in separate section. ' I Blues ’n’ Trouble Cris Rock Cafe. West 1 Port. 22‘) 4341. ‘)pm. £5 in advance from 1 (‘as Rock. After a chequered history 1 which has seen their fortunes oscillate 1 wildly they‘ve decided to pack it in. This 1 is your last ever chance to see the band ' and they've chosen a good night to go out
I Les McKeown’s Legendary 703 Bay City Rollers Cavendish. West Tollcross. 228 3252. ‘)pm-—3am. £10. -lust hope that Les and his former colleagues. who are 3 playing down The Mound. don't bump into each other.
I Lights Out By Nine Platform ()ne. Rutland Street. 225 2433. 8pm. £10. It‘s party trrne at the Caley.
I Black Cat Bones Advocate. South Bridge. ‘130pnr. l-ree. Hogmanay frolics which seem rather thin on the ground apart from the council organised events I The Gods Ct Glam Physician iv Firkin. l)alkeith 1(oat1.ti62 4746. 11115111. Free. I Amanda Lyon And The Soul Connection 1 Rutland No. l. Rutland Street. 22‘) 3402. ‘)pm. Tickets only from Rutland No l.
I Junkyard Angels Sandy Stone's. downstairs at Les Partisans. High Street. 226 61‘)2. 10pm.
I Live Music Abbey. Sotrth Clerk Street. 667 3023. 8.30prrt. Free.
NEW YEAR’S DAY 1 Edinburgh
I Dead Parrot Society Neighbours. McDonald Road. 557 -1‘)28. ‘)pm. Free. This is as rrrtrclr an indication of how )otFII feel as the name of the hand.
MONDAY 2 1 Edinburgh
I The Gods of Glam Platform ()ne. Rutland Street. 225 2433. ‘).30pm. Free. Looks like being the orin spot for party animals who just don‘t want to get off the trierry—go-rourid.
I Songwriters’ Showcase and Workshop Tron 'I‘avern. Hunter Square. 8pm. £ 1. Information: 228 31-17. Weekly forum for lidinburgh-based singer-songwriters. with anybody welcome to perform a fifteen- niinute set. One local songwriter is highlighted at 10.30pm each night.
WEDNESDAY 4 1
I Captain Shitty Legends. Cowgate. 225 8382. llprrr. See Wed 2|.
I Gary Hall and Catherine Craig Stones. l‘it'eder‘ick Street. 220 1226. 10pm.
I El Supremo Queen Street Oyster Bar. Queen Street. 2262530. 10pm. Free.
I Breeze, Sister and Roll And Cindy King Tut’s Wah Wah Htrt. St Vincent Street. 221 527‘). 8.30pm. £3. Local band triple hill.
I Dave Boss Qtreerr Street ()yster Bar. Queen Street. 226 2530. 10pm. Free.
I The Summertield Blues Band Stones. Frederick Street. 220 1226. 10pm. See Friday 16.
I Seattle AJ. Ramsay's. Brouglrton Street. 5570627. ‘)prri. Free. Contains one ex-llorse member apparently.
I Common Exit Legends. ('owgate. 225 8382. 8pm. Free. Blues and covers.
I Live Music Platform ()rre. Rtrtland Street. 225 2433 ‘) 30pm. l-r'ee.
Glasgow I Dirt, Doctor Pop and Mishima King
Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street.
221 527‘). 8.30pm. £3. Self-styled ‘thinking man's metal'. Sounds a bit Eddie Vedder to us.
j I Priests, Thieves and Lovers Legends.
Cowgate. 225 8382. 8pm. Free. Fab rock. Loved by The List. especially their ctrte ‘n‘ cuddly charismatic frontman.
I Stompin’ Maclean Queen Street ()yster ?
Bar. Queen Street. 226 2530. 10pm. Free. Country blues.
I Mr Pititul Physician 8e Firkin. l)alkeith 1
Road. 662 4746. 10pm. Free. I Live Music Platform Que. Rutland Street. 225 2433. ‘).30pm. Free.
- SATURDAY 7
I The Nocturnals and Urusei Yatsura
- King Tut's Wah Wah Ilut. St Vincent
Street. 221 527‘). 8.30pm. £3. See Sat 17 for Urusei Yatsura.
I Conscies and Golden Tones Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. ‘)pm. £2. I The NH Band Cas Rock Cafe. West
Port. 22‘) 4341. 2pm. Free. Iinergetic
blues and boogie from Rab and rnuckers.
5 I Mustang Sally Physician & Firkin. l)alkeith Road. 662 4746. 10pm. Free.
I Live Music Platforrrr ()ne. Rutland Street. 225 2433. ‘).30pm. Free. I Live Music Abbey. South Clerk Street.
667 3023. 8.30pm. Free.
SUNDAY s i ' Edinburgh
I The Cranberries Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 52‘) 6000. 7.30pm.
£12.50. £10. From nowhere to eternal stardom. sort of. in less than a year. Can
. nothing stop these Irish darlings in their
; meteoric rise to the top'.’ Are U2 and REM shaking in their boots and looking
2 fearfully over their slioulders'.’ I'll tell you
this time next year. I Sideshow Bob Queen Street Oyster Bar. Qtreerr Street. 2262530. 10pm. Free.
I Live Music Pear Tree. West Nicolson
Street. 667 7533. 8.30pm. Free.
I New Celeste Stones. Frederick Street. 220 1226. 10pm. Six-piece who fuse traditional Scottish and Irish styles with jazz and rock influences.
' I Sandyman Queen Street Oyster Bar.
Queen Street. 226 2530. 10pm. Free.
EEEEEEIIIIJIIIIIIIIII , Edinburgh
I Songwriters’ Showcase and Workshop j Tron Tavern. Hunter Square. 8pm. £1. 3 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 El Supremo Queen Street Oyster Bar. 1 Queen Street. 2262530. 10pm. Free.
I The Black Crowes Barrowland.
i Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. Tickets
1 from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 1 226 467‘). Wooo! Back in black! Some
1 good old Southern fried blues rock boogie. but someone tell that Chris
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Robinson to get the almighty chip off his shoulder.
I Easy Fixx 11. Miller Street. 221 1568. 8.30pm. Free. The winners of the Fixx Battle of the Bands.
I Free Kitten Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 9pm. See preview.
I Tommy Beavitt Queen Street Oyster Bar. Queen Street. 226 2530. 10pm. Free. I Little Hopetown Giants Stones. Frederick Street. 220 1226. 10pm. Big guitar noise with country elements in a Neil Young meets RFIM on a dark night mould. Lots ofsing along opportunities.
1 I No Sharp Objects Legends. Cowgate.
- 225 8382. 8pm. They‘ve got the lot. from Flvis to Hendrix covers.
I Short Stories Queen Street Oyster Bar. Queen Street. 226 2530. 10pm. Free.
I The Gods 0t Glam Platform ()ne. Rutland Street. 225 2433. ‘).30prn. Free. I Smokehouse Blues Stones. Frederick Street. 220 1226. 10pm.
I Live Music A..l. Rttrtts:ty"s. Broughton Street. 5570627. ‘)pm. Free.
; Dates listed below are for one-oli shows: see separate section for residencies. Gigs are listed by date, then by city. Performances will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least one week belore publication. Jazz Listings compiled by Kenny Mathieson.
5 I Glasgow Jazz Record Club Unitarian Church. 72 Berkeley Street. 7.45pm. Dick ] Bltrer offers ‘A BIuer' Christmas' in the
last meeting before the festive break.
3 Contact Bill Winter on ‘)44 4402 for
f membership details.
I Craig McMurdo’s Cool Yule Queen's
. Hall. Clerk Street. 668 201‘). 8.30pm. £12.50. £8.50 (£5). The most outrageous selection of Christmas songs you are
l likely to come across. delivered with the singer's usual boyish charm. That Swing Thang provide the Yuletide groove.
5 SATURDAY 17
f Glasgow I Craig McMurdo’s Cool Yule ()ld
Athenaeum Theatre. Buchanan Street. 332 t 2333. 8pm. £8.50 t£5). See Fri 16.
; SUNDAY 18
I Tommy Smith Sextet Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 1010. 8pm. £7.50 (£5). The saxophonist premieres his new Sextet commission rilr'srv Morning uman 'lime. a suite inspired by the writings of
i poet Norman McCaig. at The Lemon Tree 1 in Aberdeen on Thurs l5. and repeats the
1 music here prior to going into the studio
1 to record it for his next release on Linn.
1 See preview.
1 I Zoot Allures Bar Belgo. 2t)
1 Candleriggs. 552 3486. ‘).30pm. Free.
Modern jazz quintet in a one-off gig. ' I Slipper Band Mariana. 1300 Argyle Street. 357 5577. 7pm. £1. Cole Porter evening.
PICK OF ’94
The List’s favourite jazz gigs at ’94.
1 THE BEST I The Max Roach ouartet Old Fruitmarket. Glasgow. The veteran drummer is a master musician. and his superb quartet lit up Tire Fruitmarket with a wonderful display of creative interaction. RUNNERS UP I Billy Jenkins And The Fun llorns chfrew Ferry. Glasgow. Madcap guitarist (and mates) met a German saxophone section. and marvellous Mayfest mayhem duly ensued. I Michel Petrucciani Queen‘s Hall, Edinburgh. A spiritually uplifting as well as musically dazzling solo piano recital. I The Ritual Trio King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. Glasgow. Dark. dense and delicate improvisation from the Chicago avant garde. and all at feel- thc-sweat range.
I Chris Barber Jazz and Blues Band Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 8pm. £16—£l2. The trombonist celebrates 40 years as a band leader with a package including a re-union of the original 1954 line-up of the band and The Lor‘nie Donegan Skiffle Group. as well as his current outfit.
I Chris Barber Jazz and Blues band Town Hall. 0324 628038. 8pm. £12. See Mon 1‘).
I Jazz Band Ball The Marlborough. Slrawlands Cross. 227 5511. ‘)pm—late. £9.30 in advance. £10 on door. l)ance away the Christmas excesses — or add a few more to the list — with traditional jazz from Mike Hart's Society Syncopators. George ()gilvie's Dixieland Jazzmen. and a guest spot from Fionna Duncan.
I Mike Travis’s E1115 and Sophie Bancrott and Gina Bae City Art Centre. Market Street. 225 2424. l—5pm. Free. Welcome the New Year with the imaginative fusion of [ill 15 and the vocal duo of Sophie Bancroft and Gina Rae. Part of Edinburgh‘s Hogmanay programme.