ROCK & BLUES mums-

Oates listed below are for one-off 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 Jonathan Trew.



I System 7, The Drum Club and State of Flux Megadog. Queen Margaret Student Union. University Gardens. 339 9784. 8.30pm. £10. Students and guests. London's celebrated Megadog club makes a northern foray with quintessential old hippy Steve Hillage at the controls with his System 7 project and young(er) guns The Drum Club coming from a similarly eclectic background and music taste. With DJs Charlie Hall (ofThe Drum Club). Michael Dog and MC Tea Bag. See preview for State Of Flux.

I Tom Robinson, Andy White and Jackie Leven King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £7.50. Tickets from King Tut‘s and Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. Three storytelling troubadours of varying vintage offer a slice of their life. Tom Robinson is the best known. but for our money affable Irishman Andy White takes the biscuit with his often witty dissection of life and love in Belfast.

I Al Larsen John Smith and Son, Byres Road. 334 2769. 6.30pm. A1 Larsen is a member of Olympian Pavementesque band Some Velvet Sidewalk. much admired by The Pastels (who cover their song ‘Boardwalkin” on their new single) and Teenage Fanclub. who is embarking on an alleged cultural exchange between Glasgow and Olympia. This intimate gig is part of his schedule while on his three- month sojourn in Scottish parts.

I Glue, Soul Bossa, Yummyfur and The Blisters Nice ’n‘ Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. A bill for those whose tastes don't correspond with the mainstream. Glue continue to post their punk-influenced bulletins. Yummyfur are angular punk pop and The Blisters play self-styled ‘cocktail music in a Molotov style’.

I Double Vision Blow. Sub Club. Jamaica Street. 248 4600. 10.30pm. £6 (£4). Part of the Acid Jazz roster.

I The Hideaway Blues Band, Seventh Heaven, The Spooks, Liberty Blues Band and Blackwater Blues Boon’s Yard. Cathcart Road. 649 0184. 7.30pm. £1. An evening of blues in aid of the Children‘s Hospice.

I Peach County Cathedral House. Cathedral Square. 552 3519. 9pm. Free. New country.

I Angela Cameron After Hours. Cottiers. Hyndland Road. 357 5827. 11pm. Free. I Blah Blah Blah Blazers. Hamilton Town Hotel. Townhead Street. Hamilton. 0698 891 929. 7pm. £2.50.


I Peter Perrett And The One and David Kilgour And The Band Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 7.30pm. £6. Punk misfit Perrett. former frontman of The Only Ones. is back after a number of years lost in a heroin haze. 1n better health but with the same rough voice. Perrett has announced his resurrection with a four- track single on Dwarf records entitled Baby Don ’t Talk. Support comes from

Flying Nun songmaster Kilgour and his brand of stylish NZ pop.

I Bob Brozman Assembly Rooms. George Street. 220 4348. 8.30pm. £7 (£5). Virtuoso Californian guitarist displaying his finger-picking skills on the National Steel guitar. ukelele and mandolin through a wide ranging repertoire of styles. See preview.

I Brotherhood Of Man Cavendish. West Tollcross. 228 3252. 9pm—3am. £5. Britain's great hope for the Eurovision song concert way back in the mists of time with the chart-topping ‘Save All your Kisses For Me’. Stunning.

I Cheap Thrills and Good Omen Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. 9pm. £2. Headliners used to be known as Thieves And Angels. Apparently they‘ve cooped themselves up recently in order to concentrate their minds and write some new material which will doubtless receive an airing.

I Flood and Dirge 6VT. Victoria Terrace. 8pm. Free. Good two-band package which consistently manages to please with their grungey choons. Flood have the effect of making doleful lyrics uplifting.

I Shake The Shak West End Oyster Bar. West Maitland Street. 225 3861. 10.30pm. Free. Funk merchants.

I Combo! Combo! Chambers Street Student Union. Chambers Street. 650 2656. 8pm. Students and guests only.

I Schroedinger’s Cat Bannerman’s. Niddry Street. 556 3254. 9.30pm. Free.

I Shibboleth Rutland No 1. Rutland Street. 229 3402. 5pm. Free. Acoustic set to calm your nerves after another day at the desk.

I Shibboleth Platform One. Rutland Street. 225 2433. 9pm. Free. Having warmed up. they pop across the road to batter out some rock.

I Black Cat Bones Cas Rock Cafe. West Port. 229 4341. 10pm. Free.

I live Music Abbey. South Clerk Street. 667 3023. 8.30pm. Free.



I Travis King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £4. Another name-change for the pop band who were Glass Onion before they were The Family.

I Justice Wolf and Glasgow Kiss Nice ’n’ Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street, 333 9637. 9pm.

I The Fred Ouimby Quartet Blackfriars. Bell Street, 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free. Acid jazz collective.

I Blueberry Jam Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9.30pm. Free.

I The Outpatients MacSorley’s. Jamaica Street. 221 8499. 9pm. Free. Covers band. I Walk Tall Wharf. Yoker Ferry Road. 959 2016. 9pm. Free.

I Morph After Hours. Cottiers. Hyndland Road. 357 5827. 11pm. Free.

I Blah Blah Blah Boon’s Yard. Cathcart Road. 649 0184. 9pm. Free.


I Headcleaner and Glue Cas Rock Cafe. West Port. 229 4341. 9pm. £3.50 in advance. £4 on the door. Hardcore. headbanging free-for-all.

I Bug Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. 9pm. £7

I O’Jango Cavendish. West Tollcross, 228 3252. 9pm—3am. £5. Drifters covers. I Saturdays Queen Street Oyster Bar. Queen Street. 226 2530. 10pm. Free.

I Idle Bible West End Oyster Bar. West Maitland Street. 225 3861. 10.30pm. Free. I Dead Parrot Society Neighbours. McDonald Road. 557 4928. 9pm. Free. Covers from the last fifteen years or so.

I Supernaturals Platform One. Rutland Street. 225 2433. 9.30pm. Free.

I Groovetunnel Advocate. South Bridge. 9.30pm. Free. Ex-Shadowland. JTQ. Pure Land and Way Out members fuse to dish the grooves in the form of 60s and 703 TV theme tunes along with their homegrown instrumentals.

I Live Music Abbey. South Clerk Street. 667 3023. 8.30pm. Free.



I Counting Crows and Cracker Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. SOLD OUT. Counting Crows are the latest radio-friendly roots rock sensation to become an overnight success in America - quite some achievement when you think how large the States are. Cracker formed from the remnants of cult US weirdo pop outfit Camper Van Beethoven and nowadays make more straightforward melodic grunge with the occasional country inflection.

I Slimcea Girl Nice ’n' Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. Small Faces-influenced trio with garage pop potential.

I First Real Target and Papa’s noses Fixx 11, Miller Street, 221 1568. 7.30pm. Free. First Real Target are a young band who claim their influences include The Byrds. Suede and The Stone Roses.

I Strangecrazy Bar Belgo. Candleriggs. 552 3486. 8.30pm. Free.

I Electric Garden MacSorley’s. Jamaica Street. 221 8499. 8pm. Free.

I The Moondials Liquor Store. Bridge Street. Paisley. 848 5096. 9.30pm. Free. The joint winners ofthe Brill Building’s Rock ’n’ Pop Wars gig to support their recently-released debut single “Never Knew Love’. PS: it’s great. buy it.


I Penguin Cafe Orchestra Festival

Theatre, Nicolson Street. 529 6000. . 7.30pm. £7.50—£ 12.50 (£6.50—£10.50). Serious mishmash time as the Orchestra let swing with baroque. chamber. Latin American. Celtic, Cajun and African rhythmns played on a range of European and ethnic string, wind and percussion instruments. See preview.

I June Frost, Odd Bodhran and Oirge Venue, Calton Road, 557 3073. 9pm. £4.

June Frost come from the four comers of -

the earth and are correspondingly diverse both in their instrumentation and the songs they produce. Their co-headliners mix tribal chants with drums and dance to create a heart pumping cocktail.

I Groovetunnel Kitchen. Cowgate, 225 5413. 9pm. Free. See Sat 6.

I Lost In Space Cas Rock Cafe, West Port. 229 4341. 2pm. Jam session.

I BTL Cas Rock Cafe. West Port. 229 4341. 9pm. Free. Shortened version of Born To Leap. Not to be confused with a BLT. Accessible reggae-pop.

I T.G. McEwan Sandy Stone’s, downstairs at Les Partisans. High Street, 226 6192. 10pm. The man behind the Edinburgh Songwiters’ Showcase.

I The Supernaturals Stones, Frederick Street, 220 1226. 10pm. Free. Bouncy popsters who have just released their own CD Sitting In The Sun. See preview.

I Mustang Sally L’Attache, Rutland Street, 229 3402. 10pm. Free. Soul.

I live Music Rutland No 1, Rutland Street, 229 3402. 10pm. Free.


I The Humpff Family Martell. Bumbank Road, 0324 621764. 8pm. They’re getting bigger all the time with their stompin’ tunes and frenetic gigs. Their new album Father can but help their popularity grow.



I Solid Silver 705 with Alvin Stardust, Mud and The Glitter Band Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £12.50, £11.50. £9.50. Tickets from the box office and the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 227 5511. Alvin Stardust, recently overcome by the heat from a

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tch the best Music this fortnight. OCK & BLUES

Counting Crows Grown-up rock mm the USA, ,now doing rather well ver here. Support comes from

amper Van Beethoven descendant rocker. Barrowland. Glasgow. Sun 6.

Fun-Oa-Mental The tuffest British p outfit, articulate and ncompromising. Venue, Edinburgh. Wed 16; King Tut ’3, Glasgow, Thurs 17.


Guy Barker Ouintet A stellar uropean jazz quintet led by the ottest trumpet on the London scene. City Hall, Glasgow. Thurs 3; Queen ’3 all, Edinburgh, Fri 4.

Phil Bancroft’s Big Shebang This and’s fusion of contemporary jazz ith folk influences made a avourable impression when the axophonist launched it last year. usic Box, Edinburgh, Mon [4; Volunteer Hall, Galashiels, Tue 15; try Hall Bar, Glasgow, Wed 16; acRobert Centre, Stirling, Fri 18. OLK & WORLD John Martyn, .lune Tabor, Steve arley, Isaac Guillory and Hue & Cry hree-evening annual folk festival in lasgow’s Castlemilk brings some big: ames and great music. Castlemilk ommunity Centre, Thurs IO—Sat 12. LASSICAL & OPERA Houvelle Images No better tribute 0 Peter Maxwell Davies’s 601h inhday than this group, devoted to erforrning his work. Queen ’5 Hall. dinburgh, Sun 6.

Cresswell Concert Series A special eason to celebrate the half-century of he NZ-bom but Scotland-based omposer. Tramway, Glasgow, Thurs lO—Sun 13.

spotlight while on stage. rethinks his Bacofoil stage gear. Will Mud and The Glitter Band oblige with some spangly suits in this glam rock oldsters package? I Sawney Bean Fats O’ Malleys. Argyle Street. 334 5976. Folk and country band who were formerly known as The Bain Brothers.

I Khartoum Heroes (TBC) Sax Venue. Teviot Walk. Cumbemauld. 0236 733 200. The former Skuobhie Dubh Orchestra perform their modern. infectious take on cajun and ceilidh traditions.


I Roll Wynn James L’Attache. Rutland Street, 229 3402. 10pm. Free. Blues and R

& B.

I The Bil Band Rutland No l. Rutland Street, 229 3402. 10pm. Free. Rab and pals sing the blues.

I Be Hires Rutland No 1. Rutland Street. 229 3402. 5pm. Free. Acoustic set to sup your after-work pint to.

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