Tavern. Hunter Square. 8.30pm. £1. Information: 661 5275. Weekly forum for Edinburgh-based sitiger-songwriters. with anybody welcome to perform a fifteen-minute set.
I The Whiskey Dogs Canon's Gait. 232 Canongate. 556 4481. 8.30pm. Free. Rock. pop and country frotn the band who can also boast Dean ()wens tblimey. this bloke gets about) as one of their tnembers.
I Gil Scott Heron The Garage. Sauchiehall Street. 332 1121). 7.30pm. £10 pltis booking fee. Tickets from The Cathouse. Union Street. 248 6606. The king of the stoners will hopefully rouse himself for long enough to deliver his spliffed-out. jazzy. bluesy vibes and baritone tnumblings to a ‘laid-back' crowd.
I Chi and Beauty School Dropout Skank ‘n' Pickle. The 13th Note. Glassford Street. 553 1638. 8.30pm. £1. Chi are the Edinburgh artists formerly known as Chicane.
I Kong and Circle Harley‘s. Quarry Street. Hamilton. (11698 458174. 9pm. Free.
I Live Music Substance. The Arches. Midland Street. 221 9736. 8.30pm. £2.
I Bench, Caine and Betty Custard Thighs Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 9pm. £3. Bench will hit you with their take on the funky Red Hot Cltilli Peppers while Caine are especially good in a soulful Pearl Jam way. Betty Custard Thighs. meanwhile. come to you fresh from Jewel & Esk Valley College.
I Transporter Room The Attic. l)yet"s Close. Cowgate. 225 8382. 10pm. £3 waged. £2 unwaged. £1 members. A long-running club night which features some of the city's finest funk. hip hop. reggae and jazz bands. Very chilled.
I Bastard Son Of Fud, Unhinged and Jarabanzo Negro The Tap 0‘ l .auriston. Lauriston Place. 2294041. 9.30pm. Free. Bastard Son Of Fud w in points by virtue of their cool name. Unhinged score because they probably are unhinged. while .larabanzo Negro come out tops because they’ve come all the wav from Spain. '
I Basic Collective In The Opium Den The Honeycomb. Blair Street. 220 4381. 9.30pm. Band on stage at midnight. £4 (£3). This lot are currently creating a delicious vibe down in The Honeycomb
Back from the given-up-for-dead, The Di
backroom. The band feature some of Edinburgh's most talented musicians. including Nicola King on vocals and Stevie Christie on keys. DJs frotn the East Coast Project have been known to assist as well.
I Holyrood Slim And Guitar lnr Canon‘s Gait. 232 Canongate. 556 4481. 8.30pm. Free. Blues.
I Hillsborough Benefit Night King Tut's Walt Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. Phone venue for details.
I Spacehopper, The Tinglies and El
' Hombre Trajeado Club Zebra. The 13111
Note. Glassford Street. 553 1638. 8.30pm. £1. A strong trio of local bands with atmospheric noise merchants Spacehopper and The Tinglies. and the characterful E1 Hombre Trajeado.
I Saddler, Trent and CC] Nice 'n' Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm.
I Chaser and The Lennons Fury Murrys. Maxwell Street. 221 6511. 9pm. £3. including entry to I.oveshack.
I Brown Eye Superfly, Strangecrazy and Blind Nation Strawberry Fields. ()swald Street. 221 5911. 8pm. £3.
I Seattle Kilkenny's..1ohn Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free.
I Live Music The State Bar. llolland Street. 332 2159. 9pm. Free.
I Gasgiant, Annie Christian and The Diggers La Belle Angele. Hastie's Close. Cowgate. 225 2774. 8pm. £4 (£3). La Belle pushes young. Scottish talent at this new weekly Thursday night. The Diggers resurface in a slightly different form.
I Kevin McDermott Canon‘s- Gait. 232 Canongate. 556 4481. 8pm. Price the. The first of three nights by Kevin McDermott. Tickets will be available on the door and in advance.
I The lnformers, External Menace and Road Rage The Tap (')'l.auriston. Lauriston Place. 229 4041. 9.30pm. Free. Punk.
I Surely The Honeycomb. Blair Street. 220 4381. 10pm. £4 (£3). A weekly hip hop-related club night which provides an excellent opportunity to see some of the better live acts on the circuit. Tonight. Wizard (an eight-piece who recently recorded a track for the forthcoming East Coast Project compilation) guest. with funky. jazzy hip hop grooves.
ggers come to light at La Belle Angele,
Dates listed below are for one-off and ticketed shows: see separate section for free residencies. Gigs are listed by date, then by city. Performances will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least ten days before publication. Jazz Listings compiled by Kenny
Mathieson. FRIDAY 25 Glasgow
I Craig McMurdo In Mr Wonderful Bourbon Street. 108 George Street. 552 ()141. 8.30pm. £7.50. dinner package £29.50. The singer has been working in this show since May/fest. but will use this opportunity to officially launch his new album. also called Mr wonder/ill. Craig will also be taking the show to the Edinburgh International Jazz & Blues Festival (see separate listing. Fri 1).
I Midnight Club Bourbon Street. 108 George Street. 5520141. 11.30pm—3am (no admission after lam). £3. Jazz and blues club.
. I Ernie Carson arid The Golden City Jazz Band Merchiston Hearts Social Club. 60 Gorgie Road. Info and tickets front 551 1237. 312 8243. or 445 3201. 8—1 1.30pm. £6.50. Another new venue for the peripatetic Capital Jazz. btit the music from this Australian band attd their American guest is firmly in the traditional I \ ein favoured by this promotion.
I Haz Calor Foyer. Royal Lyceum Theatre. Grindlay Street. 2299697. 7.30pm. Saxophonist Martin Foster leads a trio in a programme ofjazz standards and 1.atin tunes.
I Makossa Henry‘s Cellar Bar. 8 Morrison Street (opp ABC cinema). 221 1288. 11pm late. £4 (£3). Afro-funk.
Edinburgh on Thu 7
I Duglas Stewart And Company Chapel Royal. Stirling Castle. 01786 473 544. 8pm. £7 (£5). Duglass company includes Pearlfisher Davie Scott. Creeping Bent supremo Douglas McIntyre and fellow Bth Bandit Francis MacDonald. providing the backing for Duglas‘s sometimes lovelorn. sometimes witty naive pop songs.
Pop pop MUSIC WEEK at East Kilbride Arts Centre performances, movies, co//aborat/'ons, ideas and fun.
Creeping Bent Records night Adventures in Stereo + The Secret Goldfish
WED 13 AUG 8PM £5/E3 CONCS
Je T’aime Gainsbourg Another chance to see this acclaimed show premiered at Cottiers, June 97 TUES 14 AUG 8PM £6/E4 CONCS
Dial M for Mau Mau DJ’s + Ninja Tune/Herbaliser DJ Malachi FRI 15 AUG 97, 8PM £5
Ricky Ross, Stephen Lindsay + Laura Donnelly SAT 16 AUG 97, 8PM £8/E5 concs
Film Double Bill The Man With The The Golden Arm US 1955 (Otto Preminger) Cert (18) 119 mins Starring Frank Sinatra and Kim Novak
Let’s Get Lost US 1988 (Bruce Weber) Cert (15) BAN 119 mins Oscar nominated documentary about the life of Chet Baker. SUN 17 AUG 97, 7PM £3/f2 CONCS
further information/Booking Office contact: East Kilbride Arts Centre, Old Coach Rd, East Kilbride. Tel: 01355 261000
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