BUCK & BLUES
Bates listed below are for one-off shows: see separate section for residencies. Gigs are listed by date, then by city. Bates will be listed, provided that details reach our offices art least one week before publication. Book 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 Sireei. 204 2500.
Credit card bookings from:
TOCI‘A: 556 5555.
Ticket Link: 227 551 I.
Virgin Princes Street. 220 2230. nipping liecords South Bridge. 226 7010. l
Credit card bookings from:
TOCI” A 557 6969.
I Luci Baines Band, Oscar and Easy King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £3.50. Triple bill of up-and-coming bands including Greenock‘s ballsy Who-meets-Black Grape Luci Baines Band.
I liachel Stamp The Caihouse. Union Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £4.50 plus booking fee. Rescheduled gig for the glam southemers.
I The Good Sons Cafe Royal. Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 9pm. Free. US contemporary country outfit. inﬂuenced by the likes of The Byrds and Green On Red and kindred spirits with the likes of The Jayhawks and Uncle Tupelo.
I The Space Kittens, The Blunts and House Di Cheese Nice ‘n‘ Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. Beneﬁt for Fahrenheit 451 bookshop featuring the dayglo rantings of The Space Kittens and chums.
I The Beatles Beat Bourbon Street. George Street. 552 0141. 8.30pm. £3. Sounds inﬂuenced by the Fabbest of Fours.
I Bloater, ltooshy and BB7s The Arena. Oswald Street. 221 3010. 9pm. £4 (£3). including entry to Britpop club Parklife. I Blues Shout The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3801. 9.30pm. Free.
I The lvildebeests McChuilIs. High Street. 552 2135. 10pm. Free. Faithful recreation of 60s garage sounds from the people who brought you The Thanes and The Kaisers.
I The Shakers MacSorleys. Jamaica Street. 221 8499. 9pm. Free.
I Fastlayne Twa Corbies. Kilbowie Road. 01236 727473. 9pm. Free. Hard rock.
I Alvin Stardust Cavendish. West Tollcross. 228 3252. 9pm—3am. £5. Classic 70s and 80s material from the man who penned such memorable titles as ‘My Coo-Ca-Choo‘. ‘1 Feel Like Buddy Holly' and ‘Good Love Can Never Die'. I The Grizzly Ghosts Of Guy The Tap ()‘I-auriston. Lauriston Place. 229 4041. 9pm. Free. Scary. beer-swilling. children- eating noise fest from members ofThe Gin Goblins.
I Otis Grand And The Big Blues Band. Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. English-based Californian blues man. See preview.
I The Penthouse, The Karelia ouartet and Gilded lil Cas Rock Cafe. West Port. 229 4341. 10pm. £3.
I live Music Abbey. South Clerk Street. 667 3023. 8.30pm. Free.
I Monkey (featuring Andy Pawlak), Arc and Summersault King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £4.
I Gomorrah, Intrinsic and Ordog Nice ‘n‘ Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. Trio ofdeath metal bands. as if you hadn't guessed from the delightful monikers.
I Pure Television The Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9.30pm. Free. Intriguing new combo featuring accomplished vocals set to a lo-fi backing.
I Acme Blues Co The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3801. 5—7pm. Free.
I Blues Shouter The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3801. 9.30pm. Free.
I Die liappy Kilkennys. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free.
I The Mo’llawks McChuilIs. High Street. 552 2135. 10pm. Free.
I Smokehouse Blues Band MacSorleys. Jamaica Street. 221 8499. 9pm. Free.
I live Music The Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 12 IO. 9.30pm. Free.
I Sidi Bou Said and Chickenweed Cas Rock Cafe. West Port. 229 4341. 10pm. £4. Female-led rock trio out of London who enjoyed quite a lot of coverage a couple of years ago when the ‘women in rock‘ thing (L7. Courtney Love. P.J. Harvey. Babes Iii Toyland etc . . . ) was trendy. Their funny name is matched by their unpredictable song structures which stop and start and shift tempo on a regular basis. Well worth checking.
I The Gift and Tin Comic Subway. Cowgatc. 225 6766. 8pm. £2. The abysmally named Tin Comic (snappy. eh?) claim to be Edinburgh‘s pop starlets. I Big City Cavendish. West Tollcross. 228 3252. 9pm—3am. £5. Classic covers from decades gone by.
I Bug Powder The Tap O‘Lauriston. Lauriston Place. 229 4041. 9pm. Free. Rock.
I live Music Abbey. South Clerk Street. 667 3023. 8.30pm. Free.
I Tina Turner and Belinda Carlisle SECC. Finnieston Quay. 248 9999. 6.30pm. SOLD OUT. Whatever you may think of her increasingly MOR output. Tina gives good performance and good costume change. Belinda makes do with a humble support slot for her hamster- cheeked pop and trilling vocals.
I Glenn liughes The Cathouse. Union Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £7.50 plus booking fee. Hard rock vocalist going it alone with a new short 'n' manageable haircut.
I Spoutmouth Nice ‘n‘ Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm.
I The Sky Blue, Promise, The Shining, Diesel Bone and Coaster The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3801. 9.30pm. Free.
I Hellfire, Intrinsic and lireed The Rat Trap. Brown Street. 221 7233. 8pm. £3. Triple bill of fire-breathing heavy metal acts.
I nhanna Kilkennys. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free.
I Girls Against Boys, Sloy and Pilotcan Music Box. Victoria Street. 225 256-1. 8pm. £5.30 in advance. £6 on the door. Scuzz bucket. guitar antics from the American headliners. support from hotly- tipped fellow Yanks and Edinburgh's own Pilotcan whose most recent single. ‘Five Minutes On A Tuesday Night/Solid State (More Songs About Me)’. will be reviewed next week. Unless the sky falls on our heads or something.
I Tantrum Stones. Frederick Street. 220 1225. 9pm. Free. Ethereal 4A1) type band who have released three excellent demos already. So good was their first one that MCA kindly financed their follow up.
I live Music Pear Tree. West Nicolson Street. 667 7533. 8.30pm. Free.
I Tina Turner and Belinda Carlisle SECC. Finnieston Quay. 248 9999. 6.30pm. SOLD OUT. See Sun l.
I MYLC, Chocolate Art and The Beat Poets Bruce's Big Night In. The Arches. Midland Street. 221 9736. 8pm. £5. See Agenda for more info on this new montth List-sponsored event featuring music from house band MYLC. tlie soundtracked poetry of Chocolate Art and the surﬁn‘ instrumentals of The Beat Poets.
I Bedford Falls Kilkennys. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free.
I live Music The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3801. 9.30pm. Free.
I X-liay Spex and Sad Society Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 9pm. £5. Semi- legendary punk-new wave band fronted by Poly Styrene. Scored three Top Ten hits in the late 70s and even a hit album as a result of their contract with EMI. Watch out for their classic ‘Oh Bondage! Up Yours!‘ which is sure to get the crowd pogoing about as are some of their other memorable songs. including ‘Plastic Bag', ‘Wan‘ior In Woolworths‘ and ‘Germfree Adolescents‘.
Kenlckle play The Venue. Edinburgh on Tue 3 Dec
I liootie And The Blowfish Barrowlaiid. Gallowgatc. 552 4601. 7.30pm. SOLI) ()UT. They are to the States what ()cean Colour Scene are to Britain — evei'yoiie's favourite whipping boys (on account of their non-songs). yet somehow phenomenally popular. Irrefutable proof that the general public have no taste.
I China Drum and Chicane Strathclyde University Union. John Street. 552 I895. £2. Students and guests. The raucous tunecore merchants are joined by kindred spirits from Edinburgh in this benefit for Serious Road Trip. the organisation with which China Drum visited Sarajevo this
I Arab Strap and The Starlets The Cathoiise. Union Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £3.50 (advance). Mumbled tales of banal social encounters related with the same deft wit as li‘vine Welsh. See albums for the Straps.
I God’s Boyfriend and The Tinglies Club Zebra. The 13th Note (downstairs). Glassl‘ord Street. 553 1638. 8.30pm. £1. Iiast Kilbride teen combo who impressed with their debut ‘WPC/Witch' double A- side single.
I Spleen, The Jist, Clowndog and Silverback King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £3. Monitor Magazine showcase.
I The Cloud Assassins, The Badoos and The Jessops Glory Box. Curlers. Byres Road. 334 1284. 8.30pm. Free.
I The lennons, Captain 22 and Substitute The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 380i. 9.30pm. Free. Plus prize quiz. I Vagabonds Kilkennys. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free.
I Glasgow Songwriters featuring Andy Campbell Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free. Plus open mic.
I lienickie, Stereophonics and Magic Drive The Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 9pm. £6. There‘s plenty of hype behind Keiiickie at the moment. Formed in 1994 by three girls and one girl's brother. they have charted a fairly impressive course through indie-land. Recent articles in the inky press. not to mention both The Face and Just Seventeen have increased their profile. as have support slots with The Ramones and appearances at in The City. the Camden Crawl and the Phoenix. Famous fans include Alan McGee. John Peel and Steve Lamacq. Catch this female-led Geordie lo-ﬁ act while you can. With support from Edinburgh‘s Magic Drive who are currently attracting plenty of attention from record labels.
42 The List 29 Nov-l2 Dec 1996