MIISIC ROCK & BLUES
ROCK & BLUES
Bates listed below are for one-off shows: see separate section for residencies. Gigs are listed by date, then by city. Bates will be listed, provided that details reach our offices art least one week before publication. flock and Blues listings compiled by Fiona Shepherd
and Jonathan Trew.
I Phil Collins SECC. Finnieston Quay. 248 9999. SOLD OUT. A geezer among
of lucre stuffed in the bank.
Street. 332 0691. 9.30pm. £2.50. Students and guests. See preview.
I Strangelove, The Bluetones and The Stanleys King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £5. Tickets from King Tut's and Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. Intense indie wall of sound with drama queen Patrick exorcising personal demons all over the shop. If you suspend your cynicism. this Bristol crew are really
I 8 Storey Window, The loveless and Rust Nice ’n’ Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. A poppier version of Strangelove — why do they have to be playing on the same night? This London- based. American-bred band are touched by the hand of the mercurial ex-House of Love and Levitation man Terry Bickers.
I Rev [Joe And The Congregation MacSorley’s. Jamaica Street. 221 8499. 9pm. Free. Trad R & B with harmonica embellishment.
I Zut! la Chute Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3801. 8.30pm. Free. Cajun and zydeco. .
I Rev Brown And The Early Birds Curlers. Byres Road. 334 1284. 9pm. Free.
I Seventh Heaven Esquire House. Anniesland Cross. 334 9491. 9pm. Free. Soulful R & B.
I little Green Monkeys Boon’s Yard. Cathcart Road. 649 0184. 9.30pm. Free. I Russell McIIeiI After Hours. Cottiers. Hyndland Road. 357 5827. llptn. Free.
I Maltossa, Edinburgh University African and Caribbean Society and Edinburgh Ragga Posse Assembly Rooms. George Street. 220 4349. 7.45pm. £6.50 (£4.50). An entire evening‘s worth of entertainment that crosses numerous categories and three continents. As well as
men. an ‘ordinary bloke‘. albeit with loads , the music there‘ll be an African fashion i show. African foods and crafts and a
I llonlty Glasgow School of Art. Renfrew 1 display of traditional Scottish dancing
’ from the Scottish Youth Dance Group.
: I The to Down Jons West End Oyster
Bar, West Maitland Street. 225 3861.
; 10.30pm. Free. Houn' dawg blues.
I Mike Pender And The Searchers
'. Cavendish. West Tollcross. 228 3252.
9pm—3am. £5. More nostalgia for an
_ almost forgotten age.
l I The Modest Subway. Cowgate. 225
l 6766. 9pm. £2.
5 I Groovetunnel Chamber Street Student
Union. 11pm. Students and guests only.
guests £1. Ex-Shadowland. JTQ. Pure
i Land and Way Out members get it
i together to jam out some 60s and 70s TV theme tunes along with some of their own funksome frolics.
i I Tara’s Bulba Bare Story. Cowgate. 556 E 3953. 10pm. Free. 1 I Soul Connection Platform One. Rutland
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Street. 225 2433. 9pm. Free. The name says it all.
I Maya’s Voice Advocate. South Bridge. 9.30pm. Free. Ethereal vocals in Blue Nile mode.
I GTen-S Ollerton Hotel. Victoria Road. 0592 264286. 8pm. £2.50 in advance from The Ollerton. Sleeves Records. Sound Control and QTen Studios. The third showcase of bands from the QTen studios. hence the name. Anyway. the bands are Gravity Shed. Skeezer and Supernova. See Singles review for Supernova.
I Joe Cocker and Sheryl Crow SECC. Finnieston Quay. 248 9999. £17.50 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. Crusty old Shefﬁeld codger blessed with a wheezy set of lungs who. incredibly. is a soul superstar. Don’t take it from us. take it from Ray Charles. who extolled Cocker’s virtues on a recent Channel 4 profile. Apparently no relation to Pulp's Jarvis Cocker. which is a bit of a shame. Support from current smooth chart operator.
I Thrum and Rodney Allen 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. The Thrummers round offa successful year in which they swanned off to San Francisco to record their debut album and released said item. Rijjemma. to deserved acclaim. Support Rodney Allen is better known for his days as the small. cute one in The Blue Aeroplanes.
I Slapper, Sweetmeat and Toys On The Shelf Nice ’n' Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm.
I The louis Wallace Chain and Blonde Bit On The Side Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9.30pm. Free. Two stalwarts of the Saturday afternoon acoustic session. The Louis Wallace Chain feature enigmatic Robert Redford lookalike and sometime Moondials percussionist Brendan on vocals and Blonde Bit On The Side are an acoustic country-influenced duo.
I Rev Brown And The Early Birds Blackfriars, Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free.
I The Outpatients MacSorley‘s. Jamaica Street. 221 8499. 9pm. Free. Covers.
I International Steamer Speaker's Corner. St George’s Road (at Charing Cross). 332 1625. 3pm. Free. Formerly The Road.
I Spaced But Cowboys Scotia. Stockwell Street. 552 8681. 3.30pm. Free. A hoe- down with reggae interludes.
I Spaced But Cowboys Brazen Head. Cathcart Road. 9.30pm. Free.
I The Rhymes and Voodoo Coyote Wharf. Yoker Ferry Road. 959 2016. 9pm. Free. Rocky blues band from Ayrshire.
I Brian Martin After Hours. Cottiers. Hyndland Road. 357 5827. 11pm. Free. I The Dawn Treader: and The Ego Breed Clyde Bar. West Clyde Street. Helensburgh. 0463 673 257. 10pm. £1. Aberdeen band. popular on home turf. who have supported the likes of Big Country. Kevin McDermott Orchestra and Goodbye Mr Mackenzie so far this year. Described as a ‘beefed-up indie guitar bandﬂ
I Strangelove Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. See Fri 2.
I Blaggers ITA, China Drum and Sulphur Cas Rock Cafe, West Port. 229 4341. 9pm. £4 plus booking fee in advance from Cas Rock and Ripping Records. £5 on door. More crusty than a vegan pie and just as tasty but without the stomach churning album covers of their soul mates Chumbawamba almost sums up the headliners. China Drum have a new EP
out on Fluffy Bunny Records entitled Great Fire.
I legendary ladies or Soul Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £10.50. £12.50. Martha Reeves And The Vandellas. Ronnie Spector And The Ronettes and The Crystals line up to belt out the old hits.
I Apple llappy Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. 9pm. £2. Once more. The Subway resounds to the joyful noise of indie rock. I Abba Cold Cavendish. West Tollcross. 228 3252. 9pm—3am. £5. More flares and bad beard tribute-type gubbins.
I The Supernaturals Platform One. Rutland Street. 225 2433. 9.30pm. Free. Bouncy. frothy pop to lighten up these dreary winter nights. They also do a carry- out version to enjoy in the comfort of your own home — their CD is called Sitting In The Sun.
I Xl Bare Story. Cowgate. 556 3953. 10pm. Free.
I El loco Advocate. South Bridge. 9.30pm. Free.
I The Kurbs West End Oyster Bar. West Maitland Street. 225 3861. 10.30pm. Free. See live review or even better go see them. You'll have a good time.
I Saturdays Queen Street Oyster Bar. Queen Street. 226 2530. 10pm. Free.
I Cliff Richard SECC. Finnieston Quay. 248 9999. £25. £19.50 plus booking fee. Single seats only left. Tickets from Just the Ticket, Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679 and the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 227 5511. So Heat/it'lijj‘s still lost on the moor somewhere — better make do with a performance of Cliff's 35 Top Five hits. including ‘Move lt'. ‘Living Doll'. ‘The Young Ones'. ‘Power To All Our Friends' and ‘Wired For Sound'. but sadly no ‘Devil Woman'.
I Blaggers ITA Cathouse. Brown Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £5.30 plus booking fee. Tickets from The Cathouse. Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679 and Tower Records. Argyle Street. 204 2500. They‘ve toned down the boorish element of their thuggish funk/rap/rock politicising and singer Matty is sorry he ever uttered harsh words to anyone.
I Psycho Babe, Doctor Pop and Frenzy King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £3. Another of Tut’s periodic local band triple bills.
I Blind Jump and Million Nice 'n’ Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm.
I The Rhymes Brewhouse. Jolm Street. 552 3801. 8.30pm. Free. See Sat 3.
I The Geiger Babies Liquor Store. Bn‘dge Street. Paisley. 848 5096. 9.30pm. Free. Big pop/rock sound from one of MIST’s Fledgling bands. Dubbed the loudest band of Sound City Week. There’s kudos for you!
I Die Happy Sax. Teviot Walk. Cumbernauld. 0236 733 200. 7pm. £2.50. Edinburgh funk rockers in the Chilli Peppers vein.
I Plugged In Mint. Academy Street. Coatbridge. 0236 441191. 9pm. Free. Acoustic night (but with PA. hence the title) featuring The Limit Club. Good Old Boys. The Turkey Brothers. Terence McSherry and The Hellfire Club.
I Unplugged East Kilbride Arts Centre. Old Coach Road. The Village. East Kilbride. 03552 61000. 7.30pm. Free. An evening of acoustic music.
I lick lowe Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. credit card hotline 667 7776. 7.30pm. £10 plus booking fee. Long-time survivor on the music scene who's famous for his production skills as well as his own material. Watch out for the hallmark tracks — ‘Shake That Rat' and ‘Born A Woman'. His new album. The Impossible Bird. is out now. See preview.
I Thrum La Belle Angele. Hasties Close. 225 2774. 8pm. £5 plus booking fee from
48 The List 2—15 December 1994