MUSIC ROCK & BLUES
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FOR A PENDING SPREE AT
HMV is expanding its store in St James Centre. Edinburgh to twice the size. creating room for over 3500 titles on CD and cassette. plus a wide range of videos and CD singles. The store — opening on 8 June — will stock classical music for the first time, with a new range called the HMV Classics Collection. To celebrate. HMV is offering a lucky List reader the chance to go on a £300 spending spree — without spending anything. If you could do with £300 worth of CDs. cassettes and videos. or one of the ten runners-up T—shirts, enter this competition by telling us:
What was the last Christmas Number One? Title and artist. please.
Send your answers, which must reach us by Friday 17 June. to:
HMV COMP, The List, 14 High Street, Edlnburgh EH1 "E
I Die llappy Liquor Store. Bridge Street. Paisley. 848 5096. 10pm. Free. The imaginative face of metal from tipped Edinburgh band.
I Fastlayne Stairway To Heaven. Sax Venue. Teviot Walk. Cumbernauld. 0236 733200. 7pm. £2.50. Rocky. foot-on-the- monitor stuff.
I Compulsion Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 7pm. £4. Hard and fast guitars blend with raw vocals and contagious riffs to form a fusion of styles. Their ability to transcend categorisation is borne out by the fact that their Comforter album maintained a strong presence in the indie. metal and national charts.
I Sweet Mary Jane and lorina Subway. C‘owgate. 225 6766. 9pm. £2. See Saturday 11 for headliners.
I Onion Joe Cas Rock Cafe. West Port. 229 4341. 9pm. £1.
I Khmer Rouge Bowling Syndicate Negociants. I.othian Street. 225 6313. 10pm. Free.
I Live Music Black Bull. Grassmarket. 225 6636. 9pm. Free.
I Oasis Cathouse. Brown Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £6.30 plus booking fee. Tickets from The Cathouse. Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679 and Tower Records. Argyle Street. 204 2500. See preview.
I Compulsion and Possum Dixon King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £4.50. Tickets from King Tut's and Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. Their last single. ‘Mall Monarchy'. was a bit of a punky grower and their shows are chaotic. but possibly a bit studied - their scarlet-haired guitarist can‘t have eyes that starey. Possum Dixon are a powerful new proposition.
I Goldust Nice ‘n‘ Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. One of the bands to be found on Nice 'n’ Sleazy‘s excellent Feed Your Head compilation tape.
I Tiny Monroe, Passion Fish and Holy Bread La Belle Angele. Hasties Close (behind The Pelican). Cowgate. 225 2774. 8pm. £5.30 in advance. £6 on the door. See Sat 11.
I Melissa Ferriclt Cafe Royal. West Register Street. 557 4792. Phone for time and price. Powerful singer who packs in the emotion and will soon be playing bigger venues if last year's Massive Blur album is anything to go by.
I Speed oi Lite Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 10pm. Free.
I Sheep On Drugs and xc-rut Cathouse. Brown Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £6 plus booking fee. Tickets from The Cathouse. Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679 and Tower Records. Argyle Street. 204 2500. Steamy. pulsing electro industrial sounds wedded to a ridiculous pseudo-theatrical stage presence — sort of goth with computers. Not for the faint- hearted. XC-NN. meanwhile. try to prove
they're harder than Henry Rollins.
I The Midwich Cuckoos, l.P.ll., Biblical Proportions and Tonca The Kazoo Club. The 13th Note. Glassford Street. 553 1638. 9pm. Free.
,I Glasgow Songwriters featuring The
Diplomats Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free. Plus open platform. I Rebel Without A Cause Murphy‘s Barrelhouse. Kelvinhaugh Street. 221 5569. 8pm.
I The llumpli Family Harleys. Quarry Street. Hamilton. 0698 458174. 7pm. £4. See Sun 5.
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 ﬁfteen- tninute set. One local songwriter is highlighted at 10.30pm each night.
I lie lilros Christie‘s. Westport. 229 4553. 9pm. Free. Mellow covers with Crowded House tracks a speciality.
I Live Music Black Bull. Grassmarket. 225 6636. 9pm. Free.
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I Helmet, Kerbdog and Understand Garage. Sauchiehall Street. 332 1120. 7.30pm. £7 plus booking fee. Tickets from The Garage. Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679 and Tower Records. Argyle Street. 204 2500. The relentless metal end of grunge is appropriated by Helmet for their own brutal ends. Kerbdog add a bit of spunky melody by comparison; Understand are straight- edged alternative hardcore.
I legends Of Rock Pavilion. Renﬁeld Street. 332 1846. 8pm. £10.50. £9.50. A parade of rock lookalikes. including Tina Turner. Freddy Mercury. Rod Stewart and Roy Orbison.
I Eric Guthbertson McCooI's Ruling Cowboy. Candleriggs. 552 7847. 9pm. Free. Blues.
I Albaroot Fixx 11. Miller Street. 221 1568. 9pm. Free. See Fri 3.
I saidtlorence Trash City. Sax Venue. Teviot Walk. Cumbemauld. (1236 733200. 8pm. £2. saidﬂorence claw back from the clutches of major label misfortune.
I Room 46 Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. 9pm. £2.
I The lost Soul Band Stones. Frederick Street. 220 1226. 8pm. Free. Back to their roots — a small venue at any rate. Currently down to a three piece but making a big noise for all that.
I Steve 0.0. West End Oyster Bar. West Maitland Street. 225 3861. 10.30pm. Free. I Fried Cola Negociants. Lothian Street. 225 6313. 10pm. Free.
I Fish Garage. Sauchiehall Street. 332 1120. 7.30pm. £8.50 plus booking fee. Tickets from The Garage. Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679 and Tower Records. Argyle Street. 204 2500. An acoustic show from the man who will not let those Celtic roots lie.
I llsa Gennano King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £5. Tickets from King Tut's and Just the
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