ROCK & BLUES MDSID
RDDK & 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 oiiices art least one week before publication. Rock and Blues Listings compiled by Alastair Mabbott and Fiona Shepherd.
I Babes In Toyland, Trumans Water and Oil Seed ilape Queen Margaret Union. University Gardens. 339 9784. 7.30pm. £6.30 plus booking fee. Tickets from the QM porter‘s box. Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. and other TOCTA outlets. A battery of engaging temper tantrums from Kat Bjelland. detonating Babes in Toyland's almost tribal-sounding rhythm section. Drummer Lori reckons it‘s because women have a more natural rhythmic sensibility than men. Whatever. it’s good to have the Babes back. Off- kilter frat boys Trumans Water bark impenetrable gibberish over their colliding instruments. Oil Seed Rape complete the undeniably heavy bill. Take your own protective headgear.
I Dariingheart King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £3.50. Tickets from King Tut’s and Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. Female energy of a different kind as
I Cora Bissett bangs on the walls of her
playpen. tosses her locks. performs a twisted tarantella. all to a soundtrack of churning guitars.
I Thee lleadcoats and The lleadcoatees Nice 'n’ Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. £4. Cult figure Billy Childish makes a rare Scottish appearance -
7 supported by himself in female form with
a couple of letters switched around.
I D’Jango Mayfair. Sauchiehall Street. 332 3872. 9.30pm. £5. Punted as Scotland’s top party band. This could be construed as some sort of recommendation.
I Phil Shackleton MacSorleys. Jamaica Street. 221 8499. 9pm. Free. Acoustic set from the well-known singer/songwriter. I Spider Mackenzie and Dick Danovich McCool’s Ruling Cowboy. Candleriggs. 552 7847. 9pm. Free. Blues duo.
I The Henry Brothers Cathedral House. Cathedral Square. 552 3519. 9pm. Free. I Zydeco Ecosse Cottiers. Hyndland Road. 357 5827. 9pm. Free. Cajun and zydeco.
I Angela Cameron Cottiers. Hyndland Road. 357 5827. 11pm. Free. The Supper Club.
I Spida Centre Stage. West Nile Street. 353 2942. 9.30pm. Free. Stalwart of the Glasgow Songwriters group.
I Primary The Lincoln inn. Great Western Road. 954 9164. 9pm. Free.
I Easy Money Boon’s Yard. Cathcart Road. 649 0184. 9.30pm. Free.
I liaggle Taggle Gypsies Bojangles. Kilmamock. Vibrant contemporary folk rock.
I Squeeze and iiick Hayward Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £11. Something of a gaze into the past. although Squeeze's intelligent pop is very much alive. if not as sharp as before. Witness their new album Some Fantastic Place. See preview for Nick Heyward.
I llectar 3, Fireball and The Dreaming
Music Box. Victoria Street. 225 2564. 9pm. £3. in addition to a rarish live appearance by local band Nectar 3. hot from the release of their debut EP. this is an ideal chance to see Glasgow’s Fireball who are in imminent danger of being signed by the majors. Also look out for the kinetic folk-rock of Aberdeen’s The Dreaming.
I Mike Pender‘s Searchers Cavendish. West Tollcross. 228 3252. 9pm—4am. £5. The Searchers of old are now three different bands. This is perhaps the most genuine version. featuring as it does their lead singer.
I Schoolhouse and Useless Wooden Toys Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. 8pm. £1.50. indie noise from the wastelands of Fife and Penicuik.
I ilorth Sea Gas Platform One. Rutland Street. 225 2433. 9pm. Free. Folk rock. I Straight line Minus One Club. Carlton Highland Hotel. North Bridge. 556 7277.
I The Full ilog Cas Rock Cafe. 229 4341. 10pm. Free.
I Gactus Jack Granny’s Attic. Bath Street. Portobello. 669 1780. 9pm. Free. I live music Tolbooth Tavern. Canongate. 556 5348. 9pm. Free.
I I live music Abbey. South Clerk Street.
5 667 3023. 8.30pm. Free.
i I Summeriield Blues and The Works
1 Ollerton Hotel. Victoria Road. 0592
1 264286. 8.30pm. £3. Up-and-coming
Scottish act who release their debut CD
1 album Devil and the F reightmari in a
i couple of weeks. They were voted Scottish Blues Band of the Year at the
: 1993 Edinburgh Blues Festival. and this
i gig should be well worth a look for a new 3 take on an old theme. I The Answer and Sioux liatlon Panther
I 68. High Street. 0592 204 658. 8pm. £2.
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I TTF Strathclyde University Union. John
Street. 552 1895. 9pm. £7.50. Studean
and guests. Custom-made.conveyor-be1t
rave backing behind some crass pop tunes
— when are TI'F going to break from their
commercial straitjacket and deliver the
quirky opus that their inﬂuences (Devo.
Kraftwerk) suggest? Plus DJ Crosby.
i I Then Jerico King Tut's Wah Wah Hut.
St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £7.
3 Tickets from King Tut’s and Just the
Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. ‘
' Phoenix-like. those cheekbones rise again. i
Dunno if the band are still on that :
. bombastic pop/rock trip though.
3 I Ultrasonic Mayfair. Sauchiehall Street.
? 332 3872. 9.30pm. £5. Rave sounds. g
I Gapone and the Bullets Nice 'n’ 5 Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637.
r 9pm. £3. Glasgow‘s best known ska collective play a Ska Against Racism benefit.
5 I Murmur Halt Bar. Woodlands Road.
332 1210. 9.30pm. Free.
I iiennan X Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552
5924. 9.30pm. Free. Jazz funk sounds.
I Dnion Joe Blackfriars (downstairs).
Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free.
; I The ilaemorolds MacSorleys. Jamaica
Street. 221 8499. 9pm. Free.
; I ilaggle Taggle Gypsies McCool’s
5 Ruling Cowboy. Candleriggs. 552 7847.
9pm. Free. See Fri 24.
I The Blues Poets Centre Stage. West
Nile Street. 353 2942. 9.30pm. Free.
I Duke Bliss Trio Cottiers. Hyndland
Road. 357 5827. 11pm. Free. The Supper
1 I The Sheikhs Boon’s Yard. Cathcart
1 Road. 649 0184. 9.30pm. Free.
3 I Jackson Delta Twa Corbies. Kilbowie
1 Road. Cumbemauld. 0236 727473. 9pm.
' £2.50. Entry is by ticket only. available in
advance from the bar. Jackson Delta are a Canadian blues band. I The Boogie Brothers The Dugout.
Cathcart Street. Greenock. 0475 27918. 9.30pm. £3.
I Thee lieadcoats and Theo lieadcoatees Cas Rock Cafe. West Port. 229 4341. 9pm. £3. See Fri 24.
I Skin it Back Granny‘s Attic. Bath Street. Portobello. 669 1780. 9pm. Free. I Dyinension, Dance Diver Dose and cy- chk Calton. Calton Road. 558 3758. 9pm. £10. Hardcore dance in The Calton’s regular slot.
I [as Supremos West End Oyster Bar. West Maitland Street. 225 3861. 10.30pm. Free.
I Martin Fransen St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. 557 2925. 10.30pm. Free. Keyboard act.
I Mitchell Benn Gold Tankard. Houdon Street. 667 0328. Free.
I live music Tolbooth Tavern. Canongate. 556 5348. 8.30pm. 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 The Spin Doctors and Gin Blossom Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £10 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. Proof that you can sell any old American wank to the gullible masses if it’s marketed well. Think of the amount of bands who’ll form under the illusion that it’s a piece of piss to pump anything into the charts.
I The Mission The Arches. Midland Street. 221 9736. 8pm. £6 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. Did you see that
Hussey item on Naked City? Television 3 history! Even Beadle would be pushed to
uncover anything more gruesome and embarrassing. Clearly ’tis the nature of the beast that The Mission will continue to look and sound as they did in ‘86 and to attract the more devoted element of the public.
I Squeeze and iiick ileyward Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £11. Tickets from the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 227 5511. See Fri 24.
I Maddy Prior Strathclyde Suite. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 8pm. £6. Tickets from the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 227 5511. She of Steeleye Span and ‘All Around My Hat’ folky warbling fame.
I Des’ree King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £6. Tickets from King Tut’s and Just the Ticket. Virgin, Union Street. 226 4679. Back on her distinguished ownsome. after slumming it with Terence Trent D’Arby on ‘Delicate', Des'ree effortlessly spans
styles from sedate funk to gospel to contemplative pop. Her graceful presence is magnetic to say the least.
I Shine and Baby M Nice ’n’ Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. Big. catchy tunes from Shine. some with a rootsy 70s feel.
I The Hectic Beds McCool’s Ruling Cowboy. Candleriggs. 552 7847. 9pm. Free.
I Mint Boon’s Yard. Cathcart Road. 649 0184. 9.30pm. Free.
I Thrum and Bubblegum Harleys. Quarry Street. Hamilton. 0698 834444. 8.30pm. Free. Touring to promote their second single. ‘So Glad‘. which as we‘ve come to expect combines strong country melodies with scruffy guitars
I Buddha Grass ilaibour Liquor Store. The Area. Bridge Street. Paisley. 848 5096. 9.30pm. Free. Paisley rockers.
I Baggle Taggle Gypsies Mucky Duck. Glen Road. Shotts. 0501 820 512. Free. See Fri 24.
I The Sheikhs Stairway To Heaven. Sax Venue. Teviot Walk. Cumbemauld. 0236 73320. 9pm. Free.
I Wollstone Queen's Hall. South Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.30pm. See preview. I Scarred, Ghin Burn and Death Angry Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 8pm. £3. Three horrible. horrible. nasty. noisy bands who will sear the ﬂesh from your eardrums.
I 011 Seed Rape and Forkeye Cas Rock Cafe. West Port. 229 4341. 9pm. £3. Not to be outdone. the Cas Rock put on a heavy. noisy, nasty double bill.
I Blaze Fakers Music Box. Victoria Street. 225 2564. £3.
I liasty Phill Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 10pm. Free.
I Shibboleth Platform One. Rutland Street. 225 2433. 9pm. Free.
I lied L’Attache. Rutland Street. 229 3402. 11pm. Free.
I The Volunteers Ryn'es. Haymarket Terrace. 337 7582. 9pm. Free.
I B 8: B jam session Young's. ieamington Terrace. 3-5pm. Free.
I The Levellers Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7pm. £9.50 plus booking fee. with the booking fee going to a homeless charity. Tickets from Just the Ticket, Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. Note rescheduled date. Tickets for the original 6 Oct gig are valid for this show; ticket holders must be in the venue by 8.30pm. See preview.
I Thrum and Midwch Gucltoos Venue, Calton Road. 557 3073. 9pm. £3. See Sun 26. Thrum’s second single ‘So Glad’ comes out today on Fire Records.
I Bil Band L’Attache. Rutland Street. 229 3402. 11pm. Free.
I Peach howley St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. 557 2925. 9pm. Free.
I The Breeders, llrge Overkill and luscious Jackson The Plaza. Eglinton
T011. 423 3077. 7.30pm. £8 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. Note change of venue; old tickets still valid. See preview for The Breeders and Luscious Jackson. Urge Overkill are sharp-dressed dudes ‘ who play muscular garage rock and would probably kick your head in if you tried to call them grunge. * I The Gllhooleye, The Garlands and l Glenorgieada King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut. 1 St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. 1 £3.50. Another R & A Music Services
triple bill showcase with the local acts and London's touted Garlands.
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