ROCK & BLUES MUSIC
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llates listed below are for one-oft shows: see separate section for 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. Rock and Blues Listings compiled by Fiona Shepherd and Gavin Inglis.
FRIDAY 25 .
I Therapy?, Credit To The lation and Kerbdog Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £8 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. See preview.
I Jump City King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £4. Pop rock that was in a Simple Minds vein last time they played this parish.
I The Hideaway Blues Band Nice 'n‘ Sleazy, Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. Blues in a potentially sweaty dive location.
I Capone And The Bullets McCool‘s Ruling Cowboy. Candleriggs. 552 7847. 9pm. Free. Long-serving ska devotees.
I liev Doc And The Congregation MacSorley‘s. Jamaica Street. 221 8499. 9pm. Free. Trad R&B with some ace harmonica-playing as an added bonus.
I Big Wednesday Grand Central Bar. Oswald Street. 221 4583. 9.30pm. £2.
I The Diesel Kings Cathedral House. Cathedral Square. 552 3519. 9pm. Free. Folk-based pop.
I Angela Cameron Supper Club. Cottiers. Hyndland Road. 357 5827. 11pm. Free.
I This Duick Boon's Yard. Cathcart Road. 649 0184. 9.30pm. Free.
I Voodoo oueens Wilkie House. Cowgate. 225 2079. The feisty females with their rattling indie punk. who recently performed as part of the Bad Girls season in Glasgow.
I The Bankin Family Queen‘s Hall. South Clerk Street. 668 2019. 7.30pm. £8. Having nearly blown Mary Black offstage. this Cape Breton family return in their own right with songs and tunes derived from traditional Scots sources and a bit of country thrown in.
I Mike Fender’s Searchers Cavendish. West Tollcross. 228 3252. 9pm-3am. £5. The Searchers have fragmented into goodness knows how many bands these days. but Mr Pender is the original vocalist.
I First Real Target Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. 9pm. £2. Local lot who recently ; achieved the startling feat of impressing a head honcho of 1sland Records during a single half-hour set. and so will be doing some recording with the label.
I Keeping Up With The Joneses Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 10pm. Free.
I The Rhymes Clock lnn. Dalry Road. 538 7035. 9pm. Free. Blues from Ayr in this relatively new venue.
I 2qu Syndicate Legends (formerly Phoenix). Cowgate. 225 8382. 11pm. £2. An excellent local rap crew. ﬁerce and irresistable.
I Mr Pltiiul Platform One. Rutland Street. 225 2433. 9pm. Free. Despondent soul.
I The Ocean Cas Rock Cafe. West Port. 229 4341. 10pm. Free. A limbering-up kind of date for the Glasgow rockers who
have recently released the rather good album Silver.
I love Decree Brewsters. South Bridge. 558 3457. 10pm. Free. Familiar to those of you who remember that Chinheads lager advert and ‘Something So Real‘.
I live music Tolbooth Tavern. Canongate. 556 5348. 9pm. Free.
I Live music Abbey. South Clerk Street. 667 3023. 8.30pm. Free.
I Do Weevil Juke Joint. Ollerton Hotel. Victoria Road. 0592 264286. 8.30pm. £2. Blues. R&B. rock ‘n’ roll.
I Marillion Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552
j 4601. 7.30pm. £12 plus booking fee. : Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin.
Union Street. 226 4679. While any sussed young thing is making like there’s always been a Jam element to their music. Marillion pop up again to provide the pomp prog ballast. They may not be slaves to fashion. but that's small compensation really.
I Voodoo Queens and AC Acoustics King
é Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. ; 221 5279. 8.30pm. £4.50. Tickets from
King Tut’s and Just the Ticket. Virgin.
1 Union Street. 226 4679. The last in King Tut's trio of Bad Girls gigs features London's Voodoo Queens who may only
know one borrowed punky riff but carry off their fun ranting with some panache. Will AC Acoustics prove
- worthy/unfortunate enough to be labelled
‘Bad Boys' or will the latent Wham! influence stay under wraps?
I Bomber’s Ghost, ivy and Cosa Fina Nice ‘n‘ Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm.
I The Blues Poets McCool‘s Ruling Cowboy. Candleriggs. 552 7847. 9pm. Free.
; I The Baggle Taggle Gypsies
L MacSorley’s. Jamaica Street. 221 8499.
9pm. Free. See Fri 25. I Junkyard East Halt Bar. Woodlands
Road. 332 1210. 9.30pm. Free. A gig to
promote their new single ‘Sega Killed The Rock 'n' Roll Star’. described as ‘virtual reality rock'.
I The Skint Twins Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free.
I lligel Clarke Duo Supper Club. Cottiers. Hyndland Road. 357 5827. 11pm. Free.
I The Cloud Assassins Boon’s Yard. Cathcart Road. 649 0184. 9.30pm. Free. Funk pop and rock that's had its
; I X-Bays Lounge Bar. Cameron House - Hotel. Glasgow Road. Hardgate.
2 Clydebank. ()389 73535. 9pm. Free.
5 I Raymond Froggatt and Randy
Vanwarmer Motherwell Concert Hall. 0698 267 515. 8pm. £7.50/£6.50 (£6). Despite being Britain‘s No. 1 country star. ‘Froggie' can in no way compete with the smirk factor of his US support act’s name.
But the latter did at least have a touching
hit in the late 70s with ‘Just When I Needed You Most'.
I The Playboys Dugout. Cathcart Street. Greenock. 0475 727918. 9.30pm. £4.
I Sklnt Twins Blackfriars (basement bar). Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free.
3 I The Fabians and Center Neptune
Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. 9pm. £2. Pretty much the first gig for Center Neptune. an original indie guitar rock five-piece.
I Cowboy Barnes And His Drinking Buddies and The Kalsers Cas Rock Cafe. West Port. 229 4341. 10pm. £3. Authoritative rock ‘n' roll and R&B. One famous work Big Beer Bonanza. is something of a concept album dedicated to thejoys of. well. beer. Support from the well-groomed 60s beat combo.
I The Supernaturals Heriot Watt Students‘ Association. Riccarton Campus. 451 5333.
I o’Jango Cavendish. West Tollcross. 228 3252. 9pm—3am. £5. Cavendish regulars with their popular selection. mainly Drifters covers.
I Bluelinger Platform One. Rutland Street. 225 2433. 9.30pm. Free. The popular rock 'n‘ rollers.
I Solid Gone Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 10pm. Free. Local melodic rockers who have attracted comparisons to U2 and Pearl Jam. Why wait for the next tour and pay a fortune to crush into a stadium in the rain when you can see this band free here?
I Saddle Tramps Legends (formerly Phoenix). Cowgate. 225 8382. llpm. £3. Bluesy rock.
I Jezebel Brewsters. South Bridge. 558 3457. 10pm. Free. Modern mainstream covers: U2. REM and the like. given the double female vocal treatment.
I The Saturdays Queen Street Oyster Bar. Queen Street. 226 2530. 10pm. Free. Easy listening of a sort. with covers and some original material. Unfortunately. they‘re keen on Abba.
I los Supremos St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. 557 2925. 10.30pm. Free. I live music Gold Tankard. Houdon Street. 667 0328. Free.
SUNDAY 27 Glasgow
I Tori Amos Pavilion. Renfteld Street. 332 1846. £10/£9/£8. SOLD OUT. See preview.
I Gunshot, Maior Threat and Dub War The Cathouse. Brown Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £5.30 plus booking fee. Tickets from The Cathouse. Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679 and Tower Records. Argyle Street. 204 2500. The tougher end of British rap which thankfully never feels the need to manifest itself through execrable gangsta imagery. I Sparta and Phil Kay Fixx 11. Miller Street. 221 1568. 8pm. £3. A benefit for left-field arts magazine Variant. featuring crazed comedian Phil Kay and Sparta who. according to one write-up. ‘not only scoff at the very idea of a tune but music at all.’ You have been warned.
I Spooky and Autechre Sonora. The 13th Note. Glassford Street. 553 1638.
I Justice Wolf Nice ‘n‘ Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm.
I Dynamo Hum McCools Ruling Cowboy. Candleriggs. 552 7847. 9pm. Free.
I Beast OI Burden Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 2pm. Free. Sunday acoustic session.
I Alkahest Boon‘s Yard. Cathcart Road. 649 0184. 9.30pm. Free.
I The Ocean Liquor Store. The Area. Bridge Street. Paisley. 848 5096. 9.30pm. Free. Mane-shaking Scottish rock band with debut album out now.
I Brazil Lounge Bar. Cameron House Hotel. Glasgow Road. Hardgate. Clydebank. 0389 73535. 3pm. Free.
I Jake And Elwood — The Blues Brothers Show Motherwell Concert Hall. 0698 267 515. 8pm. £7.50/£6.50 (£6). Just ahead of The Official Tribute To The Blues Brothers comes. obviously. an unofficial one. lfyou’re a devotee ofthe film. I suppose little details like ‘offtcialness' matter.
I Big George And The Business Stairway To Heaven. Sax Venue. Teviot Walk. Cumbernauld. 0236 733200. 9pm. £2.50.
3 Heavy duty blues.
I Avalon Cas Rock Cafe. West Port. 229 4341. 9pm. £1. The original Celtic rockers. or at least something in that general direction.
I The Cottonlield Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 10pm. Free.
Catch the best Music this fortnight.
ROCK AIID BLUES I Paul Weller Former Jam and Style Council man picks himself up by the scruff of the neck. gives himself a good shake and starts producing more vital material than he has for years. Playhouse. Edinburgh. Fri 4.
I Tori Amos Gutsy delivery of songs from Under The Pink. the follow-up to her million-selling debut. Pavilion. Glasgow. Sun 27; Queen 's Hall. Edinbungh. Mon 28.
I Incognito Britain's biggest-selling jazz-soul export. back up to full strength after a lay-off in the 80s. Assemny Rooms. Edinburgh, Tue 1. I The Posies Blissful bubblegum rock from a band so good that Alex Chilton invited them to be pan of the reformed Big Star. King Tut’s. Glasgow. Fri 4; Venue. Edinburgh. Sat 5.
I Tommy Smith’s Forward Motion Finer honed ensemble understanding and a more spacious. ‘European‘ feel are the hallmarks ofthis excellent trio. Cumln’rnauld Theatre. Tue I ; The Perry. Glasgou; Wed 2; Queen is Hall. Edinburgh. Fri 4; Paisley. Sat 5.‘ Motherwell Theatre. Sun 6.
I Danish Radio Big Band The classiest and most imaginative of the European big hands explores the peerless work of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. Cit)“ Hall. Glasgow. Thurs [0; Queen 3‘ Hall. Edinburgh. Fri ll.
FOLK 8: WORLD
I Pentangle/John Benbourne/lsaac Guillory Featuring Pentangle‘s Bert Jansch in a tremendous showcase concert of acoustic guitar. and the beguiling vocals ofJacqui McShee. George Square Theatre. Edinburgh. Fri 4.
I Fiddles On Fire Eight of the world‘s finest fiddlers. frotn as far apart as India and the USA. and including lreland's Kevin Burke and Scotland's Alasdair Fraser. Assembly Rooms. Edinburgh. Sat 26. CLASSICAL 8t OPERA
I Hebrides Ensemble The excellent group performs renditions of Beethoven‘s Piano Trio 0p [/2 Schoenberg's Ode To Napoleon and Shostakovich‘s Piano Quintet 0p 57. Queens Hall. Edinburgh. Mon 7.
I The Turn (it The Screw Only one chance left to catch Benjamin Bn'tten‘s take on the Henry James novel. performed by Scottish Opera.
'l'ramn'a)‘. Glasgow, Sat 26.
I R&B jam session Young's. Learnington Terrace. 229 6481. 3—5pm. Free.
I Tori Amos Queens Hall. South Clerk ;
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