ROCK & BLUES MUSIC
ROCK & BLUES W
The following details are tor regular weekly dates: see main listings for one- oit shows. Gigs are listed by city, then by day. Residencies will be listed, provided that up-to-date details are supplied to us. All events are free unless otherwise stated. Rock and Blues Residencies Listings compiled by Fiona Shepherd
and Gavin Inglis.
FRIDAY 3 ‘ Q
I Smash Hits Show On The Road SECC. Finnieston Quay. 248 9999. 7.30pm. £12.50 plus booking fee. Tickets from the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 227 5511. and all TOCTA agents. As a prelude to the annual Sinus/i Hits Poll Winners Party. this is one of three regional dates at which a host of pop artists will be appearing. playing a song or two live. So far the knicker-wetting list of participants includes East 17. Apache Indian. 2 Unlimited. Worlds Apart. liYC. Bad Boys lnc. Utah Saints. Eternal. M-People and local outfit Wild Monkey.
I Sepultura and Paradise lost Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. Tickets from Just The Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. No age restriction for this show. Death metal quartet from Brazil who grunt about the destruction of the rainforests and the subsequent repercussions for natives. Although with a delivery that gruff. it could just as easily be the usual bilge about fast chicks and hot cars. or whatever. Their current LP (7mm AI)
\ eers towards the brutality of Ministry. I llugh Cornwell King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £7. Tickets from King Tut‘s and Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. A fortnight before his old band The Stranglers play in Glasgow. Hugh Cornwell makes the treacherous solo outing in a more modestly-proportioned venue. His recent LP Wired is his first release since quitting The Stranglers in 1990.
I Riders Do The Storm Cathouse. Brown Street. 248 6606. 7.30pm. £5.30 plus booking fee. Tickets from The Cathouse and Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. Another Doors covers venture. I Hideaway Blues Band Nice ‘n‘ Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm.
I Rhyme and Reason McCool’s Ruling Cowboy. Candleriggs. 552 7847. 9pm. Free.
I Charming Snakes MacSorIey’s. Jamaica Street. 221 8499. 9pm. Free. Formerly Code ()f Silence.
I Dig George And The Business Boon‘s Yard. Cathcart Road. 649 0184. 9.30pm. Free. Heavy blues.
I Panda McCluskey Lounge Bar. Dugout. Cathcart Street. Greenock. 0475 27918. 9.30pm. Free.
I Red Wud Cottier‘s. Hyndland Road. 357 5827. 9pm. Free.
I Angela Cameron Cottier's. Hyndland Road. 357 5827. llpm. Free.
I Zutl la Chute Cathedral House. Cathedral Square. 552 3519. 9pm. Free.
I Dave Berry and The Cruisers Cavendish. West Tollcross. 228 3252. 9pm-3am. £5. Massive in the 60s. ‘The Crying Game"? ‘Little Things’?
I \voodside llow Boston Bean Co. St James Centre. Leith Street. 556 0111. Highly enjoyable cajun/folk five-piece
with style. who are deservedly earning themselves quite a reputation around the city. See live review.
I Dunni La Belle Angele. Hasties Close (behind The Pelican). Cowgate. 225 2774. 10pm. Nigerian afro-funkadelic six-piece band. appearing as part of the Squid club. I Funky Feet-us Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 10pm. Free.
I Bad Reputation Granny’s Attic. Bath Street. Portobello. 669 1780. 9pm. Free. I I Half A Mint Leith Oyster Bar. Burgess Street. 554 6294. 10pm. Free.
I llogwash Cas Rock Cafe. West Port. 229 4341. 10pm. Free.
I Blueiinger Brewsters. South Bridge. 558 3457. 10pm. Free. Rock‘n'roll.
I live music Tolbooth Tavern. Canongate. 556 5348. 9pm. Free.
; I live music Abbey. South Clerk Street. 667 3023. 8.30pm. Free.
I DMD SECC. Finnieston Quay. 248 9999. £12.50 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. Where has all the melancholy gone? OMD were one of the most
; emotive of the 80s synthesizer bands in their heyday. a good ten years ago. The
3 only continuity nowadays is that Andy
; still can't dance.
I 4 lion Blondes Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £8 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. One of a spate of recently successful American
; bands — like Soul Asylum. Spin Doctors : and Stone Temple Pilots — whose main common ground is heavy exposure on
3 MTV and a certain revelry in their
. musical tedium.
. I The Bourbon Boys Ferry. Clyde Place. ' 552 0767. 9pm. £6 (£5). Tickets front the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 227 5511. This five-piece have been described as ‘swamprock meets The Pogues and
' rockabilly goes zydeco‘. Never heard ’em. :
T so we‘ll have to acquiesce on that one.
. I Alison limerick Tunnel. Mitchell
1 Street. 204 1000. 10.30pm. £6 (£3). PA
from the soul chantoozie.
I I loverumble King Tut‘s Wah Wah Htit.
E St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £3.
1 Two other bands are still to be conﬁrmed
1 for this bill.
! I Boogalusa Cafe Loco. The Arches.
2 Midland Street. 221 9736. 10.30pm. £5.
; I The larch Nice ’n’ Sleazy. Sauchiehall
Street. 333 9637. 9pm. Boisterous. boyish
I The lloctumals Halt Bar. Woodlands
Road. 332 1210. 9.30pm. Free.
i I Herman X McCool's Ruling Cowboy.
; Candleriggs. 552 7847. 9pm. Free. Latino
I The Outpatients MacSorley’s. Jamaica
Street. 221 8499. 9pm. Free. Formerly
The Time Bandits.
I Seventh Heaven Boon‘s Yard. Cathcart
. Road. 649 0184. 9.30pm. Free. Soulful
I Runrig Motherwell Civic Centre. 0698
; 267515. £14 plus booking fee. An
extensive pre-Christmas tour of the main
Scottish ports-of—call to wann the cockles
of their hearty fanbase.
I I Papa’s Magic Beard BJs. Croft Street. Kilmarnock. 0563 44722. 11pm. £3.
Funky sounds ﬂexing their pectorals.
I Boss Dugout, Cathcart Street.
Greenock. 0475 27918. 9.30pm. £5. Show
I Rush Hour Lounge Bar. The Dugout.
Cathcart Street. Greenock. 0475 27918.
‘ 9.30pm. Free.
I Dulte Bliss Trio Cottier‘s. Hyndland
Road. 357 5827. 11pm. Free.
I Carol laula Queen’s Hall. South Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £8. Celebrated Glaswegian songstress. touring with her
new ten-piece band. with new material from her album Precious Little Victories. I Tartan Amoebas and Dr Octopus Cas Rock Cafe. West Port. 229 4341. 9pm. £3. Quality off-beat ceilidh from the Amoebas ifsomebody cart clean up after Doc ()ck's octo acid funk.
I Brian Poole Cavendish. West Tollcross. 228 3252. 9pm—3am. £4. The original vocalist of the Tremoloes with those classics: ‘Twist & Shout’. ‘Candyman‘. ‘Someone. Someone’ . .
I Massive Calton. Calton Road. 558 3758. 6pm—10pm. £5. PA on the large side at the Calton‘s under 18s club.
I Rhythm Duest, Manic and Massive Calton. Calton Road. 558 3758. 10pm—8am. £14. Another immense Meltdown event. with two floors of dance all night. All previous events have been
j sold out. No entry after 1.30am. i I The TCS Platform ()ne. Rutland Street. 1 225 2433. 9.30pm. Free. Funk. ! I Dcean Eleven Negociants. Lothian i Street. 225 6313. 10pm. Free. 1 I The Debonairs Brewsters. South i Bridge. 558 3457. 10pm. Free.
I Firing Squad Granny's Attic. Bath Street. Portobello. 669 1780. 9pm. Free. I Woodside llow West End Oyster Bar. West Maitiand Street. 225 3861. 10.30pm. Free. See Sat 3.
1 I Fishneck Say Goodnight Queen Street
! Oyster Bar. Queen Street. 226 2530.
i 10pm. Free.
9 I 32/20 St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. 557 2925. 10.30pm. Free. Blues
: I live music Tolbooth Tavern.
5 Canongate. 556 5348. 8.30pm. Free.
I live music Gold Tankard. Houdon
5 Street. 667 0328. Free.
i I live music Abbey. South Clerk Street.
t 667 3023. 8.30pm. Free.
5 SUNDAY 5
? I Status Duo SECC. Finnieston Quay.
! 248 9999. £16. £14 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin.
Union Street. 226 4679. Almost as many ; comebacks as Sinatra. Frank retains some ‘ shreds of vitality and dignity though.
I Carol Laula Pavilion Theatre. Renfield Street. 332 1846. 7.30pm. £8.50. £7.50. A reverential reception for Ms Laula‘s mix of rootsy pop and tnore introspective material.
I Banco de Gaia and Eat Static Megadog. The Arches. Midland Street. 221 9736. 8pm. £8. A London phenomenon that can’t be Contained in the t capital — Club Dog spills out into the regions with the multi-faeeted Aphex Twin. dance/indie crossover merchants
1 Banco de Gaia and ()zric 'l‘entacles‘
j techno offshoot Eat Static. Plus Dis
1 Michael Dog and MC Teabag.
I Girls Against Boys and AC Acoustics
i The Cathouse. Brown Street. 248 6606.
j 8pm. £4 plus booking fee. Tickets from
t The Cathouse and Just the Ticket. Virgin.
Union Street. 226 4679. No sign of any girls actually . . . four boys from Washington DC perpetuate the American capital's tradition for hardcore punkish sounds. Though not as minimalist as Fugazi. GVSB are every bit as raw. Singer Scott McLeod has a fiercesome growl and their best material — like recent single ‘Bullet Proof Cupid' — has sheer piledriving power. Glasgow‘s AC Acoustics also adopt a riff-based standpoint but are not quite so aurally punishing. I The Red Devils and Hideaway Blues Band King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £5. Tickets from King Tut‘s and Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. LA blues rock ensemble who have named their debut album King King after the pub where they first undertook a residency live years ago. They built their reputation the traditional way. attracting larger crowds every week. and now have a Rick Rubin-produced LP under their belt. I Whiteout Club Mouth. 13th Note. Glassford Street. 553 1638. 8pm. Free. Supplementing their Monday residency. Greenock's top popsters straddle a variety of styles from beatpop to groovy 70s- influenced rockers with a touch of country. I Corpse, Death Agony and ln Extremis Nice ‘n’ Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. Art evening of death metal. I The Moondials McCool's Ruling Cowboy. Candleriggs. 552 7847. 9pm. Free. Country-influenced rock. ‘ I Easy Money Boon‘s Yard. Cathcart Road. 649 ()184. 9.30pm. Free. I Fiaere llilssen Liquor Store. The Area. Bridge Street. Paisley. 848 5096. 9pm. Free. The Edinburgh songstress journeys into deepest Paisley. I Junkyard Dogs Bo Jangles. Strand Street. Kilmarnock. 0563 44722. 9.30pm. £1. Blues night. I The Dangerous Brothers Stairway To Heaven. Sax Venue. Teviot Walk. Cumbernauld. 0236 733200. 9pm. £3. ' I Solomon Flynn Moon Night Club. Farmeloan Road. Rutherglen. 9pm. £2.50 (includes free burger).
I Rock Salt & Rails HMV. St James
E Centre. 556 1236. 2.30pm. Free. Rootsy. folky people in an unusual venue.
- I Avalon Cas Rock Cafe. West Port. 229
1 4341. 9pm. £1. Tried and tested rock with
i a Celtic bent.
l I Unreal Negociants. Lothian Street. 225
I 6313. 10pm. Free.
: I Blueiinger L'Attache. Rutland Street.
229 3402. 10pm. Free. Rock ‘n‘ roll.
I 888 jam session Young's. Learnington
Terrace. 3—5pm. Free.
i MONDAY 6 Glasgow
I Meatloaf SECC. Finnieston Quay. 248 9999. SOLD OUT. The general public just
Christmas Ceilidh for Shelter (Scotland) with The Tartan Amoebas
At the Caledonian Brewery, Slateford Road, Edinburgh on Saturday 18 December 1993, 7pm-midnight
Tickets £12 (£8) from Shcltcr (Scotland) 8 Hampton Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 5JD
wine and shortbread 7-7.30pm Supper served
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