I Foil, Huckleberry and Chicane Cas Rock. West Port. 229 4341. 9pm. Free. West Lothian hardcore from the headliners touting their double A-sidcd single called ‘ It All Go Black/Man ()ver Board'. See readers offers. With support from Edinburgh's Chicane. another hardcore act signed to Human Conditions Records. Plus Huckleberry who feature ex-members of Miraclehead and pen nice dancey pop numbers.

I The Captives The Tap ()‘l-auriston. Lauriston Place. 229 4041. 9pm. Free.

I les Gray’s Mud Cavendish. West Tollcross. 228 3252. 9pm—3am. £5. Over 25s. Smart dress. ()riginal 70s material from the batid who charted several times during the decade.

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



I Sting SliCC. Finnieston Quay. 248 9999. 6.30pm. £22.50 pltis booking fee. See feature.

I Pure leaturing DJ Bush, Alec Empire and Ian Pooley The Arches. Midland Street. 221 9736. 10pm 4am. £12 plus booking fee. Another piilsitig night at the Arches for the stiiwr-successful club.

I Rolf Harris The Garage. Sauchiehall Street. 332 1120. 7pm. £10 plus hooking fee. Rollicking Rolf entertains an undoubtedly beered-up crowd with all the classics. Will he draw too. thereby making it a multi-media experience"?

I 60ft Dolls and Earl Brutus The Cathouse. Union Street. 2486606. 8pm. £5.30 plus booking fee. Tight. melodic powerful ptitik pop from the ever- Iistenable 60ft l)o11s. promoting their current tender love soitg (for them) ‘Hair'. Support from the riotous glam stomping bad taste itierchaiits Farl Brutus. whose album is terrific but whose live shows divide people down the middle tto avoid the projectile vomit probably).

I The A100! and Baby Fox King Tut's Walt Walt llttl. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30ptii. £6. New laidback groove machine. whom some may have caught at Tin the Park. Plus [)1 Kris Needs who is the proverbial hot patootie.

I The Million Dollar Band Nice ‘n‘ Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm.

I Oscar The Hall Bar. \N'oodlands Road. 332 1210. 9.30pm. Free.

I Die Happy Kilkennys. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free.

I Back Street Hero MacSorleys. Jamaica Street. 221 8499. 9pm. Free.

I Halt Hand Hoodoo The Brewhousc. John Street. 552 3801. 5~~7pm. Free.


0131 0 667 0 8241

I Rev Doc And The Congregation The Brewhouse. Joliit Street. 552 3801. 9.30pm. Free. Trad R&B.

I Rough Justice, The Jailers, The Mindsharks, The Mighty Fine, Area 51 and Billy 01er The Galleon Centre. Titchfield Street. Kiliiiariiock. 01563 524 014. 9pm. £2.50. Headliners Rough Justice round off the night. while the other bands compete in a battle of the bands.


I Jenny’s Baby and Moniack The Tap ()'l.auristoii. l.atiriston Place. 229 4041. 9pm. Free.

I Peter And The Test Tube Babies (‘iis Rock. West Port. 229 4341. 9pm. Free. ()1d punk lags who penned "l’ransvestite' with its stunning chorus 'l've been cheated tonight/transvestite' and ‘Is this some kind of joke'.’/You're really a bloke.‘ Sensitive stuff.

I Steve Graham Band Cavendish. \vesi 'l‘ollcross. 228 3252. 9pm 3am. £5. Classic covers.

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



I Def Leppard and Terrorvision SW ‘C‘. Finnieston Quay. 248 9999. 6.30pm.

£ 16/£ I 5 plus booking fee. Reconstructed rockers (allegedly) who seem to be peddling the satne sexist. rockist nonsense btit have just decided to do it with shorter. more '90s‘ haircuts. Supported by the far superior rockin' pop and poppin' rock of the hair bear bunch 'l‘errorvisioti.

I Stereolab The Ferry. Clyde Place. 552 0588. 7.30pm. £7 plus booking fee. Hypnotic keyboard refrains and angel delight tunes reminiscent of Fric Rohmer film soundtracks. You should have seen Stereolab by now. if not make this your first time.

I Enurl Z’null The Cathouse. Union Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £5.50 plus booking fee. Poodle permed rock dogs.





"An innovative blend of Alrican roots. reggae, tazz. soul and calypso representinq the musrcal traditions or Nigeria, Tanzania,

the Gambia and Ghana"

Saturday 23 November, 8.30 pm Tickets £4.50 (£2.50 concession) Tickets/further inlo. lrom:

THE FRUITMARKET GALLERY 45 Market St. Edinburgh (0131—225 2383)

Mogwal play The Attic, Edinburgh, Sun 24

I The Noctumals N me ‘n‘ Slea/y. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm.

I Broken Heroes, The Sky Blue and captain 22 The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3801. 9.30pm. Free.

I nhanna Kilkeniiys..lo1in Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free.

I Tom Golquhoun Brel. Ashton Lane. 342 4966. 3pm. Free. One man. two guitars in a jar! kinda sty'lee.


I The Aloof, Baby Fox and Kris Needs Venue. Caltoii Road. 557 3073 9pm £6. The Aloof are famous for their hard drinking party antics. Led by Dean Thatcher. formerly an estreiiiely successful clttb 1)J. they operate on the cutting edge of the li\ e dance music scene. 1.ive they are magnificent. a magical dub/techno/rock beast something like a post acid house version of P11, circa Wobble thrown together with a bit of Massive Attack attd Underworld. Catch them live while you can: a real eye- opener.

I Mogwai and Gasgiant The Attic. (‘owgate 478 0093. 9pm. £3.50. Two local bands performing as part of a new club night called Skunk which aims to promote music from local indie record labels. The club will focus on live sets from up and cotiiing local acts. Headliners Mogwai (average age 19) draw on Bark Psychosis. Joy Division and Tortoise for inspiration. So far. they've released a debut single. the double A-sider Tuner/Lower" on Rock Action Records aiid toured with Urusei Yatsura. Their second single. a split offering with Che called 'Angels vs Aliens’ entered the indie Top 10 in June and led to a nationwide tour. In the New Year they will be heading to America and Europe for some gigs. See singles review.

I Garbona Not Glue Stones. Frederick Street. 220 1226. 9pm. Free. Ramones tribute act who peddle a mean million- tiiile-an-hour line iti surf-punk.

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



I Alisha’s Attic The Garage. Sauchiehall Street. 332 1120. 7.30pm. £8 plus booking fee. Twee gurl pop which has somehow found its banal way into the charts. proving again that the general public are wanting in good taste.

I Mansun King Tut's Walt Wah Httt. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £5. Sprightly post-Britpop attitude front these rockin‘ indie chart-storming types. Better than Shed Seven but still not exactly inspirational.

I Radio Moscow The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3801. 9.30pm. Free.

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

I China Crisis Flannigans. GalloWgate Square. 01475 675767. £5 including buffet. Fey 80s delicate poet types play their only Scottish date here. and with

grub included in the ticket price. it should be a highly civilised soiree.


I My life Story and The Slingbacks Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 9pm. £6. The headliners bring with them a fourteen-piece band and a handful of orchestral pomp-pop songs that sit close to the Divine Comedy. Their rise to prominence iii recent months has lead to various members of the band working with Mon'issey. Nick Cave. Terrorvision and Dubstar. Looking ahead. they are featured on a single with legendary crooner PJ Proby' and Marc Almond called ‘Yesterday Has Crone.‘ With support from a new Virgin priority act who mix trash aesthetics with sch/7y rock and are worth seeking out.



I The lioneyrlys and Headgear The Glory Box. Curlers. Byres Road. 334 1284. 8.30pm. Free.

I Psycho Babe The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3801. 9.30pm. Free.

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

I Glasgow Songwriters featuring nedwing Groove Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free. Fleetwood Mac- esqtte melodic rock. Plus open mic.


I Atlantis and Ballboy Potterrow Union. Bristo Square. 650 2656. 9pm. Free. Fdinhtirgh band Atlantis recently ptit otit a single btit didn't send its one so we don't know what it sounds like. Ballboy play it spiky.

I Songwriters’ Showcase and Workshop Tron Tavern. Hunter Square. 7.30pm. £1. liiforiitation: 228 8245. Weekly forum for Fdinbtirghbased singer soiigwiiters. \\ itli anybody welcome to perform a 15 minute set. One local songwriter is highlighted at 10.30pm each night.



I The Platters Bourbon Street. George Street. 552 0141. 8.30pm. £12.50 with a drink. £29.50 with dinner. The 50s crooners who hit paydirt with ‘()n1y You' and other overwrought pop hits perform iii front of another civilised. well-fed audience.

I Dragdoll, Nerve and pit Family Nice ‘n' Sleazy. Saucltiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. Youthful powerpop from l)ragdoll. I Blind Graduates Vic Bar. Glasgow School Of Art. Renfrew Street. 332 0691. 9pm. Free.

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


I Songwriter’s Showcase Venue. C alton Road. 557 3073. 9pm. Free. Local singers. songwriters and musicians given the chance to air their original material. I Jewel And Esk Valley Showcase Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 9pm. £3 (£2). Bonusbol. Blue Crttsh. Clockwork Pig and Magicdrive. Major labels have been poised around Magicdrive for some time now. So go and see.


I Gloria Estelan SECC. Finnieston Quay. 248 9999. 6.30pm. £22.50/£20 plus booking fee. The queen of Hispanic pop rhythms does her slick show for not-so- young wannabe latino lovers.

54 The List 15-28 Nov 1996