ROCK & BLUES MUSIC
BOOK & BLUES
oates listed below are for one-oft shows: see seperate section for residencies. Gigs are listed by date, then by city. oates will be listed, provided that details reach our offices art least one week belore publication. Rock and Blues listings compiled by Alastair Mabbott and Fiona Shepherd.
I Alvin Stardust and Sweet (ilasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £9.50. £8.50. £7.50. Tickets from the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 227 551 l. Spangle nostalgists might get hot under the collar about this double bill. but is the 70s revival so flimsy it needs the original protagonists to prop it up? Sweet. at least. have not sullied their career since with toss like ‘I Feel Like Buddy Holly (But It's Raining In My Heart)‘.
I New Model Army Barrowland. (iallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £8 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. linion Street. 226 4679. Clogs. angst. fervent sttpport from a loyal audience it's bitsiness as usual alter NMA’s collaboration with Tom Jones on their version of ‘(iimme Shelter' for the homeless charity Putting Our House In Order. Buy it and feel like a true martyr for the cause.
I Elias King Tut's Wah \‘l'ab Hut. St Vincent Street. 22l 5279. 9pm. £3. Top entertainment for cool cats. as the slogan to a crass advertising campaign might run. lilias are (ilasgow‘s answer to the hip jazz-funk collective market.
I UK Subs, Swinetlu and Distorted Truth Niee‘n'Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 33.3 9637. 9pm. £3. Hot on the heels of Chelsea. here's another bunch of punk lags from the fringes of the league. supported by the sound of punk fifteen years on.
I Rev Doc and the Congregation MaeSorley's. Jamaica Street. 221 8499. 9pm. Free. Harmonica-based blues.
I Family Love Mandela Bar. Strathclyde University Union. John Street. 552 I895. Free. Seven-piece soul band.
I WiSII McCool’s Ruling Cowboy. Candleriggs. 552 7847. 9pm. Free. Wish contributed one of the poppier offerings on the (ineiss compilation. previewed last issue.
I The Diesel Kings Cathedral House. Cathedral Square. 552 35l9. 9pm. Free. Having played alongside the likes of The Waterboys. Andy White. Marlin Stephenson and The l.ost Soul Band. you can expect poppy folk songs with a melancholy violin accompaniment from The Diesel Kings.
I Counselled Out Cottiers. llyndland Road. 357 5827. 9pm. Free.
I Angela Cameron Cottiers. llyndland Road. 357 5827. llpm. Free. The Supper Club.
I Sinister Midgets Rockin‘ Horse. Cathcart Road. 649 0l84. 10pm. £2.
I Airhead and saidtlorence Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 7.30pm. Dropped by Polydor despite their catchy single. ‘Funny How". Airhead are now going ahead on an independent. Saidllorence. however. are just girding their loins for their major label debut. ‘Definitely Maybe'.
I Revolver, Gila Monster and 18 Wheeler Wilkie House. Cowgate. A
disappointingly tepid debut LP Cold Water Flat. from Revolver whose shimmery indie pop always seems to promise more than it can deliver. Gila Monster. Edinburgh‘s own avant-garage movement. also support Trumans Water next week. and American label Behemoth will be releasing their ten-incher . . . soon. honest. Eighteen Wheeler. a Creation-signed Fanclubesque cocktail of tunes and fun guitars. who bring out their debut LP in the summer.
I The Keatons and ilyah Fearties Unemployed Workers Centre. Broughton Street. 557 07l8. 8.30pm~lam. £3.50 (£2.50). Hopefully. The Keatons. who hail from l.ondon. haven‘t been too worried about being upstaged by Lugton's demented and ‘Rantin‘. Sonsie and Free' (their words) Fearties.
I The Rubettes Cavendish. West Tollcross. 228 3252. Midnight. £5. More 70s nostalgia. Dodgy headgear. ahoyl
I Jeggro Negociants. l.othian Street. 225 63l3. l0pm. Free. A well-stirred pop concoction. with Jamaican and African influences to the fore.
I The Gods UT Glam Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 38 I6. £l.50 after 9pm. Teen sounds of the 70s.
I Cream Judge, The Turning and The Blisters Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. 8.30pm. From Cream Judge. covers of Free. Pearl Jam. [72 and Sabbath. with some original material.
I The Boogie Brothers (‘iis Rock Cafe. 229 434l. 10pm. Free.
I Fool Circle Marine Lounge. Bath Street. Portobello. 669 1780. 9pm. Free. Blues.
I Grant Robertson Marlborough Arms.I Burn Street. 8.30pm. Free.
I Peter Fenton Fortunes Tavern. Candlemaker Row. 226 7l90. 9pm. Free.
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I Revolver, Gila Monster and 18 Wheeler King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 9pm. £4. See Fri 23.
I The Road Nice’n'Slea/y. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. l0pm.
I The Basement Hall Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 l2l0. 9.30pm. Free. A wide spectrum of genres —< from Celtic to country infuse The Basement's air- punching ditties.
I Cloud Assassins MacSorley"s. Jamaica Street. 221 8499. 9pm. Free. Stadium- styled rock with blues and funk inflections.
I loose Cut Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free. Blues.
I ouke Bliss Trio with Storm Gordon Colliers. Hyndland Road. 357 5827. llpm. Free. FIX-Babel vocalist provides a little night music at The Supper Club.
I Buddha Grass Harbour Roekiii‘ Horse. Cathcart Road. 649 ()l 84. l0pm. £2. Paisley rockers.
I Wolitrain Dugout. Cathcart Street. Cireenock. 0475 279l8. 9.30pm. £2.50.
I Sheep On Drugs and Paralax Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 7.30pm. See preview.
I These Immortal Souls and ilikki Sudden Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. 8.30pm. £4. Sotne distinguished company tonight in the shape ofex-Birthday Party and Crime And The City Solution member Rowland S. Howard and his band of noisy sleaze-rockers. supported by the nigh-legendary failed poet musician-type Nikki Sudden. Last chance to see Nikki Sudden solo as he's apparently reforming The Jacobites after this tour.
I Big George And The Business Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. String-shredding power blues trio. augmented by sax and keyboards. with a Cl) re-release of (‘ieorge's All Fun/iv I)uv now in the shops.
I Odd Bodhran and The Comedians La
Belle Angele. Hasties Close (behind The Pelican). Cowgate. 225 2774. 9.30pm. £3 (£2). Acoustic/electric trance music from ()dd Bodhran. probably from behind a wall of dry ice.
I Racey Cavendish. West Port. 228 3252. Midnight. £3. Doing the 70s racket to death. ‘Some girls will. some girls won‘t.‘ Yes. That was your catchphrase.
I The UK Subs and Swinellu Cas Rock Cafe. West Port. 229 4341. 9pm. £3.50. See Fri 23.
I BTl St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. 557 2925. l0pm. Free. Commercial and accessible reggae pop.
I Red Hot And Blue Platform ()ne. Rutland Street. 225 2433. 9pm. Free. Rock‘n'roll.
I Perfume Negociants. l.othian Street. 225 63l3. l0pm. Free.
I Skin It Back Marine l.ounge. Bath Street. Portobello. 669 l780. 9pm. Free. Blues.
I MBI'IIII (ioltl Tankard. Hotitlon Street. 667 0328. 9pm. Free.
I Gerry Harper 'l‘ollhooih Tavern. Canongate. 556 5348. Free.
I Sheep On Drugs King Tut's Walt with Hut. St Vincent Street. 22l 5279. 9pm. £5. See preview.
I The Keatons, I Thought I Told You and long Fin Killie Nice'n'Slea/y. Sauchiehall Street. 3339637. 9pm. £3. Angular indie noise from the off-killer l.ondon-based Keatons. who sporadically perk up their already entertaining show with a spot of performance art. obscure poetic pronouncements. etc. (ilasgow's l.ong Fin Killie will complement nicely with their frenetic folk-fuelled bursts of madness.
I Billy Rivers MeCooFs Ruling Cowboy. Candleriggs. 552 7847. 9pm. Free. Blues. I This Guick Rockin' llorse. Cathcart Road. 649 0184. 9.30pm. Free.
I Gigante Liquor Store. The Area. Bridge Street. Paisley. 848 5096. 9.30pm. Free.
I Fudgetunnel and Cbeesegrater venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. The left—behinds (so far) of the grunge explosion. now signed to Columbia in the States. bounce back with a new album. released tomorrow. Cbeesegrater are suitably thrashy local support.
I Pengally and Onyx Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. 8.30pm. From Alloa. of all places. a goth-type outfit who dabble with techno-industrial sounds via three keyboards. two drummers and a bass. Sounds odd enough to be worth dropping ill till.
I Steve Hooker Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 38l6. l0pm. Free.
I Spikey Dream Flowers Negociants‘. l.othian Street. 225 63l3. l0pm. Free.
I Blueiinger ()ld (‘hiiin Pier. Trinity Crescent. 552 l233. 9pm. Free. Rock'n’roll.
I These Immortal Souls and Nikki sudden Cathouse. Brown Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £4.50 (advance). Tickets from The Cathouse. Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 2264679. and 23rd Precinct. Bath Street. 332 4806. See Sat 24.
I Fudgetunnel and Tarot Marrow Nice'n‘Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. £3. See Sun 25.
I First UeW Rockin’ Horse. Cathcart Road. 649 0184. 9.30pm. Free.
I Wasted Days, The Mutiny Strings and The Dales Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073 9pm. £3. Triple local band package. Watch otit particularly for the powerful and textured .‘vlutiny Strings. and The
Dazes. who have been selected as this year‘s release on West l.othian College‘s Different Class Records.
I The Flatvllle Aces La Belle Angele. Hasties Close (behind The Pelican). Cowgate. 225 2774. 9pm. Cajun group from Southampton.
I Baby ooc Negociants. l.othian Street. 225 6313. l0pm. Free.
I Throgmorton St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. 557 2925. 10pm. Free.
I Live music Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. 8.30pm.
I Ozric Tentacles and Senser Tunnel. Mitchell Street. 204 I000. 9pm. £8 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. Plus guest DJs. See preview.
I Sus, Roundhouse and Floatation The Cathouse. Brown Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £2. A trio of bands from North Glasgow Music College.
I Glasgow Songwriters featuring Alex Osborne Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 2924. 9.30pm. Free. Plus open platform.
I Cornershop and Mr Ray’s Wig World Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 9pm. £5. Leicester band much banged on about recently for their tangential affiliation to the l-luggy Nation. composed of three Asians and a self-proclaimed ‘token honkie’ who combine traditional Asian instrumentation with the noisy ineptitude of a thousand amateur indie bands.
I Texas Breakfast Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 38l6. l0pm. Free. Blues.
I Maya‘s Voice Negociants. l.othian Street. 225 63 l 3. l0pm. Free. Somewhat ethereal combo. occasionally compared with The Blue Nile.
I Patty Hearst Pelican. Cowgate. 225 54 l 3. 9pm. Free. Acoustic female singer- songwriter.
I Jezebel l.' Attache. Rutland Street. l0pm. Free.
I Live music Subway. Cowgate. 22S 6766. 8.30pm.
I Cornershop and Mr Ray’s Wig World King Tut's \Vah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 22] 5279. 9pm. £4.50. See Tue 27. I Battle or The Bands Strathclyde l'niversity Union. John Street. 552 I895. 8pm. £3. Students and guests. A battle of the bands organised by the Prince's Youth Business Trast in conjunction with Doc .‘ylarten's. and featuring The Feeling. Native Charm. Auntie Rose. The Bew'lay Brothers and The larch.
I 100 Others R(is. Queen Street. 22l 2200. l0pm. Free.
I Makossa llarleys. Quarry Street. Hamilton. 0698 458 l 74. 9pm. Free. A piping hot brew of reggae and African pUP.
I Zu Zu’s Petals (‘us Rock Cafe. west Port. 229 434 l. 9pm. American all-female trio w hose l.P w as recorded with Sugar's
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