i Edinburgh

1 I Bolt Thrower, Impaler and Korpse Venue.


Calton Road, 557 3073. 7.30pm. £4. Such

charming names, but Bolt Thrower are

actually one of the original British . . .er, what shall we call it this time? How about ‘paincore‘, that’il do for now. . . bands, becoming John Peel regulars in 1988. and soon after that joining forces with Games Workshop to promote their games and

' imagery through Bolt Thrower music. i Fittingly, the band gleefully head all their notepaper with a chunky Norse-style logo.

I Head In The Sand and Touch Subway, Cowgate, 225 6766. 10pm. £1 .50—£2. Loud, energetic and fairly concise rock

i from Head In The Sand, mainstay ofthe Incredible Shrinking Records empire. I Citizen Cane Preservation Hall, Victoria

Street, 226 3816.10pm.

I Counting Backwards Time Warp, Mission. Victoria Street, 225 3326. 10.30pm. £1.50.

I The Volunteers Ryrie’s, Haymarket

Terrace, 337 7582. 9pm. Free.

i I Talent showcase Bugsy‘s, King‘s Stables Road, 228 6669. 5 I Los Supremos Bertie‘s, Merchant

l l

Street, 225 2002. 11pm. Free. Rock and blues covers.



I The Australian Doors Barrowland, Gallowgate, 552 4601 . 7.30pm. £8 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket, Virgin, Union Street, 226 4679. A rapid revisitation from the more bombastic end of the antipodean nostalgia industry. They mean it, man.

I Bolt Thrower and lrnpalerCathouse, Brown Street, 248 6606. 8pm. £5 (advance), £6 (door). See Sun 6.


I The Jury. The Sgulnts, Cry Hades and Luncheon Truncheon Venue, Calton Road, 557 3073. 9pm. Four local bands appearin aid of AIDS charities.

I The Blaze Falters Mission, Victoria Street, 225 3326. 10.30pm. £2.50 (student concessions). Rocky blues.

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

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

I Live music Subway, Cowgate, 225 6766. 10pm. £1 .50—£2.



I Zodiac Nindwarp and The Scum Pups Cathouse, Brown Street, 248 6606. 8pm. £5.50 (advance), £6.50 (door). Gamely clambering down from his perch in the National Heritage Museum, this particular breed of dinosaur is a scavenging predator, strutting the circumference of rock‘s rotting carcass. At its prime in the mid-80$, it nevertheless maintains period interest.

I Juliana Hatfield and Roundabout King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut, St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 9pm. £4.50. Juliana Hatfield formerly embellished the Blake Babies’ recordings with her unsullied childlike voice and was Girl Friday on the last Lemonheads’ LP. Now out on her own, the lyrical variety of her Hey Babe solo album shows her to be as much her own woman as our Polly Harvey, though it’s a less queasy journey altogether.

I Angela Cameron O‘Henry's, Drury Street, 248 3751.


I Frog and Bigger Than Jesus Venue. Calton Road, 557 3073. 9pm. Up and coming Edinburgh dance act attracting a fair degree of interest. Support comes from the band formerly known as Two

LWeeks In June.

| I Life With Nixon and Candy Stars Subway.

Cowgate, 225 6766. 10pm. £1 .50-£2.

{ I Big Eyed Beans Negociants, Lothian

Street, 225 6313. 10pm. Free. See Sat 5.

I Live music Bertie‘s, Merchant Street,

2252002. 11pm. Free.

didgeridoo (‘played properly, for a

change’, we‘re informed).

I Country and Western Night Bugsy‘s, King‘s Stables Road. 228 6669. 8pm. I Live music Bertie‘s. Merchant Street,

' 225 2002. 11pm. Free.



I The Brand New Heavies, A Certain Ratio

5 and Joe Roberts Barrowland, Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7.30pm. £8.50 plus booking fee.

Tickets from Just the Ticket, Virgin,

Union Street, 2264679. Recent winners of ‘:

a prestigious MLr-Mag/DMC award as best UK dance act, although they apparently regard themselves as an ‘alternative indie act‘. Somehow, Carter and The Wonder Stuff don‘t spring to mind as valid comparisons. Funkety-funk of the highest order, and groovy strides too.

I Alice Donut, Yardsticlt and Dolphus Nice‘n’Sleazy, Sauchiehall Street, 333 9637. 8pm. £5 on door, no advance tickets. Certifiable cult noiseniks of proven wonky calibre. Endless hours of wholesome fun speculating over the meaning oftheir lyrics, and trying to come up with potential song titles to rival the real thing. Can anyone top ‘Cow‘s Placenta To Armageddon”?

I Adam 812 Cathouse, Brown Street, 248 6606. 8pm. £3. A fund-raising night for Sense, Scotland‘s deaf, blind and rubella charity. All manner of footballing and pop star glitterati are expected. Largely middle of the road bluesy rock from musical guests Adam 812.

I Hedon The Dunny, 13th Note, Glassford Street, 553 1638. 9pm. Free. A name change for the Bogle Stone.

I Smells Like Marzipan RGs, Queen Street, 221 2200. 10pm. Free. Debutgig from this melodic pop/rock group, who cite U2 and Crowded House as reference points.

I Jimmy Ritt Yates’s Wine Lodge, Sauchiehall Street. 9.30pm. Free. Formerly The Jimmy Brock Experience.


I Beatnlks To The ear Ocean Mist,The Shore. 8.30pm. £2. A Christmas bash of acoustic songs and performance poetry to follow up the successful ‘Beatniks’ nights in the last two Festivals. Taking part are Fjaere And Crazy People, Kaz, Barry Graham, Richie Henderson, Julie Storer,

5 Kukumo and Justin Montpelier. ' I Zodiac Mindwarp and Scum Pups Venue,

Calton Road, 557 3073. 9pm. See Tue 8. I Nyah Feartles Subway, Cowgate , 225 6766. 10pm. £2.50 (£2). Seminal (or at least brilliant) and totally crazed Scots deconstructors of all things rootsy and traditional into their own inimitable screaming and shambolie style. On a good night, glorious.

I Baby Doc Negociants, Lothian Street. 225 6313. 10pm. Free.

I Erroneous Mission, Victoria Street, 225 3326. 10.30pm. £2.50(student concessions). Some kind of indie-dance configuration.

I Swell Brewsters, South Bridge,558 3457. 10pm. Free. Original songs and covers played on guitar, percussion and


Glasgow tittt llll

Barrowland, Gallowgatc. 552 4601 . 7.30pm. £8.50 plus booking fee. Tickets

1 from Just the Ticket, Virgin, Union

2 Street, 226 4679. The still-active

grandparents of much of the current US

underground explosion , who are progressively moving away from obtuse sonic architecture to more direct bludgconing riff attacks and politicised lyrics. So Pavement take up the abstruse

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I Heart Industry Neighbours, McDonald Road, 557 4928. 9pm. Free.

I The Lowdown Johns Bertic's. Merchant Street. 225 2002. 11pm. Free.



I I Extreme SECC. Finnieston Quay, 248

3000. £13 plus booking fee. Tickets from

- Just the Ticket. Virgin, Union Street. 226

4679. Mawkish balladry punctuated with

semi-ballsy hard rock. Brian May reckons j Extreme are the rightful heirs to Queen's

throne. but discerning pomp rock followers say different.

I Hawkwind and Planet Gong Barrowland, Gallowgatc. 552 4601. 7pm. £8.50 plus

booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket, Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. The

: extended license (till 2am) enforces

3 parallels between llawkwind‘s time warp space rock and 90s dance culture.

baton with a volatile sound that drifts from

the dreamily melodic to the rhythmically bizarre. Cell meanwhile recently released a single ‘Fall’ on blue vinyl to mark themselves out from the pack by the only means at their disposal.

I Creamlng Jesus, Gag and The Scottish Sex Pistols Cathouse, Brown Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £5 (advance). £6 (door). One of the few hopeful beacons for goths fearing for their ailing subculture, though Creaming Jesus predictably are not comfortable with the ‘doom’ tag. The easy solution to this would be to stop producing such masochistic mock-opera. Gag were formerly Tongue of Alba. The Scottish Sex Pistols have been recently added to wake up the rest of the bill.

I King Nash and Jordan King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £3. Formed from the remnants ofthe navel-gazing Big Dish. but with a rockier feel.

I The Colour Wheel Glasgow School of Art, Renfrew Street, 332 0691. 9pm. £3. Students and guests. Pertinent pop from Glaswegian stalwarts.

I Landfall The Dunny, 13th Note, Glassford Street, 553 1638. 9pm. Free. Falling squarely into the melodic grunge bracket, Landfall love Husker Dii and freely advertise this through their music. I Crazy People Blackfriars. Bell Street, 5525924. 9.30pm. Free. Fjaere Nilssen‘s band.

I Free Rise Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 3321210. 9pm. Free.

I One Foot One Twa Corbies, Kilbowie Road, Cumbernauld, 0236 727473. 9pm. Free.


I Frog Pelican, Cowgate, 225 5413. See Tue 8.

I lionit Subway, Cowgate, 225 6766. 10pm. £1 .50—£2.

I Laughter Phoenix, Cowgate. ‘Dada-Metamorphic rock’ from some former members ofThe Spooks, with surrealist backdrops and plenty reliance on those old 605 favourites Fender guitars and Vox amplifiers.

I Fool Circle Negociants, Lothian Street, 2256313.10pm.Free.

I Roadrunner Lord Damley, West Port. 2294341. 10pm. Free.

I 84 G-Men St James Oyster Bar, Calton Road, 557 2925. 9pm. Free.

I The Comedians Brewsters, South Bridge, 558 3457. 10pm. Free.

Retina-scorching lighting effects and sideshow attraction this is a back-to—the- future rave. and with the ambient musical approach enjoying a renaissance at the hands ofThe Orb. now is as good a time as any to investigate its family tree.

I Magnapop and Thrum King Tut‘s Wah Wah Ilut. St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 9pm. £4.50. US four-piece who like their pop music to come wrapped in chiming guitars and with lyrical bite. Initial encounters suggest parity with the likes of Belly. Michael Stipe liked them so much

he bought the company sorry, he

produced the album. (Cue stampede for tickets from curious REM fanatics.) Plus complementary support from Thrum big vocals and noisy but melodious guitars.

I London Posse Nice'n’Sleazy, Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm.

I The Touch MacSorleys, Jamaica Street. 221 8499. 9pm. Free. Blues.

I Zuti La Chute Cottiers. Hyndland Road, 357 5827. 9pm. Free. Cajun.

I Storm Gordon Cottiers, Hyndland Road, 357 5827. 11pm. Free. Soothingvocal chords gracing the Supper Club.

I Carol Laula Bowfield House, Howwood,

0505 75225. 8pm. £6. The bare-footed miss with the furrowed brow digs up some intelligent rootsy songs.


I Creamlng Jesus and Gag Subway.

i Cowgate. 225 6766. 10pm. Sec Thurs 10. i I The Mutiny Strings, Miraclehead and

Piglube Phoenix. Cowgate. Big, spacey. effects-laden guitar sounds spread throughout The Mutiny Strings' songs make them into a sonically ambitious band. Similarly. West Lothian's Pigtubc seem to be dedicated to getting as much racket as possible out oftheir stripped-down version of an already thin line-up— down to bass and drums now, with vocals coming from God knows where.

I The Shadowland and The Blues Collective 5

Marco's, Grove Street, 2282141. Edinburgh band with LP out on their own Groove Tunnel Records, featuring a variety of60s styles. Mod pedigree but an affection for bands like The Doors and Procul Harum sets them apart.

I Dr Brown Preservation Hall, Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1.50 after 9pm. The self-confessed ‘hairiest band in Portsmouth‘ tantalise the Pres‘s clientele once again with their heavy blues riffs.

I Vertigo Negociants, Lothian Street, 225 ;


I Betty's Hotpot Cas Rock Cafe (formerly Lord Darnley), West Port, 2294341. 10pm. Free.

SATURDAY 12 Glasgow

I Izzy Slradlin And The Ju Ju Hounds Barrowland, Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7.30pm. £10 plus booking fee. Tickets

from Just the Ticket, Virgin, Union

32Tbe List4— 17 December 1992