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Dates listed below are for one-off shows: see separate section for residencies. Gigs are listed by date, then by city. Bates will be listed, provided that details I. reach our offices art least one week before publication. Rock and Blues Listings compiled by Fiona Shepherd

and Jonathan Trew.


I Boyzone Garage. Sauchiehall Street. 332 ll20. 7pm. 1.6 plus booking lee. Tickets from The (iiarage. Jtist the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 467‘) and Tower Records. Argyle Street. 204 2500. So age restnction on this show. .so prepare for .r teenage rampage as Ireland‘s teeny heartthrobs try to prove themselves li\ e. I Ball 0f Confusion King Tut's Walt wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 527‘). S30pm. £3. Touted Glaswegian combo w ho blend mainstream and mod influences in much the same way as Paul Weller.

I Satchel Cathouse. Brown Street. 243 6606. 8pm. £5.30 plus booking lee. Tickets from The Garage. Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 467‘) and Tower Records. Argyle Street. 20-1 2500 (iiunge with a streak of levity from the States.

I Mark Taylor ls Meatloaf l’ay ilion. Rent-ield Street. 532 LSin. Split. 2.3.50. L7. A case of mistaken identity. or another dreaded soundalike‘.’ You decide. ‘lle‘s‘ a real dead ringer" spouts the publicity. Heaven help us.

I Flo and The Chosen Arena. ()sw ald Street. 22l 3010. ‘)pm. £2.50. including entry to Parklil‘e.

I Incubus Succubus and Mescal Dance Nice 'n' Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 0637. ‘)pm. None of your plastic commercial sell-out Mission goth crap here Incubus Succubus are the genuine pagan article. practising the art of witchcraft. ‘They'll cast a spell on you' spouts the publicity (not).

I Big George And The Business Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3301. 8.30pm. Free. The lirst of two nights at The Brewhouse for the heavy blues combo. which mark their last shows in Scotland for at least six months as they head out to the States with their new line- up and new album The Home U/ The Hill; to promote.

I Urban Gypsies MacSorley‘s. Jamaica Street. 22l 849‘). ‘)pm. Free.

I Fastlayne Coachhouse. 'l‘lioi'nliebank. 9pm. Free. Hard rock band.

I Khartoum Heroes Clyde liar. west Ciyde Street. Helensburgh. 01-163 673 257. |0pm. f; l. Former members oi The Skuobhie Dubli Orchestra and Miraclehead come together to make some avant-ceilidh sounds.

I lied Corvette Dugout. Cathcart Street. Greenock. (ll-175 727 ‘)IS. 10pm. £2.

I Tweeter And The Monkey Man Trophy Room. The Dugout. Cathcart Street. Greenock. ()l-l75 727 9m. ‘)pm. Free.


I Menswear and Clockwork Dogs La Belle Angele. Hasties Close (behind The Pelican). Cowgate. 225 2774. 8pm. £5.50 plus booking. Welcome to the hype. Are the nattily-attired Menswear the shining indie pop gods of legend or the opportunistic muckers ol' Blur and the other inhabitants of The Good Miser (trendy London popsters bar) who have greased their way to minor celebrity" Make your own trirnds up. -

I The Official Tribute To The Blues Brothers lidinburgh Festival Theatre. Nicolsori Street. 52‘) 6000. 6pm and ‘Ipm. t'll {lb (‘2‘) til 5”). Shades. pork pie hats and all those hits hour the St.i\ and .-\tlanlic years.

I The Cavern Beatles (“at endish. west 'l‘ollcross. 228 3252. ‘)pm 3am. £5. (iuess w ho this is a tribute to. pop pickers’ '.\'ot only do they look \ery much like them. but they sound like them and they hay e the actions .is w ellf \ays Sir .Iimmy Sayille.

I Dead Parrot Society west lirid ()y le‘t' liar. West .\l;utlaiid Street. 225 .‘sts'ol.

l0. 10pm. Free. late 70s and early Sits

I The Supernaturals l’hy occur and Firkin. Dalkeith Road. 662 -l7.\5. ‘tpm. Free Sunshine pop tunes hour the last Tour decades and natty threads for the .lll‘ rriiportatrt thrth shop clizc riiiage

I Centre Neptune and Chrome Yellow Subway. (’owgate. 225 6766 ‘Ipm. t2 llea‘. y duty rock night.

I Bluefinger Platform ()ne. Ratland Street. 225 2 T33. ‘)pm. l‘iee. Rock 'u‘ roll I Perfect Strangers (‘as Rot-L rare. West l’ort. 22‘) I’ll. lllpiii. Free.

I Something For The Weekend Adam-are. South llridge ‘lSllpni. l‘ree. The burner lllaci. ('at Hones continue to rock the lilttcs

I Live Music Abbey. South (‘lerk Street. 667 K023. S50pm. Free.

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I The Flying Medallions, China Drum and Tribute To Nothing ls'rng Tut‘s \y'ah \\'.rlt llut. St Vincent Street. 22l 527‘). S. 30pm. £4.50. Tickers t'rom King Tut‘s and Just the Ticket. Virgin. T'nion Street. 226 467‘) What the world has been w arting lor the Fierce l’auda tour" Featuring niad punk estended lamrly The l-lyrng Medallions. reputedly a literal riot live. (‘hina Drum whose accelerated version of" '\\'uthering Heights is a sur'eliire atterrtion-grabber. and Tribute To Nothing. a hardcore trio barely out their nappies.

I Mambo Taxi, Lungleg, Pink Kross and Bis Nice'n'Slea/y. Sauchiehall Street. 333 ‘)637. ‘)pm. £4. Benefit for llody Positive. featuring twee indie pop combo .‘ylambo Taxi. spiky/shouty Lungleg. garage rumblings from l’ink Kross and precocious noise pop from liis.

I Khartoum Heroes, Hev Snakehips And The Country Messiahs and Glenorglenda Ferry. Clyde l’lace. 5520767. ‘)pm. £3. Tickets troni the Ticket (.‘entre. (.‘andleriggs. 227 551 I. See Fri 2| l‘or Khartoum Heroes. Tune in also to Rev Snakehip's country rock raunch and (ilenorglenda's 60s garage assault.

I Big George And The Business lirew'house. John Street. 552 3Slll. 8.30pm. Free. See Fri 2|.

I The Tom McNiven Quartet mackri iars‘. llcll Street. 7552 <92-1 ‘) illt‘ttt. l‘tct‘ t

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I Newton Grunts ll.r|l ttai. Woodlands Road. 5.52 l2 ll). ‘)..5lllil|l. Free.

I A Glasgow Kiss .\|acSorley 's. Jamaica Street. “| stw. ‘)prir, l‘l't‘L‘.

I Levi Toi ('.:skrt“s. St Vincent Street. 2-lS .l‘).\"). ‘Iprrr. l'ree. l'unk.

I Harmonica Jones and Shelter \Volhurn‘s \Vliail'. Yoke: l'eii‘y Road. ‘)5‘) 2|J|(i. ‘) .illt‘llt. l'l’c't'.

I Raggle Taggle Gypsies ttoon‘s Yard. (‘aiheair Road. 63" ulsl. ‘) 30pm. l-iee. l.‘.\t‘i_\ (‘eltrc and blues sounds.

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I The Thanes, The Lunkheads and The Interceptors this Rock (.‘ale. west Port. 22‘) TH I. ‘lpni. r3 l'lie 'l‘hanes return with new organist Angus and drrlttimer .\lrke. Lenny llelstng and .\|al ls'ergan remain to l'arthtiully re interpret that 60s garage sound.

I The Official Tribute To The Blues Brothers lidinburgh Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 52‘) 6000. 6pm and 9pm. {I |»-t.'|6 (EU-4.14.50). See Fri 2|.

I Nectar 3 and Flange Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. ‘)pm. 5.2. Power popcore.

I DJango Cavendish. West Tollcross. 228 3252. ‘)pm-3am. £5. Drillers covers.

I Shibboleth l’latltu‘tri ()ne. Rutland Street. 225 2433. ‘).30pm. Free. Rock.

I The Rain Kings NB’s liar. Balmoral llotel. l’rinces‘ Street. 556 24 I4. ‘)pm. Free. The former De Niros continue to do their rock/pop covers.

I New Leaf Duo Queen Street Oyster Bar. Queen Street. 226 2530. 10pm. Free. ()l‘l‘shoot (or budi ol' the sophisticated pop combo.

I Live Music Abbey. South Clerk Street. 667 3023. 8.30pm. Free

I Live Music West lind Oyster Bar. West .‘ylaitland Street. 225 3861. 10.30pm. Free.


I Tindersticks and The Pastels 'i he (iarage. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 7.30pm. £7 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 467‘). Minus the orchestra this time round. but mannered melancholy still intact. Tindersticks weave a dolorous web of sound with weeping violin and deep. deep vocals. liy coiriparison. The Pastels are the happiest puppies on the block.

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I Tindersticks The moodicst men in rock make a swift return after their grand Athenaeum show. Garage. Glasgow. Sun 23.

I Menswear The great indie hopes of‘ the moment or a preening bunch of clothes-horses? The debate still rages. la Belle Ange/e, li'rlirilaingli. Fri 21. I Nitzer Ebb Long-serving electronic dance pioneers from Mute Records. Venue. [climbing/i. Man 24.

I Little Axe Skip McDonald from Taekhead unveils his new ‘blues-dub‘ concept. King Tut's. Tue 25.

I Offspring Cartoon punk metal monsters currently conquering the world. Barrow/and. Wed 26.

I Hole Courtney and co grab Glasgow by the throat until it begs for mercy. Barrow/am]. Glasgow: Man I. JAZZ

I Scott Hamilton Still leader of the pack among the younger American mainstream jazzrnen. Mnir Hall. (ilasgmi‘. lire 25.

I Bill Wells Octet Expect imaginative writing and inventive soloing from this constantly improving outfit. 'I'mn 'lirr'eni. [cilia/Hugh. Wed 3; MaeRn/wrt Centre. Stirling. Fri 5. CLASSICAL & OPERA

I Felicity Lott One of Europe‘s top sopr'anos sings a programme of Schubert. Wolf. Gounod and

C habr'ier. Theatre Royal. Glasgow, Stat 23.

I English Chamber Orchestra Directed by solo violinist Stephanie Gonley. the unparalleled ECO launch into a wide selection drawn from the works of Handel. Walton. Rossini. Vaughan Williams. Pan and 'l‘chaikovsk’y.

Brown Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £5.30 plus booking fee. Tickets from The Garage. Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 467‘) and Tower Records. Argyle Street. 201 2500. New alternative rock band from Derby. who have toured with Freak Of Nature and Warrior Sotrl and see themselves in the same light as the likes of lliohazard or Headswim.

I Counselled Out, The Moondials, The Spooks and Chilli In The Fridge Rock The Boat. The Ferry. Clyde Place. 552 0767. ‘)pm- 2am. £5 (£2.50). Benefit for 'l‘lre Big /.\p\'trt' featuring nine-piece soul band (‘ounselled Out and the 60s-inf‘luenced garage pop or The Moondials whose second single ‘Can You See'." comes out shortly on Stow College's lilectric Honey Records.

I Small World Sonora. The l3th Note (downstairs). Glassl‘ord Street. 553 I638. Spin. Donation on the door.

I Moondew and Voodoo Coyote Nice 'n' Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637.

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