Edinburgh’s Finitribe are on their usual fortn. the performance side of things will be a big feature. After a quiet patch. they return with the ‘Sleazy Listening’ EP on Infectious Records.
I Urusei Yatsura, Helen Love and Superstar Disco Club King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £5. A Che Records night featuring oor ane Urusei Yatsura, who recently cheated death during a bizarre lighting n'g accident at a Spanish festival. See A—Z. Support comes from the twee Helen Love (a band. not an individual) who are adored by the likes of Ash. who have covered their songs before.
I Loop Guru The Cathouse. Union Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £4. Undulating trance dance crossed with ethnic chants from this hypnotic bunch.
I Amie Comeaux and Jeanette Summers The Ferry. Clyde Place, 552 0588. 8pm. £8. Special In The City gig by this countr & western artist.
I God‘s Bo riend and Swellhead Nice ’n‘ Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. £3. God's Boyfriend are a three-girl. token bloke combo from East Kilbride who play feisty grunge pop. a bit like Veruca Salt if they were any good.
I Blind, The Small Gentlemen and Oceana The 13th Note. Glassford Street. 553 1638. 8.30pm. £1. Wired punk pop from The Small Gentlemen.
I The Honeyflys, A Band Called Red and The Answer Glory Box. Curlers. Byres Road. 334 1284. 8.30pm. Free. Melodic guitar turns from The Honeyflys.
I Floor Nine, Leon. Solar Fire Allstars and Brown Eye Superfly The Arena. Oswald Street. 221 3010. 9pm. £2.50.
I A pleby, Strangecrazy. Kracker and Ren 0 Strawberry Fields. Oswald Street. 221 5911. 8pm. £3.
I Million Dollar Band. Pink Monkey Bird, The Geiger Babies and The High Sound Cavern Bar. Strathclyde University Union. John Street. 552 1895. 8pm. Free. Students and guests. See Sun 27 for Million Dollar Band.
I Vagabonds Kilkennys. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free.
I Glasgow Songwriters featuring John Hannah Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Canadian singer/songwriter over here to promote his Desperate 7imes album. Plus open mic guest spot. Arrive early to book your place; priority is given to first-time performers.
I Utopia Cavendish. West Tollcross. 228 3252. 9pm. £TBC. New fortnightly live music club featuring a selection of up-and-coming local bands with an indie guitar bent. Could shape up to be a whole lot of fun. It‘s open until the wee small hours as well which is good
I Son riters' Showcase and
Works op Tron Tavern. Hunter Square. Information: 228 8245. 7.30pm. £1. Weekly forum for Edinburgh-based singer-songwriters. with anybody welcome to perform a 15 minute set. One local songwriter is highlighted at 10.30pm each night.
I Arcane Stones. Frederick Street. 220 1226. 10pm. Free.
I Brickhouse l.‘Attache. Rutland Street. 229 3402. 8pm. Free.
I Hugh Cornwell King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £8. The ex-Stranglers man plugs away to the appreciation of the faithful few. celebrating about 25 years in the ‘business‘ by now.
I Entombed and Neurosis The Garage. Sauchiehall Street. 332 1120. 7.30pm. £7.50 plus booking fee. Scary death tnetal combos. We‘re all doooometlll
I Smug. Cornerstone and Million Dollar Band Strawbery Fields. Oswald Street. 221 5911. 8pm. See Sun 28 for Million Dollar Band.
I Bosley Bargo. Albion Street. 552
2680. 9.30 m. Free. See A-Z feature.
I Anurl. e Chemistry Set and Sires Cavern Bar. Strathclyde University Union, John Street. 552 1895. 10pm. Free. Students and guests.
I The Dazeys Kilkennys. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free.
I Live Music Skank ‘n' Pickle, The 13th Note, Glassford Street. 553 1638. 8.30pm. £1. Regular monthly ska and punk pre-club with live bands to be confirmed.
I Strangelove/DrugstorelEther The Venue. Calton Road, 557 3073. 9pm. £6.50. The Suede/Manic vibe of Strangelove is ably supported by the Jesus and Mary Chain meets Mazzy Star feel of Brazilian female fronted Drugstore.
I Aurora Toy Stones, Frederick Street, 220 1226. 10pm. Free.
THURSDAY 2 Glasgow I Don Williams Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £ 18/£16. Esteemed singer/songwriter with a country rock slant. not to be confused with easy listening king Andy. I My Life Story, Huckleberry and Bosley Queen Margaret Union. University Gardens. 339 9784. 8.30pm. £7. Students and guests. Tickets in advance from the porter's box and The Cathouse. A Fresher’s Week gig open to all students and guests featuring those glam pop Charlatans My Life Story who cross Pulp with The Divine Comedy and end up with a watered-down version of both. Support from certifiable Edinburgh combo. See A—Z for Bosley and Huckleberry. I Fountains 0f Wayne King Tut's Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £6. American college rock combo who garnered attention for their charming ‘Radiator Song’ which they're giving another go. Their singer was responsible for penning the song ‘That Thing You 00‘ from the film of the same name. and received an Oscar nomination for his troubles. I Aqualung. Tonic and Perfectly Legal The Cathouse. Union Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £3. I The Hair Pocket and General Lee Club Zebra. The 13th Note. Glassford Street. 553 1638. 8.30pm. £1. I Solomon Flynn, Funkmish, 10 Storey and Lost Icon Strawberry Fields. Oswald Street. 221 5911. 8pm. £3. I Chemikill, Rooked, Doctor lobby and Do Do Um Bongo The Arena. Oswald Street. 221 3010. £4/£3.50. I Savalas Cavern Bar. Strathclyde University Union. John Street. 552 1895. 10pm. Free. Students and guests. I Redwing The State Bar. Holland Street. 332 2159. 9pm. Free. Bluegrass and country. I Seattle Kilkennys. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free. I Blue Finger Waxy Dargles. Bridge Street. Paisley. 848 0885. 9.30pm. Free.
FRIDAY 3 Glasgow
I Echo And The Bunnymen Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £10.50 plus booking fee. Mac the Mouth and his scally cohorts return. still labouring under the misapprehension that they‘re the greatest band in the world. It was debatable in their early 80s heyday; now it’sjust not worth debating. although at least they acquit themselves with some dignity and don‘t sound like old barflys railing pointlessly against today‘s young hopefuls.
I Tony Bennet Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £22.50/£17.50/£15. Tony can croon. Tony cart swing. What tnore do you need in a performer? Great value all round really.
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