Rayguns The Arena. Oswald Street. 221 3010. 9pm. £3.50 (advance). £4 (door). including entry to post-gig club Blag.

I Get Fruity MacSorleys. Jamaica Street. 572 0199. 9pm. Free.

I The Blooz Kangaroos McChuill‘s. High Street. 552 2135. 10pm. Free.

I Ringer Waxy Dargles. Bridge Street. Paisley. 848 0885. 9.30pm. Free. 60s and 70s covers.


I Hermans Hermits Cavendish. West Tollcross. 228 3252. 9pm--3am. £5. Classic retro pop for an older crowd as part of the Magic Moments club night. I Unreal Stones. Frederick Street. 220 1226. 8pm. Free. Local indie rockers. This could be the last ever gig at Stones if rumours of its imminent closure are to be believed.

I Hub Henry‘s Cellar Bar. Morrison Street. 221 1288. 11pm. £4 (£3). Local band play live and DJ as well. Band on sta e at midnight.

I Sawyer Cas Rock. West Port. 229 4341. 9pm. £2. This gig is tbc. Phone the venue to check details.

SATURDAY 8 Glasgow I The Wildhearts Barrowland. Gallowgate. 552 4601. CANCELLED. They‘ve split up. Again. Never mind. there'll be another Sinatra-like comeback along soon. I Hue And Cry Pavilion Theatre. Renfield Street, 332 1846. 8pm. £10. Pat and Greg return with their new cutting edge drum ‘n' bass direction to whip up a frenzy in their mad-for-it audience. We wish. I Son Volt and Peter Bruntnell King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. St Vincent Street. 221 5279. 8.30pm. £5.50. See preview for this son of Uncle Tupelo combo. I Big Vern 8: The Shootahs Bourbon Street. George Street. 552 0141. 7pm. £9.50 (£24.50 with dinner). See Fri 7.

I Astral Nice ‘n‘ Sleazy. Sauchiehall Street. 333 9637. 9pm. Steve Lamacq‘s been making favourable noises about this band’s favourable noises.

I The Stills, April Floor and Biffyclyro Cavern Bar. Strathclyde University Student Union. John Street. 552 1895. 9pm. Free. Students and guests.

I Freedom AKA McChuill‘s. High

Street. 552 2135. 10pm. Free. I ltchycoo Park Blackfriars. Bell Street. 552 5924. 9.30pm. Free. Mod

tribute sounds.

I Hugh Reed And The Velvet Underpants Waxys. Candleriggs. 552 8717. 9.30pm. Free. From disco to punk. the ‘Pants have a go at sabotaging them all to an ongoing rant filled with ‘local colour‘.

I Hush MacSorleys. Jamaica Street. 572 ()199. 9pm. Free.

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

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


I Pilotcan, Macrocosmica and Blind The Attic. Dyer‘s Close. Cowgate. 225 8382. 7pm. £2 in advance. £3 on the door. Edinburgh‘s answer to Sebadoh/Afghan Whigs/Sonic Youth/Pavement play their home town as part of their Scottish tour. They‘re promoting their new corking single losing More Than My Fingers‘ which is lifted from their debut album Smiqu Inc/)1 Disco (livol Records) which went out in June this year. Macrocosinica and Blind are pretty shit hot as well. This is a charity gig for Edinburgh Rape Crisis.

I Carwash Assembly Rooms. George Street. 220 4348. 7.30pm. Price tbc. Classic retro disco as part of the popular Disco Inferno club event.

I Whiteout, Breeze and Ersatz Cas Rock. West Port. 229 4341. 9pm. £3. Greenock‘s finest guitar merchants (who surely deserve to be bigger than they are) play the capital supported by Ersatz who

rock & pop MUSIC

Pilotcan lose more than their fingers at The Attic. Edinburgh Sat 8

recentl played with Feeder.

I Buc ‘s Fizz Cavendish. West Tollcross. 228 3252. 9pm—3am. £5. Take a wee peep at what great British pop music used to be about. (Chortle. scoff). As part of The Showcase club night.

I The Drop Out The Bongo Club. New Street. 556 5204. 10pm. £3 before midnight. £4 after. Live music which ranges from freakbeat to surf to trash and shadoogie (don‘t ask).

I William Mysterious at The Baron Ballie. Lauriston Street. 229 3201. 9pm. Price tbc. This is the man that drove J Mascis from Dinasour Jr to say he‘d just heard the. ‘hottest bass playing ever‘. apparently. He used to be in The Rezillos

and Silly Lizard as well.

I Linard Lounge Cafe Graffiti, Mansfield Place Church. Corner of Broughton Street. 557 8003. 10.30pm. £6 (£5). Very popular retro club night which mixes DJing with some of the city‘s finest soul/jaZ'I/hip hop acts. Tonight. Granton‘s number one soul diva Subie Coleman turns out a soul funk set. assisted by various East Coast Project musicians.

I Power Of Scotland Big Band Henry‘s Cellar Bar. Morrison Street. 221 1288. 11.30pm. £4 (£3). Big band action.

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