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I Pitchshifter, $on and Above All The Cathouse. Union Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £5.30 plus booking fee. Heavy duty hardcore.

I The Knot Garden Cottiers. Hyndland Road. 357 5827. l0.30pm. Free. Part of the West End Festival.

I Juicy, Blind and Pulse The Glory Box. Curlers. Byres Road. 334 I284. 8.30pm. Free.

I Funk Mish and Unabomber The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3801. 9pm. Free.

I Glasgow Songwriters featuring Lesley Ann Smith Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free. Country and folk. Plus open tnic.


I low, Mogwai, Pilotcan, Eska and The Oilstars The Music Box. Victoria Street. 225 2564. 7.30pm. £4. The first of many multi-band nights featuring a minimum of five choice bands for less than a fiver. Headliners Low are over from America and sound a little like s-l-o-w core types Codeine. though more tuneful and slightly less depressing. With support from hotly- tipped Glaswegians Mogwai. who come from the Mercury Rev school of noise. Edinburgh‘s own Pilotean. who have been favourably compared with (ahem) Neil Young. The Flaming Lips and Sonic Youth. and Eska. whose recent single crashed the indie Top Ten.

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 fifteen- minute set. One local songwriter is highlighted at l().3()pm each night.

I El Supremo Queen Street Oyster Bar. Queen Street. 226 2530. ‘)pm. Free. Big Bert goes out alone.



I Guided By Voices, Silkworm and Spoon The Cathouse. Union Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £6.30 plus booking fee. See preview for the lo-fi. inventive Dayton. Ohio denizens Guided By Voices. Spoon. from Austin. Texas play Wire- and Pixies- inlluenced material with an amped-up acoustic guitar. Silkworm. meanwhile. threaten to out-l—lendrix Hendrix and out- Moon Keith Moon.

I Slimcea Girl Vic Bar. Glasgow School of Art. Renfrew Street. 332 0691. 8.30pm. Free. Students and guests. Final gig of the term features the 60s Byrdisms of Slimcea Girl.

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I Valderrama The C athouse. Union Street. 248 6606. 9pm. £3. Hardcore rock set from this adaptable band. who will be unveiling a more laid-back hip hop-type sound at Nice ’n' Sleazy tomorrow.

I The Hype and Oscar Nice 'n' Sleazy. Sauchieliall Street. 333 9637. 9pm.

I Swelling Meg Cottiers. Hyndland Road. 357 5827. 10.30pm. Free. Ethereal avant-folk trio using guitar. double bass and swooping vocals. Part of the West End Festival.

I Gods Dl Glam Kilkennys. John Street. 552 3505. ‘)pm. Free. Stomping tribute to the tacky 70s.

I Acoustic Session Hillltead Baptist Church Crypt. Cresswell Street. 33‘) I588. ‘).30pm. £l.50. An evening for local singers and musicians as part of the West End Festival.


I Bawhead, Unique Freak and Featherstone Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 9pm. £3. Three local rock bands.

I The Frames 0.0. The Music Box. Victoria Street. 225 2564. 8pm. £4.30. The Frames l).C. seem to be attracting loads of attention at the moment in this country. the States and their native Ireland following sucessful tours and particularly memorable performances at last year‘s Finsbury Park Fleadli. Ireland's Feile and the Phoenix Festival. Their second single. ‘Revelate'. taken from the forthcoming l-‘iln‘arralrlo album. mixed by Trevor Horn. is furthering their cause still more. This band is well worth experiencing live. if only because singer/songwriter Glen llansard was that ginger guitarist bloke with the ponytail in The ('oomiillm'nrv. Go and see them.

I The Flyers Stones. Frederick Street. 220 I226. ‘)pm. Free. Young lidinburgli band pushing their latest release the ‘Who Asks Gets (Cup ()fTea)‘ F.P. on Different Class Records which was produced by Duncan Cameron. whose credits include B MX Bandits. Teenage Fanclub and The Gyres. This date is one of many on a UK tour that ends with a showcase at London‘s Borderline.

I Mystery Juice Whistle Binkies. Niddry Street. 557 5| l4. ‘)pm. Free. Popular band on the local gig circuit with a nice line in electric violin action.

I Ian Petrie Queen Street Oyster Bar. Queen Street. 226 2530. ‘)pm. Free.



I YMCA Gospel Choir Hillltead Baptist Church. Cresswell Street. 33‘) I588. 7.30pm. £3 (£l concession available on door). The Glasgow-based choir perform their repertoire of hymns and gospel standards as part of the West lind Festival. I Mantaray, Jocasta and Motor life Go King Tut's Walt Walt Hill. St Vincent Street. 22! 527‘). 8.30pm. £4.50. Cool triple bill featuring former New Wave of New Wavers Mantaray. the strident Jocasta whose single 'Cliange Me' has been garnering airplay and the continually improving Motor Life Co who blend fulsome guitars with strong melodies.

I Dragdoll and God’s Boyfriend The Velvet Rooms. Sauchieltall Street. 332 0755. 8pm. £4 (£3). Youthful alternative guitary types.

I Confusion Corporation, Body Hammer and Shagpile The Cathouse. Union Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £3.

I Sexy Jessica, Hey Zeus and Valderrama Nice 'n' Sleazy. Sauchieliall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. See Wed l‘) for Valderrama.

I Solomon Flynn Cottiers. H yndland Road. 357 5827. l0.30pm. Free. Part of the West End Festival.

I The Noctumals The Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 l2 l0. 9.30pm. Free.

I Superhero and The Purple Ohms The Arena. Oswald Street. 221 30l0. 9pm. £2.50.


Catch the best Music this fortnight. Boolf

I Everything But The Girl One time dour. po-faeed indie act in comeback shocker! After the success ofthe Todd Terry mixed ‘Missing‘ EBTG have gone frotn strength to strength. The album lrl’alki'ng ll’omidetl is a superb and credible collection of dynamic. seductive drum and bass influenced pop. This live show is not to be missed. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sim 23.11121.

FOLK Kevin Burke‘s Open House Over from the States with their astonishing show of original. hilarious songs. superior level lrisli fiddle music front an ex-Bothy Band star. and stunning female dancer/body percussionist.

Adelaide 3‘. (Vilasgoit', Wed 26 Jan. JAZZ

I Bobby Wellins Last year's composer-in-residence returns for an eve-of-festival curtain-raiser to this year‘s Glasgow International Jazz Festival, which begins Fri 28 Jun. It’amsliom 'I'liean'e. Glasgow. 'l'lito's 27 Jim.

I Gave O’Higgins The ex-Roadside Picnic saxophonist remains one ofthe most accomplished and exciting contemporary jazz players on the UK jazz scene. Tron ./a:,:. Cellar; Edinburgh. 'l'lao's 27 Jan. CLASSICAL & OPERA ,

I nsuo Summer Proms The RSNO Summer Proms open with Music Director and Principal Conductor. Walter Weller conducting iii what is likely to be one of the last chances to see him conduct before he retires. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Fri [4 Jim.

I Shake, Jellyroll and The Extras The Rat Trap. Brown Street. 22l 7233. 8pm. £3.

I The Knot Garden The Whisky Bar. West Campbell Street. 332 1032. 9pm. Free.

I Tom Mcliiven Guintef McChuill‘s. High Street. 552 2l35. l0pm. Free. Acid jazz. I Solar Fire Allstars, lazy and Bulb Chutney The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 380l. 9pm. Free.

I The Subterraneans Kilkenny's. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free.

I The llumpff Family Flanagan‘s. Gallowgate Square. Largs. 0l475 675 767. £5. including buffet. Stuff your face or throw yourself around the dancelloor to the Humpffs' modern ceilidh sound. or if you have an iron stomach. do both.

I Blackwater Blues Band Moriarty‘s. Cumbernauld Shopping Centre. 0| 236 738 044. 9pm. £2.


I Deml Jam The Tap Q'Lauriston. Lauriston Place. 22‘) 404 l. 9pm. Free. Raucous. good times blues.

I leer and French Kiss Subway.

48 The List l4-27 Jun I996