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FRIDAY 25 Glasgow
I The Saw Doctors Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £12 plus booking fee. See Frontlines for this fiddly-diddly crowd who embody the folk/pub rock crossover.
I Catcher, Javaal and Anuri King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £3.50. Local band triple bill featuring the mainstream
melodic pop rock of Catcher.
I The Berries. The Shrinking Violets and Saddler Nice ‘n‘ Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9 m.
I Frozen Moses. e Cheese and Kootchie The Arena. Oswald Street, 221 3010. 9pm. £3 (in advance). £3.50 (on the door). including entry to The Friday Club.
I The Haemorrhoids MacSorley’s. Jamaica Street. 572 0199. 9pm. Free. No jokes about this lot being a pain in the arse. please.
I Vagabonds Kilkenny’s. John Street. 552 3505. 8.30pm. Free.
I Coaster Twa Corbies. Kilbowie Road. Cumbemauld. 01236 727473. 10pm. Free.
I Albaroot Mau Reggae Dance Hall. East Kilbride Arts Centre. Old Coach Road. East Mains. East Kilbride. 013552 2977]. 8pm. £5 (£2.50). Reggae evening featuring live music from roots reggae crew Albaroot and dubby sounds from the ople at Ground Control.
I I. e Music McChuill‘s. High Street. 552 2135. 10pm. Free.
I D.C. Sweet Cavendish. West Tollcross. 228 3252. 9pm—3am. £5. That’ll be Brian Connelly's Sweet. then. Without Brian. resumably?
I Bartok and Sorian The Attic. Dyer‘s Close. Cowgate. 225 8382. 9pm. £3. lndierama drama from two aspiring local bands.
I Doolah Stones. Frederick Street. 220 1226. 10pm. Free. Funk rock with Britpop inﬂuences. Original material from a band (some of) whose members hail from the Borders.
I Liquid Lunch and The Charm The
Subway. 69 Cowgate. 225 6766. 9pm. £2.
I Buzzbomb and The Honeyﬂies Cas Rock. West Port. 229 4341. 9pm. £3. Rollicking indie rock. with more than a hint of The Buzzcocks from the headliners.
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SATURDAY 26 Glasgow I Yo La Tengo. Cornershop and Future Pilot AKA Cottier Theatre. Hyndland Street. 357 3868. 7pm. £7 plus booking fee. Tickets from the Ticket Centre. Cottiers. John Smith‘s. Byres Road. and The 13th Note. where you can buy a weekend pass. See preview for Yo La Tengo. the cool New Jersey tn'o. On the first of two Magic Nights at the Cottier. they are supported by the revitalised Cornershop. who have slipped on their dancing shoes and found they fit very comfortably. and Sushil Dade‘s Future Pilot AKA with uirky electronica. I The Smiles. T e Dandys and The Radoos King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £4. The Smiles play confident pop with classic retro inﬂuences. I Nerve, Soft Porn Eddie and Twisted Age Nice 'n' Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. I Fat Betty MacSorley‘s. Jamaica Street. 572 0199. 9pm. Free. Thin Lizzy tribute band. I 0.5. Murray Quartet Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free. Acid jazz combo. I Die Happy Kilkenny‘s. Joint Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free. I Live Music McChuill's. High Street. 552 2135f10pm. Free.
I Bon Jordi Cavendish. West Tollcross. 228 3252. 9pm—3am. £5. A woefully- titled Bon Jovi covers act.
I Grisly Ghosts Of Guy anti The Coyote Men Cas Rock. West Port. 229 4341. 9pm. £3. The grisly remnants of the Gin Goblins disseminate more filth. thankfully.
I Arcane Stones. Frederick Street. 220 1226. 7pm. Free. No infonnation on this one but likely to be indie rock in nature. I The Felsons Canon's Gait. 232 Canongate. 556 4481. Free before 9.30pm; £3 after. Edinburgh‘s finest country rock exponents in this intimate venue.
I Colourtone and The Social Lepers The Tap ()‘l.auriston. Lauriston Place. 229 4041. 9.30pm. Free. Colourtone have been around the block a bit. and The Social Lepers are a relatively new Glasgow punk act.
I Bottleneck Blues Band Whistle Binkies. Niddry Street. 557 5114. 9pm. Free.
SUNDAY 27 Glasgow I David Byrne Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. £17.50/£15. See preview for the ex-Talking Head with forward-thinking ideas on how to keep pop music interesting. Always worth a look if you enjoy music which en ages your brain rather than your gut. Igrhe Pastels, The Delgados and Dump Cottier Theatre. Hyndland Street. 357 3868. 6pm. £7 plus booking fee. See Sat 26 for ticket details. A second Magic Night featuring the grandaddies of the DIY pop scene in Scotland. who are gearing up for the release of their new album Illtmiinurimr. With support from local noisenik upstans The Delgados. who just keep on making friends with their strong tunes and corruscating guitars. I Bay City Rollers Bourbon Street. George Street. 5520141. 8.30pm. £9.50. The original line-up were recently celebrated on one-off sitcom The Grimlevs. but the tartan bellbottoms have been replaced these days. and it‘s just not the same anymore. I Flow Motion Nice 'n' Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. Live techno ni ht. I Bad In luence Stroud Tavern. Stroud Road. East Kilbride. 013552 248388. 9pm.
I Open House Music Club Canon's Gait. 232 Canongate. 556 4481. 8pm. Free. Local musicians are welcome to
contribute to this open house forum.
I Cathode Species Stones. Frederick Street. 220 1226. 7pm. Free. This gig was the at the time of writing.
I Tim O'Leary Whistle Binkies. Niddry Street. 557 5114. 9pm. Free.
I Sliding Delta Whistle Binkies. Niddry Street. 557 5114. 9pm. Free. Hot damn. it's those blues.
I T.|.A. The Honeycomb. Blair Street. 220 4381. 10.30pm. £3. Mellow evening with resident DJ Billy Slack. Jazzers and musicians can be found jamming alongside poets. Jazz-funk band The Jabba Collective support.
I Idlewild, Speeder and Pulsar The 13th Note. Glassford Street. 553 1638. 8.30pm. £1.
I The Shining, Merc and Angelica Glory Box. Curlers. Byres Road. 334 1284. 8.30pm. Free. Heard one of Angelica‘s demos recently and were right bowled over. in a late 80s. dark. angsty guitar st lee. I Vagabonds Kilkenny's. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free.
I Glasgow Songwriters featuring Dave Rollo Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free. Plus open mic guest spot. Arrive early to book your place: priority given to new performers.
I Songwriters' Showcase Tron Tavem. Hunter Square. 8.30pm. £1. Information: 661 5275. Weekly forum for Edinburgh-based singer-songwriters. with anybody welcome to perform a ﬁfteen-minute set.
I Hush The Attic. Dyer‘s Close. Cowgate. 225 8382. 10pm. £2. Original material from the Hush album. and a smattering of covers. On a rocky. bluesy. Reef-meets-Black Crowes vibe.
I The Whiskey Dogs Canon's Gait. 232 Canongate. 556 4481. 8pm. Free. Rock. pop and country.
I John Coltrane Tribute Band The Honeycomb. Blair Street. 220 4381. 9.30pm. £4 (£3). Band on stage at 11pm. A group of respected local vibesrnen interpret Coltrane's soul and spirit rather than copying his tunes and style. The JCTB were Edinburgh‘s sole representatives at the recent Arran Jazz Festival. The six-piece combo are supported by DJ Eh? Wun! In the chilled surrounds of The Honeycomb's back room.
I Optimus Prime Stones. Frederick Street. 220 1226. 10pm. Free.
I Alex Chilton and V Twin The Cathouse. Union Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £8.50 plus booking fee. The former Boxtop and Big Star mainman must know he gets a warm reception in Glasgow. which is why it’s not such a rarity to have him on these shores. 1n the past. he's been backed by Teenage Fanclub and The Beat Poets. but he can communicate his beautiful pop songs well. no matter what the setting. Support from local retro rocking beasts V Twin. I Counterfeat Bourbon Street. George Street. 552 0141. 8.30pm. £3. Little Feat tribute band. Boogie on down.
I Shifter and Longshot Harleys. Quarry Street. Hamilton. 01698 458174. 9pm. Free.
I Live Music Substance. The Arches. Midland Street. 221 9736. 8.30pm. £2.
I Basic Collective In The Opium Den The Honeycomb. Blair Street. 220 4381. 9.30pm. Band on stage at midnight. £4 (£3). There‘s a big buzz about the Basic Collective after their appearances at Lizzard Lounge — and rightly so. this lot