Dates listed below are ior one-oil shows: see separate section ior residencies. Gigs are listed by date.liates will be listed, provided tltat details reach our oiiices art least one week beiore publication. flock and Blues listings compiled by Fiona Shepherd . For details oi all events in Edinburgh see Festival coverage on pages 3 -93.

Snappy, craly pop: Plnlt Kross. Fri 16


I Eddl lieader Old Fruitmarket. Albion Street. SOLD OUT. A Brit nominee earlier this year and if the ‘sold out~ signs are anything to go by. a homecoming queen. Ms Reader does her cooky wispy folky poppy thang iii the echoey chamber of the Fruitmarket.

I Space and Elclta King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 22l 5279. 8.30pm. £5. Baggy post-Britpoppers or whatever you want to call them from Liverpool who have so far displayed more wit and imagination than most of this year's new bands put together. This is how to go forward. merging quirky melodies with indie guitars. reggae rhythms and the like. Elcka are an erudite lot fronted by the diminutive Harrold.

I Pinlt Kross, The Poison Sisters and Campus Tramps Nice 'n' Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. Line- up features the wham-bam-glam trashpunk trio Pink Kross.

I Frisk, The Purple Ohms and Substitute The Arena. Oswald Street. 22| 30l0. 9pm. £4 (£3). including entry to Parklife. I nor Doc And ‘ihe Congregation McChuill's. High Street. 552 2l35. IOpm. Free. Trad R&B.

I Geno Washington The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 380i. 8pm. Free. The blues legend takes a break from his Festival duties.

I liough Justice MacSorIey's. Jamaica Street. Ill 8499. 9pm. Free.


I The Diggers and the Smiles King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 22l 5279. 8.30pm. £4. The latest addition to the Scottish band ranks at Creation Records is this highly-melodic quartet who see themselves forging timeless pop tunes. following The Beatles/Beach Boys harmonising lineage. Support from Greenock-based The Smiles. featuring ex- members of Spirea X.

I The Bengal Lancers The Ferry. Clyde Place. 552 0588. 9pm. £3.

Catch the host Music this week. Roch

I ceoiirey William Much-hyped singer Geoffrey Williams has already performed alongside the likes of George Benson. Paul Young and Wet Wet Wet as well as scoring a string of club hits in the UK and America. His single ‘I Guess I Will Always Love You‘ is currently receiving healthy national radio airplay. One to watch. The Venue. Edinburgh. Sun I8; King Tutir Walt Wah Hut. Glasgow. Mon [9.

HI Space Quirky Britpop from the Liverpudlian quartet who rose to prominence in the charts recently with the rather catchy ‘Female Of The Species‘. They also went down pretty well at T in the Park. King Tut's Wah Wuh Hut. Glasgow; Fri [6. I Ballhoy Ballboy are a local four- piece indie band who recently won a Sunday Mail Best Newcomer Award to play at T in the Park. They specialise in catchy tunes with clear- edged vocals and their sound is best described as ‘St Etienne with guitars'. This is a charity gig for Scottish European Aid. The South Bridge Resource Centre ( Venue I 23) Edinburgh. Thurs 22.


III Burt MacDonald Quartet This adventurous guitar and saxophone- led outfit delve into imaginative contemporary repertoire from the likes of Lee Konitz and Charlie Haden. Pizza Enpress, Glasgow. Sat 1 7.

it- Danny Moss m Jeannie Once a doyen of the London scene. mainstreatn-to-bop saxophonist Danny Moss and his wife Jeannie Lamb make a flying visit from their Australian base. Bourbon Street. Glasgow. Sui I7.


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