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I Ruby Venue. (‘allon Road. 55" 307 3. ‘lpm fss..<lllll;ltl\.lllct'.l.1\111§1\lt)11~\ own 1 esley Rankine returns to town with renewed enthusiasm and \ igour and .t \tll‘\1.11rll.lll_\ altered musical agenda. forget the shouty. aggro-stomp that was Silyettish; think more sophisticated. ia/z- inflected hip hop sounds. That this is lx‘iiig run more as a club with li\-lount1.-.liori l).l\l than a gig. should

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I Big Big Country See separate listings. I Rocket From The Crypt The :\l'clles. Midland Street. 221 0736. ".30pm. £7.31) plus booking fee. Tickets from lost the Ticket. Virgin. l'nion Street. 226 467‘). ()ne ol the States' coolest musical e\ports or recent times ‘ellttllg‘ with The .\lake

l'p -. Rocket from The ('r'y pt deli‘. er full on rock 'n' roll noise that knows its primal roots hut has paid attention to dewloprtrents m the underground scene. -\ rootm' tootrn‘ good time \‘.111 be had by all.

I Echoes, Creed, Pulse and Leon The ('athonse. l'mon Street. 24S 6606. Spm.

I Monitor Magazine Showcase King Tut's Walt Wah llut. St Vincent Street. 221 527‘). \30pm. £3. I Volley (Kiterri liar. Strathclyde 17niyersrty l'mori. John Street. 552 1.5"5. Spm. l'ree. Students and guests.


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I Bedlord Fails Kilkennys. John Street. 552 3505. ‘)pm. l’ree.

I Osmosis, The Relics anti Variety The Brewhouse. John Street. .552 3801. ‘)pm.

l‘ree. Edinburgh

I Kula Shaker, The Supernaturals and The Daisies Venue. ('alton Road. 557 3073. ‘)pm. £5. KuIa Shaker haye enjoyed healthy success with their recertt Top 40 single ‘(irateful When You're Dead. a tribute to the late _1err_\ (iareia. Their sound \ ecrs from power pop to weird. almost pyscliedelie. prog rock \‘ilies. With support from (ilasw egran popsters' signed to l'ood Records.

I 01 Polloi (‘as Rock ('afe. West Port. 22‘) 4341. 0pm. £3. ()ld time punks.

I Bad Man Wagon, Magic Drive and Lucy Baines Band The .‘yltrste nos. Victoria Street. 225 2564. ‘lpm. £4 in adyance. £5 on the door. The headliners apparently count former riiembers ofThe Stone Roses. with support from local outfit .\lagic l)ri\ e who ha\ e a lot in common with the likes of Madness and Pulp. As for the liaines hand. think aggro and lads \\ rtli guitars and a fistful ofattitude.

I Cat Scratch Fever Stories. l'TL‘tlt‘i'iCls‘ Street. 220 1226. 10pm. l'i‘ee. (‘ow ptrrik metal.

I Sandyman Queen Street ()y srer liar. Queen Street. 226 25311. ‘lpm. l'rec.


I Big Big country See separate listings. I Ricky Ross King Tut‘s Walt Walt lltit. St Vincent Street. 221 527‘). .\.30pm. £7'l‘iekets from King Tut‘s and .lust the Ticket. Virgin. l'mon Street. 226 467‘), 1-.\»l)eacon lilue man tests the waters again. See feature.

I Michelle Shocked The (iarage. Sauehielrall Street. 332 1120. 7.30pm. £9 plus booking fee. Tickets from The (iarage. Just the Ticket. Virgin. l'nion Street. 226 467‘) and Tow er Records. .-\rgy1e Street. 204 2500. The folky lass returns after too long away. What tales will she bring back this time'.’

I Force Ten Bob Ka/oo (‘ltth The 13th Note. (ilttsslioi‘tl Street. 5.5“ 1033. 9pm. l'r’ee. See demos.

I Ugly Groove Movement (ilory Hos. Curlers. liyrcs Rotitl. H-l l:S~1.r\'.3(ll)lll. l'l‘c'e'.

I Face Ache, Valderrama, Picnic and Unabomher The Bree. house. John Street. 552 3S()1.‘)pm. l-ree.

I Glasgow Songwriters featuring Brian Dunigan lilackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. l-ree. liluesy slide guitar. l’ltrs open mic.

I Kula Shaker ttiitl The Daisies Rico‘s.

Ann Street. Greenock. 01475 721327. 10pm. £4. Those funky retro dudes. ploughing the same sort of furrow as ()cean Colour Scene. But way cooler.


I Napalm Chicken, Corruption, Eurshin and Shadowbox Venue. (‘alton Road. 557 3073. 8pm. £2. Local death metal thrash bands do battle. Good names though.

I Songwriters’ Showcase and Workshop Tron Tayern. Hunter Square. 7.30pm. £1. Information: 22S 8245. Weekly forum for Edinburgh-based singer-songwriters. with anybody welcome to perform a fifteen- minute set. One local songwriter is highlighted at 10.30pm each night. Dayid Hartley guests.

I Sitter Stones. Frederick Street. 220 1226. 10pm. l‘rec. Sixties garage \‘ibes from this bartd who haye been compared to Redd Kross.

I El Supremo Queen Street ()yster liar. Queen Street. 2262530. ‘)pm. Free. Big Bert goes solo.


I Big Big Country See separate listings. I Ricky Ross King Tut's Wah Wali llttt. St Vincent Street. 221 527‘). S30pm. £7 Tickets from King Tut's and .lust the Ticket. Virgin. l'nion Street. 226 467‘). Sec feature.

I Mystery Machine Vic liar. (ilasgow School of Art. chfrcw Street. 332 06‘) 1. Spin. liree. Students and guests.

I Junk Republic Kilkennys. .lolirr Street.

552 3505. ‘)pm. l"ree. Edinburgh

I My P.V.c. Dream, Daddy’s Duartet and Skywalkers Venue. (‘alton Road. 557 3073. ‘)pm. £3. Local indie bands.

I Mystery Juice Whistle Binkies. Niddry Street. 557 5114. 9pm. l‘ree. Popular local giggers with a whole bunch of tunes and a nice litre in electric yiolin.

I Sierra Stones. liredcrick Street. 220 1226. 10pm. l‘ree. Rock.

I Simon Michaels Queen Street ()yster liar. Queen Street. 226 2530. ‘)pm. l‘ree. Sensitiye sitiger/songwriter type who wouldn't be otrt of place writing Wet Wet Wet songs.



I Big Big Country See separate listings. I Rancid Barrowland. (iallowgatc. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £8 plus booking fee. Tickets from Jtist the Ticket. Virgin. 1fnion Street. 226 467‘). Ska punk combo who are big big sttrff back home in the States and are oyer here trying to sell coals to Newcastle. Don't underestimate the ftrri element of their show.

I Freakpower The (iarage. Saucltieltall Street. 332 1120. 7pm. £7 plus booking fee. Tickets from The (iarage. Just the Ticket. Virgin. L'nion Street. 226 467‘) and Tower Records. Argyle Street. 204 2500. Norman Cook's acid jazz crew groove on. See preyiew.

I Ricky Boss King Tut's Wah Walt llut. St Vincent Street. 221 527‘) 8.30pm. £7. Tickets from King Tut’s and .ltrst the Ticket. Virgin. t'nion Street. 226 467‘). See feature.

I Capri, Roaring Silence and Pat Doyle and Friends Nice 'n' Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. £3. Triple bill featuring respectiyely a funky power pop trio. folk-punk thrash and "transfusion folk”.

I Sauce and Sister The Velyet Rooms. Sauchiehall Street. 332 0755. Split. £4 t£3). Reef rockers Sauce play with feisty indie types Sister.

I The Painted Word The Whisky Bar. West Campbell Street. 332 1032. ‘)pm. Free. Alan .\lcC‘usker—Thomson does his


Catch the best Music this fortnight. ROCK

I AC/Dc High voltage. hard rock. long-haired moshing antics front this classic heavy metal act who are touring with their aptly-titled Ira/[breaker albutn. Expect the usual Angus Young antics and the overgrown schoolboy-with-guitar- docs-funny-walk—while-playing bit. SECC. (ii/(tryout. Sat /.

I M People Mainstream. chart- friendly dance pop from Heather with the huge voice and that bloke Mike Pickering who used to DJ at the Hacienda. The Royal High/am! I:'.t‘/1tl)t'trmi Hall. Inglis-tan. W '(1 l2 and Thurs I3.


I Russian State Choir Russia's foremost choir comes to Scotland for a concert which includes Rachmaninov‘s Liturgy ()fSt. Ja/m (.‘lii'y'xostmt and arrangements of Russian folk songs. St. Aloysius" C/Illl't‘h. ('Ilasgnn'. Sat 1.


I Mornington Lockett Powerful and incendary contemporary jazz saxaphone from the London-based saxman. with the excellent David Mulligan Trio. Rarity/tam Theatre. (ilasgan; Fri 3].

I Abdullah lbrahim The South African pianist‘s incorporation of his homeland‘s compelling melodies and rolling rhythms within a modern jazz framework has established him as one of the major names in world jazz. George Square Theatre. Edinburgh. Fri 7.

pared-down moody thang.

I Fiaere Tower Records. Argyle Street. 204 2500. 6pm. Free. An instore appearance from the Joni .‘ylitcliell-esque sitiger/songwriter promoting her album .Slt‘t't'tfl 'urtl.

I The Subterraneans Kilkennys. John Street. 552 2135. ‘)pm. l‘rce.

I Sugartly, Touchwood, Stardrive and Counterieat (‘ayern Bar. Strathclyde t'niyersity l’nion. John Street. 552 1895. Spin, £3.50 tadyaticel. £4 (door). Students and guests.

I Tangerine and Inya Face The Arena. ()swald Street. 221 3010. ‘)pm. £2.50.

I David Rollo MaeSorley‘s. .latnaica Street. 221 S4‘)‘). ‘)pm. l’ree.

I The Big Picture The Hrewhouse. John Street. 5.52 3ST”. ()plll. l-rec.

I My Favourite Sneakers Cafe Borgia. New Street. l’aisley. 10pm. l‘ree.

I Slimcea Girl The Batcztyc. Bruce Hotel. ('ornw all Street. liast Kilbridc. 013552 2‘)77l 10pm. £3. Melodic indie-pop with 60s references scattered about.

48 The List 31 .\1ay- l 3 Jun 1996