ROCK & BLUES MUSIC
ROCK & BLUES
Dates listed below are for one-oil shows: see separate section for residencies. Gigs are listed by date, then by city. Dates will be listed, provided that details reach our ottices art least one week before publication. Rock and Blues Listings compiled by Alastair Mabbott and Fiona Shepherd
Darlingheart I Eden, Darlingheart and Lorna Brooks King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £3. The strong. throaty vocals of Gwen Stewart are the mainstay of Eden‘s pop/rock sound. More fine fernaie vocal pop from Dariingheart and Lorna Brooks in support. Quiet riot gmls perhaps'.’
I Johnny Satellites and Francis Anthony And The Underworld Nice'n'Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 10pm. Johnny Satellites play a bizarre mix of all things goofy —- from psycho blues to Sparks-meets-Devo electro-pop. Support from the Nick Cave-influenced Francis Anthony and the Underworld.
‘I Rhyme And Reason McCool‘s Ruling Cowboy. Candleriggs. 552 7847. 9pm. Free.
I The Blues Poets MacSorIey"s. Jamaica Street. 221 8499. 9pm. Free.
I Arran Bede Cathedral House. Cathedral Square. 552 3519. 9pm. Free.
I Man Rococo And The Soul Rebels Cottiers. Hyndland Road. 357 5827. 9pm. Free.
I Angela Cameron Colliers. Hyndltmd Road. 357 5827. 11pm. Free. The Supper Club.
I Spaced Dut Cowboys Rockin' Horse. Cathcart Road. 649 0184. Eight-piece ‘cajun caperers‘. not averse to augmenting their line-up with mandolin. bodhran and slide guitar.
I .leggro Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 10pm. Free. A well-stirred pop concoction. with Jamaican and African inﬂuences well to the fore.
I The Hideaway Blues Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1.50 after 9pm.
I Rev Doc And The Congregation Cris Rock Cafe. West Port. 229 4341. 10pm. Free.
I Peter Fenton Fortunes Tavem. Candlernaker Row. Free.
I Grant Robertson Marlborough Arms. Burn Street. 8.30pm. Free.
I llogswash Marine Lounge. Bath Street. Portobello. 669 1780. 9pm. Free.
I Summertield Blues. The Works and Badge Victoria Road. Kirkcaidy. 8.30pm. £3.
I The Lemonheads, Eugenius and Eleventh Dream Day Barrowiand. Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £7.50 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. Fronted by indie rock's current favourite bimbo. Evan Dando. The Lemonheads churn out simple. affecting songs with goofy. adolescent lyriCs and half the world comes to worship at their altar. Elsewhere in the playground of pop. Eugenius kick sand in the eye of weedy wets with their dirty garage antics.
I Toss The Feathers Mayfair. Sauchiehall Street. 332 3872. £5.50. Tickets from the Mayfair and Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. if you love The Saw Doctors then you'll love Toss The Feathers. runs the argument. Sounds like beefed-up and beered-up folk rock to us. I The Orchids and My Little Pony King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £4. Glasgow's pop nugget in Sarah Reeord's limited treasury. The forecast is for languorous melancholy with sunny intervals.
I Elias Cafe Loco. Arches. Midland Street. 221 9736. llpm. £5. A live set tonight at Cafe Loco from local jazz-funk collective Elias.
I The Spangleheads, Oswald’s Picnic and Life With ilixon Nice‘n'Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm.
I Cloud Assassins MacSorley‘s. Jamaica Street. 221 8499. 9pm. Free. Funk and blues are two of the disparate threads drawn together in this band's stomp-a- long sound.
I The Diesel Kings Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9.30pm. Free. Acoustic- based pop with a folky edge.
I The Bewlay Brothers Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free. Acoustic SCI.
I The Raggle Taggle Gypsies McCooi‘s Ruling Cowboy. Candleriggs. 552 7847. 9pm. Free. Folk rock in a Waterboys vein. I On The level Scotia Bar. Stockwell Street. 552 8681. 3.30pm. Free.
I Duke Bliss Trio with Storm Gordon Cotticrs. Hyndland Road. 357 5827. llpm. Free. The Supper Club.
I Legotace, Peanut Butter and The Suns Di Indifference Duntocher Hotel. Dumbarton Road. 0389 7537]. 9pm. £2. Showcase of three bands whose influences range from frazzled grunge. rap and funk. And Pink Floyd.
I Des D’Connor’s Lovechlld Clubhouse. Old Sneddon Street. Paisley. 889 4706. 8.30pm. £2.
I Justice Wolf Dugout. Cathcart Street. Greenock. 0475 27918. 3pm. Free.
I Brazil Dugout. Cathcart Street. Greenock. 0475 27918. 9.30pm. £2.50.
I Chelsea and Vatican Shotgun Scare Cas Rock Cafe. West Port. 229 4341. 9pm. £3.50. Yet another bunch of second- wave and second-rate punk lags chug round the nostalgia circuit. The dark and out-of—kilter ‘pop' of (recently re- activated?) Edinburgh band VSS is likely to be considerably more worthy of attention.
I Indian Angel Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. Doors open 9.30pm.
I The Debonnalres Platform One. Rutland Street. 225 2433. 9pm. Free.
I Avalon Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1.50 after 9pm. Folk rock.
I Bluetlnger Cavendish. West Tollcross. 228 3252. Midnight. £3. Rock'n'roll.
I Sideshow Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 10pm. Free.
I Paul Ritchie Gold Tankard. Houdon Street. 667 0328. 9pm. Free.
I Skin it Back Marine Lounge. Bath Street. Portobello. 669 1780. 9pm. Free. I Live music Abbey. South Clerk Street. 8.30pm. Free.
I John llammond, Little Charlie And The lllghtcats and The llldeaway Blues Band Arches. Midland Street. 221 9736. 8pm. £10 (£8). Tickets from the Arches and Tower Records. Argyle Street. 204 2500. Despite rumours to the contrary. this show is going ahead. Regarded as one of the world‘s foremost acoustic blues artists. John Hammond last year released Gut Love If You Want It. his first major album in ﬁfteen years. in his three decades of performing he has played with the likes of John Lee Hooker and his support band tonight Little Charlie And The Nightcats. Sacramento's premier exponents of blues. swing and rockabilly. Second support Hideaway Blues Band will be well known as one of our prime blues outfits.
I Doctor And The Medics Cathouse. Brown Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £5. Tickets from The C athotrse. Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. and 23rd Precinct. Bath Street. 332 4806. A Grab- an-Easter-Bunny night which goes on till 4am and features a set from those mad psychedelic gurus who delighted in taking the piss out of hippy culture in the mid- 80s with their cartoon garb and fumed-up musical silliness. Will they have moved on‘.’ is the Doctor chameleon-like in his mutability"?
I Chelsea, 2128 and Ex-Cathedra Nice‘n'Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. £3. See Sat 10.
I llyah Fearties McCool’s‘ Ruling Cowboy. Candleriggs. 552 7847. 9pm. Free. Welcome back to the eccentricities of Nyah Fearties in the shape of a new EP. Red Kala. containing such classically- titled folk punk numbers as ‘Rantin'. Sonsie and Free'. ‘Folk music for the 21st century" indeed.
I Cancer and Cerebral Fix Venue. Caiton Road. 557 3073. 7.30pm. £5. Uncornprornisingiy heavy. particularly morbid and autopsy-ﬁxated death metal. I The Liberty Horses and Red Gallery Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 10pm. Free.
I Planet Janet La Belle Angele. Hasties Close (behind The Pelican). Cow-gate. 225 2774. 9pm. Free. Accessible. melodic acoustic pop.
I Spikey Dream Flowers Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 10pm. Free.
I Bluetinger Old Chain Pier. Trinity Crescent. 552 1233. 9pm. Free. Rock'n'roll.
I The Volunteers Ryrie‘s. Hayrnarket Terrace. 337 7582. 9pm. Free.
I lleart industry I: Attache. Rutland Street. 10pm. Free.
I live music Burnt Post. Lothian Road. 229 4942. 9pm. Free.
Glasgow I Big Jesus RG's. Queen Street. 221 2200. 10pm. Free.
h. k av I Roundabout, llugh Reed And The Velvet Underpants and vledgewood Line
Music Box. Victoria Street. 225 2564. One of several gigs set up to launch to new compilation of Glasgow bands entitled Gneiss. See preview.
I Chris Farlow Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 10pm.
I Baby Doc Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 10pm. Free.
I Phrog Morton St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. 557 2925. 10pm. Free.
[i ESDAY 13 Glasgow
I The Henry Brothers Colliers. Hyndland Road. 357 5827. 9pm. Free. The first birthday bash for this West End haunt with one of their most regular acts doing the honours.
I Calvin’s Dream 1301 Note. Glassford Street. 553 1638. 10pm. Free.
I Glasgow Songwriters featuring Steve Adams Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free. Pitts the ever-popular open platform.
I Boat Thief, The Bandlcoots and The Comedians Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 9pm. £3. Boat Thief played successful stints at the last two Fringe Festivals. but The Bandicoots are based up here and known for regular shows at venues like La Belle Angele. A cassette EP. ()st'ur's Smile. out now. has four sprightly. rootsy. mainly acoustic songs. unhampered by rockist rnachismo.
I Workers in Song Gallery Bar. North Bank Street. The Mound. 9ptn~ lam. Free. information: 440 4303. A fortnightly forum for Edinburgh-based singer- songwriters. Around ten performers will be appearing. playing three or four songs each.
I Patty llearst Pelican. (‘owgate. 225 5413. 9pm. Free. Female singer- songwriter.
I Maya’s Voice Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 10pm. Free. Somewhat ethereal group. favourably compared with The Blue Nile.
I The Rye Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 2263816. 10pm. Free.
I Jezebel L'Attache. Rutland Street. 10pm. Free.
I The Orb Barrowiand. Gallowgate. 552 4601. £10 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. Plus DJ Lewis and special guest
DJs. The Pink Floyd of the 90s. as Melody Maker suggested a couple of weeks ago‘.’ I Could be. though the emphasis falls more on the ‘space' than ‘rock' of ‘space rock'. Ambient soundscapes produced in simple but inventive ways and lapped up by a wide cross-section of mtrsic fans. as evinced by their last barrier-crossing appearance at Barrowiand.
I The Groundhogs King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £6. Featuring the talents of legendary blues- rocker Tony Mcl’hee.
I Shame MacSoricy's. Jamaica Street.
221 8499. 9pm. Free. I
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