Sixties R & B from The Thanes.

I Jinx Stones. Frederick Street. 220 1226. 7pm. Free. Indie pop.

I Shorty And The Giants Henry's Cellar Bar. Morrison Street. 221 1288. llpm. £4 (£3). Good ole rock ’n’ roll. I Liquid Lunch and River Dragon Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. 8pm. £2. Indie guitar shenanigans.



I Brothers In Arms Bourbon Street. George Street. 552 0141. 7pm. £7.50 (£19.50 with dinner). See Fri 12.

I Bosley, Maxi 5 and Bona Fide King Tut’s Walt Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £3.50. Funky triple bill featuring the rappy. satnply fun of Bosley and the funk/rap crossover of Maxi 5.

I Eska and Moniac Nice ‘n' Sleazy. Sattchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. ()bstreperous guitar sounds inspired by the US underground.

I ltchycoo Park The Ferry. Clyde Place. 5520588. 9pm. £3. 60s night.

I Venus Cavern Bar. Strathclyde University Student Union. John Street. 552 1895. 10pm. Free. Students and guests.

I 05 Murray Quartet McChuill‘s. High Street. 552 2135. 10pm. Free. Acid jazz. I Liberty Blues Band The Scotia. Stockwell Street. 552 8681. 3.30pm. Free.

I Free At Last i'VIacSorleys. Jamaica Street. 572 0199. 9pm. Free.

I Willy And The Hand Jive Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free.

I Shboom The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3801. 5—7pm. Free. The female percussion combo give The Brewhouse a tubthumping send-off.

I Big George And The Business The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3801. 9.30pm. Free. Veteran bluestnen.

I Dle Happy Kilkennys. Johtt Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free.

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I The Grisly Ghosts Of Guy and The Blunts Cas Rock. West Port. 229 4341. 10pm. £3. Rock 'n' roll and probably a fair amount of gore frotn Edinburgh's finest skuzz-buckets.

I Gary Gritter And The Gritter Band Cavendish. West Tollcross. 228 3252. 9pm—3am. £5. Catt you believe how bad that name is'.’ Gary Glitter covers anyway. Over 25s and no jeans or trainers.

I The Bjorn Borg Heid Band Stones. Frederick Street. 220 1226. 7pm. Free. No one was willing to hazard a guess at what this lot do. but who cares with a cool name like that‘.’

I Sad Society The Tap ()‘I.auriston. Lauriston Place. 229 4041. 9pm. Free. Local punk survivors.

I Space Monkey Mafia Henry's Cellar Bar. Morn'son Street. 221 1288. Midnight. £4 (£3). One of Edinburgh‘s tnost groovesotne. funky outfits combines its hip hop. its jazz and its rock to great effect in this wicked wee bar/venue.



I Swelling Meg The Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 564 1527. 9.30pm. Free. Fx-I)arlingheart singer Cora Bissett goes for something more esoteric with her current outfit. using acoustic instrumentation and found objects to create a cacophottous folk devil sound. I The Waltzers, Gunrubber, The Sires, Kong. The Rising Sons and Mibby The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3801. 9pm. Free.

I Minj Strawberry Fields. ()swald Street. 221 5911. 8pm. £3.


I Capercaillie Edinburgh Festival Theatre. Nicolson Street. 529 6000. 7.30pm. £10/£12.50. See preview. I The Dynamos Stones. Frederick

Street. 220 1226. 10pm. Free.

I John Rae Trio Henry‘s Cellar Bar. Morrison Street. 221 1288. llpm. £3 (£2). Jazz. jazz and a bit tnore jazz on the side. Jazz fans will be happy then.

I Highway Jones L‘Attache. Rutland Place. 229 3402. 8pm. Free. One man and his guitar covers affair.



I Capercaillie Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 7.30pm.

£ Ill/£12.50. See preview for Karen Matheson and her ethereal Gaelic cohorts.

I Foam and Dazed Cavern Bar. Strathclyde University Student Union. John Street. 552 1895. 10pm. Free. Students and guests.

I Ian McVie, Endorphin, Sires, Sunscape, Little Dod and Smug The Brewhouse. John Street. 552 3801. 9pm. Free.


I Slaphead The Attic. Dyer‘s Close. Cowgate. 225 8382. 8pm. Price tbc. A rather excellent natne in my opiniott. Anyway. Slaphead catne to our attention as one of the acts in the Edinburgh heats of The List's unsigned band competition. Their music has been variously compared to Nirvana. Madness. Rocket From The Crypt and Bad Manners. They‘ve just completed their debut album. which was written. recorded and paid for by the band themselves. Here's your chance to see for yourself. The album will be on sale at the gig at £10 for working folk and £8 for studes and dolies. See album review.

I Lindsay Cooper's Free Underground Henry's Cellar Bar. Morrison Street. 221 1288. 1 1pm. £2 (£1). A relaxed mix of structured and improvised sets frotn various local contributors.

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rock & pop MUSIC

Hit list

The best live music this fortnight


Intercity Crawl Twenty-one bands, ranging from the established troopers like Tanya Donnelly (above) to snappers with their first single barely under their belt, play in five different venues. See listings and preview. Glasgow: various venues, Fri 19 Sep.


Capercaillie Back with anew album and tour with Canadian star Mary Jane Lamond. Their new album, Beautiful Wasteland, mixes traditional Gaelic sounds with African Singing. See preview. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Mon 15 Sep; Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Sun 14 Sep.

Leith Folk Festival In its debut year, the Leith Folk Festival boasts the likes of Macumba and the Tartan Amoebas, as well as a plethora of free pub gigs. See Folk listings. Fri 12-Sun 14 Sep.


lain Ballamy’s ACME Featuring guitarist John Paricelli and the Mondesir brothers in a characteristically original blend of contemporary jazz. Tron Theatre, Glasgow, Tue 23 Sep; Tolbooth Theatre, Stirling, Wed 24 Sep; Tron Tavern, Edinburgh, Thu 25 Sep.

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