MUSIC ROCK & BLUES
I The Gods Dl Slant Bertie’s. Merchant Street. 225 2002. 1 lpm. Free. All your favourite sounds of the 70s.
I Welcome McCool's Ruling Cowboy. Candleriggs. 552 7847. 9pm. Free.
I Benediction Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 9pm. The Pooh Sticks date for tonight has unfortunater been cancelled. and any fey indie types who mistakenly turn up at The Venue to see them are in for a rude death-metaI-type awakening. I Magic Mamas La Belle Angele. Hasties Close (behind The Pelican). 225 5775. 9pm. Free.
I Baby ooe Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 10pm. Free.
I Penna Violet St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. 557 2925. 9pm. Free.
I eagercalllle Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £8.50 plus booking. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. Hopefully recovered from the shock of their bus crash. Capercaillie make good with this date rescheduled from Christmas. Punters can exchange their original tickets for new ones at the point of purchase if they haven't already done so and commune in Gaelic mysticism. etc.
I Landfall, The Snorkels and Stereo Sound 61mg 13th Note. Glassford Street. 553 1638. 10pm. Free. Rollercoasting ‘tunecore' as we‘ve come to name the Husker Du legacy.
I Glasgow Songwriters featuring o.e. Mealynn Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free.
I Retrospect McCool's Ruling Cowboy. Candleriggs. 552 7847. 9pm. Free.
I llugh need And The Velvet Underpants Oriental Bar. Hutcheson Street. 552 3175. Part of the Stockwell Village Festival.
I Bigger Than Jesus and Glass union Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 9pm. £3. Two examples of young Scottish pop worth investigating. Glass Onion were the outright winners of MlST‘s demo tape competition last year. and Bigger Than Jesus already had a small following when they changed their name from Two Weeks In June.
I Scatter! and The Turning Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. Doors open 9.30pm. £2 (£1.50). Two varieties of local guitar- pop. Seek out Scatter!‘s recently-released single ‘Burn A Hole In Me'. which displays such influences as The Beatles and Postcard.
I Workers In Song Gallery Bar. North Bank Street. The Mound. 9pm—lam. Free. Information: 440 4303. Second night of a new fortnightly forum for Edinburgh- based singer-songwriters. Around ten performers will be appearing. playing three or four songs each.
I Ellinar Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 10pm. Free. The singer-songwriter who did two nights at the Theatre Workshop last week with her Ibiza- inspired White Island Melodies performs rather more upbeat stuff in these pub surroundings.
I Texas Breakfast Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 10pm. Free. Blues.
I Mustang Sally L‘Attache. Rutland Street. 10pm. Free.
I Bruce Springsteen SECC. Finnieston Quay. 248 3000. £21 plus booking fee.
Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. Born In The USA was Bruce‘s ultimate statement. the final honing of his gritty. worthy persona. Since then he‘s been reinforcing the image with every passing release to the point of parody. So . . . does he actually still exist. or have we imagined it all?
I The nulrehoys and The Screaming Jets Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £8 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. No age restriction on this show. Glammy in presentation. traditional and commercial in sound. and inheriting the hard rock habit of deviating from dictionary spelling where at all possible — that‘s those deeliteful Quireboys fur ya.
I Radical oance Faction King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £5. Like Back To The Planet. Radical Dance Faction have built a solid following through low-key but persistent gigging. exploiting the potentially large ‘crusty‘ audience and celebrating the (pretty exciting. it has to be said) marriage of rave and hippy culture with their dub- heavy sound.
I Shame MacSorleys. Jamaica Street. 221 8499. 9pm. Free.
I This Lonely lleart RGs. Queen Street. 221 2200. 10pm. Free.
I Eric euthhertson Scotia Bar. Stockwell Street. 552 8681. 8.30pm. Free. Blues.
I Highway 61 Blues Annie Miller's. Ropework Lane. 553 1616. 8pm. Free. Part of Stockwell Village Festival. . I llldeaway Blues Band Harleys. Quarry Street. Hamilton. 0698 458174. 9pm. Free. Blues and soul.
I Odd Bodhran, The Seats and eraclehead Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 9pm. Three of Edinburgh‘s better bands get together to play a beneﬁt for Edinburgh‘s two last hostels for homeless under-25s. It's not just the cause that's
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I The Werefrogs and lined Subway.
C owgate. 225 6766. Doors open 8pm. £3.50. Those who didn't catch The Werefrogs on their recent tour with Sidi Bou Said might like to correct that now. The debut album. Swing. has just been released. produced by Swervedriver and My Bloody Valentine knob-twister Ted Nicely. A combo on the way up. pop- pickers. .
I A Perfect Day For Bananailsh La Belle Angele. Hasties Close (behind The Pelican). Cowgate. 225 5775. Free.
I The Shrimptons Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 10pm. Free.
I Patty llearst Bank. South Bridge. 556 9043. 9pm. Free. Acoustic songstress. I The Debonairs L'Attache. Rutland Street. 10pm.
I Country and western night Bugsy's. King‘s Stables Road. 228 6669.
I The Jeff llealey Band and The Four Of Us Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601.
34 The List 26 March-8 April 1993