[I Johnny 8 Gold Tankard. Houdon Street.

1 667 0328. 9pm. Free.

9 I Cactus Jack Marine Lounge. Bath Street. i Portobello. 669 1780. 9pm. Free. Fresh from ' supporting progressive hippies Man.

I Billy Rivers Nicky Tams. Victoria Street. 225 3326. 5pm. Free. Blues.

I live music St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. 557 2925. 9pm. Free.

I Live music Abbey. South Clerk Street.



I Pantera and Gruntruclt Barrowland.

. Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £7.50 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket.

Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. Texan

i rockers who term their sound ‘power groove‘

and who have supported the likes of Judas

'5 Priest. Skid Row and Megadeth in the past.

i Latest single ‘Walk’ provides a taster. No age

3 restriction on this show.










Tennents Live!

I I The Sensel Things and limbo Taxi

Mayfair. Sauchiehall Street. 332 3872. 7pm.

i £5.30 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the

: Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679.

Here‘s one example of a grinning pogomachine outstripping admittedly limited

expectations with each successive storming

release. It's quite possible that their new LP

Empire Of The Senseless might even prove compulsive listening. Support from a group of giant-loving girls taking their name from Almodovar's Women On The Verge OfA Nervous Breakdown.

I Delicious Monster and The Bachelor Pad King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street.

; 221 5279. 9pm. £3. Along with PJ Harvey and Sidi Bou Said. Delicious Monster's Rachel Mayfield is demonstrating that women don‘t have to make a cartoon of

j themselves to accentuate their individuality

and talent. Like a cross between The Sundays

and somebody interesting. both Delicious Monster‘s singles so far have been crazed

emotional exultant pop. Plus mad

' psychedelic pop meanderings from The Bachelor Pad.

' I The Diesel Kings and The Skuobbie oublt 1 Orchestra Nice'n‘Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. i 333 9637. 9pm. The Diesel Kings are folk

.i pop with a touch of levity. The Skuobhies. from Aberdeen. play their own personalised hoedown music. as heard on the C D 39 Step/is.

; I Eric Guthbertson McCool‘s Ruling

Cowboy. Candleriggs. 552 7847. 9pm. Free. Blues.

I Ultrasonic Dugout. Cathcart Street. Greenock. 0475 27918. 9.30pm. £3.


I Mouth Music La Belle Angele. Hastie's Close (behind The Pelican). Cowgate. 225 2774. £3. An intimate gig for the ‘cross- cultural sponge‘. who have just released their second album. Mo-I)i. on Triple Earth. Eclectic Scottish World Musicologists. with one foot on the dancefloor.






SUN. 14




. &T.O.C.T.A.

I larch Fresco and Third Surt Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 8pm. £3.50. You may remember this band‘s steamy. groove- rock (‘Frescology‘) from lTV's The Gig. and now they‘re about to release their debut single. ‘Love 15'. on the same label as ravers Chill FM. Turn up in time to eyeball Third Surf ‘5 designer leisurewear.

I The Sin Goblins and The Probes Moray House Student Union. Holyrood Road. 556 8455. 8.30pm. £3 (£2.50). Inevitany dubbed ‘The Saint Valentine‘s Day Massacre'. two of Edinburgh's most grimly fiendish bands get together to scare the lives out of us all.

I The crash Giants Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. Doors open 9.30pm.

I Spike! the“ Flower: Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 10pm. Free.

I The Volunteer: Ryrie‘s. Haymarket Terrace. 337 7582. 9pm. Free.

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

I live music Malt Shovel. Cockbum Street. 225 1441. 2-5pm. Free.

I Talent showcase Bugsy's. King‘s Stables Road. 228 6669.

MONDAY 15 Glasgow

I Ex-Catbodra Dunny. 13th Note. Glassford Street. 553 1638. 8pm. Free. Local punk noiseniks.

I Mandrake Boot Rocking Horse. Cathcart Road. 649 0184.

I fleacheaner Dugout. Cathcart Street. Greenock. 0475 27918. 9pm. £2. See Fri 12.


I Fuel, Miraclehead and Third Eye Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 9pm. £3. Triple band package. See preview for Fuel. and look out for popular local indie types Miraclehead [00.

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



I Superstar King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £3. Luscious pop sounds from the Bellshill band who are proud to be pop. A freshly-inked deal with EMI will hopefully mean new material from them by and by. In the meantime. this gig serves to remind us they‘re still around.

I Wish and Fuel Venue. Sauchiehall Street. 332 3872. 9.30pm. £3. Wish are attitude- driven pop with belting vocals. See preview for Fuel.

I Glasgow Songwriters featuring Stewart McAlistor Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free. Plus the ever-popular open platform.


I John Martyn Queen‘s Hall. South Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £8.50. Never mind about this ‘secret hero' Paul Brady John Martyn's been making grown-up and often challenging music for quarter of a century now. but is too often looked on as part of the furniture than as the historically important figure he is. To be fair. though. Martyn himself has made a habit of not taking paths that might bump up his profile. His new LP. Couldn '! Love You More. features new versions of his best-known songs by an impeccably tasteful and sometimes rather too laid-back band. Perhaps the songs, will burn a little more fiercely live.

I The Seats, Dog and The Dreaming Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 9pm. £3. Should be a good package. topped as it is by Edinburgh's eclectic and totally unclassifiable (Eat) The Seats. If you can imagine the middle line between The Levellers and The Doors. that’s where Dog are squatting. and The Dreaming are currently trying to live down ‘crusty‘ comparisons.

I Man’s Voice Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 10pm. Free. Somewhat ethereal band compared. at one time or another. with The Blue Nile.

WEDNESDAY 17 Glasgow

I John Martyn Pavilion Theatre. Renfield Street. 332 1846. 7.30pm. £8.50. £7.50. See Wed 17. and don't be surprised to catch sight of many local starlets he‘s influenced gawping in the audience tonight.

I IS Acoustics 13th Note. Glassford Street. 553 1638. 10pm. Free. With the finishing touches being applied to what will be their debut mini-album. abrasive indie upstarts AC Acoustics propOse to present everyone who crosses the threshold of The 13th Note tonight with their very own lovingly-crafted demo.

I The Cloud Assassins RG‘s. Queen Street. 221 2200. 10pm. Free. Rousing pop/rock which occasionally coats itself in other guises. even as far as blues and funk.

I ounderlunlt Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 9pm. £4. Vigorous funk-metallers of this parish. who never fail to find punters to attend their gigs or fresh bods to plonk their T-shirts on. Picking up a copy of their independently-released Brick Car EP (liar Witness Records) will give you a fairly good idea.

I Cupid Mount Etna Wee Red Bar. Edinburgh College of Art. Lauriston Place. 229 931 l.

I The light Kitchen La Belle Angele. Hastie‘s Close (behind The Pelican). Cowgate. 225 2774. Blues and soul band. with weighty brass section.

I The Shrluptons Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 10pm. Free.

I Live llusic Brewsters. South Bridge. 558 3457.

I Live music L'Attache. Rutland Street.

I Country and western nlglrt Bugsy's. King's Stables Road. 228 6669.



I The Tragically Hip King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £5. Previously described as Canada‘s answer to the Stones. The Tragically Hip‘s sound is a heavy R&B rock brew.

I Robinson, The Spider Babies and The Stanley: Nice‘n'Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. £3. A blithe indie band in the pert pop tradition.

I Peach County Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9.30pm. Free. It‘s the return of those new country Lyle Lovett devotee-type rockers.

I The cost or The Glasgow Songwriters McCool‘s Ruling Cowboy. Candleriggs. 552 7847. 9.30pm. Free. Four of the best acts from Tuesday nights at Blackfriars.

I Jim Rift Waldo‘s. Cambridge Street. 332 4448. 9.30pm. Free.

I Patti Hearst MacSorley‘s. Jamaica Street. 221 8499. 9pm. Free.

I Billy Morrison Pythagoras. Sauchiehall Street. 332 3495. 9pm. Free.

I The Road Rockets Rocking Horse. Cathcart Street. 649 0184.

I The Boogie Brothers Twa Corbies. Kilbowie Road. Cumbemauld. 0236 727473. 9pm. Free.


I Dr Octopus and The Turning Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. Doors open 9.30pm. Peddling a neat line in ‘octo-funk'. Dr Octopus are building up a following as one of the Capital's leading new dance groups.

I Mandrake Root Cas Rock Cafe. West Port. 229 4341. 10pm. Free. Blues.

I Stumble Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 10pm. Free.

I Lorna Brooks Old Chain Pier. Trinity Crescent. 552 1233. 9pm. Free.

I [as Suprenlos Bannemtan‘s. Niddry Street. 556 3254. 9.30pm. Free. Rock and blues covers.

I Betty's Hotpot Neighbours. McDonald Road. 557 4928. 9pm. Free.

5 The List 12—25 February 1993