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

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 0925. Ripping Records South Bridge, 226 7010.

Credit card bookings from: TOCTA 557 6969.


I The Eels Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £8.50 plus booking fee. See preview for the latest quirky Americans to dazzle with their all- inclusive sound.

I Jew The Damaja The (iarage. Saucliiehall Street. 332 I I20. 7pm. £8 plus booking fee. Telling it like it is. Mr Damaia promotes the single ‘Me ()rThe l’apes‘ taken from his album ll'ml/i ()f’T/it' .llrll/I. l.ikely to be a heavy trainer scene. I Soul Sisters featuring Horse, Mary Kiani, Lorna Brooks and Gwen Stewart Big Fringe. The Ferry. Clyde Place. 5520588. 9pm. £1 I (advance)/£ I 2 (door). Tickets from the Ferry and the Ticket Centre. The return of the successful Soul Sisters showcase with various local heroines exercising their lungs in gutsy fashion.

I The Abba Experience Mayfest Club. ()ld l-‘ruitmarket. Albion Street. 287 551 I. l0.3()pm. £6 (advance/before midnight) /£7. Tribute celebration of those poptastic Swedes. l’lus cheesy easy Boudoir l)Js. I Sheila Ferguson Bourbon Street. (ieorge Street. 552 (ll-1 I. 8.30pm. £9.50 (£27.50 with dinner). The former Three Degree with the incredibly long finger nails sings lier slinky laments and camp belters. I Junkster King Tut's Wah Walt Hut. St Vincent Street. 22l 5279. 8.30pm.

I The Kaisers McChuiIls. High Street. 552 2I35. 10pm. Free. The pointy- bootcd. leather-waistcoated rock ‘n' rollers begin their Mayfest assault.

I Combat Rock and Substitute The Arena. ()swald Street. 22l 3010. 9pm. £3.50. including entry to The Friday Club. Combat Rock are a Clash tribute band.

I The Dungbeetles, The Blunts and Ninebar Nice 'n‘ Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. Punk action!

I Arthur, Baltic and Cause Cavern Bar. Strathclyde University Union. John Street. 552 I895. I0pm. Free. Students and guests.

I Caged Mischief Bar Brel. Ashton Lane. 342 4966.10.45pm. Free.

I Nerve MacSorleys. Jamaica Street. 572 ()I99. 9pm. Free.

I The KT Blues Band The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 380i. 9.30pm. Free.

I The Shakers Twa Corbies. Kilbowie Road. 0l236 727473. 10pm. Free.


I Racey Cavendish. \Vcsl lidlc‘l'us‘s. 228 3252. 9pm~3am. £5. Classic songs from down the years. For an older. dressy crowd. No jeans or trainers.

I Tin Comic Teviot Row Student Union.

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Beck More laid-back than most, Beck mixes up the hip, the hop, the funk and the junk and creates the wildest goddam rock ’n’ roll extravaganza since Nero watched Rome burn. See feature. Glasgow: SECC, Tue 13 May.

BACARDI RumlThe List Unsigned Band Search Shoobie doobie do, it‘s the grand final of the greatest rock 'n' roll competition in Scotland. Would be chartbusters come head to head for a fistful of prizes that any muso would sell their sisters for. Cheap BACARDI Rum all night can only help. Glasgow: King Tut’s, Thurs 8 May.


El Cometa All-Stars Last chance (at least for now) to catch this exhilarating eleven-piece Latin outfit in full flight but get there early, or risk being locked out. Edinburgh: Lizzard Lounge, Sat 3, and Sun 11 May.

Tam White Scotland's leading blues singer will feature his own songs, including material from last year's Man Running album, in a well-established trio setting. Glasgow: Bourbon Street, Fri 9—Sat 10 May.


BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra The BBC 580 rounds off its Sibelius Experience with a whirlwind programme taking in his sixth and seventh symphony. Osmo vanska conducts. Glasgow: City Hall, Sat 10 May.

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Bristo Square. 650 4673. 9pm. Students free. guests ii I. Another round of eargasms for the colour blind from those sneaky buggers Tin Comic.

I The lockney Rejects The Tap ()‘l.auriston. Lauriston Place. 229 404]. 9pm. Free. Cockney Rejects covers.

I Ugly Groove Movement Cas Rock Cafe. West Port. 229 4341. 10pm. £3. Heavy. ear-bashing. beer-swilling rawk. I Pio Pio Henry's Cellar Bar. Morrison Street. 22l I288. IIpm.£~1(£3). Livejam featuring some of the city's best musicians at this intimate but vibing venue.

I The Lapels Common Grounds. North Bank Street. The Mound. 226 I4I6. 8pm. Free. Local singer/songwriter entertainers.



I Supergrass, Hurricane No.1 and Toaster Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 I895. 7.30pm. ill I plus booking fee. The ‘Grass go from strength to strength with their second album In I! For The Money which they obviously aren't. now that it looks like their mooted Spielberg TV series hasn't come to fruition. Support from Hurricane. the new stamping ground for former members of Ride and Thee Hypnotics. and from the very marvellous Toaster who do a crazed keyboard-drenched performance with funky chicken dancing.

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