rock & pop
Gigs are listed by date, then by ci . Performances Will be listed, provi ed that details reach our offices at least one week before publication. Rock 8: Pop listings compiled by Brian Donaldson And Damien Love
Tickets for most medlumllarge concerts can be bought from the following:
Just The Ticket Virgin, Union Street. 226 4679.
Tower Records Argyle 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: TOCTA 557 6969.
Glasgow I The Driven, Stoney Sleep and The Ranters King 'l'ut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 527‘). 8.30pm. £5. Metal metal metal metal. Well. not quite. but the l)riven operate iii the general area. Be warned. they will teach you how to rock. oh yes.
I Gold Blade and Gretchen Hofner The Cathouse. Union Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £4. Sometime journo John Robb's band ain't Rocket From the Crypt. they ain't the Make-Up. they ain‘t the Blues lisploston. they ain‘t Gallon Drunk and they sure as hell ain’t the Cratnps — bttt you get the general brilliantined idea. and it's a good 'un.
I Gwen Dickey Bourbon Street. George Street. 552 (1141. 8.30pm. £7.50 (£24.95 with dinner). Former Rose Royce singer. could no doubt be persuaded to tell us all what it‘s like working at the ‘Carwash‘ one more time. if we ask sweetly enough. I Hanx! and Combat Rock Nice ‘n‘ Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. Stiff Little Fingers atid Clash tribute bands. as if you hadn't guessed. Somewhat missing the point. donchathink'.’
I Pepper and Oceana Cavern Bar. Strathclyde l'niversity Union. John Street. 552 1895. 10pm. Free. Students
I Bionic and Vodka The Arena. ()swald Street. 221 3010. 9pm. £3. including entry to The Friday Club. Bionic feature Kit (ex-saidﬂorence)
I The Shakers MacSorleys. Jamaica Street. 572 0199. 9pm. Free.
I Big George And The Business The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3801. 9pm. Free. Blues.
I Big Ted's Party Twa Corbies. Kilbowie Road. Cumbernauld. ()1236 727473. 10pm. Free.
I Complete Madness Cavendish. West Tollcross. 228 3252. 9pm—3am. £5. Madness cover band. unsurprisingly. I A Bowl and V Twin Cas Rock. West Port. 229 4341. 9pm. £3.
I The Rain and The Commercials Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. 8pm. £2. Local indie rock.
I Get Fruity Drunken Monk. Rutland Street. 229 3402. 10pm. Free.
I The Captives Tap ()' Lauriston. Lauriston Place. 22‘) 4041. 10.30pm. Free.
I Polly Phillips Band Canons' Gait. Canongate. 556 5560. 9.30pm. Free. Pop/folk.
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I Funk D'Void and Stephen 'Earl' Brown Pure. The Arches. Midland Street. 221 9736. 10pm. £12 plus booking fee. Plus guests DJ Hell. Robert Owens. Claude Young and Mixmaster Morris. and regulars Twitch. Brainstorm. Dribbler and the Bill.
I The Candyskins and Limousine King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 527‘). 8.30pm. £4. From ()xford they came on a mission to P()P the world senseless and promote their latest Sunday Morning Fever album.
I Counselled Out and The Groove Diggers The Ferry. Clyde Place. 552 ()588. 9pm. £6. Party time soul revue.
I Bang Twister, Pink Kross and Ragnarok Nice 'n' Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 3339637. 9pm. Catchy roll and rock. probably not in that order. to get your bangs all twisted and your feet a stompin’ in a voodoo con rat.
I Blonde Bit on the Si e The Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 121‘). 8.30pm. Free. Country-tinged female vocals.
I Free Radicals Captain's Rest (downstairs). Great Western Road. 331 2722. 8pm. £1.
I Francis Anthony And The Underworld The Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 332 1210. 9.30pm. Free.
I King Pleasure And The Biscuit Boys Bourbon Street. George Street. 5520141. 8.30pm. £9.50 (£27.50 with dinner). Horny big time swing jive jump jazz a rockahoola technicolor combo. as seen
Stephen Jones gives you the Babybird: Edinburgh, Queen's Hall, Sat 22 Mar
on that Lottery lnstants (or is it Littlewoods Pools?) ad on telly with Alvin Stardust. A good time guaranteed. I Clear ()ld Athenaeum. Buchanan Street. 332 2333. 7.30pm. £5. Showcase by new Glasgow band described as Simon and Garfunkel meets Crowded House. Starting as an acoustic two-piece. the band swells to a rockin' out six-piece. Wild.
I Coldshot The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3801. 4—6pm. Free.
I Blues Roots The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3801. 6—8pm. Free. Acoustic blues session.
I The Gerry Jablonski Band The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3801. 9.30pm. Free.
I The Groove Brothers Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free.
I Randy Savage And The Ninja Rabbits MacSorleys. Jamaica Street. 572 ()19‘). 9pm. Free. The tnind boggles.
I Die Happy Kilkennys. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free. Funk rock frotn the occasional cross-dressers.
I 05 Murray Quartet McHuills. High Street. 552 2135. 9pm. Free.
I Babybird Queen's Hall. South Clerk Street. 668 201‘). 8.30pm. £8.70. After many a false start. the little chick surfaces. Mr Stephen Jones has seatnlessly cruised frotn the relative obscurity of graveyard slot radio to schmoozing on the couch with Richard and Judy. ()ne suspects he is equally as comfortable in both.
I Grizzly Ghosts Of Guy Tap ()‘ Lauriston. Lauriston Place. 22‘) 4041. 10.30pm. Free. Rising phoenix-like from the ashes of The Gin Goblins. Mikie and his hell whores return to terrorisc small children and cause tabloid outrage with their ‘sick stunts' and hardcore punk thrash. Zombies a go-go.
I Vendemmian Cas Rock. West Port. 22‘) 4341. 9pm. £5 (£4).
I Manito Cavendish. West Tollcross. 228 3252. 9pm—3am. £5. Covers for more a tnore mature crowd.
I The FelsonsCanons' Gait. Canongate. 556 5560. 9.30pm. £3. Contemporary country.
I The Rainkings Cas Rock. West Port. 22‘) 4341. 3pm. Free. Hard-Iivin' blues.
I Jimi Tenor King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 527‘). 8.30pm. £5. Straight outta Finland with his organ at the ready. Mr Tenor dabbles in retroactive sci-ii keyboard kitsch electronica. A bit of Hammond here. some Farfisa there. idiosyncratic vocals. looks a mite like Joe 90: but can he touch his tongue with his nose‘.’
I Flow Motion Nice ‘n' Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 8pm. l.ive techno? l.ive Ive/um?
I No Prospect, Dieselbone, Promise, The Cornerstone and Utopia. The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3801. 9pm. Free.
I The Waltzes, Sahara Jack and Seno The Arena. ()swald Street. 221 3010. 9pm. £2.50.
I None Of The Above The Bongo Club. New Street. 556 5204. 8pm—niidnigbt. £5 (£3). A crucible fora new alchemy of musical styles mixing classical and the experimental.
I Ellis, Mr Wish and Policecat The Jaffa Cake. King Stables Road. 22‘) 9438. 9pm. £2. Three local indie contenders.
I Tantrum Stones. Frederick Street. 220 1226. 9pm. Free. Swoonsome melodies in a 4A1) stylee.
I Brickhouse Drunken Monk. Rutland Street. 22‘) 3402. 10pm. Free.
I Suzanne Vega Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. £12.50 plus booking fee. As you know. Vega started out all introspective Joni but
rock 8t pop MUSIC
The best live music this fortnight
The Beautiful South Loved by mean- hearted cynics and starry-eyed lovers alike, the Hull crew return to spread a little bitterness cloaked in sugary melodies. Even before the success of their latest album, Blue Is The Colour, some smart alec worked out that one in seven households in Britain owns a Beautiful South CD. Oasis eat your heart out. Glasgow: SECC, Tue 7 Mar.
Christy Moore The legendary Irish folk singer was 21 when he first played Glasgow. He's 51 now and has mellowed a little from the protest songs of his earlier days and seems to be drawing more on older folk traditions. Still stirs the blood though. Glasgow: Royal Concert Hall, Tue 25—Sat 29 Mar.
Phil Bancroft Quartet The saxophonist leads several musically distinct projects, but this excellent band focuses on a contemporary take on jazz standards. Ramshorn Theatre, Glasgow, Fri27 Mar; Henry’s Cellar Bar, Edinburgh, Thurs 27 Mar.
Dunedin Consort This is the final concert in this chamber choir's inaugural season. Bach's St John Passion forms the centre-piece of the afternoon which is very timely considering the proximity of Easter. Edinburgh: Queen’s Hall, Sun 23 Mar.
has. over the past couple of years. started dying her hair. and an increasingly industrialised clang bang clatter has underscored the intelligent lyricism. Whichever side is on display. this promises to be a pleasantly intense night. See preview.
I Spearhead The Arches. Midland Street. 221 9736. 8.30pm. Former lliphoprisy man Michael Franti‘s incredible loose-limbed groove machine return to the site of past triumphs to tear things tip in a warm community way. in advance of their Chum/tile Sir/m Highway album. See preview. NB change of venue.
I Superunknown Cavern Bar. Strathclyde University Union. John Street. 552 1895. 10pm. Free. Students and guests.
I Fear arid Space Cadet The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3801.
9.30 in. Free.
I R anna Kilkennys. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free.
I Chinese Burn Stones. Frederick Street. 220 1226. 9pm. Free. Punk's not dead. obviously.
I Slidin' Delta Whistle Binkies. Niddry Street. 557 5114. 10.30pm. Free. Blues.
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