MUSIC ROCK & BLUES
. 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 reach our offices art least one week before publication. Rock and Blues listings compiled by Fiona Shepherd and Jonathan Trew.
FRIDAY 3 I
I Ray Davies Pavilion. Renf'teld Street. 332 1846. 7.30pm. £9.50/£8.50. Following on from his well-received Edinburgh Festival concert. England’s Greatest Living Songwriter (or however you want to dub his Rayness) bestows some of his timeless tunes on an audience who will probably be playing a game of ‘spot the bits that Blur and Supergrass have ripped off'.
I lydia lunch and Exene Cervenka Cathouse. Brown Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £6 plus booking fee. Tickets from Garage. Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679 and Tower Records. Argyle Street. 204 2500. Continuing their Rude Hieroglyphics spoken word tour. but as Lunch is a rock chick extraordinaire she gets a listing in the Music section too.
I Pele, The Shave and Muse King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £5. Tickets frotn King Tut’s and Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. Cheery Liverpudlian mob who released a string ofjolly singles a couple of years ago and practically made King Tut’s their home from home. I The Answer MacSorley's. Jamaica Street. 221 8499. 9pm. Free.
I ilev ooc And The Congregation Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3801. 8pm. Free. Harmonica-led trad R & B.
I The Full Moon Blues Band Twa Corbies. Kilbowie Road. Cumbemauld. 01236 727473. 10pm. Free.
I Supermodel Clyde Bar. West Clyde Street. Helensburgh. 01463 673 257. 10pm. £1.
I orever, Eaglesham and Chisholm George Square Theatre. George Square.7pm. £12 (£5) from TOCTA outlets and Scottish European Aid. 18 Hanover Street. Three of the Wolfstone crew strut their stuff in aid of charity.
I Blaggers l.T.A. and Magic Drive Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 7.30pm. £5. Committed anti-fascists bring their rousing anthems to Auld Reekie once more. Tie your dogs up outside and leave your cider bottles at the door.
I Ceshmadgyro and The Space Kittens Pleasance Bar. The Pleasance. 650 2351. 8pm. £3 (£2). Five-piece Glasgow nutter band featuring the talean of Jonny Nae Y‘s among others. The music should appeal to a broad cross-section as it touches on grunge. jazz. blues and there’s even some ambient bleeps thrown in for the stoners.
I Keep The Faith Cavendish. West Tollcross. 228 3252. 9pm—3am. £5. More nostalgia.
I The Thanes Whistle Binkies. Niddry Street. 557 5114. 9pm. Free. Beat combo who had such a good time last time they played here that they just had to come back and do it all again.
I Toner and Chicane Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. 8pm. £2. indie rock.
I Blues Mothers West End Oyster Bar. West Maitland Street. 225 3861. 10.30pm.
Free. You can work out the musical genre of this on your own.
I Goober Patrol Tap O’Lauriston. Lauriston Place. 229 4041. 9pm. Free. Think Down By Law. Think Snuff. Think NOFX. You‘re getting warm. Their latest album is called Dutch Oven which refers to a practice whereby . . . nope. It‘s too disgusting.
I Deep Blue Sea Cas Rock Cafe. West Port. 229 4341. 10pm. Free. Blues and rock.
I Groovefunnel Advocate. South Bridge. 9.30pm. Free. Hammond and hom hi- jinks.
I live Music Abbey. South Clerk Street. 667 3023. 8.30pm. Free.
I Therapy?, Vent and Understand Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7pm. £9.30 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. First they were a pseudo-industrial punk power trio. then they went for the nihilistic metal angle on their major label albums and now they seem to want to reinvent themselves completely with some jungle reworkings of their tracks which bear no resemblance to the originals and some stylish visuals to go. Support from Miles Hunt‘s latest band Vent and straight-edged hardcore frotn Understand. I Forever In Blue Jeans Pavilion. ,Renfteld Street. 332 1846. 7.30pm. £8.50. £7.50. An evening ofcountry music named after the Neil Diamond ‘standard‘. I lorna Brooks, flew Leaf, Helen Reeves and Odette Clark Ferry. Clyde Place. 552 0767. 7.30pm. £5.50. A Glasgay! event showcasing favourite singer/songwriters from the city including the gutsy vocal style of Lorna Brooks and the country- influenced sound of Helen Reeves.
I The leopards McChuill’s. High Street. 552 2135. 10pm. Free. Creeping Bent‘s snarling surf punk trio take your breath away with their headlong cathartic rush of jagged guitars and driving rhythms.
I lleil Sturgeon Tower Records. Argyle Street. 204 2500. 1pm. Free. An instore appearance from the local singer/songwriter to promote his new EP ‘Dream in Full Colour'.
I The lioneyseekers and Charlie llon’t Surf Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3801. 8pm. Free. Charlie Don’t Surf play trad Scotpop with belting female vocals.
I Skint Twins Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free.
I The Outpatients MacSorley's. Jamaica Street. 221 0419. 9pm. Free.
I Cats like Kicks and Verge Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. 8pm. £2. Funk. soul and pop 'n’ roll.
I Malchlck Whistle Binkies. Niddry Street. 557 5114. 9pm. Free. Rock/pop and reggae from a band who have read Clockwork Orange.
I Jessi and llooton 3 Car Cas Rock Cafe. West Port. 229 4341. 10pm. £3.50 in advance. £4 on the door. Franky Stubbs of Leatherface fame rides again.
I Bacey Cavendish. West Tollcross. 228 3252. 9pm-3am. £5. Famous. brieﬂy. for ‘Some Girls Will Some Girls Won‘t‘. And there‘s more where that came from.
I Carbona llot Glue Tap O'Lauriston. Lauriston Place. 229 4041. 9pm. Free. Ex- members of Vatican Shotgun Scare and The Ruby Suit act out their Ramones fantasies.
I Bluefinger Platform One. Rutland Street. 225 2433. 9pm. Free. Classic rock 'n‘ roll.
I Black Cat Bones Advocate. South Bridge. 9.30pm. Free. Blues. funk and rock.
I llayu West End Oyster Bar. West Maitland Street. 225 3861. 10.30pm. Free. I Groovetunnel O'Donnell‘s Wine Cellar.
Chambers Street. 10pm. Free. A rare and intriguing unplugged set.
I Hot Tomales Queen Street Oyster Bar. Queen Street. 226 2530. 10pm. Free. Acoustic blues duo.
I live Music Abbey. South Clerk Street. 667 3023. 8.30pm. Free.
I Iron Maiden Barrowland. Gallowgatc. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £14.50 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. The injection of some relatively young blood in the shape of ex-Wolfsbane vocalist Blaze Bayley doesn't seem to have changed the Maiden one jot as Blaze tries to approximate Bruce Dickinson's trademark howling vocal. But at least they are 100 per cent better than the execrable Def Leppard.
I Sunscreem Caledonian University Student Union. Cowcaddens Road. 332 0681. 8.30pm. £5. Students and guests. The poppy dance outfit who scored a big hit with ‘l.ove You More‘ are back to spread some hippy vibes.
I AB/CD Cathouse. Brown Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £5.30 plus booking fee. Tickets from The Garage. Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679 and Tower Records. Argyle Street. 204 2500. If you can't get in to see the Maiden's fiery rock try the badass sounds of this AC/DC tribute band.
I Easy Liquor Store. Bridge Street. Paisley. 848 5096. 10pm. Free.
I Fastlayne and Charlie llon’t Surf Sax. Teviot Walk. Curnbernauld. 01236 733 200. 7.30pm. £2.50. Hard rock frotn Fastlayne. See Sat 4 for Charlie Don't Surf.
I The Bhundu Boys (TBC) Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 9pm. The jit-jive boys from Zimbabwe return to spread some good time vibes.
I Incognito and Buckshot leFonque Edinburgh Festival Theatre. Clerk Street. 529 6000. 7.30pm. £9.50. £12.50. Funky acid jazz. combo who are frequently remixed to great effect. Support comes from Branford Marsalis's new group — see Frontlines.
I Junk Stones. Frederick Street. 220 1226. 10pm. Free. Metal in an Altnighty- type vein.
I live Music Pear Tree. West Nicolson Street. 667 7533. 8.30pm. Free.
I The Shamen, Republica, Megalon and .loi Sound System Barrowland. Gallowgatc. 552 4601. 7pm. £9.30 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. Though not on the cutting edge the way they were a few years ago, Sharnen shows at Barrowland are renowned for transforming the ballroom into another stratosphere and propelling their audience into another dimension . . . or at least that’s the idea. See feature.
I The Official Tribute To The Blues Brothers King's Theatre. Bath Street. 7.30pm. £4—£ 14.50. Tickets from the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 227 5511. Tribute to the sharp-suited characters played by Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi which packs 30 soul and R & B standards into one show.
I Mansun, Toaster and Grow Your Hair For Jesus King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £3.50. Tickets from King Tut‘s and Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. Vivacious upstarts with an excellently- named debut single ‘Take it Easy Chicken’. supported by the hugely entertaining daft-as-a-brush Toaster.
Catch the best Music this fortnight.
ROCK & BLUES
I Bay Davies Those who missed the King Kink's solo show during the Edinburgh Festival should make a point ofcatching this evening of interwoven readings and classic pages from the Davies songbook. Pavilion, Glasgow, Fri 3.
I The Shamen Head to Eschaton in the company of Col. Mr C and the crew. See feature. Barrowland. Glasgow; Mon" 6.
I Buffalo Tom Top-notch US indie- rock bittersweet pen of Bill Janovitz. Unflashy but affecting. Queen ’s Hull. Edinburgh, Tue 7.
I The Human league Never mind the ghastly remixes. relive all those hits in the, cr, flesh. Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Wed 8; Barrow-land, Glasgow; Fri IO. I little Feat Minus only the late great slidemaster Lowell George. the classic line-up of this American musical melting pot returns after a lengthy absence. Playhouse Theatre. Edinburgh, Sun I 2.
I Chris Mcllulty New York-based singer who is building a growing reputation. Tron Jazz Cellar, Edinburgh, Sun 5.
I Spyro Gyra Soft-focusjazz-fusion giants are back on the road. Queen ’3 Hall. Edinburgh, Wed I5.
FOLK & WORLD
I Four Men And A Dog Opening the Castlemilk Festival are the barnstorming lrish boys who recorded their last album with members of the Band in Woodstock. Castlemilk Community C entre, Thurs 9. CLASSICAL & OPERA
I iloyal liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Libor Pesek conducts Berlioz's overture Le Corsaire. Djorak’s Symphony No 6 and Mozart‘s Clarinet Concerto. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Thurs I6.
I lleil Sedaka One of the most successful songwriters of the rock era. the Brooklyn-born Sedaka has added his own lyrics to some famous classical themes. Different, at least. Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Fri 10; Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Mon 13. Tue 14.
I Goober Patrol, llooton 3 Car and Jessie The 13th Note (downstairs). Glassford Street. 553 1638. 9pm. £2. Norwich tunecore exponents who have just released their second album Dutch Ovens. a title which alludes to farting in the bed. apparently.
I Jacob’s Ladder Kilkenny‘s. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free. Irish rock band.
I Bitter Pill Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3801. 8.30pm. Free.
I AB/CD Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 9pm. An AC/DC tribute band. obviously. Doubtful that they‘ll have mastered the new album already but all the old favourites will be in place. ‘She's got the
jack.jack.jack jack' etc.
I Martin Stephenson and Andy White La Belle Angele. Hasties Close. Cowgate. 225 2774. 8pm. £6. Respected singer- songwriters — one serious-looking Geordie and one chirpy and chipper boy from Belfast.
42 The List 3-16 Nov 1995