ROCK & BLUES MUSIC
7.30pm. £1 1 plus booking fee. Tickets
from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street.
226 4679. An obsessive blues fan whose personal vinyl stock apparently houses thousands of rare jazz and blues records. Should you not be fortunate enough to acquire an invite round for tea. mufﬁns and a riﬂe through his collection. attending his homage-paying concerts is probably the next best thing.
I Suede, Sharkboy and Thrum Plaza. Eglinton Toll. 423 3077. 7.30pm. £7 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. Hold on to your hormones. popettes. and sod off cynics. In the 60s they screamed at The Beatles. in the 70s The Bay City Rollers. in the 80s Duran Duran and in the 90s . . . Take That. But the twisted people scream at Suede — swaggering bon viveurs. Evelyn Waugh characters made flesh. the apotheosis of gaunt. debauched English youth. And still The Scots scramble for a shred of Brett's shirt. Completely contrasting supports from the wispy. cello-toting Sharkboy and the roughed—up bearers of melody Thrum.
I James Hunter And The Jokers and State Of Aﬂairs Northbound Blues Club. The Arches. Midland Street. 221 9736. 10pm. £6 (£5). Tickets from the Arches box office and Tower Records. Argyle Street. 204 2500. Howlin' Wilf and the Veejays as was. James Hunter and the Jokers continue to be a popular R&B attraction. their traditional roots sounds embellished by horns and soulful vocals. PIUs local support.
I Roundabout, Baby Chaos, Hugh need and the Velvet Underpants and The Countrymen King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £3. The launch party for the Spiral Records' compilation CD Gneiss, which features unsigned Glasgow bands of an indie persuasion trying to step up and away from the pub circuit.
I The Corleones Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9.30pm. Free. Ska- inﬂuenced pop.
I ETIC Cuthbertson McCool's Ruling Cowboy. Candleriggs. 552 7847. 9pm. Free.
I The Moondlals and The Babes Cavern Club. Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9pm. £1.
I The Beatles Beat Pythagoras. Sauchiehall Street. 332 3495. 9pm. Free. I The River Detectives Greenock Arts Guild Theatre. Campbell Street. Greenoek. 0475 23038. 7pm. £5 (advance). £6 (door). The incessantly touring sharp popticians clock up another few on the gigometer in support of their Elvis Hus let The Building album.
I Red Hot And Smokln’ Oriental Bar. Hutcheson Street. 552 3175. Part of the Stockwell Village Festival.
I Trumpetworm Batcave. Bruce Hotel. Comwall Street. East Kilbride. 03552 2977 l. 9pm. £2.50. Melodic grunge with trumpet support. plus a Sub Pop tribute. I Jeopardy Twa Corbies. Cumbernauld. 0236 727473. 9pm. Free.
I Live Music Cathouse. Brown Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £2. Three local bands play a benefit for Yorkhill Children's Hospital.
I Live Music Live Vibe. Venue.
Sauchiehall Street. 332 3872. 9.30pm. £3.
I Beacon Blue and Cary Clark Ingliston
Auditorium. 6.30pm. £12.50 plus 70p booking fee. Credit card line 557 6969. A triumphant return. we expect. after their change of direction on the new album. Initial reports that the band were breaking with tradition by playing here instead of The Playhouse were rather depressing. but the venue has been overhauled. with acoustically-friendly drapes and a rather more punter-friendly atmosphere than of yore. lngliston will now be able to accommodate gigs drawing from 2000 to 60(X) people. This might not be a bad gig. after all.
I Firing Squad Cas Rock Cafe. West Port. 229 4341. 10pm. Free.
I Dog and Two Headed Dog Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. Doors open 8.30pm. Unremittingly canine. er. double header from Glasgow.
I Electric Starfish Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 10pm. Free.
I Lorna Brooks ()ld Chain Pier. Trinity Crescent. 552 1233. 9pm. Free. Acclaimed singer (remember 'Brooks’l’) returns to the scene.
I Bluetlnger Neighbours. McDonald Road. 557 4928. 9pm. Free. Rock'n’roll. I Bo’Weevll Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 10pm. Free. Blues. R&B and rock'n‘roll.
I The Sharpshooters St J ames Oyster Bar. Calton Road. 557 2925. 9pm. Free. I Live music Bannerman's. Niddry Street. 556 3254. 9.30pm. Free.
I Live music Bridge Bar. George IV Bridge. 225 1681. 9pm. Free. Guest night.
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I Deacon Blue Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £12.50. Well. U2 had to ride the flak in order to execute an effective change of direction. so Deacon Blue were probably braced for the deluge of cynicism too. Amazing how we berate bands for their musical status. then when it's time to close one chapter and move on. suddenly accusatory lingers point to suspect ‘motives‘. Fate. she is a fickle mistress. to be sure.
I The Hemingways, Landfall, The Naked See and Mescal Dance Nice’n'Slealy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. The next in the series of (ilii’iss‘ launch dates and the first of two nights at Nice’n‘SIeazy.
I The liootsle Tootsie Duo McCools Ruling Cowboy. Candleriggs. 552 7847. 9pm. Free.
I James Buzz James MacSorIey's. Jamaica Street. 221 8499. 9pm. Free. Maximum R&B. runs the publicity.
I Zut! La Chute Cathedral House. Cathedral Square. 552 3519. 9pm. Free. Cajun.
I Viva Vandaal Cottiers. Hyndland Road. 357 5827. 9pm. Free.
I Jonathan Calrney Cottiers. Hyndland Road. 357 5827. 1 1pm. Free. The Supper Club.
I Lisa Swan and Smother Party Phoenix Club. State Bar. Holland Street. 332 2159. 8.45pm. £1.
I Back To The Planet Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 7—10pm. £5. See preview.
I The Hundred Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 10pm. Free.
I Strictly Business Cas Rock Cafe. West Port. 229 4341. 10pm. Free.
I Jeggro Bank Hotel. South Bridge. 556 9043. Free. See Fri 26.
I Live music Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1.50 after 9pm.
I Beacon Blue Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £12.50. See Fri 2.
I Magic Pavilion Theatre. Renlield Street. 332 1846. 7.30pm. £7. A Falkirk band who also do tributes to EL() and The Beach Boys. tonight dedicate their set to the life and works of Freddie Mercury.
I The River Detectlves and Peach County Strathclyde University Union. John Street. 552 1895. 9pm. £4. Students and guests. See Thu 1 for The River Detectives. Support comes in the form of Peach County. reactivated exponents of ‘new country‘.
I Back To The Planet and Dog Cathouse. Brown Street. 248 6606. 7pm. £5 (advance). £6 (door). Tickets from The Cathouse. Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. 23rd Precinct. Bath Street. 332 4806. and Whiplash Records. Virginia Galleries. Virginia Street. 552 0957. See preview.
I August and Jump City King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £3. In previous lives. August were known as Jordan and The Sea.
I Wish, Wedgewood Line, Gerry Clark
Gm MUSIC AT BARROWLANDS
SATURDAY 27th MARCH
TICKETS FROM JUST THE TICKET, VIRGIN UNION ST., AND All. TOCTA OUTLETS
and One Law Nice‘n‘Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. Second of two showcase nights for the bands on the Gneiss compilation.
I The Ska-B-ougs Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9.30pm. Free. Infectious ska. as the name states.
I The Touch MacSorley‘s. Jamaica Street. 221 8499. 9pm. Free.
I Faith Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free. The sort of band you want to check out if you like your pop contemplative. mature and polite in a latterday Wet Wet Wet kind of way.
I Lorna Buchanan Cottiers. Hyndland Road. 357 5827. 1 1pm. Free. The Supper Club.
I Badoos Annie Miller's. Ropework Lane. 553 1616. 8pm. Light rock. Part of Stockwell Village Festival.
I The Works Dugout. Cathcart Street. Greenoek. 0475 27918. 3pm. Free.
I Papa‘s Magic Beard Dugout. Cathcart Street. Greenoek. 0475 27918. 9.30pm. £2.50. Energetic funkyjazl. outfit based in Edinburgh.
I live Music McCool's Ruling Cowboy, Candleriggs. 552 7847. 9pm. Free.
I Elkle Brooks Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 557 2590. The diva of soft rock struts her thing.
I Badgewearer, Bag and Sedgwlck Unemployed Workers‘ Centre. Broughton Street. 557 0718. 8.30pm—lam. The scratchy and cacophonous Badgewearer are welcome around here any time. with their seditious sentiments and abused guitars. Gag. from Bedford. and Sedgwick. from Liverpool. may be in the same vein. But then again. they may not. I The Scottish Sex Pistols and Six Pack Cas Rock Cafe. West Port. 229 4341. 9pm. Another run-through of the old chestnuts. Another few gigs and they'll have played for more people than the originals. Unless they already have.
FRIDAY 26th MARCH
30th APRIL I & Ist MAY 3
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