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I Superlly, liquid lunch, The Purple Ohms and Biverdog The Cathouse. Union Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £3.

I Swingltids, Curll and Matter or Exact Nice 'n' Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637.9pni

I Junk Republic Kilkennys. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free.

I Contribution Boom The Rat Trap. Brown Street. 22l 7233. 8pm. £3.


I Proi Whistle Binkies. Niddry Street. 557 5| l4. 9pm. Free. Reliving those ska days. Ska is big in America at the moment apparently.

I Maczappa Transporter Room. Legends. Cowgate. llpm. £3. A tribute to the late Frank Zappa. with a Scottish twist perchance'.’

I Bloody Marys L'Attache. Rutland Street. 2293402. l0pm. Free. Cabaret.



I Ron Sexsmith and Dar Williams Kitig Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 22l 5279. 8.30pm. £6. Sexsmith puts an alternative spin on the sitiger/songwriter thang. Also playing is recent Joan Baez. support act Dar Williams. who admires the likes of Baez. Joni Mitchell. Cat Stevens and contemporaries like Victoria Williams.

I The Beat Poets and The Interceptors The Velvet Rooms. Sauciehall Street. 332 0755. 8.30pm. Glasgow's surf instrumental kings play with The Interceptors to mark their forthcoming split 7m on Boa Records.

I The [lung Beetles, Sixpack, The Blunts and Pitykill Nice 'n' Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. Punk mayhem a- go-go.

I Astroth, The Banters and Sin City The Rat Trap. Brown Street. 22] 7233. 8pm. £3. Canadian expatriate trio who go some way to atoning for their dire countrymen The Barenaked Ladies. Alanis Morrissette and others with their brash melodic garagey sound.

I Venus The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 380l. 8pm. Free.

I The Subterraneans Kilkennys. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free.

I Toeiarn MacSorleys. Jamaica Street. 22l 8499. 9pm. Free.

I Sumthang Moriarty's. Cumbernauld Shopping Centre. Ol236 738044. 9pm. £7

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

I live Music The Whisky Bar. West Campbell Street. 332 I032. 9pm. Free.


I Tantruin The Attic. Cowgate. 225 8382. 9pm. £2. Edinburgh duo. now with a full band. on a 4AD vibe and currently previewing material from their third demo. Their second demo was funded by MCA which gives you some idea of how hotly tipped this band are. One to watch. I Atlanta and Room Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. 9pm. £2. Competent rock from the Penicuik headliners and the support are apparently muckers of media idol Irvine Welsh. They also did the soundtrack to a film about vampire junkies. if that’s your bag.



I My lite Story and llardbody King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 22l 5279. 8.30pm. £5. Boasting the same

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I Patti Smith Legendary punk wordsmith -— 21 years since the seminal Horses album was unleashed hits Glasgow to showcase material from her latest album Gone Again. With support front friends Tom Verlaine. Lenny Kaye and drummer Jay Dee Daugherty. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Mon 5 Aug.

I Oasis Those nice Gallagher boys bring their peculiarly appealing brotherly banter (not to mention a few cracking tunes) to an inevitably eager Scottish audience. Rumours of an appearance by Noel at T in The Park nearly caused a not. such is the fanaticism they engender across the country. SOLD OUT suprisingly. Balloc/z Castle Country Park. by Loch Lomond. Sat 3 and Sun 4 Aug. JAII

I Dale Barlow The Australian saxophonist whose CV includes a spell with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers is touring with singer Ruby Carter and his Aussie band, but in this gig will stretch out with an excellent Scottish trio. Pizza Express. Glasgow. Fri 2 Aug.

I Bancroft-Pellltterl-Watts An exciting contemporary jazz summit meeting. with saxman Phil Bancroft linking up with New York-based drummer Marcello Pellitten' and London's Steve Watts on bass. Henry is Cellar Bar. Edinburgh. Mort 5—Sar 10 Aug.

grandeur and drama as The Divine Comedy. My Life Story feature an extended line-up incorporating their own string quartet. How they‘re all going to fit on the stage is a mystery. Support from the equally sophisticated alternative cocktail sounds of Hardbody.

I Concorde and Sunhouse Nice 'n‘ Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. Raucous alternative noiseniks.

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

I Gallus Alice MacSorleys. Jamaica Street. 221 8499. 9pm. Free.

I The Answer Twa Corbies. Kilbowie Road. Cumbernauld. 0l236 727473. 9pm. Free.

I live Music McChuill‘s. High Street. 552 2135. l0pm. Free.


I Bone Jack and Bad Blood The Tap. Lauriston Place. 229 404 l. 9pm. Local punks kick off the Edinburgh European City of Punk Festival. Watch out for ten days‘ worth of diverse entertainments.

including reclaiming the swimming pools.

picketing objectionable multinationals and. last year’s favourite. cider drinking workshops.

The List 26 Jul-8 Aug I996