Ferry Road. ‘)5‘) 20I6. 9.30an Free. I Live Music O'Neills. Sauchiehall Street. 353 0436. ‘)pm. Free.


I Eugenius, Chicane and no Cafe Royal. West Register Street. 556 I884. 0pm. £3. Human Condition Records night featuring Iiugenius whose singer spent a few weeks otit in the States with Evan Dando recently and Chicane. whose single ‘Just Not Sorry" is out next week. I The Dung Beatles The Tap ()f l.auriston. l.auriston Place. 22‘) 404I. 10pm. Free. Punk rock.

I Shake The Shak Whistle Binkies. Niddry Street. 557 5l l4. ‘)pm. Free. Covers.

I Sunshot Cas Rock Cafe. West Port. 22‘) 434 I. l0pm. £4. This lot's new material finds them in mellower mode than three years back when their ('aag/ninrlieai'laleiijovincoarse/res album was doing well for itself in the indie charts. Still kooky as ever thotigli.

I Cat Scratch Fever The Merlin. Moriiingside Road. 447 432‘). ‘)pm. Free. Johnny Cash meets Motorhead and this death punk cowboy troupe were the offspring.


I Groovetunnel Stirling University l’iiion. ‘)pm. £7. More funky Hammond and horn grooves from local heros whose new album l./'ven (r'pf hits the shops at the end of the month. The record will also be released in Japan with slightly different track listing.


I Mayfest See separate listings.

I Orbital and U-ziq Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 460l. 7pm. 1: 10 plus booking fee. Tickets from Just the Ticket. \"irgin. Union Street. 226 467‘). Check out the .loliii Barry-goes-iungle vibes of latest single ‘The Bos‘. pronto. See preview.

I The Felsons The Riverside Club. Clyde Street. 248 3I44. 8pm. £2.50. See Stiii 5. I Wonderful and Scooter Nice 'n‘ Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 ‘)637. ‘)pm.

I Kite Monster Bar Miro. Sauchiehall Street. 3530475. ‘)pm. Free. An acoustic evening with contributions from their .sllowbil. buddies like Suiihouse. Stevie Jackson and The Hellfire Club.

I Sugarfly, Gypski, Starsky, Hide and Seahouse The Rat Trap. Brown Street. 22l 7233. 8pm. £3.

I Lavelle Kilkennys. John Street. 552 3505. ‘)pm. Free.

I Sweet Justice, Meander, Vito and Fraud The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3SOI. ‘)pm. Free.

I Live Music Sas Venue. Teviot \Valk. (‘uiiibei‘nauld ()l236 733 200. 7.30pm. £2.50.


I The Flyers The Basement Bar. Broughton Street. 557 0007. Rpm. £3. l'lc‘l'c‘c‘ yet mellow rock front tip atid coming young lidmbtirgh band whose lil’ '\\'ho -\sks Gets tCtip ()f'l‘eal' was produced at Glasgow 's Riverside Studios by Duncan Cameron. a man who has worked with the likes of Teenage Fanclub. BMX Bandits and The (iy'res. The fact that they are recent signings to DCR pales into iiisignificance with the fact that one of them can fit an entire moothie in his gob sideways.

I Hope Stones. Frederick Street. 220 I226. Spin. Free. l’i’lni noir angst with a pop backdrop.

I Gallus Cas Rock Cafe. West Port. 22‘) 434 I. ‘)pm. £3. This baiid were once coiitt‘ared to The Dukes of Hal/.ard meets i-ZMF. Sotiiids scary.

I Live Music Pear Tree. West Nicolson Street. 667 7533. 8.30pm. Free.



I Mayfest See separate listings.

I Rage Against The Machine Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 460I. 7.30pm. SOLD OUT. They'll huff and they'll ptiff (about Central America mainly) btit if new album lz‘vil Empire is anything to go by they may have lost the capacity to blow your house down.

I The Divine Comedy, Mundy and The Loved Ones King Tut‘s wan Walt Htit. Si Vincent Street. 22l 527‘). 8.30pm. £4.50. Tickets from King Tut's and Just the Ticket. Virgin. Union Street. 226 467‘). The Mike Flowers Pops it's okay to like (but it’s okay to like Mike Flowers l’ops too). Neil Hannon doesn't take himself entirely seriously btit he doesn't resort to wearing a manky wig either. The spirit of Bacharach lives on (es en tliotigli the great man isn't dead anyway) in the lush. orchestral strains of ('avanava.

I House Of Cheese, Take That Off and Space Kittens The Hill Note (downstairs). Glassford Street. 553 I638. S 30pm. £2

I .50). A benefit for the Glasgow \\'oiiieii's Environmental Network featuring what can only be (we hope) Glasgow's first Take That tribute band.

I Day One, Haze and Seahouse (Kim-n Bar. Strathclyde l'nivers‘ity l'nioii. John Street. 552 IS‘)5. ‘)pm. Free. Students and guests.

I Captain 22, Cinnamon Blue and Something Else The Brew house. John Street. 552 3230!. ‘)pm. Free.

I Bedford Falls Kilkennys. John Street. 552 3505. ‘)pm. Free.

I Jam Session MacSorleys. Jamaica Street. 22l 849‘). 7pm. Free.


I Orbital L’shei‘ Hall. l.othian Road. 22S l I55. 6.30pm. £l0. ()rbital continue to prove that computer generated dance music can be taken iiiio the live arena. lixpect to hear their old classics like the magnificent ‘Chime' plus a helping of new material from their new album In Sales. See preview.

I Martin Okasilli Venue. (‘alton Road. 557 3073. 7.30pm. Free. .-\ priority act from WFA. gets the showcase treatment. I The Hot Tomales Whistle Binkies‘. Niddry Street. 557 5I I4. ‘)pm. Free. Harmonica flavoured blues.


I Mayfest See separate listings.

I The Gyres, Bawl, Puressence and Coast The Cathouse. l'nion Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £5 plus booking fee. Tickets from The Garage. Jtist the Ticket. \‘irgin. l'nioii Street. 226 467‘) atid Tower Records. :\rgy le Street. 204 2500. The .lla/t‘ei‘ Shaker four hits Glasgow with our own reli'o-tunesmiths The Gyres. .-\berdeen's psychedelic popsters Coast and feisty young guns Bawl on the bill. See preview for the astral I’tiressence. I Big Licks, The Bundys, Bitter Pill and Monkfish The Brewliouse. .loliii Street. 552 380i. ‘)pm. Free.

I Kite Monster and The Fontanelles The Glory Box. Curlers. Bytes Road. 334 128-1. 8.30pm. Free. See Sat II for Kite Monster.

I Vagabonds Kilkennys. John Street. 552 3505. ‘)pm. Free.

I Glasgow Songwriters featuring Harlo Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5024. ‘).30pm. Free. .-\n album launch night for this pop/rock perfoi'iiiei l’lus open mic. I Toys On The Shelf Harley's. ()tiarry' Street. Hamilton. 0|6‘).\‘ 45Sl74. ‘lpm. £2. I Live Music Ka/oo Club. The l3th Note. Glassford Street. 553 I638. ‘lpin. l-ree.


I Lumber atid Boom Venue. (Hilton Road.

557 3073. ‘)pm. £3. Two local indie rock bands. the latter enjoying local fame after contributing material to the soundtrack of an underground. independent cultiin horror movie (The Blood Junkies) which was shot in the capital.

I Songwriters’ Showcase and Workshop Tron Tavern. Hunter Square. 7.30pm. £l. Information: 228 8245. Weekly forum for Edinburgh-based singer-songwriters. with anybody welcome to perform a fifteen minute set. Alan Ness and the Idle Bible perform their crafty pop as the featured highlight of the evening.

I Keith Hancock Navaar House Hotel. l’eiiicuik. 0I‘)6,S 678 I53. 8.15pm. £4 (£3). Solo sttiff from this fiery English folk sitiger-songwriter.



I Maytest See separate listings.

I Sauce \'ic Bar. Glasgow School of .'\I'l. Renfrew Street. 332 06‘)l. 8pm. Free. Reef rock.

I Idiot Dance Kilkeiinys. John Street.

552 3505. ‘)pm. Free.


I Gin Goblins, Hewtown Grunts and The Wildebeests (‘as Rock West Port. 22‘) 434 l. Spin. £3. llnlv l-‘nekfl as their new album is called. its the unholy (iin (lobliiis whose album is looking unlikely to see the light of day due to slight technical hitches like the blasphemy and obscenity laws. Still. all in :1 nights work. This gig is a benefit for the Funk Festival which should repeat the success of last year‘s litiropeaii ('ity ()f l’tmk Festty al.

I LA.X. Whistle Binkies. Niddry' Street. 557 5 1 l4. ‘)pm. Free. .'\Ct)ll\llk' folk all the way from I os .-\iigeles apparently

I The Johnson Brothers Queen sit-em (lyster Bar. Queen Street. 226 2530. 9pm.




I Mayiest St‘t‘ separate llsllllg's.

I Toaster King Tut‘s Walt \Vah lltit. St Vincent Stieet. 22l 527‘). 3.30pm. Free. IT yoti long for a bit of showbiz plan. try on Toaster for \I/t‘. Sce prey iew

I Starstruck ('lub ‘)‘)p. The l3tli Note tdownstairst. (ilassl'ord Street. 553 I638. ‘lpiir ‘)‘lp l.o-fi Izdinburgh collectiy e with liigli-tlowii ideas. signed to Glasgow‘s \esuy itis Records.

I Engulfed, Confusion Corporation, Braik and Churn .\'ice ‘ii’ Slea/y. Sauchiehall Street. 333 ‘)637. ‘)piii.

I Sauce and Catcher The (‘aihonse l'iiion Street. 24S 6606, Spm. £3. See Wed 15 for Sauce and Fri 3 for ('atcher I Genderswim, Solar Fire Allstars and Stoap Slaverin’ The Rat Trap. Bi'owii Street. 22l 7233. ‘)pm. £3. Indie rock from (iendersw im.

I Kangaroo and Doctor Jobby ('avei'n Bar. Sii‘atlicly'de I'iiiy eisity' l‘nioii. John Street. 552 3S0l. ‘)piii. i'lt‘t‘. Students and guests.

I Volley The llalt Hat. Woodlands Road. 332 l2l0. 9.30pm. Free.

I Fjaere The \Vliisky Bar. \Vest (’ampbell Street. .332 “'32 ‘lpm. Free. The individual soiigstress does her solo ihang.

I Gallus Alice The (other. St Georges Road tat (‘liaiiiig (‘i‘osst. 332 I625 0pm~


I Black Jack Kilkenny s. John Street. 552 3505. ‘)pm. free.

I JOF and The Good, The Bad And The Ugly The Brewhouse. .loliii Street. 552 ‘~.\0I. ‘)piii. Free.

I The Supernaturals The Batcave. Bruce Hotel. (‘Hl'lmall Slt'c‘cl. litlsl Kllhl'ttlc. (II3552 2077 l. 10pm. £3 "hose era/.y cats The Supernaturals return to pastures localiin for their all-singing. allvdaiicing revue featuring catchy pop tunes of a calibre not

Catch the best Music this fortnight. ROCK & BLUES

I Lou Reed Laughing boy Lou brings a lifetime of hard punk rock living to Glasgow. Expect his usual light-hearted banter about transvestitism. drugs and death together with new. slightly more cheery material from his latest album Set The livyliglr/ lt’eeli'ng. (ilasgmv Royal Comer! llall. l'i‘i ll) May:

I Orbital The brothers l-lartnoll eontinue to flip the myth that dance music can‘t be performed live with a tour to promote their fourth album In Sales. llarrmvlaml. Glasgow. San l2 May (lllt/ (Ts/tel" Hall. lit/inlnireli. Mun l3 .llay:

JAZZ I Harry Beckett The great

Caribbean-born trumpeter has been a crucial contributor to the British jaz/ scene. in styles ranging from mainstream swing to free ia//.. 'I'i'on .1112: Cellar. lirlinlnngli. Hill/1‘ ‘/ .Ilay'. RUINS/[0171 'lliealre. Glasgow. Fri /0 May.

I Alan Barnes Saxman .-\lan Barnes can turn his hand tojust about any jar/.7. style you care to name. btit is most at home in the bop idiom. which is exactly where he will be found here. Trim Jar: Cellar, lir/lnbm‘g/I. 77mm [6 May:

CLASSICAL I John Williams and Timothy Kain

The man who has done for the classical guitar what Evelyn Glennie has done for percussion is joined by fellow Australian Timothy Kain for a welcome return to Glasgow. Their performance will feature a selection of guitar pieces and duets from around the world. including Ireland. Spain and Russia. Glasgow lt’aval Concert Hall. l‘lnnzv ‘) ,llay.

heard since the heyday of Soiree/e. I The 84 G-Men (‘afe Borgia. New

Street. l’aisley'. Sits 61“. “pm. Free


I Eddie Felson Queen Street ( )ystet Bat. Queen Street. 226 2530. lltpm. Free. The Felson frontiiiaii goes solo foi the night. I Jezebel The Merlin. \loiniiigside Road. 447 432‘). ‘)pm. l'tee.

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