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1993 IN REVERSE
list writers otter their personal highlights
- ii. ? '" CRAIG MGlEAN I Film Reservoir Dogs. Good romantic sub~plot.
I Band Grant Lee Buffalo. Slack- brained, guitar~toting mumblers (American version): this is where its at; get a grip.
I l? Trashcan Sinatras‘s I 've Seen Everything. Slack-jawed, guitar- toting mumblers (Brit/Jock version): this is the real deal; get a grip.
I Theatre Show Brmdagers at the Traverse. The fat of the land was never so lean.
I Art Exhibition Dis. Gavin Evans at Kelvingrove. Makes you think, doesn’t it?
I W Show heir-ordersrrn-y. barney's a git. tony's a fan (still) and the best thing about republic is the sleeve. i rest my lower case.
I Dig Rage Against The Machine. Barowlands. ‘Fuck you l won't sweat how you tell me.‘
I Book Irvine Welsh’s Trainslmtling. Auld Reekie is truly reekin’.
I Festive Plans Judaism.
I Capercaillie, Scottish Fiddle Orchestra
and Cast from les Miserables Ross Theatre. Princes Street Gardens. lO.30pm—l2.30ptn. £5. Tickets from Edinburgh Tourist Ofﬁce. Queen‘s Hall (668 2019). Traverse Theatre. TOCI‘A outlets and practically everywhere else. Bring in the New Year in spectacular outdoor style with a joyful blend of Gaelic rock. driving strings and supposedly the only outdoor performance of Les Mis songs to date. Certain to sell out.
I Blues ’n’ Trouble Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 8.30pm. £5. A pleasant surprise for everybody who feared the Pres had shut its doors to live bands for good. There may be a regular couple of live gigs a week after the festive season is over. but the revamped layout is as yet untested. Incidentally. your lucky listings person won a liver on their new quiz machine the other day.
I The Morseybeats Cavendish. West Tollcross. 228 3252. 9pm—4am. £5. The hits just keep rolling: ‘I Think Of You'. ‘Don‘t Turn Around‘. ‘Wishing And A‘Hoping’ and ‘1 Stand Accused‘.
I Freedom Train Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 10pm. Free. See Sat 18. I Cactus Jack Granny’s Attic. Bath Street. Portobello. 669 1780. 9pm. Free. I Marv Leith Oyster Bar. Burgess Street. 554 6294. 10pm. Free. See Fri 24.
I elueiinger Platform One. Rutland Street. 225 2433. 7pm-2am. £10. A rock ‘n' roll Hogmanay.
NEW YEAR’S DAY
I live Music Nice ‘n' Sleazy. Sauchiehall . Street. 333 9637. 9pm.
I live Music McCool’s Ruling Cowboy. Candleriggs. 552 7847. 9pm. Free.
I D’Jango Cavendish. West Tollcross. 228 3252. 9pm—3am. £4. See Sat 25. I The Shrimptons Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. l0pm. Free.
SUNDAY 2 -
I Wolisbane Cathouse. Brown Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £5.30 plus booking fee. Tickets from The Cathouse. and Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. Hoary. lupine rock from one of the most hirsute bands around. Expect to be greeted with a wall of riffs.
I A Chocolate Morning and Whiteout Club Mouth. The 13th Note. Glassford Street. 553 1638. 8pm. Free. Top indie pop tunes from both parties. A Chocolate Morning are more conventional and solid in their approach but they hit the mark often enough. Whiteout are rarely off the mark with their groovy 70s-inﬂucnced set. I Hugh need And The Velvet Underpants and The Supernaturals McCools Ruling Cowboy. Candleriggs. 552 7847. 9pm. Free. He’s retrieved the velvet underpants in preparation for a new year and all the fresh possibilities for self-publicity that it brings. See Wed 22 for The Supernaturals. I Evolution Area. Bridge Street. Paisley. l0pm. £5.
I The Flying Emperors Dugout. Cathcart Street. Greenock. 0475 279l8. 9.30pm.
£5. I live Music Nice ‘n' Sleazy. Sauchichall Street. 333 9637. 9pm.
I Shibboleth Platform One. Rutland Street. 225 2433. 9pm. Free.
I ll & e jam session Young‘s. Learnington Terrace. 3-5ptn. Free.
I ' ive Music Kazoo Club. The 13th Note. Glassford Street. 553 1638. 9pm. Free.
l Edinburgh ' I Songwriters’ Showcase and Workshop Tron Tavern. Hunter Square. 8pm. Free. Information: 552 0440. Weekly forum for Edinburgh-based singer-songwriters. with anybody welcome to perform a ti fteen- minute set. One local songwriter is highlighted at 10.30pm each night.
WEDNESDAY 5 i
I Jiveass McCooIs Ruling Cowboy. Candleriggs. 552 7847. 9pm. Free. Chicago blues.
I The Slow Ensemble Slow Club. The 13th Note. Glassford Street. 553 1638. 10pm. Free.
I Peach County Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9.30pm. Free. New country shenanigans.
I Guest MacSorley's. Jamaica Street. 22] 8499. 9pm. Free.
I Trumpetwonn Batcave. Bruce Hotel. Cornwall Street. East Kilbride. 03552 29771. 10pm. £2.50. Plus a Nirvana/Lemonheads tribute disco.
I live Music Nice ‘n' Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm.
I love Decree Rutland No. l. Rutland Street, 229 3402. 8pm. See Fri 24.
I Acoustic jam session Granny's Attic. Bath Street. Portobello. 669 1780. 9pm. Free. Strut your stuff in a session of folk. pop and whatever people can join in on.
55 The List 17 December l993—l3 January 1994