. P0P Glasgow listings
Gigs are listed by date. Performances wi I be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least ten days before publication. Rock 81 pop listings compiled by Fiona Shepherd.
Tickets for most mediumllarge conce‘rtscan be boughtfrom the following:
Virgin. Union Street, 204 5151. Tower Records Argyle Street, 204 2500.
Credit card bookings from: Ticket Link: 227 5511.
Virgin, Princes Street. 220 3234. Ripping Records SOuth Bridge. 226 7010
Assembly Rooms, George Street. 220 4349
I The Million Dollar Band, Volley and Randy Savage King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £3.50. Epic. funky party sounds from The Million Dollar Band. while Volley cut to the chase with their snappy punk pop and cheeky humour.
I Brutal Deluxe and Naked Truth Bedlam-A-Go-Go. Nice ‘n’ Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. Regular monthly goth evening. featuring the same two groups as before. Are these the goth house bands‘.’
I Sailmaker, Moss and Limo The Arena. Oswald Street. 221 3010. 9pm. £3 (advance). £3.50 (door). including entry to The Friday Club.
I Red Green Blues Band The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3801. 9pm. Free.
I Bopstreet McChuill‘s. High Street. 552 2135. 10pm. Free.
I Rough Justice b'lacSorleys. Jamaica Street. 5720199. 9pm. Free.
I Vagabonds Kilkennys. John Street. 552 3505. 8pm. Free.
I Petrol and Vodka King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. See preview for the multiple rhythm section-tastic Vodka. playing again with their soulmates Petrol who have been through a few name changes over the years. but still fuse pop and dance.
I Bangtwister, The Space Kittens and Pink Kross Nice ‘n' Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. Pink Kross are treating tonight as a single launch. unleashing more of their garage rumbling in a Ramones-meets-Shangri-1.as style. The Space Kittens are similarly attracted to glittery outfits and spikey attitude. while Bangtwister get in the testosterone quotient with their Stooges/MC5-influenced
Hurricane it 1 play The Cathouse. Glasgow, Wed 13 and The Venue, Edinburgh Tue 12
I 11th Reed And The Velvet Underpants Bourbon Street. George Street. 552 0141. 8.30pm. £3. Jazzy Hugh and his fresh 'Pants liven up Bourbon Street with tales of misfortune on the streets of Glasgow (and other urban fables).
I The Nimmo Brothers The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3801. 5-7pm. Free.
I Big George And The Business The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3801. 9pm. Free. The blues travellers return.
I Willy And The Hand Jive Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free.
I Albaroot McChuiIl‘s. High Street. 552 2135. 10pm. Free. Roots reggae combo. I Witness MacSorleys. Jamaica Street. 572 0199. 9pm. Free.
I Die Happy Kilkennys. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free.
I The Verve Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. SOLD OUT. Sonic explorers who have charmed the Oasis lobby too. See preview.
I Summer City The Cathouse. Union Street. 248 6606. l2ptn-‘late. £5.50. live bands throughout the day and night at this Cathouse extravaganza. The indie/pop/alternative bands. including Bulb Chutney. Arthur. The Loved Ones. Alkahounds. Solar Fire Allstars and Slinky play noon—5pm. before the punk/rock/hardcore posse take over and play into the wee small hours. The line-up includes Brown Eye Superfly. Hybrid. Rebel Sweeties. Happy But Twisted and The Shining. plus much. much more. as they say. Line-up subject to change. as they also say.
I Post Regiment, Unhinged and Scatha Nice 'n' Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9 m. I The Shining, Touchwood, Ghostmaker and The Corleones The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3801. 9pm. Free.
I Matthew Sweet and Ether King Tut’s Walt Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £7. US alternative singer/songwriter whose current album Blue Sky On Mars features regular collaborators like Television's Richard Lloyd and Robert Quine. cohort of Lou Reed and Richard Hell. and is described as Sweet's simplest record yet.
I The lnformers and External Menace The 13th Note. Glassford Street. 553 1638. 8.30pm. A Glasgow Music Collective promotion of underground sounds.
I The Rigbys, Fireflower and Chemistry The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3801. 9pm. Free. There will be a bus leaving Edinburgh at 6pm. costing £3. Contact Derek on 0131 478 0648.
I De-Nature and Lotus Lounge Cavern Bar. Stratbclyde University Student Union.
John Street. 552 1895.9.30pm. Free.
Students and guests.
I The 0875, Bosley and Floor Nine The 13th Note. Glassford Street. 553 1638. 8.30pm. £1. Bosley do a fun pop/rap
sam ling crossover thang.
I T e Black And White Circus Glory Box. Curlers. Byres Road. 334 1284. 8.30pm. Free.
I Spine In Spain Cavern Bar. Strathclyde University Student Union. John Street. 552 1895. 9.30pm. Free. Students and guests, I Vagabonds Kilkennys. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free.
I Glasgow Songwriters featuring Tam Cushley Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free. James Taylor-style singer/songwriter. Plus open mic guest spot. Arrive early to book your space. Priority is given to first-time performers. I Live Music The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3801. 9pm. Free.
I Ash The Garage. Sauchiehall Street. 332 1120. 7.30pm. £9 plus booking fee. The
former leaders of the current teen revolution could now be regarded as elder statesmen. After a bit of a break. will their snappy pop/rock have ‘matured‘?
I Hurricane #1 The Cathouse. Union Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £5.50 plus booking fee. The Seahorses have been the band to take off. but Hurricane can do the post- Oasis thing with equal aplomb and singer Alex Rowe's ragged voice could be a powerful asset.
I Extreme Noise Terror, Medulla Nocte and Confusion Corporation The Rat Trap. Brown Street. 221 7233. 8pm. £6 (advance). The appropriately-named Extreme Noise Terror mount a full-on death metal assault with accompanying pained grunting by way of ‘singing'.
I The Ranters and The Amphetameanies Club Beatroot. The 13th Note. Glassford Street. 553 1638. 8.30pm. £1. Two more bands display their wares and end up with a 7m single to show for it. The Ranters are a melodic garage quartet. offset tonight by the ska sounds of The Amphetameanies. featuring members of Tonic. Pink Kross. El Hombre Trajeado and many of your other underground faves. I Sunscape The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3801. 9pm. Free.
I Adventures In Stereo, The Secret Goldfish and Mount Vernon Arts Lab Pop Pop 11. East Kilbride Ans Centre. Old Coach Road. East Mains. East Kilbride. 013552 29771. 8pm. £5 (£3). A Creeping Bent night to kick off the Arts Centre‘s mini-music festival. Adventures In Stereo are rightly lauded for their spring-like 60s pop where the girl groups meet The Beach Boys. The Secret Goldfish claim the same inﬂuences but their guitars sometimes display their teeth. and Mount Vernon Arts Lab go for Joe Mcek/Stereophonic Workshop lo-fi soundscapes.
I Tanktop and Nucleus Harleys. Quarry Street. Hamilton. 01698 458174. 9pm. Free.
I Live Music Substance. The Arches. Midland Street. 221 9736. 8.30pm. £2.
I lntastella and Sub King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £4.50. Manchester Space Cadets who continue to beguile with their sublime pop/dance numbers. in a slinkier vein than Saint Etienne or Dubstar.
I The Surfin' Gnomes, The Caffeine Cake Orchestra and The Butch Numbers Nice 'n' Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9 m.
I Roaring Silence, Bloco Vomit and The Texas Chainstore Masochists Club Zebra. The 13111 Note. Glassford Street. 553 1638. 8.30pm. £1. A rhythmic night in store from local outfit Roaring Silence who feature three percussionists in addition to the traditional line-up and Edinburgh's Bloco Vomit who do a samba/punk crossover and feature Gloria. the giant punk puppet in their line-up.
I Sunscape, The Answer and Cruyff Strawberry Fields. Oswald Street. 221 5911. 8pm. £3.
I Nevertheless and The Purple Ohms Fury Murrys. Maxwell Street. 221 6511. 9pm. £3. including entry to Loveshack.
I Johnny Gator And The Bourtree Hillbillies The State Bar. Holland Street. 332 2159. 9.30pm. Free. Roots and country sounds
I Bulb Chutney The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3801. 9pm. Free.
I Seattle Kilkennys. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free.
I Je T’Aime Gainsbourg Pop Pop 11. East Kilbride Arts Centre. ()ld Coach Road. East Mains. East Kilbride. 013552 29771. 8pm. £6 (£4). Another outing for this intriguing and entertaining tribute to French crooner extraordinaire Serge Gainsbourg. The evening begins with a screening of the amusing li'irlmui ll’ulls documentary on the man and continues with loving renditions of all his best-loved tracks and a few more obscure ones. performed by the likes of Davie Pearlfisher. Duglas BMX Bandit and Radio Scotland's Peter Easton with other surprise guests.
I The Brian McKenzie Band Harley's. Quarry Street. Hamilton. 01698 458174.
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The Verve lie-scheduled come-back gig which has got a lot of people hot and bothered. See preview. Glasgow: Barrowland, Sun 10 Aug.
Ash Northern Irish guitar tearaways (above) play two low key dates. A rare chance to see the boys in small venues. Glasgow: Garage, Wed 13 Aug. Edinburgh: Venue, Mon 11 Aug.
The Gourds and Radio Sweethearts If you like your country with a twist then this is the concert for you. Twisted swamp blues and whisky-drenched cow punk tunes make for a damn fine evening. Edinburgh: Attic, Thu 14 Aug.
Stan Grieg Trio The Edinburgh-born pianist is best known for his long stint with Humphrey Lyttelton but leads his own trio here on a rare Glasgow visit, enhanced by American drummer Ed Crow. Pizza Express, Glasgow, Sat 9 Aug.
Dates listed below are for one-off and ticketed shows: see separate section for free residencies. Gigs are listed by date. Performances WI" be listed, rovided that details reach our 0 ices at least ten days before publication. Jazz listings compiled by Kenny Mathieson.
I Midnight Club Bourbon Street. 108 George Street. 552 0141. 11.30pm—3am (no admission after lam). £3. Jazz and blues.
I Stan Grieg Trio Pizza Express. 151 Queen Street. 221 3333. 9pm. £5. call for reservations. The Edinburgh-born jazz and boogie-woogie specialist was best known as the long-serving pianist in Humphrey 1.yttelton‘s band. until a parting a couple of years back. He leads his own trio on this rare Glasgow outing. including a bonus in the shape of American drummer Ed Crow. recruited for duty while over here on a visit. I Midnight Club Bourbon Street. 108 George Street. 552 0141. 11.30pm-3am (no admission after lam). £3. Jazz and blues.
I George McGowan Orchestra Fitter and Firkin. 59 Dunbanon Road. 339 5741. 2.30pm. Free. Big band jazz session.
I Midnight Club Bourbon Street. 108 George Street. 552 0141. 11.30pm—3am (no
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