Support from the Fall-like noise merchants Elevate. See singles.

I Wolf Bierman Cottier Theatre. Hyndland Street. 357 3868. 8pm. £6 (£4). Glasgow's Goethe lnstitut has organised this tour by acclaimed German singer/songwriter Bierman who has been a leading political commentator. poet and essayist since the 60s. influenced by his communist parents and the death of his father in Auschwitz. He was expelled from liast Germany twenty years ago and has lived in Hamburg ever since.

I XLS, The Ranters and Soundmen Nice ‘n‘ Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. Canadian ex-pats The Ranters do their melodic garage grunge thang.

I Machine Gun Etiquette and Ninebar Skank 'n' Pickle. The 13th Note. Glassford Street. 553 1638. 8.30pm. £1.50. The regular ska and punk night mounts the usual sonic attack.

I Killing Daisy, Moth and Spicer Cavern Bar. Strathclyde University Student Union. John Street. 552 1895. 10pm. Free. Students and guests.

I The Dazes Kilkennys. .lohn Street. 552 3505. ‘)pm. Free.


I Finley Quaye La Belle Angele. Ilastie's Close. (‘owgate. 225 2774. 8pm. £5 in advance from Ripping Records and Virgin. Tickets are also available on the door. 1.ocal Sony signing Quaye gets a chance to impress people on his own turf. lispect a unique take on rootsy reggae with estra guitars and some quality songs. His from lidinburgh‘s Iiast Coast Project will be on hand to give the man some support - not that hell need it. listen out for his new single ‘Sunday Shining' which is getting mucho airtime on Radio 1. Oh. and hes Tricky's uncle. mustn't forget that.

I A Bowl and Blab The Tap ()'l.auriston. I.auriston Place. 22‘) 4041. ‘)pm. Free. No details about either of these bands were available btit judging by their bizarre names. they could well turn out to be fun in a lotid. rocky guitar way. '

I Happy But Twisted Stones. Frederick Street. 220 I226. 10pm. Free. No details about this one but cool name. Most likely to be guitar-based indie.



I Wu Tang Clan Barrowland. (iaIIowgate. 5.52 4601. 7.30pm. £15.30 plus booking fee. No age restriction. See feature for this highly-respected rap collective.

I Ro er McGuinn, John Hinshelwood and Ji I Jackson Big Big Country. ()ld l‘iuitmarket. Albion Street. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £12.50t£l0.50). lis-Byrds Vocalist and songwriter and all-round folk-pop guru plays an all-too-rare show. The pop glitterati will be sure to turn out I-(H' this one. See preview.

I Radio One Live King Tut‘s Walt Wah llut. St Vincent Street. 221 527‘). Phone nearer the time for further details of this e\ cut.

I Out Of Step, Kiloton and Social Lepers ('1th /.ebra. 'I'Ite I3tIt Note. (ilassfot‘d Street. 553 1038. 8.30pm. £1. I Backclash and Alkahounds Nice ‘n‘ Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 ‘)637. ‘)pm. (‘Iash tribute act.

I The Mystery Machine, The Perfect Body and Antenna Cavern Bar. Strathclyde l'niversity Student Union. John Street. 552 1805. 10pm. Free. Students and guests.

I Huckster The Ilalt Bar. Woodlands Road. 564 1527. ‘).30pm. Free.

I X-Amount .'\lc(‘huill's. High Street. 552 2135. 10pm. Free. Reggae. ragga and funk.

I Seattle Kilkennys. .lohn Street. 552 3505. ‘)pm. Free.

I The Geiger Babies llarleys. Quarry Street. Hamilton. 01608 458174. ‘)pm. Free. Melodic pop with strong vocals. I Live Music The l’iulerground. Bruce Hotel. Cornwall Street. liast Kilbride. 013552 2‘)77l. 10pm. £4.


I Fat Charlotte and Room The Attic. Dyer's Close. Cowgate. 225 8382. 9pm. £2. The charmingly-named Fat Charlotte make their Edinburgh debut. bringing with them a setful of aggressive-but- bouncey guitar pop. The band cite their main influences as The Lemonheads and Teenage Fanclub but they have more than enough of their own secrets up their sleeves to be getting on with.


I Ricky Ross Chapel Royal. Stirling Castle. ()l786 473 544. 8pm. £7 (£5). The ex-I)eacon Blue man goes it alone with a sound slightly removed from the mainstream Scotpop of yore.



I The Go Betweens The Garage. Sauchiehall Street. 332 1120. 7pm. £10 plus booking fee. Respected antipodean indie poppers who practically invented

jangle pop and reigned supreme in the

hearts of many throughout the 80s. despite never making the leap to the big time. This gig will probably be packed with thirtysomethings waxing lyrical about how they don't write them like that anymore.

I The Well Oiled Sisters Big Big Country. ()ld Fruitmarket. Albion Street. 227 551 1. 9pm. £8.50 (£6.50). Billed as the only all-female country quintet from Iidinburgh. so it looks like they've cornered the market for this gig.

I Alabama 3 and Environmental Science King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 527‘). 8.30pm. £5. See preview for this witty dance collective.

I Lindisfarne Bourbon Street. George Street. 552 ()141. 8.30pm. £9.50 (£27.50 with dinner). Try to forget ‘Fog ()n The Tyne‘. the worst song ever featuring a footballer vocalist (and there's been some competition down the years for that crown). and cherish them for 'Run For Home‘ and the like. On the other hand. how could they subject tts to that Geordie nonsense‘.’

I The Goldenhour, The Cheese and Polestar The Arena. ()swald Street. 221 3010. 9pm. £3 in advance. £3.50 on the door. including entry to The Friday Club. T/u’ I.i.\‘I/BACARI)I Unsigned winners give it a celebratory twirl on the Hammond with some sure-footed 60s- influenced pop.

I The Leopards McChuill‘s. High Street. 552 2135. 10pm. Free. Snarling surf-punk lean machine who demand to be seen.

I The Brown Family and Banjoree Nice 'n' Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637.9pni

I Charlie's True Machine. Moondew and Jerry Cavern Bar. Strathclyde University Student l'nion. John Street. 552 1895. 10pm. Free. Students and guests.

I Jimmy Nelson Blues Band The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3801. 9.30pm. Free.

I KT Blues Band MacSorIeys. Jamaica Street. 572 01‘)‘). ‘)pm. Free.

I Billy Rankine Twa Corbies. Kilbowie Road.Cumbernauld. 01236727473. 10pm. Free. Former Nazareth guitarist.


I Alvin Stardust Cavendish. west 'T‘ollcross. 228 3252. ‘)pm-- 3am. £5. Yes. you read it here first. the great man Stardust is back in town. Classic retro.

I Cable and Garageland La Belle Angele. Hastie's Close. (‘owgate 225 2774. 7pm. £5 in advance. Cable are with Infectious ReCords and are currently being preened for bigger things. This is an ideal chance to catch them in a smaller venue before they go ballistic. Sound- wise. they are abrasive and noisy but with a pure pop edge. Listen out for tracks from their recent Dorm-Lil! 'I’lie Up-Trm/(lc'lt album.

I The New Bushbury Mountain Daredevils Canon's Gait. 232

Canongate. 556 4481. 8pm. Price tbc. These urban hillbillies (who hail from the West Midlands) cross the Atlantic Bridge from Celtic. English and Hobo folk to Cajun. Bluegrass and country stomp. They have great songs. interesting lyrics and a keen sense of humour. I.ive. they have gathered a strong reputation for being outstanding.

I Unique Freak The Tap ()‘l.auriston. l.auriston Place. 22‘) 4041. ‘)pm. Free. The wonderfully-named Unique Freak specialise in melodic hardcore punk. which seems like a contradiction. but apparently they're rather good.

I Foil, Sawyer, Chicane and Polar Bear Cas Rock Cafe. West Port. 22‘)

4341. 10pm. £3.50 in advance. £4 on the door. Local band package distinguished by an indie-guitar sound. The future sound of lidinburgh.


I Alternative Fest Albert Halls. Stirling. 01786473544. 7.30pm. £8. 1)F Concerts present the first in what they hope will become a regular forerunner to i the T in the Park festival. Tonight is the indie night with the godfathers of the I Scottish indie scene The Pastels kicking things off. They'll be joined by liska. The Delgados. 'l‘oaster' and AC Acoustics. See . Saturday for details of the dance night.


Glasgow i I Tim And Mollie OBrien and The Dukes Of Dundas Big Big Country. ()ld Fruitmarket. Albion Street. 227 5511. 7,30pm. £8.50 (£6.50). Brother-and-sister act who have received separate acclaim. he as a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter for the likes of Kathy Mattea and she as a vocalist. and who perform folk. country. jazz. bluegrass and the like when they get together with their backing band The 0' Boys. I Northern Uproar and Monorail King Tut‘s Wah Walt Ilut. St Vincent Street. 221 527‘). 8.30pm. £4.50. The mouthy teens with the post-punk attitude have gone all dewy-eyed arid lovelorn for their latest single which very much falls in the pop market and is almost goofy enough to be a lightning Seeds song.

I Lindist'arne Bourbon Street. (ieorge Street. 5520141. 8.30pm. £9.50 1 £27.50 i with dinner). See Fri 6.

I Cable and Garageland Nice 'n' Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 0637. ‘)pm. Cool double bill for those w Ito like their ears singed with heavy-duty alternative sounds of the tip-and-coming- at-you variety.

I The Brid e, Elysian Fields, The House Of C eese. Closer and Wild Monkeys T In The Dark. Qudos. Queen Margaret Student Union. University I Gardens. 33‘) ‘)784. ‘)pm. £3. The annual local band showcase at the Q.\I.

I The Primevals McCIiuill's. Iliin Street. 552 2135. 10pm. Free. Strutting R (Q B from those long-serving Primevals.

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