rock & pop.


Gigs are listed by date, then by cit . Performances Will be listed, provi ed that details reach our offices at least ten days before publication. Rock 8: pop listings compiled by Fiona Shepherd (Glasgow) and Jim Byers (Edinburgh).

'fTi0ket information Ticketsjor most medium/large

concerts [can be bought from the following:

Virgiti, Argyle Street. 204 5151 Tower Records Argyle Street. 204 2500.

Credit card bookings from: Ticket Link: 227 551 l.


Virgin Princes Street. 220 3234. Ripping Records South Bridge. 226.7010.

Assembly Rooms George Street, .220 4349

FRIDAY 24 Glasgow

I Howard Keel Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511. 7.30pm. £16.50/£l4.50/£l2.50. Not exactly rock and blues. but still happening. Keel‘s deep. deep tones graced many a musical in the early technicolour age before he joined the Dallas cast as a humble ranching man. He still boasts lungs like bellows and will be blessing our beautiful hides tonight. or something.

I Martyn Bennett King Tut's Wah Wah

Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £6. See preview for the dreadlocked bagpiping man dedicated to dragging the instrument kicking and screaming into the modern age by combining its drone with samples and beats. as showcased on his new album Bothy C ulrrrre.

I Peat Loaf Bourbon Street. George Street. 552 0141. 7pm. £5 (£19.50 with dinner). It seems that in these days of tribute band saturation. it‘s not the act you choose that matters. it‘s how cringingly you manage to pun on their

I Blind Nice'n'Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. Plus DJs.

I April Floor, Floored and Icon The Arena. Oswald Street. 221 3010. 9pm. £3.50 (advance). £4 (door). including entry to the post-gig club Bla .

I Perfectly Legal and Backlash Cavern Bar. Strathclyde University Student Union. John Street. 552 1895. 9pm. Free. Students and guests.

I Meth 0.0. and Pure Television The Vale Lounge. Dundas Street. 333 0946. 9pm. Velvet Underground-inlluenced drone rock from Meth ().l').

I Big George And The Business MacSorleys. Jamaica Street. 572 (1199. 9pm. Free. Blues explosion.

I The Magnificent Escapades McChuill‘s. High Street. 552 2135. 10pm. Free.


I Cecil and Annie Christian La Belle Angele. Hastie‘s Close. Cowgate. 225 2774. 7pm. £5. Cecil supported Mansun at the Assembly Rooms not so long ago and they pulled off a stunning set. Support comes from Annie Christian who recently got themselves a deal with V2. I The Teddies Cavendish. West Tollcross. 228 3252. 9pm—3am. £5. A band containing former frontline members of Showaddywaddy.

I Prolapse, Eska and Macrocosmica The Attic. Dyer‘s Close. Cowgate. 225

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8382. 7.30pm. £4 in advance from Ripping Records. Expect a chaotic live show from Prolapse who specialise in noisy guitar attacks.

I Quarantine and Gorse The Tap O‘Lauriston. Lauriston Place. 229 4041. 9pm. Free. Hardcore punk with a bit of nutty ska thrown in for good measure. I Rainmaker and The Giros The Subway. Cowgate. 225 6766. 8pm. £2. Classic rock fused with Britpop.

I Gilded Lil Cas Rock. West Port. 229 4341. 10pm. £3. Local rock.



I Asian Dub Foundation King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £5.50. Asian hip hop crew. resident on the multicultural Nation Records and. like most of their Iabelmates. well worth checking out for a taste of something imaginative.

I Way Out West Cream. The Tunnel. Mitchell Street. 204 1000. 10pm. £12 (£10). Progressive house pairing from Bristol play the superclub as one of the dates on their first live tour to coincide with the re-release of their ‘classic club track’ ‘Ajare'. with remixes from Brothers In Rhythm.

I MacFloyd Bourbon Street. George Street. 552 0141. 7pm. £7.50 (£22.50 with dinner). Scottish Pink Floyd tribute (hence the name!). Do they play ‘Shine On You Radge Cunt‘. we wonder?

I Strawberry Cavern Bar. Strathclyde University Student Union. John Street. 552 1895. 9pm. Free. Students and guests.

I Francis Anthony And The Underworld McChuill's. High Street. -. ._ .. 10pm. Free. Broody rock with a Nick Cave influence.

I Vagabond Waxys. Candleriggs. 552 8717. 9.30pm. Free.

I Fat Betty MacSorleys. Jamaica Street. 572 0199. 9pm. Free. Thin Lizzy tribute combo.

I Red Green's Blues Band Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free.

I Die Happy Kilkennys. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free.

I The Nimmo Brothers Kilkennys. John Street. 552 3505. 5—7pm. Free.


I The Teddies Cavendish. West Tollcross. 228 3252. 9pm—3am. £5. See Fri 24.

I Blind The Attic. Dyer's Close. Cowgate. 225 8382. 7.30pm. £2. My heart goes out to Blind. In their latest news release they reveal how it has always been their intention to record a record as good as Europe's 'Final Countdown'. Come on guys. you know that just isn't possible. Respect to them for trying though. Blind fans with transport might like to nip through to Glasgow on Fri 24 to catch their heroes at Nice ‘n' Sleazy.

I The Radoos Stones. Frederick Street. 220 1226. 8pm. Free. Local indie guitar antics.

I Critic Kill The Tap O'Lauriston. Lauriston Place. 229 4041. 9pm. Free. Melodic punk.

I Lizzard lounge Cafe Graffiti. Mansfield Place Church. Corner of Broughton Street. 557 8003. 10.30pm. £6 (£5). Drummer Paddy Flagherty and his band Jazz. Syndicate play live at this busy. vibing club night.

I The Power Of Scotland Big Band Club Henry’s Cellar Bar. Morrison Street. 221 I288. 11pm. £5 (£4). Band on stage at half past midnight. Big hand




I Boyzone SECC. Finnieston Quay. 287 7777. SOLD ()UT. A sorry excuse for a boy band. Can't sing. cant dance. what can they do? Harmonise a bit and send young girls apopleptic it seems. Haven't the older sisters told their siblings that they had a decent quintet in their day Take That.

Hit list

The best live music this fortnight


Daft Punk A Hallowe'en party where the only masked mystery men are the Parisian duo on stage. Their album Homework welds big beats to disco grooves to create da ultimate 90$ funk. Glasgow: Barrow/and, Fri 31 Oct.


Super Furry Animals The Welsh sonic wizards have followed up one of last year's best albums with one of this year’s. if anything, Radiator is bursting with even more psychedelic intent and melodic mayhem. it’s enough to give indie music a good name. Glasgow: Garage, Wed 5 Nov,“ Edinburgh: Jaffa Cake, Tue 4 Nov.

Andy White The Belfast singer/ songwriter who gives native folk traditions a musical and lyrical twist performs his personable ditties in a suitably intimate venue. Glasgow.“ The 13th Note, Mon 3 Nov.


Vanessa Rubin The latest highly-rated American jazz singer to visit Scotland, with her own New York-based trio in attendance. Glasgow: Cort/er Theatre, Sun 26 Oct; Edinburgh: Queen’s Hall, Fri 24.

Lenny White's Present Tense A treat for fusion fans as one of the giants of the style leads his latest high-powered band, featuring ex-Herbie Hancock saxman Bernie Maupin. Edinburgh: Queen’s Hall, Fri 37 Oct.


Martyn Bennett The Edinburgh-based piper and fiddler struts his funky crossover folk/club sounds as his album Bothy Culture is released. See preview. 1 Glasgow: King Tut’s, Fri 24 Oct; Edinburgh: La Belle Ange/e, Sun 26 Oct.

I Sleeper Bai‘r'owland. Gallowgatc. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £9 plus booking fee. No age restriction. A rather lukewarm reception for new album I’lt'rlyr'r/ ’lii Meet You as is appropriate for such a mediocre hand. Louise Wetter must be rubbing her hands with glee at all the punters who think her grey band are where it's at. See Frontlines.

I Eat Static and Ege Bam Yasi The Arches. Midland Street. 221 9736. 9pm—2am. £8 plus booking fee. Eat Static are the mad acid techno offshoot of ()zric Tentacles (also playing this issue) who retain some of their mother band's prog connotation but reinvent it for a club environment. Support frotn Edinburgh‘s equally mad acid professor Fge Batu Yasi.

I Nice'n'Spicy Pavilion Theatre. Reufield Street. 332 1846. 7.30pm. £‘)/£7.50. The most renowned of the zillions of Spice Girls tribute acts throughout the country. If you reckon

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