__ ROCK & BLUES MUSIC
I Supernova. Chlcltweed and Perlumed Galaxy Reverberation Club, Windsor Hotel, Victoria Road, 0592 269219. 8pm. £2.50.
I The Buncoclts Tunnel, Mitchell Street. 204 1000. Newly-announced date for the reformed punk stars.
I A Certain Ratio King Tut‘s Wah Wah
Hut, St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 9pm. £6.
Benevolently watching over musical developments in their home city of Manchester like non-interventionist parents, AC R can rest assured that their white funk has been a major inﬂuence on their fellow citizens. Not that it matters to them — they‘re too busy in the creation of diverse dance songs as can be found on their new LP Up In Downsville.
I Motarosa (TBC), Nice'n‘Sleazy, Sauchiehall Street, 333 9637. 9pm.
I Glasgow Songwriters Cottiers, Hyndland
Road, 357 5827. 9pm. Free. Several of the club‘s best performers, doing a clutch of songs each.
I The Sundays and Butterfly Child Queen's ‘
Hall, South Clerk Street, 668 2019. So what have The Sundays got to show for two years out of the limelight? Merely an album which takes no noticeable strides from the model they perfected on their
first. No matter; Harriet has a voice that’s '
worth coming along to swoon to.
I Shonen Knife and Superstar Venue, Calton Road, 557 3073. 8pm. £5.30in advance, £6 on door. See Sat 28.
I Hard Station Bertie‘s, Merchant Street, 225 2002. 11pm. Free.
I Flourish and Space Kittens Subway, Cowgate, 225 6766. 9.30pm. £1 .50—£2. Flourish is the new name adopted by
Another Bendy Window — and not before
I hlustang Sally L‘Attache, Rutland Street. 10pm. Free.
I Night Over Earth Black Bull, Leith Street,5575121. 10.30pm. Free.
i I Talent showcase Bugsy‘s, King‘s Stables .
Road, 228 6669. I Live music Negociants, Lothian Street, 225 6313. 10pm. Free.
MONDAY 30 ‘
I Steve Forbert Old Athenaeum Theatre, Buchanan Street, 332 2333. 7pm. £7.50. Highly-regarded Amen'can country-rocker lugs his guitar in the direction of the List offices. Will we be allowed to sneak downstairs and watch him for free, we wonder?
I Glasgow and The Diplomats King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 9pm. £4. Veteran AOR rockers who wear their city on their (record) sleeves. A double header with The Diplomats.
I Paradise Lost and Cerebral Fix Cathouse, Brown Street, 248 6606. 8pm. £5 in advance, £6 door. No age restriction on this gig, so the kids with the skateboards won‘t have to desperately try to look afoot taller to get in. Thrash, of course.
I The McCluskey Brothers Venue, Calton Road, 557 3073. 9pm. Enjoyable pop with folk roots. Their small back catalogue has already thrown up plenty of songwriting gems, so lend them your ears.
I The Gods 01 Glam Bertie‘s, Merchant Street, 225 2002. 11pm. Free. All your faves from the era of stomping riffs and stonking platforms.
I Billy Rivers Negociants, Lothian Street,
225 6313. 10pm. Free. Blues.
TUESDAYi ' '
I Faith No More and L7 Barrowland, Gallowgate, 552 4601 . 7.30pm. £12 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin, Union Street, 226 4679. See preview for Faith No More. Prestigious
support from L7 who doubtless are spunky i
lasses despite making a dull metal racket. First of four nights.
I Jimmy Somerville, Danderas and llorse Tramway, Albert Drive. 8pm. £10.
Tickets from the Ticket Cenre ,
Candleriggs, 227 5511. Not surprisingly on
World AIDS Day, this is a benefit for Scottish AIDS monitor, which complements the Tramway’s Read My Lips exhibition and features the high-pitched vocal one and two sets of sisters doing it for themselves.
I The Countrymen, Planet Janet and The Junkroom King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. 8' Vincent Street, 221 5279. 9pm. £3.
I Glasgow Songwriters ieaturlng llell Thompson Blackfriars, Bell Street, 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free. The featured singer from the B-side of the Glasgow Songwriters‘ new single, plus the ever-popular open platform.
I The Dream Disciples and Two Headed Dog Subway, Cowgate, 225 6766. 9.30pm.
£1 .50—£2. Gothic rockers, but oftheir kind quite acceptable. 'Iheir sole LP to date shows that they do have some interest in stretching the limits of their genre.
I Gooi and The Cumpiy Seat La Belle Angele, Hasties Close (behind The Pelican), Cowgate, 225 2774. 9.30pm. Free. An acoustic partnership of two prominent members of a very well known Edinburgh band play original material and some unusual covers.
I Live music Negociants, Lothian Street, 225 6313. 10pm. Free.
I Live music Bertie’s, Merchant Street, 225 2072. 11pm. Free.
I Faith tlo More and L7 Barrowland, Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7.30pm. SOLD OUT. See preview for Faith No More. See Tues 1 for L7. Second of four nights.
I Better Ways Basement Bar, Glasgow University Union, University Avenue, 339 8697. 9.30pm. Free. Students and guests. Smoothy Edinburgh pop.
I Spacehopper and Fuzzbum The Dunny, Bogle Stone, Glassford Street, 553 1638. 9.30pm. Free. Two local indie bands- Spacehopper favour noise and intensity; Fuzzburn play untutored grunge pop.
I Jimmy Biff MacSorleys, Jamaica Street,
2218499.9pm. Free. Formerly the Jimmy :
I llail Ian Rail Biscuit and The Probes Venue, Calton Road, 557 3073. 9pm. Back to wrest their crown from the upstart likes of Sultans of Ping FC , whom they pre-empted in the ridiculous song titles and lyrical concerns department as well as in the creation of ﬁdgety rhythmic indie pop. The preponderance of footballing references is another common factor — so will the Biscuits reap the yobbish audience they deserve?
I Odd Bodhran and Eat The Seats Delirium Club, Music Box, Victoria Street,225 2564. 10.30pm—3am. £3 (£2.50). The progenitors of ‘tribal trance‘ return to Edinburgh after a Highland tour. Getting known as ‘the Celtic African Head Charge’, they're starting to build up a respectable following. Support from the unclassiﬁable ‘acid world' music of Eat The Seats.
I The Bandicoots La Belle Angele, Hasties Close (behind The Pelican), Cowgate, 225 2774. 9.30pm. Free. See Wed 25.
I Mr Beaver Subway, Cowgate, 225 6766. 9.30pm. £1 .50—£2.
I Country and western night Bugsy's. King’s Stables Road, 229 3161. 8pm.
I Live music Negociants, Lothian Street. 225 6313. 10pm. Free.
I Live music Bertic‘s, Merchant Street. 225 2002. 11pm. Free.
THURSDAY3 ' §
I Simply Red SECC. Finnieston Quay. 248 3000. SOLD OUT. See feature.
I Faith No More and L7 Barrowland, Gallowgate, 552 4601 . 7.30pm. SOLD OUT. See preview for Faith No More. See Tues 1 for L7. Third of four nights.
I Roy Harper King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut,St ;
Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £7. See preview.
I Hall Man Hall Biscuit Cathouse, Brown Street, 248 6606. 8pm. £5.50 in advance. £6.50 on door. See Wed 2.
I Roundabout Biko Bar. Queen Margaret Union, University Gardens, 3399784. 9.30pm. Free. Students and guests. A pre-disco gig from an indie group who try to cover a lot of bases. The histrionic vocals are offputting however.
I Fiaere Halt Bar, Woodlands Road, 332 1210. 9pm. Free. See Sun 22.
I Slip Nice‘n‘Sleazy, Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm.
I Whumii Twa Corbies, Kilbowie Road, Cumbernauld, 0236 727473. 9pm. Free
I The Far West New Traverse Theatre Bar, Camridge Street. 11pm. Free. Jacques Brel meets The Pet Shop Boysin the very first gig to be held in this bar. The Edinburgh duo of Gordon MacDonald and Karl Mariner will have to work on their static stage presence. but the slides projected on to their backdrop goes some way to alleviating that.
I Big Bedroom Rolse Subway, Cowgate, 225 6766. 9.30pm. £1 .50—£2.
I Live music Bertie‘s, Merchant Street, 225 2002. 11pm. Free.
I Live music Negociants, Lothian Street, 225 6313. 10pm. Free.
Light Music is listed by date, then by city. Perlormances will be listed, subjectto space, provided that details reach our oiiices at least one week beiore publication. Light Music Listings compiled by Alastair Mabbott and Fiona Shepherd.
E TURDAY 21
I Lena Martell Pavilion Theatre, Renﬁeld Street, 332 1846. 7.30pm. Only afew tickets left at time of going to press. Her third concert at the Pavilion this month. More songs about picturesque gardens and soft-focus sentimentality.
MONDAY 23 Edinburgh
I Words Of Pride And Passion Assembly Rooms, George Street, 229 4349. 8.30pm. £5 (£3). The singer and actress interprets songs by Piaf, Brel, Billie Holiday and Randy Newman, among others, accompanied by Alasdair N icolson.
I ileil Sedalta Glasgow Royal Concert
Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. SOLD OUT. How well the combination of grand piano, slushy songs and hair loss seem to
' galvanise worldwide record sales.
WEDNESDAY 2 Glasgow
I Shirley Bassey SECC. Finnieston Quay, 248 3001). £19.50 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket, Virgin, Union Street, 226 4679. One of the most professional, colourful and distinctive of the old-style entertainers with as many
sassy musical and sartorial numbers as
1 priceless facial expressions.
Dates listed below are ior one-oil shows: see separate section ior residencies. Gigs are listed by date. then by city. Perlormances will be listed. provided that details reach our oiiices at least one week beiore publication. Jazz Listings compiled by Kenny Malhieson.
FRIDAY 20 Edinburgh
I Jimmy Rogers Blues Band Queen‘s Hall, Clerk Street, 668 2019. 8.30pm. £6.50—£8.50; concessions £4 on door if available. Singer and guitarist Jimmy Rogers (previewed in last issue) encompasses both Southern country blues and the driving Chicago style he helped cultivate in a famous band with Muddy Waters. They are at the City Hall in Glasgow on Thurs 19, and The Music Hall in Aberdeen on Sat 21. I Ran Benniclt and Steve Beresford Fruitmarket Gallery, Market Street. 7—9pm. £5 on door only. Drummer Han Bennick is one of the great names in European improvised music, and a wholly unpredictable performer with a liking for making use of anything remotely percussive — ﬂoors, walls, radiators, tables, barrels, cardboard boxes-to augment his drum-kit. Pianist Steve Beresford has played in all manner of improvised settings, and on a variety of instruments in addition to keyboard. This is the second of two concerts, and if you are quick you can still catch the first, on Thurs 19 at the Wee Red Bar inthe College of Art in Laurieston Place : (8—10pm, £5 (£3) on door). They will also play in the Sculpture Court at the College ; on Thurs afternoon, to which admission is free. ’ I John Kenny and John Whiting Sculpture Court, Edinburgh College of Art, Laurieston Place. 7.30pm. This is very much a contemporary classical programme, but trombonist John Kenny is also involved in improvised music. This concert will include Chick Lyall‘s Threads (see preview) alongside works for trombone with tape and live electronics by Peter Nelson, John Maxwell Geddes and i Vinko Globokar.
SATURDAY 21 Glasgow _
I Chlclt Lyall Ouartet The J an Club, City Hall, Candleriggs (enter by Bell Street), 227 5511. £5 (£3.50). Arguably the most innovative working group in Scottish jazz, the pianist‘s quartet features Phil Bancroft (sax), George Lyle (bass) and Tom Bancroft (drums). Their tour begins in Galashiels, and goes on to Aberdeen (Thurs 19, The Lemon Tree) and Stirling (Fri 20, The MacRobert Centre, 0786 61081, 10.30pm), finishingin Edinburgh I on Mon 23. Tickets are £5 (£3.50) at all i venues. See preview.
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