MUSIC ROCK & BLUES
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asgow, Thurs 27 I ilellflre, Engulfed and lleadcharge The Rat Trap. Brown Street. 221 7233. 8pm.
I Gilded lil Cas Rock Cafe. West Port. 229 4341. 9pm. Free.
I lieekie City Blues Cavendish. West £3. Tollcross. 228 3252. 9pm—3am. £5. I The Spooks McChuill‘s. High Street. Electric Chicago blues. with a mixture of 552 2135. 10pm. Free.
covers and originals.
I Hot Tomales Queen Street Oyster Bar. Queen Street. 226 2530. 10pm. Free. Harmonica-flavoured blues.
I live Music Abbey. South Clerk Street. 667 3023. 8.30pm. Free. '
SUNDAY 23 Glasgow
I Everything But The Girl Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7:30pm. £11/£9 plus booking fee. Resurrected moody dance-p0 duo. See feature.
I The Frames D The Cathouse. Union Street. 248 6606. 8pm. ln'sh pop/rock band who draw on their national musical heritage but keep things commercial.
I Catcher, Buzzbomb and Flo Nice ‘n' Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637.
I live Music Pear Tree. West Nicolson Street. 667 7533. 8.30pm. Free.
I Tom Robinson The Ferry. Clyde Place. 552 0588. 9pm. £7 (advance). £8 (door). The wry singer/songwriter returns with a new album. Haring Ir Bur/t il’uys (a blatant reference to his bisexuality). and in a quite scandalous marketing scam the listener too can have it both ways. as the small round disc works as an audio CD or on CD-Rom. Phew! Technology!
I Min], Eiderdown Walls and Scope The Cathouse. Union Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £3.
I Moniker Nice 'n’ Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm.
I Substitute The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3801. 9pm. Free.
I Tutsi and Buffalo Shampoo Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 9pm. £3. Two local indie bands.
I Sandyman Queen Street Oyster Bar. Queen Street. 226 2530. 9pm. Free.
I Cradle Di Filth The Cathouse. Union Street. 248 6606. 8 m. £5 (advance).
I Spine In Spain, rasshopper and The Waltzers The Glory Box. Curlers. Byres Road. 334 1284. 8.30pm. Free.
I Unabomber and The Blazers The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3801. 9pm. Free.
I llalley‘s Comet, Rough Justice, Rev one And The Congregation, Catcher, Seahouse and Bengal Lancers T In The Marquee. Wolburn’s Wharf. Yoker Ferry ROad. 959 2016. 1—6pm. Donation to the Nordoff Robbins Trust. Blues and rock jam.
I Souldrive, Brink and ltessel Bun The Arena. Oswald Street. 221 3010. 8pm. £2.50. Beginning a bandsearch competition courtesy of Holier Than Thou Records. '
I The Silencers (acoustic), Counselled Cut and oougle Robertson And The Diplomats T in The Marquee. Wolburn‘s Wharf. Yoker Ferry Road. 959 2016. 8pm. £8. Closing the weekend mini-fest with a Silencers gig in their ever-popular acoustic format. Support from the soul revue outﬁt Counselled Out and the blue collar roots of The Diplomats.
I MK Ultra The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3801. 9pm. Free.
Edinburgh's central Seafood Restaurant and Wine Bar
Fabulous variety of Scottish produce. 3 Hunter Square, Royal Mile, Edinburgh 0131 220 4447 Home Farm, Brodlck, Isle of Arran 01770 302810
I Glasgow Songwriters Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free. Special night of cover versions to celebrate National Music Day.
I The Sound Harley's. Quarry Street. Hamilton. 01698 458174. 9pm.
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 10.30pm each night.
I El Supremo Queen Street Oyster Bar. Queen Street. 226 2530. 9pm. Free. Big Bert goes it alone.
I Atlantis and Seahouse The Cathouse. Union Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £3. Fresh- faced indie guitar from Atlantis.
I The Spoonful Trio Whistle Binkies. Niddry Street. 557 5114. 9pm. Free. Folk.
I Sultans Of Ping, Tiny Monroe and Swelling Meg King Tut's Wah Wah Htrt. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £5. Two blasts from the relatively recent past. The Sultans were (and maybe still are) the ultimate funsters fora sttrdcnt piss-up while Tiny Monroe are far more enigmatic. displaying the audacity and poise which so many of the current guitar crop are sorely lacking.
I Neurosis and Insane The C athouse. Union Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £6. Double bill of heavy. heavy sounds.
I Double Nugget, X and Shrinking Violets Nice ‘n’ Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm.
I Pure Television The Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9.30pm. Free. Unusual pop duo.
I ilerve and Perfectly legal The Arena. Oswald Street. 221 3010. 9pm. £2.50.
I Tomorrow Never Knows, Angels Sigh, Bug and Face Ache The Rat Trap. Brown Street. 221 7233. 8pm. £3.
I Sublime The Whisky Bar. West Campbell Street. 332 1032. 9pm. Free.
I The Company Wolves MacSorley's. Jamaica Street. 221 8499. 9pm. Free.
I The Relics The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3801. 9pm. Free.
I Bad Blood and Jenny’s Baby The Tap O‘Lauriston. Lauriston Place. 229 4041. 9pm. Free. Bristol-based punksjoined by local band of similar nature.
I Big Eyed Beans Whistle Binkies. Niddry Street. 557 5114. 9pm. Free.
oates listed below are for one-off shows: see separate section for residencies. Gigs are listed by date, then by city. Performances will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least one week before publication. Jazz listings compiled by ltenny Mathleson.
I John Burgess ouintet Basement Jazz. The Ramshorn Theatre. Ingram Street.
info on 887 4733. 10pm—1am. £4 (£3). John Burgess has been in the USA imbibing saxophonic wisdom direct from the source — Joe Henderson. to be precise - which he will doubtless pass on to the eager throng here. John‘s slick band features David Milligan (piano). Kevin MacKenzie (guitar). Brian Shiels (bass). and John Rae (drutns).
I Jam Session Pizza Express. 151 Queen Street. 221 3333. 10pm. £5. including aperitif. call for reservations. Bobby Wishart is tnasterminding the jatn sessions. in which the House Trio will be joined by high quality guests from the Scottish jazz scene.
I Gary’s Notebook (A Lee Morgan Tribute) Henry's Cellar Bar. 8- 16 Morrison Street (opp MGM cinema). 221 1288. 9.30pm-lam. £3 (£2). Bass player Gary Fimister is a big Lee Morgan fan. and has been preparing this tribute to the great trumpeter over the last 3 months. I Graham High and Iain Carleton Wyndharns. Royal Lyceum Theatre. Grindley Street. 2299697. 10.15pm. £2.50. Jazz standards and original compositions on electric and acoustic guitar from this fine duo.
I Leith Jazz Festival Various venues in 1.eith. 8—1 1pm. The annual jazz festival on and around the Shore in 1.eith is a popular weekend extravaganza. made all the tnore so by the fact that all events are free. The listening conditions are very tnuch basic pub (anti sometimes worse). but the atmosphere is usually good. and there is plenty of worthwhile music around. mostly by Scottish artists. There are eleven pubs and restaurants participating this year. taking in music which includes (lots of) traditional jazz. swing. modern jazz. and blues. The best tactic is to get there. grab a free leaflet in any of the venues. and follow your inclinations from there.
I Chicago Delta Six Pizza Express. 151 Queen Street. 221 3333. 10pm. £5. including aperitif. call for reservations. A tribute to the music of Eddie Condon. one of the mainstays of the Chicago-based Dixieland twist on the classic New Orleans style.
I leith Jazz Festival Various venues in Leith. 12.30—2pm; 8—1 lptn. Saturday's general sessions in all eleven venues are at the times noted above. but the Cruise Ship Edinburgh also hosts two afternoon stints. with singer Edith Budge (2.30—4pm) and the Jazz Ecosse All Stars (4.30—6.30pm). while the Parade Bands will be out in the streets between 3-5pm. The festival‘s special guest this year is Canadian folk-blues singer Mose Scarlett. who can be heard at Nobles Bar at 8pm. See Fri 14.
I in Market and Jam Session Henry's Cellar Bar. 8-16 Morrison Street (opp MGM cinema). 221 1288. 2—7.30pm. £2 (£1). The new format for the afternoon session will feature a young or under- exposed band in the opening half of the session. with a more open jatn session from 5.30pm. The evening set features the Cary Flmlster Trio (9pm—12.30am. £2). with David Milligan on piano. and either John Rae or Paddy Flaherty on drums. with an increasingly large number of guest musicians dropping by to sit in.
I lelth Jazz Festival Various venues in Leith. 12.30—2pm; 8-1 1pm. A similar shape to the programme as for Saturday.
50 The List 14-27 Jun 1996