national) underground circuit kicking up a stramash in celebration of the (jMC‘s tenacity.
I Split, Vivid and Chemistry The Rat Trap. Brown Street. 221 7233. 8pm. £3. I Fuse, Jumbo Chunky, Trent, Nudge and The Dynamite Messiahs The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3th”. 9pm. Free.
I Hurricane No 1 and The Diggers RiCo's. Ann Street. Greenock. ()1-175 72I 327. Itlpm. £4. See preview for I-lurricane No I. the band fortned by ex- Ride guitarist Andy Bell. Support on this tour cotnes front Creation Iabelmates The Diggers. whose Mott/t! lire/1's! debttt is a springlike feast of classic reference points and tip melodies.
I Gold Blade, Chickweed and Carbona Not Glue The Attic. Dyers Close. (’owgate. 225 .8382. 9pm. £3. .Ilt'lut/t' Make/"s .lon Robb brings his Gold Blade act to the capital witlt support from local rock rascals (‘hickweed (iold Blades debut album Huntr’ 'l'tt/j/"has had a mixed response bttt if you like it loud arid iii your face then tltese are the boys.
I The Scottish Blues Brothers Murrayfield Stadium. Noon. Free. Now before you get all excited. no. this is not a major transformation of fortune for this tribute battd. Their gig may well be at the rather large U2-Iike Murrayfield. bttt they are. in fact. the pre—match entertainment for fans of the Scottish Claymores. llaying said that. I'm sure it'll be jolly good fun. Various other bands (including (irometunnel) w ill be taking tip slots at Murrayfield so watclt this space.
I Wire Spiders \\'histlebinktes. Niddry Street. 557 5| Isl. 9pm. Free.
I Thunder Barrowlatttl. (iallowgatc. 552 ~16()l. 7.30pm. Ll I plus booking fee. The lIyweight rockers giye it big licks and pompous ballads aplenty.
I NIIS Lofgren (,‘ottier Theatre. IIyndIand Street. 357 3868. S()I.I) ()L’T. It's been a while since Bruce Springsteen's .-\( )R guitar chum has been in these parts. and detnand to see hint again has oby iously been high. but does he still do his tratnpolittg stunts while attacking his a\e‘.’
I Sid Griffin, Stevie Reid attd Geebo King Tut's Walt Walt Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 527‘). 8,3(Ipm. 1.6. More rootsy L'S guitar playing. btit with more of a country tIayour from es~l.ong Ryder arid (iram I’arsotts biographer Sid (,iriflin. See preyiew and album review. I Hurricane No 1 and The Diggers The ('athouse. l‘nion Street. 248 6606. 8pm. LIN) plus booking fee. See preview for Hurricane No l and Sttii 2() for The Diggers.
I V Twin, The Commercials and Oscar Nice ’n' Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. S3tlpm. £3. Beginning a lite Issue benefit week at Sleazy's in which the cream of Glasgow's newish talent lend their services for nought to raise money
for the cause.
I Liftmaker, Psychedelic and Funk Circus Cavern Bar. Strathclyde University Student Union. John Street. 552 1895. 10pm. Free. Students arid guests.
I Rhanna Kilkennys. .lohn Street. 552 3505. ()pm. Free.
I Mongers, Appendix Out and Sunhouse The Attic. I)yet"s Close. Cow-gate. 225 8382. 0pm. £2. The Mongers are a cottple of gttys from l’olicecat who do loungecore. Female- fronted atmospherics from Sunhouse.
I Quicksand, Fixation and Head Like A Buffalo The Venue. ('alton Road. 557 3073. 9pm. £3. Local indie bands battle it out to be the next big thing.
I Sandyman Queen Street Oyster Bar. Queen Street. 226 2530. 10pm. Free. One man and his guitar singing and songwriting shenanigans.
I Slidin' Delta Whistlel‘tinkies. Niddry Street. 557 5] I4. 9pm. Free. They'll be suffering from a spot of the blues. no doubt.
I Toaster, Eska and Vodka Nice ’n‘ Slea/y. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 8.3(lpttt. £3. [3th l.\'.\'ll(' benefit week. featuring a strong line-up with the loony tunes of Toaster. the garage riffing of Iiska and the ftmky drttmming of Vodka. I Bette Davis And The Balconettes, Bangtwister and Dick Johnson The l3tlt Note. (ilassford Street. 553 I638. H.3llpnt. £1. See Fri IS for Bangtwister and Dick Johnson.
I The Extras, Megatrends and Sideshow (ilory Box. Curlers. Byres Roat . 33-1 I284. 8.30pm. Free.
I Chemistry, Still and Jeepseats The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3S()l. ()pm. Free. I’lus pri/e quiz.
I Vagabonds Kilkennys. John Street.
552 3505. “pm. Free.
I Rubylove ('ul I)e Sac Southsidc.
I’ollokshaws Road. 6-1947I7. 9pm. Free.
I Glasgow Songwriters featuring
Johnny Hill Blackft'iars. Bell Street. 552 .5934. 9.30pm. I'IL‘C. Sc‘lli-Slylc‘tl ‘C‘tml funky dude‘ promoting a three—track single. I’Ius open mic guest spot.
I The Diggers and Hurricane £1 The Venue. (‘alton Road. 557 3073. ‘)pm. £3. Both bands are signed to Creation. with Hurricane L‘I featuring es-Ride bloke .-\ndy Bell. See Preview, The Diggers debut album took a bit of a battering. but Ii\e they will melt exert the steeliest cynics' heart with their punchy melodies.
I Insight, Cloudland Blue Quartet and
Sunjamming The Attic. Dyer's' Close. C'owgate. 225 8382. 9pm. £2. I.ocal indie fans.
‘ I El Supremo Queen Street Oyster Bar.
Queen Street. 226 2530. Itlpm. Free. Big Bert's got the blues again.
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