ROCK & BLUES MUSIC
ROCK & BLUES
Dates listed below are for one-off shows: see separate section for residencies. Gigs are listed by date, then by city. Dates will be listed, provided that details reach our offices art least one week before publication. Rock and Blues listings compiled by Fiona Shepherd
and Jim Byers.
Tickets for most medium/large concerts can be bought from the following:
Just The Ticket Virgin. Union Street. 226 4679.
Tower Records Argyle Street, 204 2500.
Credit card bookings from:
TOCTA: 556 5555.
Ticket Link: 227 5511.
Virgin Princes Street. 220 2230. Ripping Records South Bridge. 226 7010.
Credit card bookings from: TOCTA 557 6969.
I Screaming Trees and Seaweed The Garage. Sauchiehall Street. 332 1120. 7pm. £6.30 plus booking fee. Always one of the more respected lumberjack-shirted US grunge combos. probably because they manage to incorporate emotion and melody into their music. plus country and roots courtesy of Mark Lanegan’s lived-in voice. Support Seaweed are rrrore your run-of-the-mill grungers.
I little Axe King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £6.50. Skip MacDonald's blues-dub warriors. See album review.
I The Johnny 7 Theatre Royal. Cafe Royal. Hope Street. 9pm. Free. This suave instrumental combo pre-empted the easy listening explosion by a few years btrt they‘re still around reaping the beneﬁts of renewed interest in the groovy sounds of yesteryear.
I llype and Cathode Species Nice 'n' Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. I Molotov and Remedy Cavern Bar. Strathclyde University Union. John Street. 552 1895. 8.30pm. Free. Students and guests.
I The Kaisers McChuill‘s. High Street. 552 2135. 10pm. Free. Pointy-booted
R & B perfection from The Kaisers who persuade you that early rock 'n' roll. performed using authentic equipment. is more vibrant than anything being cooked up by today’s young whippersnappers.
I Perfectly legal, Frisk and Subway The Arena. Oswald Street. 221 3010. 9pm. £4 (£3). including entry to Parklife.
I liar’s Tale MacSorleys. Jamaica Street. 221 8499. 9pm. Free.
I Billy Rankin The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3801. 9.30pm. Free. Former Nazareth and Alex Harvey Band guitarist. I Motor life Co, The Secret Goldfish and Skinky East Kilbride Arts Centre. Old Coach Road. East Mains. East Kilbride. 013552 61000. 8pm. Triple bill of indie guitar slingers from Glasgow.
I Gorky’s Zygotic Myncl The Venue. Calton Road. 7.30pm. Price tbc. The Welsh invasion continues apace as this multi-instrumented mob tell us about their latest mushroom experience in the most poptastic terms.
I The Troggs Cavendish. West Tollcross. 228 3252. 9pm—3am. £5. Classic 60s material from the band who will forever be remembered for ‘Wild Thing‘.
I Rolt-A-Rag-lla-Rok and The Wildebeests The Tap O'Lauriston. Lauriston Place. 229 4041. 9pm. Free. Friday nights are still alright for a spot of messy punk chaos down the Cas.
I Altered Beats Henry‘s Cellar Bar. Morrison Street. 221 1288. 9.30pm. £4 (£3). Various local musicians and Dls mix up 'ungle. jazz and hip hop.
I Chicane, Fling and Idlewild Cas Rock Cafe. West Port. 229 4341. 9pm. £1. Human Condition hard core heroes. Chicane launch their latest 7“ ‘Drive.’
I Erasure and Dubstar Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. SOLD OUT. High camp D.1.S.C.O. shenanigans from the Mardi Gras duo with staying power. Dubstar have the sweet and insidious synthpop melodies too. but zero stage presence.
I Catatonia, The Diggers and The Big leaves King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £5. See preview for melodic Welsh punkas Catatonia. Support from Glaswegian quartet The Diggers who sing sunny retro harmonies but have a streak of melancholy about their material.
I Amen UK Hotshots. The Quay. Paisley Road. 418 0088. 10.30pm. £2. PA from the mainstream dance act.
I Silverback and Gyst Nice ‘n‘ Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm.
I Lucy and Souldrive Cavern Bar. Strathclyde University Union. John Street. 552 1895. 8.30pm. Free. Students and guests.
I Fred Duimby Quartet McClruill's. High Street. 552 2135. 10pm. Free. Smooth jazzy sounds.
I 81001 Kangaroos The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3801. 5—7pm. Free.
I Dig George And The Business The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3801. 9.30pm. Free. Renowned local blues combo.
I Die Happy Kilkennys. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free.
I The laughing Phrogs O‘Neills. Sauchiehall Street. 353 0436. 9.30pm. Free. Celtic rock.
I Skint Twins Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free.
I Trip MacSorleys. Jamaica Street. 221 8499. 9pm. Free.
I live Music The Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9.30pm. Free.
Fem-punks from the 70s rlde again: The
Ralncoats support Bis, Edinburgh, Sun 3
I little Axe Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 7.30pm. £7. Skip McDonald’s outfit are a blues-based combo as their debut release The Wolf That House Built showed. As ever though. it's not about one forrrr of music as the album revealed elements ofdub. funk and gospel. Lest we forget. McDonald has played with most of the greatest musicians of our time including James Brown. George Clinton. The Sugarhill Gang. Grandmaster Flash. Afrikaa Bambatta and a whole host of lesser known but equally credible acts such as Megadeath. Dub Syndicate. Nine lrrch Nails and African Headcharge. Doug Wirrrbush and Keith Le Blanc are also playing. See albums review.
I Peptone and Poison SW The Tap O’Lauriston. Lauriston Place. 229 4041. 9pm. Free. Peptone have been compared to XTC. The Cars and The Undertones but don‘t let that put you off. Get down there and check 'em out.
I East Coast Project Henry‘s Cellar Bar. Morrison Street. 221 1288. 11pm. £4 (£3). Hip hop. soul andjazz vibes with cutlirrg- edge music and DJs. Well worth a visit and usually packed to the gurrnels.
I The Dream Ticket Canon‘s Gait. Carrorrgale. 556 4481. 9.30pm. £3. R & B along with all your fave covers from the 60s and 70s.
I Sins DI The Flesh Cas Rock Cafe. West Port, 229 4341. 10pm. £4. A goth band perchance?
I Racey Cavendish. West Tollcross. 228 3252. 9pm—3am. £5. Retro covers.
I live Music Abbey. South Clerk Street. 667 3023. 8.30pm. Free.
I The Melvins The Cathouse. Union Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £6.30 plus booking fee. For fans of grunge. this band carry the ‘serrrinal' tag. For everyone else. they make an unholy racket.
I Gypski and Captain 22 The Rat Trap. Brown Street. 221 7233. 8pm. £3.
I James Copland, Indulgence and lemon Bible The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3801. 9.30pm. Free.
I Rhanna Kilkennys. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free.
I Bis and The Raincoats Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 8pm. £4. The Bis story is certainly a bizarre one; formed in 1994 by two brothers and their friend Manda Rin they generated a lot of interest in a short space of time following gigs in Glasgow. Since then. they‘ve become the ‘next big thing‘ and appeared on Top Oj'T/re Pops as the ﬁrst ever unsigned act to do so. See preview. The Raincoats are still enjoying a new lease of life following Cobain‘s endorsement. Fem-power punk ahoy!
I Annie Christian Cas Rock Cafe. West Port. 229 4341. 9pm. £2.
I live Music Pear Tree. West Nicolson Street. 667 7533. 8.30pm. Free.
I Fun lovin’ Criminals and bust Junkys The Garage. Sauchiehall Street. 332 l 120. 7.30pm. £7.30 plus booking fee. See preview for those rascally rappers Fun Lovin’ Criminals.
I lloneyflys, Split, Smug and Choke TV King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £3. Monitor Magazine showcase.
I Soundman The Bedsit. Park Drive. 339 0432. 9pm. Free. Students and guests.
I Forensic, Crow Road, llice Pretty Flowers and The 1187s The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3801. 9.30pm. Free.
I Bedford Falls Kilkennys. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free.
Catch the best Music this fortnight. ROCK
I Baby Bird Stephen Jones looks set to reap the rewards of DIY music- rnaking as ‘You’re Gorgeous’ storms the charts. The chorus seems to have sparked an epidemic of lads, one over the eight. singing loudly to their paramour's at 2am in order to convince the unbelieving women of their undying faith. See Frontlines. Baby Bird. Garage. Glasgow; Tue 5: Venue. Edinburgh. Wed 6.
I Clark Terry The veteran trumpet and llugelhorn master leads his youthful American quintet in sorrre timeless music. Mitchell Theatre. Glasgow. Thurs 3/ ; Queen 's Hall. Edinburgh. Fri I.
I Courtney Pine A rock-style setting for the saxophonist's powerful blend of ﬁery contemporary jazz with funk and hip hop. The Garage. Glasgow. Sat 9.
II Abdullah Ibrahim Trio The rrragisterial piano work of the South African pianist is heard in a trio context this time around. Mite/tell 'Iheatre. G/asgmr‘. Tue [2.
I The Rankin Family The two brothers and three sisters who broke the box office records at Celtic Connections derrronstrate just what it is that makes them so phenomenally popular. See panel. Edinburgh Festival Theatre. Sun 3: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Fri 8. CLASSICAL
I Scottish Chamber Orchestra Joseph Swensen picks up the baton for some Haydn and the UK prenriere of Sibelius‘s The Countess s Portrait. The evenings soloists are extraordinary enough but Swensen is the young conductor who is knocking them dead in the aisles. City Hall. Glasgow. Fri 8: Queen Ir Hall. Edinbumh. Sat 9.
I Free Underground Henry‘s Cellar Bar. Morrison Street. 221 1288. 9.30pm. £2. Young Edinburgh underground with jazz. trip hop and jungle jam.
I Suzanne Rye Virgin Megastore. Princes Street. 9pm. Rye sings her dance cover of Celine Dion’s ‘Because You Love Me' to co-incide with the video release of ‘To Wong Foo'. Winners of a UK drag competetion will also be in attendance presenting in-store winners with prizes and raising cash for a local AIDS hospice. Let your hair down. put your best party frock on. sashay your ass along there. honey. It’s all for charrideee!
I Ellis and Koshla The Attic. Cowgate. 478 0093. Indie rock.
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