rock & pop


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

Ticket information

Tickets for most medium/large concerts can be bought from the following:

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. 226 7010.

Credit card bookings from: TOCT A 557 6969.



I Terry Neason Sings Country ()ld Fruitmarket. .Albioii Street. 7.30pm. £10. Glasgow’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’tirt (if .lltiv/est.

I The Make Up and Lungleg King Tut's Wah Wah llut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £5.50. See preview

for those sharp-dressin‘. revolution- preachin' dudes The Make-Up. Support from punk grrrl combo Lungleg. Plus Limbo Loun e Dls.

I The Pear ishers and Swiss Family Orbison The Big Fringe. Renfrew Ferry. Clyde Place. 5520588. 9pm. £7 (advance)/£8 (door). Check out The Pearlfishers who will presumably be playing tracks from their gorgeous summery new album and get a blast of air freshener.

I The Beatles Beat Bourbon Street. George Street. 5520141. 8.30pm. £5 (£19.50 with dinner). They've got the sounds and the moves of the Fab Four. I Jude, Muse, The Shining and North Star Cavern Bar. Strathclyde University Student Union. John Street. 552 1895. 10pm. Free. Students and guests.

I Perfectly Legal and Ember The Arena. ()swald Street. 221 3010. 9pm. £3.50. including entry to Britpop haven The Friday Club.

I Caged Mischief Bar Brel. Ashton Lane. 342 4966. 10.45pm. Free.

I The Boys From County Hell McChuills. High Street. 552 2135. 10pm. Free. Poguesy jig ring.

I The Little Wo ves The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3801. 9.30pm. Free.

I Coldshot MacSorleys. Jamaica Street. 572 0199. 9 )111. Free.

I Counte eat Twa Corbies. Kilbowie Road. Cumbernauld. 01236 727473. 10pm. Free. Little Feat covers band.


I Bentley Rhythm Ace The Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. llpm. £7. The hotly-tipped dance duo are playing live at the club night Pure. Their eponymous debut album is out now on Skint Records. Live. they have a reputation for being bonkers and excellent. which is a good combination really.

I Buck's Fizz Cavendish. West 'l'ollcross. 228 3252. 9pm—3ani. £5. Classic pop from this truly great 80s British band who will forever hold a place in our hearts.

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I The Chris Thomson Band Canon‘s Gait. 232 Canongate. 556 4481. 9.30pm. Free. Rock and pop.

I Quarantine and Haywire The Tap ()‘l.aun'ston. Lauriston Place. 229 4041. 9pm. Free. Eco-friendly hardcore punk (whatever next?) from the Glaswegian headliners. with support from Southampton punks.

I Pio Pio Henry‘s Cellar Bar. Morrison Street. 221 1288. llpm. £4 (£3). Salsa shenanigans at this cool wee bar/venue. I Tin Comic and Mayonnaise Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. 8pm. £2. Local indie rock outfits. Tin Comic we love in particular. if only because every time they send in details about forthcoming gigs. they usually write something like 'shave us sideways with the blunt end of a ragman's trumpet'. .Answers on a postcard . . .

I Betty Ford Cas Rock. West Port. 229 4341. 9pm. Free. Rock.


I Terry Neason Sings Country ()ld Fruitmarket. Albion Street. 7.30pm. £10. See Fri 16. Part oj'Muv/est.

I Martin Stephenson and The McCluskeys Mayfest Cltib. ()ld Fruitmarket. Albion Street. 10.30pm. 287 551 1. £6 (advance/before midnight)/£7. ()ne of the country's best-loved singer/songwriters returns with a new album Sweet .llist/enietmnur which broadens out his style to encompass more rootsy influences and a spot of rockabilly. Support from the former Bluebells and their achy breaky songs.

I Olive and .lai King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £5. ()live inhabit the accessible. vocal end of drum 'n' bass as Radio One listeners will have experienced via their ‘You‘re Not Alone‘ single. while Jai is a well funky dude. Proceeds from this gig will go to the National Missing Persons Helpline. This is iust one of a number of gigs around Britain dedicated to the cause. going under the name “Where Are You.”

I Skin The Cathouse. l'nion Street. 248 6606. 7pm. £6.30 plus booking fee. Big. hairy metal band with the usual line in ‘emotional' ballads too.

I Ezio The Big Fringe. The Ferry. Clyde Place. 5520588. 7.30pm. £7

(advance )/£8 (door). Singer/songwriter duo who had the distinction of being one of Tony Blair's Desert Island Dives choices. Now he‘s PM. the world prostrates itself at their feet.

I Soundman, Nerve and Napoleon 4

Nice 'n' Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637.9pnr

I The Abba Experience Bourbon Street. George Street. 552 (1141. 8.30pm. £7.50 (£22.50 with dinner). The

- experience being a razzle-da/zle trip

from 70s spanglepop to the more serious we've-all~split-up-and-are-feeling- melancholy 80s stuff.

I Epitaph. Chaos Here and Fault

Cavern Bar. Strathclyde l'niversity Student L'nion. John Street. 552 1895. 10pm. Free. Students and guests.

I Caged Mischief Bar Brel. Ashton

Lane. 342 4966. 10.45 m. Free.

I The Hoochie Cooc ie Band The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3801. 9.30pm. Free. Eric Cuthbertson's blues groovers.

I Oscar The Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 564 1527. 9pm. Free.

I Red Greens Blues Band McChuills. High Street. 552 2135. 10pm. Free.

I Randy Savage And The Ninja Rabbits MacSorleys. Jamaica Street. 572 0199. 9pm. Free.

I Die Happy Kilkennys. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free.

I Soundbuggy The Clyde Bar. West Clyde Street. Helensburgh. 01463 673 257. 10pm. £1. Look out for a Soundbuggy track on the [iv/tibit compilation of Lanarkshire bands.


I Martyn Joseph La Belle Angele. Hastie's Close. Cowgate. 225 2774. 7.30pm. £6 in advance. £7 on the door. See album reviews for this

singer/son writer.

I The Abba Experience Murrayfield Rugby Stadium. 1pm. Free. The Abba tribute band will be performing as part of the pre-match entertainment before the American Football gets underway. ()ne for the family.

I The Second Annual Kincaid's Court Blowout Kincaid's Court. corner of Guthrie Street and the Cowgate. 8pm. £3 in advance from The Green Tree. Legends bar. The Attic or The Jaffacake. £4 on the night. A charity event in aid of The British Heart Foundation featuring a mix of live music and club DJs. The Ugly Groove Movement and ()bscene will be playing live before midnight so get there at a decent time. Last year‘s event pulled in excess of one thousand people and this year ticket sales have already advanced that. There‘ll also be a licensed bar. laser lighting and various other happenings to keep you busy.

I The Lizzard Lounge Cafe Graffiti. Mansfield Place Church. bottom of Broughton Street. 557 8003. 10.30pm. £5. Various local musicians (many of whom are connected with the East Coast Project) jam it live with club DJs. Soul. ska and pyschedelia are high on the

I Moniack, Macrocosmica and Kill-l

i Cas Rock. West Port. 2294341. 9pm. £3.

Moniack peddle a Krautpunk. guitar noise frenzy set to ear-splitting. Teutonic beats. a sound influenced in part by Steve

Albiiii and Blue Cheer. Macrocosmica

offer space-rock with Slint-like melodies and a heavy Neu-like rhythm section. They can also count ex-Fanclub bloke Brendan ()‘Hare and ex-Telestar Pony

Gavin Laird among their number. Kill-l

go for groovy thrash in a Prong meets Helmet style.

I Taste Of Meat Loaf Cavendish. West Tollcross. 228 3252. 9pm—3am. £5. No prizes for this one. A tribute to Meat then.

I The Felsons Canon's Gait. 232 j Canongate. 556 448l. 9.30pm. £3 after

9.30pm. lidinburgh's premier exponents

of country rock.






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