ROCK & BLUES multim-

Dates listed below are for one-off 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.



I Catatonia, Charlie Don’t Surf and Boomerang King Tints~ Walt with thii. Si Vincent Street. 22l 527‘). 8.30pm. £4. Tickets from King Tut's and Just the Ticket. \"irgin. Union Street. 22o 4(i7‘). Catatonia follow iii the footsteps of the likes of ()0ft Dolls in the ‘mad Welsh bands with loud guitars' sub-genre. but thanks to singer (‘ei'ys they don't stint on the melodies. as current single ‘Sweet Catatonia’ demonstrates.

I Stance 43, Alive She Cried tttl(l Flo Nice'n’Slea/y. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637.9pni

I The Alkahounds McChuill‘s. High Street. 552 2135. 10pm. Free.

I The Basic Notes .\lacSorley's. Jamaica Street. 221 849‘). ‘)pm. Free.

I Black Jack Kilkentiy's. John Street. 552 3505. ‘lpm. Free.

I Hideaway Blues Band The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3S0l. Spin. Free.

I Martin Stephenson t-iiisi Kithiiitc Arts Centre. ()ld Coach Road. Fast .\lains. Fast Kilbi'ide. (H3552 ()lllllll. Spin. {o (‘24). Tickets are expected to shift quickly for this show from the affable ex-Daintce.

I The Full Hog Tw'a ('orbies. Kilbowie Road. ('umberiiatild. 012% 727-173. ‘lptti. Free.


I The Mike Flowers Pops Orchestra Assembly Rooms. (Jeorge Street. 220 4348. 7.30pm—midnight. £8.50. The man responsible for the hilarious coyet‘ of ()asis' ‘Wonderw'all‘ single checks itito town to add to a nation's apparent obsession with easy listening muzak. Support comes front native funsters Going Places. The backlash starts here. I Coast and The Mystics Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 7.30pm. Lil Very tip- and-coming ex-Abei'deen tiiow relocated to London) guitar band with appearances at Reading attd T in the Park under their belts. not to mention support slots with Weezei' and the Boo Ratlley's. plus a couple of well-received singles. (‘urrently being courted by the inky press and souiidtng something like Nirvana produced by The Beach Boy Brian \Vilson. looks good.

I Chicane and Cupid Mount Etna (as Rock Cafe. West Port. 22‘) 434 l. bi‘tti. Free. The first in a series of show s highlighting local bands iii and around the capital. Chicane will no doubt be celebrating the completion of their debut single on Human Condition RL‘Ctil'tls‘ while support Cupid .‘ylount litna will be eager to preyiew new material to be released on (‘oloii Blast Records in the Spring.

I Brian Poole and The Electrics Cayetidish. West 'l'ollci'oss. 22S 3252. ‘)pm—3am. £5. Former lead singer with The Tremolos with his all new backing band.

I The Felsons \Vhistle Binkies. Ninth-y- Street. 557 5| [-1. ‘)pni. Free.

I 4 Past Midnight The Tap ()' l .auriston. Lattriston Place. 22‘) .1041. ‘)pm. Free.

band not goitig on until late. See feature.


I The Skywalkers atid Relapse Subway. Cowgate. 225 (i766. ‘)ptn. £2.

I live Music Abbey. South (‘lerk Street. (>67 3023. S.30pm. Free.



I Coast, The Mystics and Blind King Tut's Wah Walt lltit. St \‘inccnt Street. 22! 527‘). .\'_30pni. £4. Tickets from King Tut‘s and Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 467‘). Aberdontan melodic indie crew with a poppy psychedelic streak. much like their support band The Mystics. Blitid are a much heayier

proposition. I Hermon X .\lc(‘huill's. High Street. 552

I Korpse and Confusion Corporation .\ice'n'Slea/.y. Sauchiehall Street. 333 ‘)(i_§7. ‘)pm.

I The Basic Notes The Hall nai. Woodlands Road. 332 l2l0. ‘).30pin. Free.

I Willy And The Hand Jive Bliickt‘i-hn-s. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free.

I The Outpatients MacSorley's. Jamaica Street. 22l S—l‘)‘). ‘)pm. Free.

I Die Happy Kilkenny‘s. John Street. 552 3505. ‘lpm. Free. Muscular new rock from the lidinburgh combo who‘ye been through a y'ariety of guises.

I Doctor Cook And The Boners The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3S0l. 5--7pttl. Free.

I Big George And The Business The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3S0]. Spin. Free. Bltiesinan well known to gig-goers in the city.

I Jeggro Wolbiirn's Wharf. Yoker Ferry Road. 95‘) 2016. 9.30pm. Free. Reggae band featuring a cast of thousands.


I Pony Whistle Binkies. Niddry Street. 557 5| 1-1. ‘)pm. Free. l'seful band including the drummer from none other than Scottish rock legends Deacon Blue. I English Rose (‘as‘ Rock Cafe. wtsi Port. 22‘) .l3~ll. ‘)pin. H in adyance. ‘45 on tlte door. Jatii tribute band. (inert that ()asis turned up to see tribute baiid the (iallagher Brothers here a couple of wee 's ago. what are the odds that Paul Weller will turn up'.’

I This Is it Cavendish. West 'l‘ollcross. 228 3252. ‘JPITT-fitlltt. £5. ('abaret.

I Unique Freak The Tap t)‘ l .auriston. l.auriston Place. 22‘) 40M. ‘)piii. Free. local punk band.

I Betty Custard Thighs Advocate. South Bridge. ‘).30pm. Free. No idea about the music btit winner of this issue's silly iiattie competition. Hoorahl

I Gasoline and The Bungie Kittens Subway. (‘owgate. 225 (i760. ‘)pin. 9.2.

I Bo’Weevil The .‘ylet'lin. Morningside Road. 4-17 432‘). ‘)pm Free.

I Hot Tomales Queen Street ()ystct Bar. Queen Street. 22o 2530. l0pni. Free.

I Live Music .-\bbey. South Clerk Street. (if)? 3023. S.30piii. Free.


I Afrika Bambaataa The \v't-h et Rooms. Sauchiehall Street. 332 0755. S.30pm £8. Tickets oil the door or in advance from The (late. Sauchiehall Street. Regular club night at The \'elyct Rooms with the

I Neil Sturgeon, Disapparu and The Cheese The Rat Trap. Brown Street. 22l 7233. 8pm. £3. lix-A ('hocolate Morning singer and Partick Thistle's ll’ttlll‘utltilll' of choice adds to his growing catalogue of solo material.

I Bust and The Finger Creams Nice‘n’Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 ‘)()37. 9pm. £l. Sturdy garage rock t‘ioti1 Rust. while The Finger Creams go indie- pop in a lo-fi style.

m5. lllpin. Free. latin and iaHy sotinzls. .

I Per Amica and Rope The Brewhouse.

John Street. 552 380]. 8pm. Free. I Lavelle Kilkenny‘s. .loliii Street. 552 3505. ‘)pni. Free.


I Sunscreem \Vitkie llottsc. Cowgale. 225 2935. l0.30pni. £5. lissex pop-dance combo w ho scored success with a batch of singles ( ‘l.o\‘e You Mtit'e'. ‘Pcrfect Motion and ‘lixodiis‘ i play Inc as part of the Red club night. F..\pcct dynamic dancelloor rhythms and high quality yocals from singer Lucia. The band are best experienced liye so get down there .\'()\\'l

I Phone Freak Stones. Frederick Street. 220 l22(i. ‘)pm. Free. Young indie band froin .»\berdeeii.

I Live Music Pear Tree. West Nicolson Street. on? 7533. 3.30pm. Free



I Martyn Joseph Kitig Tut's Walt \Vah lltit. St Vincent Street. 221 527‘). S.30pm. in. Tickets frotn King Tut's and Just the Ticket. Virgin. l’nion Street. 226 467‘). A frequent yisitor to Tut's. Joseph is in the mould of sitiger/songwriter Martin Stephenson.

I Bedford Falls Kilkenny's. John Street.

552 3505. ‘)pm. Free.


I Afrika Bambaataa and Suga Bullit Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. ‘lpiii 3am. £7. The legendary Bambaataa. former gang member and founder of Zulu Nation. and creator of hip hop culture hits town with his sewn-piece band 'l'imc/one to bromote his new l.P i 'Warlocks. Witches. Computer Chips. Microchips ck Yoir t. .-\s if that wasn‘t unbelieyable enough. he'll be joined by lidinbtirgh's own Stiga Btillit. The l-looi'freaks tbreakdancersi. graffiti artists and l).ls lili Wun. Frosty .l. ('raig Smith and Rtiftone. plus .‘les from l'ndcr The lnfhience. With food supplied by the Basement. tSL‘e feature l.

I Hot Tomales Whistle Binktes. ;\'iddry Street. 557 5 I ll. 9pm. Free. Possibly I/It’ hardest working pub batid iii the world.

I Richie Henderson Queen Street ()yster -

Bar. Queen Street. 220 2530. l0.30pm. l'il'k‘t'.

I Atlantis Stones. Frederick Street. 220 l22o. 10pm. Free. Local batid sounding something like a cross between 'l‘eenage Fanclub and The Monkees.

I Highway Jones Rtitlatid Nol. Rtttlaiid Street. 22‘) 3402. 10pm. Free.

Glasgow I Dragdoll, Peptone and Black Circus

Kaleidoscope World. The Cathouse. Union Street. 248 noon. 8.30pm. U. .»\n incredibly cheap way to see some local bands. The youthful Dragdoll. now outgrowing their Nii‘yana comparisons. me looking forward to the patronage of Creation Records. w hile indie outfit Peptone hayc got the [NY habit and released their owti single ‘Stnashing'.

I Urusei Yatsura and Pink Kross The \'elyet Rooms. Sauchiehall Street. 332 0755. ‘).30pm. £4 (£3). '1 he Velyet Rooms is hosting weekly gigs by the city's most tip-and-coniing batids. lirusei Yatsura are picking up cotty erts for their drawling noise-pop as heard on grttngetastic new single 'Plastic ;\shtiay” while l’ink Ki'oss do their three-chord sw attipy garage tliatig and betnoan the demise of'l‘he Raiiiones. I The Afterglow, Picnic and Heavy Fire Ashes Ka/oo Club. The 13th Note. (ilassfotd Street. 553 lb3S. ‘lpiii. Free. The Afterglow are awash with psychedelic and mod influences.

I Mini Barony Bar. Strathclyde L'niycrsity l’nion. John Street. 552 lS‘)5. 10pm. Free. Students and guests.

I The Vagabonds Kilkenny's. John

Catch the best Music this fortnight.


I Afrika Bambaataa A rare chance to see one of hip-hop‘s founding fathers in an intimate setting as he promotes his new album Warlocks. ll’iri'lies. ('onipiaert'ltips. Makrocliips .‘lltrl You. The cream of the Edinburgh hip—hop scene will be joining him for The Venue gig. 'l‘lie V’ll'ef Rooms. Glasgow. Sun I]; The V’mw. lz'iliri/riit'g/i. Mon 12.


I Courtney Pine The leading light of the new British jail. explosion continues his exploration of black musical fusions. Queen '5‘ Hall. Edinburgh. Fri [6; City Hall. Glasgow: Sal I7.

I Clark Tracey Quartet Pristine contemporary hop and beyond from one of the tightest and most exciting working bands in the country. Tron Jar: ('e/lar. Ifiliiilmrgli. Wed 2]. FOLK

I Echoes 0t Erin Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann. the Irish traditional cultural organisation. annually sends a spectacular party of talented performers on a British tour. This year there are seyenteen musicians. singers and set and step dancers. in many combinations. See Folk listings for the full line-up. Moi/terti'cll. Fri [9; (I/(M'g'ntt ll’i'tl 2].


I Yggdrasil Quartet This young Swedish quartet scooped several awards before becoming Aberdeen‘s quartet-iii-residence. Today they play Beethoven's Quarter ()1) I8 No 2. Stenhammer‘s Quarter ()1) 2‘) No 5 and (ii'ieg's Quarter. Barre/l CUIlFt'llU/l. Glasgow: Sun /S.

I Scottish Chamber Orchestra The ‘I Like To Be In Aiiierica' season continues with an evening of songs from Broadway featuring the works of Cole. Porter. Rodgers and Hart and Jerome Kern. (i/asjeon' Royal Concert Hall. Glasgow: Tue 13.

Street. 552 3505. ‘)pm. Free.

I Glasgow Songwriters featuring Mr Bill Ward Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 592-1. ‘)_30pm. Free. Melodic blues. Plus open mic.

I Glass Hammer and The George

Harley ‘s. ()iiart‘y Street. Hamilton. t)l()‘)8 J5Sl7-l. ‘)pm. Free.


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 perform a 15-minute set. One local songwriter is highlighted at l0.30pm each night.

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