I Mayfest. See separate listings.
I Stone Temple Pilots and Redd Kross Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £9 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. Accused of contrivance. but who isn‘t? We can think of worse American so-called post-grunge rock acts. Redd Kross are more pre-grunge daffy pop with outﬁts as eccentric as their outlook. They‘ll attract their own typically loyal coterie of fans.
I Lena Fiagbe King Tut's Wah Wah H tlt. St Vincent Street. 221 527‘). 8.30pm. £5. Tickets from King Tut's and Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 467‘). See preview.
I Mrs Ghandi’s Mushroom Party and Yellow Cake Popcorn Kazoo Club. The 13th Note. Glassford Street. 55.3 1638. 9pm. Free. See Wed 1 l for Mrs Ghandi‘s Mushroom Party.
I Glasgow Songwriters featuring Peter Irving Bradford Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free. Plus open platform.
I Blur Queen’s Hall. South Clerk Street. 668 201‘). 7.30pm. SOLD OUT. See feature.
I Papsalteerie, Cashmadgiro and Papa’s Magic Beard St Brides Centre. ()rwell Terrace. 8pm. £5 (£4). Benefit gig for International Spinal Research Trust. The three bands cover most of the musical spectrum. from ceilidh to funk with a spot of indie thrown in for good measure.
I Songwriters’ Showcase and Workshop 1 Tron Tavern. Hunter Square. 8pm. Free. Information: 552 0440. Weekly fortnn for Edinburgh-based singer-songwriters. with anybody welcome to perform a fifteen- minute set. Alan Ness will do an extended session at 10.30pm.
I The Lorelei Negociants. l.othian Street. 2256313. 10pm. Free. See Tue 10.
I The Comedians l.'Attache. Rutland Street. 2293402. 10pm. Free.
I El Supremo Queen Street Oyster Bar. Queen Street. 226 2530. 10pm. Free.
I Live music Legends. Cowgate. 225 8382. 9.30pm.
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I Mayfest. See separate listings.
I Trumans Water and Prolapse Cathouse. Brown Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £5 plus booking fee. Tickets from The Cathouse. Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 467‘) and Tower Records. Argyle Street. 204 2500. ()ne link further down the chaos theory chain than Pavement. Trumans Water sadly have neither the charms nor the tunes of Steve Malkmus and co. opting for intricate anarcho- thrashouts. Prolapse feature ex-pat Glaswegian Michael Derrick on vocals and on the evidence of their recent debut single harbour Dog-Faced Hermans influences.
I Cat 5 Brunswick Cellars. Sauchiehall Street. 3530131. 9pm. Free.
I Skyscraper and Tigers on Vaseline Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 9pm.
I The to Down Jons, Kid oarlsman and Electric Starfish Rocking Horse. Victoria Street. 225 3326. 9pm. £2. ()nce more an amazingly cheap way to check out three local bands.
I Baby Bartok ()tltlfellows. Forrest Road. 220 1816. 9pm. Free. Got the 'Best Unsigned Band Award‘ at Sound City.
I President Gas l.‘ Attache. Rutland Street. 22‘) 3402. 10pm. Free.
I Dallas Motorcade Negociants. l.othian
Street. 225 6313. 10pm. Free. Tuneful acoustic duo.
I 32/20 Queen Street ()yster Bar. Queen Street. 226 2530. 10pm. Free. Blues.
I Mayfest. See separate listings.
I Deacon Blue Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 467‘). Deacon Blue‘s penultimate concert ever. llankies at the ready . . .
I John Martyn Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 8pm. £10.50. £8.50. Tickets from the Concert Hall and the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 227 5511. Influential singer/songwriter from these very shores whose gruff tones and warm songs make a special combination.
I The Poison Sisters Cluh 99p. The 13th Note. Glassford Street. 553 1638. 9pm. 99p. Gothy rumblings.
I Black Man White MacSorley's. Jamaica Street. 221 8499. 9pm. Free.
I Roundhouse Chicago Meatpackers. Hope Street. 248 4466. 8.30pm. Free.
I Burn Batcave. Bruce Hotel. Cornwall Street. Fast Kilbride. 03552 29771. 10pm. £3.
I Trumans Water and Prolapse Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 7.30pm. £5.30. See Wed 18.
I Sad Society Moray House Student Union. Holyrood Road. 556 5184. 9pm. £3 (£2.50). Punk veterans who were abusing their instruments before the New wave of the New Wave was a gob of phlegm in the back of your throat. Plus two unconfirmed supports.
I The RH Band l.‘ Attache. Rutland Street. 2293402. 10pm. Free.
I The Supernaturals Legends. Cowgate. 225 8382. 9.30pm. See Sat 14.
I The TC’S Platform ()ne. Rutland Street. 225 2433. 9.30pm. Free. Funk away.
I Start Neighbours. McDonald Road. 557 4928. 8.30pm. Free.
I The Rootsie Tootsie Band Preservation Hall. Victoria Street. 226 3816. 9.30pm. Free. A chance to see the Rootsies in their natural habitat.
I Bad Buddhas Negociants. l.othian Street. 225 6313. 10pm. Free.
Dates listed below are for one-off shows: see seperate section for residencies. Gigs are listed by date, then by city. Performances will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least one week before publication. Jazz Listings compiled by Kenny Mathieson.
I Russell oowieson Guintet The 1301 Note. 80 Glassford Street. venue 553 1638; info 887 4733. 9.30pm. £4 (£3). The tenor saxophonist has been making something of a name for himself in Scottish jazz circles since ‘graduating' from SYJ(). where he was a mainstay of the sax section well past his offical leaving time. His partnership with trumpeter Colin Steele has already been a fruitful one. and with Brian Kellock on piano. Ronnie Rae on bass. and Tom Gordon on drums. this should be a treat for anyone into bop and post-bop jazz.
I George Penman‘s Jazzrnen Carnegie's. 142 St Vincent Street. 226 3833. 9pm. £4. Glasgow’s leading Dixieland outfit have
.887 4733. 9.30pm. £4 (£3). This is an
tribute to the great Fats Waller. presented by drummer John Petters. with Duncan Swift in the crucial piano chair.
I Synaxis Tron Jazz Cellar. Tron Tavern and Ceilidh House. Hunter Square (off High Street). 220 1550. 830—1 1pm. £4 (£3). A new band makes its Scottish debut for the lidinburgh Jazz Project. Synaxis travel up from their home base in the north of lingland with their own particular blend ofcontemporary jazz. with Keith llonghton on acoustic piano and electric keyboards. Martin Slattery on saxophones. Vaughan Phelps on bass. and Pat lllingworth behind the drums.
I Public lnfonnation Tron Jazz. Cellar. Tron Tavern and Ceilidh House. Hunter Square (off High Street). 220 1550. 8.30—11pm. £3 (£2). I didn’t manage to catch this band on their previous appearance here. but good things were said about them afterwards. Again. like Synaxis. they feature original compositions in a contemporary style. with lain Carleton on guitar. Don Kellman on saxophone and flute. Mike Dunning on bass. and Des Travis on drums.
I Sophie Bancroft and Gina Rae lidinburgh Folk Club. Cafe Royal L'pstairs. West Register Street. 8pm. £4 (£3 members and concessions). No. this one hasn't been misplaced from the folk listings — Sophie and Gina’s music has a strong jazz flavourng (as befits members of two such well-known jazz families) as well as a folk one. and is arguably equally as much pop-based as either of these. Hard to categorise. but easy on the ears.
transferred their Candlelight Club. formerly in the Society of Musicians. to this venue. where they already play a lunchtime slot (see residencies).
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I Gordon Gruickshank Guintet Tron Jazz Cellar. Tron Tavern and Ceilidh House. Hunter Square (off High Street). 220 1550. 830-] 1pm. £3 (£2). No line-up details for this one as yet. btit you can expect an accomplished set of mainstream-into-bop. whoever the saxophonist finally chooses.
I lindsay Cooper Tron Jazz Cellar. Tron Tavern and Ceilidh House. Hunter Square (off High Street). 220 1550. 830—] 1pm. £3 (£2). There were a lot of good things happening the last time the bass and tuba player led his own band here. with Robert Henderson on trumpet. John Burgess on saxophones. and Alan Pendriegh on drums. Interestingly. given that it is a fairly unusual format. this is the second quartet in the current programme to feature a ‘chordless' (ie. no piano or guitar) configuration. Do we spot a trend in the making‘.’
I Kahil El’labar’s The Ritual Trio King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. 272 St Vincent Street. 221 527‘). 8.30pm. £7 (£4). Tucked away within the CCA’s Mayfest-related Chicago ()n Chicago series is this fascinating gig by three of the leading experimental jazzmen from the Windy City. Percussionist Kahil El’labar, whose previous collaborators include Lester Bowie and David Murray. leads the band. with the Art linsemble of Chicago‘s great bass player Malachi Favors Maghostut and tenor saxophonist Ari Brown. A must for anyone interested in exploratory contemporary jazz.
I Alan Brown Quarterl‘he 13m Note. so Glassford Street. venue 553 1638'. info
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Aberdeen-based outfit playing out of the late 50s vintage Coltrane-Rollins bag (no bad place to come from. it must be said). Brown leads on tenor saxophone. with John Hall on piano and the Granite City‘s first choice rhythm section of John Hartely (bass) and Bill Kemp (drums).
I George Penman’s Jamnen Carnegie's. 142 St Vincent Street. 226 3833. 9pm. £4. Candlelight Club with Glasgow's leading Dixieland outfit.
Kilmarnock I The Joint is Jumpin’ Palace Theatre. 0563 23590. 7.30pm. £5. £4. A new
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