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I Solid Gold Rock ’n’ Roll Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £ l4/£l3/£l 1. Tickets from the box office and the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 227 5511. Old 60s lags like Joe Brown trundle around again.
I Martina McBride Sll'athclyde Suite. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 8pm. £11 plus booking fee. Tickets from the box office and the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 227 5511.
I Snuff King Tut's Walt Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £5. Tickets from Kilig Tut's and Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. One of the few ‘comedy' bands worth bothering about. the reformed Snuff do their Carter-with-balls stuff to much appreciation. Well worth listening out for the nuances in the lyrics.
I Pusherrnan, The lovers and Apple The Calhouse. Union Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £2. Pusherman play heavy heavy indie sttlff to the point of crossover with the rock market.
I Neil Sturgeon Barony Bar. Strathclyde University Union. John Street. 552 1895. 10pm. Free. Students and guests. A solo gig from the singer with The Golden Hour where he will perform his intelligent melodic ditties and maybe throw in a few l’artick Thistle numbers if you’re lucky. I Bitter Pill, Aura and Rise Kazoo Club. The 13th Note. Glassford Street. 553 1638. 9pm. Free.
I Vagabonds Kilkenny's. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free.
I Glasgow Songwriters featuring Alex Osborne Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free. Plus open mic.
I Electric Blues 8: Sax Harley‘s. Quarry Street. Hamilton. 01698 458174. 9pm.
I El Supremo Queen Street Oyster Bar. Queen Street. 226 2530. 9pm. Free. One man blues band.
I Michael Bolton SECC. Finnieston Quay. 248 9999. £25/£22.50 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. Worst haircut in rock — it's been said before. but it's such an all-consuming factor that even his habit of making a meal out of the simplest soul song pales in comparison.
I Cast and Mansun Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. SOLD OUT. Everywhere they go the kids wanna pop! Sold out proof that the young people of today still want guitars and still want upfront melodies. At least (‘ast do it with more soul and imagination than most. Their detractors just can't handle the obvious retro element. Support from Mansun who previously urged us to ‘Take It Easy Chicken'. Sound advice. if we knew what it meant.
I Joe Grushecky King Tut's Walt Walt llut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £6. Tickets from King Tut‘s and Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. Veteran AOR man who was signed when his demo was heard at a computer fair. His album America/t Babylon was produced and co-written by The Boss himself and Grushecky‘s been doing the blue collar bar band thing since the late 70s.
I Rehab Nice 'n' Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. An evening combining poetry reading with ambient techno. The success of this combination probably depends on the drugs involved. I Belle G Sebastian Vic Bar. Glasgow School of Art. Renfrew Street. 332 0691. 9.30pm. Free. Students and guests. Continental 60s vibes from this new band with a repertoire Saint Etienne might die for if they didn‘t love disco so much.
I Gods 0t Glam Kilkenny's. John Street.
Squeezed out: Glenn rllbrook plays a solo show at Klng rut's, rhurs 21
552 3505. 9pm. Free. See Sat 9.
I Captain Doobie and Mini Harley‘s. Quarry Street. Hamilton. 01698 458174. 9pm. Free.
I ‘I’he Supernaturals, Lucid and Nowhere Venue. (‘alton Road. 557 3073. 9pm. £4. Food Records signings from Glasgow touring ahead of their new album with two lidinburgh supports.
I Glenn Iilbrook La Belle Angele. llastie’s Close. Cowgate. 225 2774. 7.30pm. £7 in advance from Ripping and Virgin. Founder member and frontman of Squeeze performs his solo acoustic show, with covers of his personal favourites and a few of his own classics.
I Songwriters’ Showcase and Workshop Tron Tavern. Hunter Square. 7.30pm. £1. Information: 228 8245. Weekly forum for F.dinburgh-based singer-songwriters. with anybody welcome to perform a fifteen- minute set. One local songwriter is highlighted at 10.30pm each night.
I Garbage and Bis Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £8.50 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679. Brit nominations for the overseas categories demonstrated how quickly Garbage have established their slightly industrial feline indie rock. but Bis beat them for fun content any day.
I Glenn Tilbrook and Anthony Anderson King Tut‘s Wah Walt Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £7. Tickets from King Tut's and Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 2264679. The Squeeze frontman with the beguiling trebly voice does his own thing minus long-standing musical partner Chris Difford. Hopefully the results will not just be half as good as Squeeze.
I The Smiles Club 99p. The 13th Note (downstairs). Glassford Street. 553 1638. 9pm. 99p.
I Emotional Blackmail, Cry Havoc and Stone Gold The Arena. stald Street. 221 3010. 9pm. £2.50.
I Torn McNiven Quintet McChuill's. High Street. 552 2135. 10pm. Free. Hard bop.
I Die Happy Kilkenny's. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free.
I The Notes The Hall Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9.30pm. Free.
I Why Bradley and Glory Days MacSorley's. Jamaica Street. 221 8499. 9pm. Free.
I Big George And The Business Unplugged The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3801. 9pm. Free.
I Mr Wish Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. 9pm. £2. Indie rock.
I Eddie Felson Queen Street Oyster Bar. Queen Street. 226 2530. 10pm. Free. Rockabilly.
45 The List 23-21 Mar 1996