RUSK & BLUES mature-

Gigs are listed by date, then by city. Dates will be listed, provided that details reach our offices art least one week before publication. Back and Blues Listings compiled by Fiona Shepherd

and Jim Byers.

FRIDAY 26 Glasgow

I Jonathan Bichman King Tut‘s- Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 22| 5279. 8.30pm. £7. The original roadrunning troubadour dispenses his idiosyncratic worldview to his loyal disciples in the first of two shows which promise to be stuffed with deadpan character.

I Agent Provocateur The Cathouse. Union Street. 248 6606. 8pm. Wall Of Sound signings who have been compared to across between Garbage and the Chemical Brothers head out on their ownsome after the planned support with Pusherman went down the plughole. Their new single. ‘Sabotage'. is out on Mon 5. I Fabulous and White Knuckle llide Nice 'n' Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 3339637. 9pm.

I Blacltwater Blues Band The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 380i. 9pm. Free.

I The Basic llotes MacSorleys. Jamaica Street. 221 8499. 9pm. Free.

I Bollin’ Joe And The Jets McChuill's. High Street. 552 2|35. l0pm. Free. Fifties and 60s rock 'n‘ rolling.

I The Shakers Twa Corbies. Kilbowie Road. Cumbernauld. 0|236 727473. 9pm. Free.


I The Felsons Whistle Binkies. Niddry Street. 557 5| l4. 9pm. Free. Edinburgh‘s premier country outfit. basking in the glow of the praise for their debut album. 0110 Slop Allt’dll ()fT/lt‘ I’nxxt'.

I Shadowbox and Corruption Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. 9pm. £2. Hard indie rock from the headliners and even harder. verging on punk. indie rock from the support.

I live Music Abbey. South Clerk Street. 667 3023. 8.30pm. Free.



I The luci Baines Band, Higher and The Geiger Babies King Tut’s Wah Wah Hill. St Vincent Street. 22! 5279. 8.30pm. £3.50. New Greenock tykes doing their own take on mod and other 60s styles. Their debut single 'Find A l.i‘l Love' is out now. Rumours of a forthcoming reCord deal are doing the rounds on the grapevine. I Slimcea Girl and Dragdoll Nice ‘n‘ Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. Chiming retro harmonising from Slimcea Girl and a heavier garage grunge sound from the precocious Dragdoll.

I Eric Cuthbertson And The lloochie Coochie Band The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 380l. 5-7pm. Free.

I llugh need And The Velvet Underpants The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 380|. 8pm. Free. Comedic noisemongers performing selections from their 7illt‘c’ A Walk On The C It'tlt'xitlt' platter.

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

I Sugarfly McChuill‘s. High Street. 552 2l35. lOpm. Free.

Last of the Modern Lovers: Jonathan lllcltman plays Glasgow, Fri 26; Edinburgh. Sat 21

I Die llappy Kilkennys. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free. Da Edinburgh funk rockers strut their babe-pulling stuff.

I Free A! Last MacSorleys. Jamaica Street. 22! 8499. 9pm. Free.

I Big George And The Business Boon's Yard. Cathcart Road. 649 0l84. 9.30pm. Free. Blues.

I lvolftrain Wolburn‘s Wharf. Yoker Ferry Road. 959 20l6. 9.30pm. Free.

I Force Ten Bob The Clyde Bar. West Clyde Street. Helensburgh. 0l463 673 257. l0pm. £l.


I Jonathan Bichman La Belle Angele. Hastie's Close. 225 2774. 7—9.45pm. £7. Tickets from Ripping and Virgin. See Fri


I Speed and liar’s lloclt Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. 9pm. £2. Local indie rock combos.

I Shake The Shak Whistle Binkies. Niddry Street. 557 5| l4. 9pm. Free. Hypno-folk-rock-and-anything-else-you- can-think-of blend.

I live Music Abbey. South Clerk Street. 667 3023. 8.30pm. Free.



I Swelling Meg Divallys. Maxwell Street. 8pm. Free. Continuing the porn cinema residency for the not-at-all seedy quirky folky trio who incorporate cello. double bass and guitars in their line-up. Although free. the event is ticketed. Send an sae to: Sano Music. Unit I4. 76 Firhill Road. Glasgow. G20 7BA.

I Slinky Nice ’n‘ Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm.

I Sin City and Hemispheres The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 380l. 8pm. Free.

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


I llucltleberry and Dominic vlaxing lyrical Stones. Frederick Street. 220 l226. 8pm. Free. Headliners Huckleberry were formed at the start of the year by ex- members of Miraclehead and Khartoum Heroes and recently signed to Copper Records. Despite supporting The Longpigs earlier this year and playing one or two select wann-up gigs around the country. this is their debut live perfonnance in Edinburgh. With a short acoustic support set from Dominic Waxing Lyrical.

I llowhere and chemical Stars The Attic. Cowgate. 225 8382. 9pm. £2. Local five-piece indie outfit going for a Ramones meets the Monkees getting mugged up an alley by the Adverts singing ‘Gary Gilmore's Eyes‘ kinda way. Still following?

I Soul Connection Rutland No I. Rutland Street. 229 3402. 9pm. Free.

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


I Ital, Scatha and Bloodshot The Bedsit. Park Drive. Hardcore punk night featuring bands from Berlin. Glasgow and Aberdeen. I Martin Stephenson, Gypsy Dave Smith and Alan McKenzie Flannigans. Gallowgate Square. 0l475 675767. 8pm. £5 including buffet. A very civilised environment in which to enjoy the Geordie singer/songwriter's set. with support from his regular warm-up act and a local performer.

I Bedlord Falls Kilkennys. John Street. 552 380|. 8pm. Free.


I llot Tomales Whistle Binkies. Niddry Street. 557 5| 14. 9pm. Free. Blues duo with a moothie flavour.

I Shibboleth Rutland No l. Rutland Street. 229 3402. l0pm. Free. Twin guitar rock.



I Bawl and llumber line Cup The Cathouse. Union Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £4 including booking fee. Apart from one excellent single ‘Girls' Night Out'. Bawl haven‘t done a great deal to demonstrate that they can heave themselves out of Britpop's second division. but their live shows are allegedly as spunky as those of Ash. Number One Cup go for the melodic garage sound so beloved of many of their Stateside contemporaries.

I Cloverhill Glory Box. Curlers. Byres Road. 334 I284. 8.30pm. Free.

I Osmosis and lleller 22 The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 380i. 8pm. Free.

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

I Glasgow Songwriters featuring .loe McMahon Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free. Plus open mic.

I Day One Harleys. Quarry Street. Hamilton. 01698 458l74. 9pm. Free.

I Evolve, lumber and Betty Custard Thighs Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 9pm. £3. Three local indie bands battle it out for your attention.

I Songwriters’ Showcase Tron Tavern. Hunter Square. 8.30pm. £1. Information: 228 8245. Weekly forum for Edinburgh- based singer-songwriters. with anybody welcome to perform a fifteen-minute set on a first come. first served basis. One act will headline each week.

I lllgltway Jones Rutland No l. Rutland Street. 229 3402. iOpm. Free. One man. his guitars and lots of covers.

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