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Dates listed below are tor one-oil shows: see separate section ior residencies. Gigs are listed by date. then by city. Dates will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least one week beiore publication. Roclr and Blues Listings compiled byAlastair Mabbott and Fiona Shepherd.
I Chris Rea SECC. Finnieston Quay. 248 3000. £16. £14 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just The Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. Currently to be heard thrumming away on the Soft 72),) Hard Shoulder soundtrack but displaying distinctly lessjoie de vivre over the course of a whole set. Distended blues workouts and ponderous lyrics for the pipe-and-slippers philosopher. I The Pooh Sticks and Roundabout King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £4. Hugh Pooh (if we may be so familiar) attempts to regain some of the ground lost to rival rollicking raconteur Jarvis-from-out-of-Pulp. Not half as whimsical as of yore. The Pooh Sticks infuse their now-stomping yoof anthems with a kitsch and twisted outlook
I Aspidlstra and Shrlek Pod. Nice‘n‘Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. £1.50. An enticing indie-orientated double bill composed of Aspidistra‘s slow-building. less— is-more fuzz epics and Shriek’s effectively barbed garage fempop.
I The llltsville Greasepuns Glasgow School of Art. Renfrew Street. 332 ()691. 9.30pm. £3 (£2.50 student). Students and guests. Swinging rockabilly from these tenacious giggers. supplemented with the pre and post— set turntable skills of DJ Johnny. Door price includes entrance to the Unity Reggae club in the Vic Bar for those with perverser eclectic tastes.
I The Blues Poets MacSorIey‘s. Jamaica Street. 221 8499. 9pm. Free. Traditional R&B.
I let! La Chute Cottier‘s. Hyndland Road. 357 5827. 9pm. Free. Cajun.
I Nigel CIUR Duo Cottier's. Hyndland Road. 357 5827. 1 1pm. Free. A less jazzy approach for this appearance at The Supper Club.
I Glasgow Rocking Horse. Cathcart Road. 649 0184. Superannuated rockers with staying power. First of two nights.
I Billy Rivers Rock Tavem. Possil Road. 332 4345. Blues.
I Round The World Ball Assembly Rooms. George Street. 9pm—2am. Information: 229 8743. £14. Tickets from Virgin. Ripping and Potterow Student Union from l—2pm. Free buffet. NB: Black tie required. A massive event using four rooms to represent four continents. In the African Room are Makossa and Frog. with DJ sounds from Chocolate City; headlining the American Room are The New Orleans Jazz Band and Fiesta Latina; the Asian Room hosts tabla music. sumo wrestlers (3) and belly dancers. with sounds from bhangra DJ s; and. closer to home in the European ROOm. the joys of a Munich bierfest. a casino. vodka roulette and a ‘Barcelona Olympic boatrace'.
I ﬂeadcleaner and Miraclehead Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. £3.50. Camden ‘power trio‘ (as we in the biz say) Headcleaner cradle a grim. almost misanthropic worldview with their heavy-going hardcore. as displayed on their recent well-received album Au Fou. Support Miraclehead will be a familiar name to punters of Edinburgh's Garbage & Honey Club.
I Idllre Fender's Searchers Cavendish. West Tollcross. 228 3252. 9pm. £5. Merseybeat. brought to us by a founder member of the original Searchers. which counts for something in these days. Don't be surprised to hear ‘Sweets For My Sweet' and ‘Needles And Pins’.
I Jam Negociants. thhian Street. 225 6313. 10pm. Free. A well-stirred pop concoction with Jamaican and African influences to the fore.
I Loose Cut Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1.50 after 9pm.
I The Ultra Indians Cas Rock Cafe. West Port. 229 4341. 10pm. Free.
I Patti Hearst Bank Hotel. South Bridge. 556 9043. Free. Famed heiress turned terrorist ﬁnds a new occupation.
I Live music Brewsters. South Bridge. 558
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I Wolfstone Glasgow University Union. University Avenue. 339 8697. 8pm. £5. Students and guests. Tickets and information from 0236 753710. Possibly over-subscribed gig ahoy. as the effectiver up-and-coming Wolfstone plug their wares at the bidding of Glasgow University's Ossianic Society.
I Big Vern's Valentine Party Renfrew Ferry. Clyde Place. 429 2683. 9pm. £8 (£6). Tickets from the box office or the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 227 551 l. A slushy excuse for a boisterous appearance by Glasgow's extended family of Blues Brothers pastiche merchants.
I Fuel, Rise and Slgeeytace King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £3. See preview for Fuel.
l Headcleaner, Blue and Pornocoyote Nice’n‘SIeazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. £3. A triple bill to make your ears bleed. Local boys Glue stomp all over polite reticence on their self-ﬁnanced debut album Gravel. See Fri 12 for Headcleaner.
I The loctumls Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9.30pm. Free.
I The Beatles Beat MacSorIey‘s. Jamaica Street. 221 8499. 9pm. Free.
I The Blues Poets McCooI's Ruling Cowboy. Candleriggs. 552 7847. 9pm. Free. Traditional R&B.
I Smokehouse Blues Band Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free.
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I Madeleine MacDonald Cottier's. EDINBURGH THE VENUE Hyndland Road. 357 5827. 11pm. Free. The 26:}, FEBRUARY Supper Club.
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I Glasgow Rocking Horse. Cathcan Road. 649 0184. Second night at The Rocking Horse for this group.
I Billy Rivers Railway Inn. Busby. 644 2534. Blues.
I Blame Dugout. Cathcart Street. Greenock. 0475 27918. 9.30pm. £2.50.
I The Thanes and The Flaming Gurus Cas Rock Cafe. West Port. 229 4341. 9pm. More 60s-sty1e garage sounds from Scotland's masters of the art (arguably).
I Frog Vaults. Niddry Street. 556 7018/558 3146. l Ipm—4am. £5 (£3). Appearing as pan of Sex Machine‘s Valentine‘s Eve Party. funksters Frog are announcing they‘re going to be heading in a poppier direction now. with a future of platinum discs ahead of them.
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Cowgate. 225 6766. Doors open 9.30pm. _ Local indie-grunge-thrash-noise-etc bunch supported by similar from Glasgow. i
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I The Comedians Wee Red Bar. Edinburgh College of Art. Lauriston Place. 229 931 1. 10pm. £2. Six-piece groove band.
I The "is Platform One. Rutland Street. 225 2433. 9pm. Free. Rock'n‘roll.
I The Him Blues Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1.50 after
I eluetleger Cavendish. West Tollcross. 228 3252. Edinburgh‘s hardest-working 50s and 605-style rock'n‘roll band.
I Sideshow Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 1,0pm. Free.
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