70sl‘Squeeze Box‘ stuff. They also go throiigh several costume changes throughout the show. As one reviewer wrote. ‘Were The Who ever this good?‘ I The Mountain Goats Potterrow Union. Bristo Square. 650 2656. 9pm. 99p.
I Gruyﬂ Citrus Club. Grindlay Street. 622 7086. l()pm. Teasage celebrates its ﬁfth birthday with a live set from local indie boys who are reputed to have aroused major label interest.
I Sheryl Crow Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £13.50 plus booking fee. AOR dame with attitude. some insidious tunes and bags of commercial ull. pI Backstreet Boys SECC. Finnieston Quay. 248 9999. 6.30pm. £12.50 plus booking fee. Teenybop band of the raunchy variety (think MN8. not Boyzone or Let Loose). Still not fit to polish the Spice Girls shiny thigh boots though. I Billie Jo Spears Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 8pm. £12.50/£10.50 plus booking fee. Leave the blanket on the ground. and all that pseudo-country parlance. I Bis and The Baincoats The Garage. Sauchiehall Street. 332 1120. 7pm. £6 plus booking fee. Great 80s US teen flick send-up video for ‘Starbright Boy‘ complete with appalling American street- style. Also handy for obscuring the fact that it's not that stellar a single really. Supporting the Gil'fnock tykes are orginal punk poetesses The Raincoats. I Ga Ga Pavilion. Renﬁeld Street. 332 1846. 7.45pm. £8/£7. Queen tribute band. ls this ()l'licial Tribute Band Fortnight or something? More intriguing is the following. . . I leaders Dt Men and No Order King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street.
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Friday 29th November 10pm - FREE Acoustic Set
cafe’ royal 282 Hope Street, Glasgow 0211:0141 332 1370
221 5279. 8.30pm. £3.50. A tribute band double whammy. The subjects are Joy Division and New Order. so thrill to the sight of two Bernard Albrechts. two Stephen Morrises and two Peter Hooks. I Chicane, ldlewild and X15 Nice ‘n‘ Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. Alternative power stuff from Edinburgh‘s Chicane whose new 7in on Human Condition Records. entitled ‘Drive‘. will be reviewed next issue.
I Chaser, Feedback and Slinky The Rat Trap. Brown Street. 221 7233. 8pm. £3. I Black Star Whisky Bar. West Campbell Street. 332 1032. 8pm. Free. Glaswegian four-piece who peddle indie rock with baggy tendencies.
I Mystery Machine Cavern Bar.
Strathclyde University Union. John Street.
552 1895. 8.30pm. Free. Students and guests.
I Strange Brew The Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9.30pm. Free.
I The Goathoys The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3801. 8pm. Free.
I Seattle Kilkennys. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free.
I David Bollo MacSorleys. Jamaica Street. 221 8499. 9pm. Free.
I Billy Rivers McChuills. High Street. 552 2135. l()pm. Free. Blues.
I N17 ()‘Neills. Sauchiehall Street. 353 0436. 9.30pm. Free. Celtic rock.
I The McGluskey Brothers liasi Kilbrltlc Arts Centre. Old Coach Road. East Mains. East Kilbride. ()l3552 61000. 8pm. £6 (£4). See Sat 16 and gig reviews. I Bionic The Underground. Bruce Hotel. Cornwall Street. East Kilbride. 013552 29771. l()pm. £3.50.
I Earl Brutus and Goney Island Cyclone Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 9pm. £4. The headliners Farl Brutus offer up a kind of punky glam sound that gobbles up the sticky detrius of modern life and
....nothing short or glorious!
‘...a collection of wellvcrafted songs that would ' proud‘
regurgitates it in a chaotic splurge of pretty-boy antics. Their debut album Your Majesty. . . W ’ Are Here (Deceptive) caused controversy on its release in September when the original artwork was deemed unsuitable. The subsequent sleeve pages were left blank. Rock ‘n‘ roll!
I Martynn Bennett Wilkie House. Cowgate. 10.30pm. £4 (£3). The acid bagpiper does his own fried version of trad material complete with loops. whoops and samples. Part of Eden. the afro-celt. tribal. trance. roots. world and dance club.
I Spacehopper, The Mongols and The Secret Goldfish Cas Rock Cafe. West Port. 229 4341. 9pm. £3. Watch out for more Creeping Bent shenanigans from the scary Spacehopper and the more winsome The Secret Goldfish. The Mongers are. what we in the trade inexplicably call. loungecore.
I Smash Hits tour featuring Sean Maguire, Upside Down, 911, Gabrielle and Bee12 Beal SECC. Finnieston Quay. 248 9999. 6.30pm. £ l 3.50 plus booking fee. Quite a motley crew here. The first three offer cleancut wholesome lovey- dovey anodyne (bum)fluff. Gabrielle does her pseudo-soul thing and Reel 2 Real try to be a bit naughty. Must we fling this ﬁlth at our pop kids? Yeaaaah!
I Tricky Garage. Sauchiehall Street. 332 l 120. 7pm. SOLD OUT. Everyone continues to throw compliments at the tricky kid for his woozy dance blues. If you loved Maxinqmtye there‘s no reason why you won‘t feel the same about Pre- Mi/lelmiunt Tension. but does no one else think there‘sjust a bit of the emperor‘s new clothes about all this minimalism? I Ben Folds Five and The Diggers King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street.
Bls play The Garage, Glasgow, Thurs 21
221 5279. 8.30pm. £6. See preview for the ridiculously infectious Ben Folds Five. Support from the classically melodic melancholic Diggers.
I Kelley Deal 6000 The Cathouse. Union Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £6.30 plus booking fee. See preview for Kim‘s sister‘s latest rip-roaring cotnbo.
I Reel 2 Beat Hotshots. The Quay. Paisley Road. 418 0088. 10.30pm. £2. PA. See Smash Hits blurb.
I lights Out By lline Bourbon Street. George Street. 5520141. 8.30pm. Free. Soul night.
I Free At last MacSorleys. Jamaica Street. 221 8499. 9pm. Free.
I Cat Scratch Fever The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3801. 8pm. Free. Death thrash country combo.
I Bopstreet McChuills. High Street. 552 2135. l()pm. Free.
I Whumtﬂ Twa Corbies. Kilbowie Road. 01236 727473. 9pm. Free.
I Live Music The Arena. Oswald Street. 221 3010. 9pm. £4 (£3). including entry
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By credit cord Oldl 248 9999/ Ol3l 557 6969. In person Glasgow: SECC box office, Just the Ticket Union St., Edinburgh Virgin 8. Ripping Records and all Tocto outlets.
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