ankin FAMILY

'North Country

CD and Cassette Includes Fare Thee Well Love and North Country»

Great songs, voices and musicianship are the trademarks of The Rankin Family and no better displayed than on their album

North Country

"Solid songwriting talent” Q "A wing-dinger of an- album” Time Out

Live Feb: 251h Edinburgh Queens Hall, 27“1 Inverness Eden Court, 281h Aberdeen Music Hall Mar: 181/2nd Glasgow Old Athenaeum



Street. 668 2019. 7.30pm. SOLD OUT. See preview.

I Gunshot and Dub War Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 9pm. £5.30. Top UK hard hip-hoppers. spitting out words like slugs. Recently they‘ve been experimenting with touches of punk and ragga.

I Moondogs Legends (formerly Phoenix). Cowgate. 225 8382. 11pm. £1. I Gary McGormack St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. 557 2925. 10.30pm. Free. I Philo Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 10pm. Free.

I The Comedians L'Attache. Rutland Street. 229 3402. 10pm. Free. A bubbling. hot stew of cajun and roots. Or the ‘biggest happy mess in town. as Cajun as haggis’. if you like.



I The Rankin Family Old Athenaeum Theatre. Buchanan Street. 332 2333. 6.30pm. £8.50. SOLD OUT. but extra gig added for Wed 2. See Fri 25.

I Passionelle Kazoo Club. The 13111 Note. Glassford Street. 553 1638. 8pm. I Glasgow Songwriters Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free. Plus open platform.

I Cajun American Session at Cottiers. Hyndland Road. 357 5827. 9pm. Free.


I Incognito Assembly Rooms. George Street. 220 4349. 7.30pm. £10. Enduring soulish. jazzy and funkable sounds. signed to Talkin' Loud. See preview.

I Hector’s House Beehive. Grassmarket. 225 7171. 10pm. Free. An interesting. relatively new band formed by Neil ‘Flephant Noise‘ Barber in his endless search for the perfect pop song. Four- strong. blending acoustic and electric sounds. plus conga supplied by a

i moonlighting Tartan Amoeba. A half-hour

warm up of acoustic covers precedes the full band‘s set of original material.

I Blue Hyenas and Engine Room Rocking Horse (formerly The Mission). Victoria Street. 225 3326. 10pm-3am. £2. Blues night.

I Shooglenitty Legends (formerly Phoenix). Cowgate. 225 8382. 11pm.£2. The battle to find an obscure pigeonhole for Shooglenifty goes on. Hypnofolkadelia‘? Gaelic/Peruvian techno'.’ Chaotic Celtic funk grooves? It's this kind of thing that gives journalists nervous breakdowns.

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. Gordon MacDonald will do an extended session at 10.30pm tonight.

I Funk Jam Session Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 10pm. Free. Captain Shifty and Hot Sausage are involved in another of these occasional muscley funkfests.


I The Rankin Family Old Athenaeum Theatre. Buchanan Street. 332 2333. 6.30pm. £8.50. See Fri 25.

I T-nextasy Pavrlion. Renfteld Street. 332 1846. 8pm. £7.50. £6.50. More tribute stuff. . . this one to the king of the face glitter Marc Bolan.

I Hugh need And The Velvet Underpants ' The Fixx 11. Miller Street. 221 1568. 9pm.

Free. A city awaits Hugh‘s latest witticism with barely concealed glee.

I The naggle Taggle Gypsies Scotia. Stockwell Street. 552 8681. 8.30pm. Free. See Fri 25.

I The Best or Glasgow Songwriters McCool's Ruling Cowboy. Candleriggs. 552 4807. 9.30pm. Free. Four acts playing six songs each.


I Flaming Gurus, Long Distance nunaround and Fool c1rcle Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 9pm. Another of the Venue's regular triple-features of local bands.

I Brainchild Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. 9pm. £2. Support promised.

I Necromantics and Sad Society Rocking Horse (fonnerly The Mission). Victoria Street. 225 3326. 10pm—3am. £2. Punk of the tuneful rather than raucous variety. both bands fronted by women. The headliners were formerly known as the Vasily Rats.

I Blue Funk Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 10pm. Free. Funky blues; seldom do a band spell out their direction so clearly.



I The Hemingways and Roundabout Club 99. The 13th Note. Glassford Street. 553 1638. 9pm. 99p. Cud-like indie drama from Roundabout.

I Limbslice, Shane and Babyiunltwomt Grand Central Bar. Oswald Street. 221 4583. 8pm. £1.50. Plus DJ.

I The Radoos MacSorley's. Jamaica Street. 221 8499. 9pm. Free. U2 and Clash covers plus own material.

I Attica Rage Batcave. Bruce Hotel. Cornwall Street. East Kilbride. 03552 29771. 10pm. £2.50.

I Viva Van Daal Chicago Meatpackers. Hope Street. 248 4466. Free.

I Northern Comfort Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9.30pm. Free. Rock.

I The Humth Family Blitz. The Institute. Lounsdale Road. Paisley. 887 0603. £4 (£2 students/UB40). One of Scotland‘s most popular live draws turn in another frenetic rootsy set.


I Bitter Pill Queen Street Oyster Bar. Queen Street. 226 2530. 10pm. Free. I nockville St James Oyster Bar. Calton Road. 557 2925. 10.30pm. Free. I Last Orders Legends (formerly Phoenix). Cowgate. 225 8382. 11pm. Alternative rock act. mostly covers. spanning the gap from Led Zep to punk. I Acoustic jam session Granny's Attic. Bath Street. Portobello. 669 1780. 9pm. Free. Strut your stuff in a session of folk. l pop and whatever people can join in on. 1 I Dirge Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 10pm. Free. Holding their territory somewhere between Joy Division and The Cure. and apparently appearing on | German television. So. uh. watch out for that. i I Hideaway Blues Band Stones. Frederick l l l l

Street. 220 1226. 10pm. Free.

I Engine Room Cas Rock Cafe. West Port. 229 4341. 9pm. Free. Stoked-up blues. _


I Maltossa Spencer’s Snooker Club. Kerse Road. 9pm—2am. £4.50 (£3.50). Tickets from the Multicultural Library and Info Centre. Back Row. Stirling and Europa Music. Old Arcade. Stirling. A Matnbo Club production.

FRIDAY 4 ~ '


I The Posies, Magnapop and Flop 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. Triple bill of terrifically tuneful US indie poppers. as Magnapop‘s name alludes to. Their Juliana Hatfield with bite-style songs sit well next to those of Big Star's Seattle chums The Posies.

I The Kaisers 13th Note. Glassford Street. 553 1638. 9pm. £1. Commencing a four-week residency which mightjust be long enough to accommodate everyone who couldn‘t see a thing last time George J

34 The List 25 February—10 March 1994