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58 THE LIST 2—-15 May 1997




I The Unsophisticates, The Karelia and El Hombre Trajeado Nice ‘n‘ Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. Flotsam And Jetsam Records present the broody noir-ish sounds of London-based band Unsophisticates whose debut album (i‘iiii/n will be out next week. Support from The Karelia. Glasgow's answer to Noel Coward some would say. Their album [)ii'nn‘i' A! High Noon is out now on Roadrunner Records. I Kitemonster, The Geiger Babies and Bartok King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £3.50. Triple bill of local talent. Kitemonster go for Fanclubesque slacker melody.

I The 05 Murray Quartet Colliers. llyndland Sheet. 357 5825. 10pm. Free. Plus 1)J Andy Young. Part of Mayfest. See Sun 4.

I The Merry Thoughts, Gentech and Stages 0f Cruelty The Rat Trap. Brown Street. 221 7233. 8pm. £5

I Diesel Bone, Moses, Drift, Hyde and Promise The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3801. 9pm. Free.


I Corduroy and Mantaray \'enue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 8pm. £7. This date is part of Corduroy"s world tour which takes in Japan. France. (.iermany. Dublin. Scotland and erni. Stoke. Their last single ‘The Joker ls Wild' saw the acid jazz funkatcers restoring themselves in our hearts with its la/y psychedelic swirls and tight percussion. The new album The New You (Big Cat) is real summer vibes and features classic Corduroy pop grooves. Renowned as a tight live act. sol suggest you hurry on down there because they‘ve sold otit The Venue on many occasions before. With support from the mod-ish Mantaray.

I John Rae Trio Henry's Cellar Bar. Morrison Street. 221 1288. 10pm. £2

(1L 1 ). Willi John Rae on drums. Kenny lillis on bass and Brian Kellock on key 's. I Human Dynamics Common Grounds. 2/3 North Bank Street. The Mound. 226 1416. 8pm. Free.


I Snoop Doggy Dogg, Nate 0099 and The Dogg Pound Barrowland. (iallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £16.50 plus booking fee. And Deputy 1)ogg too for all w e know, Still. it's not often you get a rap superstar dropping in on you. The man is a phenomenon in the States and at times it seems that he's not short of it here. particularly iii the wake of Tupac Shakur's death and Snoop's former criminal charges. I Faith No More The Arches. Midland Street. 221 9736. 7.30pm. SOLD OUT. A surprising step down for Faith No More who have sold out multiple Barrow-land nights before. but a treat nevertheless for those lucky enough to grab a ticket. l.ess macho posturing in recent years and more anguished. melancholy and introspective. Faith No More are an example of how a successful band is still willing to adapt and learn from peers (Nirvana in this case 1.

I Swelling Meg (‘ottieis Hy ndlaiid Street. 357 5825. 10pm. Free. Part of Mayfest. Trio who play souped-up acoustic folk with a deranged twist.

I V Twin \'ic Bar. (ilasgow School ()f Art. Renfrew Street. 332 0691. 9pm. Free. See Sat 10.

I Curtains, Remedy and Soundscape Nice 'n‘ Slea/y. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637.9pni

I Moyne and Ashley Cavern Bar. Strathclyde l’niversity Union. John Street. 552 1895. 10pm. Free. Students and guests.

I Chemistry, Sensei, Melo and Fuse The Brew house. John Street. 553 3801. 9pm. Free.

I Tom Colquhoun Bar Bi‘el. Ashton Lane. 342 4966.10.45pm. Free. See Mon


I Shadowbox, Liquid Lunch and

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


I Brainiac and Pilotcan Liquid Room. Victoria Street. 225 2564. 8pm. £3 in advance. £4 on the door. Brainiac are an American band from Ohio and are currently enjoying a support tour with Beck. With support from local boys Pilotcan who describe their sound as a mix of Sebadoh. Afghan Whigs. Sonic Youth and Mercury Rev. Their single. losing More Than My Fingers' is out in June on tivol Records. Their debut album Smiqu liiepr Disco, recorded in six days. is also out soon on Evol.

I The Unsophisticates and Karelia The Attic. Dyer‘s Close. Cowgate. 225 8382. 9pm. £2. The Uiisophisticates are one to watch. Sound-wise. they contain traces of Gallon Drunk. The Bad Seeds and Therapy. Their album (i'uiilu (Radar) is out now. followed by a single. ‘Maxi's Dead'.

I L ndsay Cooper's Free

Un erground Henry's Cellar Bar. Morrison Street. 221 1288. 10pm. £2 (£1). Poets and musicians welcome.

I Long Distance Call Whistle Biiikies. Niddry Street. 557 5114. 9pm. Free.



I Beck and Brainiac SFLCC. Finniestoii Quay. 287 7777. 6.30pm. £ 10 plus booking fee. Not surprisingly the prospect of seeing Beck caused such a stampede for tickets that the gig had to be moved up a step to the more accommodating SECC. and if any man can pull the walls in and create an atmosphere here. it’s Beck. (iodlike at T In The Park. he finally graces Scotland with his presence. Don't overlook his band either ~ they're characters in their own right. This crowd know how to put on a show in the grandest tradition. See feature. Support from smart US underground band Brainiac who invest their hefty sound with vitality and invention.

I The Beat Poets Coiiiers. 11yndland Street. 357 5825. 10pm. Free. Part of

M ayfest. See Tue 6.

I Huckleberry, Bosley and Miss World The l3lh Note. Glassford Street. 553 1638. 8.30pm. £1. See Sat 3 for Huckleberry and The List/Bacardi t'iisigned preview for Bosley.

I Tom Colquhoun Bar Brel. Ashton Lane. 342 4966. 10.45pm. Free. See Mon

I Big Wednesday Cul 1)e Sac. l’ollokshaws Road. 649 4717. 9pm. Free. See l‘l‘l 0.

I The Vagabonds Kilkeimys. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free.

I Glasgow Songwriters featuring Jer Murray Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free. Plus open mic guest spot with a prize for the best song.

I Live Music Glory Box. Curlers. Byres Road. 334 1284. 8.30pm. Free.


Skeeks The Attic. 1)yer's Close.

('owgate. 225 8382. 9pm. £2. Liquid

Lunch go by the names of 1)az. Cox.

Stauy and Roggy. They formed in 1994 and have since played their biggest ever i gig at Fringe Sunday which attracted i 150.000 people. though not all to see them presumably. I Whiskey Dogs Canon's Gait. 232 i Caiioiigate. 556 4481. 8.30pm. Free. A ; quality mi.\' of country. rock and pop 3 front the band who number ex-Felsons

bloke Dean ()wens.

I Songwriters’ Showcase Tron Tavern. Hunter Square. 8.30pm. £1. Information: 661 5275. Weekly platform for Edinburgh-based siiiger—songwriters. with anybody welcome to perform a fifteen—iiiinuie set. This week. Dream Healer's Heidi Bradburn soothes your

ears and does the intros.

I Barkin' Bone Blues Henry's Cellar

Bar. Morrison Street. 221 1288. 1 1pm. £2.50 (£1.50). Willi various local musicians.