Saucy times with the Cranberries. Edinburgh, Tue 30
I The Ranters Stones. Frederick Street. 220 1226. 10pm. Free.
I Red Hot And Blue L'Attache. Rutland Street. 229 3402. 10pm. Free. Red hot rock 'n' roll.
WEDNESDAY 31 .
5 I Sll, October Thorns and Revelation l King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £3. A trio of bands from the North Glasgow College music course. I 0x0, Electric Garden, Groover and The Yummyfur Glasgow University Student Union. University Avenue. 339 8697. 7pm. Free. Students and guests. Continuing the Battle of the Bands. I Fastlayne, Hellfire and Smoke . Soundcheck Club. The Venue. Sauchiehall Street. 353 1927. 8.30pm. £3. Trio of heavy rock bands. I McCluskey Brothers Music Gallery. Back Sneddon Street. Paisley. 848 1332. 9pm. Poignant and political folk and roots stuff from the committed siblings. I Blackwater Blues Cheers. Brewery Lane. Dumbarton. 01389 742 333. 8pm.
£2. ‘ Edinburgh I IMS Showcase Venue. Calton Road. ' 557 3073. 8pm. £8 (£6). An evening of 3 bands and musicians who are or were involved with the IMS. The line-up i represents some of the most exciting l bands to have come out of Edinburgh for quite some time namely Mouth Music. dUMdUM. New Leaf. Dominic Waxing Lyrical. The Yam Clan and. ofcourse. the ubiquitous Saliva Drummers.
I The Roll and Sindy Band Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. 8pm. £2.
I Mustang Sally L’ Attache. Rutland Street. 229 3402. 10pm. Free. Local soulsters.
I Gary Hall Stones. Frederick Street. 220 1226. 10pm. Free.
I El Supreme West End Oyster Bar. West Maitland Street. 225 3861. 10.30pm. Free. Big Bert. the Lost Supremo. croons the blues on his own.
I John Martyn and Iain Archer Pavilion. Renﬁeld Street. 332 1846. 8pm. £ 10. The gravel-voiced troubadour still on top after all these years. Support comes from the 23-year-old Belfast singer-songwriter who's been acclaimed. appropriately enough. as ‘the new John Martyn‘ and releases his debut album on Sticky Records (Lies Damned Lies label) this month.
I Rubicon King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £5.50. Tickets from King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. and Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. The band formed from the ashes of goth supremos Fields ()fThe Nephilim. noted for their ridiculously gruff vocals and a predilection for covering themselves in flour for photo
I Versus, Urusei Yatsura and Eska Club 99p. The 13th Note (downstairs). Glassford Street. 553 1638. 9pm. £3. A Club 99p special (necessitating the sharp increase in door price for one week only) featuring a US noise combo supported by two of Glasgow's most belligerent bands. I The Spider Babies, Surge and Electric Garden Arena. Oswald Street. 221 3010. 9pm. £2.50.
I Wildfire Willy And The Ramblers Live At The 7/11. Cliubbie Cliesters. Sauchiehall Street. 353 0436. 8.30pm. Free. A night of50s rock 'n' roll.
I Bosley Under Ventura. King Street. 552 1388. 9pm. £2. Raps and cheesy samples.
; I The Dream Disciples Batcave. Bruce
Hotel. Cornwall Street. liast Kilbride. 013552 29771. 10pm. £3. See Sat 20.
I Toto la Momposina La Belle Angele. Hasties (‘lose (behind the Kitchen).
3 Cowgate. 225 2774. 9pm. £7. £5 plus ; booking in advance from l-‘opp. Playing as
part of the spicy Club Latino. Colombian diva Toto descends on Edinburgh to strut
' her impressive stuff. The lady is ' something of a legend in Latin music
circles and ticket sales are likely to be
rather brisk. ; I Fins and Psychic Disaster Subway. 1 Cowgate. 225 6766. 8pm. £2.
I Hot Tomales Queen Street Oyster Bar. Queen Street. 226 2530. 10pm. Free. See
I Goodfellow Shoe Shine Neighbours. McDonald Road. 557 4928. 9pm. Free.
I T-Rextasy Martell. Burnbank Road.
; 01324 621764. 9pm. £4. The lead singer
looks exactly like Marc Bolan. wears his original stage clothes and drives a mini
on Channel Four recently for their Glam
; Night and he supported Gary Glitter on his last exhibition hall tour.
Light Music is listed by date, then by
: city. Performances will be listed, subject
to space, provided that details reach our offices at least one week before publication. light Music listings compiled by Fiona Shepherd
§ and Jonathan Trew.
i SATURDAY 27 r .
I Chas And Dave Pavilion. Reniield Street. 332 1846. 7.30pm. £9.50. £8.50. The cheesy geezers belt out their usual Cockney knees-up party tunes. Means bugger all to us Scots but of sociological interest nonetheless.
I The Clydesiders Bellshill Cultural Centre. 8pm. £4 (£3). Tickets from Motherwell Concert Hall. 01698 267 515. Trad Scottish tunes performed with zest and humour.
I Roll Harris Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. credit card hotline 667 7776. 8pm. £10 plus booking fee. Rockin~ Rolf. colossus of the stage and screen. strides into town to entertain with his unique blend of pastiche. humour. digeridoos and sketches. Can you guess what it is yet‘.’
I Val Doonican Edinburgh Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7.30pm. £6.50—£10.50(£5.50—£8.50). The butt of many a joke among the trendy youth of today but a man who. in his time. was extremely well respected for his gentle and humorous songs.
Gigs are listed by date, then by city. Performances will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least one week before publication. Country Listings compiled by Kenny Mathieson.
5 FRIDAY 19
7 I Crystal Gayle and Rita Coolidge Usher
Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £16.50—£14.50. A double-bill featuring two ladies w ho built their reputations in the 70s. Crystal Gayle. the sister of Loretta Lynn. began as a mainstream country singer. then had a big crossover hit with Dan 'r If Make Your Brown lives Blue. while Rita Coolidge also found a wider audience. both with and without her then husband. Kris Kristofferson. Expect a big. smooth production job these days. complete with orchestra.
Glasgow I Crystal Gayle and Rita Coolidge
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £16.50—£14.50. See Fri 19.
I Michelle Wright King Tut's Wah Wah
just like Bolan's. Spooky or what'.’ He was
Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 7.30pm. £1 1. A late switch of venue for this ﬁrst Scottish visit from Canadian singer Michelle Wright. Tickets bought for The Pavilion remain valid. See preview.
I Sean O’Farrell The Plaza. Victoria Road. 423 3077. 7.30pm. £9. Another in the line of Daniel-style 1rish country-pop stars.
I Joe longthorne Pavilion Theatre. Renfield Street. 332 1846. 7.30pm. £14.50—£13.50. And yet more smooth country-pop crossover.
MONDAY 29 '
I Joe longthorne Pavilion Theatre. See Sun 28
TUESDAY 30 '
I Joe longthorne Pavilion Theatre. See Sun 28.
I Joe longthorne Pavilion Theatre. See Sun 28.
I Joe Longthorne Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £14.50—£10.50. See Sun 28.
Dates listed below are for one-off 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 before publication. Jazz listings compiled by Kenny Mathieson.
I Tommy Smith Sextet Citizen‘s Theatre. Gorbals Street. 429 0022. 11pm. £6 (£2). The second of two Mayfest concerts (see preview in last issue) in which the saxophonist performs his brilliant new Suite for Starter. which Linn Records release as Misty Morning and No 'limc this month. The most accomplished large scale work to appear on the British jazz scene in a long time. this is a significant event. and will include a reading ofthe poems by Norman McCaig which inspired the music.
I Steve Williamson’s MODE and Kevin MacKenzie’s Coolgroove Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. £8. £6.50 (£4 on door). London-based British-Jamaican saxman Steve Williamson returns to the fray after a lengthy absence. managerial hassles. record company switches. etc. etc. lt‘s been awhile since 1 heard much from him. but his newest direction seems to be moving toward a kind of freestyle rap approach. Guitarist Kevin MacKenzie's Coolgroove explore an analogous territory. so don't go along expecting much in the way of bop changes or swing rhythms.
I Tim Barella Big Band featuring Kenny Baker Henry Wood Hall. Claremont Street. 227 5511. 7.45pm. £7. V‘teran British trumpet maestro Kenny Baker teams up with the Glasgow-based big band in a reprise of a concert they gave in Edinburgh earlier in the year.
I Jazz Company Jazz Brunch. Pizza Express. 151 Queen Street. 221 3333. 2—5pm. No cover charge for diners. but phone for reservations (programme may be subject to change). Swing.
I Jimmy Armstrong Quartet Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 1010. l—3pm. Free. Mainstream and bop quartet.
I Tommy Smith Sextet Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 8pm. £8.50. £7.50 (£5). See Fri 19. but without the readings. I Bobby Wishart Guintet Tron Jazz Cellar. Tron Tavern and Ceilidh House. Hunter Square. 220 1550. 8.30pm. £3 (£2). 1t‘s a little ironic that on a rare Edinburgh date. saxman Bobby Wishart should find himself in direct competition with Tommy Smith. Bobby is always good value. and is joined by trumpeter Robert Henderson. pianist Eddie Richmond. Eddie McFarlane on bass. and drummer Bill Lothian.
I Blue Hyenas Fat Sam's Down Town Diner. 56-58 Fountainbridge. 228 3111. 9pm—midnight. No cover charge for diners: phone for reservations. Blues.
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