ROCK & BLUES MUSIC
Virgin and Ripping Records. See Sat 3.
I Papa’s Magic Beard Venue, Calton Road, 557 3073. 9pm. It's the funky one’s ﬁnal and last ever gig. Everyone who's ever played in their line-up is going to make an appearance and a host of DJs will also be on hand to keep the party vibe going. The band wanted to charge just 50p in memory of their first gig. but this looks unlikely.
I Dirty Beds and Fire Engine Moray House, Holyrood Road. Information: 553 3991. Damage productions are putting on a play about the birth of punk at the Traverse. Unfortunately they've got no funding. This is a benefit gig to raise the necessary dosh. Various other punk lags are promised but not conﬁrmed as of yet. The Sativa DJs will be there.
I Makossa Cas Rock Cafe, West Port, 229 4341. 9pm. African roots and reggae. I Sister Stones, Frederick Street. 220 1226. 10pm. Free.
I Cliff Richard SECC. Finnieston Quay. 248 9999. £25, £19.50 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket, Virgin. Union Street, 226 4679 and the Ticket Centre, Candleriggs. 227 5511. See Sun 4. I Thunder Plaza, Eglinton T011, 423 3077. 7.30pm. £10 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket, Virgin, Union Street. 226 4679. Big commercial heavy rock band with the usual ﬂowing manes. etc.
I Hugh Heed And The Velvet Underpants Curlers. Byres Road, 334 1284. 9pm. Free. Riotous punk pop with parochial humour daubed right through the whole set.
I Black Jacks L’Attache. Rutland Street. 229 3402. 10pm. Free.
I Do Hiros Rutland Nol. Rutland Street, 229 3402. 10pm. Free. Specialists in the art of Crowded House covers.
I The Kalsers Martel], Bumbank Road. 0324 621764. 8pm. £2.50. The 60s beat pastiche merchants strut their quiffs again. This venue is shaping up to be one of the cheapest places to see name bands in Scotland.
I Clitt Richard SECC, Finnieston Quay. 248 9999. £25. £19.50 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street, 226 4679 and the Ticket Centre. Candlen'ggs. 227 5511. See Sun 4. I Fjaere King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm (Fjaere on stage at 9pm). £3. Tickets from King Tut’s and Just the Ticket, Virgin, Union Street, 226 4679. Edinburgh singer/songwriter Fjaere and her band play their last Scottish date of a year that has seen them travel to Japan for the final of the Yamaha Music Festival. Catch her here before her Celtic Connections appearance early next year. See Competition page for free tickets.
I Corrosion 0f Confomilty 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. Heavy grun ers.
I The Sea, Trout and oncorde Kazoo Club, The 13th Note, Glassford Street, 553 1638. 9pm. Free. Featuring English crusty band The Sea, promoting their album.
I Mandrake Hoot Vic Bar. Glasgow School of Art, Renfrew Street, 332 0691. 9pm. Free. Students and guests.
I Glasgow Songwriters featuring Ghostdance Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free. Plus open mic.
I The Sensational Alex Harvey Band and Sons Of The Shaking Earth Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 9pm. £7. All the members of the SAHB minus the deceased Alex himself. of course. Stevie Docherty is filling his shoes. Real die- hard fans can always head to The Brewhouse in Glasgow to check out their shrine to Alex. Who needs Graceland?
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. One local songwriter is highlighted at 10.30pm each night.
I The Kaisers Kitchen. Cowgate. 225 5413. 9pm. Free. See Monday 5.
I Shibboleth Rutland Nol. Rutland Street. 229 3402. 10pm. Free.
I Red Hot and Blue L'Attache. Rutland Street. 229 3402. 10pm. Free. Rock ‘n' roll on a Tuesday night? Scandalous.
I Oasis Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. SOLD OUT. so no crying at the door of the venue on the night. Hard to believe that a traditional pop guitar band can achieve so much in these days of genre crossover, but it looks like classic songs will always take the upper hand.
I Status Guo SECC. Finnieston Quay. 248 9999. £16 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin, Union Street. 226 4679. Meanwhile chugging along merrily in their own vacuum . . . have they heard Laibach's version of ‘In The Army Now"? It's possibly worse than the original.
I The River Detectives and Lorna Brooks 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. The thinking Scotsperson's choice of pop band, supported by local gutsy diva.
I Uisapparu and Easy Fixx 11, Miller Street, 221 1568. 8.30pm. Free. There‘s one more band still to be added to complete this line-up for the final ofthe Battle of the Bands.
I Blind Jump, Surge and The Slipper limpets Arena. Oswald Street. 221 4583. 9pm. £2 including entry to indie disco.
I Storm Halt Bar. Woodlands Road, 332 1210. 9.30pm. Free.
I The Sensational Alex Harvey Band Blazers, Hamilton Town Hotel, Townhead Street. 0698 891 929. 7pm. £6.50. Alex’s old rocking mates keep the faith.
I Little Hopetoun Giants Venue, Calton Road. 557 3073. 9pm. £3. More goodies in the form of a three-local-band package. Heading the evening are the Giants. who all work in Sound Control so you can go and drool over their equipment.
I Hake Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. £2. I Mustang Sally and Bluetinger L‘Attache. Rutland Street. 229 3402. 10pm. Free. L’Attache celebrates its eighth birthday with a double helping of soul and rock 'n’ roll.
I The Hit Band Rutland No 1, Rutland Street. 229 3402. 10pm. Free. Rab and his muckers belt out the blues.
I The lost Soul Band Stones. Frederick Street. 220 1226. 10pm. Free. The Rootsie rockers have taken something of a new direction with their new album. Hung Like Jesus. Check it out in the company of a few pints.
I Tom And Steve Sandy Stone‘s. downstairs at Les Partisans, High Street. 226 6192. 10pm.
I Stack The Fish A.J. Ramsay‘s. Broughton Street, 557 0627. 9pm. Free. After careful analysis, we can exclusively reveal that the Fish play 30 per cent covers and 70 per cent jazzjfunk-inspired
I Captain Shifty Legends, Cowgate. 225 8382. 11pm. £3. £2. Uncut melodious phunk, boast the ﬂyers.
I Steve And Tom West End Oyster Bar. West Maitland Street. 225 3861. 10.30pm. Free.
I Bruce Queen Street Oyster Bar. Queen Street. 226 2530. 10pm. Free.
I Gary Glitter and The Village People SECC. Finnieston Quay. 248 9999. £16.50 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. We can have Garza any Christmas. but it's not often we are graced with the presence of disco artistes as accomplished as The Village People. Altogether now ~ ‘Ynu ('(m 't slop the musit'/;’\’ulun/_\' can stop the mush".
I Runrig Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchichall Street. 7.30pm. SOLD OUT. The first of two seasonal outings for the pomp-folkers to keep their ravenous fans satiated.
I Massive Attack Arches. Midland Street. 221 9736. 8pm. SOLD OUT. See feature.
I Laika, Long Fin Killie and Mrs Ghandi’s Mushroom Party King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £4. Tickets from King Tut‘s and Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. Ex-Moonshakc singer/guitarist Margaret Fiedler brings her new. equally experimental guitar/electro crossover outfit to Scotland. Support from Dundee‘s manic folk punk experimentalists Long Fin Killie and the more accessible indie pop melodies of Cumbernauld‘s Mrs Ghandi‘s Mushroom Party.
I Major Threat, Back 01 Beyond and Final Product Cathouse. Brown Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £2.50. Three hip-hop acts. I The Supernaturals Speaker‘s Corner. St Georges Road (at Charing Cross). 332 1625. 9pm. Free. Toppermost poppermost sounds with a Beatley approach and a dressing up box image.
I Peptone, Life With Nixon and Happy But Twisted Nice 'n‘ Sleazy. Sauchichall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. Peptone feature former members of Roundabout and Sus; Happy But Twisted are a bit grunge- influenced.
I Corporation Cheese Market, Peter Parker Experience and Slapper Club 99p. The 13th Note (downstairs), Glassford Street. 553 1638. 9pm. 99p. Offbeat contemporary sound combining defiant girly vocals and hints of Rage Against The Machine grinding guitar in the indie- noise melange.
I The Fallen and Million Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9.30pm. Free.
I The louis Wallace Chain and The Haindancers Underground at Ventura. John Street. 552 1388. 9pm. £2. See Sat 3 for The Louis Wallace Chain.
I First, last And Always, F10 and Refuse
To Dance Arena. Oswald Street. 221 4583.
9pm. £2.50 plus entry to Tankin'. I The Kennedys, The Perfect Detonators and Electric Garden MacSorleys. Jamaica
I Primal Scream and The Sabres or Paradise Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601. SOLD OUT. Primal Scream — delta blues meets spacey dub. blah. blah. you know the score. But make way for the godlike Sabres Of Paradise whose insidious ‘Wilmot‘ single is the year's most addictive release.
I Runrig Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchichall Street. 7.30pm. SOLD OUT. See Thurs 8. Second of two nights.
I Galliano The Garage. Sauchichall Street. 332 1120. 7.30pm. £10. includes entry to clubs later. Top chartsters
ROCK 8i BLUES
I Oasis Album of the year? Band of the year? Now seems like a good time to judge. Barrowland, Glasgow, Wed 7.
I Massive Attack Top-notch Bristolian dance. See feature. Arches. Glasgow. Thurs 8.
I Primal Scream Prompt return for the new Rolling Stones. Rumour has it The Black Crowes want to kick their butts. Hard. Barrowland. Glasgow. Fri 9, Sat 10.
I Townes Van Zandt Master songwriter in the American roots tradition. Make sure you’ve got a beer to cry into. King Tut's, Glasgow, Sun 1]; Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, Mon [2.
I Suede New boy Richard Oakes makes his first attempt to impress a Glasgow audience. Reports suggest he‘ll manage it. Barrowland, Glasgow, Thurs l5.
I Carol Kidd Trio The singer returns to the format which suits her best with her superb tn'o. City Hall. Glasgow, Thurs 1; Queen 's Hall, Edinburgh. Fri 2.
I Jim Mullen Lyrical and imaginative jazz guitar from one of the best in the business. Tron Jazz Cellar. Edinburgh. Sun ll.
FOLK & WORLD
I Karen Tweed and Ian Carr Superb musicianship on accordion and guitar from former members of the Kathryn Tickell Band. Edinburgh Folk Club, Wed 14.
I Tron Tavern Festival of Folk A weekend of concerts, ceilidhs, sessions and workshops under one roof. Hunter Square, Edinburgh, Fri 2—Sun 4.
I Mitsuko Uchida Performances of Schubert and Schoenberg. Queen ’5 Hall, Edinburgh, Mon 5.
Street. 221 8499. 9pm. Free. Heat six of the Battle of the Bands.
I Easy Church On The Hill. Langside Monument. 649 5189. 9.30pm. Free.
I Snowboy And The Latin Section Venue, Calton Road. 557 3073. 8pm. Snowboy. who is no relation of Raymond Briggs, is Acid Jazz‘s third biggest seller after Corduroy and JTQ. His band, The Latin Section. are an eight-piece Latin acid jazz combo who are tremendously successful in Spain. Anyway. it's over two floors and comes complete with tip-top DJs.
I Hectar 3 Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. 9pm. £2. Local power pop trio who have been somewhat quiet of late. Worth going down to see what they've been up to.
I Eddie Felson Queen Street Oyster Bar, Queen Street, 226 2530. 10pm. Free. Despite the singular name. a two-piece guitar and double bass combo pitched up last time.
I Beanbag L‘Attache. Rutland Street. 229 3402. 10pm. Free.
I Mr Pitiiul Rutland No 1. Rutland Street. 229 3402. 10pm. Free. Soul.
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