MUSIC ROCK & BLUES
ROCK & BLUES
Dates 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 The Corleones, Grow Your Hair For Jesus and The Chosen King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £3.
I The Poison Sisters, Curll and Broccoli Nice 'n' Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. Kerb-crawling alternative sounds.
I The Hocturnals and Supernature The Arena. Oswald Street. 221 3010. 9pm. £2.50. The Nocturnals affect a surly Britpop stance.
I Flux, The Waterfall and lniun Joe Corner. St Georges Road (at Charing Cross). 332 1625. 9pm. Free.
I Bev Doc And The Congregation MacSorley's. Jamaica Street. 221 8499. 9pm. Free. Harmonica-led blues.
I Hick Marriot and Foxglove Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3801. 8.30pm. Free.
I Tom Colquhoun After Hours. Cottiers. Hyndland Road. 357 5827. 11pm. Free. I Def Shepherd Salmon Leap inn. Main Street. Drymen. 01360 660 357. 11pm. £2.
I Groove Tunnel and Captain Shifty The Shack, Napier Student Union. King‘s Stables Road. 229 8791. 8pm. £5 students and guests only. Superb line-up if you want to dance until your pants get sweaty. Benefit gig.
I The Conscies Legends. Cowgate. 225 8382. 10pm. £2.50. Funky acid jazz and- some DJs to help things along.
I The Fortunes Cavendish. West Tollcross. 228 3252. 9pm-3am. £5. They brewed up ‘Storm in A Teacup' a few years ago.
I Desert Rose and Onion Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. 9pm. £2.
I The Spooks West End Oyster Bar. West Maitland Street. 225 3861. 10.30pm. Free. Once more we face a dilemma of uncertainty. is this the original. off-the- wall 60s pastiche headcasc outfit or are they dastardly imposters'? The public should be told. Unfortunately. the answers are not forthcoming.
I Black Cat Bones Cas Rock Cafe. West Port. 229 4341. 9pm. Free. Blues covers. I live Music Platform ()ne. Rutland Street. 225 2433. 9pm. Free.
I live Music Abbey. South Clerk Street. 667 3023. 8.30pm. Free.
I Siouxsie And The Banshees
Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £9.50 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. See preview.
I Joe Jackson and Paul Kelly Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £14.50. £13.50 plus booking fee. Probably destined to be remembered principally for the atmospheric ‘Stepping Out‘. Joe Jackson tinkles the ivories in celebration of his 40th birthday and delivers those thoughtful songs that your mum might possibly like even more than
I Happy But Twisted, Bragdoll and Glen Dr Glenda King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £3. Unsigned band triple-bill including Happy But Twisted’s hard garage rock and Glen Or Glenda‘s take on the heavier end of 60s sounds.
I Bust and Capri Nice ‘n‘ Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. Punk power trio Rust released their ‘Numskull’ EP last year.
I Question Authority and Hallowed
f Ground Bar 5. Strathclyde Students
Association. John Street. 552 1895. 8pm.
£1. ; I The Fallen, October Thorn and Soul Drive Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332
1210.‘_9.30pm. Free. I Skint Twins Blackfriars. Bell Street.
' 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free.
I A Glasgow Kiss MacSorley‘s. Jamaica Street. 221 8499. 9pm. Free. I Walk Tall and The Hadoos Brewhouse.
; John Street. 552 3801. 8.30pm. Free.
: I The Diplomats Wolburn‘s Wharf. Yoker Ferry Road. 959 2016. 9.30pm. Free.
3 I John Lygate After Hours. Cottiers.
; Hyndland Road. 357 5827. 11pm. Free.
‘ I Misty ln Hoots Assembly Rooms. George Street. 220 4349. 8.30pm. £7.50 (£5). These British reggae merchants who
were at the forefront of the Rock Against Racism movement in the late 70s and
early 80s are still with us. and take a trip
up north having recently completed a tour of Ghana.
I Hectar 3 and Ruth Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. 9pm. £2. The power pop trio return to dish out more core.
I Swine Flu, liter and Baby Aspirin Cas Rock Cafe. West Port. 229 4341. 9pm. £3. Pogos and perforated ear drums all round tonight. Lifer have been compared to the newish onslaught of American type hardcore/punk a [a Green Day. Baby Aspirin used to be Exalt — the Dundonian punk outfit.
I Diango Cavendish. West Tollcross. 228 3252. 9pm-3am. £5. More Drifters faves to titillate the nostalgic.
I Willie logan And The Orange Peel Effect Neighbours. McDonald Road. 557 4928. 9pm. Free.
I Flange Advocate. South Bridge. 9.30pm. Free.
I to Down Jons West End Oyster Bar. West Maitland Street. 225 3861. 10.30pm. Free.
I The Saturdays Queen Street Oyster Bar. Queen Street. 226 2530. 10pm. Free. I Live Music Platform One. Rutland Street. 225 2433. 9pm. Free.
I live Music Abbey. South Clerk Street. 667 3023. 8.30pm. Free.
I The Hideaway Blues Band Olierton Hotel. Victoria Road. 0592 264286. 8.30pm. £2.50.
SUNDAY 29 - .
I S.L.l., Big Rain and The Verlanes Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3801. 8.30pm. Free.
I The Iliad Liquor Store. Bridge Street. Paisley. 848 5096. 10pm. Free. Heroic. epic sounds. perhaps?
I Wah Wah Jack and The Geiger Babies Nice 'n‘ Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. Special gig for the headliners. who have just signed to WEA!
I Richard Thompson Edinburgh Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7.30pm. £7.50—£12.50 (£6.50—£10.50). See preview.
I Native Bones Stones. Frederick Street. 220 1226. 10pm. Free.
I The Hideaway Blues Band Cas Rock Cafe. West Port. 229 4341. 9pm. £1.
I Bluefinger 1.‘ Attache. Rutland Street. 229 3402. 10pm. Free. Classic rock 'n‘ roll.
I Amanda Lyon And The Soul Connection Rutland No 1. Rutland Street. 229 3402. 10pm. Free. There's a clue to the genre in the name. pop-pickers.
I live Music Pear Tree. West Nicolson Street. 667 7533. 8.30pm. Free.
MONDAY 30 Edinburgh
I Blackbirds Rutland No 1. Rutland Street. 229 3402. 10pm. Free. Acoustic set from the former De Niros.
I live Music L‘Attache. Rutland Street. 229 3402. 10pm. Free.
I Francis Dunnery and Denzil 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. Fix-1t Bites man on solo outing. Historical note: It Bites were a motley crew from the mid-80s who dug The Sensational Alex Harvey Band and had a hit with ‘Calling All The Heroes' which did a good job of not betraying Harvey's influence at all.
I The New Town Grunts, Beergut 100 and Slapper Kazoo Club. The 13th Note. Glassford Street. 553 1638. 9pm. Free.
I Glasgow Songwriters featuring Ann Marie Farrell Biackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free. Plus open mic.
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 IIII Band Cas Rock Cafe. West Port. 229 4341. lintry before 9pm. £2. Rab and pals are having a late New Year's Bash and deserve an award for keeping the party going beyond the call of duty.
I Woodside NOW Kitchen. Cowgate. 225 5413. 9pm. Free. Calcdonian cajun stompers turn the heat up in the Kitchen. I Bluefinger Rutland No l. Rutland Street. 229 3402. 10pm. Free. Acoustic rock ‘n' roll set.
I Red Hot And Blue L'Attache. Rutland Street. 2293402. 10pm. Free.
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I Karen X and The Parsons The 13m Note. Giassford Street. 553 1638. 8.30pm. £1.
I Freaker and Lost Horizon Venue. Caiton Road. 557 3073. 9pm. £3. Contrary to appearances. this is a three- band package but the third has yet to be confirmed.
I First Real Target Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. 9pm. £2. A rare gig for the hotly-tipped band which contains the ex- members of Dunderfunk who aren't in Die Happy. if you can follow that.
I Captain Shifty Legends. Cowgate. 225 8382. 11pm. £3. Funkadelic-hypnogroove a-go-go. And strange taste in clothing. to boot.
I SDBB West Find Oyster Bar. West Maitland Street. 225 3861. 10.30pm. Free. We‘re stumped on this one but given the Khmer Rouge Bowling Syndicate’s love of acronyms and name changes there's more than a slight possibility that it's them.
I The Supernaturals Martell. Burnbank Road. 01324 621764. 8pm. £2.50. Bouncy popsters spreading a little happiness of a cold winter‘s evening.
I Killing Joke, Shootyz Groove and Skunk Anansie Plaza. Iiglinton Toll. 423 3077. £9 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. They still mean it. man. but why abandon the hippy goth bombast to set off down the ten-a-penny industrial angst route'.’ Support from the much-fancied monster riffers Skunk Anansie and Shootyz Groove who debuted ecstaticaily at the Reading Festival.
I Superslinky King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £3. Two more bands still to be added to this local bill.
I Badgewearer, Ex-Cathedra and Bis Club 99p. The 13th Note (downstairs). Glassford Street. 553 1638. 9pm. 99p. Sharp. punk-influenced sounds front the revived Badgewearer and lix-Cathedra. I Glen Dr Glenda Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9.30pm. Free. See Sat 28.
I The Gyres Under Ventura. King Street. 552 1388. 9.30pm. £2. Pure pop attitude from Airdrie. dofling its cap to ()asis.
I Haven h’lacSorley's. Jamaica Street. 221 8499. 9pm. Free.
I Wilderness, Blind Jump and Boom Era Arena. Oswald Street. 221 3010. 9pm. £2. I Plugged In Mint. Academy Street. Coatbridge. 01236441191. 9pm. Free.
42 The List 27 Jan-9 Feb 1995 l