rock & pop

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Gigs are listed by date. then by cig. Performances Will be listed, provi ed that details reach our offices at least ten days before publictation. Rock 8r Pop listings compiled by Fiona Shepherd and Jim Byers.

Ticket information

Tickets for most medium and large- scale concerts can be bought from the following outlets:

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 0925. Ripping Records South Bridge. 2126 7010.

Credit card bookings from: TOCTA 557 6969.



I Daniel O'Donnell Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. SOLD OUT. lit a recent isstte of Coxrtmpu/itrtit it was eschisively revealed that Daniel O'Donnell is the last man most lrisli women tliitik of before they go to bed. And then. presumably. they all have nightmares.

McChuill’s. High Street. 552 2135. 10pm. Free. Trad R & B.

I Coldshot The Brewhouse. Joliti Street. 552 3801. 9.30pm. Free.

I The Freebooters Twa Corbies. Kilbowie Road. Cunibernauld. 01236 727473. 10pm. Free.


I The Misfits, Sub Zero and Sardonica The Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 7.30pm. £8. Please note that this is an early show. Classic thrashy hardcore ptiiik. Who can forget those classic song titles like the rather wonderful ‘Moiiitiiy. Can 1 Go Out And Kill Totiiglit'F‘. ‘Braiti Flaters' and. the lovely ‘Angelfuck'. Not for the faint-hearted.

I Wonderland Cavendish. West Tollcross. 228 3252. 9pni—3atii. £5. Classic retro sounds.

I State Of Fear and Sawn-Off The Tap ()‘1.auriston. Lauristoti Place. 2294041. 9pm. Free. State of Fear hail from America. while the support batid come frotn sunny Newcastle. Both indulge iii the terrifying aural nightmare that is hardcore punk. Some people like beitig scared by loud music.

I Tunic, Dominic Waxing Lyrical and Andrew Beaujon The Attic. Dyer‘s Close. Cowgate. 225 8382. 7.30pm. £2. Belfast hopefuls Ttitiic will no doubt be plugging their ll’it/iour [.m't'. W/lt’l't' Wort/(l You Be 1 '(iit'f’ (Project Rype) album. They've been favourably compared to the likes of Guided By Voices. Pavement atid The Lightning Seeds. With support from Edinburgh’s cross-dressing. guitar-wielding. audience- trampling Dominic Waxing Lyrical who re-release their eponymous album to coincide with their date. Plus ex-Eggs bloke Andrew Beatijon who will be previewing his new sis-track mini albtttii on Neptuties.

I Stetson Head Whistlebirikies. Niddry Street. 557 5114. 9pm. Free. Your guess

Membrane John Robb. they're otit to show off their British Rocket From The Crypt credentials.

I God Is My Co-Pilot, Dominic Waxing Lyrical, Nostril, pH Family, The Zuno Men, Culver, Gorse and El Hombre Trajeado Nice ‘n‘ Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 3pm. £6 (£4). This altertio-fest marks the 100th gig promoted by the Glasgow Music Collective who've been foraging in the musical undergrowth for bands who have been offered GMCs patronage over the years.

I Sussed and lavaal The Cathouse. Union Street. 248 6606. 7pm. £4. Post- Britpoppers who have toured with ()asis' mates Smaller.

I Odyssey Bourbon Street. George Street. 552 0141. 8.30pm, £9.50 (£29.50 with dinner). See Fri 18.

I Speed, Roach and Liar's Edge Cavern Bar. Strathclyde University Student Union. Joliti Street. 552 1895. 10pm. Free. Students and guests.

I Back Of Beyond, Major Threat arid Thoughtz 0f Mortalz The Rat Trap. Brown Street. 221 7233. 8pm. £3. A trio of hands you could no doubt take home to meet your iiitiiii.

I Oscar The Halt Bar. \\'ootllatids Road. 564 1527. 9.30pm. Free.

I Fat Betty MacSorleys. Jamaica Street. 572 0199. 9pm. Free. Thin Lizzy tribute batid.

I Bulb Chutney Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free.

I liveass The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3801. 5-7 in. Free. Blues.

I Junior Hac saw The Brewhouse. Joliti Street. 552 3801. 9.30pm. Free. Formerly Bo'Weevil.

I Sugarfly McChuilI's. High Street. 552 2135. 10 tn. Free.

I Seatt e Kilkennys. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free.


Hit List

The best live music this fortnight.

ROCK Geneva They caused a few ripples last year and this year the Scots five-piece are predicted to make big waves. Andrew Montgomery's voice has been i compared to everyone from Tim Buckley to the archangel Gabriel. It's sweeping, epic stuff that's a million miles away from almost everything else that's around at the moment. They're touring to promote their latest single, ’Tranquiliser’. Glasgow: Garage, Sun 20 Apr.


Kenny Davern High-class clarinet playing in a traditional-into-mainstream vein from this popular American reedmat; Glasgow: Moir Hall, Sat 19 Apr.

Tina May Quartet Now firmly

2 established as one of the leading jazz

singers on the UK scene, Tina brings her latest trio north for the first time. Glasgow: Pizza Express, Sat 26 Apr.

I Penthouse, Eska, Microcosmica arid Pilotcan The Attic. 1)yet"s Close. Cowgate. 225 8382. 7.30pm. £3. Bit of a

I Odyssey Bourbon Street. George Street. 552 0141. S30pm. £9.50 (£29.50 with tllllltt‘l‘l. ()ne of the big disco

is as good as mine. Country. by the sounds of it.

I Little Green Monkeys Canon‘s Gait.

collectives of the late 70s and early 80s whose songs were ripe for exploitation on James Last ()rcliestra albums.

I Summersalt, The Answer and Bangtwister King Tut‘s Wah Wah Htit. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £3.50. Local batid triple bill featuring the psychedelic garage rocking of Bangtwister who have a single out now on Glasgow's Flotsam atid Jetsam label. I Penthouse and Dick Johnson Nice 'n' Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. ()uifftastic strutting sounds from the latest in a line of louche southerners. supported by the angular grrrl trio Dick Johnson.

I Still and Merc Cavern Bar. Strathclytle University Student Union. John Street. 552 lb95. l0pm. Free. Students and guests.

I Kooshy, Soundbuggy atid Geoffrey's Fridge The Arena. ()swaltl Street. 221 3010. 9pm. £3. including entry to The Friday Club.

I Rev Doc And The Congregation

Canongate. 556 4481. 8.30pm. Free. Folk/rock crossover.

I The Vision, Flint and Starboard Cas Rock Cafe. West Port. 229 4341. 7.30pm. £3. Local rock.


I The Bathers Chapel Royal. Stirling Castle. 01786 473 544. 8pm. £7 (£5). See preview for Chris Thomson's histrionic combo.



I Daniel O'Donnell Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. SOLD OUT. See Fri 18.

I Gold Blade, Idlewild and Buzzbomb King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £4.

M anchester's Gold Blade are on an evangelical mission to prove that it's not just Americans who can do stylish rockabilly grunge. Fronted by ex-

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Glasgow Leeds Leicester Liverpool Lomax Tunbridge Wells The Forum Y Club

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showcase this one. Microcosmica are the new act featuring es-Teenage Fanclub bloke Brendan. Apparently. several A ts R types will be iii attendance. l’ilotcan are also making big waves for themselves. This one's going to be very busy so get there early.

I Baby Fox La Belle Angele. Hastie‘s Close. Cowgate. 225 2774. 7.30pm. £5 iii advance. £6 on the door. P()STl’( ).\’1{D. I Kenny Cavendish. \Vesl 'l‘ollcross. 223 3252. 9pm—3ani. £5. Classic sounds from years gone by.

I Chicane and Turtlehead Cas Rock Cafe. West Port. 229 4341. 10pm. Flash. bang. wallop guitars a—go-go as the frantic Chicane and titanic 'l‘urtleliead gie it laldy.

I Moniack, The Droogs atid Dry Wah The Tap ()‘Lauriston. Lauriston Place. 2294041. 9pm. Free. Edinburgh's own .‘vloniaek have been described as The Stooges meets Jesus Lizard. an intruiging combination that should see the singer consuming a lorryload of drugs. mutilating himself while wearing women's clothes and growling as loudly as possible itito the microphone. The Droogs hail frotn Dalkeith and go for a ska punk option while Dry Wah are tip from Liverpool.

I The Felsons Canon‘s (iait. Canongate. 556 4481. 8.30pm. £3. Updated country sounds that are tiiakitig waves.

I Andy Gunn And The Truth Band Whistlebinkies. Nitldry Street. 557 5114. 9pm. Free.


I Daniel O'Donnell (ilasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm. SOLD OUT. See Fri IS.

I Geneva The (iarage. Sauchiehall Street. 332 1120. 7.30pm. £6 plus booking fee. Still tipped for great things. Geneva appeal to those of a serious sensibility who like their music to sound like sonic cathedrals. waterfalls of majesty. etc. etc.


Royal Scottish National Orchestra A

spectacluar all-Russian programme

; rounds off the RSNO’s season as

Alexander Lazarev conducts two powerful works by Prokofiev and

Shostakovich. Glasgow Royal Concert

, Hall, Thurs 24 Apr; Edinburgh: Usher

Hall, Fri 25 Apr.


g Nanci Griffith The Texas

’i singer/songwriter gets brushed with the

5 country label but perhaps has more in

common with urban folk singers. Every

3 song tells a story and Griffith knows

how to tell 'em. See Frontlines. Glasgow

5 Royal Concert Hall, Fri 25—Mon 28 Apr.

j I The Bathers Tron Theatre. Trongate. 552 4267. SOLD OUT. An archetypal

_ intimate environment iii which Chris Thomson will woo his audience. See


I Olive Kitig Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St ' Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £5.

Drutn 'n' bass lite with commercial crossover potential. Their current release 'You’re Not Alone' features remixes by Rollo and Sister Bliss.

, I Baby Fox The Cathouse. Union Street.

248 6606. Spin. £4.50 plus bookitig fee. Baby Fos peddle an effective dance/rock

crossover tliitig that will appeal to people with an open mind or a foot in both ; camps. Their new single comes with

Ashley Becdle and DJ Krust remixes. The last tiriie we saw thetii up here. they

supported The .-\loof. to give you a better idea of where they‘re coming from.

; I Donkey, The Yummyfur, Lungleg.

! State Of Fear, Sawn-Off, Scatha and

Month Of Birthdays Nice 'n' Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 3339637. 3pm. £6

t£4i. l’lus l’tire’s DJ Twitch completing

the line-up for the Glasgow Music Collective‘s 101st gig. featuring some well-kent bands on the Glasgow (and