MUSIC ROCK & BLUES
Making Music Happen
I Glasgow Songwriters featuring Sheena Mackinnon Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free. Plus open mic.
I Ac Acoustics, Thrum and Whiteout Motherwell Music Festival. Motherwell Concert Hall. 0698 267 515. 8pm. £6 (£5). A triple-header featuring all your favourite West of Scotland indie kids. Whiteout are enjoying success with their rollicking single ‘Detroit‘. AC Acoustics are shortly to release a new single ‘Hand Passes Plenty‘. and Thrum‘s album It’r'f/‘errtmu is on the verge ofcotning out. See album review.
I African Headcharge and Transglobal Underground Assembly Rooms. 54 George Street. 220 4348. 7pm. Advance tickets £8.80 plus booking fee from Virgin. Ripping Records and TOCTA outlets but not the Assembly Rooms. Tonight sees a double-bill of two of the finest vibey dance ouﬁts among the tribes so get down there and dance your sweaty little socks off.
I Dub War and Jap’s Eye Cas Rock Cafe. West Port. 229 4341. 9pm. £3 in advance from Ripping Records and the Cas. £50 on the door. The headliners are a Welsh combo who run through a gamut of styles to produce some of the most psychotic tracks out. You will tremble.
I Songwriters’ Showcase and Workshop Tron Tavern. Hunter Square. 8pm. £1. Information: 228 3147. Weekly forum for Edinburgh-based singer-songwriters. with anybody welcome to perform a fifteen- minute set. ()ne local songwriter is highlighted at 10.30pm each night. Rising stars tonight are Short Stories. a guitar/ mandolin duo who are rewriting the pub rock book.
I Mustang Sally l.‘ Attache. Rutland Street. 22‘) 3402. 10pm. Free. Blue-eyed soul with commitment. Geddit‘.’
I Red Hot And Blue Rutland No l. Rutland Street. 22‘) 3402. 10pm. Free. Rock 'n‘ roll.
I Bluefinger A.J. Ramsay‘s. Broughton Street. 557 0627. 10pm. Free. Acoustic set for the rock 'n‘ rollers.
I El Supremo Queen Street Oyster Bar. Queen Street. 226 2530. 10pm. Free.
I Stobhan Grosvenor. Shandwick Place. 226 4579. 8pm. Free. Celtic rock.
I live Music Negociants. l.othian Street. 225 6313. 10pm. Free.
I Live Music Christies. West Port. 229 4553. 10pm. Free.
I Glasgow I I Sound City See separate listin \~~ u ‘ v ~
I Manic Street Preachers, Sleeper and Dub War Barrowland. Gallowgatc. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £8.50 plus booking fee. , Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 467‘). We can forgive them for reneging on their declaration that ' they'd split after one album. because their third. The Holy Bible. is by far their best with consistently great riffs and vocals courtesy ofJames Dean Bradfield. With Richey back in the fold now they've got the necessary visual embellishment element again too. I Level 42 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £12.50. £10.50. Tickets from the box office and the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 227 5511. Another bass-slapping workshop from Mark King. The music seems incidental to the technique. I Roach, Electric Garden and Dkso Fixx 11. Miller Street. 221 1568. 8pm. Free. Starting the Fixx’s Battle of the Bands clash. I August The Mission. Battlefield Road. 10pm. Free. Acoustic session. I Goodbye Mr Mackenzie and The Lost Soul Band Motherwell Civic Centre. 0698 267 515. 8pm. £6 (£5). Two Edinburgh ‘ favourites whip up a pop storm. I Talitha Mackenzie Motherwell Music Festival. .‘ylotherwell Theatre. 0698 267 515. 7.30pm. £5 (£4). The woman who lent her pure folk voice to the first Mouth Music album continues exploring the haunting realms of rural Highland music. I Thrum Sax Venue. Teviot Walk. Cumbernauld. ()236 733 200. 9pm. See Tues 4.
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TUESDAY 4TH OCTOBER EDINBURGH ASSEMBLY ROOMS
Wed. 5th October
Glasgow Garage plus HUSTLERS H.C.
JERU THE DAMAJA
MC MELLO Twitch & Brainstorm 28th Sept. Barrowlands
Saturday 15th October Glasgow Barrowlands '
From‘7.00 pm. 'tiI 2.00am. featuring the talents of
Orbital Laurent Garnier Random XS
Pressure of Speech Sahko , Dribbler
The Bill & Kookie
TICKETS [ROM VIRGIN RIPPING AND TOCTA - 03l 557 6969
I Apple Happy, Crimson Lake and Charlie Goes Walkabout Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 9pm. £3. Another three-band local showcase. They tend to get packed out early. by the way.
I Tinkerbell’s Dope Ring and Mldwich Cuckoos Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. £2. Punk/grunge noise fest from the headliners.
I Shawn Colvin La Belle Angele. Hasties Close (behind The Pelican). Cowgate. 225 2774. £7 in advance from TOCTA. Virgin and Ripping Records. £8 on the door. Mellow singer/songwriter for those of more mature tastes.
I The Pearlfishers Stones. Frederick Street. 220 1226. 10pm. Still going strong and not quite hitting the big time. but well worth checking out anyway.
I Mustang Sally Rutland No l. Rutland Street. 22‘) 3402. 10pm. Free.
I De lliros l.'Attache. Rutland Street. 22‘) 3402. 10pm. Free. Crowded House Covers and other delights.
l I El Supremo West End ()ystcr Bar. West I Maitland Street. 225 3861. 10.30pm. Free. i The Lost Supremo as he is sometimes
9 known. Big Bert does a dose of solo
= I Tommy Beavit Queen Street ()yster Bar. . Queen Street. 226 2530. 10pm. Free.
I Black Eyed Biddy Grosvenor. ’Shandwick Place. 226 457‘). 8pm. Free.
; I Risk Emmanuel lipiscopal Church.
. Clermiston. 7.30pm. Free. See Wed 5.
I Sound City See separate listings.
f I Psychick Warriors Dv Gaia Queen Margaret Union. University Gardens. 33‘) 9784. 8pm. £5. Students and guests. The
Teutonic stark techno overlords freak out
I the freshers. With guest DJs Terry and
Jason from Pussypower.
I Mandrake Root Vic Bar. Glasgow
School ()f Art. Renfrew Street. 332 0691.
i 9pm. Free. Students and guests.
I Little Green Monkeys Halt Bar.
‘ Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9.30pm.
I Electric Garden Church On The Hill.
Langside Monument. 64‘) 518‘). 9.30pm.
I Lindisfarne Motherwell Music Festival.
l Who could forget ‘Run For Home“? Who
could forgive ‘Fog ()n The Tyne"?
I Kit Clark and The Swiss Family Orbison
La Belle Angele. Hasties Close (behind The Living Room). Cow gate. 225 2774. 8.30pm. £5. Rumour has it that Chrysalis Records are on the verge of signing them up. liither way. they'll be playing some new material along with some Danny ‘v'ilson stuff. I Bad Buddhas and Hot Sausage Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. 9pm. £2. I Short Stories Queen Street Oyster Bar. Queen Street. 2262530. 10pm. Free. I Shibboleth 1.'.-\ttache. Rutland Street. 22‘) 3402. 10pm. Free. Celtic Rock. I Amanda Lyon And The Soul Connection Rutland .\'o l. Rutland Street. 22‘) 3402. 10pm. Free. I Groovetunnel A.J. Ramsay's. Broughton Street. 557 0627. 10pm. Free. Features lots of folk who used to be in the James Taylor Quartet and the like. so one for the hardcore funk fans. At their last appearance here. they ended up having to do three encores. Just to complete the atmosphere. they have those acid trip light machines thingies. I Slidin’ Delta West End Oyster Bar. West Maitland Street. 225 3861. 10.30pm. Free. Blues from the swamps. I Yellow Cafe Night Sandy Stone's. High Street. 2266192. 8pm. Free. Performance poetry and music from MC Rodney Relax
and ex-Fxploited man Gary McCormack. Sounds an unlikely combination but the place was heaving last time around.
I Rootsie Tootsie Duo Conan Doyle. York Place. 557 3700. 9pm. Free. Good- time blues and R ck B from the veteran Rootsies. Mean moothie as well.
I The Big Wednesday Stones. Frederick Street. 220 1226.9pm. Free.
I lD’s Neighbours. McDonald Road. 557 4928. 9pm. Free.
I Risk Edinburgh 1'niversity. Kings Hall Church. 7pm. Free. Acoustic set.
I live Music Platform ()ne. Rutland Street. 225 2433. 9.30pm. Free.
I Whiteout Martell. Burnbank Road. Falkirk. 0324 621764. 8.30pm. £2.50.
ROCK & BLUES
The following details are for regular weekly dates: see main listings for one- off shows. Gigs are listed by city, then by day. Residencies will be listed, provided that up-to-date details are supplied to us. All events are free unless otherwise stated. Rock and Blues Residencies Listings compiled by Fiona Shepherd
and Jonathan Trew.
I Masquerade show Ivory Blacks. Oswald Street. 221 5911. 7.30pm. Featuring two singers. a tribute band and an impressionist.
I Unplugged Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 3pm. The I‘vloondials and friends continue their relaxed afternoon acoustic (ish)jam.
I Mo’ Jazz With Attitude The 13th Note. Glassford Street. 553 1638. 8pm. More of an acid jazz andjazz-funk slant to this regular pre-club event. which features live bands some weeks. See Rock listings for details.
I Choosachunkalunk The 13111 Note (downstairs). Glassford Street. 553 1638.
j 9pm. As a companion to Mo' Jazz.jazz funk band Wiser Miser l)emelza host an
evening of free and easy listening.
I Jamie Barnes And Cochise MacSorlcy's. Jamaica Street. 221 849‘). 4.30pm. Veteran blues.
I I Spider Mackenzie and Dick Banovich
: Brewery Tap. Sauchiehall Street. 33‘)
8866. 9pm. Last Saturday of every month. I Country/Blues Club Clutha Vaults. Stockwell Street. 552 7520. 3.30pm.
I The Andy Boyle Show Ivory Blacks. Oswald Street. 221 5911. 7.30pm. Keyboard player.
I Ball 0i Confusion Church On The Hill. Langside .‘ylonument. 64‘) 518‘). 9.30pm. The 60s theme tune lovers commence a psychedelic residency here. with DJs. on 2 Oct. If you like more straight-edged Scotpop there should be something here for you too.
I The Blues PoetSScotia. Stockwell Street. 552 8681. 3.30pm. Blues session. I Club Mouth The 13111 Note. Glassford Street. 553 1638. 8.30pm. Free. An indie pre-club club run by l).ls Mark Percival. Peter Easton and John Cavanagh. featuring live music occasionally. See Rock listings for details.
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