ROCK & BLUES MUSIC
ROCK & BLUES
Dates listed below are for one-oft shows: see seperate section tor residencies. Gigs are listed by date, then by city. Dates will be listed, provided that details reach our offices art least one week before publication. Book and Blues Listings compiled by Alastair Mabbott and Fiona Shepherd
I Spiral Tribe Analogue. Glasgow School of Art. Renfrew Street. 332 0691. 9.30pm. £5 (£4). Clandestine innovators in the techno field. Spiral Tribe's mighty sound system has pierced the air at many a one- off event and outdoor festival. including last year’s notorious Castlemorton rave- up. In the past year they've taken to creating as well as playing the music with some urgent. biting tracks. See Clubs
review. I Sid Gritﬂn And The Coalporters and Murmur King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £5.50. Postponed from a fortnight ago. this gig from ex-Long Ryder now proffers a journey through American roots music with his group The Coalporters. Support comes from the more pristine local pop merchants Murmur. I The Fourmost Mayfair. Sauchiehall Street. 332 3872. 9.30pm. £5. The Mayfair are enhancing their pseudo- ballroom feel with some 60s nostalgia. as a series of old lags hit the reunion circuit. This lot were responsible for such delights as ‘1’m in Love‘. ‘A Little Love’. ‘Babyl Need Your Loving' and ‘All Our Songs Have Got “Love” In The Title‘. I 999 Nice’n’Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. Punk dregs return like an imitating rash. but as no one especially cared ﬁrst time round this is marginally less sad than The Kinks' current round of appearances.
I James Bun James MacSorley’s. Jamaica Street. 221 8499. 9pm. Free. Self- styled ‘maximum R&B’.
I Bopstreet McCool's Ruling Cowboy. Candleriggs. 552 7847. 9pm. Free.
I Zut! la Chute Cathedral House. Cathedral Square. 552 3519. 9pm. Free. Cajun.
I Spida Centre Stage. West Nile Street. 353 2942. 9pm. Free.
I CC Blders Cottiers. Hyndland Road. 357 5827. 9pm. Free. Country band who played in-house at The Cathouse’s Louisiana Hayride club for those who are too young and hip to frequent the Grand Ole Opry.
I Angela Cameron Cottiers. Hyndland Road. 357 5827. llpm. Free. The Supper Club.
I Gary Molr Lincoln Inn. Great Western Road. 954 9164. 9pm. Free. Of Bedrock fame.
I This Gulclt Rockin' Horse. Cathcart Road, 649 0184. 10pm. Free.
I Billy Rivers Cumbemauld Theatre. Braehead Road. Cumbemauld, 0236 732887. 9.30pm. Blues.
I Badtlnger Cavendish. West Tollcross. 228 3252. 9pm—4am. £5. The Cavendish continues in its single-minded quest to give the oxygen of publicity to the lesser names of the 60s and 705. Now enjoying a surge of trendiness (allegedly) that would have seemed inconceivable a few years ago, the creators of ‘Come And Get lt' take to the stage again.
I The Ilelgn and Malevolence Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. 9pm. Metal double- bill.
I Fool Circle Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 10pm. Free.
I Bo’ Weevil Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1.50 after 9pm. Rockin’ rhythm ‘n‘ blues.
I Ground Zero Legends (formerly Phoenix). Cowgate. 225 8382. 9.30pm. I Amanda lyon Minus One Club. Carlton Highland Hotel. North Bridge. 556 7277. £5.
I Black Cat Bones Cas Rock Cafe. 229 4341. 10pm. Free.
I Bluetinger Advocate. South Bridge. 9.30pm. Free. Rock ’n‘ roll.
I John Paul Tolbooth Tavern. Canongate. 556 5348. 9pm. Free. Country and western.
I live music Abbey. South Clerk Street. 667 3023. 8.30pm. Free.
I Sugar Glider Ollerton Hotel. Victoria Road. 0592 264286. 9pm—lam. £2. Rock covers.
I Catherine Wheel and Bang Bang Machine King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut, St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £5. See preview for Catherine Wheel. Support from left-ﬁeld southemers peddling sub- gothic spook rock who penned the now re-released 1992 Festive 50-topping ‘Geek Love’. Singer Elizabeth‘s sense of theatre was conﬁrmed when she performed on The Word wearing Miss Haversham-style wedding getup.
I Suburban Belay Mayfair. Sauchiehall Street. 332 3872. 9.30pm. Tickets on the door. As a foil to the 60s nights on Fridays. the Mayfair are embracing a more contemporary approach to their Saturday nights with some of the country’s best purveyors of dance- orientated sounds.
I The llightcrawlers Mo‘ Jazz With Attitude. 13th Note, Glassford Street. 553 1638. 9pm. Free. Sweet. soul music with Glasgow‘s 4th and Broadway-signed Nightcrawlers.
I Boogalusa Renfrew Ferry. Clyde Place. 552 0767. 8pm. £6 (£4). Tickets from the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 227 5511. Zydeco/cajun.
I Cloud Assassins MacSorley’s. Jamaica Street. 221 8499. 9pm. Free.
I Best of Glasgow Songwriters Centre Stage. West Nile Street. 353 2942. 9pm. Free.
I Baggle Taggle Gypsies McCool's Ruling Cowboy. Candleriggs. 552 7847. 9pm. Free.
I Tom Colquhoun Cottiers. Hyndland Road. 357 5827. llpm. Free. The Supper Club.
I Buddha Grass Ilarbour Rockin' Horse. Cathcart Road. 649 0184. 10pm. Free. Hard rockers from Paisley.
I The Dangerous Brothers Cumbemauld Theatre. Braehead Road. Cumbemauld. 0236 732887. Rock ‘n’ roll and blues covers.
I Dne Dove Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 8 m. £5. See preview.
I Item Taxi, Chimera and Murmur Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. 9pm. Though you might be forgiven for not being aware of this after all the controversy surrounding themselves and their friends Huggy Bear and Comershop. Mambo Taxi have a few compelling songs under their belts - the newie ‘Poems On The Underground’ included — and play them with raw. untutored enthusiasm.
I The Australian Stooges and Chinese Burn Cas Rock Cafe. West Port. 229 4341. 9pm. £3. Tribute band with an ingenious gimmick — they aren’t actually Australian. What we want to know is do they try to recreate that classic of audience
confrontation Metallic K0 every night? And are there any survivors when they do?
I The Gods Di Glam Platform One. Rutland Street. 225 2433. 9pm. Free. Teen sounds of the 70s.
I Dr Octopus Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 10pm. Free. Steaming. kinetic ‘octo-funk‘ from this Edinburgh dance band.
I Dukla Slam Legends (formerly Phoenix). Cowgate. 225 8382. 9.30pm. I Shibboleth L‘Attache. Rutland Street. 229 3402. 8.30pm. Free.
I Intimate Strangers Advocate. South Bridge. 9.30pm. Free.
I Blueringer Brewsters. South Bridge. 558 3457. 10pm. Free. Rock ’n’ roll.
I Skin It Back Granny’s Attic. Bath Street. Portobello. 669 1780. 9pm. Free. Blues.
I The Blame Falters Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. £1.50 after
I Seconds Out West End Oyster Bar. West Maitland Street. 225 3861. 10.30pm. Free.
I Amanda lyon Minus One Club. Carlton Highland Hotel. North Bridge. 556 7277. 10.30pm. £5.
I 32-20 St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. 557 2925. 9pm. Free. Blues duo. I Bay Bonner Tolbooth Tavern. Canongate. 556 5348. 8.30pm. Free. Golden oldies.
I Jimmy livingston Gold Tankard. Houdon Street. 667 0328. Free.
I live music Abbey. South Clerk Street. 667 3023. 8.30pm. Free.
I live music White Horse. Canongate. 556 3403. 8.30pm. Free.
I Dream Disciples Bailey's. Pilmuir Street. 0383 734749. 9pm. Free. Above- average goth band. going through a transition into more techno-industrial-type sounds.
I The Young Gods Queen Margaret Union. University Gardens. 339 9784. 7pm. £6.30 plus booking fee. £7 on door. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. Swiss innovators in the industrial rock sphere who are capable of putting on a fearsome live show. bludgeoning their audiences with intensity and a degree of twisted soul — some tracks on their TV Sky LP were blues-inﬂuenced. All this and not a guitar in sight. Tremble. luddites.
I love/Hate and Mindbomb Cathouse. Brown Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £8 plus booking fee. Tickets from The Cathouse. Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. and 23rd Precinct. Bath Street. 332 9740. Popular LA-based rockers who draw on a variety of other influences — blues. punk and funk mainly with some quirks in the instrumentation department. utilising bagpipes and cellos. Current album. Let’s Rock. is their third.
I The Aquarians and loomshanlta Jam Club, The Barracks, Shakespeare Street. Maryhill. 945 4114. 2pm. Free. Running right through until 11pm is this extended (but structured) jam session.
I Clyde Rockin‘ Horse. Cathcart Road. 649 0184. 10pm. Free.
I Buddha Grass llarbour Liquor Store. The Area. Bridge Street. Paisley. 848 5096. 9.30pm. Free. Hard rockers from Paisley.
I ooin’ The Biz Johnny Rockets. Cambridge Street. 10.30pm. Free.
I live Music McCool's Ruling Cowboy. Candleriggs. 552 7847. 9pm. Free.
I The Catherine Wheel and Bang Bang Machlne Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 8pm. £5. See preview. Worth seeing in their own right. Bang Bang Machine
stomped all comers in last year's John Peel Festive 50.
I Garrison Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. 9pm. Heavy rock.
I Hasty Phil Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 10pm. Free.
I Bluelinger L’Attache. Rutland Street. 229 3402. llpm. Free. Rock 'n‘ roll.
I The Volunteers Ryries. Haymarket Terrace. 337 7582. 9pm. Free.
I Captain Crude Burnt Post. Lothian Road. 229 4942. 9.30pm. Free.
I II & D lam session Young's. Leamington Terrace. 3—5pm. Free.
I Summertield Blues Twa Tams. Scott Street. 0738 34500. 4—8pm. Free. Original blues and covers from Fife's hardest- gigging band.
I Helmet and Skyscraper Cathouse. Brown Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £6 plus booking fee. Tickets from The Cathouse. Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. and 23rd Precinct. Bath Street. 332 9740. Brutal grungers fronted by ex-Band of Susans member Page Hamilton. who owe more to Ministry than Mudhoney in their unswerving guitar-bashing. Support from the band formed by ex-Swervedriver bassist Adi.
I Sierra Maestra Club Cubana. Renfrew Ferry. Clyde Place. 429 2683. £5 (£3). Nine-piece group playing Cuban 'son music. from whence salsa eventually sprang. who are currently on a European tour and provide the centrepiece for this special Club Cubana.
I The Hot Two McCool's Ruling Cowboy. Candleriggs. 552 7847. 9pm. Free.
I Fredt Di llature Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 9pm. £6. Mike Tramp. former singer for White Lion. presean his new bunch. who seem likely to make an impact with their debut album Freak Of Nature. which was released at the end of March. Loud guitars and an even more voluminous snare drum are promised.
I llog Heaven Negociants. Lothian Street, 225 6313. 10pm. Free.
I The IIII Band L'Attache. Rutland Street. 229 3402. llpm. Free.
I live music St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. 557 2925. 9pm. Free.
I Barenalted ladies King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £6. First of two nigth at this venue. See preview.
I Freak DI llature Cathouse. Brown Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £5.50 plus booking fee. Tickets from The Cathouse. Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street, 226 4679. and 23rd Precinct. Bath Street. 332 9740. See Mon 19.
I D. B. McGlynn and Calvin’s Dream 13th Note. Glassford Street. 553 1638. 9.30pm. Free. Coming together under the banner of the Sticky Music label.
I Jimmy Rift Drum and Monkey. Hope Street. 9pm. Free. One man. his guitar and some original material.
I Glasgow Songwriters reaturlng Alan Jordan Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free. Plus open platform. Anyone playing their own material is welcome to do a spot.
I Splda McCool's Ruling Cowboy, Candleriggs. 552 7847. 9pm. Free.
I Workers In Song Gallery Bar. North Bank Street. The Mound. 9pm-lam. Free. Information: 440 4303. Weekly forum for Edinburgh-based singer-songwriters. with around ten performers playing three or four songs each.
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