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I The Specials The Cathouse. Union Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £6 plus booking fee. The ska revivalists with the doomy. political undertones are still kicking about. The songs from their heyday remain classics. Have they anything new to offer this time round'.’

I Terry Neason Sings Country ()lll Fruitmarket. Albion Street. 7.30pm. £10 (£5 1. Part of Mayfest. (ilasgow's torch chanteuse investigates another genre with its own tragic tales to tell. performing the songs of Patsy Cline. Willy Nelson and the new country guard.

I Seno and Sound King Tut's Walt Walt lllll. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £3.50.

I The Dawntreaders and Huckleberry Ma) lest Club. ()ld Fruitmarket. Albion Street. 287 5511. 10.30pm. £1 (advance/before midnightl/£2. See The [tit/Bacardi l’nsigned preview for .-\berdeen's Hawntreaders and Sat 3 for lidinburgh's Huckleberry.

I The Felsons Colliers. lly ndland Street. 357 5825. 10pm. l‘iree. Part of .\l;t_\'l-c‘.\l. SL‘L‘ \VLWl 7.

I The Poison Sisters and The Karelia Cltib Beatroot. The 13th Note. (ilassford Street. 553 1633. S3llplll. E I. See Still ll for The Karelia. They are joined by the dark sounds of'l‘he Poison Sisters for the monthly clth which results in a split 7in single taken from the live recordings on the night.

I Spoutmouth Nice 'n' Slea/y. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm.

I Peri and Jeepseats Cavern Bar. Stt'athclyde l7nivers'tty l'nion. John Street. 552 1895. 10pm. Free. Students and guests.

I Listmaker, Stylers .llltl The Sires Qtltltis. Queen Margaret l‘mon. L'niversity (iaidens. 339 978-1. 8.30pm. £1.50. Students and guests.

I Salvador, The Quiet Ones and Promise \'tc Har. (ilasgow School ()1. Art. Renfrew Street. 332 0691. 9pm. Free.

I Roaring Mary Deep Sis. (‘ilasgow l'niyersity l'nion. l'niversttv Avenue. 339 8697. 9pm. Free. -

I Johnny Logue Bar Brel. Ashton l.ane. 342 4966. 10.45pm. Free. See \Ved 7.

I The Dazeys Kilkennys. John Street.

552 3505. 9pm. Free.


I The Silencers l.a Belle Angele. llas‘tie‘s Close. Cow gate. 225 277-1. 8pm. £9.30 in advance. £11 on the door. .‘vlatnstream popsters of the late 80s still pleasing their fans despite the musical

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tide turning against them.

I Freebase The Attic. Dyer's Close. Cowgate. 225 8382. 10pm. £3 waged. £2 unwaged. £1 members. The very best retro available from one of the funkiest bands in the capital. As part of the

Trans orter Room club.

I Ba ysitter The Tap ()'l.auriston. Lauriston Place. 229 40-11. 9pm. Free. Local lads who have been described as fast. tuneful metal. Now there’s three words 1 never expected to use in the same sentence.

I Songwriter's Showcase Cellar Bar. Tron Tavern. Hunter Square. 8.30pm. £1. Information: 661 5275. This month's ‘best gig in town' features the original music of entertainers extraordinaire The l.apels in their full line-up. Plus. the solo and sensuous sounds of Holly Dearden. I Liquid Lunch Drunken Monk. Rutland Street. 228 3687. 9pm. Free.

I Late Call Henry's Cellar Bar. Morrison Street. 221 I288. 11.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50). With local musicians on the piano. drums and bass.

I Dig Eyed Beans Whistle Binkies. Niddry Street. 557 511-1. 9pm. Free.

I Johnson Brothers Canon’s Gait. 232 (‘anongate. 556-1481. 8.30pm. Free. Pop and rock. covers and originals.

I Turquoise Common Grounds. 2/3 North Bank Street. The Mound. 226 1416. 8pm. Free. L'ptempo. lo—li pop numbers with a tinge of Bowie.



I The Silencers Big Fringe. The Ferry. Clyde Place. 5520588. 8pm. £10 (advance )/£1 1 (door). Tickets from the Ferry and the Ticket Centre. See Wed 1-1 May.

I Terry Neason Sings Country ()ltl Fruitmarket. Albion Street. 7.30pm. £10 (£5). Part of Mayfest. See Wed 14.

I Supernova and Riverdog King Tut‘s Walt Walt Ilut. St \‘incent Street. 221

T 5279. 8.30pm. £3.50. . I Schino and Mafia Mayfest Club. ()Id

Fruitmarket. Albion Street. 287 5511. 10.30pm. £3 (advance/before midniglit)/£~1. See preview.

I Monica Queen Cottiers. Hyndland Street. 357 5825. 10pm. Free. Part of May fest. The lady with the wee frame and the big voice. who fronted the beloved Thrum. plays the first of two solo outings at Cottiers.

I Of'enc-ive Nice ‘n' Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 8pm. 1.ive drum ‘n' bass with Rob and Law.

' I Megatrends. Alfredo and Polar

Cavern Bar. Strathclyde l'niversity l'nion. .lohn Street. 552 1895. 10pm. I-ree. Students and guests.

I Seattle Kilkennys. John Street. 552

3505. 9pm. Free.

I Jam Session The B rewhouse. John

Street. 552 3801. 9.30pm. Free. With The Brewhouse Blues Band. I Lucid The l'nderground. Bruce Hotel.

. Cornwall Street. liast Kilbride. 013552

29771. 10pm. £4.

I Live Music Club Zebra. The 13th

Note. (ilassford Street. 553 1638. 8.30pm. £1.


I The Specials Venue. Calton Road.

557 3073. 9pm. £9 11] adv ance; £10 on the door. The Specials first burst onto the scene back in 1979. That seems a long way off now. but they‘re back with renewed vigour -- albeit with the inevitably changed line-up. 'I‘erry Hall and .Ierry Dammers are gone (the latter now a drum 'n‘ bass DJ in Briston fact fans! ) but guitarist Roddy Byers (no relation). vocalists I.ynval Golding and Neville Staples. and bassist Horace Panter are all still going strong. augmented by former Selector stickman Aitch Hyatt. The most recent album brought together a number ofcovers including Creedence Clearwater Revival

, and even The Monkees. 1.ive. they

remain as fiery and as wonderfully proficient as ever.

I Riser, Atlantis and Huva The Attic. Dyer‘s Close. Cowgate. 225 8382. 9pm.

£2. Atlantis have members in both Edinburgh and Glasgow and have been gigging around Scotland for a while now. Previously. they have played at the 13th Note with 60s acid casualty Kim Fowley who claimed they were better than The Byrds. Praise indeed.

I The Peatbog Faeries La Belle Angele. Hastie's Close. Cowgate. 225 277-1. 10pm. £5 in advance. £6 on the door. Build on stage at 10.30pm. As part of the Eden club. See Preview.

I Holyrood Slim And Guitar Junior Canon's Gait. 232 Canongate. 556 4481. 8.30pm. Free. Blues.

I Eddie Felson Trio Whistle Binkies. Niddry Street. 557 511-1. 9 in. Free.

I Stewart Hanratty An Friends Cotnmon Grounds. 2/3 North Bank Street. The Mound. 226 1416. 8pm. Free. Acoustic. With Jim Bryce. Dan Much and Graham Meirins.

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