Dates listed below are for one-oil shows:

see separate section tor residencies. Gigs are listed by date. then by city.

Dates will be listed, provided that details

reach our offices art least one week belore publication. Rock and Blues listings compiled by Fiona Shepherd and Jonathan Trew.

FRIDAY 6 . .-

Glasgow I Echobelly, Longpigs arid The Mystics

The Garage. Sauclnehall Street. 332 1120.

7pm. £7 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226

467‘). See preview for Fchohelly. Support

from two feisty young guitar outfits. l.ongpigs. named after the cannibal term for human flesh apparently. have a new single. Jesus Christ. out now and

Oxford‘s The Mystics. whose fi'ontman is

sometime Supergrass producer Sam Williams. also allegedly boast a vampire guitarist and want to be regarded as a 'cool garage band'.

I Gary Kemp King Tut‘s Wali Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 527‘). 8.30pm. £7. Tickets from King Tut‘s and Just the Ticket. Virgin. 1'iiioii Street. 226 467‘). The former Spaiidati Ballet guitarist is

back! and he's singing! and he's exploring

all the eclectic world music avenues that lie was unable to while lie was 111 a top teenyhop New Romantic combo. (iiiest

musicians of pedigree on his debut album

Little lira/Iver include Davey Spillane.

lndian percussionist Talvin Singh. Sly arid

Robbie and Tackhead drummer Keith Leblanc. I Rev Doc And The Congregation

McChuill‘s. High Street. 552 2135. 10pm.

Free. l'lat‘ttiolticas-a-go-go with this R (S; B outfit.

I The Hideaway Blues Band Brewhouse.

John Street. 552 3801. 8.30pm. Free.

I Bluesberry Jam MacSorley's. Jamaica Street. 221 849‘). ‘)pm. Free.

I The Answer Twa Corbies. Kilbowie

Road. Cumbernauld. ()1236 727473. ‘)pm.


I 84 G-Men Clyde Bar. West Clyde Street. Helensburgh. 01436 673 257. 10pm. £1.


I The Troggs Cavendish. West Tollcross. 228 3252. ‘)pm—3am. £5. They brought as

‘Love Is All Around'. which recharged Wet Wet Wet's bank accounts. as well as the classic ‘Wild Thing‘. so this could be one of Cavendish's busier nights.

I The Comedians Whistle Binkies. Niddry Street. 557 51 14. 9pm. Free. Guitar-driven rock with accordion.

I The Gilt and The Biblical Proportions Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. 8pm. £2. The headliners always pull a large following with their own brand of exuberant indie rock. Freshers‘ Week should go out with a bang.

I Untaithtul Servants West End Oyster Bar. West Maitland Street. 225 3861. 10.30pm. Free.

I Liquid lunch Cas Rock Cafe. West Port. 22‘) 4341. 10pm. Free.

I Black Cat Bones Advocate. South Bridge. ‘).30pm. Free. Covers.

I Live Music Abbey. South Clerk Street.

667 3023. 8.30pm. Free.


Glasgow I Big Country Barrowland. Ciallowgate.

553 46m- 73012'” “0 PI‘L5 b""ki"‘c~' {‘1‘- ' them in the Rock 'n' Roll Hall Of Fame ' now! Fveryone's remembering how great

Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin.

Union Street. 226 467‘). The List is all for

but some people ~rust don't know when to viii/l. Anyway. here's another Big Country

I Honeycrack, China Drum and Reverse King Tut‘s Walt Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 527‘). 8.30pm. £5. Tickets from King Tut's and Just the Ticket. \‘irgin. Union Street. 226 467‘). lloneycrack are the band formed by ex- Wildheai‘ts guitarist C.J.. who take an alternative approach to rocking the joint. while China Drum line up beside

Leatherface. Snuff and various other noise

hands with a sense of humour when they raucousiy Cover Kate Bush's 'Wuthering Heights'.

I Eska The 13th i‘s'oie (downstairs).

Glassford Street. 553 1638. ‘)pm. Rasping

young turks launch their new single.

I Gazelle Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5‘)24. ‘).30pm. Free. Jazz funk.

I Albaroot McChuill's. High Street. 552 2135. 10pm. Free. Roots reggae.

I The Reeds Halt Bai'. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. ‘).30pm. Free.

I Doctor Cook And The Boners

Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3801. 5—7pm. Free.

I Justice W0” and Gypski Bi'ewhouse. John Street. 552 3801. ‘)pm. Free.

I The Outpatients MacSorley's. Jamaica

Street. 221 84‘)‘). ‘)piii. Free. I The Gyres and The Moondials tiasi Kilbride Arts Centre. ()ld Coach Road.

8pm. £2 (advance). £3 (door). Two of (ilasgow's best new bands who will both

_ _ Happy Mondays were when you stripped this 'making music tor the love of it iark.

things down to the music - so far with Black Grape it‘s fortunately the music that everyone has horned in on. A gig for” people who couldn't see Black Grape for dust at T In The Park.

I The Fall Caledonian L’nivci'sity Student Union. Cowcaddens Road. 332 0681. ‘)pm. £8. Students and guests. 1f_vou

failed to pick up a ticket for Black (irape.

this other bunch of Mancunian diehards with a stroppy singer/genius lyricist

should fit the bill nicely. I Tiger Tailz Calhouse. Brown Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £5.30 plus booking fee.

Tickets from The Garage and Just the

1 Ticket. Virgin. L'nion Street. 226 467‘).

(iilaiiiiiiy rock favourites from a couple of

years ago. still shaking their foundations.

I The Big Elastic Band and Peach

County Ferry. Clyde Place. 552 0767.

8.30pm. £4. Support act Peach County are

a melting pot for country. rock and folk influences.

I Helen Reeves Brew house. John Street. 552 3801. 8.30pm. Free. Solo chanteuse

who performs country-rock material. ' originals and covers. but also has a

backing band to llesh out some numbers.

5 I Space Monkey Malia Liquor Store. Bridge Street. Paisley. 848 50‘)6. 10pm. Free.

I Happy But Twisted, Smoke and Sons Of The Shaking Earth Sax. Teviot Walk. (‘umberuauld 01236 733 200. 7.30pm

. _ I y __ £2.50. Rocky triple bill with the fool-titl- The Village. Fast Kilbride. 013552 61000.

the-iiioiiitor Sons and tunecore soutids

I from Happy Btit ’l‘vvisted.

be appearing during the 10 Day Weekend.

Prepare forjanglesoiiie Britpop from The

(iyi'es and a mix of raw R & B rockers and sweet ballads from The Mooiidials.


I Coyote Men and Shaking Spear And

' things pretty difficult for the vocalist. and

The Cannibals Cas Rock Cafe. West Port. . 22‘) 4341. 10pm. £3 in advance. £3.50 on the door. lix-Cattipus Tramps men making

a racket for the hell of it. Plus they all wear wrestling masks which must make

' sweaty as a sumo's jockstrap for the : drummer.

I Blindjump and Bimshot Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. 8pm. £2. According

to our resident drumming expert. at

; rimshot. stop tittering at the back. is some

. form of drumming technique.

I Beekie City Blues Whistle Binkies.

' Niddry Street. 557 51 14. 9pm. Free.

Blues. I Bacey Cavendish. West Tollcross. 228

' 3252. ‘)pm—3am. £5. Cavendish's most

frequent visitors from the wastelands of 70s pop. Remember '1.ay Your Love On

Me"? You’re not alone.

I The Gods Oi Glam Platform One.

Rutland Street. 225 2433. 9.30pm. Free. Relive the glittery. glam sounds of your youth. your parents‘ youth or even your grandparents' youth should your family

3 reproduce prolifically enough.

I The Colour Group West End Oyster Bar. West Maitland Street. 225 3861. 10.30pm.

L I Perpetrator Tap O’Lauriston. Lauriston Place. 22‘) 4041. 9pm. Free. Debut gig for a four-piece band who aim forjazzy punk

Free. Own material and covers.

with grooves if you can get your head around the concept.

I Hot Tomales Queen Street Oyster Bar. Queen Street. 226 2530. 10pm. Free. Blues ‘n‘ harmonica high-jinks.

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



I Black Grape Barrowland. Oallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. SOLD OUT. They


I Big country L'slier ilall. l.othian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. £10. See Sat 7.

i I Loop Guru and Det-Hi-Mental Venue.

Calton Road. 557 3073. 9pm. £6. Anyone who's anyone in the world/dance fusion scene has been through the ranks of Loop Guru Natacha Atlas. Count Dubulah and Ravi being among the alumni. Look out

fora night of trancey dance with Fastern

' influences. Agit-rap from the headliners

i who are a Fun-da-inental splinter group.

I Kiss The Bride and Knucklebone

t Stones. Frederick Street. 220 1226. 10pm.

Free. Local band double-bill.

I Patsy Mack Whistle Binkies. Niddry Street. 557 5114. ‘)piii. Free. Sougstress who has been a permanent fixture of the Edinburgh scene since Burke and Hare were spotted around these parts. almost.



I Marion, Northern Uproar and Hopper The Garage. Sauchiehall Street. 332 1120. 7.30pm. £6 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 l 467‘). Confident. arrogant :‘viancunians ~ whatever next'.’Ta1kative Liverpudlians‘.’ Marion are slightly distinct from the Britpop set because they seem to be influenced by any worthwhile British act of the last two decades rather than just Madness. Joy Division. The Smiths and U2 are the most often cited and their influence is in there somewhere. Northern o Uproar are like a teen Oasis.


I Eusebe and The Ragga Twins Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. ‘)pm. See preview.

I Nowhere Stones. Frederick Street. 220

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Catch the best Music this fortnight.

ROCK & BLUES I Black Grape You wouldn‘t want your daughter to marry one. but judging from their T in The Park appearance. you‘d be a fool to miss out on their live show. Barrow/anti. Glasgow. Sun 8.

I Loop Guru A night of trancey dance with liastern influences from this highly-rated fusioneer. Venue. Iii/inbui'g/i. Sun 8.

I 10 Day Weekend A worthy successor to last year's Sound City musical jamboree. See suppleirient for details. various venues. (ilareow. l'i'i /.i’mSiin 22.

I Hanci Griffith On her ‘acoustic retrospective‘ tour. which means lots of oldies from the top drawer of US sitiger-songwriters. YOW'lill Usher Hall. [Jilin/noggin. Tue [7.


I Jazz Jamaica Bassman (iary Crobsy leads his ‘Skazz‘ band in an exhilarating fusion ofjaz'z. and the Caribbean. .‘l.\'.\‘(’llll)l_\' Rooms. [:‘(li'nlno'g/i. l’i'i' I3.

I Julian Joseph The brilliant pianist heads an excellent line-up at the Dunoon Jazz Festival. Queen '3' Hall. l)tinoon. Sat /4.


I Christy Moore The legendary ramblin' irishman sells out too easily nowadays. if you can't get a ticket. get along to Penicuik Folk Festival‘s Sunday conceit of masterful traditional singing. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 'l‘liio's [2. Fri [3; lit/inlnirg/i l'estit'al 'I‘lieatt't’. Sun 15; illtit'kle Stings. P’Illt'lllk. Sun 8. CLASSICAL 8r OPERA

I Montserrat Caballe The programme‘s yet to be announced. but who cares when you've got the chance to hear one of the world's greatest operatic divas? Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Fri 6.

I The Paragon Ensemble Contemporary compositions by James MacMillan. Gordon McPherson and Ross Campbell. with choreography re-enacting the attack by American forces on a small village in El Salvador. RS/lMI). Glasgow. Sun 8.

i W

1 Glasgow

I Elkie Brooks Glasgow Royal Concert llall.Sauchieha|1 Street. 7.30pm. £15.

1226. 10pm. Free. Local live-piece who are really pushing themselves at the moment. They’ve been coiiipai'ed in everyone from The Ramones to ; Adverts via The Monkees; so you're going to have to go along and make up

wrote the couplet "I'emrize/ ’u .vpa::v."; get | your own mind.

£13. £1 1. Tickets from the box office and the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 227 5511. The gravelly-voiced singer is less of a rocker these days but w lll do her utmost to horn out the gutsy crowdpleasers in her

..»sest thiiig Britain ever got to Janis ":‘liii' sort of way.

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