MUSIC ROCK & BLUES
I Blow Speakers Corner. St Georges Road. 332 1625. Free. Funk and soul inﬂuences underscore Blow‘s demo. reminiscent in places of the Wets and their lid“ 1) h
in urg I Suzanne Vega Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £12.50. £10.50. Though her last album. 99. 9F was a success of less than stellar magnitude. Suzanne keeps plugging away. Will it take another ‘Tom's Diner‘-style crossover for her to grab the nation by the lapels again“? I Fiaere and Toast Delirium Club. Music Box. Victoria Street. 225 2564. The Edinburgh—based American singer- songwriter recently unveiled her new band. which puts some tasty meat on her previously sparse arrangements. Toast have a twelve (yes. twelve) track cassette called Heel (geddit'?). though quite how you can obtain a copy we're not sure. Most likely tonight. if you ask. Anyone who entitles a track 'Hour Of Pain (crap mix)’ is probably worth investigating. Whatever. it ranges from basic punky rockers to tracks that sound like REM playing reggae. I Hosteratu and Gift Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 9pm. £3.50. Prime movers in the push to rehabilitate Goth/continue to ﬂog a dead horse (delete according personal preference). I Subconscious Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. 9pm. Some interesting tunes spread across a bed of drum machine and keyboards -- and maybe a (rather good) rendition of the New Avengers signature tune thrown in if you're lucky. I Vertigo La Belle Angele. Hasties Close (behind The Pelican). Cowgate. 225 2774. 9pm. Free. Local band with a soulful. danceable touch. I The Shrimptons Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. l()pm. Free. Lip-and- corning local band. quietly building tlp their audience. I T.C. McEwan Queen Street Oyster Bar. Queen Street. 226 2530. l()pm. Scottish roots singer returned from Nashville to a more receptive climate than when he left. I Ceilidh Minogue Burnt Post. Lothian Road. 229 4942. Free. I Live music Black Bull. Grassmarket. 225 6636. 9pm. Free.
I The Tansads and The Diesel Kings King Tut's Wah Wah Htlt. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £4. Liverpudlian group who mesh a folk influence into their chirpy set. They’ve received the notable endorsement of having their T- shirts sported by various characters on Brim/(side. Local support The Diesel Kings are along the same lines musically. but their T-shirts haven't been spotted on Take the High Road yet.
I Nosferatu Nice’n‘Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. l()pm. £3. See Wed 14. I nadoos MacSorley‘s. Jamaica Street. 221 8499. 9pm. Free.
I CC Bidets Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9.30pm. Free.
I Johnny Satellites Cavern Club. Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9pm. £1. See Fri 9.
I Eat Thls Pythagoras. Sauchiehall Street. 332 3495. 9pm. Free.
I Best Di Glasgow Songwriters McCool's Ruling Cowboy. Candleriggs. 552 7847. 9pm. Free. Four of the ﬁnest acts from the weekly Tuesday sessions at Blackfriars. I Fudgehead Batcave. Bruce Hotel. Cornwall Street. East Kilbride. 03552 29771. 9pm. £2.50. Band in the Fugazi/Nirvana mould.
I Word 0t Mouth West End Bar. Main Street. Duntocher. ()389 72296. 9pm. Free. I The Snakebelts Twa Corbies. Cumbernauld. 0236 727473. 9pm. Free.
I The Groundhogs Preservation Hall.
Victoria Street. 226 3816. Featuring the talents of legendary blues-rocker Tony McPhee.
I Betty’s Hotoot Cas Rock Cafe. West Port. 229 4341. 10pm. Free.
I Electric Starfish Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 10pm. Free.
I Painthomh, Dog Stars and Senter Neptune Vaults. Niddry Street. 556 7018. 7pm. £1. A weekly series of showcases for local bands. not necessarily of the danceable variety. despite its location in The Vaults. Free entry to More Motion afterwards.
I Los Supremos Bannerman's. Niddry Street. 556 3254. 9.30pm. Free. Rock and blues covers.
I Guns For Hire Neighbours. McDonald Road. 557 4928. 9pm. Free.
I Lorna Brooks Old Chain Pier. Trinity
‘Crescent. 552 1233. 9pm. Free. Strong-
voiced singer/guitarist. once of Brooks and later partner of Carol Laula in The Misfits. with a clutch of her own. and other people's. songs.
I Peter Fenton Bridge Bar. George [V Bridge. 225 1681. 9.30pm. Free.
I Hilton Rabbits Club Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. Doors open 8pm.
I The Sharpshooters St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. 557 2925. 10.30pm. Free.
I Acoustic Jam Session Marine Bar. Bath Street. Portobello. 669 1780. 9pm. Free.
I lied Haw West End Oyster Bar. West Maitland Street. 225 3861. 10pm. Free. I Mustang Sally L'Attache. Rutland Street. l()pm. Free.
I Live music Black Bull. Grassrnarket. 225 6636. 9pm. Free.
I Sony Dance Music Search ’93 Tunnel. Mitchell Street. 204 1000. The Scottish heat of a competition run by Sony Audio Tape and Radio One FM. with the winnezs getting the chance of a major label deal and a spiffy DAT machine. Competing are Fifth Heath. Jtlst Logical. Robert Walters. Jenny DeVivo. Stewart and Sanders. Paul Anton and Ronnie Ntuli featuring Sola Abdul. most of whom seem to hail from London. As well as the contestants. there‘s music from Sony-signed acts Lorraine Cato and Rhythm'n'Bass.
I Thrum and Big Bird King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £3. Scuffed-up grungesque guitars. top pop tunes and hearty country- inﬁuenced vocals from Thrurn. a local four-piece shortly to release their eponymous debut EP. which contains a distended cover of Roy Orbison‘s ‘Crying‘. Support comes from the Pastels/BMX Bandits-influenced Big Bird.
I Glass Dnlon Nice‘n‘Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. £3. Glaswegian pop/rock group guaranteed to pull a crowd.
I lorraine Gato, ththm’n’Bass and Danni’elle Gaha Tunnel. Mitchell Street. 204 1000. llpm. £6 (£3). A package of Sony artistes to accompany the Scottish heat of the Sony Dance Music Search 93. Lorraine Cato is a sixteen-year-old soul diva. Rhythm’n'Bass. discovered busking outside Brixton Fridge. are the UK‘s answer to Boyz 11 Men and Danni'elle Cuba is the latest disposable pop. chart- groomed starlet to emerge from a major label stable.
I lied Green’s Blues Band MacSorley's. Jamaica Street. 221 8499. 9pm. Free.
I The Magistrates McCool's Ruling Cowboy. Candleriggs. 552 7847. 9pm. Free.
I The Shouts Cathedral House. Cathedral Square. 552 3519. 9pm. Free. Self-styled ‘beatbox country pickers‘.
I The Haggle Taggle Gyosles Cottiers. Hyndland Road. 357 5827. 9pm. Free. Folk-rock in Waterboys vein.
I ngel Glarlt Duo Cottiers. Hyndland Road. 357 5827. llpm. Free. The Supper Club. Less of ajazz bias.
I Thrill Margin, Soul Psi Go and Donor Thrash Dock Lane Nightclub. Dock Lane. Greenock. 10pm. £3. A triple bill of local alternative bands.
I Boney ht Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 557 2590. 7.30pm. £14. £12. Rescheduled date. A timely resurrection via Sounds Of The Seventies and the current obsession with anyone who put glitter on their face twenty years ago and sang. And. let‘s face it. Boney M were loads better than The Goombay Dance Band. Not all the original members in this line-up. but as most of the original members didn‘t actually sing on their records. it hardly matters.
I The Tansads and Planet Janet Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 7.30pm. £4. See Thu 15. Support frorn melodic. acoustic Edinburgh group.
I Highlander and The Dawn Treaders Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. Long time no see from Highlander. who fit loosely into the heavy rock mould while stomping the stage in Jesse Rae-esque garb.
I Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tlch Cavendish. West Tollcross. 228 3252. Long minus Dave Dee. and with a none-too- distinguished couple of decades behind them. DBM&T bring their dramatic and suggestive 60s hits like ‘Legend Of Xanadu' to The Cavendish — fast becoming a Mecca for nostalgia buffs.
I The Hundred Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. l()pm. Free.
I Bo’ Weevil Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1.50 after 9pm. Blues. R&B and rock'n'roll.
I The Broadcasters C as Rock Cafe. West Port. 229 4341. l()pm. Free.
I Patty Hearst Bank Hotel. South Bridge. 556 9043. Free. Female singer-songwriter. I Hell Barbour Fortunes Tavern. Candlemaker Row. 226 7190. 9pm. Free. Former Elephant Noise and Lost Form singer on his own.
I Walking Out Marlborough Arms. Burn Street. 8.30pm. Free.
I Betty’s Hotpot Marine Lounge. Bath Street. 669 1780. 9pm. Free.
I Downer, Point Blank, Two Headed Dog and Stone Regal Resource Centre. Main Street. l()pm. £2.
I Leatherface and China Drum King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £4.50. Shrouding their pop melodies in ugly guitar noise and Frankie Stubb‘s gruff vocals. Tyneside's Leatherface end up sounding halfway between punk rock and pub rock.
I The Hideaway Blues Band Renfrew Ferry. Clyde Place. 429 2683. 9pm. £5 (£4). Tickets from the Ferry booking ofﬁce. and the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 227 551 1.
I Better Ways and The Dranlees Nice'n‘Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333
9637. 9pm. £3. Conﬁdent sophisto-pop from Edinburgh. Their secondsingle. ‘Face The World‘. is due about now.
I Peach County Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free. New country.
I The Blues Poets McCool's Ruling Cowboy. Candleriggs. 552 7847. 9pm. Free.
I lied Green’s Blues Band Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9.30pm. Free.
I The Touch MacSorley‘s. Jamaica Street. 221 8499. 9pm. Free.
I Spaced-Dot Cowboys Scotia Bar. Stockwell Street. 552 8681. 3.30pm. Free. See Fri 9.
I Lorna Buchanan Cottiers. Hyndland Road. 357 5827. llpm. Free. The Supper Club.
I Billy Bitters Burns Hovvff. Fulbar Street. Renfrew. 886 2072. 9.30pm. Free. Blues.
I Cabin Fever Dugout. Catheart Street. Greenock. 0475 27918. 3pm. Free.
I Bo’ Weevil Dugout. Cathcart Street. Greenock. 0475 27918. 9.30pm. £2.50.
I The Four 01 Us Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 7.30pm. £5.50. With such albums as Swordﬁshtmmbones. Remain In Light and Exile On Main Street to inspire them. The Four Of Us bounced into the front rank of New lrish Pop and slapped the Top 40 with ‘She Hits Me‘. They sold out The Venue last year. so get your tickets early.
I Fun-Da-Mental, 1qu Syndicate, Dne People and RAID Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 10pm—5am. £5. £3. See preview. Beneﬁt for Timex workers and the SWP ﬁghting fund.
I Mouth Music La Belle Angele. Hasties Close (behind The Pelican). Cowgate. 225 2774. 9.30pm. £5 (£3). Another date. at what must be one of their favourite venues. for the Scots who combine ethnic references (home-grown. Asian and African) with dance culture. Their most recent album. Mo-Di. has been showered with acclaim.
I Life With Nixon and Honey Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. Doors open 9.30pm. Melodic and sometimes punchy guitar- pop from Glasgow's Life With Nixon. whose brand-new Biker EP can only be had direct from them. it would seem. And. presumably. at gigs. Honey. too. is a cool name to drop at the moment in West Coast circles.
I The Fred Dulmby Duartet Sex Machine. The Vaults. Niddry Street. 556 7018. ' llpm—4am. £4 (£3). A nine-piece quartet. just for a change. involving members of Funkollective from Glasgow.
I Bluetinger Platform One. Rutland Street. 225 2433. 9pm. Free. Rock‘n'roll. I Adrenalin Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1.50 after 9pm.
I Tempus Fugit Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. l()pm. Free.
I Scott Stevens Gold Tankard. Houdon Street. 667 0328. 9pm. Free.
I Blue Hyena Marine Lounge. Bath Street. Portobello. 669 1780. 9pm. Free. I Billy Bitters Nicky Tam's. Victoria Street. 225 3326. 5pm. Free. Blues.
I Live music Cas Rock Cafe. West Port. 2294341. 9pm.
I Live music Cavendish. West Tollcross. 228 3252. Midnight. £3.
I Live music Abbey. South Clerk Street. 8.30pm. Free.
I The Trashcan Sinatras Arches.
Midland Street. 221 9736. 8pm. £6 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. See feature.
I Fun-Da-Mental King Tut's Wah Wall Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £5. See preview. This beneﬁt for the Cardiff Three features support frorn the Zulu
34 The List 9—22 April 1993