Jim Diamond shines on in Edinburgh (Tue 23) and Glasgow (Wed 24)
I Anthrax Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £9.30 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. The meanest of rockers but also one of the bands most willing to flirt with this forward-thinking rap stuff.
I CW The Cathouse. Brown Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £5.30 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. Hip hop.
I Prodigal Sons Kilkennys. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free.
I Basic ingliston. Sold out. See Sun 21. I Splendid, Catch 22 and Pizza Boy Delivery Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 9pm. £3. Three local bands for the price of a ﬁsh supper.
I Gallo Whistle Binkies. Niddry Street. 557 5114. 9pm. Free. Salsa band.
I life With lilxon Stones. Frederick Street. 220 1226. 10pm. Free. Glasgow indie lot.
I liighway Jones Rutland No 1. Rutland Street. 229 3402. 10pm. Free.
I Skunk Anansle The Garage. Sauchiehall Street. 332 1120. 7.30pm. £7 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. A barrage of Hendrixy guitar noise with gutsy soulful vocals from the intimidating Skin.
I Bis, The Secret Goldtish and The Yumyier Kaleidoscope World. The Cathouse. Union Street. 248 6606. 8.30pm. £1. Perky antics all round with Glasgow's favourite disco punks Bis. Glasgow's favourite buzzsaw poppers The Secret Goldﬁsh and Glasgow's favourite spunky punks (now with added blues) The Yummyfur.
I [PD and The Spider Babies Kazoo Club. The 13th Note. Glassford Street. 553 1638. 9pm. Free.
I Bediord Fails Kilkennys. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free.
I Glasgow Songwriters featuring Ian Davidson Blackfn'ars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free. Plus open mic.
I Jim Diamond Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 9pm. £6. The man who brought you the unforgettable theme tune to Boon (‘Hi Ho Silver') and other worldwide hits. including ‘i Won’t Let You Down' and ‘1 Should Have Known Better' hits Edinburgh (with an acoustic set) to embrace his Scottish culture. Expect to hear his number one classics plus a healthy assortment of classic covers. After 25 years in showbiz. this man is the business.
I Songwriters’ Showcase and Workshop Tron Tavern. Hunter Square. 7.30pm. £1. information: 228 8245. Weekly forum for Edinburgh-based singer-songwriters. with
anybody welcome to perfonn a fifteen- minute set. One local songwriter is highlighted at 10.30pm each night.
I liothlng Eats a Shark Rutland No l. Rutland Street. 229 3402. 10pm. Free. Competing in the silly name stakes and the covers market.
I Jim Diamond The Ferry. Clyde Place. 552 0588. 9pm. £8. Tickets from the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 227 5511. The man who should have known better brings his tremulous voice to the Ferry to showcase songs old and new.
I Gods Dt Glam Kilkennys. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free. See Wed 17.
I Pony Whistle Binkies. Niddry Street. 557 5114. 9pm. Free. Acoustic band whose main claim to fame is a line-up featuring the drummer bloke from Deacon Blue whose name escapes me (nobody ever knows the drummer).
I Idiot Dance Rutland No 1. Rutland Street. 229 3402. 10pm. Free.
I The Dreant Disciples Stones. Frederick Street. 220 1226. 10pm. Free. Prog goth rock band with an LP out on Fish’s record label.
I Breeze, Bartok and Blind King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £3.50.
I Funy and Salvador Nice ’n’ Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. £3. Fuzzy are a trio who cite Weller and Cream as influences. and there's nowt wrong with that.
I Doping Saw and Chest Club 99p. The 13th Note (downstairs). Glassford Street. 553 1638. 9pm. 99p.
I The Corleones, Shaker and Banana Blender The Rat Trap. Brown Street. 221 7233. 8pm. £3.
I Crush, Sitinky and Picnic The Arena. Oswald Street. 221 3010. 9pm. £2.50.
I lavelle Kilkennys, John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free.
I live Music The Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9.30pm. Free. A charity night featuring a steel band.
I live Music McChuill's. High Street. 552 2135. 10pm. Free.
I Baby Bird La Belle Angele. Hastie‘s Close. Cowgate. 225 2774. One-man production unit. shifting three albums in the space ofjust four months (maybe he should show the Stone Roses how it‘s done). This is their first national tour backing the release of albums four and ﬁve in late January. Expect big things.
I Something Illegal Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. 9pm. £2. indie rock.
I little Green Monkeys Whistle Binkies. Niddry Street. 557 5114. 9pm. Free.
I Soul Connection Rutland No l. Rutland Street. 229 3402. 10pm. Free. Soul ensemble.
Dates listed below are for one-oft shows: see separate section for residencies. Gigs are listed by date. then by city. Perionnances will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least one week before publication. Jazz listings compiled by Kenny Mathieson.
I Glasgow Jazz Record Club Unitarian Church. 72 Berkeley Street. 7.30pm. Contact Ernie Spiers. l4 Glendee Road. Renfrew (886 2949) for membership details. Bill Bramma holds forth on the subject of ‘Differing Guitar Stylists‘.
SATURDAY 13 _ ‘
I Jan Academy Pizza Express. 151 Queen Street. 221 3333. 9pm. £3. including aperitif. call for reservations. Programmer Ziggy Zigman's special focus on young Scottishjazz talent (to coincide with the launch of the National Jazz institute) continues with this RSAMD~derived band. with pianist Andrew Gordon as special guest.
I Blue liyenas Fat Sam's Down Town Diner. 56-58 Fountainbridge. 228 3111. 8pm. No cover charge. call for reservations. Blues.
TUESDAY 16 . '
I Gauld Blast Orchestra Strathclyde Suite. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 8pm. £8.50. Part of Celtic Connections. but there is more than a little jazz influence in the exhilaratingly original music this eight- piece outfit conjure up. A shame. then. that it coincides with another Celtic Connections concert featuring the Simon Thoumire Trio (Adelaide's. Bath Street. 8pm. £5). which also offers a distinct jazz feel. both in Simon‘s dazzling concertina playing. and in the presence of twojazz musicians alongside him. guitarist Kevin
MacKenzie and bassist Simon Thorpe. I
WEDNESDAY 17 ' Edinburgh
I Fat Sam‘s Band Fat Sam's Down Town Diner. 56—58 Fountainbridge. 228 3111. 8pm. No cover charge. call for reservations. Swing and jumpjive.
I The Young lions Pizza Express. 151 Queen Street. 221 3333. 9pm. £2. including aperitif. call for reservations. A further delving into the current generation of young Scottish talent.
I Perlstalsls Brothers Fat Sam's Down Town Diner. 56—58 Fountainbridge. 22.’
3111. 7.30pm. No cover charge. call for reservations. Swing.
FRIDAY 19 . in
I Glasgow Jazz Record Club Unitarian Church. 72 Berkeley Street. 7.30pm. Contact iirnie Spiers. l4 Glendee Road. Renfrew (886 2949) for membership details. The Hem/(l football writer and traditional jazz expert Ken Gallacher is the special guest for this session.
I The Next Quartet l’izza iixpress. 151 Queen Street. 221 3333. 9pm. £4. including aperitif. call for reservations. Bobby Wishan leads a youthful quartet.
I Gauld Blast Orchestra Si Bride's Centre. Orwell Terrace. 346 1405. 8.30pm. £7 (£5). See Tue 16. The band also play at Dundee Rep Theatre on Fri 19.
I Kings of the Wild Frontier Fat Sam's Down Town Diner. 56—58 Fountainbridge. 228 3111. 8pm. No cover charge. call for reservations. Blues.
I Picante Fat Sam's Down Town Diner. 56-58 i‘ountainbridge. 228 3111. 7.30pm. No cover charge. call for reservations. Latin and hop quintet.
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