MUSIC ROCK & BLUES
keep the independent spirit ﬂowing with another in their ongoing series of collaborative gigs.
I live Music McCool's Ruling Cowboy. Candleriggs, 552 7847. 9pm. Free. Tonight is an awareness-raising event for Artists For Solidarity in support of the Timex workers, featuring four bands.
I llr Phibes And The House iii Wax Equations and The Mutiny Strings Venue, Calton Road, 557 3073. 8pm. £5. See Sat 8
I Blues Night Subway, Cowgate, 225 6766. 8.30pm. £2. Live blues band.
I The Thanes, Fianiing Gurus and DaIion Citrus Club, Grindly Street, 229 6697. 9pm. £2. The long-gone Thanes return from a no-doubt psychedlic grave. I Mint Negociants, Lothian Street, 225 6313. 10pm. Free.
I Michael Bolton and lienny G SECC. Finnieston Quay, 248 3000. £22, £20 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket, Virgin, Union Street, 226 4679. See Sun 9.
I live Music McCool’s Ruling Cowboy. Candleriggs, 552 7847. 9pm. Free.
I loudon Wainwright lll Queen’s Hall, South Clerk Street. 668 2019. £8. Tireless and enlivening Yank troubador of quirky country-folk persuasion. most recently seen north of the border on Scottish Television's Talking Loud. Worth it for his raconteur-like witty interludes alone.
I The Fat lady Sings Venue, Calton Road, 557 3073. 8pm. £6 See preview.
I Subconscious Negociants, Lothian Street, 225 6313. 10pm. Free.
I llearsay St James Oyster Bar, Calton Road. 557 2925. 10.30pm. Free.
OPEN HOUSE MUSIC PRESENTS
RAB NOAKES 8: RORY MACLEOD Saturday 15 May 8pm Tickets £6, £4 (concs)
Old St. Paul's Hall, Jeffrey St, Edinburgh
JUNE TABOR & MARK EMERSON Thursday 20 May 9pm Tickets £6, £4 (concs) Old St. Paul's Hall, Jeffrey St, Edinburgh
DOLORES KEANE BAND Thursday 3 June 8pm Assembly Rooms, George St,
Friday 4 June 8pm Mitchell Theatre, Granville Street, Glasgow Tickets (both dates) £7, £5 (concs)
SNOOKY PRYOR & JOHN NICHOLAS Friday 4 June 8pm Tickets £6, £4 (cones) Old St Paul's Hall, Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh
FURTHER INFO - 031m 6187 Tickets also available from Ticket Centre on 031 225 8616
I Mayiest. See separate listings.
I The tidied Flames and Spacehopper King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £2.50. Two local indie bands worth catching if you are disillusioned that every Glaswegian group sounds like Teenage Fanclub. The Naked Flames ebb and flow in a few directions but Spacehopper are far harsher and unapologetic about the effect they might have on your eardrums.
I Glasgow Songwriters featuring This Gulch Blackfriars, Bell Street, 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free. A full band this week, for a change. Plus the open platform.
I The Boogie Boys Harleys, Quarry Street. Hamilton. 0698 458174. 9pm. Free.
I live Music McCool’s Ruling Cowboy. Candleriggs, 552 7847. 9pm. Free.
I levitation and Supernova Venue, Calton Road, 557 3073. £4.50. 9pm. Still teetering on the edge of some drug-fuelled personal apocalpyse, that’s Terry Bickers and Levitation. But now with more money with which to do it, having joined Chyrsalis’ phalanx of ‘indie’ acts (Carter and Kingmaker) and released a suitably epic single in the shape of ‘Even When Your Eyes Are Open'. Support from sloganeering Fife space-rockers Supernova.
I The Gods Di Giain Preservation Hall, Victoria Street, 226 3816. 10pm. Free. The ever-popular, ever-cheesey 70s revivalists.
I Family love Negociants, Lothian Street, 225 6313. 10pm. Free. Big soul band from Glasgow.
I lllck And liobby C Pelican, Cowgate. 225 5413. 10pm. Free. Jazzjam.
I Maytest. See separate listings.
I bogs ll’Aniour Cathouse, Brown Street, 248 6606. 8pm. £5.30 plus booking fee. Tickets from The Cathouse, Just the Ticket, Virgin, Union Street, 226 4679 and 23rd Precinct, Bath Street, 332 4806. Sassy, trashy mainstream blues rock with a touch of the current fave infatuation, glam. They’re back after a spell which many thought signalled the end of the group with a new LP More Unchartered Heights 0] Disgrace.
I The Milltown Brothers King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £5. Quiet for a time, the Milltown Brothers return with, we assume, more high calibre commercial indie pop and reedy vocals.
I Chalnnan Mouth and .luinp City 13th Note, Glassford Street, 553 1638. 10pm. Free. indie noise sounds from Chairman Mouth, while Jump City are more mainstream pop.
I lath MacSorIey’s, Jamaica Street, 221 8499. 9pm. Free. Lark is Susan Mahoney. plus on occasion a backing band, performing graceful songs in the Carol Laula mould.
I Patty llearst Blackfriars, Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free. American heiress comes back into the public eye with a clutch of acoustic songs.
I Idle Poor, Roundhouse and love IluIble RGs, Queen Street, 221 2200. 10pm. Free. Live music provided by three bands from North Glasgow Music College.
I The Goats and line People Venue, Calton Road, 557 3073. 9pm. £6 subject to booking fee. See Clubs preview. The Goats' 70-minute-long concept rap album Tricks Of The Shade is ‘hiphopera' at its ﬁnest Not that there’s much
competition . . .
I Esoterlca Subway, Cowgate, 225 6766. 8.30pm. £2. Local band.
I Tinkerbell’s nope liing La Belle Angele, Hasties Close, Cowgate, 225 2774. 9pm. £3 (£2). lnvemessian funky indie ﬁends still looking to capitalise on the good vibes generated by their last EP ‘Audrey Hepbum’ and teeing up their imminent LP Beetsmakespitpink.
I Guns For illre Negociants, Lothian Street, 225 6313. 10pm. Free.
I Maytest. See separate listings.
I The James Taylor Guartet with Noel Mcltoy, llodge City Productions and Elias Barrowland, Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7.30pm. £7.50 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket, Virgin, Union Street, 226 4679. See preview For JTQ and Elias. I Levitation and Big Curd King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £5. Levitation steal the prize for most essential space-rockers in town this fortnight, despite stiff challenges from Spiritualized and Doctor Phibes. They‘ve been quiet since last year’s blistering Need For Not debut, now their new single on Chrysalis ‘Even With Your Eyes Open’ is a mellower effort but live no one escapes being reduced to a gibbering wreck. Support from young guns Big Burd, hardly inspirational as yet, but with plenty time to hone their Pastels/BMX Bandits inﬂuences.
I Poison Idea and ileaiibutt Cathouse, Brown Street, 248 6606. 8pm. £5.30 plus booking fee. Tickets from The Cathouse, Just the Ticket, Virgin, Union Street, 226 4679 and 23rd Precinct, Bath Street, 332 4806. Tad and Screaming Trees’ Conner brothers can‘t hold a candle to Poison Idea in the beefy grunge stakes, with beef being the operative word. i wouldn‘t say the individual members of Poison ldea are fat, but when they bend over simultaneously there’s an eclipse of the sun in New Zealand, etc, etc . . . Support Headbutt are a three-bass, no-guitar concern.
I Cloud Assassins MacSorIey’s, Jamaica Street, 221 8499. 9pm. Free. Blues and funk inﬂuences occasionally invade this group’s stomprock sound.
I 2 Thou Square 4 Rooftops, Sauchiehall Street, 332 5883. 10pm. £2.50.
I The Moonillals Halt Bar, Woodlands Road, 332 1210. 9.30pm. Free.
I Sioux liation and Fury Nice ’n’ Sleazy, Sauchiehall Street, 333 9637. 10pm.
I The Beatles Beat Pythagoras, Sauchiehall Street, 332 3495. 9pm. Free. I D.D. McGlynn Cottiers, Hyndland Road, 357 5827. 9pm. Free.
I Eat This Rockin’ Horse, Cathcart Road, 649 0184. 9.30pm. Free.
I luminous nose Opera Batcave, Bruce Hotel, Cornwall Street, East Kilbride, 03552 29971. 9pm. £2.50. Plus a Smiths tribute disco.
I Baby Chaos Dugout, Cathcart Street, Greenock. 0475 27918. 9.30pm. £2. See Sat 8.
I Ceremony Clubhouse, Old Sneddon Street, Paisley, 889 4706. 8.30pm. £1.50. I little Wolves Twa Corbies, Cumbemauld, 0236 727473. 9pm. Free.
I llogs ll’Aniour Venue, Calton Road, 557 3073. 7.30pm. £6. See Wed 12.
I Stevie Walker And The Mange-eat Cavendish, West Tollcross, 228 3252. 9pm-3am. £3. Live music and party night - £1 per pint and £1 per spirit.
I The tidied See, The Pralines and The Mutiny Strings Wee Red Bar, College Of Art, Lauriston Place. 9pm. £3 (£2.50). First night of occasional live music club, with groovey indie sounds until 3am. A ﬁne line-up of indie talent straight outta Linlithgow,Galashie1s and Edinburgh respectively. The Naked See release their
debut single on Human Condition this month, The Pralines released theirs on Alva last year, while The Mutiny Strings have big epic guitars of which they are rightly proud.
I llltra Indians and Kid Noise Vaults. Niddry Street, 556 7018. 8pm. Free.
I llogswasli Negociants, Lothian Street, 225 6313. 10pm. Free.
I The Desperate Ilan Band Preservation Hall, Victoria Street, 226 3816. 10pm. Glasgow rock band.
I First Ilew St James Oyster Bar, Calton Road, 557 2925. 10.30pm. Free. Glaswegian indie band.
I The Big Easy and Savliles Subway. Cowgate, 225 6766. 8.30pm. £2. Dunfermiine band supported by Glasgow band.
I Start Cas Rock Cafe, West Port, 229 4341. 10pm. Free.
I Shooglenlity La Belle Angele, Hasties Close, Cowgate, 225 2774. 9pm. Free. Weekly frisky folk jam, attracting swelling members. Ooer.
Glasgow I Mayiest. See separate listings. I The Time Frequency and Terrorlne Barrowland, Gallowgate, 552 4601. 7.30pm. £12 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket, Virgin, Union Street, 226 4679. Scotland’s most successful rave act please the punters but manage to slip in a few more sophisticated electro-pop references into their set. Plus DJs Joe Deacon, Tom Wilson and Marco Smith. I The Auteurs and David Gray King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, St Vincent Street, 221 5279. 8.30pm. £5. The Auteurs are not for those who crave a moshpit sweatathon when they attend a gig, but might just appeal to those who like intelligent left- fieid pop with palpable Beatles and Go- Betweens inﬂuences. David Gray covers the same sort of territory and is shortly to make an appearance on BBC Scotland’s No Stilettos. I Ska-B-llugs and The G-Men Glasgow School Of Art, Renfrew Street, 332 0691. 9.30pm. £2.50. Students and guests. Alongside Capone and the Bullets, Ska-B- Dugs are Glasgow’s hardiest disciples of ska. I Roundabout and Cherry 2” Mandela Bar, Strathclyde University Union, John Street, 552 1895. 9pm. Free. Students and uests. I The olirians and Glass Nice ’n’ Sleazy, Sauchiehall Street, 333 9637. 10pm. I The llaggle Taggle Gypsies Blackfriais. Bell Street, 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free. See Sat 8. I llev lloc And The Congregation MacSorIey’s, Jamaica Street, 221 8499. 9pm. Free. Harmonica-based blues. I let! la Chute Cathedral House, Cathedral Square. 552 3519. 9pm. Free. Cajun. I The .lourneyrnen Cottiers, Hyndland Road, 357 5827. 9pm. Free. I lllgel CM Cottiers, Hyndland Road, 357 5827. 11pm. Free. A less jazzy set than usual for The Supper Club. I Dig George And The Business Rockin’ Horse, Cathcart Road, 649 0184. 10pm. £2. High mileage blues trio.
I Mud Cavendish, West Tollcross, 228 3252. 9pm-3am. £5. With tiger feet and sticky out elbows you danced. And will dance. Ad infinitum. Ad nauseam.
I Kettletlsh Negociants, Lothian Street, 225 6313. 10pm. Free.
I The hideaway Blues Dad Preservation Hall, Victoria Street, 226 3816. £1.50 after 9pm.
I Forkeye Subway. Cowgate, 225 6766. 8.30pm. £2. Thrashy noisef'iends follow up their Peel-favoured single ‘Fried Life' and limber up for their debut album for Human Condition, Plastic And Plasma. I Dad Bepntations Marine Lounge, Bath
52 The List 7-20 May 1993