ROCK & BLUES MUSIC
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Dates listed below are tor one-oft shows: see separate section for residencies. Gigs are listed by date, then by city. Dates will be listed, provided that details reach our offices art least one week before publication. Rock and Blues Listings compiled by Fiona Shepherd
and Jim Byers.
FRIDAY 12 i ‘
I Fruitcake, The Smiles and Sister King Tut's Wah Wah ilut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £3.50. Funk pop band Fruitcake released their debut single ‘Rollercoaster‘ last year to the accompaniment of several boxes of cream buns.
I Flux, Seahouse and Spleen Nice ’n‘ Sleazy. Sauchiehaii Street. 333 9637. 9pm.
I The Big Picture MacSorleys. Jamaica Street. 221 8499. 9pm. Free.
I The Shakers The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3801. 8pm. Free.
I Highway Jones Kilkennys. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free.
I live Music McChuiii‘s. High Street. 552 2135 10pm. Free.
I Paperlace Cavendish. West Tollcross. 228 3252. 9pm—3am. £5. Classic mid-70s stuff. from the people behind the hits ‘Billy Don't Be a Hero‘. and ‘The Night Chicago Died'. For over 25s and smart dress only.
I The Felsons Whistle Binkies. Niddry Street. 557 5114. 9pm. Free.
I Battle Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. 9pm. £2.
I Mask Advocate. South Bridge. 9.30pm. Free. Rock covers.
I live Music Abbey. South Clerk Street. 667 3023. 8.30pm. Free.
I Dig George And The Business The Comer. St George's Road. 332 1625. 9.30pm. Free. Heavy blues suprernos. doing the ﬁrst of three Saturday nights here.
I Free At last MacSorleys. Jamaica Street. 221 8499. 9pm. Free.
I Doctor Cook And The Boners The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3801. 5—7pm. Free.
I The Groove Brothers The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3801. 8pm. Free.
I Die Happy Kilkennys. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free. Muscular new rock from Edinburgh.
I Rough Justice Wolburn's Wharf. Yoker Ferry Road. 959 2016. 9.30pm. Free.
I live Music McChuiii's. High Street.
I 552 2135. 10pm. Free.
I Ball Boy Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. 9pm. £2.
I Malchick Whistle Binkies. Niddry Street. 557 5114. 9pm. Free. Three-piece reggae and R & B band.
I Racey Cavendish. West Tollcross. 228
g 3252. 9pm—3am. £5. Classic 70s hits such as ‘Some Girls Do' and 'Baby Lay Your
Love On Me'. Over 25s and smart dress only.
I 80' Weevil The Merlin. Morningside Road. 447 4329. 10pm. Free. Rhythm and blues.
I live Music Abbey. South Clerk Street. 667 3023. 8.30pm. Free.
I Gypskl, Apathy and Blind liation The Rat Trap. Brown Street. 221 7233. 8pm.
I The Spooks Kilkennys. John Street. 552
SATURDAY 13 ' '1
I The Badoos, Arc and Grow Your hair For Jesus King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £3.50. Grow Your Hair For Jesus combine retro and country influences to come up with something not a million miles away from Teenage Fanclub and their ilk in their most pensive moments.
I laughing Sam’s Dice The Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9.30pm. Free.
3505. 9pm. Free.
I Tusitala Whistle Binkies. Niddry Street. 557 5114. 9pm. Free. Folky world music.
I Bluetinger Rutland No 1. Rutland Street. 229 3402. 10pm. Free. Classic rock 'n' roll.
I live Music Pear Tree. West N icolson Street. 667 7533. 8.30pm. Free.
I Spanakorzo The 13th Note (downstairs). Giassford Street. 553 1638. 8pm. £2. A Glasgow Music Collective night.
I Bediord Falls Kilkennys. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free.
I Hot Tomales Whistle Binkies. Niddry Street. 557 5114. 9pm. Free. Harmonica- ﬂavoured blues.
I Mr Pitilui Rutland No 1. Rutland Street. 229 3402. 10pm. Free. Local soul boys.
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I G love And Special Sauce The Garage. Sauchiehaii Street. 333 9637. 7.30pm. £7 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. The rag-mop blues rap interface crossover type combo get laidback and smokey in club environs. See Frontiines.
I Spacehopper, The Leopards and The Revolutionary Corps Punk Disco Kaleidoscope World. The Cathouse. Union Street. 248 6606. 8.30pm. £1. A new weekly club with live music. starting with the stars of Glasgow's Creeping Bent conglomerate. Spacehopper and The Leopards lacerate with their thrusting noise. the former going round the houses with some simmering. threatening noises and the latter going straight for the jugular. Plus. as it says. punk rock disco from those shadowy Revolutionaries.
I Dscar, Skinky and Junk Culture Kazoo Club, The 13th Note. Glassford Street. 553 1638. 9pm. Free.
I Prodigal Sons Kilkennys. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free.
I Rocket From The Crypt and Bis Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 9pm. See preview.
I Songwriters’ Showcase and Workshop Tron Tavem. Hunter Square. 7.30pm. £1. information: 228 8245. Weekly forum for Edinburgh-based singer-songwriters. with anybody welcome to perform a ﬁfteen- minute set. One local songwriter is highlighted at 10.30pm each night.
I The last Chance Band Rutland No l. Rutland Street. 229 3402. 10pm. Free. First gig at this venue — expect plenty of last chance dances.
I Simply Bed SECC. Finnieston Quay. 248 9999. SOLD OUT. What with the welcome likes of Oasis clogging up the higher echelons of the album charts. Life hasn‘t been the blockbuster that Stars was — which probably means only one in three British households own a copy. Anyway. red corkscrew-curled man with trebly voice sings some smooth white soul pop in a well-drilled show — can we expect anything less predictable?
I Gods Oi Glam Kilkennys. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free. Stomping 70s tunes from the seminal era of face glitter.
I Billy Rivers McChuiii's. High Street. 552 2135. 10pm. Free. Blues.
I Eric Cuthbertson The Scotia. Stockwell Street. 552 8681. 8.30pm. Free. Blues.
I The 60 FT Dolls. llvlngstone and Blind Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 9pm. See preview.
I Idiot Dance Rutland No l. Rutland Street. 229 3402. 10pm. Free.
I Simply Red SECC. Finnieston Quay. 248 9999. SOLD OUT. See Wed 17.
I The sort Dolls and livingston King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £5. See preview for The 60ft Dolls. Suitable support from feisty young guns Livingston.
I pli Family, The Newtown Grunts, Sixpack and Pink Pack Club 99p. The 13th Note (downstairs). Glassford Street. 553 1638. 9pm. 99p. An evening of manic punk combosjigging around wildly. and Pink Kross in their Black Hag tribute band guise.
I Peptone The Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9.30pm. Free. Jaunty Britpop sounds. as can be heard on Peptone's debut single ‘Smashing’.
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I Oasis Just under two years ago the Gallaghers played La Belle Angeie in Edinburgh. Times have changed somewhat. So what will happen next? Will they indeed split after their third album? Will NoeVLiam (delete as applicable) go for a solo career? Watch this space. lngliston. Edinburgh. Sun 21/Mon 22. III ilocket from The Crypt Kickass. guitar-wrecking, red-neck wrenching. beer-swillin', motor-revvin’ mothers who have come this side of the Atlantic to demonstrate what rock ’n’ roll is all about to us lily-livered limeys. Oh yeah. The Venue, Edinburgh. Tue I 6. JAZZ I Cauld Blast Orchestra Jazz crashes headlong into folk. ethnic, rock and even classical idioms in this exciting octet‘s distinctive but accessible fusion. Concert Hall, Glasgow, Tue 16; St Bride's Centre. Edinburgh. Sat 20. I The lest Deartet Saxman and pianist Bobby Wishart leads a youthful quartet as part of Pizza’s month-long showcase of new Scottish jazz. Pizza Express, Glasgow. Sat 20. "COUNTRY
I Cathryn Craig and Bay llall Nashville-based singer Cathryn Craig's debut album Porch Songs won deserved acclaim last year. Well worth catching. Pleasance Theatre Bar, Edinburgh, F rt' 19; Twa Tams, Perth. Sun 2]. PM I Celtic Connections The phrase ‘can't see the wood for the trees’ springs to mind when trying to pick out the highlights from the delights on offer here. Sufﬁce to say that there is something there for anyone whose tastes run the gamut from country to cajun via folk. See separate listings. "CLASSICAL 8r OPERA I Scottish Opera Claire Bradshaw sings Hansel and drops the brightly coloured stones in a cunning attempt to avoid being eaten in Humperdinck's most popular opera. Theatre Royal. Glasgow from Fri 12.
I Herve and Baby Chair Nice ’n' Sleazy. Sauchiehaii Street. 333 9637. 9pm.
I Gartloney Rats, Jean De Florette and Fat Groove The Arena. Oswald Street. 221 3010. 9pm. £2.50.
I Helen Reeves The Corner. St George's Road (at Charing Cross). 332 1625. 9pm. Free. Country rock singer and her band. I Cry Havoc, Hellfire and Sugarbelly The Rat Trap. Brown Street. 221 7233. 8pm. £3.
I laveile Kilkennys. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free.
I live Music McChuiii's. High Street. 552 2135. 10pm. Free.
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