MUSIC ROCK & BLUES
ROCK & BLUES
Dates listed below are for one-off shows: see separate section for residencies. Gigs are listed by date, then by city. Dates will be listed, provided that details reach our offices art least one week before publication. Bock and Blues Listings compiled by Alastair Mabbott and Fiona Shepherd.
I Gerry Rafferty and The Bronte Brothers Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. SOLD OUT. Quite rightly affrontcd by the criminally uninvcntive tepid excuse for a dance record that was Undercover‘s version of his most famous song. ‘Baker Street'. Rafferty retttms to vindicate himself with a new LP ()n A Wing And A Prayer: Plus supportfrmn new signings to the This Way Up label.
I 808 State Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £8.50 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. After too long a gap. the elder statesmen of ambient techno set about releasing another of those elusive artifacts — a cohesive dance album — with Commits. Two whole years since EXIEl. yet it feels likes they‘ve never been away. Wholly capable of putting on a transcendent show if they put their minds to it.
I Sultans of Ping FC and The Shanks King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £6. Like a messy collision between Half Man Half Biscuit and The Sweet. Sultans of Ping FC deliver stupidly-titled paeans to the hilariously insignificant with a stagey swagger and the rustle of lame. Their lack of sustained songwriting prowess is outstripped by their silly stage presence and singer Niall‘s obvious disdain for their terrace- style audience. The Shanks are a more obstreperous and left-ﬁeld proposition. reminiscent at times of a noisy Wollhounds (well. some of us remember them). Note change of venue.
I Elias The 13th Note. Glassford Street. 553 1638. 10pm. Free. Glasgow‘s answer to Galliano serve up a jazz-funk concoction in groovy style.
I Peach County and Columbus noad Nice‘n'Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 10pm. Glasgow's exponents of New Country return.
I Rise, Jimmy lie" And The Bear Drolds Skulk. Jordanhill College of Education. Southbrae Drive. 950 3256. 8pm. £3. Students and guests. A whole package including aforementioned amusing covers band. the almost-baggy (but fronted by a strong voice) sound of Rise. plus DJs Terry and Jason. and possibly incongrous ‘psychedelic lighting‘.
I The Blues Poets MacSorley‘s. Jamaica Street. 221 8499. 9pm. Free.
I Linda Jackson Band McCool's Ruling Cowboy. Candleriggs. 552 7847. 9pm. Free.
I Eric Cuthbertson Cottiers. Hyndland Road. 357 5827. 9pm. Free. Plus his R&B band.
I Angela Cameron Cottiers. Hyndland Road. 357 5827. 11pm. Free. The Supper Club.
I The McCluskey Brothers and Snakes And Ladders Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 7pm. The McCluskeys continue to put their scholarly appreciation of traditional Celtic folk music to more
effective use than most of their peers. I Radiohead, Tinkerbell’s Dope Ring and Miraclehead Subway. Cowgate. 225
6766. Doors open 9pm. £3.50. Tickets on
door only. See preview for Radiohead. Tinkerbell‘s Dope Ring released the cult Highlands single ‘Audrey Hepburn' and since moving to Edinburgh are rumoured to have attracted interest from Go! Discs and island Records.
I One People La Belle Angele. Hastie's Close (behind The Pelican). 225 2774. £4. Edinburgh dance collective. which has a commendany eclectic approach to its grooves. Appearing tonight with DJs from
Chocolate City. Sex Machine and Tribal
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I Geno Washington And The item Jam Band Cavendish. West Tollcross. 228 3252. R&B veteran ofextraordinary calibre. Geno -- for it is he. of the Dexy's song fame -- has inexplicably been playing low-key tours of Britain for years. but
' deserves better.
I Jeggro Negociants. Lothian Street. 225
I 6313. 10pm. Free. A well-stirred pop concoction. with Jamaican and African
inﬂuences well to the fore.
I The Blaze Fakers Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1.50 after 9pm.
I Reverend Brown And The Earlybirds Cas Rock Cafe. West Port. 229 4341. 10pm. Free. Gritty blues and power shanties from Brum's answer to ‘Slowhand' Clapton.
I Fireball and Baby Chaos King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £3.50. ‘Classic pop with a hard edge‘ from ex-Big Dish man Brian McFie and ex-members of Worldwide. Support from the former Thin Men who are causing larger ripples of interest since their name change.
I The Dreaming, The Supernaturals and The Dawntreaders N ice'n’Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 10pm. Upbeat folk rock from Aberdeen. with one local group sandwiched in between. A big score in their hometown — can they repeat this success in the Central Belt? Expect anything from thrashy folk-rock to relaxed acoustic pop.
I Dog Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9.30pm. Free.
I naggle Taggle Gypsies McCool's Ruling Cowboy. Candleriggs. 552 7847. 9pm. Free. Folk-pop in a Waterboys vein. I loose Cut Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free. Blues.
I lied Green’s Blues Band MacSorley's. Jamaica Street. 221 8499. 9pm. Free.
I Billy Divers Castle Bar. Turriff Street. 429 2859. Blues.
I Madeleine MacDonald Cotticr's. Hyndland Road. 357 5827. 1 1pm. Free. The Supper Club.
I Lust ND love Clubhouse. Old Sneddon Street. Paisley. 889 4706. 8.30pm. £2.
I Beltane Code Dugout. Cathcart Street. Greenock. 0475 27918. 9.30pm. £2.50.
I Dougie McLean Queen's Hall. South Clerk Street. 668 2019. Arms aloft — it‘s the man who wrote yer other national anthem. ‘Caledonia'. But there‘s more to McLean than that — as his long songwriting career shows and as he'll no doubt be impressing upon us tonight.
I The Sultans 0t Ping FC Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 7pm. £5.50. See Fri 26. I Crush Zone and The Pralines Cas Rock Cafe. West Port. 229 4341. 9pm. Dance rhythms with crunchy rock guitar. Five- track EP recorded.
I The Skuobhie Dubh Orchestra St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. 557 2925. 9pm. Free. Bound to be a cramped appearance for this fine Aberdonian ﬁve-piece. whose repertoire ranges from pure bluegrass to
your eyes peeled for their CD. 39 Stephs ; on Klub Records. 1 I Subconscious Unemployed Workers i Centre. Broughton Street. 5570718. 8pm—lam. £3. Debut gig for a band with
of drum machine and keyboards — and maybe a (rather good) rendition of the
you‘re good. Beneﬁt for the Unemployed Workers Centre.
: I Burn and Bunky Freaks Subway.
i Cowgate. 225 6766. Doors open 9.30pm. Visual funky rock double-bill.
I The TC’s Platform One. Rutland Street.
225 2433. 9pm. Free. Rock'n'roll.
I Makossa Preservation Hall. Victoria
Street. 226 3816. £1.50 after 9pm. A
stirring blend of reggae. soul and African
I Sideshow Negociants. Lothian Street. ‘ 225 6313. 10pm. Free.
I Billy Divers Nicky Tam's. Victoria
Street. 225 3326. 5pm. Free. Blues.
1 Glasgow 3 I The McCluskey Brothers Old
2333. 7.30pm. See Fri 26.
I Tasmin Archer Pavilion Theatre. Renﬁeld Street. 332 1846. 7.30pm. £9. Responsible for one of last year’s bestest and most surprising chart-toppers ‘Sleeping Satellite‘. Tasmin Archer will
lady-sings-the-blues follow-up ‘In Your Care' attests. it‘s called versatility.
I Radiohead and Tinkerbell’s Dope Ring King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent
for Radiohead and Fri 26 for Tinkerbell's Dope Ring.
I Ghost Di An American Airman and The Countrymen Nice‘n‘Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 10pm. lmpassioned Northern Irish quartet signed to Hollywood Records. who've just released the belting single ‘Home‘. Support from
with garagey guitars. I Family Love Ventura. King Street. 552
own material. I Buddha Grass llarbour Liquor Store. The Area. Bridge Street. Paisley. 848
I Live Music McCool's Ruling Cowboy. Candleriggs. 552 7847. 9pm. Free.
I lio Love Lost and Tivo Headed Dog
Love Lost have variously been described as ‘a 60s Floydian thing‘ and ‘Stranglers/Bowie 80s revivalists'. Make up your own minds. Two Headed Dog are comparatively straightforward. with a heavy Sttmges/Ramones/punk sound.
I Retribution Mission. Victoria Street. 225 3326. 10pm. £4 (£3 students). Glenrothes-based heavy rockers.
I Spikey Dream Flowers Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 10pm. Free.
I The Volunteers Ryrie's. Haymarket Terrace. 337 7582. 9pm. Free.
I Rubbish Bannnerman's. Niddry Street. 556 3254. 9pm. Free. Popular tunes done acoustically.
I The Gods 0t Glam Bertie‘s. Merchant Street. 225 2002. 1 1pm. Free. Where would Denim be without The Gods Of Glam trailblazing the way? All your favourites from the era of stomping riffs and stomping platforms.
I Talent showcase Bugsy's. King's Stables Road. 228 6669.
I Four Men and A Dog King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279.
more mainstream acoustic songs. Keep
music with a bite for the 90s'.
some interesting tunes spread across a bed
New Avengers signature tune thrown in. if
Athenaeum Theatre. Buchanan Street. 332
not be easily pinned down. as her minimal
Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £3.50. See preview
Largs band who combine catchy melodies
1388. 8pm. Free. Six-piece soul band with
5096. 9.30pm. Free. Paisley rockers in the
Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. 9pm. £2. No
9pm. £5.50. Described as ‘traditional lrish
I Edsel Auctioneer Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 9pm. £3.50. lndie band who‘ve been wandering in limbo while the world has embraced Madchester. grunge. techno and Boyz 11 Men. Surprised they're still going? So are they. probably.
I Ghost Di An American Airman and
' Bwana Devil Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766.
See Sun 28. Well worth dropping in. we think. even if you only want to check out ex-Finnegans Footstompers Bwana Devil. I Bluefinger Pleasance Theatre Bar. The Pleasance. Rock'n'roll.
I Paul Bisi St James Oyster Bar. C alton Road. 557 2925. 9pm. Free.
I Baby Doc Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 10pm. Free.
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I Alice In Chains Barrowland. GalloWgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £7.50 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. Like Pearl Jam before them. Alice In Chains have seen their Dir! LP embraced by highly impressive sales in their native US and look likely to repeat their success over here while simultaneously being handled with suspicion by those who think they're just a dull metal band riding on the coat— tails of grunge.
I The Blues Brothels Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 8pm. £14.50. £13.50. £1 1.50. £8.50. £6.50. £4 plus concessions of £3 off the top three price brackets. A week-long run for the sharp- suited. pork pie-hatted soul revue.
I Glasgow Songwriters featuring nick McManus Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free. Plus the ever-popular open platform.
I Four Men And A Dog Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 9pm. £5.50. See Folk listings.
I Jeggro La Belle Angele. Hastie's Close (behind The Pelican). Cowgate. 225 2774. Free. See Fri 26.
I King Liberty Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. 9.30pm.
I Maya’s Voice Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 10pm. Free.
I The Blues Brothers Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 8pm. See Tues 2. I The BMX Bandits, llugh Beed And The Velvet Underpants and Wee ltorrie Strathclyde University Union. John Street. 552 1895. 9pm. £5 (advance). £6 (door). Students and guests. Two bands of proven light entertainment calibre. and who require no introduction to regular gig- goers. pool their talents for this Childline beneﬁt gig.
I D-lntluence Volcano. Benalder Street. 337 l 100. 1 1pm. London—based soul/dance four-piece who are promoting their re-released single ‘Good Lover'.
I Life . . . But How To Live It?, Whirling Pig Dervish and Disaffect The Dunny. The 13th Note. Glassford Street. 553 1638. 8pm. £2.50. Life. . . are a Norwegian melodic hardcore group. Support comes from the endearingly lunatic Whirling Pig Dervish and ‘political punks' Disaffect.
I The Corleones RGs. Queen Street. 221 2200. 10pm. Free. Ska-inﬂuenced pop/rock. ~
I Dodgy and Chickweed Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 9pm. £4. Like The Stairs. Dodgy manage to get away with giving the 60s a hearty musical shafting by virtue of their terrific material. but stealing the melodic feel of that decade where The
34 The List 26 February—l 1 March 1993