Candlenggs. 552 8717. 9.30pm. Free. Renowned local rock ‘n' rollers.

I The Tin Tiers MacSorley‘s. Jamaica Street. 572 0199. 9pm. Free.

I The Nimmo Brothers Kilkenny's. Johtt Street. 552 3505. 5--7pm. Free. Blues.

I Die Happy Kilkenny's. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free.

I Live Music Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free.


I A Band Called Red Cas Rock. West Port. 229 4341. 10pm. £3. This lot have reported links with Sheryl Crow. Michelle Shocked and The Heattitfttl South.

I The Droogs The Tap ()'1.auriston. Lauriston Place. 22‘) 4041. 0pm. Free. Young. punky ska band.

I Linard Lounge f:‘ale (.it‘attiti. Mansfield Place Church. Corner of Broughton Street. 557 8003. 10.30pm. £6 (£5). Blacka'ni/ed tnark the latmch of their Unreleased Nuggets lil’ with a live set and a performance by MC Mello (who hasjust beett working with Tricky). lih'.’ Watt! and Jo Malik will he DJing and various other liast Coast musicians will be on hand to ensure that this night blows tip big style. Get there early.


I Del Amitri and Don Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £12.50 plus booking fee. First of two nights for the Del boys at their spiritual home as they rock and pop in a vaguely rootsy way.

I Mark Owen Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. Sauchiehall Street. 287 5511. 7pm. £10.50/Cl2.50. See feature for the cute ex-Take Thatter attd his new indie direction. Still looks abottt twelve years old.

I Luther Vandross Slim". l‘iinttieston Quay. 28? 7777. £20/£23.50 plus booking fee. ()in lurve songs. wrongly labelled ‘.sotil' music from a 90s crooner who stttoochcs rather than swings. .-\nd that ain't good.

I Alabama 3 King Tut's Walt \\alt Httt. St Vincent Street. 221 527‘). 8.30pm. £5.50. Dance beats collective with their heart in the US Midwest trad country sound (even though tltey ‘re from London). led by a charismatic Reverend. Check out their contribution to the A life Less ()n/inurv soundtrack.

I Jonathan Fire*Eater The Cathouse. Union Street. 248 6o06. 8pm. £5 plus bookittg fee. .»\udaciou.s and supercool band frotn Washington 1).(‘ and New York. They wear LUUl suits and go for a bit of a Jon Spencer—islt alternative bluesy vibe bttt with a bit less sonic terrorism. Their first full-length album lib/f .SUHL'V l’or Linn/iv was released recently.

I Sonus and Hooper Hottt‘bott Street. George Street. 552 0141. 7pm. £3. Departure frotn tribute bimd territory for Bourbon Street with this rock double bill. I Born In The USA Straw berrv l‘iiclds. ()swald Street. 221 5011 .Spttt.'£3. Tribute to the Boss. Btucte baby.

I Aventene and The Small Gentlemen Nice ’n‘ Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. Punk pop from The Small Gentlemen.

I Borderlord Waxy s. (fanallettg 8717. 9.30pm. Free Country.

I Jam Session {\tgiesoi-lev's. Jamaica Street. 572 010‘). 3pm. free

I Snowbridge Scarecrow. Main Street. Kilsytlt. Free. .~\coustic/electric pop

I Live Music liast Kilbride At ts Centre Cafe. ()ld Coach Road. 1-.ast Kilbt'ide. (113552 6101111. 2.3(1pm. Acoustic session.


I Legends l sltet Hall. lotlitan Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm, £S.'1'he best 111 Slim In Their lites type tribute acts. Hear the likes of Abba. Rod Stewart arid lulton John impersonators.

I The John Rae Trio Henry ‘s Cellar Bar. Morrison Street. 221 1288. 10pm. £3 (£2). See Sun 26.

I Bread Playhouse Tltctttt‘t‘. Greensie

5 fii‘)

Place. 557 2590. 7.30pm. £18/£20. A special concert featuring the original line- up of the band and frontman. David Gates



I Del Amitri attd Don Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601. 7.30pm. £12.50 plus booking fee. See Sttn 2.

I Andy White The 13th Note. Glassford Street. 553 1638. 8.30pm. £4. The ace Belfast singer/songwriter who many years ago achieved some notoriety with the fttnny ‘Religious Persuasion’. Ever since then he has combined witty political comment and heartfelt love songs in his set. In recent years. he collaborated with Liam from the Hothouse Flowers and Tim Finn. formerly ofCt‘owded House. on the Alt project.

I Kip Winger Strawberry Fields. Oswald Street. 221 5911. 8pm. £5.30 plus booking fee. The singer/bassist who gave his name to the successful 80s metal combo who fell from favour with the rise of grunge. Now he returns with the less rocky album [fiery Cmn'ersutimt Seems like xi Dream.


I Alabama 3 The Venue. Calton Road. 557 3073. 9pm. £6. Bit of an intriguing love ‘em/hate ‘em thing going on here methinks. ls there such a genre as 'country house"? If there is. then this nutty. nine-strong collective are at the cutting edge. Yee-hah!

I T.|.A The Honeycomb. Blair Street. 220 4381. 10.30pm. £3 (£2). Musician Union (M.U.) members get in free. Band on stage at midnight. An evening of mellow dance vibes with poetic skills from MCs and DJs itt the mix. Jabba play live hip hop/souI/funk/jazz.

I L ndsay Cooper's Free

Un erground Henry's Cellar Bar. Morrison Street. 221 1288. 10pm. £2 (£1). See Mon 27.


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I Legends Pavilion Theatre. Retttield Street. 332 1846. 7.30pm. £‘)/£7.50. A tribute-mungus tottr with lookylikeys of the Spice Girls. Rod Stewart. Abba. Tina Turner. Marti Pellow. Cher. George Michael. Neil Diamond. Freddie Mercury and lilton John.

I Tura Satana The Cathouse. Union Street. 248 6606. 8pm. £6 plus booking fee. LA rock combo fronted by the loudmouthed Tairrie B. fortner agent prov ocateur iii the rap community. who has now crossed over to. the guitar» wielding world without taming her attitude.

I Smackvan. National Park and

International Airport The 13th Note.

Glassford Street. 553 1638. 8.30pm. £1.

Smackvan are the atmospheric artists formerly known as The Passkeepers while International Airport feature ex- tnembers of The Pastels attd National Park are a new venture for Johtt BMX Bandit.

I Frisk, Diesel Bone and Seraphim Glory Box. Curlers. Byres Road. 334 1284. 8.30pm. Free.

I Vagabonds Kilkenny's. John Street. 552 3505. 9pm. Free.

I Glasgow Songwriters featuring Joe McMahon Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. “.30pm. Free. Downbeat sitiger/songwriter from Greenock. Plus open mic guest spot. Arrive early to book your place: priority will be given to first- time performers.

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