhile kings of the pub residency.
I Wedgewood Line King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut, St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 9pm. £4. Catchy Scotpop though not particularly distinct from the welter of similar-sounding bands in Glasgow. Recently released the Ashes and Sparks EP themselves, and will follow this with a new single next year.
I Underground Titans Nice‘n‘Sleazy, Sauchiehall Street, 333 9637. 9pm. Thrash metal.
I The Basement Halt Bar, Woodlands Road, 332 1210. 9pm. Free. See Fri 20.
I Loose Cut Blackfriars, Bell Street, 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free.
I Epic Lite MacSorleys, Jamaica Street, 221 8499. 9pm. Free.
I The Citizen Cathedral House, Cathedral Square, 552 3519. 9pm. Free.
I Madelelne MacDonald Cottiers. Hyndland Road, 357 5827. 11pm. Free.
I The Boogie Brothers Dugout, Cathcart Street, Greenock, 0475 27918. 9.30pm. £2.50.
I The Cure and Cranes Playhouse Theatre, Greenside Place, 557 2590. 7.30pm.
SOLD OUT, Second of two nights, see i I Live music Negociants, Lothian Street,
I The Ruby Suit and Gila Monster Wee Red Bar. Edinburgh College of Art. Lauriston Place, 229 1442. lOpm—late. £3. The Ruby Suit carry on valiantly after the loss of founder member Sharon, and there's the welcome reappearance of impish avant-guitar outﬁt Gila Monster, featuring ex-members of Heehaw, We Free Kings and Therapy (no. not that
Therapy) whose second American release is in the ofﬁng.
I Cheesegrater and Sublime Lord
Darnley, West Port, 229 4341 . 9pm.
‘ SATURDAY 21 ;
, 60s-style rock'n‘roll. I The Big Easy Negociants. Lothian
I Blueiinger Platform One, Rutland Street. 225 2433. 9pm. Free. Fifties and
Street, 225 6313. 10pm. Free.
American-inﬂuenced rock band from : Dunfermline. Union Street, 226 4679. Down but not out,
I Past Redemption Preservation Hall, Victoria Street, 226 3816. £1.50 after 9pm.
; I Razor Smile, Dogstar and Emilou Subway. Cowgate, 225 6766. 9.30pm.
I The Bewlay Brothers Phoenix, Cowgate . 225 8382. 9pm. Free.
I A Perfect Day For Bananalish Brewsters. South Bridge, 558 3457. 10pm. Free.
I The Road St James Oyster Bar, Calton Road, 557 2925. 9pm. Free.
I Summer‘lleld Blues Hunting Lodge. Duke Street, 0334 24562. 9pm. Blues standards and original material.
SUNDAY 22 . Glasgow
I Hue and Cry Pavilion Theatre. Renfield Street, 332 1846. 7pm. £10. See Sat21.
I Cabaret Voltaire Tunnel, Mitchell Street, 2041000. 11pm. Blip pioneers who were twiddling knobs when The Prodigy were still in short trousers and Dr Alex Patterson was still, erm, young. Overthe span of their career their fortunes and indeed their musical efforts have been erratic, but Stephen Mallindcr‘s soft hissing vocals provide hypnotic embellishment at all times.
I The Bootleg Beatles King‘sTheatre,
; Bath Street. 7.30pm. £7, £3.50 tickets left at time of going to press. Tickets from the . Ticket Centre, Candleriggs, 227 5511.
Predating the British craze for tribute acts by a full ten years, The Bootleg Beatles
; were formed by the London cast ofthe
musical Beatlemania and became the ﬁrst Western rock group ever to tour the USSR. A two-part lookalike and soundalike show. taking The Beatles from ‘Love Me Do‘ to the rooftop concert.
I Flaere Cottiers, Hyndland Road, 357 5827. 9pm. Free. Melodic material performed acoustically.
I Andrew Armstrong Manana, Argyle Street, 357 5577. 8pm. Free. Acoustic set.
I Edward II Assembly Rooms, George Street, 226 2428. See preview.
I Chumbawumba and Papa Brittle Venue, Calton Road, 557 3073. See Sat 21.
I The Coal Porters and The Situoble Dubh Orchestra Lord Darnley, West Port, 229 4341. 9pm. See Fri 20 for Coal Porters. All we know about the Dubhs istheir bluegrass leanings.
I Jim Hunter Preservation Hall, Victoria Street, 2263816. 10pm. Free.
I Apparition Subway, Cowgate, 225 6766. 9.30pm. £1 .50—£2.
I Heart Industry Bertie’s, Merchant Street, 225 2002. 11pm. Free.
I Talent showcase Bugsy‘s, King's Stables Road, 228 6669.
I The Volunteers Ryrie‘s, Haymarket Terrace, 337 7582.
& BLUES MUSIC
I Mary Black and Carol Laula Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £9, £8. Tickets from the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs, 227 5511. Diverting lrish singer whose country and blues renditions of folk songs old and new have made her name on both sides ofthe Atlantic. This autumn brings a new single, her version of Mary-Chapin Carpenter's The Moon And St Chn'stopher’, a TV-advertised compilation album, an in-concert video and a Channel 4 special. No stopping her now. Guest Carol Laula performs solo tonight. And probably barefoot.
I A Chocolate Homing, Murmur and Glass Dnion King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £3. The ﬁrst night of King Tut’s A&R showcase week covers ACM’s melodic indie pop, Murmur‘s vaguely folk and country-inﬂuenced jangles and Glass Onion‘s more commercial pop sound. Running order to be decided on the night. See preview.
I Shall Fixx 11, Miller Street, 221 1568. 8pm. Free. A pre-club night featuring hard dance sounds and a live appearance by ‘ncw contentious industrial hardcore band‘ Shail.
I The Bootleg Beatles Usher Hall, Lothian Road, 228 1155. See Sun 22. I Cabaret Voltaire Venue, Calton Road,
. 557 3073. 9pm. See Sun 22. I Fjaere Negociants, Lothian Street, 225 6313. 10pm. Free. Singer-songwriter Fjaere and her band in ‘a wild and unusual acoustic thrill-park ride‘. I Red Bertie‘s, Merchant Street, 225 2002. 11pm. Free. I The Delta Hurricanes Subway, Cowgate, 225 6766. 9.30pm. £1 .50—£2.
I The Black Crowes Barrowland, Gallowgate, 552 4601 . 7.30pm. SOLD OUT. Despite the reputedly prima donna attitude of the Robinson brothers, The Black Crowes make the most infectious, danceable, rootsy rock‘n‘roll stew since The Faces, rich in the imagery ofthe American Deep South. Nothing new but they do it well, which would explain their unassailable global success after only two albums. I Indigo Father, Dundertunlt and Fjaere King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut, St Vincent
1 Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £3. The second
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