I llugh need And The Velvet Underpants McChuills. High Sti ~et. 552 2135. 10pm. Free. Hugh and his Iefs play tracks front their Walk ()n The ('l i/mir/c LP.

I Oick Banovich and Spider Mackenzie The Scotia. Stockwell Street. 552 868 I. 3.30pm. Free. Bluesy guitarists.

I Gatleine The Hall Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9.30pm. Free.

I Baggle Taggle Gypsies MacSorleys. Jamaica Street. 221 8499. 9pm. Free. Mix of Celtic and roots styles.

I Le Gheeque Kilkennys. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free.

I Big George Unplugged and Hideaway Blues Band The Brewhouse. Johti Street. 552 3801. 4—-8pm. Free.

I Blackwater Blues Band The Brewhouse. .lohn Street. 552 3801. 9.30pm. Free.


I Fireside Aliens The Tap 0‘ l .auriston. l.auriston Place. 22‘) 4041. 9pm. Free. Ptttik. one suspects.

I Manuskript and Tortured Cas Rock Cafe. West Port. 22‘) 4341. l0pm. £3.50 in advance. £4 on the door. See Glasgow lii‘i l6.

I Lizzy Mack And Freedom Cavendish. West Tollcross. 228 3252. ‘)pm—-3atn. £5. (her 25s. Smart dress. Classic covers from down the years.

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



I Squeeze Barrowland. (iiallowgate. 552 460l. 7.30pm. £14.50 plus booking fee. l’nsung heroes who have influenced the musical course of various recent Britpop

bands. Did anyone see Difford and Tilbrook's estranged forruer wives on Channel 4's Rm‘k Wives programme? Can we ever think of them as sensitive songwriters again?

I John Berry King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 527‘). 8.30pm. £7. Country and roots practitioner. in the Kieran Kane mould.

I Force Ten Bob Nice 'n‘ Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm.

I Kessel nun, Psycho Babe, The Sky Blue and The D375 The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3801. 9.30pm. Free.

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


I Kilti Oee The Traverse Theatre. Cambridge Street. 228 1404. 8.30pm. £8 (£7). Kiki l)ee continues her thirty-year career as one of Britain's foremost singer- songwriters. lispect her llawless interpretaion ofclassic soul hits and a repertoire of material that spans eight Top 40 hits and a critically acclaimed career iii major West lind musicals. l)ee will he appearing on stage with guitarist Carmelo Luggeri and will treat her audience to a two hour set. This her first solo tour in ten years.

I Black Star liner, La Boum and Tusitala Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 8pm. £4. Black Star l.iner‘s name. incidentally. is taken from a passenger ship company created during the black power struggle in the l‘)40s. Its mission was to provide free passage for black Americans to Africa. The only ticket needed for travel was a picture of Haile Selassie. lispect pan- cultural groovin’ rock.

I Pain, Ex Gathedra and Bonatide Cas Rock Cafe. West Port. 22‘) 4341. 9pm. £3. Pain comprise one Bad Brains drummer. one four-string crusty mohawk. a classic punk rocker singer and a smart. cropped

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keyboardist. Together. they produce an infectious. aggressive underground dub- punk. 'Clash for the 90s'.

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


I Ugly Kid Joe The Cathouse. Union Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £7.50 plus booking fee. You thought you‘d got rid of them for good. but the inane grunge-metal popsters (can you dig?) are back.

I Echoes, Last Warning, Wonderful and Dr Pop King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 527‘). 8.30pm. £3. Big ll’ig showcase.

I David James, Buffalo and The Mighty Fine The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3801. 9.30pm. Free.

I Bedtord Falls Kilkennys. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free.


I The Modest, October and The Orange Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 9pm. £3. Three local bands; the first a mod act with support from The Orange who sound a little like early Pink Floyd.

I Sandynian Queen Street Oyster Bar. Queen Street. 226 2530. 9pm. Free.



I Celine Dion SliCC. Finnieston Quay. 248 999‘). 6.30pm. £20 plus booking fee. That last single and video Bonnie Tyler or what'.’ Like we really need another. This woman goes frotn commercial strength to strength in the same mysterious way that Alanis Morissette seems to have an unlimited supply of fans tucked away. See frontliues for a more sympathetic view.

I Midge Ure Pavilion. Reufield Street. 332 1846. 8pm. £lO.50/£8. One of Ure‘s increasingly rare gigs to appease tenacious fans of his somewhat banal pop/rock.

I Maximum Who The C athouse. Union Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £5.50 plus booking fee. Tribute to the original Modfathers. You think you won‘t get fooled again. and along comes another soundalike crew . . .

I Miss World and Charlie Says The Glory Box. Curlers. Byres Road. 334 1284. 8.30pm. Free.

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

I Glasgow Songwriters teaturing Torn McFadden Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free. AOR Eagles-style rock. Plus open mic.


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 15 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 Ben goes it alone.



I Celine Dion SECC. Fitmieston Quay. 248 9999. 6.30pm. £20 plus booking fee. See Tue I9.

I lieiuvination, Maas, Skintrade and Funk O’Void Strathclyde University Union. John Street. 552 1895. 8pm. £8 (£5). Students and guests. A special Slam/Sonia label showcase night of quality dance sounds.

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I Tricky The man with a head full of evil thoughts and twisted beats gives us a frightening look at what goes on in his mindGarage. Glasgow. Fri 22.

I Gannon Lundy A Scottish debut for this fine American jazz singer. showcasing her own songs alongside her distinctive treatments of jazz standards. Queen '3 Hall. Edinburgh. Fri 15.

I Tina May Another distinctive jazz vocalist with a genuinely improvisational style. this time from a little closer to home. Tron Jazz Cellar. Edinburgh. Thurs 28. CLASSICAL

I BBC SSO Tan Dun conducts his own composition Orchestral Theatre [I], his startling fusion of archive film of the Chinese Cultural Revolution and the assassination of President Kennedy. The UK premiere of his guitar concerto is also likely to be remarkable. Tramway. Glasgow, Thurs 28.


I Fiddle ’96 Three days of top fiddling talent explode into life as the cream of Scotland‘s fiddlers play their stuff and share their knowledge. See preview. Assembly Rooms. Edinburgh. Fri 22—Stm 24.

I Eddie And The Hot Rods and Little Egypt The Rat Trap. Brown Street. 221 7233. 8pm. £4. Survivors from the punk era who were never really that punk in sound or attitude.

I Spacehopper, The Secret Goldfish and The Most Record Player. The l3th Note. Glassford Street. 553 1638. 8.30pm. £1. The first of a regular monthly Creeping Bent night at the newa re-opened l3th Note ( 'Weli'ome lilHlll‘/ll'(‘-(’-(’l('()III(’ home". etc) featuring noisenik trio Spacehopper and the tiny pop of The Secret Goldfish.

I Consume, Clan D and Fault Vic Bar. Glasgow School Of Art. Renfrew Street. 3320691. 9pm. Students and guests.

I Arc, Captain 22 and last Warning Nice 'n‘ Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm.

I Catteine, Souldrive and Oscar Queen Margaret Union. University Gardens. 33‘) 9784. 8pm. £1. Students and guests.

I The Beatcombers Harleys. Quarry Street. Hamilton. 0l698 458174. 9pm. Free. liarly Beatles-style rock 'n‘ roll.

I Le Gheeque Kilkennys. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free.


I The Maximun Who Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 9pm. £5. Not just your average tribute band this one. The musicians really attempt to take on the personas of the characters they are emulating. Their l00 minute set takes in The Who‘s career frotn the 60s ‘Substitute' era. through Tommy and the

52 The List I5-28 Nov 1996