LIVE REVIEWS MUSIC
Concerts listed are those at major venues, for which tickets are on public sale at time of going to press.
I GLASGOW BARROWLAND (226 4679) Jeff Healey. 16 Apr; The Charlatans. 30 Apr; Machinehead. 26 May.
I GLASGOW CONCERT HALL (227 5511) Shakin’ Stevens. 8 Apr; Solid Silver 60s. 18 Apr; Tanita Tikaram. 16 May.
I GLASGOW GARAGE (332 l 120) Mad Professor. 9 Apr; Bruce Dickinson. 10 Apr; Juliana Hatfield. 19 Apr; Ti ndersticks. 23 Apr; Ned's Atomic Dustbin. 26 Apr; JTQ. 30 Apr; Steve Forbert. 2 May; Monster Magnet. 3 May; Lightning Seeds. 9 May; Shed Seven. 12 May; Wedding Present. 14 May; Australian Pink Floyd Show. 18 May; John Mayall. 19 May: Greenhouse. 23 May.
I GLASGOW IBROX STADIUM (227 5511) Rod Stewart. 3 Jun.
I GLASGOW PAVILION (332 1846) Mark Taylor. 21 Apr; Magical Mystery Tour. 22 Apr; Concert They Never Gave. 22
I GLASGOW PLAZA (0131 557 6969) Mizz Under- 18 Roadshow. 14 Apr; Offspring. 26 Apr; Apache Indian. 14 May; Supergrass. 19 May.
I GLASGOW SEGG (248 9999) Bob Dylan. 9 Apr: East 17. 19. 21 May; Jimmy Page and Robert Plant. 12 Jul; Wet Wet Wet. 20 Jul.
I EDINBURGH FESTIVAL THEATRE (529 6000) Blues Brothers Tribute. 18—22 Apr.
I EDINBURGH MURRAYFIELD (557 6969) REM. 27 Jul.
I EDINBURGH PLAYHOUSE (557 2590) Thunder. 9 May.
I EDINBURGH USHER HALL(228 1155)The Drifters. 17 Apr; Solid Silver 60s. 20 Apr; Portishead. 22 May.
Apache Indian: Brummie ragga man (see Gla
f I cuscow concern 3 HALL (227 5511) Honky
Tonk Ladies. 11 Apr; Mary Chapin Carpenter. 14 May; Crystal (iayle and Rita Coolidge. 21 May.
I GLASGOW PAVILION (332 1846) Legendary Ladies of Country. 9 Apr; The Mavericks. 31) Apr. I GLASGOW SECC (248 9999) New American Music Tour 95. 14 A pr.
I GLASGOW CONCERT HALL (227 5511) Syd Lawrence Orchestra. 20 Sept.
I EDINBURGH FESTIVAL THEATRE (529 6000) A Night at the Cotton Club. 16 Apr; Andy Sheppard and John Harle. 11 May. I EDINBURGH OUEEN’S HALL (668 2019) Tommy Smith Sextet. 21 May.
I GLASGOW BARRDWLAND (226 4679) The Wolfetones. 13 May. I GLASGOW CONCERT HALL (227 5511)Chiisty Moore. 27 May.
I EDINBURGH FESTIVAL THEATRE (529 6000) Rain and Cunningham. 13 Apr; Christy Moore. 28 May. I EDINBURGH OUEEN’S HALL (668 2019) Davey Spillane Trio. 7 Apr;
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Robin Williamson. 8 Apr; The Poozies. 16 Apr.
I GLASGOW CONCERT HALL (227 5511) Brenda Cochrane. 21 Apr: Magical Musicals. 2 May. I GLASGOW PAVILION ' (332 1846) Chas and Dave. 27 May; Brenda
Cochrane. 8— 9 Jun.
I EDINBURGH PLAYHOUSE (557 2500) James last. 4 May.
I EDINBURGH OUEEN’S HALL (668 2019) Magical Musicals. 18 Apr.
I EDINBURGH USHER HALL (228 1155) Joe Longthorne. 21 ()ct.
I GLASGOW CONCERT (227 .55) I I Mcitis‘ linscmblc. 4 May; lyo l’ogorelich. 2 Jun; (‘ecilia
. Hartoli. 7 Jun; Ravi
Shankar. 2 .1111; Jessyc Norman. 6111]; St Petersburgh Phil. 3—4 ()ct. I EDINBURGH FESTIVAL THEATRE (529 noon) The Marriage of Figaro. 12 Apr; St John I’assion. 14 Apr; Sinking of the Titanic. 15 Apr; I‘ZCO. 23 Apr; Coronation Mass. 10 Apr". Andy Sheppard and John Harle. 11 May.
I EDINBURGH KING'S THEATRE (220 4349) Irene. 24-29 Apr.
I EDINBURGH QUEEN’S HALL 1668 2019) N YOS (‘0. 9 Apr: HTSIi. 20 Apr". St Columba‘s Appeal Concert. 23 Apr; One. Voice Ensemble. 28 Apr; King's Consort. 29 Apr". SCO Quartet. 31) Apr.
I EDINBURGH USHER HALL12281155) Coldstream Guards Band. 18 Apr; IiRCU. 13 May. I SUBSCRIPTION SEASONS Programme details and tickets for RSNO. SCO. BBC SSO and CUPO concerts are available from 'I‘icketcenlre. (.ilasgow (227 5511); Usher Hall. Edinburgh (228 1155); Queen‘s Hall. Edinburgh (668 2019). Tickets for Scottish Opera from Theatre Royal. Glasgow (332 9000); Festival Theatre. Edinburgh (529 6000).
The Garage, Glasgow, 14 March.
The SOC-strong crowd, rapt with euphoric expectation, is unaware of the figure sitting above them in the darkened balcony of The Garage. The man is of course $3 about to give one of his rare ‘private’ after-show concerts.
For the majority here, this will be the second time they have seen the man this week; the first time at the SECC alongside another 10,000 people, a show high on theatricals
and with very, very little being played that he had written under his
previous moniker. This was most definitely not a Prince concert. Those hoping for some of the old standards had to make do with a five-minute megamix video before he came on. What we were treated to was a set containing much from the litigant
‘Gold Experience’ — album sees a
return to the form of his fertile mid-
; 80$ period.
When exactly 3‘ decided to treat us to still more is unclear. The Garage received a call at 3pm on Tuesday and ‘The List’ got confirmation an hour later. ‘We’ve got the purple one’. Huff said.
Thrown around the keyboards is a huge silver lame/glitter American flag, a swathe of fake fur surrounds the organ and four well-worn carpets have been unrolled. Trailing from the
diminutive superstar’s mike is a 3 length of purple velvet, and his four
guitars are on stands ready to play.
He walks on casually just before 2am, wearing impenetrable shades and a short, tight HPG Tvshirt. The audience, predictably, goes nuts, two girls fainting and being dragged out of the front row. The set is kept extremely funky, a sweaty jam session featuring more of his new work, a Sly Stone cover and a raw version of his 1986 classic ‘Girls And Boys’. While stage-diving dancer (and possible girlfriend) Mayte is throwing herself all over the place, including into the audience, 3‘ remains fairly static at the front of the stage, his face contorting through various stages of ecstasy.
It’s hard to tell who is having more fun, him or the crowd. What we have heard on record and amplified through stadium sound systems is now just feet away from us and infinitely more impressive. (Rory Weller)
Edinburgh College of Art, 4 March. Electric Voice Theatre goes some of the way to describing the music- theatre ensemble Vocem, but it really is a case of needing to hear it before being able to believe it. Under the auspices of ECAT, Edinburgh Contemporary Arts Trust, audiences in Edinburgh and Glasgow were able to
7 experience this remarkable musical
niche for themselves. In Edinburgh, the Sculpture Court of the College of Art was an ideal setting - spacious, resonant and unconventional enough as a concert venue to match the group’s unconventional vocal techniques.
Soprano Frances Lynch is the driving force behind the ensemble and her performance of ‘Chant d’Ailleurs’ (‘Chant From Another Place’) for soprano and computer by the Brazilian composer Alejandro Vinao, was startling in its range and presentation of vocal pyrotechnics. A set of three songs based on a Mongolian folk tune, the piece’s Eastern inspired ornamentation reverberated through the space as the singer glided along its first floor galleries, flickering candle in hand. The voice becomes more like an instrument, making sounds from generally unknown and unheard methods of singing and voice production.
Joined by mezzo Jenny Miller and soprano Alexandra Loewe for the
premiere of ‘Games’ by Edinburgh composer Peter Nelson, Frances Lynch exposed more of the dramatic elements of Vocem’s work. Scored for three voices and computer generated tape, ‘Games’ is a setting of a selection of surreal poems by the Serbian writer, Vasko Popa. With visual design by Keith McIntyre, the theatrical realisation saw the singers moving in and out of cardboard boxes, a supermarket trolley or emerging from a clingflIm-wrapped climbing frame. The close style of singing, inspired by Balkan folk music, brought some astonlshlng results, but simultaneously was a barrier to actually hearing the words. (Carol Main)
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