MUSIC rock & pop

ROCK 8r POP: SAT 11 continued Edinburgh

I Geneva and Catherine Wheel The Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 7.30pm. £6. They always get called ‘The Scottish Smiths' don‘t they? lt's terrible when peOple do that because it just sustains the myth that they do sound extremely like Mozzer‘s old band. Not that they do sound uncannily familiar in just about every single way possible . . . Talented in their own right I'm sure (You're sacked. Ed.) I Bona Fide, Cathode Species and Bug Cas Rock. West Port. 229 4341. 9pm. £3. Big guitar rock with big loud bells on apart from Bona Fide who do rap/metal/punk things.

I Grapevine Cavendish. West Tollcross. 228 3252. 9pm—3am. £5. A heartwarming look back at some of the finer moments in pop's history. Over 25s. No jeans. no trainers.

I Scarfo, Blind and ldlewild The Attic. Dyer‘s Close. Cowgate. 225 8382. 7.30pm. £4 in advance from Ripping Records. Headliners Scarfo are touring to promote their charmingly titled new album Ltu'ttry Pftlllt‘t'l'tl.\‘/l (Deceptive) and their new single ‘Costnonaut Number Seven' which showcases their very British spikey pop sound. Support comes from Blind who have a single. ‘Money To Burn‘ out now on Evol Records and ldlewild who have just signed to Deceptive following the In The City conference. Get there early for this one. it may sell out. See Frontlines.

I The Wildebeests The Bongo Club. New Street. 556 5204. 10.30pm. £3 before midnight; £4 after. ()ne of Edinburgh‘s tnost prolific bands with a veritable feast of 60s trash.

I Deacon Jones And The Sinners Marcos. Grove Street. 8pm. £8. The Edinburgh Swing Dance Society present an evening ofjump-jive. rhythm 'n' blues. DJs also lay. I The Happy gpastics and The New Town Grunts The Tap ()‘l.auriston.

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I Edwyn Collins The Garage. Sauchiehall Street. 332 1 120. 7.30pm. £9.50 plus booking fee. See feature for the wit and wisdom of one of our more singular musicians.

I Errol Brown Pavilion Theatre. Rettfteld Street. 332 1846. 8pm. £11.5()/£9.5(). ()r The Voice ()f Hot Chocolate. as he always seems to be billed these days. Now that ‘You Sexy Thing’ has been featured in The Full Monty. will we be seeing a communal disrobing when Errol performs his best- known number‘.’

I Geneva and The Catherine Wheel The Cathouse. Union Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £6 plus booking fee. Two groups of serious blokes. The former go for astral epics with a pop base. while the longer- serving Catherine Wheel have waxed and waned over the years but usually make an almighty racket.

I David Devant And His Spirit Wife and Soundbuggy King Tut‘s Walt Walt Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £4.50. A real theatrical experience is on hand for those who think seeing a band should be tnore than guys just standing there playing songs. For those that are happy watching guys playing songs. you could do much worse than local pups Soundbuggy. who have some insidious little indie pop numbers under their belt. I T In The Pub Curlers. Bytes. Road. 334 1284. First band 1.30pm. Free. Bosley. Maxi 5. Astrid. Clan D. Happy But Twisted. Just Another Dream. Brink. Parker. The Honeyllys. Perfectly Legal. Huckleberry. A Band Called Red. Captain 22. Miss World. Beauty School Dropout. Melon Farmer. Geiger Babies and Jinx perform at T In The Pub. It's a day-long gigfest featuring a whole host of local bands. including the dance stance of Bosley and Maxi 5 and the melodic guitar pop of Astrid and The Honeyflys plus two headliners to be announced. There will be drinks promotions. charity raffles and prizes galore throughout the day. until midnight.

I US Turnaround Bourbon Street. George Street. 552 ()141. 7pm. £5 (£19.50 with dinner). 70s soul antl Motown sounds from the band formerly known as D'Jango.

I Rye Coalition, Kurt and Eska Nice 'n' Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. Eska do their US-influenced noise thang in support ofcutrent single ‘1.ast Man On The Moon'.

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

I Oscar and The Butch Numbers The Halt Bar. Woodlands Road. 564 1527. 9.30pm. Free.

I Borderlord Waxys. Candleriggs. 552 8717. 9.30pm. Free. Country.

I Jam Session MacSorleys. Jamaica Street. 5720199. 3pm. Free.

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I Midnight Blue Cafe Graffiti. Mansfield Place Church. Comer of Broughton Street. 557 8003. 10.30pm. £3 (£2). New Sunday night club night aiming to provide a regular home for Edinburgh‘s hip young jazzers. Some of the capital's finest talent including Soubie Coleman. Colin Steele and Russell Cowieson will be playing live. DJs will also support.



I Spiritualized Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £8.50 plus booking fee. At last. Spiritualized on a decent-sized stage from which to launch their psychedelia and strobe attack. One of the least mobile live bands in the world. but strangely one of the most dynamic. Float on. dig the guitar overload and get blinded by the light. Plus Spring Heel Jack DJs.

I Damage Pavilion Theatre. Renfteld Street. 332 1846. 7.30pm. £11. One of the current glut of boy bands who favour a combination of swingbeat and slushy ballads with. ofcourse. the all-important fancy footwork.

I The Vibrators, Ninebar and Happy But Twisted The Arena. ()swald Street. 221 3010. 8.30pm. £5 plus booking fee. ()ld punk diehards. ofthe bouncy. tuneful variety. with a splash of glamtny US punk thrown in.

I Lukas, Starsky and The Cause Cavern Bar. Strathclyde University Student Union. John Street. 552 1895. 9pm. Free. Students and guests.


I David Devant & His Spirit Wife, Dave and Quicksand The Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 9pm. £5. Pulp meets Roxy Music and Bowie methinks. Not sure about the rather uncatchy name though. Mind you. the band members are called Vessel. Cocky. Colonel and Professor and they did have a single out called ‘Ginger' which Mark Radcliffe thought was rather good. One for those who like a bit of that camp theatrical Jarvis Cocker thing.

I labba The Honeycomb. Blair Street. 220 4381. 10.30pm. £3 (£3). Musicians Union (MU) members get in free. Band on stage at midnight. Young Edinburgh band who combine progressive jazz with hip hop and funk.



I Mike Scott The Garage. Sauchiehall Street. 332 1 120. 7.30pm. SOLD OUT. See preview for the raggle taggle patron saint. who has added an extra date tomorrow night to accomodate his eager flock.

I Strangelove, Drugstore and Ether The Cathouse. Union Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £5.50 plus booking fee. After years of being intense and inscrutable. Bristol‘s Strangelove are finally getting the big commercial push. Perhaps their epic guitar tnaelstroms have found favour in these Radiohead-hungt'y days. But don't expect singer Patrick Duff to smile or anything. The goodwill at this gig will come from Drugstore's lsabel. the diminutive Brazilian who likes a swig of her wine bottle before launching into another bittersweet tale. See review.

I Zenith Shortwave and The D875 The 13th Note. Glassford Street. 553 1638. 8.30pm. £1.

I The Extras, Hatters Mad and Starsky Glory Box. Curlers. Bytes. Road. 334 1284. 8.30pm. Free.

I Rain, Shake and Swallow Cavern Bar. Strathclyde University Student Union. John Street. 552 1895. 9pm. Free. Students and guests.

I Vagabonds Kilkennys. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free. Rock and pop.

I Glasgow Songwriters featuring Andy Hughes Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free.Plus open mic guest spot. Arrive early to book your slot: priority will be given to first-time performers.


I Jazz Syndicates The Honeycomb. Blair Street. 220 4381. 10pm. £4 (£3). M.U. members get in free. Band on stage at 1 1pm. Powerful beats from this seven- piece post bop. groove-funk combo. The band play two sets the first a full on ‘blow job‘ (1 think that means loads of horns. trumpets. sax etc . . . ). the second a more groove orientated affair which projects a more dancey vibe. Mind blowing stuff. With DJ Eh? Wun! on the decks.



I Mike Scott The Garage. Sauchiehall Street. 332 ll2(). 7.30pm. £10 plus booking fee. Extra date. See preview.

I The Leopards and Mount Vernon Arts Lab Record Player. The 13th Note. Glassford Street. 553 1638. 8.30pm. £1. The Creeping Bent label‘s monthly club of cool sounds and cooler people features a high—octane performance from The Leopards. whose debut album They Tried Staying Calm is reviewed in this issue. The Mount Vernon Arts Lab is Glasgow‘s answer to Rob Grainer‘s BBC Stereophonic Workshop.

I Palatka, In Humanity and So Nice ‘n‘ Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9 m. I Roadrunner, Zenith and Pedestrian Cavem Bar. Strathclyde University Student Union. John Street. 552 1895. 9pm. Free. Students and guests.

I The Dazeys Kilkennys. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free. Rock and blues.

I Grant Richardson Cul De Sac. Pollokshaws Road. 649 4717. 9.30pm. Free. Pop singer/songwriter.

I Live Music Strawberry Fields. Oswald Street. 221 5911. 8.30pm. Free. A Battle of the Bands. organised by those nice people at the Sound Control music shop.


I Finley Quaye and Pressure Drop Queen's Hall. Clerk Street. 668 2019. 8pm. £8. Edinburgh's pop reggae crossover crooner Quaye plays his biggest local venue yet. With the recent release of his debut long player Maverick A Strike (Sony). it looks like he is officially destined for major league success. His last two Edinburgh gigs both at La Belle Angele were rather muted affairs. This one ought to be different. Support comes frotn the excellent Pressure Drop (see Preview). who are yet another example of downtempo British music in a similar vein to Massive Attack.

I Grand Central ‘Pound For Pound' Tour La Belle Angele. Hastie‘s Close. Cowgate. 225 2774. 10pm. £5 in advance from Ripping Records. Scottish leg of this national tour from Manchester-based label Grand Central. Heading an impressive line-up of UK hip hop/trip hop is Tony D (see Preview in Clubs Section) who will be DJing with New York's Y7. on the mic. Also in the house are vocalists Veba and Lorna Harris (who corttributed to Goldie's Time/tars album). and various other bods with funny names like Spikey T. Buffy Bronx. Mark ()ne. Peter Parker and Sneaky.

I Colin Steele's Groove Merchants The Honeycomb. Blair Street. 220 4381. 10pm. £4 (£3); £2 before llptn. M.U. members get in free. Band on stage at

1 1.30pm. ()ne of Scotland's strongest and grooviest contemporary funk-soul-jazz outfits. spearheaded by Steele's soaring and sometimes haunting trumpet solos. Backed also by a powerhouse rhythm section and the smokey soulful vocals of Soubie Coleman.



I Bush and 3 Colours Red Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £10 plus booking fee. No age restriction. Lumpen hard rock bill from Bush who. instead of lapping up their Stateside megasuccess. seem to care more about critical acclaim in this country. Who cares what the critics