MUSIC ROCK & BLUES
I The Grandmothers (or Invention) Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 9pm. £7. No support because they play enormously long sets. See preview.
I Andy Chung Sandy Stone’s. downstairs at Les Partisans. High Street. 226 6192. 10pm.
I little Wolves Legends. Cowgate. 225 8382. 10.30pm. £2. Blues upstairs with a folk jam session downstairs.
I Sandyman Queen Street Oyster Bar. Queen Street. 226 2530. 10pm. Free.
I Bad Manners The Garage. Sauchiehall Street. 332 1120. 7.30pm. £7.30 plus booking fee. Tickets from The Garage. Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679 and Tower Records. Argyle Street. 204 2500. A trusty band for all festive occasions. Bad Manners aim to please with their ska-fuelled knees-up of a performance.
I Shed Seven and Blameless King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £6. Tickets from King Tut‘s and Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. The Sheds return to play King Tut’s for a third time - no doubt because they favour an intimate environment with lots of nubile punters panting after them. Support frotn spunky Shefﬁeld newcomers whose ‘Town Clowns’ single has been garnering airplay. I The Kazoo Club and Boudoir Christmas Party The 13th Note. Glassford Street. 553 1638. 9pm. Free.
I Glasgow Songwriters featuring Alex Dsbome Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free. Plus open mic. There’s a bit of a Christmas party atmosphere to this final Songwriters meeting of the year. The group meets again from 24 Jan.
I Three Amigos Pleasance Theatre. Pleasance. 9pm. Free. Original rock ‘n' roll and R & B with a few Stevie Ray Vaughan influences.
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 Sandyman Sandy Stone‘s. downstairs at Les Partisans. High Street. 226 6192. 10pm.
I Combo! Combo! Kitchen. Cowgate. 225 5413. 8pm. Free. Song-based funksters with real lyrics that catch an instrumental groove and ride with the ﬂow.
I Karma Legends. Cowgate. 225 8382. 10.30pm. £2. lndie rock.
I El Supremo Queen Street Oyster Bar. Queen Street. 226 2530. 10pm. Free. Big Bert of Los Supremos picks the strings and croons the blues.
I Die Happy Martell. Burnbank Road. 0324 621764. 8pm. £2.50. Funk/metal crossover combo formed from the remains of Edinburgh bands Dunderfunk and Big Guitar Yeah.
I lucrece and DTM The Cathouse. Brown Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £2.
I Oratorio The Arena. Oswald Street. 221 4583. 10pm. £2 donation on door. A big jamming session to raise money for Cash For Kids.
I Talitha K and Apple The Arena. Oswald Street. 221 4583. 9pm. £2. At time of going to press there was a discrepancy over which event was taking place at The Arena tonight. Phone venue for details.
I The Garden Spies and The Comedians The Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9.30pm. Free.
I Bake Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. £2. I Boogalusa Stones. Frederick Street. 220 1226. 10pm. All the way from sunny Dundee come one of Scotland‘s tip-top cajun combos.
I Slidin’ Delta Blues Band Sandy Stone’s. downstairs at Les Partisans. High Street. 226 6192. 10pm.
I Captain Shitty Legends. Cowgate. 225 8382. 11pm. £3. Psychodelichypnofunk is about as good a label as you‘re going to get. and even that still doesn‘t catch the full foot-stompin’ lunacy.
I Soul Connection Platform One. Rutland Street. 225 2433. 9.30pm. Free.
I Gave Boss Queen Street Oyster Bar. Queen Street. 226 2530. 10pm. Free.
THURSDAY 22 Glasgow
I Big Country Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. One for the diehards — the rest of us are too busy carol singing.
I Hideaway Blues Band and The Rhymes 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. An evening of blues — the Hideaways‘ Chicago sound and The Rhymes rockier efforts.
I The Johnny 7 Underground at Ventura. King Street. 552 1388. Subtitled ‘festive frolics with the formidable force of love’. Free moustaches on the door. kids. See preview.
I ilyah Fearties, The Snorkels and Yellow Cake Popcorn Nice ’n‘ Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. An evening of lunatic subversion with the Fearties' mad folk punk rantings and The Snorkels’ incognito beat pop.
I Pussycat Trash, Golden Starlet, Yummytur and Lungleg Club 99p. The 13th Note (downstairs). 553 1638. 9pm. 99p. A garage punk assault is promised from the ﬁrst two bands. while the latter two opt for a quirkier approach to noise. I Counselled Out and Wah Wah Jack The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3801. 8.30pm. Free.
I levi T01 and The Last Word The Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9.30pm. Free.
I The Humpii Family East Kilbride Arts Centre. Old Coach Road. East Mains. East Kilbride. 03552 61000. 8pm. £6 (£3). A ceilidh hoedown with the masters of poppy folk/roots styles.
I Big Vern ’n’ The Shootahs CC Browns. Dalrytnple Street. Greenock. 0475 888 369. 7pm. £5. Able hosts of a big soul party.
I need Camp Motorbike and ESKSA Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. 9pm. £2. Leathers and white T-shirts are unlikely to be in abundance. They come from the Jewel of Esk College music department and are likely to bring a large following with them.
I Stompin’ Maclean Queen Street Oyster Bar. Queen Street. 226 2530. 10pm. Free. Country-tinged blues.
I The Comedians West End Oyster Bar. West Maitland Street. 225 3861. 10pm. Free. Longtime low-key gig circuit survivors selling a happy blend of Scotpop.
I Mustang Sally Platform One. Rutland Street. 225 2433. 9.30pm. Free.
I Idiot Dance Neighbours. McDonald Road. 557 4928. 9pm. Free.
I The Brothers Stones. Frederick Street. 220 1226. 10pm.
I Seattle Sandy Stone's. downstairs at Les Partisans. High Street. 226 6192. 10pm. Blue Nile-type material.
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I The Deceivers Legends. Cowgate. 225 8382. 8pm. Free.
I Stack The Fish A.J. Ramsay’s. Broughton Street. 557 0627. 9pm. Free. Mostly covers with a voice not unlike that of Pat Kane of Hue & Cry fame.
I love and Money Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £10 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. This is apparently Love and Money‘s valedictory show. so expect tears among the tunes as their native crowd give them a fond farewell and they trip off to the big rock stars rest home in the sky.
I Well Maybe, The Basic Notes and The Dodgy Jammers King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £3. Local triple bill night.
I Whirling Pig Dervish, Sparta, Jap‘s Eye and Sixpack Nice ‘n' Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. A bumper night of punk-inﬂuenced sounds. some bands advancing further from the original blueprint than others.
I Russell McNeil Cathedral House. Cathedral Square. 552 3519. 9pm. Free. I Spaced Dut Cowboys The Brazen Head. Cathcart Road. Free. Cajun and country with ska interludes.
I Hideaway Blues Band The Clyde Bar. West Clyde Street. Helensburgh. 0463 673 257. 10pm. £1. See Thurs 22.
I Wayne Fontana And The Mind Benders Cavendish. West Tollcross. 228 3252. 9pm—3am. £5. The band behind ‘Pamela. Pamela‘. ‘Groovy Kind OfLove' and ‘Game Of Love' which featured heavily in Good Morning Vietnam.
I Haze Legends. Cowgate. 225 8382. 8pm.
I to Down Jons West End Oyster Bar. West Maitland Street. 225 3861. 10pm. Free. Blues time with a houn' dawg moniker.
I Mustang Sally Physician.& Firkin. Dalkeith Road. 662 4746. 10pm. Free.
I Then The Storm Bare Storey. Cowgate. 556 3953. 9pm. Free.
I El Supremo Sandy Stone's. downstairs at Les Partisans. High Street. 226 6192. 10pm.
I Hearsay Advocate. South Bridge. 9.30pm. Free.
I live Music Abbey. South Clerk Street. 667 3023. 8.30pm. Free.
I Biiirn Again Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 7pm. £1 1/£9. Tickets from the box office and the Ticket Centre. 227 5511. They enjoyed posing in those Santa outfits so much they had to come back to do a Yuletide turn in the city that always has a warm welcome for them. Have they deposed Gary Glitter as the kitsch Christmas Eve choice?
I The Supernaturals The Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9.30pm. Free. See Fri 16.
I lorna Buchanan and Ian Ewing After Hours. Cottiers. Hyndland Road. 357 5827. 11pm. Free.
I All Day Gig Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. 11am onwards. £3. It‘s a pay off the PA fundraiser which is rather important given the Subway‘s support of grass roots bands in Edinburgh. For your money you get a whopping seventeen bands: Charlie Goes Walkabout. Basement. Towel‘?. Blue Sunday. Crimson Lake. Pariah. Rake. Grasshopper. Nowhere. Maple. Naked. Out of Space. Apple Happy. Flood acoustic set. Dirge and Ashftn. There will also be some rather special guests who are
’ P I C K 0 F ’ 9 4 I The list’s expert team picks the best
Music or the year.
THE BEST I Blur: Parklite (Food) There’s more to Blur than barrow-boy bollocks. Their lyrics have captured the country’s imagination and the ballads are some of the strongest songs here. Oh, and they wuz robbed.
I Oasis: Definitely Maybe (Creation) One of the classic debut albums. bristling with energy, swagger and anthemic glory. Electric. " I Jeff Buckley: Grace (Columbia) New on the scene. but making an instant impact. A voice like an angel. and an album full of wistfulness. passion and drama.
I The Prodigy: Music For The Jilted Generation (XL) One of the most energised but structured dance albums ever. Sprawling, but a source of continuous excitement.
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I Bacey Cavendish. West Tollcross. 228 3252. 9pm—3am. £10. Get under the mistletoe for ‘Some Girls Will’.
I The Gods of Glam Platform One. Rutland Street. 225 2433. 8pm. £5. The merry merchants of mischief put the glitter into your Christmas.
I Black Cat Bones Advocate. South Bridge. 9.30pm. Free.
I The Glitter Band Rutland No l. Rutland Street. 229 3402. 9pm. Tickets only from the Rutland. Gary Glitter‘s old muckers. I Junkyard Angels Sandy Stone‘s. downstairs at Les Partisans. High Street. 226 6192. 10pm.
I Red Hot 8: Blue Physician & Firkin. Dalkeith Road. 662 4746. 10pm. Free.
I Blueiinger L’Attache. Rutland Street. 229 3402. 9pm. Tickets only from the
Rutland. Rock ’n‘ roll with a seasonal tinge. no doubt.
I Live Music Abbey. South Clerk Street. 667 3023. 8.30pm. Free.
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Glasgow 3 I Jamie Barnes and Cochise 3 MacSorleys. Jamaica Street. 221 8499. 5pm. Free. Veteran blues combo.
I Bon’s Balls and The Full ilog Sax. Teviot Walk. Cumbernauld. ()236 733 200. 8pm. £3. 1
I Jam Session Legends. Cowgate. 225 8382. 8pm. Free. As good an excuse as any to get out of the house and escape the relatives for a while.
I Andy Chung Sandy Stone’s. downstairs at Les Partisans. High Street. 226 6192. 10pm.
I Sommertield Blues Band and Suicidal l Mushrooms Ollerton Hotel. Victoria ‘