rock & pop


Ticket information

Tickets for most medium/large concerts can be bought from the following:

Just The Ticket Virgin, Union Street. 226 4679.

Tower Records Arger 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:

T OCTA 557 6969.



I Jonathan Fire'Eater and Scarfo King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £6. See preview for those swamp rockers with attitude straight outta DC and NYC. Jonathan Fire*Eater. Scarfo are a more clipped and punky experience. straight outta somewhere in England.

I The Beatles Beat Bourbon Street. George Street. 552 0141. 8.30pm. £5 (£22.50 with dinner). One of the many Beatles tribute bands do that thing they do in front of a noshing crowd.

I The Chosen and The 087s The Arena. Oswald Street. 221 3010. 9pm.

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£3. including entry to The Friday Club. I Hanx! McChuills. High Street. 552 2135. 10pm. Free. Stiff Little Fingers tribute band.

I Rough Justice MacSorleys. Jamaica Street. 572 0199. 9pm. Free.

I Rev Doc And The Congregation The Brewhouse. John Street; 552 3801. 9pm. Free. Trad R&B with groovy harmonica action.

I The Vision Twa Corbies. Kilbowie Street. Curnbemauld. 01236 727473. 10pm. Free.


I Splash Cavendish. West Tollcross. 228 3252. 9pm—3am. £5. Classic songs from past eras.

I Eddie Felson Band Whistlebinkies. Niddry Street. 557 5114. 9pm. Free. New groove country with a kick.

I Ugly Groove Movement Cas Rock Cafe. West Port. 229 4341. 10pm. £3. Rock your hearts out.

SATURDAY 8 Glasgow I The Monkees SECC. Finnieston Quay. 287 7777. 6.30pm. £18.50 plus booking fee. Rather more exciting than your average reformed 60s combo trawling through their back pages. This time round. Mike Nesmith has realised that pop music is far more important than sitting at home making millions from your Yipp-ex inheritance and has rejoined the fold to give some credibility to proceedings. And. let‘s face it. The Monkees rule. don‘t they? See Frontlines. I Belle And Sebastian. Adventures In Stereo and V Twin Qudos. Queen Margaret Union. University Gardens. 339 9784. 8.30pm. £5 plus booking fee. Tickets from the porter's box and Just the Ticket. Probably the brightest new stars in the Glaswegian musical firmament will twinkle in their bashful. hesitant way tonight. as Stuart Murdoch delivers his

quaversome paeans over beguiling backing. Look out for their first EP in about a months time. Support comes from another charming 60s-influenced bunch. Adventures In Stereo. whose eponymous debut album is one of the best realised collection of songs to come out of Glasgow in a long while.

I 18 Wheeler and Toaster The Cathouse. Union Street. 248 6606. 7pm. £4.50 plus booking fee. Oh no. more talented Glaswegians to choose from. Why are you all playing on the one night? 18 Wheeler have had a hard time convincing the sceptics of their rebirth of cool. dancey-influenced fop pop. but their recent singles have all had definite charm. Toaster are more dynamic. delivering their loony tunes like the possessed musical dervishes they are.

I Big Vern 'n' The Shootahs Bourbon Street. George Street. 552 0141. 8.30pm. £7.50 (£24.95 with dinner). Blues Brothers-st le rock ‘n' soul revue.

I The Mil ion Dollar Band and Rubylove Nice 'n’ Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. Big funk sounds. I Free Radicals Captain‘s Rest. Great Western Road. 331 2722. 8pm. £1. Hypnotic. largely instrumental odysseys with hints of dub. jazz and ambient.

I The Latecomers and The Finger Creams The Cavern Bar. Strathclyde University Union. John Street. 552 1895. 10pm. Free. Students and guests. The Finger Creams gear up for the release of a new single. split with The Starlets on Glasgow‘s Flotsam & Jetsam Records. I The Groove Brothers The Hall Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9.30pm. Free.

I Big Willy's Funksters McChuills. High Street. 552 2135. 10pm. Free.

I Gypski MacSorleys. Jamaica Street. 572 0199. 9pm. Free.

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

I Deja Voodoo and Eric Cuthbertson And The iioochie Coochie Band The

Hit List

The best live music this fortnight.


Texas They're back in town and back in the charts. For three years they were holed up in Sharleen’s studio in her house, experimenting, refining and relearning what it meant to be happy making music. It worked. Glasgow: Barrow/and, Sun 76 Mar.


Andy Sheppard Moving Image Quartet A welcome return as leader for the highly popular saxman, with a new band and a new record deal. Glasgow: Moir Ha/I, Thurs 13 Mar; Edinburgh: Queen’s Hall, Fri 74 Mar.

Art Farmer All too rare Central Belt appearances for this subtle but powerful flugelhorn specialist. Glasgow: Pizza Express, Wed 79 Mar; Edinburgh: Tron Jazz Cellar, Thurs 20 Mar.


Alfred Brendel A world renowned pianist, Brendel will delight with works by Schumann, Haydn, Busoni and Liszt. It's also a fund—raising concert for the Young Musicians Trust. Edinburgh: Queens Hall, Sat 75 Mar.

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