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 Meatloaf SFZCC'. l‘llllllc‘sltill Quay. 243 9999. 0.30pm. £2()/£17.50. Tickets from Just the Ticket. Virgin. Linion Street. 226 4679. See Frontlines.

I ELU Pt II Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm.

£13.5()/£1 1.50 pltrs booking lee. Tickets from the box office and the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 227 551 I. Perhaps lil.() are still plying their wares in order tor The Sex Pistols to have sorrretlrirrg to react against. No Jet't‘1.ynne -1ie‘.s too busy putting his unrnistakeable stamp on current Beatles singles 7- but ilieres always Bey Bevan.

I Bert Jansch The Press Club. \Ves‘l Regent Street. 332 1674. 9pm. £7 (£6). Continuing his monthly residency north ol the border. the man they call Britain's Bob Dylan ol‘tiers sorrie selections trom his 1.1’ When The ('r'rt'uv' (‘o/rrt's‘ 'lo 'liuc/r. I Dave Kelly King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. S.3()prrr. £5. Tickets from Kilig Tut‘s and Just the Ticket. \"ir'gin. Union Street. 220 4079. Solo gig by the man l'ronr The Blues Band.

I Arc, Player and Sunhouse Nice'n'Sleazy. Sauclrielrall Street. 333 9037.9pnr

I Baggle Taggle Gypsies tr‘ Neills. Sauclrielrall Street. 353 0430. 9pm. Free. Celtic rock.

I The Hotchie Cothie Band MacSoi'lcys. Jamaica Street. 221 S499. 9pm. Free.

I Rev Doc And The Congregation The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3801. 9pm. Free. Trad R&B with blinding harmonica embellishment.

I Bopstreet McCliuills. High Street. 552 2135. 10pm. Free.

I Big George And The Business Harley's. Quarry Street. Hamilton. 01698 458174. 9pm. Free. Veteran blues combo.

I Billy Rivers Twa Corbies. Kilbowie Road. Ctrmberiiauld. 01236 727473. 9pm. Free. Blues.


I Tunic, Spare Snare and The Delgados Cas Rock Cale. West Port. 229 4341. 9pm. £3 in advance. £3.50 on the door. Tunrc's leist rumpus recently got them a splash in Nil/[51v ‘(in' page. Spare Snare play the dischord card and Glasgow's Degatlos seem to have acquired a railcard season ticket 'cos they're through in Edinburgh to spread their Sonic Youth influences almost every week nowadays. I The Felsons Whistle Birikies. Niddry Street. 557 5114. 9pm. Free. Rockabilly trio.

I Live Music Abbey. South ('ler'k Street. 667 3023. 8.30pm. Free.



I Theatre Of Hate, The Exploited, The Meteors, GBH, Alternative TV, Chaos UK, English Dogs, Hanx and Sickboy Federation Barrovv'land. (iallovv'gate. 552 4001. 3pm. £12.50 plus booking lee. Tickets from Just The Ticket. \"irgin. Union Street. 220 4079. .-\n Incinerator Punk All l)ayer. llmnrm . . . all the old punks seem to be at the relor‘riiation game tor never split tip in the first place). Kirk Brandon’s crew are touring the world to promote the r'e-release of their deliiriliv'e snarling punk angst 1.1’ ll'evrit-ur/tl. lidinburgh’s The livploited have a new product out in the town 01 an LP called [Jerri 'l‘lre [foxtrot/v". while The Meteors will warm tip the party with their hectic psyclrobillybabble and Hans do their Still Little Fingers tribute thang.

I The Delgados, Spare Snare and Tunic King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hill. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. S.30prrr. £4.50. Tickets from King Tut's and Just the Ticket. \r'irgin. Union Street. 2264079. .-\ celebration of lo-l‘i 1)1Y ethics with the oil-killer boy/girl harmonies and garagey guitars of local heroes The Delgados. plugging their current '(‘irrecentre' single. Dundee's dog-cared Spare Snare and the eccentric pop o1 Bell'ast‘s Tunic.

I Mantaray The C'atlrouse. t'nrorr Street. 248 0000. Split. £3.51) plus booking lee. Tickets from The Garage. and .lust the Ticket. \"irgin. Union Street. 226 4079. Tenuously connected with the New Wave of New Wave in its first lluslr. btii now

Punk will not die: The Exploited and friends play Barrowland. Sun 6

riier'cit'ully free of limiting tags. Make tip your own minds.

I Nerve and Babychair Nice'ir'Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. £2.

I Kitemonster The Hall Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9.30pm. Free. Those kitey irronstei'y people continue to impress with their growing dynamics and melody. I The Mo’Hawks McCliuills. High Street. 552 2135. 10pm. Free.

I The Outpatients MacSorleys. Jamaica Street. 221 8499. 9pm. Free.

I Die Happy Kilkennys. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free. Four square l'urrk rock to the floor.

I Doctor Cook And The Boners The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3801. 5—7pm. Free.

I Big George And The Business The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3S01. 9pm. Free. See Fri 5.

I Eddie Reid Wolburn's Wharf. Yoker‘ Ferry Road. 959 2016. 9pm. Free.


I Gilded Lil (‘as Rock (Kile. West Port. 2294341. 10pm. £3. local otrtt‘il who combine grunge ethos with cracking. atmospheric female vocals. Think PJ Harvey or Garbage.

I GBizarre Whistle Biirkies. Niddry Street. 557 5114. 9pm. Free.

I Mask Advocate. South Bridge. 9.30pm. Free. Rock.

I Critic Kill The Tap ()'l.aur'iston. l.atiriston Place. 2294041. Spin. Free. Rock.

I Cat Scratch Fever The Merlin. .‘vlorniirgside Road. Spin. Free. (‘ourrtry rock meets Motorhead in a 1‘earsonre Johnny Cash plays death metal l‘usion.

I live Music Abbey. Soulli Clerk Street. 667 3023. S30pnr. Free.


I Alex Chilton and Teenage Fanclub The 13111 Note. Cilassl‘oi'd Street. 553 1038. 7.30pm. S()1.l) ()FT. See preview for Alex Chilton. His most renowned tans lend their laidback strpport in what promises to be an evening oli heart- r'ending tunes and claustrophobic atmosphere.

I Francis Anthony And The Underworld and Jessie Presley Nice'n'Slca/y. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9037. 9pm. Nick Cave-isms 1mm Francis Anthony.

I Kangaroo Cactus, Blowpoke and Doctor Jobby The Rat Trap. Brovv n Street. 221 7233. 3pm. £3.

I Mask, The Waltzers, Face To Face, Numb, Water, No Illusions and JDF The Br'ewlrouse.Jo1iri Street. 552 3301. Split. Free.

I Lavelle Kilkennys. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free.

I One Nation \\'olburrr's‘ Wharl. Yokei' Ferry Road. 959 2016. 9pm. Free.

I Steve James Country Band llal‘lt‘ys. Quarry Street. Hamilton. 0169.\' 45S17-l. 9pm.

I Ghostmaker Sax venue. Tevitil \Valk. C‘unrbernauld. 01230 733 200. 7.30pm.


I ELO ll Playhouse. (.ireeiisitle Place. 557 2590. 7.30pm. £13.50. £12.50 and £10 50. plus booking l'ee.See Sat 6.

I The Mekons Venue. (‘allorr Road. 557 3073. 7.30pm. £5. See pi'evievv.

I ForceTenBob Stories. Frederick Street. 220 1226. 10pm. Free. Rock.

I Live MUSiC Pear Tree. \Vesl Nicolsori Street. 607 7533. 8.30prii. Free.



I Alex Chilton and Teenage Fanclub The 13th Note. (.ilassl'oi'd Street. 553 1033. 7.30pm. SOLD OUT. See prev levy.


Catch the best Music this fortnight.


I Meatloaf Now we all know that his music consists of overblown histrionics. but no one else does it with as rnnclr sincerity or passion. 11‘ the man didn‘t exist then someone would have to invent hianlz’C'C'. (J/usgmr; /"r'/' .5.

I Babylon Zoo Intriguing tor the novelty v aluc. the costume changes and the luluristic theme. As to musical content. lorgct it. This is the triumph o1 s1_\lc‘ over substance. Btll'l'l)ll'/tlllt/. (i/trsgorr; Mon [5. JAZI

I Salsa Celtica .»\ hot new eight- piece oultil on the lidiriburgh scene. merging serious jazz-playing with vibrant l.alin«(‘uban rhythms. [It'lll'l-fi ('¢'//trr Btu: lir/i/l/mr‘g/r. 'I'liurs‘ H. /r\‘

I Johnny Patrick London—based pianist Johnny Patrick tearris tip with saxriian Jack 1)nl'1' lo i'e-launclr the [Edinburgh .1.r// Project's ~cries at The Alil‘tlll. i/‘I'rul ./(1.“." (Til/ll". lzlr/l/r/urr‘e/r. l/ll/I‘v /.\',


I Royal Scottish National Orchestra Nicholas .\lc(}egan picks tip his baton tor the lirsl time with the RSNt) and kicks oll Faster Weekend vv itli Bach‘s SI .lItrII/rt'rv's' l’rtvzvrtm. L'slrci' llall. lidinhur'gli. Fri 5.

I Alceste Scottish ()pei'a present (iluck‘s pivotal story o1~ sacrifice and l‘ctlclrrplion. i/i/lr't'l/H /\’U.\‘(l/. (I/(ls‘t'mv'. Tier! II). Sol /3‘.

I The Mekons King Tut's Wah Wah Hill. St \ irrccrrt Street. 221 5279. S.30pni. £5. Tickets l‘rorii Krrrg Tut‘s and Just the Ticket. Virgin. l'rrion Street. 226 4079. Seerueview.

I Ganger Wide. .‘v1adarire (iillespie's. ('1reapsrd.- Street. 204 4606. 10.30pm. £2. Tooled exper‘ilrreiital inslrurireiital ensemble t‘eaturing irreiribers of other (ilasgow bands going lor' an alternative outlet tor their respective muses. Ki'autrock irrlluences and 1‘r‘ec1'orrirjarrrs abound.

I Bedford Falls Kilkennys. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free.

I lost Icon, Volley, Chaser and Splendid Tlic Bi'evv'liouse. John Street. 552 3301. Spin. Free.


I The Hot Tomales vv'hrs-ile Binkies. Niddry Street. 557 5114. 9pm. Free. llarriiorirca tlavoured blues.

I The Usual Suspects Stories. Frederick Street. 220 1220. 10pm. Free. Local


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